What I wore to my cousin’s wedding

You all know that it rained here for about two weeks straight, right? Well, in the middle fo all that there was a wedding. A beachside wedding. A wedding that was moved indoors because of sideways crazy-ass rain! My cousin’s wedding. She married her partner of ten years in a small ceremony. It was perfect. Don’t you think that things like that are sent to remind us that marriage never goes your way all the time? That it’s a preparation of sorts to learn to be flexible and open to change and compromise? I do. I think that’s why it’s…

Just one thing: You deserve to live well

Just one thing: You deserve to live well

When we talk about health and wellness¬†on this blog, I wonder what people out there are thinking. Do you wonder why it’s so important for me to discuss exercise and food choices without it being about ‘trying’ to lose weight? Do you wonder why making the choice no matter you size, weight, age or sex that you will live well is so important to me? It’s because of one simple thing. Because when you choose to live well and care for yourself, you are making a declaration that you are worth it. Worth the time, the good health and more.…

The #AWKWARD Tee

The #AWKWARD Tee

On the final day of the ProBlogger conference, around 7am, I stood in front of the glass doors overlooking the ocean and wondered aloud what would I wear. It didn’t take me long to decide that there was no better time than now to whip out my #AWKWARD tee from Kmart. Let’s face it, Bloggers probably make up a large portion of the audience who would buy and wear that tee anyway. It was like wearing the team uniform. But what I didn’t count on was the super awkward that would be triggered by it. If you’ve ever met me,…

Same, same, same, different.

Same, same, same, different.

One of the things I pride myself on is that I can take every item in my wardrobe and incorporate it into at least three outfits. These boyfriend jeans however have at least tripled their quota. I’m wearing them ALL the time. It’s a sickness. A blue jean ripped and rumpled sickness. I need something for a lunch date? The jeans. Dinner out with Mr Suger, pre-wedding BBQ, or grocery shopping? The jeans. I seem to be wearing them all the time. And you know what? I’m more than okay with that. It’s all very Budget Fashionista of me. I’m…

5 last-minute ProBlogger Conference Prep Tips

5 last-minute ProBlogger Conference Prep Tips

You’ve left it all a little late, have you? So you haven’t packed let alone tackled the conference schedule. Welcome to the club, my friend. With the ProBlogger Conference coming up on the Gold Coast, this post occurred to me as a good idea. I am so poorly prepared that winging it sounds like an actual plan. So what do you do to go from conference zero to conference hero as the sand slips through the hourglass on the time you’ve got left? THIS. That’s what. You’re welcome. 1. Know the lay of the land The first thing I do…

Rainy day + slouchy joggers

Rainy day + slouchy joggers

When I met harem pants, I was a slow but then steady yes. Naturally from there the slouch pant, which by all accounts is very similar, was an easy yes. I love my pants slouchy almost as much as I like my skirts short and my t-shirts stripy. Which is, if you are new here, a lot. In the new 17 Sundays SUPER NORMAL collection, which I was lucky enough to be asked to launch upon the world AND receive to review, there are pants that will make your slouchy heart swoon. You met the faux leather joggers in an…

On Friday I…

On Friday I…

Friday I settle in, and I plan the week for the blog. I put aside outfits I hope there will be an occasion to wear, and I plan a rough schedule for posting and I might even schedule a post or two if I’m super organised. It’s my day. Often you will find me nestled in a corner of a coffee shop, glasses on and head down. I tap away at the keys pausing only to greet new strangers taking their place in the seats beside me. Nodding then when they leave. Today is different though. Today I have this…

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…