8 October 2012

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012

Crochet Dress: Topshop ~ Glitter Heels: Topshop ~ Patent Clutch: New Look ~ Pendant: Gift

Fifties Crochet Dress & Dorothy Shoes;
Last Thursday I went to my first ever Cosmo Blog Awards. I was nominated for the Next Newcomer Award, (thank you so, so much if you voted for me, I had an amazing night!), and even though I didn't win I had such a good time. It was so nice to meet some of my favourite bloggers, whilst chatting over the really loud music (way too loud!) and sipping the cocktails that were just a little bit too strong but helped calm my silly nerves. I finally got to meet Ella, who really is as nice as you'd think (her dance moves are also pretty special). Thank you for a good night lovely ladies. After the event, we went to dinner at Zizzi's, which was a little bit of a walk away, cue me and Olivia tottering around looking very silly in our (not so practical but very painful) heels. But it was so nice to meet so many lovely people, it is funny how you can meet someone for the first time after having spoken on the internet and get on so well! I'll say it again, I had an amazing night!! Thank you Cosmo and Next for hosting the event.
This is the outfit I wore to the awards, after much deliberation and panic (i'm cheating a little with outfit pictures being in the back alley again). I had my eye on this dress for such a long time (it was in my wish list post!) waiting for an excuse to buy it. It's a really lovely shape, I love the pattern being crochet as opposed to lace and the thickness of the material accentuates the skirt more, making a slight 50's style. The invite said 'dress to impress', and Cosmo suggested lots of glitter and sparkles (not my thing, not at all, nada), but I love the little glittered backs of these shoes, making them a little bit different and making me feel a little like Dorothy, ha. I made the mistake of not wearing them before the event though, hence why I must have looked really hunched over at the event, oops. 
What have you all been up to today? I've spent it in my pyjamas doing my reading work, I lead a very exciting life! Did you watch Homeland last night, so much tension and drama! It's definitely one of the best series on television at the moment. 
Right, on top of Uni work, i'm definitely going to start blogging so much more! I always forget how much I enjoy it, and end up saying the same things over again. Let's see how it goes.
Love, Charlestown xoxo.



  1. You look so lovely Charlie, the shoes are amazing! Sounds like you had a fab night xo

  2. You look gorgeous here your dress really suits you! Sounds like you had a wonderful time :) ox

  3. Love dress, looks fab with those shoes! xx


  4. Such a perfect little outfit, you look gorgeous (can I have your legs please I don't want mine anymore?)xxx

  5. this outfit is so pretty, and you look beaut! i also adore these heels! xxx

  6. Love your outfit, you look gorgeous! I'm not really a glittery fan either but those shoes are perfect! Quite converted! :)
    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk x

  7. I was so disappointed not to have been able to make it to the ceremony and to have missed out on meeting some of my favourite bloggers! :-(

    It looks like you had a wonderful time and your outfit was gorgeous, would have loved to have said hello and had a chat with you if I'd been able to get there! :-)

    Jem xXx

  8. Gaaah, you beautiful lady! This dress is perfect on you, and I love the hair!

    I voted for you, I really wanted you to win! xo.

  9. What an wonderful experience to even be nominated:) glad you had a fun night.

  10. You look so lovely, those shoes are perfect!

    jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  11. You look so lovely! Love your dress and you hair! Perfect!
    The Cosmo Blog Awards looked great fun :) well done on your nomination, well deserved lovely lady xo


  12. Glad you had a good time! Your dress is gorgeous!

  13. ahh your style is amazing, u are my total style crush x

  14. Hi Charlie!

    That dress is simply gorgeous on you, and paired with beautiful, just-right-amount-of-sparkly shoes. So pretty! <3

    Love Joyce

  15. i've got that clutch myself :)
    you look really lovely! so delicate.

  16. This outfit is gorgeous. Hope you had a great time

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk

  17. Such a beautiful outfit Charlie, shame you didn't win, but amazing you were nominated :)) Sounds like a super fun night! xx

  18. What a beautiful outfit, I love your dress! Glad you had a good night!

    Julia xx

  19. Absolutely beautiful dress, you looked perfect! :-) xxx


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