Hey all, apologies for the absence. I know you’ve seen all the other round ups so this won’t be anything new, but I wanted to document it anyway. :) There are LOTS of pictures ahead!
I met everyone at Waterloo station at about 10 – or rather, Kat came and got me while I was wandering aimlessly looking for a big clock, haha.
Simply Be had provided us all with lovely little gift bags including a mini A-Z and a compact, bless them! We showed them off but I got my photo last, and I think everyone had given up.
(love this photo of Steph!)
We decided against going on the London Eye and opted for a sightseeing bus tour instead. It was strange to me because even though I live outside the city I work there and know it very well, and it was so interesting to hear all these tidbits and historic monuments I had no idea about! Unfortunately we got a little lost, but eventually stopped off at Aldwych to pick up Meryl and head to Somerset House for lunch.
The winning team, Team B(eautiful)! The first prize was a Yours Clothing voucher for £75, which went to Meryl. Wendy won the second prize, which was any item from Simply Be for free, and Sophie won a necklace from Hannah Makes Things.
After lunch we played about in the fountain and avoided the naked kids, taking OOTD pictures. Here’s mine:
More arsing about:
After lunch we bussed it up to Oxford Circus, where Meryl and I tried on silly headgear in Topshop:
(Meryl looks SO MUCH like my cousin it’s silly. Which is probably why I’m so over familiar with her in person – in my head I’ve known her my whole life. Sorry Meryl!)
Waterproof mascara fail!
Look at my sunburnt nose!
Then onto New Look and Inspire. I tried on the bird dress but the only size they had was 18, and while it looked okay it was a smidgen too tight to be comfortable. So sad. My mum says it’s the kind of dress she put me in when I was two, so there you go. My sense of style is apparently that of a toddler!
Our final stop before dispersing was the flagship Evans store where I tried a few bits on, though nothing really fit that well:
A lovely girl called Alexandra also popped in to say hi, having done her spending spree earlier. She was so beautiful and lovely!
I’ve got to say, although I really dislike the vitriol of the facebook commenters and their reasons, if I’m really honest I’ve not been that impressed with Evans‘ output the past two seasons either. A lot of us agreed it always fell just short of what we really wanted. It’s a shame because all of us understand the problem Evans has with catering to such a massive demographic and we want them to do well, but at the same time we can’t really deny our disappointment.
Wendy and Devon trying Evans‘ new maxi. Case in point – maxi is definitely in, and the print is really cool. But there’s so much bling along the neckline which to me just kills it. Sorry to be a party pooper!
All in all, I’m really happy to have met everyone and I can’t wait for the next one!