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…

The Best Plus Size Jeans Over/Under $100!

The Best Plus Size Jeans Over/Under $100!

I really felt like the whole week couldn’t go by without a shopping post. I’d planned to update my old Where to Buy Plus Size Jeans post (still relevant) BUT Megan on Instagram asked about great jeans she could buy UNDER $100 and I thought this would be more fun. Let’s call it an over/under post shall we? I went online shopping.  With no monies, as usual, because I just spent my surplus DINK income on a large spa and the related paraphernalia including a spa warming party. Whoops. And not only that, but I own WAY more denim than a Queensland girl should. More jeans than any one girl could wear in this lifetime or the next. I’m greedy like…

Skinny Jeans for a Plus Size Woman

Skinny Jeans for a Plus Size Woman

Oooooo, skinny jeans! We’ve all heard the joke aimed at fat women about skinny jeans requiring you to be skinny to wear them, it’s like the Dad joke of body shaming. But let me tell you, this throwaway line is actually total b.s. and when you find your perfect pair of skinny jeans, I promise you, you’ll live in them! I know I always did. Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will tell you, I hit the skinny jeans trend pretty hard with my first pair from ASOS. As an apple shape (apparently) jeans that fit my legs, showing off the definition that I’d worked hard to achieve, was such a win! That’s one of the…

Where to Buy Plus Size Stripe Goodness!

Where to Buy Plus Size Stripe Goodness!

Everyone knows I’m Team Stripes, like 150% Team Stripes. I love them, I wear them, I encourage others to wear them whenever they can. So when I was throwing around topics for a Where to Buy Plus Size Clothing post, I thought, shoot, that’s obvious STRIPES. Welcome to a post that is close to my heart. My stripe covered, brimming over with fashion-loving goodness heart. A post for those plus-size women who would like to buy some clothing with stripes on it. Striped clothing, for plus size women. That stuff. Shopping that is all stripes, all the time. Are you that woman? You’ve heard the old story, yeah? Fat girls shouldn’t hear stripes. ALL girls should avoid horizontal stripes for…