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Thursday, 22 September 2016

FALLING IN LOVE.

Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.
Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

2016 is the year that has introduced me to Paris - firstly in April with Jamie for our one year anniversary and again, this month, with The Apartment and Villa M. 

The Apartment whisked us away for 72 hours in the beautiful capital - attending the fashion buyers show Who’s Next and Premiere Classe. We acted as buyers for the weekend, curating our own store front window via mood boards, taking inspiration from the new designers pieces, with the chance of winning a trip to Tokyo to make the mood board a reality. Pretty nifty, non? (I didn’t win, but I have rekindled a love for scrap-booking and was introduced to some pretty stunning designers, so we’re all winners here right?)

We all know that Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and this trip saw me not only fall more in love with fashion but I also fell head over heels for someone new… 

Girlfriends. 
Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.


If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times before - blogging has seen the beginning of so many wonderful friendships for me and each and every time one begins to bloom I can’t quite fathom how lucky I am to be surrounded by such inspiring, incredible women. 

Of course, it’s not always that simple, and there have been times where I’ve been left stung by behaviour in this community - but coming out the other side of it only reaffirms how amazing the good ones really are. 

Trips away with other bloggers can be an intense environment, especially for those of us who are particularly anxious; and I’ve had a few comments over on Twitter lately that other bloggers would love to meet new people but are just too frightened of rejection. 
Well I can tell you one thing for sure - what it does do is force your hand - you have to embrace it, be accepting of people and allow yourself to relax in to the unknown. It’s scary, but I can pretty much guarantee it will be worth the initial worry. Everyone is in the same boat and everyone wants to feel liked, appreciated and accepted - much like blogging itself funnily enough. Whether it's a bloggers press event or even a school trip, it doesn't matter, people are people and you are you. And you are good enough.

Putting yourself out there and saying 'I'm worth giving a shot' is really difficult. It takes balls and maybe you won't always be greeted with open arms, but then maybe you will - and maybe you'll meet some of the best people you've ever met. 

Maybe, if you allow yourself to push your own boundaries, say yes to opportunities that scare you, with new people you don't know yet, you could be left surprised - and perhaps with a few extra buddies, too.

For the ones you're most apprehensive to meet, may be the ones you turn to in the future, for the next big scary thing.

And so here's to The Apartment and here’s to Paris, for bringing more amazing ladies in to my life.

'When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can't do'. - Abel Morales
Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

Visiting Paris with the apartment and villa M for the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade show.

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11 comments:

Ashley Christabelle said...

So lucky to have gone to such a beautiful city with your friends!! Must do that with my girlfriends in the future (hehe). Lovely pictures! x

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Malu Swartjes said...

you look so lovely!
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Holl JC said...

Such a magic post Megan, I love the honesty and openness in your words! Female friendships where you support champion and encourage each other are so so dang important and amazing, but finding these and being open to them can be so difficult and challenging! You look stunning as ever too girl x

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Josie Brownlee said...

This is such a great post that I didn't actually expect from the name but I'm really glad I read it! As a new blogger I'm also very anxious about trying events and putting more into the blogging community but this post has helped me realise that others are thinking the same and that the first step out into the blogging world could bring me some really good friends which really excites me!

Glad you had a nice time in Paris, sounds idyllic! And love your outfit, your skirt is beautiful and you look gorgeous!

Josie

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Fowzia Madar said...

Wow these pictures are beautiful, hope you had a amazing time,

Fowzia|Crazy4ties


xoxo

S, x said...

You look so gorgeous in these photos! Got me so excited for my own trip to Paris in October :) x
Sophie Cliff

Lauren Britton Loves said...

This was so nice to read; I've met some amazing friends on line, had the chance to work with them and become friends again with too, and I know there are more out there I would get along with, it's like you say - make an effort to get out there and say hello, and just ask to meet for coffee :)

Lauren x
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Frock Me I'm Famous said...

Loved this post lady, so glad you had the best time in Paris with those lovely ladies! It's always so inspiring meeting creative ladies in the same industry who always push us to do better (LIKE YOU! <3)

Hayley xo
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Emma Harrison said...

What a lovely post - I love the people I have come to know through my little corner of the internet and can say without a doubt that if it was not for blogging I wouldn't be where I am today; that little bit more confident, that little bit more outgoing and whole load more assertive.

Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

olivia grace said...

You are bloody wonderful xxx

Kimber Scannell said...

This is wonderful post you share here. It's always so inspiring meeting creative ladies like you. This post has helped me realise that this place are so lovable and interesting.

Kim | http://www.condorny.com

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