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…

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…

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…

How does Afterpay work?

How does Afterpay work?

Have you seen the Afterpay logo online and wondered what was THAT about? What it Afterpay and how does it work? I know I did. So, after using it for the first time about a month ago, I thought I’d fill you in on the process so you can see if it works for you. No, for those playing at home, this post isn’t paid for, sponsored, or in anyway affiliated with the Afterpay people. If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you’d know that I’m not into credit cards. The ability to resist a big shiny balance is beyond me, and I can’t help myself. Buying ‘stuff’ calls to me. Anyway, my solution has been to live…

Suger’s bumper plus size fashion directory

Suger’s bumper plus size fashion directory

Welcome one and all to Suger’s BUMPER plus size fashion directory. After the success of the list from Melbourne Fashion Week Plus (I know some of you still refer to that), so I thought it was time to start to compile a list of stores for plus size women. So, no matter where you are in the world, there should be something here for you. That’s exciting, right? This is a list of stores that offer you, the plus size customer, a selection of clothing just for you! I mean, come on, so much awesome.   I don’t know about you, but for me, when I started to delve into the world of online shopping I would stumble over a…

Plus size swimwear for actual swimming

Plus size swimwear for actual swimming

Plus size swimwear has come a looooong way. A long way. And there are lots of options out there for cute posing and poolside glam. I love that! That wasn’t something we had a lot of options with. BUT, what if you’re trying to swim in the ocean or pool, in a creek, dam or paddling pool. Then what? Where are the suits that are cute AND functional? And before we start, I wanted to share this post about my experience with swimwear and some advice my Mum gave me once. A lifelong beach lover, I never saw her in anything more than togs and a sheer throw or sarong all summer my entire life. Take a tip from the…

My spring races style for 2016

My spring races style for 2016

My sister is celebrating her birthday at the spring races in town again this year. It means that I’m again on the hunt for another races outfit, something that I can wear comfortably in the sun most of the day and still look amazing. The biggest factor is that this race meet has a black and white theme, exciting! Cue visions of elegant women trackside like a scene from My Fair Lady. So. Elegant. I mention that because there’s a chance that my research and my plans for this 2016 spring races season might be a little biased towards the black and white side of things. So I did my best here not to include the dozens of black options out…

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus: Shop the Runway

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus: Shop the Runway

This past week we saw some of the biggest and brightest, as well as the newest brands, hit the runway to show off their wares. And boy team, there is some exciting stuff coming! I don’t believe a word of it when they say that Australia follows the trends, we lead. First into spring/summer 2016, we are leading the way for the rest of the world. That’s what I think! Leading the way. Leading the way with cool and unique styles. Fresh ideas and the fun use of fabric and colours to express this youthful culture of ours. It’s anything from a chic set of handmade lingerie to street-style you can wear every day. I was so proud of every…