Well it’s been a bit of a week. I managed to escape to London for a few days of research, frolics and to figure out a bit more about my final collection. First things first, I’ve been gifted a brand new Samsung Wave 2 phone as part of the Now Project and have been taking a few random photos of the things that make up my day (they can be seen and voted for here). I’ve also managed to take a few more outfit photos outside with the help of my friend Lizzie and Jazmine, despite the threats of oncoming traffic and bemused passers by. With regards to getting dressed, I’m still mixing all things old and new but most of the time, my new items are taking pride of place.
Usually I love to discover my own purchases, but inevitably through the blogosphere I am constantly influenced by others. During my last Topshop spree for the foreseeable future, I was drawn to this pleated midi skirt that I’d previously seen on Jazmine and Elisabeth and ended up buying it after much scrutinisation. The midi-length can be tricky to wear sometimes, but I like that this style is somewhat sheer (with a bodycon type skirt underneath) and can be juxtaposed with a t-shirt, bodysuit or crazy heels. I met up with Jazmine when I was wearing this outfit and lo and behold, she was wearing the same skirt too! Cue lots of stares at the impromptu blogger uniform showcased at Battersea Boot Fair of all places!
Tuesday saw the first public outing of the lace dress at the Vouchercodes party. It’s always tricky to know what to wear to meetings featuring some of the most fashionable people around and whether to be smart or casual but I decided that the maxi could tick all the boxes. When I first heard about the Fashion Revolution party with the tagline ‘cupcakes, cocktails and canapes’ I was pretty much sold but after hearing that so many bloggers would be there, I knew I had to take the trip down from Uni. It’s very rare that we can all be in one place and tweeting is all very good but it’s nice to see everyone in person and to enjoy some photobooth action. I’ve already decided that I want a photobooth for my eventual wedding but until then, I’d love for it to feature at future blogger events. I tweeted a few days ago about organising a mass summer meet-up then all fashion bloggers could come to, without feeling left out, but it seems somewhat daunting to organise. If anything we could just have a peter-pan collar flashmob in Trafalgar Square?
As usual, I have failed at any sort of a condensed post! I guess since I aim to blog twice a week, these sorts of posts are the gifts that keep on giving and you can read over and over when bored on public transportation. Another thing to mention is that I was featured on The Guardian this week to share a few of my shopping secrets. I think they want more bloggers to contribute so I’d definitely recommend getting involved!