Self-Portrait dress (purchase here) | Coast shoes (purchase here) | Michael Kors coat (similar) | Osprey London bag (purchase here)
This weekend I attended a blogger event at Canal Mills in Leeds, organised by Hayley at Tea Party Beauty. I only really had time to take a couple of pictures of my outfit before I set out, so the backdrop isn't ideal but it's the clothes that count. I was so cold posing for a photo without my coat. Can you tell I'm shivering in the first picture? I've had my eye on this dress for a while and I'm so happy I finally had an excuse to buy it. I had loads of compliments on it at the awards; everyone was so lovely (and well dressed of course).
It struck me how supportive and friendly the blogging community is as a whole. I didn't really know what to expect at first. This was the first blogger gathering I had ever been to and the idea of turning up alone to an event where I knew literally no one was really nerve-racking. I needn't have worried so much. I met so many incredible people who made me feel immensely welcome.
I had a chance to talk to many of the nominees and victors of awards in several different categories. I cannot find the words to express how proud I am of all of them. The winners were well chosen; all thoroughly deserving, dedicated bloggers. I can't congratulate them enough!
My iPhone snap of the event doesn't do it justice, but Hayley did an amazing job in organising it. The venue was perfect and everything came together really nicely. It was completely worth the journey from north Wales. I had a brilliant time!