A festive jumper & meeting furry friends

Are you all prepared yet? I’ve literally just bought my first Christmas present! I’m not panicking (lying through my teeth) I always have good intentions of starting early festive preparations and I’m tempted to look at the last four years running up to Christmas when I’ve written an intro near identical at this time of year.

Looking for somewhere to take shots of this festive jumper from Woolovers I came across a lovely building near home called Cromwell Manor this is an exclusive 15th-century wedding and banqueting venue in Essex. No sooner than I stood outside for the first photo, I was greeted by some furry friends!

 I always have good intentions of starting early festive preparations and I'm tempted to look at the last four years running up to Christmas when I've written an into near identical at this time of year.

Before I get into talking about how cute the goats were, let’s talk about this gorgeous Woolovers jumper. There will be a 20% off discount code at the end of this post too. And have you seen the loungewear from the last post I wore for the new dressing room reveal I’m literally living in that when I’m indoors.

festive but still wearable at any time

Ooo hello, I said. It was like the goats just had to get in on the action! or get into my handbag!

This is the second Grey jumper I’ve chosen from Woolovers. I have a plain roll-neck too. I liked the star print on the front, it’s festive but not so much that it’s not wearable after the festive period.

Soft merino wool and 10% cashmere, this crew neck regular fit jumper is really warm. I just added a scarf for a little extra from the cold breeze. It’s available in other brighter colourways too.

There’s barely a day goes by that I’m not wearing something from Woolovers. I have a good few designs from this brand and the quality and durability of their yarns are really good. I wash all of mine in the washing machine on a wool wash and they are fine.

I’ve added silver and pearl accessories. The bracelet is one of my most worn from my favourite jewellery brand Claudia Bradby.

The bag is a couple of years old now, from Nadia Minkoff. Not available in Grey but it’s still available in other colour-ways.

Looking for somewhere to take shots of this festive jumper from Woolovers I came across a lovely building near home called Cromwell Manor

The goats decided to join in for photos. They were absolute pro’s. They wouldn’t swirl around on command though!

Want to come home with me? They followed my every move! The white one was determined to get hold of those tassels!

The trousers and boots were a bargain buy purchase from the Black Friday sales. I fancied a pair of new Navy trousers and boots. I think Grey and Navy work so well together.

I’m really pleased with the boots. The perfect height heel.

I kept trying to coax the goats to stand face front but it just wasn’t that simple. I was going around in circles!

I finally managed to get this one face on though. How cute is that face? A perfect contrasting photo of Merino and Goat!

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  1. January 3, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too! Happy Holiday!

  2. January 2, 2020 / 8:59 pm

    Oh my goodness that is hilarious that the goats came to get in on the action. I love it! I can just imagine you trying to get them to pose. This is hilarious. I love that grey jumper too!

  3. December 31, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    What a lovely Christmas jumper. The colour is nice and subtle, making perfect for wearing into the New Year too. Isn’t it great that those goats turned up for the photo shoot! Happy New Year and thank you for being part of the #DreamTeam xx

  4. December 30, 2019 / 7:05 am

    those goats are so cute and I like the star on your jumper! lovely casual outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you got everything sorted for Christmas! I like to try get organised early for Christmas so it’s all sorted by December – a couple years ago our baby was hospitalised over December and we missed out on so many family things. Thankfully I’d organised the gifts in advance, but it made me realise all I wanted to do every year was go to those fun events as a family, so that’s what we do now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    Hope you had a merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ We had a great time with family and so much good food! Have a happy new year ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. December 24, 2019 / 9:45 pm

    I love your departure from the traditional red and green! Your sweater is so cute!

  6. December 24, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    The coats are absolutely adorable! They probably clocked that they’d become famous if they kept following you around ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m loving your choice of jumper. It’s festive without being too obviously Christmassy, so that it can be worn throughout the year. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas time xxx

  7. December 24, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    Awwwww those goats are absolutely adorable!! How cute were they trying to get into shot lol?!
    You look fab as always, Laurie. Love the jumper.
    I hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas.
    Lots of love
    Suzy xx

  8. December 21, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    Such a great outfit and that location is perfect! I love your two little friends too. So lovely! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. December 21, 2019 / 1:17 pm

    Laurie, these photos are so great! I love the jumper, too. I really like star prints and just packed a star print coat and star print boots for my holiday travels. Goats are pushy little things, arenโ€™t they? We have a petting farm in my town and the goats are always so hilarious! They are definitely not bashful. Wishing you a wonderful holiday, my friend.


  10. December 20, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    Iโ€™ve just finished my Xmas shopping inc my big food shop. Itโ€™s the first time Iโ€™ve been done so early. I love that jumper, anything with stars I adore!

  11. Joanne
    December 20, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    Very cute and.. those were not the furry friends I was expecting! LOL. I figured there must have been some dogs or something wandering about but I was not thinking goats.

  12. December 20, 2019 / 7:48 am

    Your photos bring fresh breath to the fashion scene. The goats are really cute and fit nicely into the frame. Love the jumper, looks so soft and comfortable and hip. The scarf adds a sense of elegance to the whole outfit. Hope you have a great Christmas, Laurie

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 7:57 am

      Hi Anna. I’m enjoying finding new places to shoot photos in my new home town. And getting more than I bargained for! xx

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:00 am

      They were so tame Nichole! Desperate to know what was in my bag too! xx

  13. December 18, 2019 / 4:45 pm

    Laurie- Only in England would you get approached by goats! hehe.. So cute,! Love how they followed you around. You look lovely in this grey tonal look, that bag is very sharp!
    Merry Christmas and thank you for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:00 am

      Thanks Jess xx

  14. December 18, 2019 / 10:08 am

    That was a fun shoot. And I love the outfit..cosy and stylish. Those goats are just too cute xx

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:01 am

      I love that the jumper is festive and wearable after Hilda xx

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Karen. I enjoy all my jumpers form Woolovers xx

  15. December 18, 2019 / 9:03 am

    Laurie! Fab photos and what a gorgeous face that goat has!!
    Glad you have found somewhere pretty for pics, would love to see more of that place ?
    Ash xx

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:05 am

      Thanks, Ashley. Enjoying hunting out new places xx

  16. December 18, 2019 / 8:06 am

    Ja ha, oh my what a lovely animals they are. That’s a very nice sweater, I love grey but can’t find a lot in my closet!

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:06 am

      Navy and Grey is the new colour I’m collecting Nancy. I didn’t have a lot in mine either! xx

  17. Midlife and Beyond
    December 17, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful sweater, the wool looks so soft and the goats look adorable in the pics.

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:07 am

      Thanks Alison xx

  18. December 17, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    The goats are very sweet! The outfit is too, love the navy boots – a nice style and go with loads. good luck with the shopping – nearly finished here, just need to get the house in order now! Jacqui

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:07 am

      Yes. I’m loving these boots Jacqui. Really comfortable xx

  19. December 17, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    How fun of a photo shoot with the goats! What a great pair of boots and trousers. Love how warm your sweater is. Great quality!

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Thanks Mireille. One of the reasons I love featuring Woolovers is for quality. It’s tops xx

  20. December 17, 2019 / 9:25 am

    A very wearable look over the festive period, ideal for those shopping days. Happy Christmas #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      December 20, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Happy Christmas Fiona xx

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