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Style XL Event

Last weekend I ventured to the East Midlands for Leah's first plus size event, Style XL.  The event was sponsored by many lovely plus size retailers, including some shared by Plus North, and featured catwalks, shopping and competitions.
Events like these are always a cracking opportunity to catch up with fellow bloggers and have a good natter,  so it was great to bump into friends (too many to link!) throughout the afternoon.
As Curvaceous were the media sponsors at Style Xl it also gave me a chance to have a catch up with my editor.  I've taken a little summer break from writing for the magazine but I'll soon be back on it after Plus North!
Unfortunately I forgot my camera on the way to the event so everything was snapped on my phone, apologies for some of the blurry stuff going on in some of these photos...

Mosts brands there were also selling their wares so I had a cheeky mooch around the stores for a bargain.  Quite often brands will have special offers or reduced rates at events so I was had my eye out of for a bargain...
I did manage to pick up a sneaky purchase on the day, despite saving trying to save my money for ventures in the future and a little spree when we hit Leeds next month.  When I went over to have a natter with Nicola, who was selling on the day, I spotted and fell in love with a gorgeous neon yellow clutch.  Lucia had also spotted it but luckily she fell in love with the green bag so I claimed ownership of the yellow before anyone else could nab it!  The bag's not on Nicola's shop yet but I'll link it in when it inevitably turns up in a blog post soon.

Leah did an amazing job of co-ordinating the event and making sure everyone felt welcome, her cool and calm demeanour throughout was definitely an inspiration and I only hope I can be that collected when it's my turn next month.  Leah was so concerned with making sure everyone felt comfortable and enjoyed the day that it went so smoothly, it was a friendly and warm atmosphere for all - I loved that people felt comfortable enough to approach people they hadn't met before to talk fashion, cupcakes and blogs!

Big thank you to Leah for organising the event and a massive congratulations for making it so successful! I'm looking forward to next year!

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