Something really, really awesome happened...

20 August, 2016
Photo by Ioana Nicolae

This week something really fucking awesome happened. Whilst I was out at a press dinner with Kaye, I took my phone out to snap a photo of the dirty but delicious cheesesteak sandwiches that were presented before me and was met with more Twitter notifications than my phone has ever seen. It had been announced that I was shortlisted for best fashion blog in The Bloggers Blog Awards! At the time I was sat in a white lace dress with neon orange buffalo sauce splattered down the front of it, so I have never felt less deserving of a nomination in FASHION. I actually started shaking from freaking out so much at the time!

I cannot contain how absolutely overwhelmed I am by this, even a few days after the initial announcement, as I have never in my five years of running this blog been put forward for something like this before. As someone who is far from a big numbers blogger and whose wardrobe is easily 80% secondhand, which is mainly sourced from charity or vintage shops, I've always found my style to be quite particular (and sometimes a little eccentric) so it has bewildered me that people have considered using their fashion-based vote in these awards for little ol' me. The fact it was decided upon by fellow bloggers and readers makes it all the more overwhelming and special, because that's the reason I've kept this blog ticking along all of these years; if you're reading this right now, you're the person I write for!

I'm rambling on a little now and I'm not sure where this is going, but I just wanted to write a little something to say a huge 'THANK YOU' not only to those who voted for me, but to those who have read my blog over the years, supported me, collaborated with me on content, talked sense into me when I've contemplated calling it quits and have just generally been a positive influence over my blog over the past few years. Also, a big shout out to James for being the most patient 'Instagram boyfriend' in the world the past 3 years!

Although it's absolutely incredible to be shortlisted for this award, there are so many awesome fucking bloggers out there who put so much love and time into their blogs that weren't necessarily nominated this time. Whilst these awards are a reason to come together, socialise, drink far too much wine and celebrate, it by no means raises nominated bloggers above others at all. We've each and all had an input into creating this absolutely kick ass (because we really are kick ass!) online community that's churning out creativity and content every hour of the day and night. We've got this!

If you want to cast your vote for the finalists in the #BloggersBlogAwards, then you can do so by clicking the banner below:

Now, I can't wait to get absolutely smashed at the awards party - who's going to join me?!



  1. I'm so happy for you! I don't suit 70s fashion at all, but I've still read your blog for years and years because I love YOU and you still inspire me! xx


  2. Aww congratulations on being shortlisted!!
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

  3. I just found your blog whilst deciding who to vote for in the awards and OMG you have the coolest style ever! I am now in love with your blog and you've definitely got my vote!

    Beth xx

  4. That's awesome, congrats on the blog awards! Got my fingers crossed for you Leigh. X

  5. congrats on the blog awards doll! you deserve it! love reading your posts! x


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