Around here we talk about style a fair bit. Especially on Fridays. Plus size, regular size, or goodness knows they keep shuffling you between sizes and you’re losing your mind. Fashion, clothing and developing your own personal style. I think it takes something to work out a style for yourself. I see teenagers with a unique style and I’m envious. Sure, maybe they’ll change their minds later. But even now, at almost 30 years old, I still feel like I’m missing my signature style move. There’s something missing in my expression. I’ll find it, I have no doubt. But for now, I’m envious.

I have a style. It’s classic pieces, built on a tight budget and focused on getting me to work without getting in trouble. It’s maxi skirts and tee’s, dresses and tunics with tights. It’s jackets and cardies, the lighter the better. It’s heels and ballet flats with the odd flip-flops thrown in. It’s rough and ready hair and make-up with lashings of mascara.

It came about because I decided to wear what suited me but still be up to date. Less Nana, more me. Slim silhouettes and a moderate hemlines. It came about because I wanted to be fashionable, comfortable and enjoy what I wear. It involves a whole heap of stripes. Some things I know for sure are the old rules don’t apply, that you need to try anything once and if it doesn’t fit now don’t buy it. Simple. To the point. And words I live by.

But what about you? Whether you’ve played along with Friends of Suger or not {not? Why not, email me to get involved, I have spaces!} I know you wear clothes. Well, I’m going to assume. So do you have a signature move? Do you have a style nutted out and locked in?

I want to hear about it.

And luckily, my friends at Virtu are offering a $100 gift voucher to dangle as a carrot to participate. So tell me, what’s your style? Do you have a signature move? {style wise, I don’t care if you can dance or pick up women, not today anyway} Virtu sizing fits a size 12-24 BUT if you can’t wear their sizes or are a generous soul, this would make a great gift for a friend or even your Mum? CoughMOTHERSDAYcough.

Please use the rafflecopter thingy below to go into the draw. The main answer is worth multiple entries and you can earn extra one’s by liking and following our page and Virtus. The competition closes 4th May at midnight and I’ll announce the winner the following Saturday.

Easy? Yup. Ready, gooooooo!



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  • Tabitha

    Entered! What an exciting giveaway! Could buy me that stripe skirt! 🙂 xx

  • Janelle westlake

    Love my Virtue dress !!!

  • Aly @ Breathe Gently

    I am a bit of a granny when it comes to style – as a plus sized girl, I tend to play it safe in skirts & cardis. It suits my teacher lifestyle, too. Wish I was a bit more adventurous though!

  • Jess Aitch

     I have to say my signature is black, so slimming and goes with absolultely everything!! looking the wardrobe now,,, black tanks, shirts, three quarters tops, skinny jeans, dresses, haha tights. like 70 percent is black! I do however love me some colourful accessories!!

  • NicH72

    Maxi dresses are a staple as are cute knee length dresses with accentuated waist & cut out sleeve details & cute necklines to draw the eyes up. Accessories are a girls best friend & never leave home without a necklace & earrings. Holster make great shoes more dressed up than flip flops with big jewels on but a sandal/thong still. Favourite places to shop are asos & Macy’s! Think that’s all. Oh my other must have a fabulous handbag, I spend more & only buy a few a year & same goes with sunglasses.

  • Barbara

    I wear anything I can find

  • My Vintage Vow

    Well I think you know my style…….it’s all about that vintage edge for me. But I would love to win this for my mum, she is on a pension, looking after dad and has no money to look a little glam, she looks old beyond her years. She has lost weight recently and this would be perfect for her.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Naaaw, you’re so lovely. xox

  • domesblissityblog

    Hi Melissa, I’m not sure what my style is since I’ve had kids. I’m just getting it back. I guess I like leggings, long tops, ballet flats, chunky cheap jewellry and big handbags. Oh and a kid on each arm! LOL Great giveaway!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  • Sarah

    I build my wardrobe from a mixture of different priced pieces that fit my style and body. Tunics, cardigans and comfy pants are a must. Dresses and shrugs or a denim jackets are also totally my style!

  • Kim-Marie Williams

    I’ve only just discovered Virtu. I have to confess to loving having a couple of XXS in my wardrobe!

    I probably have a style – fairly classic with a bit of a retro cute twist. Sometimes I’m a bit 20s inspired, or 40s, 50s, early 60s, but hopefully never 70s. I even do a bit of 80s very occasionally … But don’t tell anyone! 😉

  • Meegan Harvey

    I have not quite found my groove as yet..  BUT!  I am getting there, at the ripe young age of 33!  
    I find it a challenge to mix great pieces with a bit of bling or interest while juggling three little people..  And on a pretty much non existent fashion budget. 
    I would be a little bit selfish, and keep the Virtu voucher for myself – I need the help updating what is a pretty average wardrobe selection!  xo

  • Beck @ Rambling Mummy

    I’m in love with virtu!!! Since having the kids I have NOTHING that fits me. Now that my weight is back to normal I cant wait to get some new threads and finally find a style I love!! And this sure would make it a bit easier on my bank balance!!

  • Amy (MyLifeAsACake)

    Ah, Style. Something that I’ve been thinking about a fair bit lately. The scales this week finally revealed that I’m slimmer than my pre-pregnancy weight and my jeans are hanging off me, I can’t wait to get back in stores! I love the Virtu stuff, I know my Mum would go crazy for it. 

  • karina mc

    I don’t think I’ve found my groove yet either, i think price, size and clothing availability here in aus makes it hard unfortunately. But i like to always have something feminine and girly, love headbands and bows, and I usually have a hint of pink or purple somewhere (not on purpose!).

  • Gillian James

    as per my freinds of suger post this week (Thanks again for featuring me!!!) my style is kinda boho, kinda casual and all about comfort these days! Love stripes, colour, and 60’s patterns. And accessories. You can never have too many bracelets on.

  • My style? Comfy and mumsy. If it can’t handle biscuit and drool smears or constant pulling and tugging, it won’t get worn much at all. I can’t wait for the day to rejuvenate my wardrobe fully!!

    PS – This’ll be going to my MIL Vikki Blyth if I win.

  • Tracy

    I don’t know what my style is.. I think I’m still finding it. I love accessories, pops of colour, dresses and leggings, ballet flats, florals, scarves, funky prints, things that don’t require ironing.. Now that I’m not restricted to maternity wear and a lot of my pre-pregnancy clothes are actually too big I can start working out my style and building it up!

  • Kelly

    My style is dresses all the way – I am only a recent convert to dresses but I adore their versatility and that I can dress then up and down with accessories and fabulous shoes!!!

  • sheribombblog

    Well I know my signature style is pretty easy – rockabilly/pin up…but my signature style move? Has GOT to be my beehive hairstyles. Everyone in the scene knows  me for those

  • Melissa O

    My style has just recently changed and I now becoming more simple classic style. I like Calvin Klein as my inspiration. I also love adding a great accessory. If I won I would buy some gorgeous accessories to brighten up my wardrobe.

  • My style has changed so much! At the moment, my style is just trying to look reasonably decent after putting on some weight!

  • I have no style 🙁 Like you say “I am jealous” when I see women walk by and they have “The Style” – my idea of getting up in the morning is to rush with getting dressed so I can rush down the path to the toilet block in time…its a long walk at the moment because our bus is not any where near the toilets!

    So I rush with getting on my 3/4 leg jeans, a daggy bra and a daggy t-shirt..so not stylish at all but practical because I am then rushing around getting everyone else dressed and ready to walk out the door!

  • Modernmummymayhem

    Entered..but I never win anything…so here goes…

  • Melboerma

    Signature look – Jeans, always jeans. Used to be flared leg, but I’ve now realised that straight leg stretch fitted jeans actually suit me and slim me down. Fantastic. I am in love. I love a basic top with a crop jacket over the top. Team with boots. Living this look constantly right now (maybe I need a change)…

  • I dont have a style as such! I am usually in a rush to get dressed and out the door to the toilet blocks in time 🙂
    Then rushing around trying to get everyone dressed and feed for breakfast. I guess you could say that I do casual style – jeans and t-shirts!

  • Caitlinbradley

    I love Virtu! The winter look book is fabulous!

  • I don’t think I really have a style, but B (from bbeingcool) tells me that it’s “Classic” – what would I do without that girl!?

  • My style is fun, quirky, breastfeeding appropriate, figure flattering and budget friendly. I love clothes, when I find something that works it lifts my mood and completes my style with  smile!

  • Starfish_Katy

    My style would be girly with a hint of dressing for comfort. Im a big fan of leggings but my stand out pieces is neck candy. I have many long necklaces and scarves to pick up any outfit and feel naked if i leave home without one.