Introducing 17 Sundays SUPER NORMAL coming to MYER

Introducing 17 Sundays SUPER NORMAL coming to MYER

Brought to you by 17 Sundays. You guys know a raving 17 Sundays fan when you see one, right? So you’re looking at me right now and you know it. Ever since I slipped on my first stripe body con dress I knew that it was love. And now we are here, they’ve asked me to share some pretty freaking’ amazing news with you all. Amazing news for the brand AND for us, the plus-size Australian customer. Now you won’t have to rely on me for sizing information (naaw, sad face, can we still be friends?) because now you can…

Stuffing Up and How to Bounce Back

Stuffing Up and How to Bounce Back

I am recovering from a situation where being wrong, stuffing up and failing are the worst thing that could ever happen to me. A situation almost entirely in my own head. I would make a mistake and be so paralysed with fear I would try to cover my tracks, hide from those that I was accountable to and get super sneaky. I thought making a mistake meant that I was untrustworthy, stupid and a disappointment. It turns out that it wasn’t stuffing up that was those things, it was all the rubbish that followed. So how did I turn it…

I hate the post office…

I hate the post office…

I was back at the post office today for like the millionth time this fortnight. I hate the post office. Have I told you that before? I don’t think I have, but I do, it’s true. If there were a way I could pay a little extra to have someone fill out, pick up and send my parcels for me, that would be awesome. I’d avoid the place forever. Why? I hear you asking. Because it’s gross. Haha. Today someone literally sneezed on me. Sneezed. ON. Me. They turned away from the person in front of them and covered me…

Aussie Curves: Everyday Style – Bare Legs + A Scarf

Aussie Curves: Everyday Style – Bare Legs + A Scarf

Say you ran into me in my hometown, just ducking to the shops or going about my day on a Friday when I have the entire day to myself, what do you think I’d be wearing? Sometimes I’d almost guarantee you’d walk right past me, not recognising the girl in the flip flops with hair messily dragged on her head… Most the time you’d find me wearing something like this. Jumper, at the moment, with a skater skirt, boots and a scarf when I want to liven up the black on black that I love so much. Sometimes it’s a…

With photos not everything is as it seems…

With photos not everything is as it seems…

When I share photos on this blog, I try to do so in a way that is beautiful without altering them too much. I want them to be real. My outfit photos in particular are a process of taking over 50 photos with Mr Suger at the helm to select 8 or so that are selected to be edited to go on the blog. We often crop out unfortunate things or wade through the most-awkward situations all in the name of getting a decent photo. The not everything is as it seems factor was stepped up a notch this week…

Oversized All White Dress

Oversized All White Dress

Slipping the fabric of this white dress over my head, pulling it over my hips and into position around my legs, I thought to myself how comfortable, how easy it is to wear and how stylish. With a shake of my hair, the grabbing of my favourite boots and the addition of some jewels I was ready. Another dinner out. Grocery shopping has been avoided this week at all costs. ALL costs. I shouted to Mr Suger that I would meet him in the car, grabbed my camera on the way past and flicked through my phone while I waited…

Why be strong can be bad advice

Why be strong can be bad advice

This past was written last week and shelved, I went back to this draft today. For you and for me. For everyone who doesn’t let themselves take a break or take a minute to get real with how they are feeling. You don’t have to be strong. You don’t HAVE to be anything.  We’ve had some stuff going on over here. Run into me in a coffee shop and I’ll tell you all about it, no problem, but I won’t be going into it here. The short version is it has taken all my get-up and go to manage all…

Aussie Curves: Denim – Boyfriend Jeans Again

Aussie Curves: Denim – Boyfriend Jeans Again

No one can say that I don’t stick with things. When I find something that I like I flog that thing to death. Boyfriend jeans are one such thing. These are from Torrid, and when I originally purchased them I thought they were going to be more of a skinny jean, my go to style. A happy surprise indeed. These are my new go-to jeans. And what can I say, the 90s girl in me couldn’t resist the boyfriend jeans with the bodysuit thing so here we are. Easily my favourite combination. And I know I say that a lot…

Offend me please

Offend me please

We welcome to the blog today Alex of the awesome blog Jet Georgette. Alex heard that I had nothing written for the blog today and offered to supply a post that she knew my Confident You readers would enjoy. It’s a follow on from this post on her blog. A post that takes those feeling you have when someone offends you and turns them into a productive opportunity for self-awareness. Sounds great, right? Over to Alex to get started. I’ll be back at the end to share my two cents worth. Having someone offend you can be a good thing.…

Beg, borrow, steal… Well not steal.

Beg, borrow, steal… Well not steal.

Sharing my outfit today with a side order story about my friend Olivia. Olivia who likes to loan and sometimes even sell me clothes. Olivia who I love, of course. I mean you don’t meet people like this woman every day. But you must be wondering, why the love fest for Olivia? Well, the reason we are talking about Olivia is that she gave me this dress. Cute right? Olivia was one of my first girlfriends since high school that I could swap clothes with. She lives close enough to home, wears a similar’ish size and even if we don’t…

Confident You: What are you afraid of?

Confident You: What are you afraid of?

When you’re a child, and you peer off into the night, the cool of the evening settled in your room, the curtains rustle, and you know that there is a monster in the corner. You know beyond a shadow of a doubt to your very core that this is the end, that monster is going to eat you and so you scream. Then the light comes on. A parent stands in the doorway. You are coaxed out from under the covers, probably sniffing and have it revealed out you that there is nothing there. The imminent death you imaged is…

The way I relax is weird.

The way I relax is weird.

Most people I know have a go to song, a time-out trick that relaxes them. Something even that helps them drift off to sleep peacefully and without a care in the world. Whales sounds, the rolling waves of the ocean or babbling rainforest streams. All perfectly reasonable ways to relax. If there was a survey they would be on the list along with bubble baths, blowing of steam with mates and massages. Me? I watch the Hunger Games movies. Yup. I’m a total weirdo, and it hadn’t even occurred to me how weird until I was asking searching high and…

From Gym Newbie to Gym Bunny in 5 Steps!

From Gym Newbie to Gym Bunny in 5 Steps!

I received a request from a short person in my inbox today. And not just any person of teeny tiny stature but my friend Dani of Hello Owl fame. Dani suggested, in a way only she can get away with that I should write a post for people who are new at the gym. Tips on finding one you like, how you confront that nervousness that can go with starting something new and all that jazz. So this post was born! How to go from gym newbie to gym bunny in five steps. I started with more than that, but…