Ladies and Gents, I'll level with you: I've been struggling with where to start regarding Plus North.
I've just had SUCH a magnificent weekend. For those of you who don't know, Plus North is The North's premier plus size fashion event, where brands, bloggers and babes come together to celebrate plus sized fashion. This years event was in Leeds, which meant I had three days and two nights of what can only be described as excellent carnage- I'll talk more about the weekend itself in another post but seeing as there was some truly excellent light in my house today, I thought I'd start here with what I wore (excluding pyjamas and a fine layer of sweat).
I arrived in Leeds on the Friday lunch for a few drinks and pizza times with Becki, Rivkie and Kathryn - three of the most delightful and talented women I know, all of whom dress like goddesses so I didn't want to let the side down. Therefore, I wore my obscenely gaudy leopard print River Island dress, tights and some very excellent £8 Primark tan ankle boots. The boots are a size 8 wide and are stupidly comfortable.
On the Friday night, a quiet and understated group of 27 bloggers, partners and hotties headed for a superb all you can eat at Cosmo restaurant (fabulous place, delicious food and the best staff EVER). I hadn't thought about what I was going to wear at all but fortunately I had packed (thrown into a suitcase) this black lace sleeved jumpsuit from New Look.
It was an inspired choice if I do say so myself, it was comfortable, practical for a person galavanting about and maybe perhaps just a little bit sexy. It was a genuine bargain at £27.99 and is still available in store. I wore the jumpsuit with my nude Asda shoes which have utterly shredded my feet over the course of the weekend but prior to this were the most comfortable shoes I own (Winter shoes on Summer feet anyone...?). The earrings are from Dorothy Perkins last Christmas, they're remarkably light which is ideal for me and my weak lobes. The bag I LOVE - £6 from Primark, I sh1t you not.
Saturday day time called for something easy to get in and out of, light and comfortable (no more feet shredding THANK YOU) so I opted for tights with my Primark boots and this lovely 60s style frock from Marks and Spencer's. I was attracted to this dress in store because of the flared sleeves which are just so easy to wear.
Saturday night was PARTY TIME. I'd packed my leopard print wiggle dress for the occasion but disaster struck in that it fastened... But I couldn't sit down... Or walk... Which wouldn't have mattered except I really quite needed to do these things in order to survive. So I quickly changed into my Primark retro print jumpsuit which people seemed to really like, it's a bit like wearing pyjamas in the day time so I can't complain at all. I wore it with some gold earrings and my Marks and Spencer's tan wedges.
Sunday was chill out day so I wore my tights, ankle boots and H&M floral dress which is big, baggy and perfect for someone who thoroughly just wants to be naked and in the shower.
I've got a fair few more posts ahead about the weekend, what happened, what brands I loved and just general heartfelt admiration and passion for this event. HURRAY FOR PLUS NORTH!!!