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Sunday, 28 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Today, my new dressing table arrived. Stepping through my front door I saw two cardboard boxes sitting the hall. My first thought was, 'Yes! Finally! My dressing table has arrived. My room can start looking complete!'. My second was, 'Two boxes?' It needed to be assembled :( After scoring along the tape, ripping open the cardboard and, finally, the seperate pieces arriving in my room, several trips up and down two flights of stairs, the work began. Thousands (well, fourteen...) of fiddly screws later, it started to take shape and I was impressed with the intricacy of the online bought dressing table. The only slight disappointment was NO GOLD anywhere, yet this problem can easily be solved with a little bit of paint!
Also, I am in dire need of these either of these clogs. I have been scouring affordable sites for the perfect clogs, but to no avail! If anyone knows where I can get any clogs with thick straps and a dark heel, please let me know!
Olivia x x x x
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
During this half term I visited family friends that lived in Edinburgh. I forgot what an incredibly beautiful city it was and was encapsulated by the breath taking views you received simply from walking down the street. Stumbling out of Topshop on Princes Street, I could see Edinburgh Castle perched on, literally, a dormant volcano, decadant houses along cobbled streets and the Scot Monument, comparable to a gothic rocket, with sprawling hills in the distance. Aside from being enthralled by the natural views, I was also thoroughly enjoying the shopping! Having received a small amount of holiday money, I was in the mood for a little bit of spending. I instantly feel in love with a gorgeous biscuit coloured skater skirt with a cream trim on the three layers and a black ribbon threading through the top. No picture available on the topshop website at the moment, but may possibly be included in future lookbooks. Next, my mother offered me a long, stripey tube to try on; it was gorgeous. I tried it on as a midi length body con dress, but later found out that is was in fact a maxi skirt. I love it even more. There my topshop spending sadly ended. Though, I seriously adore this skirt and this maxi dress, which I have wanted forever. Next, I trundled along to Urban Outfitters, weighed down by the weight of my purchases ;) I was slightly short of cash at this point, but still managed to buy! I picked up some black polka dot shorts for an excellent £14! Very happy! I think you can tell by my use of exclamation marks. Sadly, this ends my clothing buys for this half term... But today I have spotted a lovely lace tiered top from Primark. May pick that up on my next trip to Kingston...
Olivia x x x x
Monday, 22 February 2010
Hello, I'm Olivia Isabella Irwin Wallwork born on 3rd Oct etc etc etc. I decided to make this blog to document my outfits, outings and outbursts on any issue. However, the only thing worth, arguably, writing about at this particular moment in time is the arrival of my new chest of drawers which is beginning to affect my life around the same time as this blog. I ordered it from http://www.thefrenchbedroomcompany.co.uk/ before Christmas and has finally arrived. It was most definitely worth the wait. As I have recently moved up to my newly renovated loft, it was a fantastic oppurtunity to decorate my room to my exact taste. I went for golds, deep reds and navy blues, tartans and stripes. I wanted many textures, tones, colours and levels. And, slowly but surely I am getting there. I have wallpaper on one wall; lots of overlapping samples. However, it is a time consuming process and I have only mangaed to cover less than a quater of the wall! It took a lot of work to simply get that much... Trailing round multiple wallpaper shops, pretending to act like you are actually going to buy the wallpaper and asking for samples. Here they are, let me know what you think.
Will hopefully be updating my blog as often as I can. Looking forward to a long, blogging life.
Olivia x x x x