Part of the fun of a blogging conference is choosing what to wear. Every year I use it as an excuse to treat myself to a new dress or top but this year I have been spoiled as British womenswear brand Celuu selected me and 4 other bloggers to wear one of their outfits at this year’s BlogOnMSI!
This brand sells contemporary women’s clothing in sizes 12-22 and is aimed at the 35+ market. Celuu are a Manchester based company that retails online, in independent shops and also in John Lewis stores UK wide. Their pieces are beautifully designed and easy to wear – they take inspiration from trends and turn them into relaxed styles that are comfortable to wear and luxurious to touch. I love it when I find a brand like this – stylish but not ‘wacky’. Classic but not boring. Comfortable whilst still shapely and with a few key pieces that are totally me!!
I chose this outfit for a funky but tailored look…
I was impressed with the way the pieces arrived earlier this week, doesn’t this package look intriguing?
Blog On is organised by Laura Seaton and takes place this Sunday. I will be wearing this Celuu outfit on the day, but as I needed to get shots for this post, I had to organise an impromptu coffee date with friends to catch up and test drive the threads!
When I arrived at the coffee shop one of my friends complimented me on the biker jacket and wanted to try it on! I only had on the strappy vest underneath but it was warm in there so I stripped off, discretely as there was a table of pro rugby players sat next to us! She tried it on (and looked lovely in it too!) and volunteered to take it off my hands if ever I get bored of it! I had to say “Sorry but no chance!” I love a good biker jacket and this one is wool – which I don’t currently have, so it is staying with me! We chatted and had a laugh – then as it was time to do the afternoon school run, I slipped the jacket back on and a woman came up to catch me. She said she’d been admiring my jacket all afternoon and where did I get it?! I love things like that! I was happy to pass on Celuu’s name and tell her she could buy online, so she made a note and left me beaming with the happiness that comes from an unexpected compliment!
The jacket certainly is something of a show stopper but I also love the vest and treggings. They are both good, solid basics to build a look upon, they are excellent quality and the treggings are thick enough to have some ‘hold you in’ properties! The vest is a nice long length so it is flattering and I felt adequately covered. When teamed with the biker jacket, the look would take me from the blogging conference daytime session, easily into an evening out afterwards!
If you want to know more about this brand which has recently launched its online site, visit www.celuu.co.uk
Disclosure: Thank you to Celuu for sending me this outfit to wear at Blog On!