After StyleXL, and my rare wander round a plus size shop (Yours), I have tried to replicate that feeling with some soulless online shopping. And I missed the tangible-ness of real place shopping.
Don't get me wrong, I'm the queen of the online shop, searching for voucher code, using collect plus, and (sometimes) forgetting what I've actually ordered!!
But sometimes, you want the community shopping experience, which is what is missing from the world of the online.
A few weeks back, I had a catch up with an old work pal at intu Metrocentre, where we both tucked into a 'cheeky nandos', and went off in search of a dress for her wedding vow renewal happening at the end of August.
As we were up in Debenhams (where she tried on a beautiful Jacques Vert number), I managed to wrangle a sneaky trip to Simply Be!
I got lost in the rails of pretties, which I'd been stalking on line, feeling the scuba material which I may have otherwise ordered, or seeing the length and knowing it really wouldn't work.
I snapped up this beaut Juna Rose dress in the sale:
And as I was walking out, spotted this Alice and You shirt (no longer available online) on a rack and bought it without trying on!
I picked up the 26 as I wanted it oversized, but probably should have gone for 28 for the proper oversized look:
Both of which I'm not sure I would have ordered, seeing the online item alone.
It's been so long since I 'popped in' to see the Simply Be MetroCentre team, and it was great to catch up, and lust over the new collections heading our way!
Much love my lovelies,