Last Saturday, I hopped on a train down to Leeds to attend a plus size event called Plus North which was organised by some of my favourite people in the plus size blogging world.
There was a daytime event with lots of different brands so as well as chatting to some of my blogging friends, I also got to meet and chat with some of my favourite brands too. During the day, my outfit consisted of a black shrug (similar) and a black cami vest top with some of my FAVOURITE floral printed harem trousers, my trusted Primark floral sandals and Alexander Wang bag and jewellery from Thomas Sabo (also available here) and Kenneth Cole. There was also an evening event with a quiz, drinks and music. That was lots of fun although I was so tired after a long, hot day! My outfit for the evening was very similar to what I'm wearing here. I absolutely LOVE that dress and given that it was from America, I thought it would be a pretty safe bet that no one else would be wearing the same thing, which is always a concern when I'm going to an event with other gorgeous plus size girlies!
My trip was with thanks to the plus size fashion brand, Curvissa, who were lovely enough to send me down for the day to cover the event on my YouTube channel. I loved the event, particularly the catwalks. I captured the Curvissa fashion show in the video and the energy was electric. All of the girls looked gorgeous and it was lovely to see women support each other as they strutted their stuff down the catwalk. I also got to pick out some of my favourite pieces from the autumn winter selection at Curvissa. They're all in my vlog and if you watch it on YouTube you'll see all of the links to each item in the description box. I did save one of my top picks exclusively for another video though and thats my favourite party dress from Curvissa. It will be on the video I'm putting together for the INSPIRE & BLOG section on the Curvissa website. I'll tweet out the link when its live so you don't miss it!
I haven't vlogged for years and I've been saying for ages that I wanted to start making YouTube videos so this seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to get back into making them. This is the first video I've made and properly edited so please forgive me if its a little amateur, I've tried my best. I must say a HUGE thanks to my friend Tsuua who kindly taught me how to edit, her advice was invaluable. Hopefully, I'll be able to continue making videos on a weekly basis and for now, I'm going to try to stick to Fridays as my upload day. If you have any feedback then please let me know in the comments on YouTube.
Please check out my video above and head on over to the Curvissa website to shop all of the gorgeous looks from the video. Let us know what your favourite autumn/winter picks are by tweeting us @Curvissa and @WhatLauraLoves.
Did you attend Plus North? What are your favourite things about fashion events?
Oh P.S. Have you seen the half price goodies that have just hit The Outnet? I may have directed Mr WLL to the Michael Kors section, after all it is my birthday this month. Perhaps I could do a 'Whats In My Bag' video if he's taken the hint...