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own your time, do what you want, live!

Suger Coat It is an Australian plus size fashion + lifestyle blog focused on women living their best life. Empowering women to own their time, confidently do what they want, and stylishly live their lives. Welcome to the team.

Melissa Walker Horn | Suger Coat It

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, wearing what you want, 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.

what's trending on the blog

here is what people are coming back for right now

Where to buy plus size fashion guide

where to buy plus size fashion archives

What if my partner doesn't like my clothes?

what if your partner doesn't like your clothes?

2021 Plus size fashion trends for winter

plus-size fashion trends for AW2021

5 great blog posts about Confidence

5 must-read posts about confidence

is your confidence in need of a boost?

check out these must-read posts to get you started

my body confidence story

my body confidence story plus video

Your body image is not your partners job

your body image is not your partners job

I've been struggling in front of the camera

i’ve been struggling to get in front of a camera

Books to improve your body image

books to improve your body image

looking for style tips?

here are some of our favourites

2021 Plus size fashion trends for winter

australian plus size fashion trends to watch

Size does matter in Australian plus size fashion

size does matter in australian plus size fashion

no one cares if you're an outfit repeater

no one cares if you’re an outfit repeater!

how to look ‘dressed up’ wearing sneakers

how to look ‘dressed up’ wearing sneakers

so, you want to be a blogger?

don't reinvent the wheel, here's what I've learned in the last 10+ years

How to balance your blog and your day job

how to balance your blog and your day job

Your body image is not your partners job

why i blog about plus-size fashion

starting a blog? a beginners guide

starting a blog? a beginners guide

how to make money on your blog

how to make money on your blog

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. 

 

the latest + greatest blog posts

all of the most recent blog posts in one place

Googles 'what are bats a sign of' - Suger Coat It
Suger's Blog

Googles ‘what are bats a sign of?’

I'm starting to think I jinxed us all when I put up my 'today has been cancelled go back to bed sign'... Sorry about that. The wheels have fallen off, and it's one time too many for people out there. I wanted to acknowledge that before we got into it today. Without...

Ways to make your blog reader friendly - Suger Coat It
Blogging

Five things that make your blog reader friendly

I read somewhere on Facebook this week that list posts are passé. Done. Over. It turns out that I didn't get the memo because I LOVE to write the darn things. List posts help me corral my thoughts and line them up in neat little rows for you all, which is virtually...

plus size coat
Where to Buy

Investment Plus Size Coats for all the stylish winters

Buying a plus size coat isn’t something I do every year. But, when it comes to my wardrobe, an investment plus size coat is my go-to. I want something I can wear year after year, and I recommend that to you too. So, when you’re looking for a winter coat, take your...

plus size jacket
Where to Buy

Where to Buy a Plus Size Jacket Under $150

I started the hunt for a plus-size jacket because Vanessa, who reads this blog, asked if I'd spotted anything on my travels. And I had, but none that suited her needs or that she hadn't already seen and put aside. So, on Facebook, I reached out to you guys, and you...

Yes, you can wear comfy clothes and be stylish - suger coat it
Style + Beauty, Suger's Blog

Are basics only stylish on thin women?

As I scrolled through the street style pictures from Australian Fashion Week and it got me thinking. And no, it wasn’t the lack of plus-size representation. I’ve talked about that before. Every damn year, I’m tired of waiting for this type of inclusion to catch up. What got me thinking was the actual street style fashion and how casual and laidback it was. Planned and executed, obviously, but think ill-fitting/oversized suits, denim and sneakers, flats and basic tees.

Drinks

Classic Red Wine Sangria

We're throwing things way back here with a Classic Red Wine Sangria from the #sugerDRINKS eBook.  Yes, from 2017 and still available as a free download when you sign up for the Suger News. I received an email this week from a recent subscriber who was excited to get making some cocktails (same, what a week). And it reminded me, I haven't done an update in a while. A long while.

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She Wore What

Warm Up in a Knit Dress this Winter {she wore what}

You know the weather is getting chilly around here when I start wearing my knit dresses. As someone who hates feeling trapped in overly warm places, clothes or situations, I'll only wear a knit dress when I KNOW it will be cold. And that I'll definitely, without a doubt, need the warmth. It's a whole thing. But I love this brief moment that my hometown turns on the winter, and we get to pretend all those winter clothes are actually useful to own.

Googles ‘what are bats a sign of?’

Googles ‘what are bats a sign of?’

I'm starting to think I jinxed us all when I put up my 'today has been cancelled go back to bed sign'... Sorry about that. The wheels have fallen off, and it's one time too many for people out there. I wanted to acknowledge that before we got into it today. Without...

Five things that make your blog reader friendly

Five things that make your blog reader friendly

I read somewhere on Facebook this week that list posts are passé. Done. Over. It turns out that I didn't get the memo because I LOVE to write the darn things. List posts help me corral my thoughts and line them up in neat little rows for you all, which is virtually...

Investment Plus Size Coats for all the stylish winters

Investment Plus Size Coats for all the stylish winters

Buying a plus size coat isn’t something I do every year. But, when it comes to my wardrobe, an investment plus size coat is my go-to. I want something I can wear year after year, and I recommend that to you too. So, when you’re looking for a winter coat, take your...

Where to Buy a Plus Size Jacket Under $150

Where to Buy a Plus Size Jacket Under $150

I started the hunt for a plus-size jacket because Vanessa, who reads this blog, asked if I'd spotted anything on my travels. And I had, but none that suited her needs or that she hadn't already seen and put aside. So, on Facebook, I reached out to you guys, and you...

let's get you started, shall we?

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.

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