A couple of weeks ago this rather swanky looking invitation to the Manchester Arndale 'After Dark' Event landed on my doorstep. After searching the hashtag #MAAfterDark on Twitter it was clear to see that there was a lot of excitement for this event amongst Manchester's fashion bloggers.
In total, 25 bloggers have been selected to attend the event on 27th November and we have each been allocated a store from which to choose our perfect party dress. On the night, a panel of fashionable judges (including Victoria from In The Frow) will select their favourite 10 dresses which will then be displayed in the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre and the public will vote for their favourite for a chance to win it.
I was allocated Oasis and I couldn't have been happier - I knew that I would definitely be able to find my perfect dress there. So last Saturday I headed into Manchester with the lovely Anna from It's A Blogger's World on a mission to find a winning outfit!
The store was filled with stunning collections of partywear - lots of black, midnight blue, forest green, metallics, faux fur and lots of embellishments. The staff were really helpful and it was also great to have Anna with me to help make my decision and also take photographs.
Here is a little selection of the outfits I tried on in store...............but I can't reveal my final decision until the night so stay tuned to find out!