The Valentina Loves Summer chambray dress!

The Valentina Loves Summer chambray dress!

Despite a (still) full wardrobe, there’s nothing I can do to resist a chambray shirt dress. Literally nothing. There has to be a rehab for that, right? Probably. Someone do some googling for me, would you? Haha. Anyway, when the PR team for new brand Valentina Loves approached me they had my number as soon as I saw this dress. Heart eyes. It’s a pretty unique cut and style as far as sleeveless shirt dresses go. It’s pretty straight through, wide at the hips with POCKETS and dual side splits. The fabric is heavier than a light-weight chambray but not as heavy as a jean denim. If that even makes sense. For me, it’s a little small (I’m wearing the…

For the love of the plus size tankini + giveaway!

For the love of the plus size tankini + giveaway!

It’s been all about the bikini or the fatkini in the last year or two. And I love them, I think every single day you WANT to wear a bikini you should. But that said, I’m pretty much always team plus size tankini when it comes to being active in the water. If there’s one thing we know about me, it’s that I’m a water baby. And the second thing is that I have a long torso. Okay, so maybe you didn’t know that but it’s true. And a long torso means one piece swimsuits can be problematic. By that I mean they either drag my boobs to my waist or give me a permanent wedgie. I’m sure I’m not alone…

All the newness for winter

All the newness for winter

Tonight the local show kicks off for the general public. Event and stall holders and the like have been here a while, but tonight with a bang of fireworks, it all begins. It’s show time. A hot topic of discussion leading up to this week is where is the normal show weather. Where are the cold nights, the temperate days, the sunshine or the rain (we alternate between both). There has been none of it. Until yesterday. Yesterday there was a killer sunset and bam, the cold descended and we find ourselves with a heaping helping of show weather. Mr Suger and I even shut up the house for the first time this year last night. There are already whispers…

Stripe, quilting, patterns, layering… Autumn

Stripe, quilting, patterns, layering… Autumn

Well, if it’s not autumn where you are just know I feel your pain. Even when I spent the weekend in Melbourne, it really wasn’t autumn weather. More like, maybe I could sleep with a sheet and a blanket perhaps weather. But that doesn’t mean I’m not turning my attentions to what I’m wearing when the weather cools down. If it ever cools down. Remind me I said that when it’s minus two here and I’m complaining because it’s freezing. So I went to Melbourne and part of that trip with the 17 Sundays VIP night. Super fun night and let me tell you, that Margaret MacPherson is just as cool as she is hot. She’s a Queenslander though, we sort…

Introducing 17 Sundays STICKS & STONES A/W16

Introducing 17 Sundays STICKS & STONES A/W16

Introducing 17 Sundays STICKS & STONES A/W16 team. I know some, if not most of you by now I’ve been a little slow on the delivery of this post, will have seen it already. Basked in the gorgeous images and hot hot hot clothes. This campaign is gorgeous and I know it’s going to be seen far and wide. And I want to say something about that before we get started. I want to say something about what it means to have a genuine, knock you on your butt, it’s so beautiful and cool and wow, fashion editorial in plus. About what it means to have clothes, available up to a size 26, given such loving attention in a fashion…

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 had big plans to throw it over some denim cut off shorts with my sneakers for some Australia Day festivities…

Siren Swim Ship the Shop Review

Siren Swim Ship the Shop Review

{We tried out this service courtesy of Sirens Swimwear} When the team at Sirens Swimwear contacted me about a review of their Ship the Shop offer, I was excited to take part! You know me and swimwear, no amount is never enough. It turns out that their range doesn’t extend to my size. Boooo, sad news for me and anyone else above a 20 this summer. But they would work for my sister, so I said we’d love to give it a try, and we did. I did the ordering. My sister Amanda Claire did the trying and deciding. I did some photographing. She did the wearing of the final selection to the beach. And a review, my friends, was…

A printed dress version 2 billion

A printed dress version 2 billion

If you visit me here often, firstly thank you, then you would know that I’ve got a thing for a printed dress with ankle boots or sneakers. It’s sort of my go-to style. My fall back. My first choice when I need to pull an outfit together. That fondness is often and regularly supplemented by the team at 17 Sundays thanks to their killer print dresses. All the prints are actually designed in-house, isn’t that amazing? Talented people man, they blow my mind. So I have more than one printed dress in my wardrobe (hence the post title) and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Printed dresses, especially ones like this one, are easy to wear and always kick…

Casual Dress and Sneakers

Casual Dress and Sneakers

Not every outfit has to be all glam hair and makeup, crazy heels and corsets as tops (cough cough). Sometimes the way you feel most confident and in control is when you nail the perfect casual outfit. Sneakers, dress, jacket. Done. Well that’s how it works for me. This outfit is on high rotation in my wardrobe, it’s actually the third time we’ve tried to get photos for the blog of this outfit. Seriously. One set was too dark (hello winter sunset times), the other was too light (hello midday sun) and this set, while far from perfect finally gets the job done. My friend Lisa Kerr will be happy! She sent me this dress one hundred years ago. Here…