How to dress for Summer

How to dress for Summer

Summer in Queensland is an interesting, tricky little thing. The further north you get the more humid it is. The further west the plain old hotter it gets. Then head down to the bottom corner, and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Melbourne. Fours seasons in one day and all that. So how does this girl, a liver in south-east Queensland, deal with summer dressing? What’s the plan Stan? The plan is to wear as few clothes as possible. The end. Wait, that wasn’t a very helpful post! Did you want some actual tips? Oh okay. Let…

My life was shaped by my love of reading

My life was shaped by my love of reading

I’ve always been a reader.  My father, a dedicated reader in his adult years after struggling through school with learning difficulties, hoped that his children would develop a love of books. Being the compliant eldest child, I took it on board because I thought I should. Then it stuck. And my life looks different because of my love of reading. Forever changed. As a child, when packing to go anywhere I would include books, as many as I could manage and my notebooks to fill with my own doodled musings. Anne of Green Gables sat alongside Sweet Valley High, What…

My top Instagram accounts to inspire you

My top Instagram accounts to inspire you

Ahh Instagram, how I love thee. I could spend hours and hours just flicking through the bright, bold, beautiful images there. Sure I love to see your dinner and your holiday snaps, but it’s the wow images I stay around for. The top Instagram accounts that inspire me. The sort of photos that you have to double tap immediately because they leap off the screen. The insane beauty of it. Now this isn’t your usual list. This isn’t a compilation of my blog besties (though I can do that too if you’re interested?) and why you should follow them. These…

It’s the dark ages people

It’s the dark ages people

Move one is done and pretty much dusted. We are housed in my sister’s front room taking more than our fair share of space in the garage and kitchen. Moving was exhausting, isn’t it always? But the biggest challenge is breaking my addiction to all things wifi and 4G coverage. I tell you what, I thought it would be tricky but it’s proving all kinds of difficult. A humongous pain in my butt! We use MYOB Live Accounts to run our businesses. We use Dropbox for our files. We use iTunes for our music, our movies and our television programs. Heck, I…

Mynt1792 Hearts AU #myntheartsau

Mynt1792 Hearts AU #myntheartsau

Brought to you by Mynt1792 In what is becoming our signature style Liv, Em and I got together last Sunday to grab some photos for Mynt1792. With a recently launched Australian website, the team approached me to put together some photos to showcase the range and let you all know that they were here, go forth and buy all the things! Well, I might have paraphrased a little, you know how it is. So with a delivery box full of clothes I set course for Brisbane where we were meeting some of the Queensland Plus Blogger ladies for dinner. Mexican…

‘Tis the season for body shame

‘Tis the season for body shame

First comes Christmas, then comes New Years Eve and then comes the season of body shame known as January/February. Festively plump from the seasons prior, and for me the six months prior to that, this year I was almost dragged into it. Almost. It’s a tricky little thing that body shame; it always find a new angle to commence an attack. Especially when you’re down. You see, I don’t feel good. What I’ve created for myself is a world of blah from poor choices. I changed jobs last year, took on the role that took up way more time than…

Our lives in boxes

Our lives in boxes

I was dragged kicking and screaming, sometimes literally, into packing up the house while I was on holidays over the past two weeks. I huffed and puffed. I sooked. I wanted to be at the beach, not in the recesses of my house pulling things out of cupboards, sorting, and packing. The phrase I don’t want to was whined through the house on more than one occasion. Such a grown up. Don’t get me wrong. Selling our house is something I am on board with 110%. One hundred and ten percent. But this part, I hate this part! The packing,…

Chambray Shirt: A love story!

Chambray Shirt: A love story!

This post contains claims of true love & eternal devotion for a gifted item.  Chambray shirts, way essential. Trust me. Once you own one you live in them. Open as a sort of light jacket. Buttoned up. Tucked in. Hanging out. Over swimmers in summer. Under jackets in winter. The perfect chambray shirt should be a ‘must find’ for every girl’s wardrobe. Or so says me. My search for the perfect chambray started a while ago. I wanted light wash, soft, light and with sleeves wide enough to roll. No button gape would be a bonus but something I could…

Casual Chambray + Tropical Sequins

Casual Chambray + Tropical Sequins

Hey team, welcome back! How was your Christmas? I’m hoping fabulous. I’ve been at the beach for just under a week and have managed to get sunburnt using old sunscreen. Then I sweated it out in the humidity of a summer storm riddled few days. All while eating my body weight in Christmas food washed down with some boozy beverages. Christmas was a total success in my books. I hope you can say the same. Really, I do. But this is an outfit post. Right? So let’s talk about that. You may notice that at the base of this outfit…

Pod Coffee Machine Review

Pod Coffee Machine Review

Post brought to you by Nescafe and my Christmas list in 2013. Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, certainly not a freaking mouse. And I wanted a coffee machine. Something with pods to replace my coffee grind machine that was a pain in the butt, messy and never quite right. Being the sort of girl who doesn’t wait around for anything I went to Aldi and picked up a pod coffee machine. Merry Christmas to me from Mr Suger. Yaaaay. It’s been 12 months since then, and goodness know how many coffees. Then…

OOTD Tee + Shredded Joggers

OOTD Tee + Shredded Joggers

Another year of outfit photos under my belt. Phew. I often say that when you look at as many photos of yourself in a week as I do, then it’s impossible not to get over any body image issues you might have. You stop looking at yourself critically and start looking at it in a way that is almost detached but at the same time you become so aware of the changes and stages. It’s also impossible to escape noticing changes to your body. A little fuller in the face and often I’ve got a sore throat coming on or…

Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays

We’re all going on a summer holiday! No more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on a summer holiday, something or rather about me and you…. Two weeks exactly actually. I finished work on Thursday last week, and I return to work on January 5th. I’m so excited to be at the Sunshine Coast for a few days this week soaking up my favourite things in the world, the sunshine, my family and the beach. It’s been a tough transition at times. I’ve moved into the extra hours which altogether mean I’m pretty much full-time. I’ve been…

Queensland Plus Size Blogger Christmas Party!

Queensland Plus Size Blogger Christmas Party!

The Queensland Plus Size Blogger laaaadies and a few of their gents got together for a Christmas dinner and drinks a couple of weeks ago. I’m a slacker, so this is an outfit post, a wrap-up post and an I love these girls post all in one. Prepare for the head spin as I whip around. Ready? Let’s go. The outfit? Well, I kept it simple with this dress from Harlow Australia‘s FIRST ever collection. This dress has served me well for aaaages now. What’s not to love about a light, easy to wear a dress with side splits and…