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Where to Buy Plus Size Swimwear

Where to Buy Plus Size Swimwear

I'm your girl when it comes to plus size swimwear. Why is that? I'm a water baby, and living in the water requires that you have something to wear. As body confident as I am, nude beaches will never be my thing. So off I go in search of swimwear that fits, works for the various uses I require it to and looks good. I've had success and failures and now own somewhere in the region of 15 pairs of togs (that's swimwear in Queenslander). That makes me an expert, I think.   Where to buy plus...

Confidence looks different on everybody

Confidence looks different on everybody

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, I wish I had that kind of confidence? Have you ever felt like everyone has confidence figured out but you? Well, team, what would you say if I said confidence looks different on everybody? And not just the body confidence side of things, but the confidence to start tat business, learn something new or stand up for yourself or others. Confidence comes in all shapes and sizes, and there is certainly no one size fits all method of having it. I know...

No one cares if you’re an outfit repeater!

No one cares if you’re an outfit repeater!

I'm not sure I know anyone who is against outfit repeating IRL; it seems like an influencer problem to me. That's what I said to Ms Katy on her post about normalising outfit repeating. It sounds a little blunt, but you know what I mean. No one cares if you repeat an outfit. It's sort of like normalising normal to call for the normalisation of outfit repeating. Of course, grown women wear and then re-wear the clothes they buy; it's not a concern. But, from the responses, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe...

What I’d tell my teenage self about growing up

What I’d tell my teenage self about growing up

A lot of traffic coming to the blog right now is for a post about where to buy plus-size clothes for teenagers. Teenage girls, predominately, with a couple of stores thrown in that would work for the guys too. The search terms got me thinking about my teenage self and what I would say to her as an adult; if she'd listen to me. Not just about body image and hanging in there through what was to come, but about growing up. About 'making it' and the harmful effect that distant goal had. I'd want...

Books about Body Image for Girls

Books about Body Image for Girls

If you feel like you're under pressure from the diet industry machine to change your body in some way in the new year, think of how girls must feel. New year, new who? Diet plans and 'get healthy' resolutions disguising less than ideal ways to treat yourself. It's a minefield out there even now.  While we do our best to keep conversations about holiday weight, fitness resolutions and diet talk away from them (or I hope you do), they hear it. All of it. And it impacts them and the way they see...

2020 Blog Wrap Up

2020 Blog Wrap Up

Here we are, on the very first day of 2021. Not me, I'm probably still in bed sleeping off a food coma. I'm sure the drink has nothing to do with it. This is past me, writing from the New Year's Eve morning with a determination to make sure we end this year on a high. Taking stock, looking back on what we created this year is important to me. I do it in all aspects of my life to complete the year and move forward. My blog, a lifeforce of its own now, is no different. In May, I spoke about how...

Gin and Prosecco Summer Cocktail

Gin and Prosecco Summer Cocktail

Suger's Summer content has been a light on the ground in the past year or two. It used to be a little more of a thing around here. A function of not being that motivated to create, I suppose. But something about the warm days and long afternoons has inspired me. And what is more inspiring than a cocktail? Something bright and fun, refreshing and light. Something with gin! I'm not normally a gin drinker. My maternal grandmother apparently was, but from her down we found ourselves to be a wee...

Do all the things, casual outfit

Do all the things, casual outfit

I'm not going to lie, I left my run, on the whole getting ready for Christmas thing, too late this year. Since sometime last week I've been progressively more stressed that my small-ish hometown won't have everything I need to be ready for Christmas! That I will be Christmas-less.   But, really, spoiler alert, it all worked out fine.   I donned my finest summer OOTD attire (see below) and hit the shops. Powered by coffee and bad choices, I started checking things off my list like...

How to look ‘dressed up’ wearing sneakers

How to look ‘dressed up’ wearing sneakers

I'm team sneakers; you guys know that. Somewhere along my personal style journey, I stopped pairing everything I wore with ankle boots and made the switch. To say I've never looked back wouldn't be overstating it. Due to this excessive and almost exclusive wearing of sneakers, I've been asked 'how to looked dressed-up in sneakers', how to look like you've made an effort and no just thrown them on on the way out the door as an afterthought. This post will answer that. But before we get started,...





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