Friday, 30 September 2011

Bedgate

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Dress worn as skirt: UO//Top: Forever 21// Boots (big love): Topshop//Necklace: Temporary Secretary//Bag and sunnies: Primark

I really liked this outfit- but I think it looks better in the flesh than in photos. The weather's been sweltering and luckily both me and D had a day off on Wednesday, which started with an Ikea delivery (finally, a bed)- they came half an hour before they said they would, D was in the shower, I had to go and answer in my PJs, not the most dignified of looks and the Ikea man definitely sniggered. We spent a nice afternoon on the heath, being hugely middle class with baguette, three different types of cheeses and still lemonade. However we came back and still had the bed to put together.
I'm calling the incident bedgate from now on. I really liked the bed we chose (Lillesand model for those who want to know- black wrought iron) but as soon as we put it together (frustration in itself as anyone who's put an Ikea item together well knows), I realised it was far too big for our small bedroom, so big it looks ridiculous in fact. Also, it's a big double, and our mattress is the smaller double, meaning there is a gap where you could fall onto the slats. Obviously now we've put the thing together there's no taking it back to Ikea. I've cried, so now I can only laugh. Three weeks of waiting for the delivery, and this is the result. Hint: Anyone in the London area care for a bed?

So this weekend we'll be trekking to Ikea for a smaller, less grand double bed. Yay.

72 comments:

  1. Ikea really are useless eh :/ I do love what youre wearing though! Its strange seeing people dressed so summery, I want to layer up :') xxx

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  2. So girly and pretty; I love it! You look stunning as always.
    xx, Maria
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  3. Ikea is terrible most times, directions that make no sense! Love the outfit!! xx

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  4. Lovely wee outfit, pretty. I've got those boots too, but I find them really uncomfy actually! Prefer the yins with the zips up the sides. Anyhoo, gorge wee t - so jel we dnt have a forever 21 in Glasgow :( xx

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  5. And that's why they have free tape measures in Ikea ;)
    But seriously, that's one of the most annoying things EVA; finding the perfect bit of furniture, only for it to not quite work. Hope you find something even more perfect!

    missish.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your outfit (as always) your boots are yummy! I hope you get the bed sorted, what a bleeding nightmare especially after the suspense and the excitement, to be honest this post was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me. I hope that you find an even more perfect bed :) xxxxx

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  7. Omg *pray your bed* Lovely outfit Rachel, love the crochet top, and the boots, instantly fall in love :)

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  8. Oh hun, how annoying is that. Fingers crossed you find a more suitable one when you go shopping this weekend.

    I love the lace detailing on your top, beautiful. :) xx

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  9. Why don't you buy a bigger mattress? extra room for both of you and who cares if you have no room to do anything else in your bedroom - its the perfect excuse to sleep more!!
    Sam x

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  10. Really a perfect summer look. Love the lace top with the dress especially.

    www.fashiable.nl

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  11. I hate when things don't photograph right, But I think this outfit looks amazing. I love that lace top over the dress, so feminine!
    xJennaD

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  12. I really like this outfit, especially the top! I had to giggle at the bedgate incident as that is something that would definitely happen to me. I hope you find a better bed soon.

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the soft feeling I get when I look at your outfit! It is beautiful, and so is your new bed! :)


    LOVE!

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  14. You look so pretty, I adore the top! Fab sunglasses and boots too :) xx

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  15. Love this outfit!
    Lovely colours
    xx

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  16. The crochet top is amazing! Love your sunglasses too!

    xo Samantha Grace
    xosamanthagrace.com

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  17. I've had manby a bed related horror. And two of them have been thanks to ikea. Glad you can laugh about it now though : )

    also I'm loving this outfit, if not for the boots which I must own at some point this year but for that gorgeous skirt!
    xx

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  18. I love this outfit sweetling, so girly and lacy and it reminds me of Spring! I know the frustrations of putting furniture together, trust me. Always good to laugh though :D

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  19. Oh no! How annoying must that have been? :( Suppose it's cheaper to go and buy a new bed frame than a new mattress?

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  20. gorgeous outfit! you look so lovely (:


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  21. Love this outfit, that top is dreamy!
    Oh that's so annoying about the bed, it looks really nice as well. Hopefully you'll manage to find a good replacement without too much stress!

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  22. I love the lace of that top! This is a lovely outfit, and you look amazing :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  23. Wow, I love this outfit so much! You look like such a pretty young lady hehe. Really like how crochet/lace tops are in.

    How strange that you're getting such hot weather. In australia its spring, and we've had a mix of rainy and sunny days.

    xx Carina

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  24. i love your lace top, so pretty. and the glasses just so fit with your style :))

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  25. I can't imagine that looking better than it does in the photos - it looks absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the wee lace blouse layered over that pretty pink dress <3

    Sorry to hear you had a cry about your bed, I hate it when things don't turn out as you expected, it's heartbreaking :(

    Thanks for your lovely comment! We lived in England when I was a kid so I don't have a strong kiwi accent xox

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  26. i really love this - it's so sweet and feminine and the boots toughen it up so well!

    so sorry to hear you've been feeling down! i've had a few crying sessions lately, as i've just left home. hope you feel better soon lovely! xx

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  27. Amazing shoes!! Sorry to hear about bedgate, I'm sure you'll find something equally as lovely and perfectly sized!

    xx

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  28. Ahhhh shit sorry to hear about the bed! Oh the joys of Ikea furniture...shopping for it is so much more enjoyable than setting it up...

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  29. Haha, aw, that's such a shame with the bed! Sadly I am not in need of a large bed, nor am I in London... no help here.

    Lovely outfit; I really do love that top. :) x

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  30. Oh such a shame with the bed! Lovely outfit though honey I adore the soft pastel colours :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  31. your boots are pretty perfect:)

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  32. such a cute outfit! love the neutral colours

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  33. your blouse is divine! very cute blog -- consider me your newest follower. stop by and say hello too : ]

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  34. i love the outfit too! those sunnies and the lace blouse!

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  35. i love this look !
    esp i love your top <3
    so adorable :)
    nice blog dear :)

    riestyaap

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  36. Beautiful photos and outfit! You look great! :)

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  37. Oh gutted about the bed hun! Hope Ikea had something perfect for you :) x

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  38. Great outfit! Love the soft colors! The top is very nice! It has such a lovely texture

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  39. lovely outfit, perfect for the sunshine!

    MADAM PATTY

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  40. I am just obsessed with those boots! <3

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

    http://flashesofstyle.blogspot.com

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  41. ahhh, that bed looks wonderful, so it must be so frustrating for it not fit. oh well, make the best of what you have (: and your outfit is amazing! i think i need those boots in my life. x

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  42. Oh nooo so sorry to hear about the bed issue! love your top tho its gorgeous!

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  43. Cute outfit! I adore your boots! :)
    xx from Munich

    http://followthepinkfox.blogspot.com/

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  44. aw so cute outfit! love your shoes :)
    wanna follow each other?
    xoxo

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  45. This outfit is absolutely gorgeous, it looks so elegant and feminine! :-). Ikea stuff is always hard to put together, how annoying! ;-).
    xoxo

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  46. Oh my, what a story. I can see the same thing happening to me. Amazingly lovely bed though. I love Ikea and it's so darn hard to leave the store once entered. Anyhow, I love the muted, pastel tones of your outfit. These colors always look gorgeous on you. The lacy top is really beautiful!

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  47. I adore your cute outfit. I love, love you with skirt and dresses.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  48. Love how femenine this look love the contrast between the chunky hard boots and the femenine lace and nude colours! so lovely. x

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  49. Love the lace its so pretty.

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  50. Sooooo cute! Beautiful top!
    I love lace!

    Following you dear
    tina

    http://wherecanifindthe.blogspot.com

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  51. I still think your outfit looks lovely. Sympathise with your ikea angst too. Trekked out to the wembley branch recently, decided what we were going to buy (primarily a £32 bookcase), came home to order it online and delivery would be £30! Can't believe it. There is one plan down the pan because I definitely won't be able to trek a decent sized book case all the way across London on public transport! x

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  52. this outfit is sooooo amazing! i'm inspired! <3

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  53. Suchhh a sweet outfit! Love the top.
    And oh no about the bed :( that sucks. Hope you find a more suitable one,

    Rosie x

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  54. Oh gosh this is wonderful...I am obsessed by soft nudes and you look perfect xxx

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  55. Love this outfit, your boots are amazing x

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  56. neutrals are always so refreshing

    FRASSY

    www.befrassy.com

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  57. I love this outfit! That lace top is so delicate and pretty, especially paired with your pink dress!

    star-crossed smile

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  58. Wow, that top is gorgeous! The hairdo and light pink on the bottom look really sweet with it. ;) I know what you mean by "looks better in the flesh than in photos". I feel that way with a lot of outfits. Hope you find a better suitable bed. :)

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  59. that outfit is super cute on you! i love your hair like that too :)
    sharde @ the style projects

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  60. love your style, great combination !
    your legs are stunning :)
    would you like to follow each other ?
    xx
    melina from melina-lajolie.blogspot.com

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  61. I had to laugh at 'bedgate' but what an unfortunate situation... made more unfortunate by the fact that the bed looks quite gorgeous :(

    Perhaps you could sell it to friends? or on ebay?
    Good luck with finding the new bed!!

    annie | WEMAKEPLANS

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  62. This is beautiful! Especially love the boots <3 x

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  63. Your lace top is beautiful, and it looks lovely with the skirt. Hope bedgate gets sorted asap!xxx

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  64. love your top and the colours :)
    xxx

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  65. This is an AMAZING outfit ! I love the neutral pastel colours paired with the black booties ! ADORABLE x

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