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Instagram Post: Outfits

I’m a bit of an instagram fan, I may have mentioned it. I think that instagram is my favourite of all social networks; I post clothes I’ve ordered online and am not sure about and get an instant response, I post my new haircut, what I’m eating for my tea and I mean, everyone looks good with an instagram filter, eh? I also love outfit posts but I still havent got the hang of my tripod and timer and look like a bit of a plank when I take posed selfies so a classic instagram mirror shot it is. Here’s a selection of my faves:

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And if you fancy following me my username over at instagram is @loulough80


Top Row L-R
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i) my current fave outfit, cardi: Asda, dress from Tesco, Tights from M&S
ii) Dress: Tesco, Cardi: Asda, Tights: Tesco
iii) Dress:Asda
Middle Row L-R:
i) Dress: Myleene Klass Range at Littlewoods
ii) Shirt: Simply Be, Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Trainers: New Balance from Bank
iii) Dress: Asda, Necklace: Primark, Shoes: River Island
Bottom Row
i) Dress: Asos via Ebay, Leggings: M&S, Hat: New Look, Wellies: Decathlon
ii)Dress and Petticoat: Lindyhop via Amazon
iii)Dress: Collectif

 

Hmmm. So this peruse through my wardrobe has led me to think that I shop in supermarkets for clothes a lot! How’s about you? Do you slip something in next to the fruit and veg? Or do you prefer to make a more luxurious purchase?

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DIY: Upcycled Bedroom Furniture

( Disclaimer: I hate the word upcycled but I lacked inspiration!)

I’ve come over all Kirstie Allsop recently and thought I’d share it with you all, mainly because I suspect that this is just a phase and I’ll tire pretty quickly so enjoy this while it lasts!

When we moved into the flat, the previous owners had left some bedroom furniture and having loads of other things to spend money on we thought that we’d make do with the wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside table; it was in good condition and looked alright. Note that alright. It was a kind of pine, kind of nothingness and I made do but I always kind of had a plan to do something with them, unfortunately it took me a year to get round to it but hey, I did it.

I knew I wanted to paint the furniture, although it’s ubiquitous I love the kind of shabby chic look so that’s what I decided to go for; and then the streaks wouldn’t matter-because it’s meant to be like that.

Chest of Drawers

I applied primer first of all because I knew the furniture had been treated. That I just slapped on with a roller and left to dry for a couple of hours. Next up was the exciting stuff, the paint! We’d opted for a pale duck egg from the Laura Ashley range, in honesty, it’s probably a bit pale for me but I have to compromise sometimes and I think it looks fab. And it was worth paying more for the paint, it went on dead easy and a little bit really does go a long way so it’s worth the money. We bought the 0.75L, and we’ve painted a chest of drawers and a bedside table – there’s still a bit left to get going on the wardrobe.  I knew I wanted to get some different knobs to replace the others that I had binned when I got a bit happy with the screwdriver so I headed to Bombay Duck and found these lovelies. In hindsight, they’re a bit too big for a bedside table but they look good, I learned from experience however and bought these for the chest of drawers.

bedside table

Next up: the wardrobe! Wish us luck!

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