Wednesday, September 16

- #BLFW & Outfit of the Night...

boohoo una maxi chiffon shirt dress black outfit London fashion week is just around the corner and to get us all in the mood, Danielle from @blogger_hangout organised #BLFW (Bloggers Love Fashion Week), an event where brands and bloggers had the chance to mingle, and for products to be showcased and tested.

Held in a stunning venue, OXO Tower Wharf, with a dress code of 'All Black Chic', it sounded like the perfect opportunity to glam up. I wanted to wear something that was a bit different to my typical choice and had my heart set on a black jumpsuit. However, after perusing Oxford St. with no luck, I took to the internet and came across the Una Maxi Chiffon Shirt Dress from boohoo. All.Sorts.Of.Perfection.

With my KG Carly heels* from Shoeaholics, fave bag and braid, along with copper eye makeup and a bold red lip, it was time to meet up with Carolin, who very kindly offered to take some outfit snaps. And what a pro photographer she is...

The location really was spot on. It didn't feel overcrowded whatsoever and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. It was great to meet fellow bloggers, some who I've followed for a long time, as well as new faces, and chat to brand representatives in the gifting lounge.

I have to admit, a lot of products didn't personally appeal to me (fusspot over here), but brands that stood out were Maison Ves; who create beautiful candles with a splash of social media hashtagging thrown in, Timeless Truth face masks; who have such an impressive range of sheet masks to offer, Miglio; who have swoon-worthy rose gold jewellery pieces and Boadice The Victorious, who create possibly the most luxurious perfume I've ever sampled. I was slightly gutted Paul & Joe weren't present for the evening session, as they combine two of my loves: beauty & cats!

It was then time for a fun little catwalk show, which was a lot more professional than I was expecting. The vibrant, floating pieces were by far my favourite. I've really got into feminine, flowing fabrics lately so these scored highly on my radar!

We then headed outside to the balcony where the sunset was sensational. There really is something about central London during dusk that's breathtaking. The Thames and St. Pauls in the distance looked glorious in the yellow-orange tones.

Overall, it was a really fun evening out and clear that effort was taken - well done The Bloggers Hangout for pulling it off!

What do you think of this outfit? Did you attend #BLFW?



KAREN
BLOGLOVIN' TWITTER INSTAGRAM

38 comments:

  1. These are such stunning photos!! You look incredible Karen! ☺

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. Gorgeous outfit :) You look lovely!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  3. Looks like such an amazing event and bet it was great to get ready for LFW too! I love your outfit. You look amazing and so chic! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  4. You looked absolutely stunning on the night, and it was so lovely to meet you! It was probably one of the best Bloggers Hangout events I've been to, everyone was so lovely and chatty and friendly :D

    Fii | little miss fii

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  5. I loved attending BLFW because I could meet a lot of interesting brands. Also, the venue you went looks so much better than the last time!

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  6. You look beautiful. I love the photos of your outfit. I only found out about BLFW last minute and sadly I couldn't make it. x

    Renata
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  7. I love, love, love your dress! It's gorgeous! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  8. This place (with the wall) looks so beautiful and i love your outfit as well ;) xoxo

    http://notanotherbrickinthewall99.blogspot.fr/

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  9. You look absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with your dress, it's beautiful xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  10. Looks like a really lovely event, bet you had tons of fun! Btw, I love your outfit, scratch that, I adore your whole look! You look really beautiful!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. Lovely outfit and perfect for the brief. It looks like you had lots of fun and a perfect setting Lucy x

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  12. Love your outfit! Sheer pieces are one of my favorites :)
    -Cara Z
    http://fashionswain.com

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  13. My favourite picture is the second to last one :) Always a pleasure shooting for you. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

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  14. Love your outfit! You look stunning - especially in the sunset. Pure skin perfection!

    Laura x

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  15. Beautiful photos! You look so pretty and I really like your lip stick choice and necklace!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  16. Your photos are amazing and you look incredible. I love the backdrop for your photos too.

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  17. The dress looks S0 good on you! You could have done the runway show :) The venue looks great though and it sounds like you had a good time :)

    Velvet Blush

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  18. I love your dress so much. You look stunning♥
    chocolateandsunset.com

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  19. What a chic outfit! I'm loving that dress so much! Looks like you enjoyed your time at the event!

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  20. I need to stop being lazy and go to these events. London is just so far though! I adore your chic outfit it really suits you and I love the length it creates for you!

    Victoria xx thedaisyjaynes.com

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  21. That black dress is so amazing and matched with that classic purse, it just elevates it to perfection! Looks like you had a great time, great pics!

    ISA Professional

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  22. Karen you look absolutely stunning, and these photo's are gorgeous! The dress, the bag,,, loved this outfit!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  23. It sounds like you had such a fun evening! As always, you look gorgeous and both the dress and shoes are lovely!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

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  24. You are an absolute stunner Karen, love the dress it's all kinds of spectacular!!!! <3 I want a dress like this in my life too hehehe :D the event looks amazing! Glad you & Caz had an amazing time :)

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.iamserenel.com

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  25. I'm a massive fan of maxi dresses in general, but maxi dresses with a sheer hem knees onwards are my absolute favourites. this shirt dress is stunning, Karen, and you wear it so well! The event looked like such fun, and what a great way to mingle before LFW! I hope you enjoy a fashion filled week, and have lovely day! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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  26. Awww Karen - this is such a lovely post and I am in love with your outfit, you look absolutely stunning! This looks like a really lovely event and it's always nice to meet new people, have fun and see what's going on!

    Hope you're well! :)

    Layla xx

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  27. Your outfit is amazing, and that hairstyle is so gorgeous! Lovely photos and great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  28. What an amazing event, I wish I could live in London! You both look gorgeous, as usual! And I especially love the background, it's super cool! Hope you are having a great week, lovely! xx

    Ale | http://alemint.blogspot.com.co/

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  29. Lovely outfit :) You look gorgeous Karen! www.shehearts.net xx

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  30. Your hair looks amazing. Such a lovely outfit sounds like you had a great time! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. how fantastic is this event!!! :D looking great too! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  32. Looks so fun! You were the perfect outfit to the event!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  33. Karen you look so amazing! Your pictures clearly steal the show here. That dress is beyond fabulous and the shoes are so glam! Plus how amazing is that graffiti? The event sounds really good too :) must be so nice living in London!

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  34. I would have loved to attend this year's BLFW but I couldn't organise toddler free time, such a shame as we keep missing each other. You look stunning btw, this dress is perfect on you x

    Beauty with charm

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