#FCUK Sketch to Store

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hey Lovelies, 

Last week I was Invited by Pippa from Red Rose Mummy to an event at The French Connection Store in Manchester. 

I met Pippa and Jen before hand and we walked over to the store. I wasn't really sure what we were going to be doing, we'd been told we needed to style and outfit and could be in with a chance of winning a prize. 

While we waited for Lisa and Susan we grabbed a drink from the bar, I had some coconut and ginger beer "cocktail" two flavours I don't like. I don't know why I had it but it was an almost pleasant combination!

We had a wander round and I feel in love with this dress and it was only £40 sadly they only had it in size 12 but the manager informed me they do go up to a size 16.

They had some amazing things and a lot of things go to a size 18 but I don't think i'd have attempted to get in a lot of it.

They had a lot of amazing jumpers, sadly a lot of them including the above one have angora in them and it irritates me but if your not sensitive to it i'd check them out. 

The assistant manager called us together to give us an introduction. There were a number of these events going on around the country and the idea was for each party to style an outfit each and have a mini photo shoot done. the pictures would then be uploaded to FB and the general public will be voting for their favourite group. 

At this point I had a mini panic, I knew pretty much everything was out of my size range. I saw so many items I'd have loved to try on but I knew there was no point. 

We set off as a group with the mission to find outfits for each other, making suggestions and looking out for things that we thought would look good on each other. 

I've been on the hunt for the perfect Denim Shirt and this is it. the back is so pretty, yet the front is nice and simple.

It also looks really cool under a sweatshirt.

Pippa picked up a fab dress, I'd seen the same print of a few Items and wasn't struck on it on the hanger but now it's one of the favourite things, when you see it held up against someone away from the rack it really makes it look lovely.

They's displayed it under a jumper which looks really 90's to me and I like it. I can imagine Nora from Pump up the volume wearing it (on a date with Christen Slater swoooon) 

By this point i'd decided to try on the same jumper as above but in Navy, I knew no bottoms (which only seem to go up to a size 16s) would fit so decided to work with the Jeggins I had on, I needed accessories. 

This is my own piece of heaven, as a fat girl most of my early shopping years involved me going straight to shoes and handbags, no bad thing and I could happily have gone home with one of everything. 

With Susans help we decided on the grey hat, 

Over sized horse print bag (oh my days its beautiful)

Chains and bracelets completed by look.

Sadly as the changing rooms where very busy and I had to go to get my bus home before we got to try on. 

I was sad to go early but it meant I only had to get one bus home. 

to give you an idea of what they were doing I snapped a cheeky shot of Joanna from Minty Essence doing her modelling. 

I had such a good evening and it was lovely to catch up with some of the other local bloggers. 

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  1. Eeek! It's me! Lovely to see you, shame you had to go, I'd have loved to see you in the look you put together.

  2. It is a fab dress, I will remove the picture if you want me to? xxx


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