You may have seen yesterday’s post where I shared my 11 Top Blogging Tips I picked up at the Next Blogger Network workshop last Monday.
Here at last is the outfit I wore: yes people, I can finally bring you pictures of THE pink Mulberry dress!
I say “the” dress because it’s been seen a lot on Instagram and Twitter and causing a mini commotion with questions about where it’s from, plus I had loads of compliments about it on the day (thank you lovely fellow bloggers). It was a loan from designer dress agency Love Is Boutique in Kent that sells new, nearly new, pre-loved and vintage clothes and accessories. The owner Paula approached me about collaborating in some way and I knew I needed something to wear to the event, so I hesitantly asked if I could borrow the most amazing pink Mulberry dress I’d seen on her online shop… love at first sight can’t be ignored!
So I’m sorry to say it’s a one-off (and designer to boot), but I’m not sorry I was bold enough to ask to borrow it. I think the pictures speak for themselves about just how exquisite the dress is – if you look closely at the flowers, the gold petals are made of zips. =Le sigh=
Other outfit details to note: I went with tights because the thought of bare legs in October was too horrific to contemplate, and I love the “swirling” effect that these black dotted ones give (I don’t remember buying them so I don’t know where they’re from, my bad). I added a chain detail cut-out belt that complemented the cut-out flowers and carried my Next colour blocked bag, plus the personalised Twitter name ring was featured in a post at the weekend – I can thoroughly recommend getting one for blogger events.
I know pink isn’t everyone’s favourite, but it is the colour of the season and I reckon it would make a fabulous alternative to a LBD at your Christmas party do. I’ve selected a few pink dresses to hopefully soften the blow that this was a designer dress and I can’t give you a link to buy the same one (see the end of the post for details)…!
The story doesn’t quite end there. The best part of all was that Paula of Love Is Boutique made the most amazing gesture… she afterwards offered me the dress to keep. [Insert image of me leaping around Nicole-Sherzinger-on-the-Xfactor-style here.] To say I was scraping my jaw off the floor was an understatement – there are many, many reasons I love blogging, and I’d be fibbing if I said the freebies weren’t a factor. I can’t thank Paula enough and just hope that I did the dress justice – her online shop is a joy to look around.
So… have I converted you to pink? Let me know in the comments!
Dress: Mulberry (c/o Love Is Boutique), Bag: Next, Belt: New Look at Asos, Tights: Unknown, Heels: Aldo, Name ring: c/o oNecklace, Plaited bracelet: Debenhams, Watches: Debenhams, Earrings: Unknown, Nails: Revlon Hazy