Hello my lovelies!
Blogger events seem to me to be a bit like buses - I'd never dreamed I'd get invited to any and suddenly along come two within days of each other! On Thursday I went to the Motel showroom on Great Portland Street where Motel were showcasing their Christmas collection accompanied by Glossybox.
It was fabulous, the perfect evening out after work, with cupcakes, candy floss (we all indulged, as you can see above!), popcorn and even cocktails! I met up with Stephie and Sophie and spent the evening wandering around recognising people and telling them how much I love their blogs (Selina, Rachel and Charlotte among them, I'm a shameless fangirl!), had a long and rambling chat with the wonderful Sarah and also met the lovely Sorcha who has a fabulous job with Disney (my dream!) and even more fabulous hair! I love getting to make new friends and meet people I've been following for a long time and I hope to meet them all again soon!
The icing on top of the cake was that after getting to see the new collection we got to choose an item of our very own from the range. The choice was so difficult but I managed to step outside my fit-and-flare comfort zone to pick the gorgeous and VERY body con sequin dress in the picture above. I'll probably be too nervous to wear it out and will have to throw a skirt over the top to hide any flabby bits, but provided I find a girdle or some other such tummy-flattening device, I think this will look lovely with cranberry tights and matching lippy!
The rest of the collection was equally lovely, with gorgeous turquoise items as well as some beautiful lace dresses (Stephie picked one of these). I would say most people would find something to their liking from the range and the pricing is quite reasonable and on a par with Dorothy Perkins et al. When I receive the dress I will be sure to post about it! I chose an L to be on the safe side as I'm not at all familiar with Motel's sizing, so hopefully that should be fine...
As if all this weren't enough, Glossybox were running a competition where you received a box simply for entering! I've been toying with the idea of subscribing for a while now after seeing heaps of posts on them every month so this is a very good way for people who are unsure to make up their minds. I will let you know what my thoughts are when I receive it!
All in all it was a lovely evening and I feel very privileged to have been invited! Many thanks to Selina and her team and thank you to Motel and Glossybox for their generosity!