Last month, we ran our first ever blogger competition #BtreeStyleComp. We challenged bloggers to put together their favourite summer holiday outfit from to be in with a chance of winning it. We received 20 inspiring entires from bloggers all over the globe and loved seeing how everyone styled our clothing in so many different ways. After much deliberation, we agreed on our favourite outfit, styled together by Dorien of Take a look at her winning outfit here.  

Braintree Blogger Competition Winner

  We caught up with blogger Dorien, to find out more behind the winning look, her holiday style, and more about her fabulous blog... Hi Dorien! Congratulations on winning our #BtreeStyleComp! Can you tell us your inspiration behind your winning summer holiday look? Thank you so much! I'm very excited and thankful to have won the competition! I love how during the summer, everything is about relaxing and just having fun. Meeting friends, day trips to the beach, festivals… I love outfits that are very versatile, and I think the outfit I put together is perfect for any summer event. It's a lovely, casual outfit I'd wear to a family picnic, and just by adding statement jewelry like the Shilai necklace and the shikali cuff you can transform it into the perfect semi chic outfit for ladies night or an afterwork party. How would you describe your usual holiday style? Casual and comfortable, but always feminine. I like flowy, bohemian style dresses like your Lantana Marika Maxi dress, and colorful slacks like the Dakota May slacks. Which piece of clothing would you not go on holiday without? A fun, flowery dress. Preferably with an empire line, since I have a curvier figure. What is your favourite fashion trend of the summer? The oriental prints and kimono style tops and dresses I've seen lately. The vivid colors are gorgeous, and the shape flatters every figure. Tell us more about your blog I started blogging in 2011, because I wanted to share recipes, travel pictures and DIY projects I was working on. As a translator, I'm very interested in copywriting, and as a graphic designer I'm fascinated by photography, typography, colours and shapes. What inspires you to blog? Everyday life. I love discovering new shops and restaurants, cooking with ingredients I haven't used before, traveling and fashion. I'm also always inspired by people who (try to) live more eco-friendly, and found creative ways to do so. How often do you post? I used to post only a few times a month. But since I bought my own web domain, I post about two to four times a week. Which 3 of your blog posts would you like to recommend to our readers? 1. "Ecologische Schoenen" // "Eco-friendly shoes" is my latest post. It's about the efforts some shoe brands make to be more eco-friendly. 2. Every week I post my latest Pinterest finds. "Pin-it-Tuesday #5" is the latest edition. 3. "Tricolore Iced Tea" // "Tricolored iced tea" a recipe for three kinds of iced tea with frozen fruit. Lastly, do you have any advice for others interested in getting into blogging? Write when you feel like writing, and write about the things you're passionate about. Connect with other bloggers by commenting on their posts. You might meet some fun new people :) Congratulations to Dorien and a huge thank you for taking part in our interview! Here's a few pictures of Dorien in her winning summer outfit... Braintree Blogger Competition Winner Braintree Blogger Competition Winner Braintree Blogger Competition Winner Braintree Blogger Competition Winner Dorien's summer holiday outfit features our Dakota May Slacks, the coral Bamboo Basic Summer Tee, white Karri Batwing Top, blue circle Frilly Carry All bag, accessorised with the fairtrade Shikali Cuff and Shilai Necklace. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #BtreeBlogger Featured a Braintree product on your blog? As a little thank you, we'll be entering everyone who features us on their blog into our new monthly prize draw! Every month we'll be selecting one blogger as our 'Blogger of the Month' to feature on the Brainwaves blog and to receive a £50 gift voucher to spend at Terms & Conditions 1. The 'Blogger of the Month' prize draw is open to bloggers worldwide. 2. To be entered into the prize draw, blog posts must include at least one image and one link to 3. One blogger will be selected at random on the 1st of every month to receive a £50 e-voucher and will be contacted by email, or through their blog. 4. To ensure that you entered into the draw each month, please let us know the link to your blog post by commenting on our blog, tweeting us @btreeclothing with hashtag #BtreeBlogger, or emailing us at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - With Love

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