Saturday, 27 October 2012

Simply Be store opening

Last week i was very lucky to be invited to the Simply Be store opening in Manchester. It's the first event that i have been able to attend and i was really pleased to get an invite. I have been to the store they have in Doncaster and thought it was lovely so couldn't wait to see the larger Manchester store. I was a little nervous as i was going on my own but i really didn't need to be there as the the staff were so friendly and i saw Gemma a few minutes after i went in, and had a good chat, she bought an amazing shirt that i can't wait to see in a OOTD.
So on Thursday after a drive (actually several) around Manchester centre my hubby finally found the entrance to the car park, lets just say it was a good job we set off a little early! I left the mr in the loving arms of costa and went off to wait for the store to open.
The store looks amazing really nice and spacious lots of room to move about. It's really light inside and the changing rooms are to die for. It makes for a great shopping experience.
I was a bad blogger and forgot my camera I'm still telling myself off about it now, but i did get a few pictures while i was there on my phone.
Gorgeous Ax Paris dipped hem shirt

Owl top

Joe Browns section i love the polkadot


I love these so much

I loved the bag display

The detail on this dress was gorgeous

Lots of coloured jeans i love the leg display

The best christmas jumper I've seen
I thought it was only right i wore a Simply Be dress so i wore my swan print one which i blogged about  here and took out a bag that caught my eye as i was leaving. It wasn't the most sensible choice and about half way through i had to put it inside my goodie bag but it is cute. The bag was from ebay for a few pounds some time ago.

The store was opened by Kym Marsh and she did a quick interview and seemed happy to have her photo taken with the guests, there was lots of food and drink coming around and there were some spot prizes given out.

Photo from the Simply Be Facebook page
It was lovely to meet Charlotte from the Simply Be team and all the lovely bloggers including the ones i saw at plus north but never spoke to like Rosie and Mel. In between all the chatting i did manage to slip in a purchase, as I'm sure you know I'm doing the no spending challenge so i did use my 'get out of jail free card' to buy this beauty. A proper outfit post will be coming soon but i had to include this changing room shot as the dress it too beautiful not to.

A close up of the material and pattern of the dress
I got to meet the lovely Betty Bee who is my headscarf inspiration, (its thanks to a very good tutorial she did that i am even able to tie mine!) and the equally lovely A Thrifty Mrs it was lovely to chat to them. 
Picture from the Simply Be Facebook page
I even got a goodie bag my first one ever and its great there was so much stuff in it!

I had a really great time and would do it again tomorrow if i could. If you have the chance you should definitely go and have a look around the store I'm sure you'll find something you love. 
Do you have a Simply Be near you?


  1. Gorgeous photos , looks like fun xx

  2. Fab pics Hun. Was lovely to see you.

    I love the dress you got. Bet you gals you had a get out of jail card.


    1. Thank you I was so glad I did :) the dress is perfect xx

  3. Best get out of jail free purchase...ever! So wish we had a store in Norfolk/Suffolk though always go to the Teesside Park one when I'm home up North. Glad you had fun.

    1. I'm glad you approve I'm so happy I hadn't used it before now :) I would have been gutted. They deff need to open more they are such great stores and I love to try on before I buy so for me it's better than online xx

  4. It really is the best store to shop in isn't it?
    Love the goody bag, that dry hair shampoo is my late mornimg life saver!

    1. I love the range of options they have and you got a really warm welcome there :) I needed to buy some so it came in super handy! Xx

  5. I wish there was a simply be shop near me. They sound great! I particularly love the look of the cat print shirt, the red polka dot satchel (OMG), and the dress you bought. So pretty! xx

    1. I know lovely aren't they ?! The shops are amazing really lovely feel to them :) xx


    Great post lovely xx

  7. Oh em gee, love that owl top! Wish I could have a store near me!! Love your purchase too! Looks great on you! x


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