Freddie and I arriving at the hotel for our yummy dinner
It's really difficult to find the perfect little black dress, and for that reason I've never had one. There was a more obvious gap appearing in my wardrobe, particularly now that the Christmas parties, work parties and birthday bashes are starting to appear (Christmas is 11 weeks away!). For me, winter is always a bit more dressy as in summer you tend to be out all day in the sunshine and then pile in to an event - in the darker months you're more inclined to make a bit of an effort and get the glad rags out to cheer yourself out of the cold..
afternoon tea and biscuits whilst getting ready!
L.K.Bennett have recognised this exact issue and created a selection of 6 dresses, housed under the Little Bennett Dress campaign. There is one for every shape and size, and to celebrate they asked myself, Alex, Freddie, Monica, Julia and Lucy to come and enjoy an evening with them at The Savoy with each of us championing a different dress from the range.
I picked out a little sparkly number (usually very not me, and having had so much fun wearing it I'm planning a lot more glitter in my winter wardrobe) and paired it with some pony skin baby pink heels.
my inner magpie coming out and spying on all the treats in the gift shop!
We were spoilt with lashing of tea and biscuits whilst Blow did all of our hair and make up (I love my side plaits and have been trying to work out how they did them ever since... I'm such a novice with my hair!). Once ready we were all taken around the hotel to have out photographs taken by the lovely Kris Atomic and Justine. So much fun... Freddie and I nearly locked ourselves in the Marilyn Monroe elevator, and there were a lot of confused hotel guests wondering what we were doing..!
L-R: Alex, Julia, Monica, Lucy, me and Freddie
Getting me (and a few of the other girls) out of jeans and t shirts isn't an easy task, it was so fun to dress up properly and feel really smart. On top of that when you live in London you often forget to take use of the city - it was lovely to get to enjoy one of our finest hotels. All of the other girls looked so great, and it was amazing how each of us really suited each style... I loved the back detail of Lucy's dress, and am desperate to get my hands on Alex's to pair up with some ankle boots for autumn!
It's not often that we bloggers get to hang out together in such a relaxed environment, L.K.Bennett and The Savoy could not have made us more welcome. The food at Kaspars (the seafood restaurant inside the hotel) was incredible - I've never had a club sandwich like it... It was so nice to catch up with the girls and find out what is going on with us all. Freddie has recently become part of the ASOS online styling team, Julia's tales about her adorable toddler had us all getting very broody, and Monica, Alex and Lucy's summer holidays were enough to make anyone jealous...
The dresses are all available on the L.K.Bennett site, along with a number of other lust-worthy pieces. Have a look at the whole selection here (or see our individual dresses below).