How to Speak Confidently {Confident You}

How to Speak Confidently {Confident You}

I always liked to be heard, I had an opinion and loved to share it. Speaking in public was something that I was okay with. You have to be if you’re prone to standing on your soap box, I think. I would present and I could perform but when it came to being myself I often left people cold. I could speak in public, but I wasn’t very good at it. Then I went through a training and development course and speaking in public just clicked. I could be with people. Whether in front of them or in a group,…

When it is not ok & you thought it would be.

When it is not ok & you thought it would be.

There are times in life when you think everything will be ok because it has to be. Because you just don’t know how you would keep going if it wasn’t. And on those days it can go either way. But you never really believe that until it goes badly. Until it ends and you are left in a moment where the worst has happened and now you have to deal. That moment that you assume happened to OTHER people. And not to you. But then, all of a sudden it is you. You are losing someone you love, or holding the hand…

Long torso problems… One word, bodysuit.

Long torso problems… One word, bodysuit.

Oh man, long torso problems. Raise your hand if you’re with me. Body suits, overalls, swimsuits, jumpsuits and onesies, a minefield of camel toes and straining proportions. It’s the curse of the long torso’ed. But if you’re determined like me you do your best to circumvent this wee complication and get on with things. I size up for extra length. I know the actual measurements of the length of my body for size charts. No that it’s ever listed. And I have been known to stand in the crotch of swimmers, pull the straps towards the ceiling and stretch them…

Why I don’t enter the “Comment Wars” but probably should…

Why I don’t enter the “Comment Wars” but probably should…

Ahhh comment wars. You big bad horrible things. Not a day goes by where I don’t cautiously open a comment section only to have my fears realised. Hateful, hurtful and plain old bigoted comments fill the stream. Not on my blog, thank goodness, you people rock. But on places like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. For example, once I was clicking around videos on the subject of Feminism on YouTube when I found a video that although tagged with feminism but was about feminism as the enemy of men’s rights. I watched for a while and found some understanding in some…

Amping up the casual LBD

Amping up the casual LBD

Heya folks, long time no blog. What can I say, internet is still ridiculously CRAP around these parts. Right to your local Member folks, this girl needs interwebs! But hang on, this is a post about the little black dress. The casual little black dress and how I dress it up when I need something midway between casual and over the top let’s go oooout style l.b.d. When you need to dress up a little black dress, there is one go to hot tip that I lean on every single time. A simple tip that will work for most women…

Almond milk in my purse

Almond milk in my purse

I feel like this post should start with; you know you’re an E.A. when… And now, it sort of does. By day, I am pleb-ish Executive Assistant to some fab folks. Let me tell you blogging while difficult to fit into the spare hours, is much more exciting with all this extra content to write about. Right boss? Like, for example, when it comes to the coffee run fitting into eating plans there was a recent change from soy milk to almond. Something our local cafe can’t fulfil due to lack of demand. They are, however, ok with you bringing…

The Blogger Brunch – Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

The Blogger Brunch – Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

Our first official morning in Melbourne Liv and I, in our capacity as official Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 bloggers, were asked to attend the Blogger’s Brunch at the gorgeous Little Mule Cafe. Hosted by the event organisers it gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with the other bloggers, meet some new faces and drink all the coffee Melbourne had on offer. Yum. In a last-minute outfit switch, I changed into a completely different outfit than I had planned before leaving. I wore my very 90’s City Chic, dual-layer top, paired with the always there when you need…

My favourite photos from the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

My favourite photos from the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

I lay on the floor, champagne coursing through my veins and the noise of excited chatter around me. My room-mates are talking over the event, partaking in a midnight snack and generally having a fab time. It’s post-runway for the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 and we are all buzzing, if not a wee bit exhausted from the festivities. Desiree loans me her laptop, I pop in my SD card and it notifies me that I have 1200 pictures to load… 1200. That’s a lot. There are 5 or so of our room. A total of 3 from my visit…

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

Welcome my friends to a tale of woe. A story so in need of telling that I couldn’t wait any longer to offload it into this here screen. This, my bloggy friends, is the saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed. When we moved into my sister’s guest bedroom, we left the majority of our furniture in storage and decided to crash on what she had in the room. Choosing the front room meant that we were now the proud custodians of a double bed. And I don’t mean each. Mr Suger and I would be sharing. As you…

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job is a question I get asked a lot at the moment. I work full-time and blog on two sites while attempting to still be an in real life human sometimes. It’s busy. Like maybe sometimes I could sleep for a week kind of busy. So I’m here to help out. Most, if not all, bloggers dream of the elusive full-time blogger job title. They want it for themselves and the free time that comes with it to write, develop your blog and just be more available to it. It’s a lovely…

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

With less than two weeks until I fly out for the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 in Melbourne, I decided it was time to mention my plans on the blog. I will be one of the Media Bloggers again this year and hope to get some great shots and behind the scenes goss for you all. Because let’s face it, the clothes are cool, but the ladies are what we are REALLY interested in. My style of Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 reporting will be; who’s there, what brands we loved, who drank too much vodka… Oh wait. That’ll be meeee!…

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Bloopers post time! Yay. My favourite part of this whole blogging caper is that I have this space where I get to dress up, pretend to be cool. Then now and then I drop the curtain and you get to see that the good photos are just the ones that make the cut. Plus photo locations are sometimes smelly, always risky (in terms of being spotted and sometimes run over!) and practice absolutely makes perfect. So enjoy the outtakes post folks, this time I’m giving a bit of behind the scenes info instead of the usual caption comp. BUT that…

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

Saturday night Mr Suger and I had a very special house to warm. It was a birthday celebrating house in a ridiculously cool location in the centre of Brisbane. Well, technically it was a unit, but the party is the same. We were to celebrate with two people we adore very very much but hardly ever get to see these days. We were excited! What to wear was something I pondered over for a little while. We are about 2 hours north of Brisbane so there would be driving (which means nothing that crushes too easily) and I had a pit…

Printed pants never get old

Printed pants never get old

Are we going to have the printed pants on plus size women discussion again? Probably. Every single time I wear printed pants someone tells me I’m brave. Let me tell you, wearing pants isn’t brave, they are pants. Let’s get some perspective here. I’d love to be called brave, but not for wearing pants. Thanks anyway. But what was my point? Oh yes! Ladies who have never tried a pair they liked, are usually the ones to have the conversation about printed pants. If this is you, I encourage you to look again. Slim fit or slouchy. There is a…

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

Brace yourself folks for a random post about thoughts I sometimes have. It’s bound to be an interesting ride, as usual, into the depths of my thinking about things… Here is the thing. I love being alone. But the prospect of waking up one morning and being alone in the world is something I have nightmares about. Relief would only come when I awoke in a lather of panicked sweat. Alone alone is a scary prospect. All alone with no sounds of a bustling world, just me and the silence. Very Castaway but without the beach. Years later I sat…