Plus Size Blogger Surania Swimwear Review

Plus Size Blogger Surania Swimwear Review

My love of all things summer isn’t hard to pick up on. And for me a love of summer means a love of the beach and a love of the beach means a love of all things swimwear! I’ve had some good pairs, some great pairs and some ordinary pairs. Surania Design approached me and asked if I’d like to make myself a custom suit using their website… I thought about it for long enough to consider that it would yet again mean shoving my swimwear clad self on the blog and said yes! A custom swimsuit, made in my…

Tips for prioritising when life is busy

Tips for prioritising when life is busy

In this week’s Suger News {hint hint, subscribe above} I was talking about busy, being busy and being too busy for the important things. Last week this was at the top of my mind because life was mad. I expect a lot from myself and consider everything possible until I decide otherwise. Too often I feel like being busy can be one of those things that you hide behind. The thought you had that stops you working out how to make it work. An excuse when it boils down to it. How do you go about prioritising when life is…

Suger’s Fashion Anarchy available now!

Suger’s Fashion Anarchy available now!

I wrote Fashion Anarchy because I was sick of being told what to do. The words fell out of me so quickly I knew I was on to something. I knew there was something for me to say, and even part of me knew that people needed to hear it. It wrote it for every conversation I had about fashion and style rules. I wrote it for every woman who has felt that she needs to comply to fit some ideal. I wrote it for you. When the Fashion Anarchy blog post series launched there was. There were people who…

Boohoo Sports Luxe

Boohoo Sports Luxe

Yesterday as the rain started to fall, and the night settled in I took advantage of the first day I felt somewhat human again to pull out my new stuff from Boohoo.com. What does one wear with such obvious sports luxe wardrobe additions? You throw your hair up in a high pony and slide your feet into some sneakers and hey presto. Easy outfit. Wearing this bomber jacket zipped as a top was a bit of a last-minute decision, and I’m happy with how it turned out. I love a good crop line on my shape, and this gives a…

Random things I learnt last week

Random things I learnt last week

In case you missed me complaining on every social media outlet possible, I was sick, I had the flu. But all that sickness and laying about attempting some semblance of a speedy recovery, I figured out a few things. Things I thought you might just be interested in hearing about, maybe? So here we go, not interested in the random ramblings and brain dumping of this girl, look away folks, nothing to see here! I learnt that my husband would be excellent if there were a global pandemic. You know the movie Contagion? Or even the TV show Preppers? Either…

Plus Size Spring Racing Fashion Update

Plus Size Spring Racing Fashion Update

You guys loved and are still loving my post from last year about plus size spring racing fashion sooo I thought what better time to give it an update than now. It was a perfect excuse to look through the spring/summer runways and pick and chose the looks that will show up this racing season in Australia. I’ve got an edit to suit every style in the new gallery format. Spring racing in style!

Let’s go out, date night outfit

Let’s go out, date night outfit

We haven’t been on many date nights lately. Date night had meant us both arriving home before 8pm, and someone brought dinner home with them. Busy busy and all that. But date night was reinstated this past weekend and so I donned a leather wrap around skirt of awesome to celebrate. Mel’s leather wrap around skirt of awesome, that is. Having knocked up friends who loan you their clothes is the best. You might remember I wore this baby to the Curvy Couture Roadshow with the cute jacket and 17 Sundays afterglow tee? Well, that outfit inspired this one. The…

The worst patient ever.

The worst patient ever.

I’m the worst patient ever. From the first niggle or tickle in my throat, I start to complain. Complain that I don’t have time to be sick. Complain that I’m sick and tired. Complain that I’m waaaay too busy and important for such things. It turns out, the flu (yup; I have the actual flu) doesn’t care about such things. The flu thinks I’m a jerk. To be honest the feeling is mutual. Last night I was in bed at some ridiculous hour, earlier than I’ve been to bed ever in the past few years. I woke every few hours…

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. But what if you’re starting over over 30? What then. In a moment something happens and life changes. How do you pick-up and start again when the stuff you’ve spent the past decade accumulating, maybe…

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…