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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

for the birds

 
dress: Primark
headband: Little Fille
ring: Betsey Johnson

Yes, the title is from a Pixar short! To say I'm obsessed with Pixar is an understatement really, I wish I worked there! Anyway, it totally relates to the post so who cares!

I got this dress a few months ago, I think it was £9. It looks a lot better on me now than when I had blonde hair! I don't even care that it looks a bit like a nightdress to be honest, I think it's cute! The chest looks a bit stretched and weird in the photos, but it looks nothing like that in real life, honest! I think it's the lighting? My room is in dire need of plastering and a fresh lick or three of paint, I want my room white next time so outfit posts look better (sad or what?)!

It was my last day at uni today till after Christmas. Hallelujah! I handed in my essay of 2500 words today and actually managed to go over the word count AND finish a good few hours before deadline! When I went to hand in early though, I got a paper cut - some kind of reverse karma perhaps? It hurt a lot :( after that I met my mum in town and we went for a meal at the pub - I didn't even have dessert and I'm still so full up! You're lucky these shots are straight-on as I'm sporting a mega food baby right now! I can't believe how much I can put away now, I used to eat a tiny portion and feel sick!

Another bird related item for the post - my birdcage jewellery holder came today..

 

I actually posted it a few weeks ago. I'm just unsure of it now because it's a lot smaller than I imagined (I really should have looked at the dimensions and measured them up)! It's nice for bracelets but all my necklaces are way too long for it and will just droop! Is it pointless keeping it? I was either going to have this, or some pretty cake stands to arrange my jewellery on. Or maybe little hooks! What do you think?

Just thought I'd mention in case anyone hasn't heard about it yet: Gem has brought to light a deal of almost epic proportions! A site called Groupon are offering a £50 voucher to spend at American Apparel for just £25! I've already ordered mine and you have until midnight to do the same! I only have a few items from there as the stuff is a little out of my price range, no doubt lots of you will agree! I really like this dress in burgundy, this skirt, this hoody in the cranberry and of course I want some thigh-high socks! I might even have to buy two vouchers!

I'm so tired after today, I'm going to have a hot bath, watch Desperate Housewives and curl up in bed ready for a long day at work tomorrow! Friday is my lie-in day so I can't wait for that!

41 comment(s):

  1. You really do rock that head band so well :)
    Love the dress, I was very 'um & ahh' when I first saw it in there. But now I wish I'd bought it, as love the shape & the bird pattern it just cute.
    Love the necklace holder too
    xxx

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  2. That dress is so nice! I need it in my life :O jealous that you find nice stuff in Primark too :L
    loving the ring :)
    xo

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  3. I love the birdcage! I don't think there is much you can do with long necklaces. I used to have a jewellery mannequin but my clumsy boyfriend knocked it over a few times as he walked past and broke three of my favourite necklaces in total! I did get some new necklaces because he felt bad though :)

    Loving the outfit! xx

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  4. aw that dress looks so nice :)
    love the bird cage as well, you could always double the chains over, so they're half as long? :) x

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  5. desparate housewives!:)

    amazing swallow dress - primark???
    xx

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  6. Lovely dress, I wish I'd seen it in Primark, I would've snapped it right up. I don't mean to be pernickety or rude, but the print is not swallows! It looks like it might be crows or jackdaws - the tail shape is all wrong for a swallow. I sound like a right geek haha.
    Well done on your essay! That's something I don't miss about uni.. hope your paper cut gets better. It's weird how painful they are!
    Think I might have to get in on that AA voucher! Bargain!
    I'll stop babbling now.
    xxx

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  7. iv got that dress.. never worn it though!.. every time i put it on i just dont think it looks right!.. looks lovely on you though. xx

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  8. Love the dress! Shame I don't think it's still in store. I'll look for something similar on monday. Great post!

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  9. absolutely love that dress, my primark is absolutely awful though boo! really like the jewellery holder, have been looking for one for a while xx

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  10. That dress really suits you! Would make me look so frumpy, but you make it look really nice :) x

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  11. you look adorable! :) Keep the birdcage! xx

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  12. you look so blinkin' cute! love that dress - can't believe its a primark one. xxx

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  13. Lovely dress:) is that groupon thing safe? I've ordered one and am scared it's spam:/ x

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  14. That dress is so cute, it looks lovely on you too! and I really love that jewellery holder! :) xx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm really into long sleeved dresses at the moment so this style is great, looks lovely with the headband too. I bought the AA voucher already, wish I could afford another one as I can tell it won't go very far!

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  16. I hang my necklaces in hooks that are at each side of my vanity. It works wonderfully because i have lots of long necklaces.

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  17. I love that dress, there's something really lovely about long-sleeved dresses in my opinion, I can't get enough of them (: So jealous of your headband, I'm ever so slightly tempted to buy one as a pre-Christmas present to myself! Gorgeous birdcage holder too, I could really do with some more jewellery storage: the more storage/display I buy, the more I'm encouraged to quadruple my jewellery collection aha! xxx

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  18. i want all of it soooooooooooo bad! the dress, the headband, the jewelry cage... all of it! <3

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  19. Love your outfit! And that bird cage is so cute x

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  20. I posted about groupon a couple of weeks back, you should try vouchercloud to, both wicked sites. I really wanted that birdcage :( such ashame it's not tall enough. I have that dress :) got it a while back like you, mine is tight on the chest too, and everytime I put it in the tumble dryer the arms get so tight, I love ti though :) You look lovely. I know what you mean about food, I can pack away a load now and I never used to be able to haha. xx

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  21. Really love the birdcage jewellery holder. although i can imagine everything might get a little tangled in it?
    I was so tempted to get the voucher, but my bank account probably won't be able to handle it. >_<
    x

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  22. oops think i closed off the comment page before i actually sent the comment haha. i think the cage is lovely although agree it'd be annoying with the necklace situation... do you have a tkmaxx near you? there's some faaaaab huge ones in there that are so, so beautiful xx

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  23. oh my gosh. anything to do with birds and im sold! the dress is really cute, i don't think it looks like a nightdress, not when you style it up and have a cute thing in your hair. that birdcage is amazing too. oh birds.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  24. Did you see the pixar short film they showed before Up? With the clouds? :) it was so cute. And that jewellery holder is lovely, really unusual! I have just had my lunch and am rocking a food baby too right now (in a tight tshirt, niiiice) Im glad to hear someone else using the term food baby! :) haha xx

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  25. oh I like your pink wall. It makes you stand out from everyone else with a white wall :)

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  26. I can't believe that dress is Primark, it's so cute. Love the birdcage jewellery holder. Thanks for the heads up on the groupon thing, going to get myself one of them xo

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  27. dress is cute :)
    going to be honest though, I think you're right about the birdcage being too small, I had one for a while and it got so annoying when necklaces were too long for it!
    In my opinion some vintage glass cake stands or something would be absolutely amazing, or some little china tea cups for rings.
    Have a good christmas!
    xxx

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  28. The dress is lovely and goes really nice with your hair colour. I'd keep the birdcage too if i were you, its so cute! xx

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  29. Lovely dress and the head band is really cute, natural cosmetics suits in your complexion.For the record, I also love Desperate Housewives.

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  30. When I saw the bird cage jewellery holder my jaw literally dropped!!

    SO AMAZING. My room is white and it would look fab, plus I have a little thing for all things bird-like, swallows/doves/owls. I'm gushing but I have never seen anything like it! xxx

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  31. This dress looks really pretty on you! My sister has it too :) andI wish I could afford to buy this headband lol
    nice birdcage, I have a few disney couture things but stopped wearing them until I saw them on your blog. I now wear them every now and then! xo.

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  32. Your blog is looking so gorgeously festive Emma (: I love your header. I also love your dress! It was a bit of a bargain by the sounds of things. Ooh, I still need to get a jewellery stand. I love the look of this one but I doubt it'd hold all my jewellery. Mm, it's a tad small :/ Maybe a cake stand is the right way to go? x

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  33. Just wanted to let you know that you're my blogger of the week :)

    http://geespotdesign.blogspot.com/p/this-weeks-wonders.html

    Please keep up the amazing work! xxx

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  34. Oh, you look gorgeous, great photographs - that dress is lovely. x

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  35. I love that post :)))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  36. oh wow! that is the prettiest dress. x

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  37. this outfit is beautiful, i adore the bird print! and your jewelry holder is so cute xo

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  38. That Pixar film is one of my favourite short films ever! Never fails to make me smile. I love that tunic; I've seen a top in there recently with a cut out back with a twisty bit inbetween the shoulder blades (haha, that's very badly worded) but it's not as nice as the one you're wearing. Woe! I always miss the good things.

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  39. I love this dress, jealous that you can dig out the goods in Primark. I can never find the great things others do :-( Shame the bird cage is too small! It's such a cute idea as well, boo. Really want to tell you to keep it, but I guess it's a bit pointless when it's too small.

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