#HBMarchMeet

#HBMarchMeet was a smaller affair than our usual meet-ups, but it was by no means less perfect! The relaxed sit-down meal at Al Porto, Hull was just what I needed to take a break from third-year life and chat with some new, as well as old, bloggy pals. The meal itself was delicious, I ordered the Carbonara, which came in a thick creamy sauce and lovely chunks of bacon. All the other dishes looked great too, many opted for the Winter Salad which came with grilled chicken and lots of tasty veg. 

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Hull Yum! Food Festival 2014

I only spent an hour or so at Yum! Food Fest in Victoria Square, Hull but still managed to soak in the warm inviting atmosphere and grab a delicious handmade cookie whilst I was busy taking photos for this very post! I was invited to blog at Yum! after blogging for Hull Fashion Week and although I’m not a food blogger I do love food so I jumped at the opportunity. Below are some of my pictures which really do speak for themselves at what local delights were on offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lincs Blog Meet: The Goody Bag

As you may or may not know, (I have done 2 posts on it now!) I was recently lucky enough to go to the #LincsBlogMeet organised by  Bel from Journeys Are My Diary and Amy from Cocktails in Teacups. If you haven’t already read my post about the event, and also the the Boots goody bag that I received, please check them out as it was such a great day and I kindly received so many lovely things. This goody bag put together by Bel and Amy is amongst those lovely things and I’d like to thank the organisers as well as all the companies who donated (I will leave a list below). I think my favourite items in the bag were possibly the Lush Dark Angles Cleanser and the Lincolnshire Co-Op China Cup however all the products were absolutely lovely and I shall be using and reviewing most if not all of them! To see the products up close and read more information please read on! Here is a list of all the companies who so kindly donated!

This goody bag put together by Bel and Amy is amongst those lovely things and I’d like to thank the organisers as well as all the companies who donated (I will leave a list below). I think my favourite items in the bag were possibly the Lush Dark Angles Cleanser and the Lincolnshire Co-Op China Cup, however, all the products were absolutely lovely and I shall be using and reviewing most if not all of them! To see the products up close and read more information please read on! Here is a list of all the companies who so kindly donated!

Ask Italian (@askitalian)Weleda (@weleda)Boots The Fragrance Shop (@FragranceShopUK)Neal & Wolf (@nealandwolf) Lipcote (@LoveLipcote)Lush (@LushLtd/@LincolnLush)Benefit (@BenefitUK/BenefitBeauty)Batiste (@BatisteHair)Lincolnshire Coop (@lincscoop)Paul Mitchell (@paulmitchelluk)Manuka Doctor (@manukadr)One Love Organics (@oneloveorganics)Jewellery Ever AfterScarlett Fashion (@scarlettsfb)Crown & Glory (@crownandglory_)Black Tied (@blacktied)Me So Makeup (@MeSoMakeup)Crabtree & Evelyn (@CrabtreeUK)

 

So excited to recieve something from Lush as sometimes on a student budget I can’t always afford to spend money on nice things like this. This Dark Angels cleanser I will definitely be doing a review on – it’s charcoal black so I’m intrigued if it will stain my face or not!
 

 

 

I’m also intrigued by these Manuka Doctor products that claim to contain ‘bee venom’!

I love taking perfume samples away when I’m travelling or just popping them in my handbag – thank you Fragrance Direct!

 

Like I said in the introduction of this post, I was very excited to receive this cup! History is my passion and this reminds me of ‘Life’ Museums that have old fashioned shops inside them like Beamish Museum and York Castle Museum.

 

Lipcote were kind enough to donate 3 items to the Lincs Blog Meet goody bag including this lovely bag used to store all the other samples and products in! I am a huge fan of Lipcote so very excited to receive a full size lip sealer (One of my first posts was a Lipcote review if I remember correctly – points for you if you can find it!). They also donated this handy travel card holder that I shall be using to store my train tickets and rail card in! 

I had never heard of this brand but I am excited to give their products a go! I am a bit apprehensive about using it on my coloured hair though! 
 

Hull Fashion Week – Meeting the Bloggers

This is my final instalment from Hull Fashion Week Finale and I thought I’d finish the series of posts of with some pictures from the day as well as the lovely bloggers I met there. The day was overall a brilliant day and I got, for the first time, to meet fellow bloggers and found out some of them live so close to me in both Lincolnshire and Yorkshire! There were some amazing stalls and boutiques (which I posted about here) and an amazing photo booth that Kate from Pieces Of Kate, Lucy from Lucy Jane Webb and I took full advantage of! We had our own table which was really cool and it was strange to feel ‘comfortable’ about blogging because of the lanyards we had – normally I get embarrassed if I’m ‘instagramming’, tweeting or taking photos for my blog in public. I also treated myself to a lovely t-shirt from Thieving Harry’s and got some lovely samples from the women at Tigi.  

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Hull Fashion Week | The Top Outfits

 I thought I would do a post on my favourite outfits from the Hull Fashion Week Finale Catwalks! It was so hard to choose from as there were so many lovely clothes but I managed to narrow it down to 6.
 
To see my other posts on Hull Fashion Week: 
 
Also, if you’d like to read what the other bloggers wrote click here!
As mentioned in my last post on Hull Fashion Week, this was my favourite outfit from the slot that I had to cover. I love the 1960’s retro feel to this outfit, it reminds me of a coat I saw at the York Castle Sixties Exhibition which I posted about here. It’s so summery and something you could definitely wear this summer.
The second outfit I’ve chosen is also one from my slot. It’s such a simple but effective outfit using monochrome which I think is in this season (it’s in every season!). I don’t normally love hats however I think this model pulls the look off great. Also, I HAVE THAT AMAZING TSHIRT!

 

If you know me you know I have a thing for polka dots so naturally I fell in love with this polka dot summer dress with lace trim. I feel this dress would be perfect for a summer’s day picnic or walk in the park, who’s with me?

 

I think this is a really great ‘festival-type’ look that is really proving popular. I love the floral dress and the clash of colour with the red denim jacket. Also, the jacket has tartan detail which I am always a bit partial to!

 

If my memory serves me right this was a rework piece, I think it is a bit short however it would be great on a hot summers day the lace and the floral and the dusky pink are so pretty!

 

The last outfit I have chosen is this brilliant casual vintage look, again a great summer outfit and looks effortless but still lovely.

To see my other posts on Hull Fashion Week: 

Click here for the Leader’s in Hull’s Fashion Legacy 
and here for a peak at the Boutiques and Pop-Up Stalls. 

Also, if you’d like to read what the other bloggers wrote click here!

 

 

 

Hull Fashion Week Finale | Leaders in Hull’s Fashion Legacy Catwalk

I was lucky enough to be invited to blog at the Hull Fashion Week Finale on Saturday and the slot I was given to cover was the ‘Leaders in Hull’s fashion legacy’ which was the first catwalk of the day. The show kicked off with a fabulous Lindy Hop by students from Hull College and then models showed off clothes of Hulls finest and longest-established retailers including Beasley’s, Hugh Rice and Leonard Silver. I was so happy to be given this slot as this was probably my favourite catwalk as it included a lot of vintage and retro pieces. Many of the outfits would be perfect to wear in summer or at a festival, especially the 1960’s playsuits you’ll see below. I also loved the formal menswear section of the catwalk and I think the pieces like the grey suit and the pin-stripe jacket could really stand out at a formal occasion this summer. The girls’ hair and makeup were great: plenty of victory rolls and red lipstick which are so fun to have in the summer as well as all year round! 
 
To read my post about the boutiques and pop-up stalls that were situated inside and around Hull City Hall on Saturday click here.
To see the other blogger’s posts on the event click here
Dancing Models: I particularly loved the way this group of models were dressed- especially that mint green dress!








The fisherman’s sweaters looked so cosy and I think these would look amazing on both men and women 


Fishermen sweaters


Fisherman’s Jumper 


I think these outfits were my favourite outfits of the day – Both have a 60’s feel and would be amazing in summer
Particularly this orange playsuit which reminds me of the outfits at the Sixties Exhibition at York Castle Museum 


Beasley’s Menswear – Fabulous pinstripe jacket 





The catwalk also showed off some amazing prom dress designed 

 

And finished promoting the local ‘Hull Is Where The Heart Is Tee’s’ made by Thieving Harry’s