Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Plus North

Hi lovelies this post will be text and picture heavy but i had such an amazing day i want to include as much as i can. First of all i would like to thank Toni and Becky for organising such a great event it really was amazing and i had the best of times!
Everyone at the event looked amazing i have seriously never seen so many gorgeous ladies in one room! I really wish i had talked to more of you but sometimes i get a little socially awkward but now I've seen you once there will be no stopping me next time, prepare to have your ears chewed off :)
First off here's what i wore




I wore a dress from tesco i bought it quite a while ago on one of my many lunch time shopping sprees. Its a 22 and was £16 a complete bargain if you ask me. The tights and shoes are primark and the glasses chain is from asos. So many people asked about it I've seen a few tweets since and it seems I'm bringing the glasses chain back lots of lovely ladies buying them.
I went to the event with lolly likes and as she was modelling in the simply be catwalk we were there a little early. We helped out a little by sorting out the ballons for the table and i discovered that i simply can't tie knots and at the age of 25 whats happening to me?!
Here is a picture i took of the venue

It was so pretty the building was gorgeous as you can see I'm not the best photographer, that coupled with the fact  was far too excited to remember to take pictures means i don't have many i took myself.
Once the event started my first port of call was the photo booth, what a great addition ! I didn't want to get out of it here are the pictures from the mighty boof!
Heres me,lolly and lisa
As well as the photo booth there were some lovely ladies painting nails for a donation to charity, id done mine the night before so i didn't have mine done, a lovely table full of brownies, macaroons and cupcakes from the lovely people of fat cow moos. I didn't have a cupcake but i did have a macaroon and a few pieces of brownie and they were amazing if i though i could have got away with taking the plate with me i would have done!
Her is lolly likes enjoying her cupcake

The lovely Rivkie from SLiNK magazine was there i bought issue 6, which I've not read yet because i don't want to finish it and have to wait for another issue, we also got a copy of issue 5 in our goodie bags which I've already read and i love it its a great magazine so if you haven't read it before now get yourself to the website and by a copy what are you waiting for?

There were lots of other stalls there including Stella & dotDea londonBenefit, Curvissa, Eve activewearTrapped in a skinny world (who had amazing t-shirts I'm kicking myself i didn't buy one).
As i wandered about and i saw the Excite clothing stand and i had to go over. Im always looking at the pretty dresses on the website and I've had my eye on a few as you have probably seen from previous posts. They were really nice to talk to and i loved seeing the new styles they had. Ive bought a dress from them with my plus north discount i know it will be the start of many more (i'll post about it soon).
My next stop was Chesca they had some really lovely things, very elegant especially this dress which looked amazing on the mannequin! Again it was lovely to meet them and i can wait to see the collection aimed at the younger audience they spoke about.
Simply be has a sample sale with some great pieces including bags, but I'm pretty sure if i'd have returned home with yet another bag my hubby would have been questioning my sanity!
Here is the video go the fashion show this is from sarah who has a great you tube channel found on film.




After the fashion show Kim from tesco talked to us about the plans for the True range and the other plus size brands they are now working with. I can't wait to see what they have in store for True i love the range and have a few dresses from it. Nikki from metail also let us know about the online fitting room which is just a great idea, to be able to input your own details and have a 3d version of you to try on clothes online, how amazing?!
I did buy some lovely jewellery from the lovely Chloe of life's big canvas. She does great pieces usually only a few of the same design so your not going to see hundreds of people all wearing the same as you, which is great. She also sells the necklace separate to your charm so you can get the best fit and length for you. She is a lovely lady and it was great to have a chat to her. Here's what i bought
What an amazing brooch

Unicorn!
Evans were there too and it was really nice to meet them me and Lisa had a chat to them, we spent so long talking we were almost late for the fashion show as we didn't realise the time. So if i had to squeeze past you on the stairs I'm sorry ! I was measured by the evans team who told me my shape was busty which id already guessed, they are offering clothes to match your shape and or busty girls i think this is amazing as i'll no longer have to size up to fit the girls in :) Ive seen a few of the busty dresses on the website and can't wait to give one a try.
We also got a great goodie bag with discount codes a ann harvey scarf and some we love colours tights which i tried on as soon as i got home and am deeply in love with.

So i think that just about sums it up i really did have a great day if you would like to see more pictures from the day have a look at simply be's pictures here and the lovely Rebecca's pictures here
I really enjoyed meeting all the ladies i did you are fabulous, and to the ones i didn't have chance to or was to shy to speak to heres to next time!
XOXO


18 comments:

  1. I was so close to buying those two Life's Big Canvas pieces! Great post :)

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    1. thank you i fell in love with them i can't wait t get more! xx

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  2. Love the glasses chain! I got the cross one from asos for my sunglasses and people always ask about them. Might have to pick up the glasses one now too! x

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    1. its so cute isn't it I've had a pearl one from there before too i love them :) xx

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  3. Dear Rachel, You have a very nice time with your friends.. I looked that shared sites and pictures.. I like all pictures and It is amazing that you have enjoyable hours very well..
    You know I am so jealous :)) And I like all whatever I see on your blog posts, Your dresses, necklaces, rings and all the others..:))
    Now I try to make a crochet snood that you had wore on the second and the third picture..:)) ( Not jealousy, Really I like your style very much..:)
    You are really very nice very pretty...
    Thank you very much and all all best wishes..
    xoxo

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    1. its such a shame your so far away :( thank you so much i can't wait to see the finishes result of your snood! have a great week xx

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  4. Great to meet you too, Rachel! We'd love to know what you think of our 'Fitted For Busty' dresses. Evans x

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    1. I'm going to have a better look online, i really like the polkadot one because well you can never have enough polkadots can you ?! xx

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  5. I missed quite a bit doing the fashion show. Wish i had seen the Tesco show and had more time to talk to people. You and lisa defo made the rounds :) x

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    1. but you got some lovely dresses i wish id done it now ! i got round a fair bit next time I'm going round like road runner ! xx

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  6. I love your outfit- you looked fabulous! The glasses chain is so amazing! And the Mighty Boof pics made me laugh when I first saw them on Tumblr. It seemed like a fantastic event and I've loved reading everybody's posts about it xx

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    1. thank you :) i love the chain I've got a few already but i need more n my life :) i loved being a tiger i wanted to take the mask home! it was great hopefully you will be better for the next one and you can come ? xx

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  7. You looked fab on Saturday, l loved your dress Xx

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    1. Aww thank you you too I loved your jacket xx

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  8. FANTASTIC post :D loved your tights too I have a skirt on that colour right now haha

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    1. Thank you :) I love them we love colors are ace the have do many amazing colours xx

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  9. I am sooooo jealous! Sounds like an awesome day! xx

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