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Herald fashion awards 2015

November 22, 2015


Sometimes blogging can feel like being back in high school, bitchy, petty and full of jealousy. You find people hating you for no reason what so ever and I know as a blogger, you put yourself out there, you are naked (so to speak) in front of the world, your views/emotions/thoughts are scrutinised and it can get overwhelming. Luckily for me the blogging scene in Scotland is probably the opposite to what I’ve experienced/heard about other blogging circles, we have each other’s backs, we provide a sounding board for posts, we collaborate and most importantly we are supportive of each other. I feel like we are almost a huge girl gang!

This time last week I was at the Herald Fashion awards as I was nominated for Best Scottish Fashion blogger.


Sue me, I’m proud! I’ve been writing this blog for four years and a little recognition is nice, plus the awards were in my home town so it felt lovely to have that recognition come from home. There were loads of fantastic brands/designers/artists up for awards and you can see all the nominees and winners here. My competitors are all amazing bloggers and they all looked completely stunning on the night! I genuinely read their blogs on a weekly basis, so click on each of their names to be taken to their respective sites. Brass Buttons & Confidence is a lifestyle blog written by the lovely Sarah focusing on fashion, travel and events. It’s more of an online fashion diary, trust me you’ll be hooked! Florals & Corals is one of the most visually stunning blogs I have ever seen, centred around fashion the photography is amazing and I have spent a considerable amount of time (literally hours) looking through Lucy’s Blog. Wardrobe Conversations is written by Helen & Kimberly and is quirky, fun loving and the perfect online representation of the girls themselves, they also have a strong focus on Scottish designers and you all know I’m a strong advocate for shopping local.

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A very special thank you to Mairi McDonald for loaning me the beautiful Chrissie dress to wear to the awards.


  • Reply maliewatson November 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Reblogged this on maliewatson.

  • Reply Sarah November 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats on your win! It is well deserved!

  • Reply Lipstick and Loathing November 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations Amanda. I love this post! So important to work together & not against each other. A well deserved win lovely! x

  • Reply Lipstick and Loathing November 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations Amanda! Love this post. So important to work together & not against each other. A well deserved win lovely x

  • Reply Li November 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Big congrats! Great news, well done x

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