Road trip to Manchester

April 20, 2013

Last Thursday was a busy day! Work in the morning, hospital appointment at lunch time and road trip to Manchester for the rest of the day!

Filipa, Daniela and I got in the car and drove up North to attend the Company Magazine Fashion Forum. We had a laugh on the way there and got to see different landscapes – it’s flat as a pancake where I live and it was refreshing to see some hills.

We arrived a little bit earlier so we still had time to walk around and see the streets and do a little shopping – got myself some bargains on sale at H&M, woopwoop! The rain had also stopped just in time for our arrival. How lucky was that?

Details: Dress – Suncoo (via TK Maxx), Long Sleeve T-shirt – Primark, Cardigan– Vintage, Flatform Shoes – Kurt Geiger (via Tk Maxx),  Crazy Cat Lady BagAhcahcum Muchacha (my current favourite Japanese brand), Jacket – H&M Trend (via Ebay).

After all this we headed to the event, held at one of the  Manchester University buildings. It was full of young girls, some of them with their mums and that was nice to see.

Some of the other atendees. The girl in the pink hair was to me the most interesting looking girl there. I would like to know where her blog is as I think her style was quite individual. (I’m not being funny but I saw 3 different colours of the same H&M sweater in the same room).

The speakers were:

Kathryn Kenny – New Look – Senior Digital Content Manager
Victoria White – Company Magazine’s Editor
Oonagh Brennan – Company’s Associate Editor Fashion
Karen Jones Russell – Stylist
Jen Holmes – Blogger at A Little Bird Told Me and Freelance Writer

The conversation was quite interesting and I came back home with a few more ideas (and clearer ones) on what I want to do and what I should be doing to get there. I particularly liked hearing Jen Holmes talk about her work – I’d love to do the same thing! I’ve been working in the finance industry for too long and it’s about time that I move back towards a more creative field. I kind of owe it to myself!

That’s me, taking photos! Photo courtesy of Amy Jane Alice. Click on the link to see her detailed account of the event.

After the Q&A session we grabbed our goodie bags and drove back to the G. It was a very tiring day but I think that it was worth it.

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  • Reply OH LA LA LI April 20, 2013 at 11:47

    Road trip with friends is always fun, glad you enjoyed the busy day.
    You should have asked the girl if she had a blog, it would be interesting to see her account of the event as well.

    I’m looking for a jacket like the one you’re wearing, as usual, why is it I always seem to find cheap and ugly stuff in H&M? Surely not going to the right ones.

    On being a professional blogger, Sara, I’ve read a book “Killer Web Content” as I’m part of the team that runs the website at work, and in this book the author also dedicates some very good chapters to bloggers.

    • Reply Mrs. D April 20, 2013 at 13:37

      Yeah, I meant to ask but then we left straight away…
      Do you recommend the book? I’ll have a look around the interwebz for it then 🙂

    • Reply Mrs. D April 20, 2013 at 17:28

      Got the book from Ebay now, will try to read it as soon as possible. I have a to read pile that’s getting a bit too overwhelming, considering that I’m a bit short on time.
      Lili found the jacket for me on Ebay 🙂

  • Reply OH LA LA LI April 20, 2013 at 21:12

    The book is very good, and so easy to read, smartly written 😉 Let me know what you thought about it once you’re read it.
    Lili always finds the coolest things, she should become a personal shopper, seriously.

    • Reply Mrs. D April 20, 2013 at 21:48

      She really should!!!

  • Reply Mona April 21, 2013 at 10:35

    I love your look! The shoes and bag are fantastic!

    • Reply Mrs. D April 21, 2013 at 10:41

      Thank you!

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  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage April 22, 2013 at 19:43

    You look too cute! Always good to take a little trip and get some work/writing inspo and direction. Looks like it was fun.
    Becky 🙂

    • Reply Mrs. D April 23, 2013 at 11:58

      Thank you!
      Travelling is one of the best things ever! I always come back with lots of ideas and photos!

  • Reply Andrea Deal April 25, 2013 at 16:04

    Beautiful photos of the drive to Manchester! Looks like you had a great time. And great outfit, as usual 🙂

    • Reply Mrs. D April 25, 2013 at 21:21

      Thank you hun! It was a good day indeed!

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