That time I realised something about my personal style, oh and my boobs.

That time I realised something about my personal style, oh and my boobs.

I put my head down and I ducked into the change room. I called out to Desiree behind me that I was ‘going in’ in the very dramatic way that I knew would make her smile. Arms laden with items including a new bikini top, a maxi dress or two and some skirts that had called my name. I stripped off and started to try them on. One by one I either decided to buy or discarded. Then there was the maxi dress. Printed and sort of flowing, dual side splits and a colourful print. Desiree was having a birthday…

Trying something a little different

Trying something a little different

When the fine folks at Boohoo offered me a few pieces from the new collection, it took me a little while to decide what I wanted. With an idea for an Australia Day post (that, whoops, never eventuated) I chose from red, white and blue sections of the websites. This top was something I came back to time and time again. Not really my style but I’d seen other plus bloggers wear the style, and I was curious enough to give it a go. You know me, I’ll try anything once. Even girly maxi dresses. Ha! When it arrived, I…

A surprising conversation

A surprising conversation

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, or know me at all, you’ll know that I’ve been married for a million years in modern terms. 10 years and counting. Haha. But there are always occasions when this husband of mine surprises me. This weekend we had a surprising conversation and it did what surprising conversations do best and surprised the heck out of me. Now the details are private, gosh you nosey people, but the crux of it was that we both had things that had gone unsaid for a while and during this conversation they were said.…

Have you ever asked who ARE you?

Have you ever asked who ARE you?

Aside from your name, what you do, your marital and family status, who are you? As far as figuring things out in life I feel like this is THE thing that matters most. It’s not what you do or anything of things numerous industries are set up to make us buy from them tell us it is. It’s knowing who you are that matters. Finding yourself and your place in life. I participated in a course once, one that if you asked me I’d tell you a million times to do it. The course was aimed at finding your why…

What Mindy Kaling taught me.

What Mindy Kaling taught me.

I finally got around to finishing Mindy Kaling’s book. I’d opened it and been distracted by other things at least 5 times throughout 2015 and it turns out that a hot summer beach day is just what I needed to knock it over. Front to back. An easy read full of laughs and humour, I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner. I should have known, who doesn’t love Mindy, right? But it taught me something. Yup, this light, easy read taught me everything I needed to know about how I want to blog and express myself in 2016. And it…

Introducing Fashion Lane

Introducing Fashion Lane

In conjunction with Fashion Lane Okay ladies and the gentleman types introducing Fashion Lane, an online SALE destination. Fashion Lane, meet the team. And yes, you read that correctly. An online SALE destination. Like a Pinterest board of awesome. Oh man, I wish my Pinterest board magically turned into a shopping cart… Sigh. Dream on. But that’s what Fashion Lane does, they curate sales from across the interwebs and serve them up for you on their site. Because sales.  Hello.  So the team asked me to let you fine folks know about them so you could check them out next time…

Being a happy person

Being a happy person

I sat down earlier this week to write the Suger News and, as I do, had a think about what I’d been up against this week. What were my challenges and what was I dealing with so could share that experience, and hopefully the win, with you guys. Another grueling, gripping tale of struggle with myself and triumph. But, I sort of didn’t want to. Instead I decided to write about being a happy person. How I do it, the things that I repeatedly do and all that jazz. Because I believe that being happy is a practice. A way of living…

Finding the words

Finding the words

Lately I’ve been dropping into the archives of this blog, visiting the posts from years ago like old friends. Into posts before anyone was really reading, into posts where it felt like everyone was reading. It was like getting acquainted with myself after a break. It’s powerful how a blog, a journal of me, can do that. And I feel like I’m stronger because of that. I’ve always been a journal-er. Notepads and diaries filled with thoughts and ideas, poems and stories. It came from a love of reading, I think, I wanted craft words on a page like the authors…

Win 17 Sundays All Night Printed Denim Shirt & Joggers

Win 17 Sundays All Night Printed Denim Shirt & Joggers

Welcome team. Now THIS is going to be fun. I have in my hot little blogging hands (not literally) THE 17 Sundays duo to make your double denim dreams come true. A double denim so wonderful that this is the one and only place that you can win them. So do you want in? I thought you did. Using the Rafflecopter app below the images you will need to like the 17 Sundays and my page and let us know how would YOU style the joggers and the shirt? Together, separately or otherwise, we want to know all about it. Please…