LAST weekend I spent two days at a big ol’ blogging conference.
Otherwise known as BritMums Live.
It was a brilliant weekend. I laughed, I cried (happy tears), I caught up with blogging pals and made some lovely new ones, and of course I learnt quite a bit too.
Many bloggers have written about the conference in detail – if want to read more, just search the hashtag #BritMumsLive on Twitter and you’ll find all manner of super posts on it! – but I want to take up a few moments of your time, if I may today, and make everyone concentrate on the DRESSES.
Because let me tell you, there were dresses in abundance at BritMums Live!
Everywhere I looked, in every direction, was a gorgeous frock to behold and so naturally, I thought it was was my job to share some of them with you today.
I don’t know whether it’s the fact that most bloggers at the conference were busy mums (and so were making the most of their child-free time and going hell for leather with their style!), but the outfit of choice for most of us was the dress.
I wore two dresses across the two days, my favourite being this lovely number from Precis Petite who kindly gifted it to me for the conference. I know, I’m a jammy ol’ devil that is true.
SEE, this is what I adore about dresses.
Every single one of them.
The ability for us to feel different. The ability for us to tap into different parts of ourselves. The ability to play different roles.
This dress, this gorgeous green dress from Precis Petite makes me feel like a lady.
It makes me want to walk with my head held high, it makes me feel feminine and it also makes me feel really rather lovely.
L AST week I talked about the yellow dress that got away…
so today I thought I’d share one that didn’t!
This lovely frock was kindly sent to me by Precis Petite (don’t be put off by the ‘Petite’ bit, I’m 5ft6 and this dress was absolutely fine on me!) as one of two, to help me get this dress blogging started!
And I have to tell you it certainly knows how to cheer me up and brighten up a gloomy grey day. Especially when mixed with the largest balloon arrangement I have ever seen!
Because although I absolutely adore timeless little black dresses, let’s face it, wearing a bold, vibrant colour that suits your colouring, just helps to make you look and feel great.
It makes you look younger, it helps disguise those big dark circles under your eyes (thank you Elsie darling!) and it just gives you a bit of pizazz. A bit of flair. A bit of boldness. On those days when perhaps you’re feeling anything but!
Such is the power of a dream dress.