Dress – Anna Scholz c/o Simply Be
Shoes – Evans
Blazer – ASOS curve via eBay
Just before Christmas, Simply Be contacted me and asked me if I wanted to review a couple of dresses – I of course said YES! And I picked the multicoloured skater dress – seen here – and this beautiful Anna Scholz bird print dress.
I own one item from Anna Scholz – the horse print jumper from a couple of years ago and I LOVE it! The fit is gorgeous so I decided to see if the dresses were the same – and you know what they so utterly and completely are. Or at least this one is. I have worn it lots but only just got round to blogging it. I feel super smart in this dress – its perfect for work. Especially when I want to feel professional.
Speaking of freebies – I know there has been a bit of chatter on blogs and twitter about the privileges of bloggers and how some people seem to get stuff when others don’t. I also know that some people feel that there is an inner circle of bloggers who get lots more than anyone else. Having been blogging for nearly three years now, its only been in the last six months that I have reached PR companies radar. Partly that was because I coordinated and hosted Plus London Two last February but also because I had been around for a while. I had a twitter presence. I see blogging like anything else – you have to work hard to get something back from it.
Before I even started fashion blogging, I read a lot of blogs and I got hints from them. So when I did begin my little fledgling blog, I knew I wasn’t going to get freebies straight away. So I saved up and invested in a good camera and a tripod. I’m also really lucky in the fact I have a husband who is a keen photographer. I stopped with the in the mirror shots and I worked on the typos in my posts. I carried on writing away about the brands I loved and the outfits I wore – tweeting my links and “@” the brands in. Also I didn’t really care – I wasn’t blogging for freebies, I was blogging because I loved – love – clothes. So now, once in a while I get the odd freebie and its great! A fabulous plus to something I enjoy doing.
I’m still a very little fish in the pond of blogging – there are much much bigger fish out there – but you know what those girls have worked HARD to get to where they are and they deserve it. We are a community – and we should support our fellow members. Some people are always going to be in the right place at the right time, but more often than not they have put in a lot of effort to get there. So if you are new to blogging, don’t despair – enjoy what you do and learn from those that have become successful and who knows, you might be the next big fish!