#BrumBloggerMeet

Like many of my activities over the past 8 months, I came across the Midlands Blogger Meet-Up via twitter. A tentative tweet enquiring whether anyone would be up for a Bloggers meet-up in Birmingham caught my eye and I instantly raised my twitter hand to get involved. I do not know many people in the Midlands and I am still trying to work on my ‘Fear of Networking’, so this was an ideal opportunity for me.

23 july outfit(Outfit – Top: Kate Moss for TopShop, Skirt: H&M, Brogues: Next, Scarf worn as Belt: Vintage, Teacup Necklace: Craft Fair, Ring:Accessorize)

The lovely Fritha and Claire did an amazing job of organising a fun, interesting and worthwhile day for about 20 ladies all with a passion for blogging. There were emails, plans and organisational aplenty as Bloggers from all over the Midlands (and a sneaky few from further afield) met in the Second City for a day of shopping, chatting, eating, drinking and for some, partying.

brum blogger meet at starbucks(Meeting at Starbucks in the Pallisades)

As always, I was a little nervous beforehand and there was a moment of wanting to turn away when I saw the huge table of girls sat in Starbucks. But I swallowed it, marched up with a tentative smile on my face, waved a big hello and asked where the name tags were. I plonked myself down next to Louise and Selina, and began that difficult breaking-the-ice conversation. Luckily, everyone was really lovely and the conversation didn’t take too long to get going.

Midland Bloggers(#BrumBloggerMeet Ladies – Photo by Gemma)

Once everyone had arrived and we had been loaded up with generous goodies bags (more on that later) we marched through the Bullring to the infamous Bull sculpture to pose for a few group photos. Then we trundled down to the Church for another group photo before heading off in groups for a spot of afternoon shopping.

Motel Rocks group photo(Midland Bloggers posing with our goody bags – Photo by Fritha)

I was not really in it for the shopping so I just followed the others about and joined in the chat. We had been given a few little challenges to think about, which was fun. But I’m not sure how successful we were with them. We had to 1. Find the most silly/ridiculous hat possible, 2. take a photo of someone stylish in Birmingham, 3. Get the best bargain. I managed only one of the challenges. But I did win a prize for doing so, hoorah!

Eloise and Louise(The awesome Eloise and Louise)

Bloggers shopping(A troupe of Bloggers descending on Forever 21)

silly hat(Hat photo for the challenge)

coral skirt primark(I made just one purchase)

By 6pm we were ready to reconvene at our dinner venue, the fantastic Red Peppers at the Mailbox. I was utterly amazed by the place to be honest. There we were, a huge group of diners, ordering different drinks and meals and they managed to serve all of us at the same time. And the food was fantastic! The service from the waiters was excellent and I will be sure to visit here again.

crown and glory turban(Wearing my new Crown and Glory Turban – Photo by Fritha)

During the meal, more goodies arrived, and competition/challenge winners were announced. I won a prize for one of them, which is great. I was thoroughly overwhelmed by all the freebies we received. It was certainly not a driving factor for my attendance at the event but it was really exciting to come home laden with bags of awesomeness along with that happy fuzzy feeling when you have just made new friends.

And now for the moment you have all been waiting for….what freebies did I get?!

tesco black sheath dress(Clothing at Tesco sent bags of clothes for us and we were to pick one each.   I chose this simple yet elegant black, sheath dress)

misguided goodies bag(Missguided sent us a goody bag filled with nail polish, lip gloss, floral headband, patterned scarf, nail file and sweets)

motel goodies in a bag(Motel Rocks sent us a heart-shaped balloon, nail polish, t-shirt, stickers, keyring and badges)

max c and other freebies(This goody bag contained a Max C floral top and a red belt, Julian McDonald necklace, and Crown and Glory hair grips)

But I am incredibly grateful and I cannot wait to play with all my new items. I shall share how I wear them soon!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the Midlands Blogger Meet-Up, I met some lovely ladies and had a fun day out. I hope we do it again soon.

  1. Looks like you all has a fab day! You did well with the goodies too! I love the idea of this and really hope I can make it to the next brum blogger meet!!

    Sarah x

  2. Thank you so much for coming! I’m glad you had a good time. Wish I’d had more of a chance to speak to you!
    Nice choice with the Tesco dress, I was wondering who got that. I love the skirt you bought too, where was that from?

    1. Yes, I think I need less shopping and more hanging out next time so I can get round to talking to everyone. 😉

      The skirt was Primark. I wasn’t intending to buy anything but that colour just jumped out at me!x

  3. it was such a lovely event, and everyone was so friendly that i couldn’t remember why i had been nervous before getting there!

    it was so lovely to meet you 🙂 here’s to more events in the future! 🙂

  4. I’m loving reading everyone’s post about the brum blogger meet, I’m at uni in Birmingham so back home for the holidays and would have loved to meet everyone. Looks like you had a great time though! xx

  5. I had the best day! It was so nice to be with a group of such lovely girls who have the same interests. I think there should be a Christmas shopping reunion meet up 🙂
    x

  6. I love that skirt you bought! I may have to go back and get it myself I think!
    It was lovely to meet you, it was so weird to find someone from Hampshire! I hope we can do something again soon! 🙂

  7. Hey just found your blog while I was reading up on this event! Just moved away from Birmingham after graduating- so would’ve loved to be part of this, looks like an awesome day! xxx

  8. I so understand your fear of networking. I love blogging events but i always feel a little overwhelmed as i’m soo shy! Looks like you had a great time though 🙂

  9. I’m glad you had a lovely day! I love the skirt you got 😀 Also, snap Tesco dress twins (Sorry for copying you!) It was lovely to meet you on Saturday!! xx

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