On Wednesday this week I won the Bloggers' Lounge award for Best Fashion Blogger at their awards party in London... HOW excited and pleased was I?! Many of you have seen my win on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook this week and have sent the loveliest congratulatory wishes - I'm working my way through them all to say thank you so please bear with me if I haven't yet said thank you directly! It was a lovely surprise and I couldn't have been happier to have won something that means I can finally call myself an "award winning" blogger. This award was purely down to your votes (the one-time vote before Christmas), so thank you thank you THANK YOU - from the bottom of my heart!
Top: Me with my award! French Connection dress (nearly 70% off!) | Nails Inc black polish UK site / US site
Which brings me to the second announcement: I have the equally exciting news that I have been shortlisted for the second year in a row for the UK Blog Awards (fashion and beauty category)! This is the one where I had to pester everyone for daily votes up to Monday of this week, and I just want to apologise profusely for it being a daily vote thing (I wasn't very happy about them deciding to do that). Anyway fingers crossed I come away with a second win this year: Hopefully the judging panel will be swayed by my new blog design, my endless charm and the monetary bribes I am of course going to send them ;)
FINGERS CROSSED I COME AWAY WITH A SECOND WIN THIS YEAR: HOPEFULLY THE JUDGING PANEL WILL BE SWAYED BY MY NEW BLOG DESIGN, MY ENDLESS CHARM AND THE MONETARY BRIBES I AM OF COURSE GOING TO SEND THEM ;)
Whether or not I win at the UK Blog Awards this year remains to be seen (the awards ceremony is the end of April), but the fact of the matter remains: Neither the win this week nor the shortlisting this morning wouldn't have happened without the massive support that YOU have shown me. I can't tell you how much it means to me to have you voting in your droves with the clicks of your mouses (mice? mices?) and the wonderful words of support and encouragement you constantly give me. What I always want above all else is for this blog (and my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts) to be a positive place where we can discuss topics, get a little style inspiration and generally feel good about ourselves.
It's not something I can do on my own so your feedback and comments are always greatly appreciated and, of course, enjoyed and read by everyone else as well.
Here's to many more older (fashion) bloggers winning awards! We all love a bit of diversity and it's amazing to represent the 40+ community in this way. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.
P.S. Like this post? You might also want to see what I wore to UK Blog Awards 2015 awards ceremony last year (a vintage 1970s evening dress)!
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