Saturday, 14 April 2012

So how did I end up buying an Hermes scarf today?

Today it was the Buy My Wardrobe event in Birmingham and what a day it was! There was a veritable feast of pre-loved items on sale, champagne flowing, cream teas and cupcakes available - what more could a girl want?!

Thanks to Kal at Buy My Wardrobe for inviting me on board, to Faith from Faith in PR for doing an amazing job on the PR side (never underestimate how hard PR people work!) and to all the other lovely ladies I met today.  It was great to meet Lucy who writes the blog Suburban Style and also Lula Belle from the blog Glamour in the County - I had a great time.

So, here I am sporting a Mulberry bag which was for sale at the event.  It didn't quite have my name on it but it nearly did.

Here I am sitting like a gnome amongst the shoes which were available today - totally gorgeous and drool worthy! (The shoes that is, not me. Although I must confess I have been drooled over in the past and it's not a pleasant experience.)

Here's a hairdresser from Umberton Giannini doing some up-do's...

and mouth watering and bite sized (dangerous) cupcakes in a variety of different flavours....

with this beauty available to win, which reminds me I must follow up that particular line of enquiry.

And here is one of those iconic orange boxes which contains...

this beautiful scarf, which is now mine! It didn't start out that way.  I was just photographing the scarf to put on Style Guile when that naughty feeling crept over me and I thought that if I did some creative accounting, I could perhaps own it.  After all, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, an heirloom for the girls and with shoes all over it, some of them pink, this DID have my name on it!

Thank you to Julie from Very Boutique for this beauty.  You can find Julie at

I forgot to ask anyone to take a photo before leaving this morning and when I arrived home everyone was out, hence the self photography (if there is such a word!)

Here's a closer shot of the top half of my outfit - Zara jacket, Topshop sparkly top, Jigsaw necklace and on the bottom half I wore Cos navy trousers and Hobbs shoes.

And now I am home my son and I are just embarking on another three tiered chocolate cake.  Yum!

Oh and by the way, for anyone who happens to live near enough to Dublin to pay it a visit, there is an Orla Kiely sample sale on from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th April - not that I'm weeping into my hanky or anything.