My CEO Uniform

You know the whole concept of the CEO outfit, right? The one look that you can pull on day after day. I wrote about considering a personal uniform here, and for some of you, it was a little meh, because a) who wants to be like Mark Zuckerberg anyway. But b) we express...

Dry July 2019; Let’s do this.

Firstly, this post was supposed to be finished yesterday. I took a nap instead. Kel wasn't well over the weekend, some sort of cold situation which I appear to have picked up. I feel off, a little ick, but not enough to warrant a day in bed. You know? Anyway, suffice...

10 ways to lift your mood

Let's talk about 10 of my favourite ways to lift your mood! Not feeling it? I made a list! Ten ways to lift your mood, and most of them you can do right now! Because you deserve to have a better day than you're having. You know that quote about the days being long,...

My Go-To Winter Night Out Outfit

As Queenslander, my winter wardrobe is pretty limited. I have some jumpers and knits and a few essential jackets. That said, in Gympie, where I live, when winter shows up, it brings its A-game, which is good news if you want an excuse to experiment with some layers or...

What I’m Wearing {Weekly Wrap Up}

Been a while since an outfit post, right, team? Today, let's make up for that with not one, not even TWO, but FOUR outfits as shown on my plus size body, that even includes some new season stuff. I mean, what's not to love about that? If you follow my Instagram (if...

Health was never the problem

Maybe you're wondering why I haven't commented on the Nike mannequin and the resulting shit show on the internet. ARE you wondering that? I know some of you have sent me links and articles or tagged me in your mentions. So why haven't I had my say yet? Why haven't I...

We grew up together (a post about relationships)

You know the story; Kel and I met when we were barely twenty. Engaged six weeks later, broke the news to our families a few months after that. Then married at 22, moved around a lot in the same town, had some businesses but didn't have babies. You know, CliffsNotes...

How to handle your big energy (for good)

When you're happy, that's my favourite thing sings Elmo loudly from the tv screen I'm using to distract my niece. She dances to the song, and I smile that she's settled into her visit. Elmo is right; we love being surrounded by people that lift us up. Happy people are...

Women in Business I follow on YouTube (favs!)

So, you know I have a thing for YouTube. It beats out Netflix for the top spot in my viewing schedule. I watch all sorts of content from vlogs to gaming, tutorials to DIY and pretty much everything in between. Along the way, I've collected a rather substantial...

Today I cooked…

Lately, Kel and I have been ordering a meal delivery service (which we love) but in the interest of saving a little extra money for our upcoming cruise, we cancelled it. This isn't such a big deal except that it's been a long time since I took any joy from preparing...

I’m selfish; are you?

I've been called a lot of things in life. You know the drill, I'm sure. The no one escapes the being called 'things' thing. The words and the descriptions that define you, the ones you take on and stick to you like glue. Some stay to be a trigger for years to come....

The way women talk needs to change

I heard them in a cafe. Then again on the footpath, as I walked to my car and in line to pay for petrol at the service station. Women, talking about other women and bodies, fat and diets. I wonder if I'm more prone to hearing these conversations because it's such a...

Shit, I did it again!

Three weeks without a blog post, team. Almost four, but who's counting. How did I let this happen? AGAIN. And I'm not beating myself up about it. I'm just determined to update you more often on what's going on around here. The Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad was great, but...

Pesto Chicken Summer Salad

Something that we have started getting back into lately is pasta salads. Pasta salads are so easy to take with you to bring a plate style gatherings. And even if you're not going anywhere, most of them make well in advance and keep (a caution about avocado and...

Easy favourite

Every girl needs a go-to outfit that doesn't need ironing, is easy to wear and can but slipped on (or off) at a moment's notice. For me, that kind of thing is exactly the type of clothes I love to wear. Piece by piece I'm building up a wardrobe of these type of items...

New year, same old me

Well, here we are, team. In a whole new year; do you feel it? That nothingness? It turns out we are all exactly who we were before that magical step through into 2019. As much as I prepare for that moment when nothing magically changes, I'm...

Layering t-shirts under camisole dresses

As a teenager, and much smaller plus size person than I am now, finding things that I wanted to wear was impossible. I've talked about this before (over and over and over again). There was no chance of finding a cute cami dress, that's for sure. A smock maybe, but...

What I’m reading heading into 2019!

Oh hey, team. Look at this, it's not a Netflix list for once, it's a real live BOOK list. Haha. Actually, I read a quote on Pinterest (maybe it was Instagram) the other day that said that no one has time to read, some people just MAKE time. So, that's my aim for 2019...

Do you know what’s next in your career?

It's that time of year where we review and revise our plans for the year ahead. There's a pretty good chance that it might be around your career. Whether it be making the move in your current position or expanding a side hustle. Quitting the day job or finding your...

Filling a gap with a wrap dress

(contains gifted item) When I gave up the last of my office jobs, I gave up wearing corporate clothing AT ALL. It'd been in steady decline for a while, but that was the nail in the corporate coffin. My wardrobe was made up of relaxed fit dresses, casual tee's and...

GOOD VIBES

It's a Monday morning outfit post just like old times! Can't argue with the good vibes of THAT. I hope you had a great weekend, team. Mr Suger and I were kicking all sorts of goals. When Saturday afternoon came around we had some time on our hands, we made ourselves...

You don’t HAVE to Christmas

What if I told you that you don't HAVE to Christmas? How would that make you feel? If it's even a tiny bit relieved let's talk for a minute, if you would. I know what this time of year can be like. The stress and pressure, the expectations and traditions to uphold....

Hear Us Roar Pop Up, Brisbane

Friday night the ladies and I popped into the Hear Us Roar pop-up shop. What an amazing night! As a stockist of a massive selection of Australian plus size fashion (size 12 - 26) to be able to go into a pop-up has been a popular strategy for the brand. They've done...

Oh boy, what have I done!

This morning I committed to a blog post. That was before I realised that my to-do list really didn't leave much room for such things. But, a promise is a promise. After digging through a bunch of drafts with no half-finished winners (judge me if you will, haha), it...

I don’t want fine; I want great

In the latest Suger News, I shared that I've been unwell mentally for a while now (read it and subscribe here). And that my tricky tricky mind had done it's best to convince me that I was fine. Days were fine. Nights were fine....

A tarot card reader told me to watch my back

A few weeks ago now I had my tarot cards read. It was an impromptu thing at a party (shout out to Liv and Ben!). Given it was only weeks after giving my notice, of course, I wanted to know how my business would go. How would it all turn out, this leap of faith I'd...

I don’t know if you heard…

But as of two weeks ago, I am back working for myself 100% of the time! Eeeekkk. We made it, team. AGAIN. If you've been following this blog for a while (hands up!) you would know this isn't the first time. I had a cafe when I was 21 (craziness! Haha) and there was a...

Oh hey, 30’ish podcast

It's announcement time! Samara and I are relaunching our podcast, Suger + Ink as the 30'ish podcast. It's about that time right now where we are madly trying to pre-record some episodes and get everything set up to go. But before I go into all of that, let me tell you...

The Suger News!