8.17.2010

some assembly required







Who doesn’t love exploring the preassembled world of IKEA? I paid my neighborhood store a visit today in search of a bookshelf for my new apartment. I found a million and one different chairs, tables, desks and accessories that I wanted to pile onto my cart, but no bookcase. Although I didn’t find what I was looking for, I will never pass up an opportunity to make myself at home amongst the delightfully decorated mini rooms that reside there. I swear that inspiration hides around every corner, and their cheeky fabrics encourage me to break out the sewing machine and actually learn how to use it. I wore my glittery American Apparel shorts as well as that H&M top I had previously raved about here. Some appropriately Swedish braids helped finish off the look and I came out of there with nothing but one of their fat $1 cinnamon buns (yum!), but the trip was definitely worth it!

{H&M top; American Apparel shorts; Target belt; American Eagle belt; Forever 21 earrings; UO double ring}


37 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing - lovely outfit xxx

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  2. You look great! Love your earrings and the colours in your outfit.

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  3. Nice blog : )
    lovely posts ♥

    /Fashion Bowie

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  4. Love your outfit! I want to go to IKEA now, haha...I haven't been there in sooo long XD I should do a room makeover ;)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  5. You look incredible. And I adore the sweater.

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  6. I love Ikea but I am in love with their food. I look forward to their swedish meatballs and cinnamon buns upon every visit!
    I love how you paired sparkly pieces with your adorable leopard print flats, very cute!
    Haute Californian

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  7. i have seen this top in H& M before and I love the way you have teamed it with the shiny shorts- gorge.

    do check out/ follow my blog...

    www.ohbetsie.blogspot.com

    betsie. x

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  8. Love the shimmery top (so beautiful...H&M has the best finds!) with the glittery shorts...great way to pull off lots of sparkle without looking like a disco ball. Very chic and loving the hair as well - I have a slight obsession with braids but I can never seem to figure out how to do them...perhaps a how-to post is in order?

    - Halie

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  9. You look amazing....the top is really lovely!!!!

    XoXo

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  10. Lovely outfit:)

    Hugs
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  11. love the outfit!
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  12. you look great on that outfit!

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  13. This is so beautiful and inspiring!!!!

    I love it sooooo much!

    Wow! That top is seriously an inspiration to me. I really love it. Especially with that belt.

    :)

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah

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  14. I love that outfit:)♥

    xo,Ninna.

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  15. Love the shirt!
    And your background is awesome!

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  16. this is a casual yet glamorous look! i love the styling!

    p.s. i also want to know how to use my sewing machine yet the summer days make me too lazy to try it, haha! good thing i have the blog! =D

    kisses dear!
    http://www.sweetfancytreat.com

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  17. OMG!!! you totally inspired me! I was in style funk for a bit but now I am super inspired!
    thanks...

    -becky
    http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

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  18. you make it look effortless and chic. lovely!

    m.fay
    http://www.amateurcouture.com

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  20. UGgg super cute shorts, I absolutey adore American Apparel and everything in it! I always end up spending an obscene amount of money when I go to IKEA so I keep my shopping trips there to a minimum! Good luck on your trek to find a bookcase!
    XX
    www.everyoneloveslipstick.com

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  21. i love your hair ! beautiful.

    http://like-a-good-old-fashion-nightmare.blogspot.com/

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  22. I know what you mean, a shopping trip at IKEA is always something look forward to - whether it's the cafe's meatballs, the prepacked furniture or the showroom that my sis and I love to check out for interior inspiration it is without a doubt a fun trip out.

    As for the outfit, you are definitely perfecting the metallic trend and I agree with Hallie from Prada for Breakfast that you should do a braid tutorial.

    Your blog keeps getting better, congrats!
    One last note: can I borrow your legs?!

    Robbie xox

    http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

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  23. Lovely outfit! Those flats are so pretty :)
    And I really like your blog!

    xoxo
    http://miss-susann.blogspot.com/

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  24. Swedish braids? Diana you look beautiful.I like the last pic.You have an extra accessory.That smile. My pleasure on following you.xo ;)

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  25. Great outfit :)loving the blog.
    If you like check out my blog, feel free to follow, there is a tab on the right section.

    Kisses
    www.madichic.blogspot.com

    MadiChic

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  26. Lovely outfit. I' m in love with the top!

    fede
    http://silkandcakes.com

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  27. you look like whitney port from "the city"/
    this outfit is pretty and i love your hair

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  28. You got great inspiration.

    Love that outfit.

    Following you :)

    xx
    http://lapenderiedechloe.blogspot.com/

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  29. Loving your blog!!
    This outfit is lovely

    www.piecesofzoe.com

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana