This morning I had the opportunity to meet with fellow Northern Irish bloggers and influencers at the Permit Rooms Belfast for great good and even better company.
In Northern Ireland there has been a real void in terms of networking events for individuals like myself. We see on instagram daily bloggers across the UK mainland, in particularly London supporting each other and meeting up for social occasions, sharing stories and helping each other fulfil their goals and ambitions. I have regularly noticed this and felt envious of this support network, which we have lacked in NI – that was until today.
The lovely Cathy Martin (CMPR) had noticed this also and decided to use her influence to bring individuals together to network, learn from each other and hopefully build friendships. Cathy launched the NI Bloggers Brunch this morning to fill this void and bring together groups of individuals with similar goals and interests. Having never been to an event like this, I didn’t really know what to expect and to be honest I did feel pretty nervous. The nerves however, didn’t last long, as everyone was so welcoming and the atmosphere was so inviting that I felt I knew everyone simply at ‘hello’.
I think I can speak on behalf of everyone at the brunch this morning in saying a massive thank you to Cathy and her team for making today happen, it can be easy to overlook the talent in our little country but events like today really showcase it as its best.
It is no secret that I love a great dress and basically everything with colour and/or pattern, therefore its obvious why I fell head over heels with this dress instantly. Despite the chilly May air this morning I wore this dress without a jacket as I didn’t want anything to take away from the striking print and colour combination. Many could not believe this morning when I said that this dress is from H&M (click on the images to shop). The colour, the cut and the quality suggest something far more expensive than H&M, and this is a find I will be re-wearing all summer. Many people underestimate H&M as a great high street store. Personally I rarely find anything I really love in the actual Belfast stores but I am always checking their website which is ten times better, and I have bought some great pieces over the years!