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28 February 2016

what to wear.....

.......to a bloggers meet-up! Yep....as you can imagine, it's pretty daunting knowing you are going to be in a room with a bunch of seriously stylish ladies! What to wear indeed! Apart from wanting to try and look the part, I also needed to factor in that it had to be warm, layers called for (it was a freezing cold day!) and also comfy as it's a couple of hours travelling both ways! I didn't invest in anything new....in fact the Mango blazer I wore was the same one I wore to my first meet up with this lovely group a couple of years back. I stuck to my comfort zone of jeans, a t-shirt and my trusty Converse.


Mango blazer, past season, similar here and here
Zara t-shirt, past season similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Converse, here
Lulu Guinness bag, similar here

I've trawled the internet to try and find a more Balmain-looking blazer with either gold or silver buttons but couldn't find anything similar at all. However I did a DIY job on my own jacket as it came with silver buttons which for the first meet up that I went to (mentioned above) I sourced some lovely gold buttons from eBay and changed them from silver to gold. A few weeks back I decided to change back to silver to breath new life into the jacket once more! I wore my M&S leopard print coat over the top and a fur snood to keep the chill off and complete the look.

As usual, this wasn't an entirely original outfit on my part.....I *borrowed* the look here from one of my favourite sources of inspiration!



So, how did our meet up go? We met up in the Mayfair Pizza company once again, it's so easy to get to as it's just a stone's throw from Bond Street tube station and a short stroll from Oxford Street. We had a great day....got through a few magnums of Prosecco, had a lovely lunch, the conversation flowed and we had lots of laughs! The time flies and every year I promise myself  I'm going to take lots of photos...it never happens, though I did snatch all of 3 here!


Kat did an excellent job of making sure our glasses were never empty! Cheers lovely!


As you can imagine there is always plenty to talk about!


Plenty of experiences to be shared.


Talking fashion is a very serious business don't you know! ;0)

Believe it or not I did have time to squeeze in a purchase (well there were actually 2!). Marlene was kind enough to show me around Dover Street market.....if you've never explored it you must take a look, it is awesome if you are really into fashion. After a quick gander around there I hot-footed it along to Oxford Circus to dive into Mango before it closed! Recognise this little blouse from a couple of posts back? I sized up to a medium as it's cropped.




A trip to London is never complete without a little jewellery purchase from & Other Stories




Just a little taster of our gathering. I'd just like to say a huge thank you to the following ladies for such a great day! Looking forward to next year already!

Andrea - In Mama's Wardrobe

It was also lovely to meet Cathy from Alice Wonders, Joanne Walker, Sarah Richards and Christina, Iva's friend.

I shall leave you with my outfit from today.....funnily enough quite a subdued day after the amount of Prosecco consumed yesterday. I dressed up a bit today as I took my mum for an early Mother's day lunch as the hubby's been working away over the weekend.


Mango top, here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Urban Outfitters boots, sold out similar here
Lulu Guinness bag, similar here

Back to reality with a bump tomorrow! Wishing everyone a great week ahead!

Be back soon :0)


25 comments:

  1. Aaaahhh, looks like a fab day! You looked perfectly dressed for it too! Lynne xx

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    1. Thank you Lynne...it was a lot of fun! Hope you can join in the fun next year! xx

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  2. Hi my lovely!! Sounds like an awesome day- prosecco, pizza, purchases and perfect company- how fabulous!! Loving your new earrings and the Mango blouse looks lovely! I like your new buttons on your blazer too! Xxx

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    1. Hey lovely! It was a super day....my idea of heaven with the Prosecco and purchases! ;0) xx

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  3. Lovely Michelle. My kind of outfit and of course I recognise the blazer because we have the same one. Sorry to have missed the meet up this year. Sounds exactly the same format as previous years....Prosecco, Pizza, Prosecco x

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    1. You were missed Donna! I think the Mango blazer is one of those pieces destined to be in my wardrobe forever...well for as long as it fits anyway! It was a lovely day, one hard to tear yourself away from! Next year! :0) xx

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  4. Ah so sad I missed the meet up. Hope to make it next year. It would be great to meet you all! Perfect outfit and gorgeous purchases! Sue xx

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    1. I would love to meet you Sue! Fingers crossed for next year! Thanks lovely! xx

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  5. Oh I missed a good day didn't I? I'll have to wait for next year's event then! And get saving up to pay for all that Prosecco!

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    1. You were sorely missed by everyone this year Sue! The fact is we must come to you for a gathering came up in the conversation many times so hopefully we won't have to wait until next year before we see each other again! xx

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  6. So, so lovely to see everyone again - I wish we could do it more often - though healthwise probably not lol xxxx

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    1. Lol! Yes, my liver does indeed need a bit of time to recover! Wasn't it lovely....it is a shame we can't do it more often! xx

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  7. You girls all look so happy and fabulous - wish I could have made it! I had to look really hard at your inspiration shot Michelle.. You are seriously doppelgängers. Love the buttons in silver - perfect outfit. ❤️❤️😘

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    1. It would have been so lovely to have met you Meg.....hopefully it won't be a whole 'nother year before some of us get together again! Poor Em....I really am stalking her.....I hope she doesn't mind me stealing her style all the time!! Thing is she always look so great, perfectly put together and her looks are so easy to replicate! xx

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  8. What a fab day we had! And I did exactly the same as Meg, I thought that second photo was you too, it's such a 'you' look. Gorgeous! Xx

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    1. It was brilliant....feel rather privileged to have such lovely friends from this blogging malarky! I am morphing into Em....lol! Thank for for such gorgeous comment Becky.....I am honoured that you think so xx

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  9. You looked flippin amazing Michelle as always, so chic and stylish, love the blazer, skinnies and converse, perfectly styled as always. It was so lovely to see you and hope to catch up with you again really soon xxx cannot believe I missed Dover St Market I so should have come..will go and visit when I am next in town xxx

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    1. Mwah Frances....what a lovely thing to say! I was very taken your look....you make me want to be a bit braver with my choices. Hopefully there will be another opportunity to get together soon! You would have loved Dover Street market.....it was amazing and guess what!! They had the gold Gucci shoes you love! You would have been in shopping heaven! xx

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  10. Oh you looked so lovely! Really sorry I couldn't make this year's meet up but am determined not to miss the 5 year anniversary next Feb xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much Helen! You were missed this year! We shall have to make it an extra special one for the 5th Anniversary meet-up! xx

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  11. Wow, what a meet up that was, of a super stylish bunch! It looked so much fun Michelle, and you looked amazing as always!
    Helen xx

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    1. It was a fab get together Helen! A lot of laughs were had and it's was great to be able to sit and chat about blogging.....and put the world to rights as you do! ;0) I was pleased with my choice of outfit too....thanks for the lovely compliment :0) xx

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    2. It was a fab get together Helen! A lot of laughs were had and it's was great to be able to sit and chat about blogging.....and put the world to rights as you do! ;0) I was pleased with my choice of outfit too....thanks for the lovely compliment :0) xx

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  12. Great pics Michelle, it's nice to see you all in those pics looking stylish and having a laugh!
    Dover Street Market sounds good. May have to pay a visit when I'm next down in London. Enjoy your blog as always. Allison xx

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    1. It was a fab gathering Allison, really enjoyed it this year.....possibly because I did also cram a bit of shopping in too! Do have a wander around Dover Street market....it was amazing, a different shopping experience for me but I loved it! It's a very cool and hip place indeed! xx

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