THE BEAUTY OF BLOGGING: RSPCA #patapet & M&S #SuitStyle
First of all, can we just appreciate the fact that I’ve managed the longest title in blogging history? Yep, I’ve totally outdone myself in the “You are a complete and utter twat and can you please just sort out your blogging game?” stakes there haven’t I?
Yes, yes you have…
So what does all that
sh*t, crap, utter tripe jibberish mean, then? Well, this post was basically born from the fact that last week I was very lucky to be invited to two very lovely events. Very lovely, but very different events. (FYI, I am not being sponsored to say the word “very” as much as humanly possible, I am just illiterate as of yet to discover a thesaurus) The first was an event for the RSCPA’s #PatAPet campaign – actually at my local farm *cue all the childhood memories* – which was a fantastic event raising awareness for the RSPCA and what an incredible job they do of rehoming animals, and the second was an amazing styling event for Marks & Spencer with a just a select number of bloggers.
Sheep shearing, Lamb petting, food, crafts and all the mud/suspicious smells one day; Gorgeous, chic, amazingly well cut suits and prosecco the next. I wasn’t joking when I said they were different was I? But this is why I wanted to include them in the same post; doesn’t this show how amazing the blogging world is and what an impact us bloggers are now having amongst not only the beauty and fashion world, but across so many organisations and companies… reaching out to us because they know we can – hopefully – make a difference. I don’t want to get all
Girl Blogger Power on you all, I just wanted express how amazing I think it is that not only are us bloggers now being recognised by industries that once laughed us off, but the opportunities that arise because of that are pretty bloody amazing too.
Soppy/drippy/cheesy/sentimental sally moment over, on with the post…
The RSPCA’s #PatAPet event came to London, and not only London, but actually to my local farm – Surrey Docks Farm fyi – so I couldn’t not
get involved (thanks so much the lovely team at Talented Talkers
for inviting me). The farm not only has the
cutest animals – no shit sherlock –
but also amazing crafts and food stalls. So how about we take a little look around the farm together, check out the food, swoon over the crafts and have a typical “blogger loves tiny animal” breakdown over just
how cute those little lambs are followed closely by chewing your ear off about the RSPCA’s rehoming work? Sound like a plan? Brilliant, let’s do it…
Now that you’ve all got your pet fix – not something I ever imagined writing on this blog – it’s time for the more
superficial sartorial things in life 😉
I was invited along to the Marks and Spencer
#SuitStyle event – yep, totally
lost my sh*t when I got the email too – which basically focused on their huge range of suits,
in particular a grooms suit for a destination wedding.
Bearing in mind that I’m getting married next year, I really should’ve been good at this/even have an incline of how to style a suit right?
… I was truly awful, but here’s three things that I discovered from the event:
1) I will definitely not be choosing my fiance’s overall look
2) I am a very lucky girl for being chosen to get involved in such an amazing – and exclusive, I know, why I was chosen I have no idea – event and feel very grateful for the opportunity to work with one of my favourite stores and their lovely team.
3) and lastly, after receiving the professional photo’s through it was clearly apparent that I spend 95% of my life laughing. Cry laughing, in fact. Which I guess is actually quite a nice discovery (… if it wasn’t for the fact that I have the ugliest/sloth-like laugh face ever).
But first, let me take a
selfie Insta Pic…
f**K my life, how the hell do you tie a tie?”
So that brings me to the end of this – ridiculously photo heavy (sorry) – post. If you made it this far, you are a better person than I am 😉 I know it was quite a big post (
no kidding you boring b*tch) but I really thought it was the perfect opportunity to send out a bit of love into the blogging world and just take a slightly self-indulgent moment to profess how bloody awesome we are! [insert “T-Rex/sassy hand movement” emoji here]
What has been your favourite event that you’ve been invited to recently? What’s your thoughts on “the beauty of blogging”? I would love to hear what you think.
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed/endured this post 😉
Both events look like there were fantastic – the goats are adorable! And as always I love your outfit x
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Aren't they cute Heather? Thanks so much lovely, glad you liked it 🙂
This is such a lovely post – the animal pictures are adorable and whoever captured the shots of you with the mannequins is a fab photographer! They've really captured some great 'in the moment' shots of you! P.S stop being so harsh on yourself in your posts because you aren't boring or illiterate at all… you're bloody awesome 🙂 xxx
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Ah thanks so much Sam, such a lovely comment, made my day 🙂
i would've flipped if i was invited to one as well! haha 🙂 so exciting – seems like you had a great time 🙂
Haha glad it wasn't just me hun 🙂
Elle, are you sure your fiance won't get upset with you because you were over there feeling up on the mannequins? lol. Both events look absolutely amazing and I can tell you had a lot of fun. Beautiful photos girl.
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Haha Kia that comment made me laugh SO much, I'm sure he won't mind! Thank you, it was so much fun 🙂
I actually love your photo heavy posts because they are full of fantastic images and these are no different. Love the two events, both so different but they look amazing and you look like you're really enjoying the M&S one especially. My most recent event which I was so excited to attend was The Body Shop one (shocked when I got teh email too) x
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Ah thanks so much Alina, so pleased you liked it. Omg yes, I was invited to the body shop event and was so gutted not to be able to make it… we'll have to catch up soon 🙂
Wow this looks amazing Elle, and I am totally envious, I would love to do events for RSPCA, I am a total animal lover and would support it all the way, looked very much like The Three Counties Show in Malvern, which I attended last year was amazing!
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Thanks so much Meme, so pleased you liked the post 🙂
Aww this is so lovely. As exciting as it must have been to get asked by M&S to attend an event, I think I'd die and go to heaven if I was asked to be involved in anything to do with animals! Great pictures though, especially of the leaping lamb and you laughing your ass off, it looks like you had a blast!
For my part I got invited to a shoe event the other week and was very much "really? You haven't made a mistake, me?" Blogging is just awesome sometimes! x
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Haha ahh bless, I know animals are a big draw aren't they? I equally loved both, such fun events. Ahh that's so sweet, it's such a lovely surprise isn't. Team blogging all the way 😉
Ah I love all these photos! Congrats on the M&S event it looks amazing and loads of fun and the farm just looks like the cutest thing! X
Thanks so much lovely, so glad you liked it 🙂
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This is such a lovely post Elle and it's so cool you got to go to two such amazing events 🙂 The food looks absolutely incredible!! I admire the RSPCA so much and would love to do some voluntary work for them at some point. I so desperately want to get a little kitten but I haven't quite talked James round to the idea yet!
Love Holly x
Doesn't it just Holly, that was my favourite bit 😉 Ah I've really been keen on getting a little kitten lately, we'll have to see!
Hi Elle! How lucky you are to get to take part in these two different events. You always write in such a funny, sarcastic way, and I enjoy it. The food at both events looks delicious. Go you for supporting some good causes 🙂
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Thanks so much Brooke, so happy you enjoy my writing, that means a lot 🙂
Pat a pet looked and sounded amazing, I love RSPCA and animal charities I am such a softie I always love going to the farm shop and fresh produce market, fab event you lovely lucky lady xxx
Thanks so much lovely, you're a babe! 🙂
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Ooooh Elle I had no idea you were getting married next year- that's crazy exciting! i would also be totally clueless with suits haha! OHMYGOSH the farm looks like the best event ever- those goats awwwww I have a totally bizarre obsession with BABY GOATS!!!!! ohmygosh they are so cute eeee! **Weird moment over** Lovin your double denim look too!
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Ah thanks so much lovely, yes I am 🙂 Haha they were very, very cute… I had a lot of time for them!
I fell the same about my blog name!! Great event and very nice photos!! Loved your choice!!
Thanks so much Rafaela 🙂
your photos are so gorgeous! the farm animals are adorable too x
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Thanks so much lovely 🙂
THE ANIMALS! Just give me cute pictures of animals and I'm happy as larry. I may or may not have spent like 5 minutes staring at that first photo of the pig with curls trying to figure out if it was a pig or a sheep.
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Haha me too, I loved looking back over them, so cute 🙂
Loved this post Elle! Both events looked awesome in their own way. Also, THAT CAKE YOU ARE CUTTING AT THE END (sorry for all the caps but necessary), good lord that cake looks insane.
xo Naomi in Wonderland
Haha it does doesn;t it, sadly it wasn't gluten free so I couldn't confirm.deny 😉 Was still a lovely day though 🙂
These events are amazing.
I love the food and the cakes!
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Thanks Zarrah, they really were fab 🙂
Lovely post , love your double denim outfit ! xx
Thanks Susannah, so pleased you do 🙂
Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had a great time at both events! It's crazy how blogging opens up these opportunities but you totally deserve it, you can see how much effort you put into it and I love reading your blog! 🙂 xx
Thanks so much lovely, such kind kind words… I'm so pleased you enjoy it 🙂
Love the animal photos, the goats are so sweet! Both events sound like they were a lot of fun and a great learning experience, thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Eden, they're so cute aren't they… loved them! 🙂
Both of these events look awesome hun! I love the diversity of blogging and I seriously cannot wait to start getting to some events soon! x
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Thanks so much lovely, it's amazing how many different opportunities can arise from it isn't it. You'll have a fab time 🙂
Your pictures are amaaaaazing!! The #PatAPet event looks so fun and definitely different to your usual blogging event! Looks like you had a blast at both!
Ahh thank you so much hun, so glad you liked 🙂
I love what you are wearing at the M&S event Elle! You look beautiful. And congratulations on your engagement – I had no idea you were getting married 🙂 how exciting!! Sophie xxx
Thanks so much lovely, so glad you liked it 🙂 Ahh you're such a babe, I am indeed, exciting times ahead 🙂
Everything about your photographs is perfect! The fashion, the food, the animals, oh that bunny rabbit! Adorable x
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Ah thank you so much lovely, too kind 🙂
Really enjoyed this post! Cute animals, lovely food too. I think the male mannequin liked you! Both look like fun events. I love your writing style, it really took me there with you
Hahaha that made me laugh a lot. So glad you liked the post and the writing style, day made 🙂
This is such a lovely post
Thanks so much Obat, I'm so pleased you think so 🙂
There is so much beauty in blogging!! I love writing and reading other blogs so much! It's like traveling without living your home!! Thank you! Seems you had a great time and you got invited because you deserve it! Its always so fun reading your blog!!
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Thank you so much Dora, you always write the loveliest things… it's so appreciated 🙂
I've never seen a pig with curly hair like that! All that food looks so good. You can't beat fresh jam! I wouldn't even know what to do with those suits! Menswear is so foreign to me. It's so cool that you were invited to both these events!
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Haha thanks lovely, I was useless and clearly had no idea but I'm so glad I'm not alone 😉
These events look awesome & I love your animal pictures!
Thanks so much lovely, so glad you liked them 🙂
I really enjoyed reading your post about both events, because I'm sure that on both you had a great time 🙂 And btw, I really like your silver shoes, which you was wearing on 2nd event! 🙂
Thanks so much lovely, glad you liked it 🙂
I love pigs and sheep! Especially so cute and with so curly hair, just want to go there and hug them all. It looks like a great day out! Find me at http://www.igaberry.com/ & https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/igaberry-13323143 Have a lovely day, Iga x
Thanks Iga, so glad you liked you it 🙂
I love the handmade signboards from the patapet event! What rustic vibes 🙂 And OMG the animals are ADORABLE!!! And you must have taken a really long time to decide on the suit, and tie, and shoes, and accessories omg the choices look endless!
Reading all the events you went to in one blog post make me feel as though my life is just… not happening at all! Hahaha. Love reading about these experiences that i normally wouldn’t hear of <3 Thanks for sharing them in detail!
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So lovely aren't they, they decorated everything so amazingly. Ahh thank you so much lovely, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I agree blogger are pretty awesome! 😉 How fun are these events?! I wish we had more around me to go to! Loving all of those menswear looks!
Haha you're so right there 😉 Ah that's a shame lovely, although I don't feel guilty as you live in Australia and I am eternally jealous 🙂
Amazing , I love them all!!!
wow! very nice:)
i love sweets food..