Last week saw my blog turn one year old which feels crazy because it only seems like the other week I decided to launch it! When I first started I had no idea how successful it was going to become – I had just graduated and thought blogging would be a good way to keep in routine and start my career. I could only dream of collaborating with companies and other bloggers…
Now, a year on, I can say I’ve worked with a huge selection of fantastic independent brands that I feel honoured to be affiliated with. From my first collaboration with True Brit London, a luxury nail lacquer brand from London, to my most recent one with JD Women’s. Hard work and persistence really does pay off!
So, to celebrate one year, my friends at Saltwater in Nottingham offered me the chance to throw a little blogger party…so I jumped a the chance! It was so good to finally meet other bloggers that I’d come across online and get to know them. When I planned the event I also wanted it to be about networking. I recently attended a Blogger social in London which gave people like me a chance to link up and make new friends with other people in the industry. I remember walking out wishing there were more events like that up here in the East Midlands which would bring more people together, so, that’s what I did!
A couple of days prior to the event I was deciding on which cocktails to offer on the night and with the bar tenders, we came up with a ‘Strawberry Russian’. One of the reasons Saltwater is my favourite bar is how knowledgeable the staff are, if the extensive cocktail menu isn’t enough – you can tell them what your favourite flavours are and watch them come up with something just for you. I’ve always loved White Russian cocktails but fancied something a little different for the party so the strawberry twist was just perfect.
As well as delicious cocktails and personalised cupcakes from the wonderful Rachael’s Kitchen, the Saltwater chef’s brought out some nibbles for us. If you’re ever out and about in Nottingham and fancy a bite to eat, check out Saltwater’s new menu here. One of my absolute favourite things to do in Summer is sit out on the rooftop bar with a cocktail and enjoy the food! Their steak is the best in town and the sweet potato fries are amazing!
For the event I kept my outfit classic and opted for a midi LBD teamed with a thick black choker and nude heels. I’ve recently started wearing midi dresses much more frequently, they’re perfect for this in-between weather and show just the right amount of skin.
You can shop each item in the ‘Shop my Style’ section of this page.
Thank you to everyone who attended my event last week and made it so special & a huge thank you to all of you reading this, my followers! This past year has been a dream come true and I’m incredibly excited to see what this next year holds…