So just this week I was lucky enough to be able to take the day off work and go up to Birmingham to meet the lovely American plus size model, Tess Munster. I was really looking forward to it not only because I couldn't wait to finally meet Tess in person after years of following her on her rise to model awesomeness but also because I had never been into a Yours Clothing store, as there isn't one near me and I had also never been to Birmingham.
When I arrived I stood in line for a very short time before I ended up having a little chat and taking some photos of us together. The fabulous Yours girls had really prepped the event and it seemed to go off without a hitch and was a great time.
It's really nice to see someone from North America over here branching out and closing the gap between the two plus size industries. Back home in Canada (and the USA), the blogger-brand participation isn't at all the same and I will miss it immensely when I go back there so these little steps taken from brands over here make me very happy.
Over all the day was fantastic and I am so glad I went. After meeting Tess, the lovely Diane from Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too who I haven't hung out with properly since our weekend at Plus London 1, years ago, took me around the city on a lovely tour!
Birmingham city centre is lovely and the Christmas markets were in full swing, which made it even nicer.
Thanks to all the hard work everyone put in at Yours Clothing for making the day amazing and thanks Diane for showing me around. It really made the day trip complete and I am so glad I went.