Friday, 7 June 2013

Yumi Blogger Style-Off!

You may know that I have been a guest blogger at the wonderfully quirky-cute, women's clothing brand Yumi Direct for almost a year now! I feel privileged to have been invited to take part in a special 'Blogger Style-Off' competition, which will commence on Tuesday 18th June. The competition involves choosing a dress from Yumi's Injection Collection and styling it up to suit my individual personality and dress sense.
    The dress I have chosen is Yumi's Uttam Boutique Flower and Butterfly Dress and here it is pictured below. This is exactly the type of dress I would happily wear on sunny days; I love the bohemian feel its demure length and floaty fabric exudes. The butterfly print is intricate, beautiful and bang on trend with all the flora and fauna inspired prints we have seen on the S/S '13 catwalks. The splash of block colour on the hem is a lovely touch, as is the powdering of polka dots- another trend I am dotty about! I normally go for a maxi length so I will be interested to see if a midi dress suits me (being 5 foot 3 inches I pray it won't cut my legs in half!)

Hopefully next Monday, I will receive this dress in the post and the photographs will be taken and sent by the following Sunday, come rain or sunshine! As of Tuesday the 18th, Yumi will upload each of the five blogger's photographs to their Facebook page and the public will be able to 'like' their favourite outfit. Likes would be much appreciated (!!) though I feel excited at the mere prospect of having my photograph and styling showcased on the Yumi Facebook profile! Once the photographs are uploaded I will blog again about my choice of accessories and my photo shoot setting, with a link to vote for me (if you wanted to, of course!) The winner of the votes counted a week later, on Monday 24th June, will receive an additional (we are lucky enough to get to keep our styled dresses!) Yumi dress of their choice, which would be a nice token to taking part.
   Naturally, I feel ecstatic at the thought of putting on this gorgeous summer dress and taking part in a fun photo shoot! I have asked my godmother to take the photographs, as she loves snapping away with her camera! As for my photo shoot theme, I have set an idea in stone- all I will say is that I will be going back to my nomadic roots, and that you can expect a furry friend with four chunky little legs! I will be competing against four other fashion-savvy bloggers, and wish them all luck with their styling!!
If you, like me, adore Yumi's flower and butterfly frock, then you can view and buy it here!
http://www.yumidirect.co.uk/shop-by-trend/injection-collection/flower-and-butterfly-dress.html