Leeds Blogger Meet Up: Saturday 31st August 2013

This isn't actually outside the Leeds venue but a picture from google :) Source

On Saturday 31st August I had the pleasure of attending the Leeds Blogger meet up, which was my first meet as a blogger, so very exciting and nerve racking at the same time. The venue was the always chic Patisserie Valerie on St Paul's Street in Leeds and despite living in Leeds for my whole life and formally working very close to the venue, I got lost, so lost in fact that I was almost an hour late! Luckily for me there was another late comer in the form of Lauren who I met up with so it didn't feel quite as terrible turning up all wind swept and red cheeked! The weather didn't hold up as well as I hoped and wore sandals (rookie mistake!). 
This was my outfit of choice for the day:

It took me ages to peel myself out of a maxi dress to actually wear a skirt, as at the moment nothing in my wardrobe actually fits. Which means that my bump was on full display for all to see, I think it might be time to finally give in to maternity clothes! 

In the end I went for my French Connection T-Shirt and Skirt. Topshop Sandals. Topshop Blazer. DVF Bag. 

After catching my breath and ordering a drink (Tea, of course!) I started to relax and got chatting to some lovely bloggers. It was lovely speaking to like minded people and being around people who didn't find it odd to take pictures of tea and cake! 

Hayley did a great job of organising the meet up and managed to get loads goodies for us all to take home and try. Here's a sneak peak of the treats:

Expect some reviews to come up shortly of the products, I'm already really excited by a few of them.

Me and Bump!
Lauren enjoying her cuppa
My yummy Carrot Cake and Tea
Shortly after the treats arrived Hayley started a little prize draw and I was one of the lucky winners! My prize was the Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver (!) I was a very happy lady indeed. I can't wait to give them a try and will no doubt feature it at some point on the blog too. I'm already considering taking this to the hospital with me for after giving birth but my other half told me I was being ridiculous lol! What does he know anyway? So watch this space :)

Soon after everyone said their goodbyes and either went off for food or for shopping. I had to be on my way, but not before popping into the new Victoria's Secret store in Trinity Leeds and Harvey Nichols with Heather for a Nars Lip pencil in Bolero that I have had my eye on for a while, as you do! I will be doing a full review of the Nars Lip pencil but for the time being here it is:

While in Harvey Nichols we unsurprisingly bumped into a few of the other bloggers too who were making their indulgent purchases :) I saw Michelle pick up a gorgeous berry shade lipstick from MAC.

 All in all it was a lovely day and I would encourage everyone who has the opportunity to go to their local meet ups as scary as it may seem at the time. Everyone was really lovely and I'm looking forward to attending any future events now. 

Hope everyone else had a lovely weekend? Has anyone else recently been to any meet up events? 

Siobhan xxx
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  1. Aww sounds like you had an amazing time, look at your gorgeous bump too! I'm hosting a meet up in the south west soon can't wait t meet everyone.

    Liza | Glambeautys

    1. Aww thanks! I did have a lovely time thanks.. Eek I bet your excited for your meet up! I'm already eager to go to another :) xxx

  2. It was such a good day! - I had to run off afterwards to try & sort something out with the council so I missed the shopping *cries*
    Ahh & yay you got the carrot cake! I ended up buying an extra box of 4 slices of various cakes for me & my flat mates. Too much love for Patisserie Valerie hehe!

    Sad I never got a chance to chat to you, but hope to see you at any future northern events :)

    Kerys | Little Bo Blab

    1. Aww no thats rubbish! Hope you got it sorted none the less.. :) Ohhh why did I not think to do the same thing! Nevermind I bet they went down a treat though lol.

      It is a shame I didnt get to chat to you - being late meant I missed out on a lot of the chit chat but hey ho never mind! Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again!:)

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  4. Great post hun, your outfit looked amazing very chic xx i really enjoyed the day, especially the cake and shopping. P.s its fashionable to be late ha

    1. Thank you! I know any event that involves shopping and cake gets my vote lol ;) Lol yeah I could look at it that way I guess haha xx