There are some days that I really feel like I’m a professional blogger. Okay, these days are few and far between, and most of the time I imagine that it’s just me sat here typing away for my own fun without really thinking that anyone else is reading it (although luckily my statistics tell me otherwise!). But every once in a while I really feel like I’m a ‘proper’ blogger and today is one of those days because I’ve been invited to attend London Fashion Weekend!
I am on the train on my way to London to spend the whole day at Somerset House, taking in all the new season trends, attending talks by industry professionals and even getting my hair blow-dried when I get there! I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited nor have I ever felt so much like a blogger! Although I’m not quite at the level of those jammy 15 year-old bloggers sitting on the front row of the Chanel catwalk show, I’m certainly feeling a little more like a pro-blogger and want to get the most out of the day so that I can report back on the new season trends for you and let you know what to expect from Autumn/Winter 2014.
After my initial jumping-up-and-down excitement, I (as usual) started to worry about what to wear. I’m usually not so fussed about what I look like or where my clothes have come from – usually the carboot sale or charity shop! – but I’m going to be surrounded by tall, beautiful, fashionable young women and I don’t want to look like my usual stumpy frumpy self! So I headed to George at Asda to pick out a purse-friendly outfit. I’m particularly rubbish at putting together a ‘look’ so I browsed their style files on the website (where they’ve done all the work for me!) to get inspiration and basically went for the cutest combo that was closest to my usual ‘style’ so at least I knew I would be comfortable! So I’m wearing their Wonderfit jeans in Navy which are my new favourite trousers and I’ll probably never take them off again – they have loads of stretch in them, so even though a size small looked tiny on the hanger I could comfortably do them up around my middle and they feel like I’m wearing leggings rather than jeans, but look just as smart as a proper pair of navy denim.
I checked the weather report and it’s likely that I’m going to get chilly and possibly a bit wet today, so I’ve popped on my cosy George duffel coat with big snuggly hood to keep me warm and dry on the journey. I’ve investigated the venue and there is a cloakroom there so I can shed my chunky coat when I get there and show off my fine knit top and chiffon shirt combo. I also needed to take a lot of paperwork with me, along with all my tech stuff, camera and purse (yes, I’m hoping to do some shopping!) so a big bag was essential and with all the walking I’d be doing I knew that today was not the day to break in a pair of heels, so I slipped on my heeled brogues and headed out to the train station.
I can’t wait to get there and I really hope that the day is everything I’d imagined! I will report back early next week and share my findings with you. In the meantime, I’ll be tweeting and instagram-ing all day so follow me @Cassiefairy for live updates and photos.