I know, I know – my blogging schedule has been awful lately! Now that college is settling down and whatnot, I’m going to try to get into more of a routine with my posts – not that I’m making any promises. I’ve been quite productive today, so I decided to pop up a blog post as well while I’m on a roll.
Earlier this week, I saw on Twitter that one of my favourite bloggers, “Retroflame”, also known as Erika Fox was having an event in the Cork International Airport Hotel. I was delighted to finally see an event in Cork, as I usually have to travel to Dublin for this type of thing. I decided to head along, and it was definitely an evening worth going to. For those of you who don’t know, Erika is an Irish blogger from Kerry, who is now living in New York. She covers fashion, travel, fitness and much more on her blog – all areas which I find incredibly interesting, and I always enjoy delving into her posts.
Yesterday evening I headed along to the Cork International Hotel, excited to see what the evening had in store. Having been there a few times for various events I knew it was the perfect setting for this type of thing! Upon arrival, we were greeted with a drinks reception and some gorgeous finger food. At this point there was also opportunities to get pictures and talk to Erika, who was absolutely lovely in person too. At this point I also had the pleasure of meeting Ailbhe (The Red Brunette) and Sadhbh (Sadhbhers), who were also so nice.
We then moved into a small room at the end where there were goody bags set out at tables – full of Ballymoloe Relish, which went down very well in my house, amongst other nice things. There were some rails of clothes set out, which are all for sale on her Depop and absolutely gorgeous, so we had a root through those, before Erika was brought onstage to speak. She talked about how she got started with her blog, how she ended up in New York, and how she used her college course to get where she wanted amongst many other things. It was extremely inspiring and motivational, and it definitely made me want to work harder! I worked up the courage to ask a question too, which she answered brilliantly. (The question was: “How does she compete with how commercial the blogging industry has gotten”.) I loved hearing what she had to say on many current issues relating to blogging – as I said, it was extremely motivational.
My outfit for the night was basically one I’ve featured in a different post, but with different shoes and tights on. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I’ll leave the details below.
Dress – Rouge Boutique, Cork
Coat – Bershka
Tights & Bag – Penneys/ Primark
Brogue Shoes – F & F @ Tesco
I really enjoyed this night for so many reasons, and it was definitely worth going to. Thank you to Erika and to the people at the Cork International Hotel for making it happen(in Cork!), and for making it such a fab night! I’ll definitely be looking out for more events there in the future.
That’s all for now!