Hurray! The IKEA desk is now assembled! After the exhausting weekend I have to say the last thing I felt like doing last night was battling my way through a flat pack but what with guests arriving from Sweden on Thursday the rest of the week is going to be filled with tidying and cleaning. Last night was my only chance to get the desk erected before Friday. The process began as expected with MM watching, pointing out the bleeding obvious and lining up the screws and pegs for me while I battled with huge, heavy pieces of chip board. He was also very handy at taking photos of me. I am actually glad he was around though, as I did need him to help do some of the heavy lifting – these things ain’t light!
The desk is now hidden under a sheet in the dining room until I can put it in Poppy’s room while she is at school on Friday. The plan is to hang her new pictures, mirror and basically rearrange her room while she is out so she can be surprised with her ‘big girl’ room on her return! I can’t wait to see her face!
Of course I did find time in between dinner and flat pack hell to do a little online shopping. I had polled some friends earlier in the day on whether to jumpsuit or not? Meaning is it something the every day woman can get away with? I’ve avoided them so far thinking that only a 6ft skinny bird can wear them and look good, but then I stumbled on this stunner in the AllSaints archive.
It looks a lovely drapey, heavy jersey and I think it would look fab for a bit of evening glamour with heels, and it could be worn throughout the year, pairing it with a jacket in the colder seasons. The poll results were divided so I decided to take the plunge and order it – I’ll let you all have your say when it arrives and I try it on.
I also ordered this gorgeous top in chalk blush which I’m hoping to pair with the vintage pink Petrel Brodies. I decided against the Prey sequin vest as I remembered I had a couple of cheaper versions from Express that will do just nicely. This top is much more unique and I love the colors.
Earlier in the day, on my way back from picking my little man up from daycare I happened to be driving by DSW and thought we could take a quick look before going home – what better place to take a 4 and 6 year old? The only reason I wanted to nip in was that I had seen a pair of shoes on sale that I knew would go with my new items. I’ve found that I’m a much better shopper these days. I do procrastinate a little but online shopping definitely allows me to build a great capsule collection of new pieces instead of making impulsive mall purchases of lots of items that don’t coordinate.
Here are the lovely wedges that I got for a bargain of $50 – in store there was an additional 30% off!
We’re off to watch my daughter’s class perform the Three Piggy Opera today which should be fun, and then I am off home to start cleaning the house ready for S. and his girlfriend’s arrival – I am so looking forward to seeing them and partying all weekend! I shan’t be cleaning in these but I’m wearing my AllSaints Phinius dress (here’s the top), Boden leggings and my Tory Burch black patent Eddies. I love this dress and it’s also super cute with cowboy boots and bare legs.