How to rein in the chaos in your life

How to rein in the chaos in your life

I’ve been mulling this one about how to rein in the chaos in your life, around in my head for a while and it was time. My concern was that it would make those going through a tough time or struggling feel worse. Never my intention. So I’ve watched my wording and the rest is over to you. This is meant to be exciting, empowering and a take charge moment. If it’s not that for you, come back another time. This is my how to get your life under control, rein in the chaos, when it seems to be anything…

Snuggly Cuddly

Snuggly Cuddly

It’s mood board time! What can I say, when I enjoy something I keep doing it. That’s what a blog is for, right? Fun and games. Last week I shared my first board on the blog about houses. I was consumed by them and that is very much still the case. But this week it morphed into something else. As I continue to put together the pieces of our home, what appeals to me most is the feeling of warmth. Coziness. Snuggliness. As much as everyone is clear that I am a child of the summer, born for long days…

Bike bike baby: A crazy sales review

Bike bike baby: A crazy sales review

Brought to you by CrazySales.com.au For those who follow my adventures on Instagram, you would have realised that in the past year my time at the gym was MAJORLY reduced compared to the years prior. A new job, then a new role within that new job made it difficult indeed to line up with my gym buddies and actually get there. Excuses, excuses, blah. So I was considering replacing my burnt-out treadmill when I received an email from the team at CrazySales.com.au asking if I’d be interested in doing a post. It was a sign! Off I went to check…

A Girl Gang in Melbourne

A Girl Gang in Melbourne

Most people don’t know a lot of bloggers. Maybe one or two. But not me, I have an entire Girl Gang of blog ladies. Lots of fun, a great laugh and some of us even sit around the same clothes size which means, HELLO CLOTHES SWAPPING. And yes, I was shouting. Excited. During my weekend in Melbourne in March I spent some time with the team at 17 Sundays in their office before meeting up with the girls I was staying with later that evening laden down with some new season stuff. Monochrome sporty fabulous stuff. The next day as…

Moody

Moody

Last week I decided to share what was inspiring me via a collage on Instagram. A mood board of sorts. And because I really don’t have much else to report, I thought what the heck, let’s talk about it here too. Last week kicked off with the moody blues and greys. This week though is all about houses. My house, your house, the house on the cover of all the mags I can get my hands on. The Block. Pinterest boards filled with them. Lots and lots of houses. Houses. I guess that was bound to happen. We are finally…

Introducing Lisa Kerr Designs Fall into Winter AW15

Introducing Lisa Kerr Designs Fall into Winter AW15

It’s a funny story, but I was first introduced to Lisa of Lisa Kerr Designs via my book-keeper who is based in Melbourne. A woman I know has started a line, she said, can I pass on your details? I said sure, being mutual friends and all that, and soon we chatted back and forth on email. Lisa sent me some items from her first collection and we continued to stay in touch. Flash forward a year or so and Lisa was showing her new collection on the Curvy Couture Runway. I was in Melbourne covering it, derr. In a…

Talking about appearance diversity

Talking about appearance diversity

I was invited by Carly Findlay to write a post for her ‘Appearance Diversity’ series on her blog. I was nervous about the idea at first. I am different to the usual choice, I don’t have a disability or facial difference, so how would me post be responded to? Would people tell me to cry a river and take a hike? But I decided to do it anyway. As I do. I wrote a post about my experience with being different and how through blogging I found my place to cause change in the representation of people who are different. For…

PRETTY | VACANT by 17 Sundays

PRETTY | VACANT by 17 Sundays

Bought to you by 17 Sundays OMG team, it’s here. The new look book from 17 Sundays. I don’t know if the sneak peeks have been driving you as crazy as they have me, but the the AW 2015 look book from 17 Sundays is here! I popped into the studio while I was in Melbourne for a look and I know you guys are going to love this new range. I cannot wait to get my grabby little hands on it. But enough about me… Introducing PRETTY | VACANT by 17 Sundays. And now a few words I cut…

Here is where to buy minimalist clothes for curvy women

Here is where to buy minimalist clothes for curvy women

The Daily Life asked where to buy minimalist clothes for curvy women, I couldn’t have agreed more with the post. This is my style. This simple, pared back, cool pieces that aren’t kitschy or overtly sexy or girly. Where are these retailers? Who is catering to the women in plus who don’t want to dress up, who want fashionable clothes that are classic and chic? Where are they? I loved the article. It summed up how I felt entirely about the problem with being this consumer in the market flooded with girly girl offerings. And yes, I followed a couple…

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…