Monday, 23 June 2014

At Britmums Live 2014

This was my second time to Britmums Live (UK bloggers parenting conference) the first time I went to Britmums Live I had only been blogging for a few months so was daunted and so nervous but came away having learnt loads, met some great brands and a few other lovely bloggers. This year was a little different, I had a creepy list of 'bloggers I really want to meet in the flesh' Modern Mummy, Style Me Sunday, Brummy Mummy, MAM VIB, Mummy Endevors , Rock n Roller Baby and An Essex Wife to name but a few.  I also wanted to make the most of the easy access to brands I thought would be a great fit with Little Likely Lads. And to meet the lovely lot at Butlins just to thank them for giving me the opportunity of being a Butlins ambassador the past year and to wink and nod as if to say 'choose me again this year' I think they just thought I had something in my eye! I felt a lot more confident this year in what Little Likely Lads is all about and where I want it to go. I came away feeling I had the information and encouragement to make those changes happen.

Britmums Live 2014

So down to the important stuff - What I wore to Britmums Live

From last years Britmums Live I realised it's important to dress however makes you feel at your most confident but having labeled myself a 'style blogger' I still had in the back of my mind 'make a little effort otherwise others might questions why I'd labelled myself that' on the Friday I planned to talk with the brands so I wanted to look reasonable smart, I also wanted something that took me from day to night with just a few adjustments to my makeup. So opted for this tea dress and my most favorite and comfortable brogues. I only wish this sun jellies bag was mine but I nabbed it from the super stylish Style Me Sunday.

What to wear to Britmums Live
Dress Urban Outfitters, Brogues Clarks, Bag Sun Jellies
On the Saturday I won't lie I was feeling a little worse for wear, I had planned to wear a blouse from Zara put when I took it out of my suitcase it was so crumpled, I just couldn't face ironing it so opted for this lime t-shirt, high waisted jeans and trusty burgundy converse, it was pretty casual and nothing to write home about so added my favorite statement necklace and a headband , I think it gave me the right amount of pick me up without looking like I tried too hard (which I definitely hadn't!) but I felt comfortable and it was a good outfit to travel back home in.

Britmums Live Outfit
Top Zara, Jeans Topshop, Converse Office, Bag Urban Outfitter, Shopper Bag Primark
My most favorite session was the Instagram talk (shock horror, I'm a Instagram fiend!!) Marte Forsberg gave some great tips from taking great photos with beautiful natural light to making sure you are engaging with your followers and the brands you would like to work with. She also stressed the importance of your profile picture, if it looks rubbish then people will assume the rest of your feed is rubbish too, so I swiftly changed mine!!

I found the Pinterest session the most helpful, I have sworn to spend more time on mine and give it a huge revamp. What I took away from the session was to get pinning! Have as many boards as I like and pin as much as I like, with clear descriptions on each pins so they are easily searchable. And get myself a Pin It Button on this here blog.

I also loved Captured By Lucy, I love her blog and her photography, she's inspired me to have a design revamp of Little Likely Lads so watch this space! 

So all in all Britmums Live inspired me to make changes on my blog/social media and I met some amazing bloggers and hopefully new friends. 

Oops not lets not forget the goodie bag, who doesn't love a goodie bag?!! There were some great products but my favorite had to be th Joules Scarf, I am not posh enough to know the right way to tie a scarf so I just stuck it on my head and I love it!!

Joules Scarf
Joules Scarf







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17 comments

  1. Lovely to meet you lady! Added to you to my Bloglovin roll, I like what I see here and you were fab- hope to meet again soon! Apologies is I was VERY drunk at one point! x

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    1. Lovely to meet a like minded lady (coughs after lady! haha!) Definitely stay in touch and hopefully meet up soon. Are you going to any other blogger events soon? I will check out your blog this evening x

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  2. This was my first time - and I guess I was also after teaming up with some health brands (was very pleased to meet Run & Dye!) - and meeting some of the bloggers I connect with online (which is a bit odd, felt slightly stalkerish at some points!). I was inspired by the Google+ talk, plus the info on affiliates, and I found the GeekMummy tech talk really helpful (must back up blog, must back up blog). A great event all round!

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    1. The Google + talk went straight over my head, plus I was sat on the floor getting a numb bum! I missed the info on affiliates, are you doing a post with notes on these? x

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  3. Yes I wore jeans as I hated not having pockets last year. Like what you did with the scarf - I got a rabbit keyring.

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    1. Jeans were a must on the Saturday! A lot of people seemed to get the rabbit, I think it is really cute although may have been more difficult to style! ;0)) x

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  4. Love it - you wear the scarf VERY well... :)

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    1. Thank you so kind, I am slightly obsessed with wearing scarves on my head! I should at some point learn how to actually tie one x

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  5. Great post! You are rocking that scarf! It was my 1st BritMums and I loved it :)

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    1. Thank you! What were your highlights at Britmums Live? I definitely found that I was more into the session the first time around. x

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  6. Great photos, I wore jeans as they are what make me most comfortable but I was still a bundle of nerves as it was my first time, hopefully I will be better next time. Glad to have come across your blog it looks beautiful :-)

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    1. Thank you, I think its so important to be comfortable in what you are wearing especially when you are a bag of nerves anyway. I will check yours out this evening when I am not trying to cram everything in on Beaux's nap time! x

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  7. Wow, I got the scarf too and have no idea how to wear it! Glad you enjoyed your experience this year, it was my second time too and I felt so much more 'at ease'. I came away with pretty much the same thoughts as you with regard to sessions - can you believe Marte's following on Instagram?! What a weekend!

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    1. I need to learn how to properly tie a scarf, which one did you get? OMG!! that is amazing, she is queen of Instagram! I will be checking yours out later too x

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  8. So lovely to meet you and good luck with your plans for this year :) x

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    1. Yay I am so glad you got in touch, I couldn't find your business card. It was lovely to meet you, I must show you your American blogger twin!! x

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  9. Hey
    It was lovely to finally meet you and looking forward to catching up again soon.
    Thanks for the mention (mamasvib)
    x

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