OK, so lockdown finally seems to be easing, cross fingers there’ll be lots of socialising to catch up on, you’ve had a good ol’ clear out during the last couple of months and the sun’s out! You know what that adds up to? Shopping!!!
But times are still tight and we all know the high street is not the plus-size girl’s friend at the best of times, so let us help you out – visit our online sales rack, grab an outfit or three at absolutely bargain prices, and celebrate summer!
Right, we’re going to be honest with you – we’ve been coping fairly well with the current lock down up until now, and the positivity on our social media from you lovely lot has helped, but we have had a few wobbly days lately and have felt much in need of a dose of cheeriness.
Here’s some ideas for easy, cheap or free ways to make yourself feel a bit better:
A couple of days ago Apples & Pears received a message on our Facebook page. In this message the writer explained that she was keen to support local businesses but had looked at our website and felt that our clothes are “horrendously unflattering”. She went on to explain what was wrong with what we are selling and what she, albeit not plus-size herself, believes plus-size women should be wearing.
Slightly warmer weather and longer days makes us want to unfurl like shimmering butterflies from our winter cocoon of jumpers, tights and gloves. Attention, perhaps, turns to ways of bringing a little colour into our lives. There’s no better way to do that than to have some fun with new nail ideas: Here are our favourite five manicure styles that we’ve seen trending on the runways and fashion capitals. Go on, do a Lizzo. “Hair toss, check my nails…”
Did you know we do handbags? Did ya??! Well, you do now, and when ALL of the gorgeous specimens below are at the ridiculously affordable price point of £7, we’re bet you’re very glad that’s the case! Which is your (first) pick? 😊
Tess Holliday’s favourite outfit is a 1970s vintage kaftan and many plus-size models like Georgina Horne have made a name for themselves with their killer vintage looks – so why do so many of us hanker after vintage?
We often talk about body positivity, and for many people one of the things that helped them fall back in love with their bodies was finding a physical activity that was a celebration of their body rather than a punishment - something that allows people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement.
It’s almost Christmas, but we’re willing to bet there’s a few of you who are still being asked by mum or partner, “Have you decided what you want yet?!”. If the idea of more smellies or multipacks of knickers isn’t exactly making your heart sing why not be proactive and send them a link directly to one of our pretty and wearable festive pieces, safe in the knowledge you will love the item and they will love the price! (And if no-one is stumping up for a gift for you this year, then treat yourself right now, and receive it in time to wear for the office party!)
We do love a girl-crush here at Apples & Pears. Your favourite style icons can inspire, amuse and include. Here’s a round-up of a few of our favourite plus-size babes to make your pulse race:
A couple of week’s ago the Apples & Pears team had the pleasure of attending the Never Say Diet Club – a show by Megan Jayne Crabbe aka BodiPosiPanda.