With gloomy skies dark, mornings and freezing temperatures January and February makes most of us feel blue.
Whether you are a victim of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) due to the lack of sun and light or just plain fed up there are several ways to beat the winter blues. We have chosen our top five ideas which may help to lift your spirits.
2017 has been a great year for us at Apples and Pears and has given us the opportunity to meet many of you both on-line and at fashion events that we have attended. We have taken our collections to catwalk shows, worked with our favourite plus size models, proving that beautiful fashions don’t stop at a size 14.
Let’s take a look at our favourite events of the past year.
If your birthday is between 23rd October and 21st November, your star sign is Scorpio. Scorpio is known as a fiery and passionate sign. So how does this impact on their sense of style?
Let’s take a look at Scorpios and how they dress.
Dont miss the last posting dates for Christmas! If you order this week and need it to arrive before the big day, please drop us a message and let us know!
We all had a fab time at Suffolk Fashion Week's catwalk show! It was a very glam event. Take a look at our pics both on the catwalk and behind the scenes...
August is shaping up to be a VERY busy month here at Apples and Pears! We will be taking our stall to some amazing events all around the country.
Firstly tomorrow we will be heading to Leicester to take part in Style XL hosted and organised by one of our favourite bloggers Leah Shafik. We'll be bringing lots of lovely new clothes as well as a few favourites, so if you are coming along please come and say hello.
Our next event is back in Essex, at the Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford on Saturday the 9th August. Its an all day event and we will be bringing our lovely model Cara to show off some of our latest items.
On Thursday the 14th we'll be heading to Leigh on Sea, and taking part in the ever popular Glam Pamper and Party evening at Bellini Bar. Later that week we'll be heading to Brentwood to show off some of our fab dresses at a Charity Catwalk Show. Again the lovely Cara will be modelling for us.
If you are closer to North Essex, you can also find our stall at events in Harwich and Colchester this month.
And finally on 30th August its Plus North, at Baracoa in Leeds. To say we are excited about this is an understatement! Katie who does some styling for us, will be coming along so if you want help choosing the perfect Apples and Pears dress for a special event come and pick her brains!
As for me (Liz) I will be at every event manning the stall and really cant wait to meet everyone at these brilliant events. And I think on the 1st September I will be having a well-earned duvet day!
You can keep up with our adventures on Instagram. If you are organising an event and you would like us to take part please contact us.
We LOVE clothes shopping on the internet. No queuing in busy shops, you can shop at 3 am in your PJs if you like and it all gets delivered straight to your door. No hassle right? Except its hard to know if something will fit, and if it doesn't then returning items can be costly.
Here at Apples and Pears we are aiming to offer the best of both worlds. Returns are totally free, and we have recently changed our policy to allow you longer to decide about an item. So you can get the opinion of your mum, best mate and boyfriend about whether it suits you!
We asked for your opinions on how to improve your shopping experience, and one thing we heard loud and clear was you HATE IT WHEN CLOTHES DON'T FIT PROPERLY!! So we have added detailed measurements to our listings. While some stores show blanket measurements for each size, we recognize that sizes can vary not just from shop to shop, but from item to item. Check out our fitting room page for full details of how we have measured the items. Also its your look! Just because we show a top worn tightly, you might want to wear it baggy! And vice versa.
And also, just because we are in a good mood, we are now offering free shipping for all orders over £50.
So why not try out our new improved store, and let us know what you think!
Shrugs are one of our most popular items, and this Christmas you could win one! They come in lots of different colours and are really versatile, going equally well with jeans or as a cover up over a dress. Have a look at the range of colours here.
All you have to do to enter is tell us what you would wear your shrug with if you were a winner. Post your answer in the comments section below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages. Enter as many times as you like. Each comment counts as one entry. The competition closes on December 12th 2013, and the winner will be announced on December 13th.
The prize is a single knit shrug, and the winner gets to chose which colour from those available on our website. Double knit shrugs are also available to buy, but not involved in this competition. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries on 13th December. The judges decision is final.
Even though we are enjoying the sunshine, here at Apples and Pears its time for us to be thinking about our new collection, and we need your help! What would you like to see in our store? Is there anything you would love to buy but struggle to find in your size? Fill out our short survey and tell us all about it!
We've been having a few technical difficulties with the mobile version of the site today. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to shop on our site via their phone. I've disabled the mobile version, so you'll get the regular web version when you view it on your phone, which is definitely working. Sorry for any inconvenience.