Hello all! It’s been a bit of a mad week. Some awesome things are happening in Lauren Land!
♥ If you haven’t seen on twitter/facebook, I had some really great news – I begin working for Yours Clothing as their social media person on Monday, although as you know they’ve already let me loose on their blog. I’m so happy I could scream! I just want to say though: all of my work for them will be on their website – Pocket Rocket will be completely independent with no surreptitious ads, scouts honour! And actually, now I’m working I’ll take Google Ads off. I think it generated about £6.50, anyway. Sponsored content and ads are just not my thing at all, and hopefully you know I’m a gal of my word?
♥ Tomorrow I am on the judging panel – as me, Lauren Pocket Rocket, not as Yours Clothing – for Plus Size Tall & Evans‘ model competition along with representatives of both of them, Evolve Magazine, Beautiful Magazine, and Hughes Modelling Agency, which is hella exciting! It’s down to 15 finalists and since I’ve never done this before, I hope I can make the right choice. I do hope there’s a plus size Freja or Alek Wek in there…
♥ Plus London is just over three weeks away! I promise we will be putting up a programme of events in the next couple of days. To be honest, the daily activity is just meeting and shopping, it’s really really informal. The main event is the evening party at The Strand Gallery. I viewed the venue last night and it’s really cool. I’m so, so excited! I had no idea so many people wanted to come, I can’t quite believe it. It’s just gonna be so lovely to meet all of you!
I apologise if this hurts your eyes, but this was the best I could do with the sun streaming in the other day. God, despite all the exciting stuff happening I look really sad don’t I? Cheer up, love!
Khaki Leopard dress: ASOS Curve
Black top: Peacocks (2009)
Belt & Black Collar Boots: Evans
I had my eye on this dress since it first arrived, and once it went down in the sale I splurged some of my Christmas money on it. I really like it, even if it’s different to how I imagined. I expected the material to be thicker and to hold it’s shape, but it’s actually a thin jersey. That’s not a bad thing at all, though – if anything, it means I can carry on wearing it during the spring and summer as it’ll keep really cool! I have to belt it though, to give it some shape – my mum remarked that I looked pregnant without a belt on… Um, thanks mum?!
The boots were another Christmas money treat, and I think they are my absolute favourite purchase. They seem to have disappeared from both Evans and Style369’s websites, which is so sad as I wanted to buy more pairs! It’s rare to find boots that are as ladylike and pretty as they are comfortable – bikers & brogues are great trends, but they just don’t suit me all that well. But I’m so in love with these.
What do you think? I’m in dire need of a haircut, I know!