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…

How to wear a denim vest

How to wear a denim vest

How to wear a denim vest might be a little extreme, but like most things around here, it was inspired by the interwebs. Arlene mentioned she was wondering today how and when to wear a denim vest, and I said, short version, with everything! It has to be the most versatile piece in a wardrobe. And for a while now I’ve been getting by using my chambray gillet from 17 Sundays as a substitute. That, as you can see, is no longer the case. Embody Denim sent me their new season vest for editorial consideration after spotting my ponderings about…

Where to Buy Plus Size Swimwear

Where to Buy Plus Size Swimwear

I’m a water baby and living in the water requires that you have something to wear. As body confident as I am, nude beaches will never be my thing. So off I go in the search of swimwear that fits, works for the various uses I require it to and looks goooood. I’ve had success and failures and now own somewhere in the region of 15 pairs of togs (that’s swimwear in Queenslander). That makes me an expert, I think. Let’s talk where to buy plus size swimwear, shall we? Click the slides to move on. The final slide includes…

Review: The iPhone 6 Plus + Me

Review: The iPhone 6 Plus + Me

A week ago Mr Suger’s contract on his phone plan came due. We are on alternate years, so I asked if he planned to get the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus with his new contract. And shock horror to this blog type he said no, that maybe he’d just get the 5s. I have the 5s I said; you can have mine, and I’ll get a new one. It turns out that I’m very persuasive, and our phone accounts are in my name, so I did exactly that the very next day. I went big. Go big or go…

Why I blog about plus-size fashion.

Why I blog about plus-size fashion.

Last week I was asked (not for the first-time mind you) why I started to blog about plus size fashion. Why when my blog was already a few years old did I decide to blog about my personal style and fashion choices? Why change a somewhat winning formula? And being a blogger, if more than one person has asked the question it’s time to answer it. Hello blog post content! Here we go. Why did I start to blog about plus size fashion? It first started as an idea from my sister; she was always encouraging when it came to…

Market Stall Sunday

Market Stall Sunday

On weekends, I get the chance to really dig into my wardrobe and wear what I like. Monday through Thursday I adhere to a moderate dress code but come Friday it is a Suger style free for all. Well, as free for all I get with my laid back casual style. There isn’t any busting out of the sequins or velvet turbans around here. But I’m ok with that, just the freedom to do my own thing is enough. This City Chic dress pretty much sums my style up. It’s structured but not. It’s sort of 90’s. It would look…

My Fab 30: Shop What You’ve Got Challenge

My Fab 30: Shop What You’ve Got Challenge

I’m joining Jo from iCurvy this month and taking her 30 items for 30 days shop what you’ve got challenge. You’d think this would be an easy challenge for me. If you’ve read my blog, you will notice I reuse and recycle my clothes all the time. To stay in my wardrobe, my clothes have to work hard. No arguments. But narrowing it down to 30 items, including shoes eeep, was difficult. Apparently a minimalist I am not. I try, but I love stuff, especially clothes stuff. At first I considered my usual capsule wardrobe method that I use when packing…

Cleansing is important

Cleansing is important

If there’s one thing I know about stuff beauty related, it’s that you need to make sure that the dirt and grime of the day are off you face before you go to bed. Cleansing. It’s important. Earlier this year I wrote a post about having the best skin of my life and it is one thing I forgot to include in that post. Cleansing is smart and waaay essential. Spoken like Cher from Clueless, of course. It’s been a while since I wrote that one and since then things have got a little loose and easy in the health…

Introducing Meri by Design

Introducing Meri by Design

Brought to you by Meri by Design I was saying to a friend the other day how incredibly proud it makes me seeing the standard and quality of the items being created and brought to market by the Australian plus-size fashion brands. Beautifully made, crafted pieces for the plus-size woman who wants to be stylish, modern and cool. Today’s feature Meri by Design is one of those brands, a luxe label boasting amazing pieces to add a little sophistication to your wardrobe. I was feeling a little nervous about creating this post after seeing the amazing outfit created by Liv…