Farewell Floral Bomber

Farewell Floral Bomber

Em from Geek Chic Girl loaned me this jacket back at the “Queensland Plus-Size Blogger” meet up on the Gold Coast. She hadn’t had much luck styling it, and I was gleefully rubbing my hands together at the opportunity. Home it came with me for months, and I wore it often. So often in fact I thought I’d better get it back to her before I wore that poor jacket to death. The second last time I wore it was to grab these photos for Yours Clothing (top) and 17 Sundays (leggings). New items that had arrived that didn’t have pictures…

Glitter Champagne Bottle DIY aka Glitter Booze

Glitter Champagne Bottle DIY aka Glitter Booze

Ever scrolled through Pinterest and thought to yourself, wow that looks cool I could do that, only to find that no in fact you couldn’t. Whoops. Well, this glitter champagne bottle diy started out looking very much as one of those challenges. How hard could it be, right? There were dozens of guides on how to glitter champagne bottle diy… How hard could it be, right? After some persistence, curse words and glitter in my eyeballs I ended up a bit of a pro. No, I thought I’d share what I learnt along the way with you so you too…

How to mind your money

How to mind your money

Today I come to you with a little bit of advice and a wee bit of a cautionary tale here, my friends. I want to talk about money and why we as women need to know what’s happening with our money, where it’s going and who has it, like we never have before. Women end up with less superannuation, fewer leave entitlements and comparatively less overall wealth than their male counterparts, and that is just not good enough. Unless your plan is to become the next Beyonce (not a bad plan, unrealistic, but not bad) you will need to consider…

17 Sundays Australian Made Capsule Collection

17 Sundays Australian Made Capsule Collection

It’s probably the worst kept secret in blogging when I say that I am a huge fan of the 17 Sundays brand. I love the whole thing from the clothes to the social media and everything in between. When new stuff arrives, I feel like I’m right there with the team as they excitedly launch them. Well, except the time I went to the gym, they launched the resort collection, and when I came back I was like, ooooo did I miss something? Haha. This week was no different as the new season Australian Made capsule collection started hitting their online…

Wear more colour they said…

Wear more colour they said…

I think it started with my plan to wear nothing but black, white, grey and denim through winter. I know it was a preference before, but it settled in when I started that loose guide for what I’d wear. Somewhere along the way I ended up wearing a lot of black. A lot, a lot. And I love it. Often I’m told that I should wear more colour. From my family, my sister especially, from readers of this blog (hi guys!) and from those lovely pull no punches folks on Instagram.Sometimes it’s subtle compliments when I do wear colour, sometimes…

5 blog business tips I learnt the hard way

5 blog business tips I learnt the hard way

My blog is five years old this October. I think we need to have a party, don’t you? Remind me to organise something would you, please? This time of reflection over the past few months had me thinking about what I’ve learnt, about blogs and business and blogs as a business. Blog business. And since I was pondering, and you guys seem to like blog related posts, I thought I’d share what I came up with, the fruits of my labour so to speak. If you’re running a small business, they will work for you too even though they are…

Failure is an event

Failure is an event

I can still remember the first time I heard the saying “failure is an event not a person”. Deep in conversation about the mistakes I had made in my life, brow furrowed and jaw set hard with disappointment, I wondered if I’d heard it right. Failure is an event. The thing that happened to me, not something I am. Whoa. There might have been tears. I was a bit of a cryer then. I cried because I was emotionally strung out; Exhausted and in need of some loving care. The type of care and kindness you can only give yourself.…

Win a Hope & Harvest Y.O.L.O. Skirt

Win a Hope & Harvest Y.O.L.O. Skirt

This pretty darn impressive skirt has been hanging over the back of my office chair for weeks now. Taunting me. Mr Suger hasn’t been around to grab any photos and I wanted to be sure to do it justice so I’ve been gazing longingly at it, unworn and lonely. It’s time finally came! Paired with simple black to let the subtle pattern and colour of the skirt standout, I was all set for some pics. And boy oh boy. He nailed it. But let’s not tell him, that dude’s head is the size of a house from all the blog…

When style means stop trying so hard

When style means stop trying so hard

My aunt, bless her cotton socks, bought me a mug for no reason at all. Isn’t that wonderful? It’s black and white and says fashion changes but style endures. Check it out on my Instagram here. Words to live by for this fashionista, for sure. Words I’m determined to live by. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion. Fashion is a big part of personal style. Fashion is so glam and alluring and sexy. But it is style I want. When it comes to my style I think I’m getting there. Just the other morning I reached for a necklace from the now…

Ok weirdos, we need to talk.

Ok weirdos, we need to talk.

It happens all the time. It happened Friday, hi Sally! People run into me in the shops or just loitering about somewhere else and they think to themselves, hmm that looks like Suger maybe I should go say hi. Then they don’t. This post is pretty simple, I’m asking you to stop doing that if you would please. Ok weirdo? Haha. Liv always says, and yes we plan to get t-shirts made, that we are just jerks with a keyboard. There’s nothing very special about us all. I understand that walking up to someone and saying “is that you?” is…