Slouchy: My favourite casual outfit

Slouchy: My favourite casual outfit

In sharing my favourite casual outfit of the moment, I have to share another thing… My favourite thing to do at the moment is slouch. Slouchy clothes, slouchy attitude, slouchy all the things. It’s that I’ve had all sorts of free time over the past week or two and I when I’m not busy I like to slouch. I’m sure I’m not the only one? I meant the 90’s happened, didn’t they? So there’s this line that I have between untidy and slouchy. It’s hard to explain other than my outfits have to look deliberate. Slouchy easy layers are one…

When fashion right is wrong.

When fashion right is wrong.

Let me tell you about the time I seriously misjudged the unofficial dress code at Palazzo Versace. Actually, now that I write that, there probably IS an official dress code that I missed. Whooops. Anyway. That’s a story you’d like to hear, right? I know I give off this vibe like I’m perfectly poised and perfect in every and all situation (stop laughing!) but I really got it wrong this time and I knew from the moment I tried to enter the property via the service exit on the windiest day ever. Shall we? I entered a giveaway of sorts…

Celebrating your weird

Celebrating your weird

I shared that I was awkward the other day and the awkward amongst us said me too! Together we get to celebrate our weird. Those unique things which make up our personality. But are you celebrating you for all you are? The acknowledgement of them and owning of them is one thing, to celebrate them is something else altogether. Celebrating what makes you you that’s the sturdy foundation of confidence in my books. And hey presto I’ve thought of something to help you do that because there’s freedom in that. When you accept yourself for who you are, then you…

Starting over over 30

Starting over over 30

People like to talk about how your 30’s are those years when life gets that wee bit easier. You’ve established yourself and worked through and decided upon the things that make you. Maybe you’re earning a little more money, you’ve settled into your house and all is well in the world. Thirty. Easy, I’ve got this. And then in a moment, you don’t get this. In a moment something happens and life changes. How do you pickup and start again when the stuff you’ve spent the past decade accumulating, maybe without the people or the places you love, how do…

Binge watching The Cosby Show.

Binge watching The Cosby Show.

I was raised by a man, a man who happens to be my father, who loves the Cosby Show. He loved it almost as much as he loved us. Interrupt his show and you’d find out how small that gap was. So I grew to love it too. It shaped me, and the conversations with my parents in the way tv did back then. It had been years since I saw an episode, enter YouTube. You guys know about binge watching stuff, right? Well, we’ve been doing that. Mr Suger pretends to roll his eyes at me and work at…

Just one thing lives on!

Just one thing lives on!

Last week went really well for me. I took the time to cook more meals than not this week. It made a difference to us. We ate earlier, we ate better and we ate together. Small things and just one thing that made a difference to how we lived this week. At one stage I looked across the kitchen bench, our house was tidy, Mr Suger was working at the kitchen table chatting away about his day and their attempts to drill through the hardest soil he’d ever dealt with. The bubble of the pots on the stove and the…

The triumphant return of the sneaker

The triumphant return of the sneaker

I’m okay with heels. Happy to wear them and often do but when the ‘powers that be’ said the humble sneaker was making a comeback in a big way I got a wee bit excited. Adding a sneaker to anything just makes it more relaxed, casual and cool. The more retro, the better. The more monochrome, the even better-er. And do you know what goes perfectly with a great pair of sneakers? Other than everything. One of my favourite trends ever, sports luxe or just plain old sporty. It can be something obvious like this tank (this tunic as seen…

Knowing when to quit people

Knowing when to quit people

I talk a lot about the value of people, relationships and family here. I am an advocate accepting people as they are. I encourage others to adopt the live and let live approach. I wasn’t always like this, I used to be the fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, NO FREAKING CHANCE type of girl. I would have literally cut off my nose to spite my face. I’m not that fond of my nose anyway, so no great loss. Ha. I changed because I make mistakes too. Some of them have been very hurtful to those I…

What I wore to my cousin’s wedding

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…

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…