Friday 11 February 2011

We'll give you back your halo for your flaming red hair.

Last Saturday, I headed into London for the much anticipated event Plus London, organised by the amazing Lauren from Pocket Rocket Fashion. Lauren organised this huge event, gathering bloggers from far and wide and bringing us altogether for drinks, cupcakes, gossip and clothes. Lauren took on SO much, even securing sponsorship from a whole host of brands, and it all paid off - the event was incredible.

Although it was aimed primarily towards plus-size bloggers - see a massive list of all their fab blogs here - anyone was welcome, and I wasn't going to turn down the chance to meet some of my favourite ladies!

Awesome venue + stunning clothes - what's not to love?

The event ran all day with shopping and lunch, but I headed in for early-evening cocktails in my Favourite Place Ever, Thirst in Soho. I finally got to meet Carla from MessyCarla and Claire from A Monkey Fatshionista, both of whom are hilarious, adorable and amazing. I had so much fun catching up with them! It was also lovely to meet Jade from Jade by the Sea - I've found a lovely new blog to follow!

Pre-Party drinks in Thirst: Carla & Jade plus mine and Carla's matching Chezza hairsprays!

Also joining us were Ellie and Amy - I know I talk about these ladies a lot on here, but, um, they're so much more awesome than most other people. I love those girls! Just hanging out with them makes any event a million times better.

Team Redhead!

After a quick Long Island Ice Tea and a Raspberry Daiquiri, we headed to The Strand Gallery to meet everyone else! There were gorgeous cupcakes and nibbles plus lots of champagne, and lots of gorgeous clothes to look at from ASOS Curve, Torrid, Yours and SimplyBe.

Like everyone else, I went home with a huge grin on my face and woke up on Sunday feeling totally happy and content. After every blogging event I always seem to get a bit sappy but it's just so amazing to hang out with so many gorgeous, talented and hilarious ladies. If you're a blogger and have been feeling hesitant about going to an event or meetup - DON'T. I can guarantee you'll have the best time.

Also, you get people to do silly outfit photos with! I was told I HAD to do this face... apparently I do it a lot? :)

The standard blogger pose apparently!
Zoolander reference - can't turn left!

I wore this dress from Primark, which I've only worn once before and ended up feeling a bit self conscious because it's a tad cleavagey. But I risked it, and yeah, there are a few shots of me that are a little risque, but for the most part, it wasn't too bad! I do like this dress, it's mega flattering and the print is gorgeous. It did have a weird criss-cross design on the front but I cut it off as it was strange.

Dress - Primark
Bag - Accessorize
Tights - New Look
Shoes - Matalan
Ring & Necklace - Topshop
Bracelet - Me (coming soon to my etsy)
Nail Polish - OPI Mad As A Hatter over China Glaze C-C-Courage

I also wore this beaded Accessorize bag that I've had for AGES but never use because it's so pretty (you may recognise it as it usually hangs on my wall). I did worry that after loading it up with my camera, wallet and everything else, I'd bring it back with frayed straps but it seems okay! Still, I won't be using it every day - don't want to ruin it. I curled up my hair, too - it was so rainy and windy outside that straightening seemed pointless!

Overall it was an amazing event, HUGE well done to Lauren for organising it (I'm so sad I didn't get a photo of her as she looked GORGEOUS - but you can see her in Ellie's post here!) and massive cuddles to everyone I met. Let's all do it again soon!


  1. Don't worry about the cleavage — it's not TOO much, just enough for going out. You look lovely and really smiley! The bag is especially gorgeous.

    It sounds like you had a really brilliant time — the pictures are fantastic!

  2. You looked so beautiful - and I was so excited to meet you! FANGURL MUCH?!!! :DDD xxxxxxxx

  3. Not too much cleavage at all, you look fab!
    I had to work so I couldn't come but I'm totally coming to the next event, it looked like so much fun xx

  4. Ok, your dress is stunning- it looks like such a great evening, Lauren did an amazing job organising it, wow!

  5. You look ace :) I really wish I had of gone, looks like you had lots of fun... heres to the pyjama party! xx

  6. Sounds like you had an amazing time!
    Love the dress!

  7. I think you're amazing & wonderful too =D. Loved your dress & I was bedazzled by your cleavege ;-). Can't wait to catch up soon ... Xx

  8. looks like loads of fun! The aussie one tammy brought me to was fantastic, so I was gutted i missed this one, it sounds like loads of fun! hopefully i'll get another chance before long :D

  9. Gosh love all of the above.
    Such a cute blog hun.

  10. sounds like you had an amazing time at plus london! the photos look brilliant! don't worry about that dress! you look fabulous in it! and don't worry about the cleavage thing at all! i'm very envious in fact!
    hoping to go to my first ever blogger meet in June arranged by vivatramp & little lyzi and I'm quite nervous but I'm sure everyone will be lovely and this post has assured me that I should definitely attend!

  11. Gorgeous dress, looked like so much funxx


    These are my favourite three ladies in blog land :)

    (flipping blogger limits on html. Pretend that link above is the pic of you, Amy and Ellie.)

  13. I cannot believe I missed you guys :( Next time you won't escape... bwahaha OK, now that creepiness is outta my system I can tell you how lovely you look, I love the print on that dress! :)

    Maria xxx

  14. It looks like a great blogger meet!

  15. You looked SO beautiful! I would kill for the killer figure you have! x


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