Confident You: Body confidence, how do you do that?

Confident You: Body confidence, how do you do that?

It’s a tricky thing, writing this without sounding boastful or conceited or whatever the correct version of that is. So let’s just say for argument’s sake I’m not any of those things and I’m trying to help, if you will. Then we can move on and I can stop pussy footing around it being awkward and say what there is to say about Body Confidence. What I really want to say is that body confidence is available to you any time you want it, you just have to give a few things up! I made a list. I really, really…

Almond milk in my purse

Almond milk in my purse

I feel like this post should start with; you know you’re an E.A. when… And now, it sort of does. By day, I am pleb-ish Executive Assistant to some fab folks. Let me tell you blogging while difficult to fit into the spare hours, is much more exciting with all this extra content to write about. Right boss? Like, for example, when it comes to the coffee run fitting into eating plans there was a recent change from soy milk to almond. Something our local cafe can’t fulfil due to lack of demand. They are, however, ok with you bringing…

The Blogger Brunch – Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

The Blogger Brunch – Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

Our first official morning in Melbourne Liv and I, in our capacity as official Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 bloggers, were asked to attend the Blogger’s Brunch at the gorgeous Little Mule Cafe. Hosted by the event organisers it gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with the other bloggers, meet some new faces and drink all the coffee Melbourne had on offer. Yum. In a last-minute outfit switch, I changed into a completely different outfit than I had planned before leaving. I wore my very 90’s City Chic, dual-layer top, paired with the always there when you need…

My favourite photos from the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

My favourite photos from the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

I lay on the floor, champagne coursing through my veins and the noise of excited chatter around me. My room-mates are talking over the event, partaking in a midnight snack and generally having a fab time. It’s post-runway for the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 and we are all buzzing, if not a wee bit exhausted from the festivities. Desiree loans me her laptop, I pop in my SD card and it notifies me that I have 1200 pictures to load… 1200. That’s a lot. There are 5 or so of our room. A total of 3 from my visit…

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

Welcome my friends to a tale of woe. A story so in need of telling that I couldn’t wait any longer to offload it into this here screen. This, my bloggy friends, is the saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed. When we moved into my sister’s guest bedroom, we left the majority of our furniture in storage and decided to crash on what she had in the room. Choosing the front room meant that we were now the proud custodians of a double bed. And I don’t mean each. Mr Suger and I would be sharing. As you…

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job is a question I get asked a lot at the moment. I work full-time and blog on two sites while attempting to still be an in real life human sometimes. It’s busy. Like maybe sometimes I could sleep for a week kind of busy. So I’m here to help out. Most, if not all, bloggers dream of the elusive full-time blogger job title. They want it for themselves and the free time that comes with it to write, develop your blog and just be more available to it. It’s a lovely…

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

With less than two weeks until I fly out for the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 in Melbourne, I decided it was time to mention my plans on the blog. I will be one of the Media Bloggers again this year and hope to get some great shots and behind the scenes goss for you all. Because let’s face it, the clothes are cool, but the ladies are what we are REALLY interested in. My style of Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 reporting will be; who’s there, what brands we loved, who drank too much vodka… Oh wait. That’ll be meeee!…

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Bloopers post time! Yay. My favourite part of this whole blogging caper is that I have this space where I get to dress up, pretend to be cool. Then now and then I drop the curtain and you get to see that the good photos are just the ones that make the cut. Plus photo locations are sometimes smelly, always risky (in terms of being spotted and sometimes run over!) and practice absolutely makes perfect. So enjoy the outtakes post folks, this time I’m giving a bit of behind the scenes info instead of the usual caption comp. BUT that…

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

Saturday night Mr Suger and I had a very special house to warm. It was a birthday celebrating house in a ridiculously cool location in the centre of Brisbane. Well, technically it was a unit, but the party is the same. We were to celebrate with two people we adore very very much but hardly ever get to see these days. We were excited! What to wear was something I pondered over for a little while. We are about 2 hours north of Brisbane so there would be driving (which means nothing that crushes too easily) and I had a pit…

Printed pants never get old

Printed pants never get old

Are we going to have the printed pants on plus size women discussion again? Probably. Every single time I wear printed pants someone tells me I’m brave. Let me tell you, wearing pants isn’t brave, they are pants. Let’s get some perspective here. I’d love to be called brave, but not for wearing pants. Thanks anyway. But what was my point? Oh yes! Ladies who have never tried a pair they liked, are usually the ones to have the conversation about printed pants. If this is you, I encourage you to look again. Slim fit or slouchy. There is a…

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

Brace yourself folks for a random post about thoughts I sometimes have. It’s bound to be an interesting ride, as usual, into the depths of my thinking about things… Here is the thing. I love being alone. But the prospect of waking up one morning and being alone in the world is something I have nightmares about. Relief would only come when I awoke in a lather of panicked sweat. Alone alone is a scary prospect. All alone with no sounds of a bustling world, just me and the silence. Very Castaway but without the beach. Years later I sat…

Simple Summer Dressing

Simple Summer Dressing

In the summer, I like light, and I loose. Slouchy is the order of the day. Or evening as the case was with this outfit. Nothing too restrictive, nothing that feels like it’s smothering you. The lighter, the looser, the slouchier, the better. I think I might have mentioned that in my post about summer dressing… So this is a demonstration. To keep it simple, I reach for the essentials. I added a crisp white and blue stripes, some shredded jeans and casual tan sandals. This summer I’m trying to keep things a little less black. As you know. Light tones…

Work Style: Checks and Balance

Work Style: Checks and Balance

Work outfits, work style, during the summer is harder than my everyday summer style, and special occasion combined. There’s usually some form of dress code, there’s always an expectation and it’s hot. Sometimes hotter than others, depending on whether you are in or out of the air con. So there’s all that. Plus, you’d rather be at the beach. Or I would anyway. I find that by having a few key go-to pieces I get through most weeks with no issue. My work wardrobe is mostly black and white. Some colour thrown in on random days. Then I add a…

Some things I want to say to you

Some things I want to say to you

While the blog has been a little quiet of late, life, and all that jazz, I’ve been thinking about you. About you and how life is treating you in 2015. Did you rally your best efforts for the first month? Or did you start a diet, a new job or did you quit an old one. What were your resolutions, what are your dreams for 2015? How are you doing out there? I am touching base to say I hope you’re doing ok. I hope the pressures and the hype of the whole new year, new me thing aren’t weighing…