Plus size 10 piece work wardrobe

Plus size 10 piece work wardrobe

Want to talk work wardrobe? Of course, you do, why else would you be here, right? Well, I work three days a week in manufacturing which means my job is pretty varied. One day I’m managing quality documentation, the next I’m presenting tenders or marketing submissions. The one thing that stays the same is my simple, pull it on and get out the door work wardrobe. I wear the same pieces mixed and matched over and over again. It’s why there’s no point posting daily outfit photos of my work clothes. They’re the same ones you’ve seen over and over since 2009 with a few additions. Yawn. But you know what? That’s the reality of it. They are work clothes, I…

Team, meet my newest brand crush Universal Standard.

Team, meet my newest brand crush Universal Standard.

Bought to you by Universal Standard’s Universal Fit Library. Ladies, meet someone who has become very special to me, Universal Standard. The love affair with them started when I came across their Starter Kit idea. You purchase seven pieces, receive the eight for free and you can mix and match it into 20 looks! As someone who’s wardrobe often takes over and gets out of hand, this streamlined idea was so exciting. I pinned every single one of their outfit ideas.  Because of that, they’d been on my list to try for ages. But I was unsure of sizing (me, not them), plus I already possess a billion items of clothing and I’m easily distracted, so I’d never gotten around to…

Sunny Autumn days outfit

Sunny Autumn days outfit

It turns out that the title of this post is a little outdated. Whoops. We have already hit winter (officially) because boy oh boy, doesn’t time fly. I decided to keep it though because what I’m talking about is those sunny days where it’s warm enough for pretty much whatever you want to wear but cool enough for a jacket. Those magical days. And on magical days a girl needs an outfit.  For me, the go-to, fall-back, never fail outfit is a simple dress, ankle boots and a jacket (usually something pretty light). For some of you, it will be jeans and others a maxi dress, we all have our items or style that we love. In the end, the rules…

#Sonseex17sundays outfit giveaway!

#Sonseex17sundays outfit giveaway!

Long term lover of 17 Sundays reporting for duty! And if I ever wear tights or stockings, Sonsee are my brand. So when the two powerhouses decided to join forces and give you a chance to WIN an entire outfit (my dress, bomber and tights!) for their Winter Giveaway, I knew I wanted in. Because if I know you guys, and I feel like I do, I know you LOVE giveaways. I mean, who wouldn’t want this dress/bomber/tights combo? For those looking for sizing advice, I’m sitting around a 24 at the moment. I’m wearing the 22 in the floral bomber and even with my broad shoulders, it fits well. It is snug when I zip it up over things,…

I’m a really bad sick person

I’m a really bad sick person

Well, this month has been SOMETHING. Sick, toothache, tonsillitis, and a to-do list that was crushing me. If you’re in the vicinity, you would have heard about it. I hate being sick, it’s such a waste of good time and energy. Yes, it happens because I let myself get run down, skip that dentist appointment, etc etc. BUT, it doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it. Complaining is top of my list when I’m sick, second only to a bunch of laying around sniffling. Not one to skip a meal when I’m sick I gravitate towards broths and won ton soups, salty chips and warm gravy, or comfort in the shape of a macaroni. But you know the…

Mr Suger’s least favourite outfit, ever.

Mr Suger’s least favourite outfit, ever.

Ladies and Gentleman, meet Mr Suger’s least favourite outfit ever! That’s a heck of a claim, right? A lot to live up to but I assure he was adamant, bless his heart. This outfit, which I thought was very “watch me transition seamlessly through autumn into winter“. Heck, it barely even had any black in it. But nope, the Mr wasn’t a fan and if you’ve read this blog for a little while you’ll probably guess why… It was the pants. The harem style, low hanging crotch, some (Kel!) might even call “bunchy crotch” pants. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I have multiple pairs. I also own them in black, in a grey/black heavier material and a cropped…

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…

Workspaces to inspire you

Workspaces to inspire you

As most (some?) of you know, a few days a week I work from home in the blog office. From there I do all sorts of things including this blogging thing, I consult to small businesses on their social media and I build websites. Fun, right? It’s one of my favourite places to be and over time I’ve managed to set it up in a way that I love. But that wasn’t always the case. At all! When we moved into our home (two years ago!), I chose the old converted single garage as the space for my office. It had smelly carpet (too damp for such things) and aged paint, dark blinds and loads of potential. A makeover was…

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…