This year we were determined to get out more. See more of what our beautiful country has to offer and take advantage of our car being a Hybrid and us being able to get away whenever we like. Sort of. The first {and turns out only major one, so far} road trip into the calendar was the trip south for Amanda’s 30th Birthday and Plus Size Fashion Weekend Australia with a generous 7 days between. Hubby and I had planned a road trip or two. The first was to Katoomba. It turns out when our GPS fell of the dash it was sending us home via Putty Road instead. We ended up eating our picnic in the park at Singleton before heading back to Dani’s house.

My man, he’s a clown. Above was him pouncing on a crocodile in the playground at Singleton. And below is him in front of the welcome to Broke sign acting broke. After our shopping adventures, he might be right. Let me tell you. Haha. What is it about holidays that makes you go nuts on the shopping front? Is it just us, or does it happen to everyone? But my point, is how much fun is Hubby, seriously, I’ve fallen in love with him all over again on this trip. He’s mad, but he’s my favourite.

I was surfing around online before we left and came across 17 Sundays new range on the iconic, 17 Sunday BASIC. Basic, well made pieces for the plus size woman. I wrote on their Facebook wall saying what a great idea it was, how much I adore the pieces they have now and look forward to future ones. When they heard I was staying at Dani’s and were preparing to send her a parcel to review, they added a few items for me. I received the Tunic dress {show here}, a stripe body con dress and some shorts. I adore them. So at the first chance I threw on my dress because it’s just about perfect for a road trip in 30+ degree heat.

This is me showing off my dress, showing off the view from Putty Road. You know what, after seeing what we saw, I’m glad our GPS went a little mental. Not that Katoomba wouldn’t have been nice, I’m sure. But Putty road was something special. We both love to drive and the winding roads were awesome. Even if I don’t do so well as a passenger and was feeling a little squeamish. Blah. Car sickness. At the base of the range {hills?} we spent a while at the Truck Driver memorial. Hubby used to drive trucks and I looked at that wall and felt all my worst nightmares come true. Memorials are hard.

Dress – 17 Sundays BASIC {gifted}
Sunnies – BigW
Necklace – Lovisa
Sneakers – Converse

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And THAT is part one of my road tripping story. There is SO much to cover I’m having a little worry about getting it all written down before I forget all the awesome things we did and saw and the people we met. Seriously, sometimes you just have to get in a car and drive. Find what you can find. See what you can see. Wear a comfy dress while you do, it’s the best. Ha!