Panel One: Melbourne Fashion Week PLUS

Panel One: Melbourne Fashion Week PLUS

Hosted by Jessica, Director of MFWPlus, the panel was a great night to kick off things for us. Having missed the soft launch on Sunday evening, we were excited to get to the first of the event scheduled for the week. And if this is an indicator of things to come, then I’m excited. The panel included: Meagan Kerr – renowned New Zealand fashion and style blogger and body positive public speaker Kath Read – fat activist and advocate, prolific and passionate feminist writer, media darling Sarah Harry – Body Image and Disordered Eating specialist, clinician, lecturer, researcher, fat yogi…

I’m here for Melbourne Fashion Week Plus

I’m here for Melbourne Fashion Week Plus

I flew into Melbourne yesterday morning and have settled in for the week. Made it. Phew! Post races and a 5am wake up call, that was a bit of a mission, let me tell you. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before the love that I have for Melbourne; it’s great to be back. It’s exciting to be here for the Melbourne Fashion Week Plus and see what the brands are up to, catch up with the bloggers and eat my way through Melbourne. As per. So the program is basically that there are two discussion panel sessions and four runways across the…

Why I need to clean out my closet, and you do too.

Why I need to clean out my closet, and you do too.

Lately, I’ve been living out of my laundry basket. You know the one, the clean clothes you wash, never really get around to folding or putting away. Day after day I reach for the same pieces while a closet full of clothes sits overstuffed and waiting in the wings. Clothes that spill from the draws and shelves, bust out of the hanging space where they are lined up in doubled up pairs. So it’s time! Time to clean out my closet. Time to get serious about the clothes I wear and the ones I never wear. The clothes I love…

Our 11th Wedding Anniversary. GO US.

Our 11th Wedding Anniversary. GO US.

Today is THE day that Mr Suger and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. This man that I get to share my life with is someone special, let me tell you. But this isn’t about that. Not really. It’s about what I’ve learnt so far about marriage and relationships and life. And I know that it’s something you guys are interested in, so I thought I’d take this chance and share it with you. I’ve learnt that you have to keep talking. Even when you don’t want to. Especially when you don’t want to. You need to talk about silly…

Are you well?

Are you well?

I’ve been in conversation lately about health, about wellness, and about diets. You know me, right? I’ve been from one extreme to another when it comes to eating, health and wellness. I’m at a point in my life where I enjoy the great things, the things I should be eating and pretty much all the things in between. Because it matters to me to live life, to enjoy it and I won’t buy into someone else’s expectation about me and my body. I am well.  My health is good, and my fitness is returning after such a long gym break. But…

Suger + Ink Live Today!

Suger + Ink Live Today!

You know how I was doing that thing. The new thing. The podcast thing? Well, it’s here and I’m proud to announce the SUGER + INK Podcast is available to download in iTunes or via Soundcloud now. YAY. Pop over to our website for direct links or search for us on either app. And umm, did I mention I’m excited!? Because I am ridiculously excited. Sarama from Blonde Ink and I have now recorded five episodes, three of which are available now. Right this very second! We have learnt so much about the whole process (me getting a microphone certainly…

Black and grey weekend comfy

Black and grey weekend comfy

This was going to be an outfit post. But it sort of turned into something else. Because this weekend we are at home, there is nowhere to go, and no one to see. Nothing to do but recharge the old batteries and prepare ourselves for another busy month ahead. I need weekends like this one. I highly recommend weekends like this one. Pull on your snuggly gear and settle in to read, and sleep in and bask in the sun. That’s my plan. It’s actually going rather well. This afternoon we saw a movie, cooked ourselves dinner and now we’re…

The Best Plus Size Jeans Over/Under $100!

The Best Plus Size Jeans Over/Under $100!

I really felt like the whole week couldn’t go by without a shopping post. I’d planned to update my old Where to Buy Plus Size Jeans post (still relevant) BUT Megan on Instagram asked about great jeans she could buy UNDER $100 and I thought this would be more fun. Let’s call it an over/under post shall we? I went online shopping.  With no monies, as usual, because I just spent my surplus DINK income on a large spa and the related paraphernalia including a spa warming party. Whoops. And not only that, but I own WAY more denim than a…

Skinny Jeans for a Plus Size Woman

Skinny Jeans for a Plus Size Woman

Oooooo, skinny jeans! We’ve all heard the joke aimed at fat women about skinny jeans requiring you to be skinny to wear them, it’s like the Dad joke of body shaming. But let me tell you, this throwaway line is actually total b.s. and when you find your perfect pair of skinny jeans, I promise you, you’ll live in them! I know I always did. Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will tell you, I hit the skinny jeans trend pretty hard with my first pair from ASOS. As an apple shape (apparently) jeans that fit…