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(Dress: C/O Lowie @ ASOS, Shoes: Zara, Bag: C/O Lulu Guinness)

Warning: This post could potentially reach soppiness. It may get gushy, and a little awards speechy- but hey, you've been warned.

This time two years ago, I was on the train back to Liverpool University. I remember everything about it so vividly. I'd come down for the weekend, not long after beginning What Olivia Did, to my first ever Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. Much to my complete shock and panic, I came away with Best New Fashion Blog- and I'm pretty sure that evening was one of my favourites ever. After that moment I took this little piece of the internet a lot more seriously, and leaving London to go back to a course I wasn't particularly enjoying (understatement of the year) wasn't a fun experience. I remember sitting on the train, frantically writing this post and vowing to keep making this blog as good as I possibly could, all because you lovely people had given me such an opportunity.
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Fast forward two years and I found myself eagerly meeting Kim at Waterloo, ready for pizzas and catch ups before an evening of cocktails, cupcakes and serious snapping at The Oxo Tower for the Cosmo Blog Awards 2013. Now, without being the 'Oh, I reaaaally didn't expect to win' person- I honestly didn't. Kim and Caroline can fully vouch for how much of a nervous Purvis I was, and did not see my anxious wobble up to collect the award coming from a mile off. Saying that, I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am. To even establish that my parents aren't the only people who read this corner of the internet is amazing, and to think people actually voted is something else. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! (Enough now, Liv). To make it a little better, Kim also walked away with a pretty bad-ass award, I got to meet some of my favourite bloggers and babin' Youtubers and catch up with some of the gorgeous brains behind my favourite mag. Not bad for a Wednesday evening hey? Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 IMG_8144p IMG_1751p IMG_8116p
P.S Thank you again. Just because you know, I don't think I've mentioned it enough.
P.S The winner of my Missguided shoe giveaway is Jess/Paloma from Cos It's The Bee's Knees (you may have to decide between you!)

x
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(Dress: C/O Lowie @ ASOS, Shoes: Zara, Bag: C/O Lulu Guinness)

Warning: This post could potentially reach soppiness. It may get gushy, and a little awards speechy- but hey, you've been warned.

This time two years ago, I was on the train back to Liverpool University. I remember everything about it so vividly. I'd come down for the weekend, not long after beginning What Olivia Did, to my first ever Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. Much to my complete shock and panic, I came away with Best New Fashion Blog- and I'm pretty sure that evening was one of my favourites ever. After that moment I took this little piece of the internet a lot more seriously, and leaving London to go back to a course I wasn't particularly enjoying (understatement of the year) wasn't a fun experience. I remember sitting on the train, frantically writing this post and vowing to keep making this blog as good as I possibly could, all because you lovely people had given me such an opportunity.
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Fast forward two years and I found myself eagerly meeting Kim at Waterloo, ready for pizzas and catch ups before an evening of cocktails, cupcakes and serious snapping at The Oxo Tower for the Cosmo Blog Awards 2013. Now, without being the 'Oh, I reaaaally didn't expect to win' person- I honestly didn't. Kim and Caroline can fully vouch for how much of a nervous Purvis I was, and did not see my anxious wobble up to collect the award coming from a mile off. Saying that, I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am. To even establish that my parents aren't the only people who read this corner of the internet is amazing, and to think people actually voted is something else. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! (Enough now, Liv). To make it a little better, Kim also walked away with a pretty bad-ass award, I got to meet some of my favourite bloggers and babin' Youtubers and catch up with some of the gorgeous brains behind my favourite mag. Not bad for a Wednesday evening hey? Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 IMG_8144p IMG_1751p IMG_8116p
P.S Thank you again. Just because you know, I don't think I've mentioned it enough.
P.S The winner of my Missguided shoe giveaway is Jess/Paloma from Cos It's The Bee's Knees (you may have to decide between you!)

x

56 comments:

  1. Big congratulations. Your blog was one of my first favourite (and obviously still is) and you deserve everything! Plus, your dress looks amazing on you x

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  2. Looks like you had such a lovely time! Nice to see some other familiar blogger faces up there as well! Congratulations! A well deserved win! :)

    xx
    Mere

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  3. Such a lovely post! Your blog is perfect & you deserved the award <3

    Niamh xxx

    niamhsdream.blogspot.co.uk

    P.S You looked beautiful!

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  4. I remember not long after I started my blog two years ago watching your blog come up on the cosmo twitter for winning best new fashion blog! and you've only got more amazing and fabulous since, what a babe <3

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  5. The girl did good. Couldn't have gone to a better person liv. Looks like the salt throwing was a good luck charm!
    Sophie
    X

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  6. Congratulations Liv, you really deserved it! And you looked absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. congratulations! You certainly deserve it :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  8. Congrats on winning, looks like you had a fun evening x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Congratulations! Hard work really does pay off :) X

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  10. Thoroughly deserved, and that dress looked gorgeous!

    Beauty & the Closet

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  11. Very classy adorable look :) Like from a fairytale ;)

    http://msnotweirdatall.blogspot.com

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  12. I kept seeing photos of you popping up all over blogs and i was like HOW BEAUTIFUL DO YOU LOOK!

    Absolutely love that dress on you, so classy and classic, beaut!

    Congratulations on winning an award, you deserve it :)

    www.frankiebooblog.com

    Frankie xXx

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  13. SO happy for you, well done! You deserve it all and you looked INCREDIBLE.

    Sophierosehearts x

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  14. Congratulations, you deserve every vote you got lovely, Your blog is wonderful. You looked beautiful too, your outfit suited you to a T.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  15. Congratulations! You deserve this win.

    I remember reading your tweets around the time you first won, and how anxious you were about not liking university. Evidently you did the right thing for you.

    Your blog is still refreshing, even a few years later.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  16. Congratulations on the award, Olivia! I'm loving your outfit by the way, you looked amazing.

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  17. Such a beautiful looking party! Your beehive is incredible. Congratulations, my dear. xoxo

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  18. congratulations !!!
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. How well done Liv! You look beautiful

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  20. Great post! Amazing look and really loving the dress!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

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  21. You looked absolutely stunning, that dress is perfect! Well done on the win, couldn't have gone to a better blog <3

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  22. You absolutely deserve the award, I love your blog and your style. You looked amazing on the evening x

    aforvogue.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Congratulations! :) One of my fave blogs! xx

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  24. Congratulations! Hard work really does pay off and you deserve it :) You're outfit is stunning too :) x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  25. Well done Olivia! You looked amazing! The red Lulu Guinness clutch is so perfect for you :)

    http://eisforellen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. You're looking lovely as ever! And it sounds like everyone had a fab night out too, congrats :) x

    The Little Things

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  27. Congratulations Liv! You looked beautiful, and you completely deserve it! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Congratulations! You really deserve it, your blog is amazing! Love what you wore to the awards, especially the Lulu Guinness clutch! Congrats again!

    Ashumi
    xx

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  29. congrats!

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.kr

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  30. Congratulations!!


    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Love this dress!
    Absolutely gorge
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  32. I've wanted a Lulu Guinness clutch for as long as I can remember! I love the way you made it the centre piece of your outfit by pairing it with a beautiful black dress. You look amazing, congratulations! Xx

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  33. Congratulations, beautiful photos and you deserve it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  34. You deserve it! You're such a style inspiration to me. Congrats :) xx

    www.lizzarroo.blogspot.com

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  35. Huge congratulations! Couldn't have happened to a lovelier girl, you completely deserve it!xxxx

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  36. Congrats on your win! Very exciting. Love your blog and your outfit posts!
    xo
    tv, turmeric, tea

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  37. Looking gorgeous as always.

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  38. You look beautiful and huge congratulations!

    Becky
    xx

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  39. Congratulations, Liv! You looked stunning (as usual)! :)
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  40. Congrats!
    Your look so very elegant and beautiful.

    DarlingSophie

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  41. CONGRATS LIV!!!! I like to think me throwing salt over you has something to do with this. ; )

    - Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  42. Congratulations! You looked amazing. That dress is to die for!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  43. Oh my goodness, you look fantastic!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. Congratulations! You definitely deserve it!

    atgatsbys.blogspot.com

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  45. This looks great , congratulations you looked amazing and your hair is fantastic , I hope it was really fun , looks like a lot of fun :) x

    Beverly | http://Beverlysbit.blogspot.com

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  46. the dress is stunning and it compliments you so well. you look beatuiful as ussual and congratulations :)

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  47. Congratulations Liv! Your blog is so beautiful you deserve it :) I love what your wore - it's a really gorgeous dress x

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  48. looks like a truly awesome event, i love the vibe of those photos :)

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  49. wow you look stunning! that event sounds awesome too :D xx

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