My first taste of Apples and Pears

Well, it’s been a while! I’ve really got to make an effort to be more disciplined with my blogging… I have so many things to tell you about but so often I get distracted by everything else and forget to write it down!

But this time I’ve REALLY tried to make time to write… Even if it’s taken me an entire week to get started!

Last Thursday both Michelle from My Fat and I and I were very lucky to be invited to Ipswich by the lovely Liz from Apples and Pears to attend Suffolk Fashion Week. (All 3 of us felt like we’d cheekily hopped the border from Essex to Suffolk!!)

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I’m planning a separate post about the event and it’s fashion show (which was great, but had few retailers offering plus size fashion) and want to tell you about Liz, her company and her beautiful clothes!

I’d heard of Liz through the plus size bloggers community as she’s taken Apples and Pears to loads of plus size events but I hadn’t really had a good look. Then, when I found out she was going to be at a local event and offered to take me along as her guest I wanted to find out more about the brand. I followed her on Twitter and through our chats on social media I discovered we live in the same town!! 😁

Liz was really lovely – very passionate about her clothes and well-fitting plus size fashion. This photo was taken very late in the evening and she was still smiling after over 12 hours on her feet!

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The lovely Liz from Apples and Pears

She had selected some of her Autumn/Winter pieces for the catwalk show – I particularly liked this Cadbury purple crossover dress:

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…and this slinky teal number…

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All of the off the peg items were very reasonably priced, with dresses for around £25. With a variety of styles and colours from evening to casual and modern to vintage inspired. As someone with a fairly vintage-y style, I was really impressed with the number of items I’d be keen to have in my wardrobe!

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It was also fab to spend the evening with another plus size blogger! Michelle was great fun – we had a laugh and swooned over loads of fabulous clothes (more of that to follow!)

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I don’t generally need much of an excuse so I decided I should probably buy myself a little Apples and Pears treat… But, from scanning those rails, can you guess what I chose…?!

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Here’s one of Apples and Pears models – Claire Hynes showing off some of the new season’s collection. I picked up one of the gorgeous blue Paisley print midi dresses under Claire’s hand! 😄
I’ll post some photos of the dress on Instagram when I get a chance, but in the meantime you can have a peek of it on the Apples and Pears website!

Thank you Liz (and Michelle) for a fabulous evening (and for my beautiful dress)! Xxx

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