Wearing Kiyonna at the Think Money’s Summer BBQ!

This was by no doubt one of the best events I have ever attended in my life, let alone the two plus years of blogging. Think Money’s last event involved inviting a selection of local bloggers, to meet up, network, and just have some fun together! During the last event, we were told that we could pick 5 people who we’ve not met before (or once) and have our own event with them, which turned out to be a huge gathering at Hotel Football‘s open rooftop enclosure for a BBQ and cupcake making class! I was surprised myself at the first event being utter perfection, everything was taken care of such as introducing everyone, plenty of food, an activity to do, and even things to take home in a goodie bag. This time was no exception.
Curvety Kiyonna, shemightbeloved, plus size blogger

 

After receiving around a thousand tweets from Caitlin and Jemma regarding what they’re wearing, I already knew that I’d be wearing my new Kiyonna Sugar and Spice Dress in Onyx dress from Curvety. It was a pretty straight forward choice, as someone who loves to overdress, why not a £111 dress for a BBQ? This dress is utter perfection and an incredibly true to size dress. I wore a size 20 and I love how it hugs your curves, shows off your boobs and offers that little bit of cover up whilst not baking you in material at the same time. It’s quite a heavy dress which meant I was protected from the wind and my handy Chaffree ensured I was comfortable all day long.

I’m also wearing a new necklace from Lauryn Rose, an Irish jewellery company that I am absolutely lusting over. My new favourite from them is definitely this beautiful Rose Gold Pendant with tear-drop shaped black square stone at €49.00 which is around £36!

 

Curvety Kiyonna, shemightbeloved, plus size blogger
Curvety Kiyonna, shemightbeloved, plus size blogger

 

lauryn rose jewellery

 

Anyway, on to the event! A lot of people couldn’t make it in my little list, so I did end up spending time with 3 people who I’ve met before, including Alfie, who I obviously know quite well. Thankfully, Jemma and Simone could make it, and Simone brought along her blogger husband, Carl and Caitlin came too! Anoushka wasn’t technically part of my list, but I did have to hind an inner fan girl moment from finally meeting the blonde bombshell, she’s an utter babe in real life as well as on the Internet. We had an absolute blast and I don’t think we shut up all day. Jemma was far too excited over bingo and we all really got to bond like never before. The cupcake making class was lead by Michelle from the Princess and the Cupcake and of course, I got to show off how much of a Domestic Goddess I am.
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event

Obviously, with Think Money nailing events, naturally there was a fancy dress station and Instagram cutout! It really made me laugh that as we were all so comfortable with each other, it was pretty much synced that we saw the fancy dress things and all moved towards it at the same time! After we had a little play, the BBQ was ready and it was quite the spread indeed, with something for just about everyone, even plain pizza for those fussy eaters. The food was absolutely delicious and definitely made everyone feel really full, especially after the ice cream cones too. There was even a cake from Jon’s Cakes but everyone was too stuffed to even look at it by the end of the event!Just before the blogger bingo game was about to start, Bryony from Think Money wondered over to the prizes, Thorntons trophies, to discover that they had actually, completely melted and I managed to captured the little breakdown, which we did all laugh off in the end! Especially after listing all the things we could do with melted chocolate, which did involve popcorn!

Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
Think Money Summer BBQ Blogger Event
We were all tweeting so much on the day and periscoping that pretty much everyone wanted to know where we were, I even had my brother’s boss asking as he saw it all over my Twitter! The Think Money Summer BBQ was such an amazing day, and I’m so glad I had the chance to go along and spend it with some of the best people. The day ended with us trying to carry huge goodie bags with products from Manuka Doctor, NSPA, Metcalfes, Vita Coco, Ohh Deer, Fancy Witch, Anne Semonin, Crabtree & Evelyn, Milton Lloyds, Aroma Works, Halo, Urban Fruit, Derma V10 and Weleda, the goodie bags were immense!

 

This event was organised and run by the team at Think Money’s Personal Account, thank you!Some of these photos were my own, some are Think Money’s and some are Simone’s.

This post features PR samples unless otherwise stated. For more details, read my disclaimer here.

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