A Rose Gold Sequinned Dress For The UK Blog Awards Ceremony

What do you wear to the UK Blog Awards ceremony? Well if you’re me, you plump for a full length rose gold sequined dress with a cowl back. Let’s face it; if there is ever a time to really go for it and pull out of the glamour stops it’s got to be for an event such as this. And pull them out I certainly did!

Reclining on a sofa wearing a rose gold sequinned dress for the UK Blog Awards 2016

Showing the back of my hair wearing a rose gold sequinned dress.

I took my time getting ready for my 6.30 pickup, by a brand new BMW 7 Series no less which whisked me to The Park Plaza Hotel. The theme of the evening was Roald Dahl, which meant being met at the entrance by the BFG – he’s a big lad don’t you know!

Standing to show a full length rose gold sequinned dress for the UK Blog Awards

Odeon Cinemas had waved a magic wand and transformed an area of the venue into a mini cinema – complete with popcorn to nibble on.

Standing in a rose gold sequinned dress. 
Laughing in a rose gold sequinned dress. 

Leaning back on the sofa

A handbag with Lanson

The pre-ceremony fizz was free flowing (unlike last year I only had the one glass before the ceremony – yeah, I got a bit tipsy last year and didn’t want a repeat performance), the cute canapés were delicious and the room was filled with bloggers dressed in their finery and networking their little socks off (not that most of them were wearing socks, but you know what I mean).

Close up of rose gold necklace

Showing the bottom of my shoes

The air crackled with anticipation and excitement and I crackled with static – yep, my ever-so-perfectly matched throw kept giving me static shocks. Not to worry though, I do have an electric personality – groan!

As you may know if you follow The Barefaced Chic, I didn’t win an award (what the hell am I now going to put in that space on my shelf?), but the experience alone was enough to smack my gob, and I’m hoping for a repeat performance next year.

Holding a bottle of Lanson

So thank you all for voting for The Barefaced Chic, you really did make this blogger a very happy lady. And not just because I got to wear a rose gold sequined dress! 🙂



  1. May 2, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Hi Michelle, I’m a relative newcomer to the world of fashion blogging and have only come across your blog today for the first time. I saw a photo of you and Catherine on Instagram at the awards ceremony and thought you both looked stunning. Rose gold is my favourite of the gold tones, and I must admit your whole outfit cetainly delivered the wow factor befitting a fashion blogger! I hope to delve a bit deeper into your posts to see what you have to say, but already I can see why you were nominated for an award. You have a lovely writing style and that’s only from reading the intro about you. It’s so good to find another quality blogger and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    • May 11, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Hi Anna, I so glad you found this little blog of mine!
      Thank you for the compliments, it means a lot knowing that people enjoy my writing style.
      Catherine looked amazing at the blog awards didn’t she – just like a fairy princess! I fell in love with her whole look.
      Michelle xx

  2. May 4, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Oh Michelle, you look absolutely stunning. The dress is to die for and fits you so beautifully. Congratulations on being nominated. It sounds like it was a wonderful event and you truly deserve your nomination and to win xxxxx #wewasrobbed

    • May 11, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you so much Liz! It was, indeed, and honour to be shortlisted – I think if I had won I’d have fallen off the stage in shock. Next year though, look out shelf there’s a trophy to be had 🙂
      Michelle xx

  3. May 4, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Oscarworthy from head to toe you delectable woman you!
    I bet hubby couldn’t keep his eyes off you the entire evening? It’s a shame you didn’t come home with the Award but you were already a winner in that dress anyway xxx

    • May 11, 2016 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Michelle, yes Andrew was a bit popping of eye all night! It was such a special night that winning would only have been the icing on the cake, and there’s always next year 🙂
      Michelle xx

  4. May 5, 2016 / 10:40 am

    OMG you look absolutely stunning! That dress is to die for, like it was made for you. The colour and everything is just… perfect!
    Suzy x

    • May 11, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thanks Suzy, it was a wonderful dress to wear and a wonderful evening.
      Michelle x

  5. May 5, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Should I ever have the opportunity to wear an evening gown for a special night, it has to be your dress, Michelle! You look absolutely beautiful!
    I’d love for you to have won but there is always a second chance and I am glad you had a wonderful evening together with Catherine!

    Oh and please, when you send over the dress, don’t forget that bottle of champagne 😉

    Much love,
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • May 11, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Alas Annette, the champagne disappeared rather quickly! I did love that dress though, I felt like a million dollars in it. And I had such an amazing evening. I’m really hoping I get through next year – you’ll have to come with me xx
      Michelle xxx

  6. May 10, 2016 / 11:39 am

    The dress is so gorgeous! Whether you won the award or not sounds like it was a fun event.

  7. May 12, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Oh My God, I’ve seen a few photos, but I’ve really enjoyed soaking them all in here in your post. You look absolutely fantastic, Michelle. You should win an award just for that dress alone! xxx

    • May 17, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thank you Lisa,
      I think we should demand an award for the most sparkly dress next year 🙂
      Michelle xx

  8. claire rodgers
    May 27, 2016 / 11:01 am

    gorgeous! love your bag. Who is it by? thanks! x

    • May 29, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Hi Claire
      I bought in a small boutique in Yorkshire, the label says LYDC. I actually bought such a large bag for the evening because I wanted to take a pair of flats with me. They fit in the bag perfectly, as did the small bottle of fizz 🙂
      Michelle xx

  9. August 14, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Well, you may have not won an award, but you looked absolutely AMAZING!!! Gorgeous photos!

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