Monday, 27 October 2014


I'm still not sure how this happened but since finding myself shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award for the second year in a row, the night of the awards was finally upon us! Once again held at the OXO tower overlooking the Thames river, I was super excited and a little nervous to see what the night would bring. I met up with Megan and Helen at the entrance and we made our way up to the second floor to discover that the set up looked completely different to last year (but a lot better in my opinion). After checking in our coats we took a wander around the room to see which brands were supporting the event and what they had to offer. 

I always joke that a girl could arrive at the Cosmo Blog Awards with just their outfit on and they'd be set, there are always brands sponsoring the event that are on hand to do everything from hair and make-up to nails. There was even a temporary tattoo station that did gorgeous, intricate henna-like designs in silver or gold glitter. The bartenders whipped up delicious cocktails with pinky vodka and there were trays of assorted canapes doing the rounds. At around 8pm we were called into a separate room for the announcement of the winners. The Editor-In-Chief and Digital Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine called out the winner and runner-up of each category and personally handed each blogger with their award. I was so happy to hear that Megan won Highly Commended Best Beauty Blog, Thumbelina Lillie is one of my favourite reads and she's such a lovely girl, I honestly couldn't think of anyone more deserving. 

After the ceremony was over, we headed back to the main area and proceeded to nibble on more food (the mini steak and chips were my favourite) and chat over champagne. It was so nice to catch up with Samantha and also finally meet Katie, who I've been following for the longest time and who's birthday it actually was that night too! Even though I left the awards empty handed, it certainly didn't feel that way at all and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who voted for me and helped get me this far. It honestly means the world to me that you even take the time out of your day to read this blog. To be shortlisted from over 43 000 blogs is just crazy (in the best possible way). So thank you again.

I thought I'd end the post with a few more detailed shots of my outfit in the natural light. My dress is vintage from Rokit, and my clutch and shoes are from ASOS (both seem to be sold out at the moment). I got quite a few questions on my hairdo and I simply pulled them into milkmaid braids, then pushed little diamante hair pins throughout. I loved how this whole look turned out, it was nice to play up the pastels for a special occasion and most importantly it all still felt very 'me'!

Photos with the Cosmopolitan backdrop were taken by Katie.



  1. You looked so cute, I love the colours and it looked like a super cool night, especially love the details in your hair <3

    The Quirky Queer

  2. You look amazing and well done on being shortlisted as well, that's a fab achievement. The night looked like so much fun xx

  3. Congrats on being shortlisted! Looks like an amazing night, you looked so fabulous too...especially in love with those shoes, they're kinda Carrie Bradshaw! x

    Josie’s Journal

  4. Ahh you absolute babe you. I couldn't be happier to have met you, you're the sweetest! <3 <3

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  5. Absolutely divine as always! You and your outfits are utter perfection! xo

  6. It's always so nice to see real faces behind the photos from blogs you read every day. You looked really pretty and i love your hair here! :) xx

  7. Lovely photographs and outfit as usual! Congratulations on being shortlisted <3

  8. How exciting! I absolutely love what you wore. That dress is so pretty.

  9. Best hairdo ever - so simple and elegant at the same time. x A.

  10. You looked amazing! Those shoes are so so cute! Congrats on being shortlisted, must feel amazing :) x

    Melane | Pure Perspective

  11. I love everything about this look, especially your take on milkmaid braids! Those shoes are bloomin' fabulous too x

    Always, Alice x

  12. Bet you had a fab time lovely, your dress is so gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of floral dresses anyway but the colours on this are extra pretty :)

    Have a great week!

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  13. Lovely photographs - and your outfit is gorge!! Looks like you had an awesome time!

    Drea xo

  14. that's AMAZING, congrats on getting short listed!! even though you didnt win that really does look like such an amazing opportunity and a super fun event. I'd definitely take advantage of the hair and makeup bars, and anything involving pink cocktails and a room full of interesting bloggers sounds like a great time :)

    PS- dying over this whole outfit. every. single. detail.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  15. Wow congratulations! What an honor!!! :)

  16. Cute dress x

  17. lovely look! I love the pastel color combo!

    Fellow Blogger||


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