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A London Hen do

As you may have realised by now, I am a little obsessed with all things Wedding-related and enjoyed every minute of planning my own Wedding which finally took place this April. The one thing I didn’t plan was my hen do…

I left the planning of this to my five bridesmaids, so that there was one element of the whole wedding that I wasn’t in control of and that I didn’t know inside and out. I’m so glad I did this! It was a weekend packed with my favourite people and my favourite things to do…with the occasional animal onesie making an appearance too.

So as I’m the only one up in Manchester and my girls are all still in London, my only instructions were to get on the after-work train on Friday evening and make my way to Euston, armed with: a camera, a party dress, an overnight bag, swimwear, glamorous hat, lubricant (*coughs nervously*) and a piece of my favourite fruit! (Don’t ask!). I was booked to return home on the Sunday evening train – the rest was a complete surprise!

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Vogue’s Fashion Night Out

So last month saw Manchester host this year’s Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, and boy did the city do us proud.

Being based at The Avenue, Spinningfields for the evening was fab. Each store had an offer, event or DJ and complimentary drinks…what a great excuse to shop! The Avenue giant letters were turned into a red carpet and photo-wall for the evening, where city-goers and fashionistas could be papped before heading off for exclusive in-store events and drinks at Grand Pacific.

I of course took my moment to shine (please ignore the fact that I was unable to button-up my new coat properly!)…

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Shopping Guide – I need a new wardrobe!

Still paying off the wedding and in the midst of buying a house has meant that I’ve been penny-pinching for months now and what’s been last on my list is my wardrobe (bad I know!). I always seem to find some money to eat out though…hmmm!

I can be a bit of an impulsive shopper and sometimes buy things that a) I don’t actually need and b) don’t suit my curvy size 12/14 (I still think I’m a curvy 10!). I therefore decided to actually create a shopping list before hitting the shops this weekend, so I had more focus and didn’t end up wasting much needed cash.

So whilst I was trying to decide what I actually wanted, I thought I’d share some of the awesome things I found and covet! So here’s my Shopping Guide for the coming season… 

Maroon Knitted Jumper Dress – New Look 

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