BLOGGER BRUNCH OUTFIT

Last week was the first of hopefully many Luxembourg blogger brunches (see photos from that morning here) and so I wanted to make a little extra effort with my outfit. I had picked out this beautiful print dress which I got from the Primark in Cardiff but I unfortunately did not realise that the dress rode up my bum whenever I walked and so I grabbed my orange split maxi skirt to slip it on over the dress as moving about on a pogo stick or a mobility scooter were not exactly feasible solutions. I find it a bit of shame as I really do love the print - I may just grab a pair of scissors and turn it into a crop top!

French coming soon...

LIGER SHOES

I have been um-ing and ah-ing about buying a pair of leopard print flats as the last pair I bought were a questionable 8-pound pair from Primark. I absolutely love prints but there was something about the thought of an all-leopard shoe that did not really do it for me. I love the leopard Vans-style slip-ons that so many people seem to have and which so many brands seem to have emulated, but I could not wrap my head around the style - I did not think they were very me (N.B. I say this now but this idea of "me" and style without a doubt changes over time). When I was in Cardiff visiting my younger brother, we came across a store that sold a variety of clothing items - both men and women - and a variety of brands too. I spotted these shoes and then zoomed straight towards them like there was no tomorrow. I absolutely adore the tiger head on the tip of the leopard print covered shoe by YRU. I think it makes for such an awesome change!

Depuis un bon moment j’hésitais quant à l’achat de souliers plats à motif léopard, car auparavant j’en avais acheté chez Primark une paire qui ne me coûtait que huit livres. J’aime beaucoup les imprimés, mais je n’étais pas convaincue par l’idée de souliers totalement léopard, même si j’adore les chaussures slip-on du style Vans qui est la tendance de la saison et qui a été imité par tant d’autres marques. Mais j’avais du mal à accepter l’idée: je ne croyais pas que le motif léopard fût mon truc. Je dis "mon truc", mais sans doute il change avec le temps! Lors de ma visite chez mon frère à Cardiff, nous avons découvert un magasin qui vendait plusieurs marques de vêtements d’homme et de femme. J’ai repéré ces souliers, et j’y ai braqué tout de suite mon regard. J’adore la tête de tigre au bout du soulier à motif léopard de YRU. C’est une innovation vraiment géniale.

LUXEMBOURG BLOGGER BRUNCH

It has been a while since Sammie, Claude and I first started talking about putting together a bloggers' get-together for our little country Luxembourg and yesterday the day of our blogger brunch finally arrived. We all met at Table du Pain on Avenue Monterey for some food and to have a good old chit-chat. We were a little group of 8 which may seem small but it was so lovely to be able to get to know  the girls behind the screens and to Instagram our food without any judgement - haha! I really do hope that this was the first of many meet-ups to come. It really was so great to have the chance to meet up with Ariane, Anne-Sophie, Christine, Emilie, Jenny, Kristiana and Sammie, and I also hope that we will be able get together more of the gals who did not get to make it to yesterday's mid-morning blogger feast. There is no feeling comparable to that of being among people who share the same passion as you.

Depuis un certain temps Sammie, Claude et moi, nous envisageons d’organiser une réunion de bloggeurs au petit Luxembourg, et hier le jour de notre "blogger brunch" est enfin arrivé. Nous nous sommes rassemblées à la Table du Pain à Luxembourg-Ville, où nous avons bien mangé et bien bavardé. Nous étions huit à table, ce qui pourrait sembler un groupe assez petit mais j’étais tellement contente de rencontrer les filles derrière les écrans et de partager sur Instagram les photos de notre déjeuner. J’ai bien envie de répéter cette rencontre! C’était génial d’avoir l’occasion de rencontrer Ariane, Anne-Sophie, Christine, Emilie, Jenny, Kristiana et Sammie, et j’espère vraiment qu’il sera possible à l’avenir de réunir les autres qui n’étaient pas présentes à la réunion d’hier. C’est formidable de se trouver parmi des gens qui ont la même passion!