As you may know from my previous post and excessive posting on Twitter I attended the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards last wednesday. It was so exciting to finally meet so many of my favourite bloggers and see some of them win well deserved awards. I thought I would share my outfit seen as the weather has most definitely improved over the last few days, just in time for my birthday too.
Last night I attended the Company Style Blogger Awards and I have to say what an event!! I obviously didn't win but to have been shortlisted to just eight in our category was such an achievement and everyone there should be so proud of themselves.
I was so nervous to begin with but I met up with Cassie, who was also shortlisted in the best thirfty blog category and we hit it off straight away, she is brilliant and super fun, why do we have to live the opposite ends of the country, oh well we always have Skype. Anyhoo that enough swooning over my new best friend, lets get down to the event itself.
Over the last few months, I have been suffering with my skin. It's becoming such a problem that I even took a visit to the doctors to get to the route of the problem. I started a new contraceptive pill in March and I was convinced that was the cause of all my problems. I have been so self conscience and using all sorts of products to dry out my skin.
Over the next few month, I will be doing a series of unloved items in my wardrobe. I have chopped up my card and I am on a spending ban. In a bid to sort out my wardrobe rather than saving money, although the extra pennies at the end of the summer will be wonderful. I autumn weekend away would be nice.
Dress - Thrifted (£3) // Sandals - Atmosphere but thrifted (£1.99) // Lips - (£1) Primark
This is by far my all time favourite summer dress, you will probably see me in this a lot over the next few months. I picked this up at a local charity shop this time last year and I instantly fell in love. My love for inanimate objects i.e dress is now becoming obsessive. I am worried I have a serious problem. Oh well some people spend their money on make up or partying, mine just so happens to be all three, oooops!
Dress - Vintage (Belt Included) // Scarf - Auntie Shirley's // Sandals - Primark (thrifted) // Lips - £1 Bargain from Primark
I've been having a little break lately (possibly the worst time, since I'm shortlisted to win Best Thrifty Blog at this years Company Style Blogger Awards) but I had to submit my final pieces of work for the end of my first year of uni, which I can now breathe a sigh of relief as it all over, that's me done for the summer. I have been a little down lately too, not sure wether that has something to do with the extra pressures of getting my work in on time (something I have never been very good at - time keeping) I have been attempting to de stress, but it's proven more difficult than I first anticipated. I need a holiday, somewhere fun and pretty, with plenty of adventures. Today I dusted off my 35mm camera and went out for a little walk to the stream, the sun shone and I felt relaxed for the first time in at least two weeks.
A few weeks ago I was invited to take a look around a current exhibition being held in Wrexham by my wonderful friend Jo Marsh, a local artist. Here | There | Everywhere was first born last year in Sheffield, when curator Jo brought together artists from all over the UK to create a successful pop up touring exhibition. Now residing above the Oriel at Wrexham Library (the old BBC buildings) Jo has transformed the space, which has been empty for the last 18 months into a peaceful, bright space full of vintage inspired pieces.
Basic white rooms have now been filled with news paper clippings, zine pages and collinders. There are also contemporary pieces from Mike Jones (who designed my blog logo) who has taken his work off the page and transformed it into 3D pieces. Victoria Lucas' fascinating film 'Preening' shows a close up encounter with a wasp sprucing itself up.
I am a huge fan of zine's and Rebecca F Hardy's pages from her first zine were really interesting, using one of my favourite welsh sayings 'di-galon.'
Over all the exhibition has been a great success, I am hoping to see more from Jo in this wonderful space. Wrexham is expanding creatively and it's about time.
Here I have snapped a few pieces and also included a exhibition film, Enjoy!
Morgan Griffith - Nose Bleed
I've had a love affair with Korres for some time now, so much so that most of my make up bag / daily routine includes at least two of their products, this is borderline obsession and I'm actually proud to admit I have an addiction. If I like a product I never want to be without it, so I will keep repurchasing, even if something new and more exciting comes along I'm still comfortable in the knowledge that I have a back up plan. Having said that I am forever reaching for specific items, especially from their Wild Rose collection.
Our end of weekend adventuring began slightly hungover after a week of drinking and celebrating the third annual local festival in our home town Wrexham. Focus Wales unites people from all over the world in our little town to celebrate all genres of music in a number of venues. Discussions and confrences are held too, which proves very interesting for individuals who are looking to break into the business, whether you are a musician or events organiser there is something for everyone.
Dress - Vintage // Cardi - Dorothy Perkins // Shoes - Topshop (Sale) // Lips - Topshop Lip Bullet in Covet
Whilst wandering through one of Cardiff's many quaint arcades I stumbled into Vintage Zizou, a vintage store with a twist, mainly specialising in occasion wear, their array of accessories, little trinkets and boxes of little extras made a great place to go rummaging. I bagged myself a few items including a vintage silk underskirt which I have been after for some time. I took the opportunity to get a few snaps of my outfit in this delightful setting. If you happen to live in Cardiff or fancy a visit definitely go and check this one out.
This dress was another eBay find, and the minute I saw it I fell in love with the cut and spring blue and white. I will most definitely be investing in a huge petticoat for this dress when the weather picks up.