Showing posts with label manchester. Show all posts
Showing posts with label manchester. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I Can't Shop On The High Street, I'm Fat: A Look at Yours Clothing, Manchester

As most of you will know by now, I spent last weekend in Manchester. While I was there we went shopping at the Arndale Centre there - not surprising when you consider there were 10 females there for the weekend!
I decided to do a sneaky bit of detective work and went to Yours Clothing store, which is on the ground floor of the Arndale Centre.

I have to say, I loved the layout of the store - plenty of space between clothing rails, lots of bright lots and friendly staff, what more could a girl want?

I really loved the Limited Collection and being able to see it properly in the flesh was lovely. I have eyed up a few items on the website but as they're a little more expensive that some Yours Clothing items it was nice to see them, feel them (and try them on if you want) before you part with your hard earned cash!

Some of my favourite items:

It was clear that the store was kitted out for its Autumn/Winter collection which is fine and to be expected! It was nice to see that the fashion trends displayed throughout Manchester was echoed in Yours Clothing - a plus size store that keeps up to date with trends is always good! 

Have you been to any Yours Clothing stores? What did you think?

Find your nearest Yours Clothing shop here. 

Debz xx

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

I Can't Shop On The High Street, I'm Fat: A Look At Simply Be, Manchester

When I read things written by fat girls a lot of it revolves around fashion and the limitations they feel they have. Outside of the beautiful world of 'plus size blogging' many people still feel that they can not shop like a 'normal' person but this is not the case at all!

I have already started my ABC of plus size fashion features to try and introduce people to new retailers. My list of 'recommended plus size retailers' at the top of the page now has over 30 stores listed for the same reason!

Now I want to try and show you that you can shop on the high street, whatever your size - as long as you know where to look!

As you know this weekend I was in Manchester on a Hen Party and I stumbled across my very first Simply Be Store in The Arndale Centre there. I dragged the (skinny) hen inside so I could have a nosey. Rather than try to explain to the cashier what I was doing I also sneakily took some photos while I was inside!

I have to say I loved the layout of the store (which is teamed with Jacamo much like Top Shop/Top Man) and found the staff were really friendly and helpful. 

The shop was clean, tidy and easy to get around! They had lots of choice too. It was lovely to see some of the items I had spotted on the website 'in real life'.

Some of my favourite items:



Simply Be Stores:

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Monday, 9 September 2013

My Weekend: Manchester, Hen Party, Cocktails, Makeovers and an Amazing ASOS Curve Dress

I spent this weekend in Manchester at the hen party weekend of my very beautiful friend Gemma :)

14 of us packed into a two bedroom apartment - yes it was chaos for a pyjama party on Friday night. Such a lovely night full of onesies, wine, pizza, silly games and some of my favourite people in the world - what more could a girl need?

On Saturday we went to the MASSIVE boots store in the town centre for makeovers. I was put on the Max Factor counter and asked by the lovely girl what I wanted. Apart from not very 'orange' foundation I basically gave her free reign to do what she wanted - to say I was happy with the results in an understatement - I loved it!

Before and After :)

For the Saturday night we went for dinner and drinks in the Printworks in Manchester. 

I opted to wear this noughts and crosses from ASOS Curve which I bought a few weeks ago and hadnt had a chance to wear yet. I loved the pattern and thought it would be the perfect dress for a weekend of celebration.

I have to say - I loved the dress when I wore it, but on reflection I'm not 100% happy with the style. I think the neck comes out to wide which makes me look much broader than I am. I did love wearing the dress and its a great fit (I sized down from what I normally wear) it's just the neckline that puts me off!

I had a fabulous weekend though! What did you get up to?