Monday, April 14, 2014

Into the West blogger Network-the first rendezvous..

Last Saturday was a big day for me. Since starting this blog a mere seven months ago I have longed to attend my first official blogging event and meet other bloggers. I received an email from the lovely Deirdre Cribbin of Deeva Make Up asking me if I would like to attend the ITWBN event to which I very quickly agreed to attend! I then got in touch with Sinead of Yummy Mummy Fashion &Lifestyle who gave us all the details.. Afternoon tea in the G Hotel?! I was bouncing with excitement for a full two weeks! I changed my mind a million times on what I would wear and in the end I stayed as true to myself as I could- a die hard wannabe Princess. So I sashayed past disproving looks from my father and ignored strange looks from the other bus-goers at Bus Eireann and headed up to one of my favourite places in the world- Galway. The G Hotel is INCREDIBLE, it was my first time there and I was completely blown away. The service was completely faultless & the food was out of this world. I didn't want to leave!

The afternoon was so lovely, I met the nicest & funniest bunch of girls (and two men), we all hit it off so well it was like we knew each other for years. We exchanged tips, talked about our blogs and just basically had a laugh in beautiful surroundings! A huge thank you has to be said to Cara Pharmacy &The Publicity Loft for the AMAZING goodie bags we received which were bursting with products that I am dying to try! We were all blown away by their generosity so thank you again. 

Now on to my OUTFIT -sorry of you've had to scroll this far to see this-

If you have been reading my posts you'll know by now that I love anything girlie, tulle or anything Blair Waldorf/Carrie Bradshaw inspired! I saw this skirt on eBay &fell in love with it, I've worn it before to my cousin's christening: 

It comes from Hong Kong so be prepared to wait about 4 weeks for delivery. It comes in one size but it's quite stretchy! It also comes in lots of different colours. If this one sells out just click 'view more like this' and lots more will come up, just make sure the seller has at least 97% positive feedback & read the description carefully. Here's the link:

I teamed the skirt with my Topshop silver holographic Gwenda Heels which I have worn to death, a Topshop shirt, Penney's jumper, Zara Chain & a River Island hairband (which I bought because it looks like a tiara). 

Here are some pictures of the day taken by Claire Jameson of Justified by Jemo, & Danielle of Sweet Memories Photography- thank you ladies, the pictures are gorgeous!  

I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to Cara Pharmacy, the Publicity Loft, The G Hotel, Philip from #TheGalwayHour for popping in for a chat, and of course the notorious GALWAY PLAYER who had us all totally intrigued... Turns out he is a complete gentleman who may have asked me out on a date... Will I be the girl to tame him?! :p Stay tuned!

I would now like to extend a massive thank you to Sinead Carroll of Yummy Mummy fashion Lifestyle Blog who is the brains (and beauty) behind the Into the West Blogger Network which is a fantastic, friendly & welcoming platform for all of us west of Ireland bloggers! Thank you Sinead for organising such a great day, I can't wait for the next one! 

This is the part where I get all cheesy about my new friends. 

But I really did meet some incredibly talented, kind, beautiful & hilarious ladies who I know will grow to be great friends of mine. (Cheeeeeese) Here's a list of all the bloggers on the day, I suggest you find their twitter, Facebook ,Instagram & stalk the crap out of them because their blogs are brilliant. That's all for now, if you're new to my blog, I do this whole rambling thing alot...sorry! I just had alot to say!

Here's a list of all of the bloggers I met on the day:

Anna MUA
Yummy Mummy Fashion & Lifestyle
Makeup by Ruby Sue
Modest Styles
Beyond the Fashion
Crimson Threads
Babs Scribbles
Bec Boop
Innocent Illusion
Town Mouse Country Mouse
Deeva Make Up
Justified by Jemo
The Galway Player
Emily Fashion Fiend

For any questions / enquiries feel free to contact me on : or comment here! Thanks for reading, til next time,

Elisha/Princess Polly if you like xo 

Ps- wish me luck on the date... What have I let myself in for?! ;p 

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