After a crazy week in the states and celebrating the The Next Influencer award I won during the ELLE Style Influencer Award last Saturday it’s time to debrief and tell you guys about this unforgettable evening.
I landed Saturday early in the morning after a 9 hour flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam. I flew back one day earlier because I didn’t want to miss the ELLE Style Influencer Awards which took place that evening. I assumed I would be dead tired after a long journey and feeling jet lagged but the opposite was true. I felt super energized and a bit nervous of what would happen, I mean when are you nominated for an award?
I didn’t had the time to prepare my outfit for the big evening
Because I travelled a lot the past weeks I didn’t had time to prepare my outfit for the big evening. So when I hopped off the plain the first thing I did was a long shower and jump on my bike to head out to the city for a (very last minute) shopping session. I admit the stress of finding the perfect outfit and the nerves kept me going that day 😉 I found the outfit I was looking for pretty fast and I was super happy with it. I will show you the outfit soon!
Then it was time to prep and prime, my bestie came to join me to play dress up and to support me at the event together with Milan. ELLE arranged a driver and with butterflies in my stomach we entered the newly opened W Hotel in Amsterdam. After a briefing of what would happen I instantly felt super nervous yet excited. I had drinks with my lovely fellow nominees Sietske and Lian and we felt so nervous for each other. I was so happy to be nominated with these girls because I truly felt if they would win the award I would be 100% happy for them.
Our category (The Next Influencer) was the first one (lucky us). We sat on the couch with a big screen in front of us where they showed the nominees and… the winner. I have to say the moment they said my name it all went so fast. I was SO suprised and over the moon when they handed over the award and the prettiest flower arrangement I have ever seen. We popped a bottle of champagne and celebrated with each other. This was seriously one of the best nights of my life, a beautiful honor and recognition. And also a big motivation to continue my blog and make it better and better.
Speaking off, I’m going to change a few things on the blog. The month of November I’m going to experiment a little with new kind of posts and more posts a day. So please let me know your feedback about it and maybe some things you would love to see!
Hope you liked this story about the ELLE Style Influencer Awards, thank you SO SO SO much for your votes without you guys it wasn’t possible. I’m so lucky to have you as my readers <3
A BIG FAT THANK YOU!