|Outside the new Simply be store in the Arndale centre Manchester|
I very rarely get the chance to attend blogger events as often they take place in London and as I'm North West based and the last train from London is at 9pm Ive yet to be invited to anything I can go to.
|The Simply Be Store at the Arndale centre|
So I was chuffed to be asked to go to the opening of the new Simply Be store at the Arndale centre in Manchester. The invitation promised champagne, goody bags and the chance to have a good look around the new shop (quite frankly they had me at free champagne)
|Some rather fancy Gok underwear|
I absolutely love Simply Be and own a lot of their clothes. Unlike some of their competition they seem to grasp that all curvy women want is exactly the same choice afforded to everyone else. I always die inside a little when I see other plus size companies bring out yet another collection of hideous tunic tops and trousers made of suspiciously flammable looking material. Simply be has bigger sizes of current trends and that is all we ask for.
|Having my photo taken by Simply Be with fellow blogger A Thrifty Mrs|
|I need this satchel in my life|
It being October there were a lot of very beautiful dresses and some rather fantastic boots and bags too.
|Perhaps its because I'm an old Goth but I love this|
|Coloured jeans-Lovely on others, not so sure about on me|
|ooh I already own this jumper|
|I'm very taken with this green Paddington Bear coat|
|Love this dress, its a bit of a Gothic nightie-perfect for me|
|Chatting with Rosie Roundface who was looking very cool in her swan print|
Rachel from A dress is for life (who had a handbag of such loveliness I considered wrestling it off her)
|The fab Rachel (known as an Irregularholic on twitter) I love this girl|
and El from A thriftymrs (who nearly convinced me I could pull off coloured jeans, nearly)
|The very lovely Thrifty|
|The bloggers being photographed with Kym Marsh|
|Bloggers corner-all clutching our phones tweeting, instagraming and snapping away|
|Hanging with my fellow bloggers|
I also caught up with the lovely Charlotte from Simply Be who Ive only ever know as "Simply Be's twitter lady"
|with Thrifty and Charlotte from Simply be who I discovered is in a Thrash metal band called Severed heaven!|
|Kym Marsh performing store opening duties|
|Betty and Kym-surely that's a sitcom waiting to be made?|
The champagne was plentiful and the goody bags were actually really nice with little notebooks in, perfume, sweeties and vouchers so all in all it was a rather splendid night.
|Goody bag ahoy!|
|Baldy mannequin wearing a rather lovely frock|
If you are in Manchester and looking for something to wear pop over to the new store its rather fine indeed.
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