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NEWFOUNDCONFIDENCEEver since the bloggers meet-up, I think I have been able to embrace what I enjoy doing more, even if, for now it’s just a mental thing. I definitely haven’t reached the point where I could shamelessly pose in a crowded public area just for the sake of an outfit photo just yet though. People always say, if you take your work seriously, others will take it seriously. This seems to be the kind of positive energy I’ve been feeling just from meeting like-minded people who are not afraid to do what they love doing. You gotta start somewhere right? I have driven pass this wall in the neighbourhood a million times, but never found the courage to take photos in front of it – now I have. And hopefully, I’ll locate some more nice walls to build this blog with a variety of outfit photos.

I took my strappy flats out for a spin today. I paired it with culottes, a basic T to pair it all down and a coat to keep me warm (not pictured). Strappy flats and culottes do indeed seem like a piece that is meant to be reserved for warmer temperatures, but after testing this ensemble today I can certainly say that yes, it works with a winter outfit! I am obsessed with all things strappy and feel like I want to buy more in different variations. With my fixation on strappy things, I also bought myself some dresses with strappy details…unfortunately I wasn’t 100% happy with the size so I’m going to have to send it back and order a larger size. So I don’t get to wear it to my Thailand trip like I had planned to 🙁 !!! I guess it’s better than keeping the wrong size. I’ll post about it once I get back from the trip, and hopefully with lots to say 😉

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xo, Em

Melbourne Bloggers Meet-up – Part 1

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I promised myself I would write more, so here I am, writing.

So… before the photo diary… I wanted to get this all down while the excitement and awe is still fresh!

It all started with a beautifully designed invite from Cherry (hope you don’t mind me sharing, it’s too pretty not to!)

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I’d like to hope that the public sees us as more than just girls who like to dress up, take seflies and pretty photos and probably spend too much time trawling through social media. I’m a skeptic and a cynic, believe me, I understand. But before you guys cringe and shudder, I can honestly say that this experience was both a privilege and an inspiration.

It’s incredible what can be achieved when like-minded people come together. It seemed like something that only existed on famous Youtubers’ channels from the US or on FashionBloggersTV.

Thanks to Charmaine and Cherry’s (the Collective Curators) incredible efforts to host a seriously legit event, we were all able to take “OOTDs” shamelessly(?) at the Stables of Como..for..would you believe it.. a full hour and a half. While I’m quite an introverted person, it certainly doesn’t take one to notice the rest of the public face-palming at our shenanigans – a group of 20 girls hovering over tables in order to get that perfect Instagram photo. It was definitely nothing short of amusing.

The venue (easy to get to and plenty of parking, perfect spot to take photos), goodies/care packages and name tags were not the only things impressive about the event that the girls went lengths to organise. What was also impressive was the fact that everyone turned up, and no psychotic pedo fell into the mix. I’m joking. It’s just that the world doesn’t really have a great track record with meeting people from the online world. So for that I give credit to the girls for having good sense.

What I loved the most about this was that ultimately, everyone I met was the relatable average joe (I mean this in the best possible way!); just normal people doing what they love, and supporting others with the same passion and hobby.

I swear I had a lot more to say before writing this post…so I’ll leave it for Part 2. I’ll include a few photos from today that I took with my iPhone (regrettably, I did not bring my dslr/vlogging camera with me today…damn I always ceebs at the last minute then regret it later on). Hopefully I can steal some photos from the others and share them with you all!

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Photo courtesy of @lawstore

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Our gorgeous hosts; Cherry & Charmaine

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Photo courtesy of @savoix

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Yours truly.