Sunday, 22 September 2013

Plus North - AKA weekend of dreams. PART 3

So the afternoon was over and all focus was now on getting getting ready for the evening do. I had bought this dress a few months ago for an event I never ended up going to, and I had been looking for a good reason to wear it ever since. I can't tell you how excited I am to finally own this dress, it had been my absolute dream dress since I was a young teen.

I just have to say this; since I was a young teen and just finding my groove in the world, I started dressing in "alternative" clothes, and I always had this image in my head of how I wanted to look. I would see pictures of rockabilly girls and just despair at the fact I could never look like that. I always thought I had to be skinny and pretty and, you know, tick off all these ridiculous boxes to achieve this look and even then I thought I probably couldn't pull it off.

When I put on this dress and put on my bandanna (stolen from Mel), I turned around and looked at myself in the mirror and I had to do a double-take. I looked exactly how I had wanted to look for so many years! I just couldn't believe that was me in the mirror! Looking like that! I'm not usually one to blow my own trumpet at all, but I looked so great I was really quite overwhelmed!


Dress (UK24) petticoat & satin belt - Hot Corsets (buy it here!)
Cardigan - Evans
Leggings - Sainsburys TU
Shoes - Asda George
Bag - Madame Butterfly (LYDC)

I'm so sad these are the only two full-length pictures I have of the dress as you can't see the bright red petticoat underneath. I teamed the dress up with a short-sleeved cardigan, my favourite handbag (which I love because it looks a bit like a bowling bag), and my more comfortable platform sandals.

Anyway, back to the Plus North story. Mel and I arrived yet again (fashionably) late. We actually arrived just to see the models coming out of the main room after their catwalk appearance. I was quite sad that we had missed it because they all looked absolutely incredible!!

Mel and I may have had a couple of bevvies before we arrived so we decided to waste absolutely no time in getting on the dance floor.

Mel enjoying the stage

Mel and Lisa making their own fashion show

Rachel in "that dress". Wowza

I LOVE HER SO FREAKIN' MUCH SERIOUSLY I WANT TO MARRY HER PLEASE OK

Utter babes. 

I made everyone sing Nelly on karaoke then I spent the whole time filming them. Also CHLOE <3

Bathroom selfie with my beautiful bestie <3

Bathroom selfies

I freakin' adore this lot <3

Love these two (plus the best bloke at the party in the background)

OMG HOW DO YOU EXIST IN REAL LIFE OLIVIA CAMPBELL?!

Two words for this lady: fabulous, darling.

Jump around!

Do yo thang

If you liked it then you should've put a ring on it.

AAAAAAMAZING.

I may have blinded Kathryn with my flash :/ oops <3

Dancefloor queen.

What an arse.

No idea what song this was but Mel was loving it

<3

LOLLY <3

<3 <3 <3 Stolen from ultimate babely babe Lisa

Lisa, Lyndsey and I having a moment outside <3 Stolen from ultimate babely babe Lisa

Gorgeous Rachel and me clearly feeling the love <3 Stolen from ultimate babely babe Lisa

Me and hot mama Lolly <3 Stolen from ultimate babely babe Lisa

I believe I announced "I'm being Howard Moon!" right before this was taken :/  Stolen from ultimate babely babe Lisa

This happened.

One of the highlights of the night was when Gemma sang Wuthering Heights on karaoke. Hopefully the following photos will accurately demonstrate what happened:










It was genuinely one of the greatest nights of my life. I don't think I stopped laughing from start to finish and I definitely spent the whole day in the absolute greatest company imaginable! I wish I could spend every single weekend for the rest of my life with these people! Every person there seemed so open and loving and just so happy to be there, and the feeling of love seemed to be literally dripping from every surface. Granted, we had all had a few drinks, but I know for a fact I could have remained sober for the entire night and it still would have been the greatest night.

Thank you to everyone I met for making it such a dazzling moment in my life, and a HUGE thank you to Becky and Toni for bringing us all together in this way. What a beautiful event to exist, and what beautiful and genuine humans all of these people are. <3



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Part 1  -  Part 2

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