I had my invite to Blogconf. A blogging conference for Bristol based bloggers, on the agenda; talks from inspiring speakers, a photography workshop and the chance to network with like-minded people. My first event of the blogging year. Once I’d finished worrying about all the usual stuff like would I know anyone there and what on earth would I talk to a room full of strangers about (I needn’t have worried-everyone was lovely) My next thoughts turned to the obvious. What will I wear? Something pretty, yet daytime appropriate, smart but not over the top.
And so I prayed to the fashion Gods for outfit inspiration and what should pop in my email inbox? Only an offer from Ghost to review one of their gorgeous dresses!
‘Yes please’ I said with zero hesitation. I am a huge fan of Ghost already and knew they would have something suitable for the occasion.
Browsing the the GHOST dress shop online I absolutely fell in love with the range of dye to order dresses, in particular the Wendy dress in dusty green. It’s the sort of dress a screen siren would wear in a 1930s Hollywood noir film and is so unbelievably elegant. Completely timeless with full-on vintage glamour. Just gorgeous. Perhaps not suitable for Blogconf? Reigning myself in, I can’t help but smile at how easily distracted I am, so easy to get utterly lost looking at all those beautiful gowns and imagining myself floating down a stairway somewhere exotic a vision in green…
Back to reality and on with the task in hand. I opt for the Trisha dress*-a beautiful navy blue vintage dress, printed with a white trees pattern. I will wear it with tights at this time of year but it’s going to be lovely in the summer with bare legs and sandals.
The material is heavy, which instantly translates to me as quality. Described by ghost as ‘winter crepe’ material it drapes wonderfully in all the right places. The dress has a V-neck and flared skirt which is slightly longer at the back which makes it all the more flattering. There are short sleeves, something I look for in a dress at this time of year as I don’t want the tops of my arms exposed or to have to wear a cardigan if it’s chilly. The hem stops in the perfect place, just above the knee. I am a size 12 and went for the dress in a medium, as you can see it was a perfect fit.
The blogging event was on Saturday, along I went wearing my Ghost dress, black opaque tights, short black ankle boots and my tweed winter coat with fur collar. I kept my jewellery simple wearing my gold ‘tiny bee’ necklace by Alex Monroe. I really felt amazing, I was so pleased with my outfit and I looked exactly how I had planned in my head. For my make up I wore black eye liner and a slick of red lipstick to continue with the vintage vibe. The dress was so comfortable to wear and I got compliments on the day from other bloggers asking me where it was from. Even the editor of Mollie Makes magazine said if I emailed her with an idea for the magazine, she would remember me because of the dress I was wearing! This made my day.
I can’t thank Ghost enough for dressing me for the Bristol blog conference and helping me to feel super confident in a room full of really trendy bloggers, now I just have to decide what to wear to BritMums live in June!