Girl Gang

Girl Gang

This post is titled Girl Gang for one reason and one reason only. And that reason is that this tee, this super slouchy varsity tee, just reminds me of the good things. It’s everything I love about team sports, the friends you make online, monochrome, and it’s a giant f-u to everyone who has ever told me how to dress. I’m in a girl gang. A girl gang who wear what they want, say what they please and kick some butt. Do you want in? You have to be a little brave. Try new things. You have to sports luxe…

Welcome to Australia MYNT 1792

Welcome to Australia MYNT 1792

Brought to you by MYNT1792 You might have heard the whispers around the interwebs that Mynt1792 had launched an Australian store. The rumours are true, and they have asked me to share the news with you with an outfit post or two. An easy task if you consider how cool the bomber jacket I’m wearing is. Super easy. It’s been one of the only things that has convinced me to remove my 17 Sundays bomber. The other one, for both jackets, is the heat. Luckily it’s been raining on and off which has decreased the humidity on occasion, so I’ve…

House Update!

House Update!

It’s been a while since I announced on here that we were putting our house up for sale and gave you a look inside. You must be a little curious about how all that is going, right? If you’re not then, I’ve severely misjudged my importance, and I might need to reassess my mission in life. HA. So if you are interested, awesome, follow me. Otherwise, moving right along folks, see you tomorrow with a new outfit post. It was pretty much six months ago that we decided to list our house for sale. Since then we have had some…

Layers of 17 for Summer

Layers of 17 for Summer

Layered in 17 for summer is the title of this post because the team has sent me a massive parcel from their new season release so I can try ALL the things. I like to think of myself as the unofficial 17 Sundays mascot. I’m like the dude in a panda suit cheering on the sidelines, shaking my butt and waving my pom poms. That happens right? I’m a fan, short version, and I’m proud as punch to be again working with this brand, especially this team. But enough fan-girling for now. Let’s talk this outfit. Dress. Awesome. Print, soooo…

Chop Chop from long to lob

Chop Chop from long to lob

I mentioned in a post last week that I’d had my hair cut and showed off some pics. I mentioned then that there was more to say about all that. Some of you had concerns about if this was brought on by a big life change or something of that ilk. Sorry to freak you out, it’s nothing like that. It wasn’t anything deep; it’s hair, I change it as often as I can to reinvent myself, and I’m not afraid to be drastic when I feel like it. My hair at its ratty finest was in desperate need of…

I’ve been busy! New blog coming soon.

I’ve been busy! New blog coming soon.

Have you ever been really, truly excited about something? So excited that it consumes your free time, it takes so much work and yet you don’t bat an eyelid at doing it? That’s what this has been for me. Things have gone by the wayside. I’ve been a bad blogger here. I miss my Suger Coat It space and blogging here. But she will be here when I get back. I hope you will be too. I am posting this here because not everyone supports a dream, an idea, or a plan when you have one. I’m asking you to…

Back in Black (+ White)

Back in Black (+ White)

Taking my love of all things monochrome and sports luxe to the next level today sharing with you this new bomber sent to me by the team at Harlow Australia. As part of my challenge to myself to wear more colour this season all things black and white have been relegated to the later pile. They find themselves in the back of the wardrobe, left in favour of neon green, deep pinks and royal blue. Poor dears. It’s been fun stretching myself though. It can be difficult to throw together an outfit at the last minute when you’re not just matching…

Plus Size White Pants… Yep, I’m in.

Plus Size White Pants… Yep, I’m in.

My friend Nat always says that orange and grey are great friends; she wrote an entire eBook about such things that you can buy over here. Pair them together and have the entire world make sense. Add a print or some texture, and you’ve got yourself an outfit. The creators of the shirt call it Tangerine. I’m someone who’s skin tone suits orange, the more neon, the better. My Dad always said it was true and like most willful young people I told him to mind his beeswax. The colour is a show stopper, right? But what I want to…

A jerk with keyboard: Why blogger’s shouldn’t believe their own press

A jerk with keyboard: Why blogger’s shouldn’t believe their own press

Sometimes bloggers are a little too quick to buy their own press. You know the whole gussied up about page screaming our excellence to the world and we believe it type thing. We ARE important. The new media, that’s us, leading the charge. And I’m here to tell you it is a bad idea. I’m guilty of it myself. I work hard to fill my blog with content that is interesting and useful so I’m proud of that. But sometimes when things get a little #Blogebrity (Freya’s term for a blog celebrity) well it’s easy to believe your own press…

To be unafraid of your own awesomeness

To be unafraid of your own awesomeness

I popped onto Twitter the other day (night? who knows these days!) and stumbled across possibly the best personal compliment of my life. It’s not that life has been hard lately, just busy. And to be honest, people are ridiculously generous with me, so it had some stiff competition. Meagan of This is Meagan Kerr said… @NZbloggers My fave blogger is Aussie @sugercoatit – she’s funny, fashionable and unafraid of her own awesomeness #nzbloggers — Meagan Kerr (@thisismeagank) November 16, 2014 I went naaaaaw. Literally. Out loud. I naaaw’ed out loud. I nol. Is that a thing? To be unafraid…

Just Us Two Photoshoot

Just Us Two Photoshoot

Photos are something you may assume we have plenty of, right? And in some ways; it’s true. I take a lot. But I’m not in them. There are a lot of me and my outfits. But Mr Suger isn’t in them. Then there are the selfies. But they don’t count. So after years and year, almost a decade, since our last couples photo shoot, otherwise known as our wedding, we decided to go for it. I booked a session with our wedding photographer, Bambi Gosbell of Photography by Bambi, who is a ridiculously talented fine art and portrait photographer. I…

Try something new

Try something new

In March this year I had just thrown in my day job and I was going to be A BLOGGER. Full-time. I was going to give it a shot and see what happened after six months. Then two days later I was made a work offer I couldn’t refuse. Then came a day four months after that when another offer came my way. Same place, different role. A role I knew nothing about that would be coupled with my current role. Two jobs where I’d wanted none! Bonus. My biggest fear going into it wasn’t whether I could do it…

When is a fangirl meant to grow up?

When is a fangirl meant to grow up?

I use the hashtag #fangirl a lot. More than a women in her 30’s probably should. And I’m okay with that. When it comes to things like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games franchise, Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift, I’m more than happy to declare myself a fangirl. Then the other day my sister-in-law Jess posted a message of sorts to those telling her she was too old for Harry Potter fandom. And it got me thinking. Wait. If she’s too old then, I’m WAAAAY too old. And hold on, does anyone other than my brother think that? He’s just cranky…