If you follow me on Twitter you would know that last weekend I went to a Bloggers Festival at Paramount Bar in London. It was organised by Scarlett, a fellow blogger, who did an amazing job of getting some top brands together including the event sponsors Search Laboratory.
Naturally a girl has got to eat before she gets her networking on, so I stopped off at FoxCroft & Ginger for our weekend ritual of brunching.If, like me, your stomach doesn’t wake up as quickly as you do, then their granola with pears, berries and pumpkin seeds will really hit the spot. Otherwise you can go the full hog by ordering a proper English breakfast served with all the fatty trimmings. After brunch I found the perfect spot to do some twirling in my Topshop midi skirt, which has never failed to add a pop of whimsy amongst the sea of tailored black in my wardrobe. Would you believe me if I told you that the top is actually Victoria Secret lingerie that my mother bought back in the 90s? It has since been passed down onto me and it’s now what East Londoners call ‘vintage’. The shoes are a new purchase from Dorothy Perkins. I think they are the perfect heeled mule, plus the gold zipper detail compliments a lot of my black and gold accessories. I don’t invest a lot of money into seasonal trends, so I was lucky that these shoes look expensive but didn’t cost me much at all.
But enough about what I wore, let’s look at my top fashion picks from the bloggers festival. The dresses below are from Very.co.uk but naturally the only one I really wanted was their monochrome peplum mini. Now when it comes to print I really like it only on my feet, which is why I love these cheetah mohair flats by Ecco. It’s exactly what this working girl needs for stylish everyday wear.Next up, was a rifle through the racks at Urban Outfitters and what I discovered was co-ordinates galore. If I was ever to be so bold as to pull off the twin-set, I would want to do it in Dalmatian print like Cruella de Vil.One thing I love about Urban Outfitters is that they bring over a lot of American brands to London, in particular Eos lipgloss. It’s a handbag staple during those bleak winter months. One of the final booths that caught my eye was nail art by Izabelle Hammon. For a girl with little to no spare time on her hands the idea of sticking on a manicure while in the back of an Uber sounds ideal. Luckily I got given a load of free samples and will Instasnap photos of them once I get my Shellacs taken off. As a newcomer into blogging this event was the perfect opportunity to network and meet fellow bloggers. I’ll be honest the ratio of females to male was THE ENTIRE ROOM to none, but who doesn’t love a girly celebration with complimentary champagne, free makeovers and goodie bags galore.
If you could have seen how much loot I left with you would have mistaken me for a bag lady. I was generously given loads of useful products from Bee Good lip balms (see below) to a neon pink Lee Stafford hairbrush- all of which are very practical everyday items. So another big thanks to Scarlett and all the companies who participated. Looking forward to next year!