Dress, Boots, Tights; Winter Style.

Dress, Boots, Tights; Winter Style.

This post is about Winter Style. How, right? This is me. I’m a summer kid, born and bred. Living for long days at the beach, sand between my toes and the salty ocean air on my skin. I even love things like the sting of too much sun and the crashing relief of an afternoon storm. Such a summer kid. But this year something changed. When it got to March and temperatures were still soaring, I’d had enough. I was ready for the cooler weather, ready for a change. And by May, I got my wish. As usual, patience, teaching me a lesson at every turn. It was time to pull out the winter gear and let’s face it, this…

Denim jackets that will make you want to upgrade.

Denim jackets that will make you want to upgrade.

Everyone loves a denim jacket. It’s so easy to throw on, it goes with everything and if you find the right one it will last you years and year of wear. That’s a wardrobe staple if I ever saw one. After the winter jackets post a couple of weeks ago, Candice asked me about denim jackets. And hey presto, a search party was formed! Our mission? Cool, wearable denim jackets that wouldn’t (all) break the bank. Let’s face it, a denim jacket is something that you can get away with spending more on (if you’re in that position). I’ve had one of mine (a cropped one with 3/4 sleeves from Autograph) since 2009! I’m not even sure the cost per…

Building a wash and wear wardrobe

Building a wash and wear wardrobe

I don’t iron. Literally. We don’t even have one in our house. Those of you who have followed the blog for a while won’t be overly surprised. And because of this, I have built a wash and wear wardrobe by actively looking for clothes that wash and wear well. This is the most efficient use of my wardrobe space. I’m guilty of wearing super ironable things once and basically relegating them to the back of my wardrobe for the creases to ‘drop out’. Some never see the light of day again. Some creases just don’t ‘drop out’ no matter how long you wait. Wasteful, I know. So, where do I start? When you first start out building a wash and…

Comfy and cosy in knit joggers

Comfy and cosy in knit joggers

It finally happened! We finally got some cool weather. As I type this my toes are cold AND I put a cardigan on. I mean, it’s pretty much peak winter over here. Haha. This was great news because I’d been sent (for free, to be clear) a bunch of new season clothing from a few brands and they’d been mocking me in the corner as I sweated my way through some unseasonable warmth. But my time has come.  Their time, I guess. On the weekend the knit joggers paired with their slouchy split side top and the white haven emporium patchwork cape. Let’s face it, the cape was a little optimistic, it wasn’t that cold, but it dressed up the outfit…

What to do if your partner doesn’t like your clothes.

What to do if your partner doesn’t like your clothes.

Look, I kind of want to say dump them, but I won’t. Not yet, maybe later. If your partner doesn’t like your clothing choices it can be a tricky to navigate thing. Everyone wants to be attractive and the approval from someone who loves you is always nice. But what happens when they don’t ‘get it’? That’s what I want to chat about. It’s something that comes up in questions and conversations often enough. Heck, just this week Kel told me my dress looked like a sack and I should consider a belt. I don’t know why or where it came from, but apparently, he’s Anna Wintour all of a sudden. Haha. But in the end, he knew and I…

Team Slouch continues for AW17

Team Slouch continues for AW17

I’m Team Slouch, maybe more so these days than I am Team Stripes, shock horror. I love to wear draped, easy, oversized pieces. It’s become my thing in the last few years. The combination of a deep neckline and slouchy dress or an oversized maxi knotted up to show some serious leg is just really sexy cool to me. There’s a conversation that says that plus size women shouldn’t wear ‘oversized’ shapes to avoid looking bigger. God forbid, right? Why would ANYONE want to look fatter than they are? Forget that. Forget all that they told you. First of all, why is every fashion aim to look smaller, leaner, thinner? Why is that the only outcome we are told to…

Actual cool AF plus size jackets

Actual cool AF plus size jackets

I know, it’s Queensland and usually, I avoid doing these plus size jackets posts. I hate seeking out all these gorgeous pieces and then never getting to buy or wear them. Queensland life means that for one’ish month a year I need a decent jacket, the rest of the year a jumper will do. It’s a hard life, you know? Haha. BUT. Buuuuuut I’m trying to be a little more responsive and a little less all about me. Trust me, it won’t hurt me to try. Haha. So, I started searching and putting together a list. Some are winter at a Queensland level type of coat or jacket. Others, are legit “it’s cold and I need actual warmth” style. I…

Weekend shapeless layers

Weekend shapeless layers

I found this button up sheer maxi dress in my wardrobe clean up a while ago. When I first picked it up from Yours Clothing I wore it more like a sleeveless vest, but since it reappeared it’s been all top, all the time. The good news is that they have released it again lately, so it’s for sale on the site now. I know! That never happens with my wardrobe finds. It’s hard to tell in these photos but it’s actually pretty sheer. Layering it over jeans or pencil skirts has become a bit of a thing. I love the shapeless, drape of it which combines perfectly with leaving it unbuttoned revealing a peek of my stomach. So fun.…

Boots, boots, wide fit boots: the 2017 edition

Boots, boots, wide fit boots: the 2017 edition

Are we ready to rumble? Wide fit boots, that are both cool and suitable for the plus size customer? I thought you might be. Of course you are, with winter is around the (okay, maybe a couple of) corners and I don’t know about you, but it’s about that time I start to hunt for boots! Ankle boots, knee-high boots, heck this year, even over the knee boots. I’m ready. Are you ready for boots season? If you’re keen to check out how I wear boots, including some outfit inspiration from the blog, I created a couple of posts for boots week a while ago. There are posts about how I wear ankle boots and the one where I talk…