own your time, do what you want, live! 

Empowering women to own their time, confidently do what they want, and stylishly live their lives. If you found your way here, you might be into that too. Welcome to the team.

about suger coat it

suger coat it is a place where you can be inspired to create a life you love. A lifestyle blog with, emphasis on life. I believe in living well, putting yourself first and doing something that lights you up every day. Start that business, blog or side hustle, buy back your time and start spending more time doing things you love with the people that are important to you. If you’re not sure what your ideal looks like right now. No problem. Stick with us, and you’ll decide what you want from life and be on the road to getting it sooner than you think.

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Australian Plus-Size Fashion for Autumn/Winter 2021

Australian Plus-Size Fashion for Autumn/Winter 2021

Have you been wondering what's new in Australian Plus-Size Fashion for Autumn/Winter 2021? Phew - that's a mouthful! I've been taking a look around (mostly looking for boots, where did you find boots this year?), and these are the trends I see everywhere. Some have...

How to save time on the things you do every day

How to save time on the things you do every day

Suppose you're like me; your day-to-day life can be a little repetitive. Sure, we have learned long ago to expect the unexpected but for the most part, Monday to Friday, particularly, look similar day after day and week after week. With that in mind, I want to save...

Goal Setting 101: planning and setting goals that work

Goal Setting 101: planning and setting goals that work

I wanted to talk about goal setting and planning your life. But I didn't want to be one of those people pushing the whole new year/new you bullshit. You should know that from the start. But I'm all about creating my life, and I want that for you guys too. No matter...

Stop comparing yourself to others; find your happy

Stop comparing yourself to others; find your happy

What if I told you there is a secret to being happy? Even better, it's something you can start doing today, won't cost you a cent, and with some practice, will become second nature. Great! Get those switches in your head ready to be flicked because it's as simple (and...

Where to buy plus size pyjamas and sleepwear

Where to buy plus size pyjamas and sleepwear

We're bringing this where to buy post to you today by request! Where to buy plus size pyjamas and sleepwear for the curvy folks amongst us. Which, when I first received the request, I was like, errr this is going to be a short ass list. But, the more I looked into it,...

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Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself - Suger Coat It

build your confidence

A big part of what we do here is build up your confidence so you can tackle whatever life throws at you, demand more and get it. If that sounds up your ally, make sure you check out the confident you archives; they're full of gold from over a decade of blogging.

you want to get a life, right?

Buy back your freedom with a business, side hustle or blog of your own. I've got a ton of posts about my journey and how I've been able to quit my job and work for myself from home successfully.

here to steal my style?

Amazing! You've come to the right place. I've been blogging my outfits since 2015'ish, so the archives are full of great (and not so great) choices for you to replicate in your wardrobe.

create a life you love.

When I say 'create a life' I mean take your life and everything that is part of it and make it look how you want it to look in all areas. Look at your relationships, finances, career and how you are with yourself; what doesn't look the way you want it to? When you imagine your dream life or your ideal day, how does it look? If you can see it's time to get to work. And if you can't, well that just means it's time to let yourself dream a little. The good news is whichever of those options you are in now, you've come to the right place. 


hey, i'm suger

I’m Melissa Walker Horn, around here they call me Suger. I'm a photographer and business owner; a sneaker-wearing, wine-drinking o.g. blogger. I love a casual ootd, my family + the beach. I’ve got a thing for cheese, but there’s no way you’ll ever catch me eating apricot chicken. I'm here for the casual ootd and stripes, and I hate fussy, overly styled clothing and ruffles. 

My story is one of self-awareness and confidence, a gift I wish I could offer every woman and girl out there. When it comes to this blog, that’s all I hope to deliver – to you, to your friend, daughter or a lady that you met on the street. And as far as I’m concerned, you have to keep showing up for people.

Suger Coat It by Melissa Walker Horn