Why not dressing “like a girl” is a rebellion for me

Why not dressing “like a girl” is a rebellion for me

It wasn’t the long ago that I was posted on the blog about that gorgeous maxi dress that people loved on me, that didn’t feel right. I shared some thoughts and feelings around that and pondering about why that may be the case. Then I saw a post on Fat Girl Flow and it occurred to me exactly why that was. I’m rebelling. I’m dressing in the way that I love despite all the messages out there that tell me otherwise. More colour, brighter prints, flattering shapes and details. It’s just not me and by choosing to ignore those messages…

Weight Loss, Dieting and being Body Positive

Weight Loss, Dieting and being Body Positive

The week I got home from Melbourne I felt like rubbish. Months, literally, of late nights, partying, eating poorly and little to no exercise had caught up with me and I was wrecked. It took me a while to acknowledge that I wasn’t taking care of myself. I wasn’t doing what I know to do to keep myself running at my best. So, I started an exercise and eating plan. Some people, they would call it a diet. GASP. Especially from those who just weeks before listened to the SUGER+INK episode where I proudly declared myself a diet industry drop…

How to spend less on clothes while remaining stylish AF.

How to spend less on clothes while remaining stylish AF.

In my newsletter last week, I asked the question what would you like to see MORE of, content wise. Two common themes were more affordable clothes and more advice on how to wear ‘things’. So, being the time-saver that I am, here’s a post about both! If you want to build your wardrobe, minimise the money you are spending on clothes and still look your version of on trend and stylish, these are my hot tips. Because let’s face it, not every budget has room for new clothes every season. Heck, some of those budgets probably don’t stretch very far…

Really really bad 90’s sex comedies

Really really bad 90’s sex comedies

Netflix and I are besties. Netflix keeps me company as I work whether it be morning, noon or night. The sound and rhythm of movies help me focus. So, the short version is I watch a lot of them. Some unknown movies I click on I adore. But one genre I keep coming across time and time again (predominately by accident, but I blame Chris Klein for this) is the 90’s sex comedy. An actual genre apparently. Let THAT sink in for a moment. Think American Pie. Then think even lower budget, higher on the objectification of women. There you…

My spring races style for 2016

My spring races style for 2016

My sister is celebrating her birthday at the spring races in town again this year. It means that I’m again on the hunt for another races outfit, something that I can wear comfortably in the sun most of the day and still look amazing. The biggest factor is that this race meet has a black and white theme, exciting! Cue visions of elegant women trackside like a scene from My Fair Lady. So. Elegant. I mention that because there’s a chance that my research and my plans for this 2016 spring races season might be a little biased towards the black…

What happened when I Embraced

What happened when I Embraced

As a plus size blogger, I consider myself to be body positive. I have to be. For my entire life, people have told me my body is wrong and that it should be different. Someone had to love my body; it might as well be me. So when I attended the local showing of Embrace, I expected to like it, and the short version is, I did. From the opening scenes with Taryn, the film’s narrator, central character and creator, I knew we were in for something real, honest and challenging. Being body positive, loving your body, in the world…

Classic all black textured outfit

Classic all black textured outfit

When it comes to wearing black, I keep it interesting by incorporating textured fabrics. It’s hardly revolutionary, Melbournites have been doing it for as long as black has been in. It keeps the outfit interesting but simple. It simple works every single time. Using textures for interest is pretty simple too. In this outfit, I’ve used a leather-look midi skirt (my current loooove) and layered this top over it. It’s a simple outfit. Really simple and easy to wear, but it’s got a certain impact about it too. The top brings that. The skirt brings that. The nude boots in their easy…

Why I’m giving up not being hungry.

Why I’m giving up not being hungry.

Do you ever have those days where it feels like you are never full? Your stomach is a bottomless pit for food and beverages, and there’s nothing in the world that will satisfy your hunger for long? Oh man, tell me it’s not just me. I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s not just me; that I am not alone in having the occasional hungriest person in the world type days. Because this week I had one of those days. It was almost two or three of those days but at some stage, I reached satisfied and stopped eating.…

No Chill: A how-to guide

No Chill: A how-to guide

I used to think I was pretty cool. Describe yourself they would say and I would refer to that one time I was called aloof and intimidating. Let’s not even talk about the guy that called me belligerent, which is my favourite thing ever. But I was wrong. I am not now and never have been cool; ask my siblings. It turns out I am an overly excitable mess of feelings and emotions. I have no chill. And what does that means? Well, if I like you, you’ll know. And boy-oh-boy, if I love you expect to hear all about it every time we…