Deciding what to wear to a blogger meet up can be decidedly tricky, especially when you factor in a long journey and the temperamental weather. At this time of year it’s pretty safe to say that whatever you wear, at some point in the day you’re going to be too hot/cold, so choosing an outfit to wear to the 3040 Blogger Meet in London last week had me somewhat bewildered. The prospect of walking into a room filled with fabulous bloggers, whose style I’ve admired from afar over the years added just a little pressure to the whole outfit selection process!
Of course, as soon as I arrived any trepidation quickly disappeared when I was greeted warmly by the event’s host and organiser, Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb. Knowing that I’d be on my feet for most of the day, comfortable footwear was a must, so that narrowed down my options considerably. Although these Pied a Terre boots have a heel they are comfortable enough to wear all day, and a little extra height does wonders for my confidence. Wearing an outfit that I feel good in is important to me when I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone, so after emptying my wardrobe and trying on about ten different outfits I eventually decided on a Zara lace skirt and chambray shirt.
The skirt is quite old (I first wore it on the blog three years ago) so it’s been tried and tested for comfort! The shirt was a recent purchase from Galeries Lafayette on my trip to Paris in April, where I treated myself to a little shopping spree the day after the marathon…blisters and aching muscles will never curb my urge to shop! I’ve got a couple of denim shirts but I’d been on the lookout for something lighter and thinner. This one was a bargain at about €20 from the Zara basics range. I like how the slightly casual shirt offsets the dressy black lace skirt, making it appropriate for daytime. It turned out to be a few degrees warmer in London than it was in the North West, meaning that by the time I arrived at the Imperial I was a little hot under the collar…in fact I was starting to think I was having my first hot flush!
I’m obsessed with statement necklaces and this shirt was crying out for one, so it was time for the lovely Kate Benjamin feather necklace to make its debut. As well as breaking up the top half of the outfit and preventing a “blocky” look, it also conceals the slight button gaping…Zara’s clothes aren’t really cut for busty ladies! Judging by how many compliments I received on the necklace I’d say it was a hit!
Skirt and shirt: Zara. bag: Bright Bags, boots: Pied a Terre, necklace: Kate Benjamin (bought on eBay)
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