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Saturday, January 15, 2011

do it yourself


(ignore my hair, I'd just taken my headband off! Plus Beigel got his hair cut if you haven't noticed!)

Actually finding putting a chest of drawers together so off-putting right now that I'm procrastinating and posting a blog about doing it rather than actually doing it. I went to IKEA with my mum today, I have no idea why we she chose to go on a Saturday as it was pretty packed and there were loads of children around our feet, but I finally got the bed I have wanted for ages and two of these chests (yes two!). I was going to get a higher one with a mirror in the top drawer but now I can have a dressing-table height space for all my bits and bobs! I got a few other things recently if you're nosy and would like to see..



The loafers are from where I work, the brand is Tamaris, I don't know if you've heard of them before but they're a German company. These came in last summer I think, I've thought about getting them for a while but was never sure, and then I looked at them again the other day in the sale section. I checked the stock room and there were only two sizes left, and one happened to fit me perfectly, so I snapped them up!

On our way through to the self-service bit in IKEA I spotted these duvet covers, I actually won some on eBay ages ago but they never came, and I was pretty annoyed about it, so I nearly ran over to these! They have a gingham print on the reverse too, so cute and perfect!

I cannot recommend this blush enough. I posted it in a wishlist last week, and bought it on Monday. The only thing is you have to be very light-handed with it as it is so pigmented and you can end up looking like a clown! I love it though. It's the same colour as Topshop neon rose blush, just in powder form! I have both, and use both. So it depends on what texture you like I guess!

Strange coincidence, was catching up on some blog reading while the photos were uploading, and saw Lily's post on Topshop rip-offs. I actually wanted to post these ages ago but forgot, I bought the Mazy pumps in the summer but they were really expensive and uncomfortable so I returned them. Low and behold, a few months later, these turn up at work for £15 (nearly half the price)! Moral of the story - don't always rush into Topshop, wait a bit and check around!

I'm definitely going to crack on with the DIY business now as I've lost the feeling in my foot from being cross-legged for so long (ouch). Au revoir!

48 comment(s):

  1. you should do an eyelash tutorial, as yours always look amazine!
    hope the drawes go well, - J xxx

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  2. Love the duvet covers and the loafers. I actually used to work in a shop that sold Tamaris as well x

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  3. You look lovely as always! I love the duvet covers and that blush, I really need to pick it up next time I'm in superdrug! :)
    Good luck with the DIY!

    www.daintymakeup.blogspot.com

    x

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  4. The floral bed covers are pretty.
    I really like the t-bar pumps too, I hope some peep-toe ones come out for summer.x

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  5. those bed sheets are lovely! will have to get some! xx

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  6. omg, you are beautiful! I'm so glad, I found your blog ;)

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  7. I really love the first picture, you are so pretty.
    I'm posting it on my tumblr if you don't mind (with your link of course!)
    xx

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  8. I love how your hair looks! I love IKEA, and havn't been in ages, but I'm definitely going next weekend for those duvet covers, they are beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend :)
    M.

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  9. Oh, Ikea! Love them, but putting together their things take forever for me! Recently just got a desk and I freaking love it, just wish it came already done! Anyway, you look so gorgeous in that first picture. And I love your little doggy!

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  10. The Me Me Me blush is definitely on my wishlist - I've heard so many good things about it.
    Good luck with the DIY! x

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  11. I love IKEA *_* It's a huuuuuuuge "mall" of awesomeness! Haha! You can get EVERYTHING there. I'm definitely heading in IKEA's direction when I move out in 6 months +/-..

    And seriously.. You look SO pretty in those photos! and your dog is really cute! : D

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  12. Dont know if you'll read this, but im going to do a post with you in it soon so take a look when its up :D
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  13. AHHH your dog! whatta cutie.
    Your hair is getting long, good luck with the wardrobe. I'm awful at 3D, I blame it on graphic design lol xo.

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  14. wow amazing shoes!
    new follower :)
    amy,x

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  15. Oo I hate having to put things together, I'm always too lazy to read the instructions and then it always goes tits up from there! Good luck!! Love the last pair of shoes they are so cute!

    L x

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  16. Those bed sheets are gorgeous, so Cath Kidsonny :), that is rubbish about ebay, I had that from a seller on amazon, I bought a book and never received it :(. The loafers are lovely :) x

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  17. I'm a fan of ikea but putting the furniture together is a nightmare!It's much easier to fill up the trolley with cushions and pretty duvet covers :)
    The shoes are so pretty and such a bargian too!
    Rachelle xxx

    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com/

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  18. Are you wearing the mememe blusher in the photos? Im really pale and am worried it will be too orangey for me, I usually wear a quite bright pink. Good luck with the diy self assembly is a nightmare xx

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  19. They stock Tamaris where I work too, but never anything as nice as those! It's all ugly furry boots and plastic wedge shoes... yuch

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  20. love your blog, i have those duvet covers for aaages! Do you actually know what "teef" means in dutch? its almost the same as being called a bitch. thought that was a funny fact you might not know. Can you post pictures of your room like your bed with those duvet covers and the chests im curious!

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  21. your blog is so pretty! and i think i am in love with your absolutely adorable doggie!! <3
    --alycia

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  22. that bed is beautiful, im jealous of your new furniture. also the duvet covers are pretty!
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  23. LOL I think I served you at IKEA. Thought you looked familiar! Good luck with the building of your bed and drawers :)

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  24. I would never attempt to put any flat-pack together I just so don't have the patience!! Love that blush - I need it in my life x

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  25. Well good luck! I absolutely HATE assembling things!

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  26. I love those shoes, so pretty!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  27. I hate walking around Ikea, I always seem to be in their a thrice as long as I wanted, but I can't resist as it all is great value for money. I love the bed frame you got!
    I'm actually really good at putting up Ikea flatpacks, skills.
    PS. Your hair colour is lovely.
    <3

    http://kelseyfenton.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hello there!
    I found your blog on "Glossary" and I really like :)
    This is my blog http://drastic-plastic-fantastic-plastic.blogspot.com/ If you visit me and like my work please follow and I will follow you back.
    Have a sweet day.
    Tereza

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  29. aww your dog is so cute! i have 2 yorkies too :)

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  30. cracking loafers! ♥ elle x

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  31. Oooh, love the bed covers! & also thanks for recommending the MeMeMe blusher. At first glance, I thought it was Benefit! Might have to check it out.

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  32. you are adorable missy. just found your blog and love it xx

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  33. loving both pairs of shoes they are gorge x

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  34. i want your puppy!xxx

    www.stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow your layout is amazing, absolutely amazing blog! Love it!
    http://happeningsofrainbowing.blogspot.com/

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  36. your gorgeous! lovely blog tooo! <3
    much love
    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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  37. Love the turban and your little pup is so cute! just found ur blog thru soph at crown and glory :) xo

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  38. Those duvet covers are so cute, and aww i want your dog, adorable!
    you look great; as always! xx

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  39. I love Ikea! Yeah, going on Saturday wasn't the best idea but those duvet covers are so pretty! And those mary janes are so cute! Love the pearls on them!

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  40. I am a new follower and i adore your blog! You have an amazing style xoxo

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  41. GRR I Love your dog..
    im a new follower please check out my blog!

    www.emvely.blogspot.com

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  42. wow gorgeous duvet covers! and adorable kitty :)

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  43. What excellent finds. good luck building your furniture, Ikea stuff usually looks harder than it actually is.

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