February 28, 2012

Meatballs and Muscle

My baby, Black Spot, is in the shop to get it's bumper fixed after some moron ran into me at a stop sign...stupid a-hole, but I digress...  While my car is in the shop I have a rental, a Kia Sorrento.  It's not often I have access to an SUV so I made the most of it and ventured to IKEA.  There are few things I've been needing for my apartment but never had the carry space.

I'm usually pretty handy with an IKEA instruction manual, but this time I had a real time of it.  I got about here when I realized 2 of the main pieces were on backwards.
After 3 hours, a little bit of blood, and lots of muscle I finished my new vanity and bookcase.
Leksvik desk, Tobias chair, & Myken mirror  

Billy bookcase
I wish someone was around to record me trying to lug these boxes around by myself.  I don't recommend going to IKEA solo if you're looking for furniture.  A trip to IKEA isn't complete without some meatballs!  My faves.
I stopped for a snack in the cafe, and bought a bag to munch on at home with Lingonberry jelly. NOM!

February 26, 2012

Pink Ladies

I think it's safe to say that my Spring color story is 100% in the PINK! I'm not sure what's come over me, but I'm ob-sessed with hot pink.  Mostly in accessories since I'm still not very comfortable with color, but I'm trying.
I've seen a few other bloggers purchase this blazer in a variety of colors, but the pink is great for work and weekends...obviously it had to be mine.
 I've be sporting this hot pink pashmina for years...it was a gift from Harrod's, my favorite place in the world.
 And we all know about my RIDIC fuschia fascinator, I think I might actually have a reason to wear it this weekend...stay tuned.
Who can resist a scarf covered in giraffes, I mean seriously!?!
Cole Haan Air Sadie
And finally, these came in the mail yesterday.  They're blindingly bright, and get me in the mood for Spring to arrive.