This past weekend has been surreal to say the least. On Friday we hoped onboard the train from Cardiff and headed to Holborn in London for a night at the Montcalm for the two day blogging conference that is Britmums, thanks to my wonderful sponsors HomeSense. An amazing event that brings together so many different type of bloggers from parenting to fashion, travel and interiors plus any other kind of niche you can think of. The Friday night was also the Brilliance in Blogging awards ceremony and party and Side Street Style was up for the Style category for the second year in a row.
Things have been so manic since having Baby G and I have struggled to find clothes that are "me" since he was born, having to juggle with breast feeding friendly clothing as well as the fact he is in the sling most of the time, I have to admit I committed a fashion faux par by not making as much effort in the past but having time to get nails and hair done with a 3 month old is fairly impossible so I put on a denim dress I picked up from Zara a few weeks back and totally convinced we wouldn't win I sat at the back enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. The thing is we did win *cue very shocked face* and I still cannot believe it now. I was so shocked I think I said about three words before scuttling off stage realising I hadn't thanked anyone and that is something I really want to put right, especially since this blog is very special to our family and all our readers mean so much to us and it's been a blast for more than 5 years.
I was over the moon to find out we had been put forward to the shortlist and then to actually win has been bar far one of the best highlights since I did my first outfit post more than 5 years ago. With everything in life both John and I have changed and grown as well as had kids so we are really grateful that our readers have enjoyed our fashion and style journey over the past few years. It's also given me the boost I needed after having Baby G as like I said I have been having a bit of a fashion crisis and its been getting me down, I know I only had a baby 3 months ago but I struggled with my changing body during pregnancy and it's taking slower to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight than the first time round, which is to be expected but I have still been feeling low about it so this has certainly made me feel better about my body and accept it's all a journey and it will take a longtime before I reach the destination.
I also want to say a big thank-you to John, my better half, who is an amazing Dad and we balance each other out really well and he is incredibly unselfish with his time off, helping me, so happy Fathers Day John and all the other dads out there.
Natalie from Style me Sunday and founder of Street Style Sunday linkup as well as a fellow nominee looked absolutely amazing at Britmums and we would both love you to come and join in with the linky