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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.

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.


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.

23 cosy plus-size jumpers for winter - Suger Coat It

23 Plus-Size Jumpers to Cosy Up in this Winter

The most clicks in the AW2021 trends report were to some beautiful jewel-coloured plus-size jumpers. Heading into the cooler months here, chunky, soft, cosy jumpers are in high demand; I get it. Defined as a knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body; jumper. You know the ones. With that in mind, I went looking a little further afield and found some GOLD.

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You need a long cardigan in your wardrobe {she wore what}

Heading out into the world this week was interesting. It was cool enough for a coat, locally, but still warm enough that you could wear slides. Or, at least, I could. I know, don’t come for me, I’m warm-blooded, what can I say? I ran around doing a few errands, picking up groceries and reminding myself why I hate spending too much time at the shops. We spotted these doors, and despite a large amount of flora growing around it, I decided it was a perfect spot to grab some photos. Perfect may be a stretch, but we got them anyway – victory!

Plus Size Jacket Boots Dress Outfit - Suger Coat It

For the love of Docs {she wore what}

I mentioned on Instagram that I was breaking in some new Docs and didn't know if I could take it. This old girl is so far past wearing anything that makes her uncomfortable; heck, most days I refuse to wear a bra. And those who know know breaking in a new pair of Dr Martens is some next level feet (ankle, heel) pain you can endure. Read the comments on the Instagram post; it's not a "me thing". But the other thing we know is that once you wear them in, once the leather gives and you're through the worst, Docs are soft and wonderful, and you can live your life in them. So, you suffer. And you do it happily for the love of the Docs.

Why I'm all about living more and working less - Suger Coat It

Why I’m all about living more and working less

When I say that I'm all about working less and living more, what does that mean to you? Books such as the 4-hour workweek springs to mind or every single clickbait online ad for making money while you sleep. There is a multitude of different things that could be coming to mind for you. But for me, it's about buying back my time. For what, you might ask? For freedom, thanks. 

Plus Size Longline Stripe Cardigan Outfit - Suger Coat It

I’ve been struggling to get in front of a camera {she wore what}

Recently I spoke about how my mojo feels like it packed up and left. Which, when you directly relate it to this blog, means taking photos of myself mostly. It's what connects me to you and ultimately does well in the general search/Pinterest/SEO world. But I've been struggling to get in front of a camera. That's the long and the short of it.

Why not have a self care weekend - Suger Coat It

Why not have a self-care weekend?

My plan to overcome the overwhelming cloud of tiredness we are all under is to encourage you to join me in a self-care weekend. That's your challenge, should you choose to accept it. Now, let's talk about that. 

How to save time on the things you do every day - Suger Coat It

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 you time on the things you do every day.

Planning the Work and Working the Plan - Suger Coat It

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 the time of year or your experience of where you are right now it's a perfect time to set some personal goals for yourself, your life and go for it. 

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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 as difficult) as not comparing yourself with other people. Which, as an adult type being, will be something you've heard before. It might even be disappointing to hear.

Where to buy plus size clothes for teenagers

I know what I'm talking about when it comes to plus size clothes for teenagers. How? Well, I've been over 5'10" since I was 12. To say that I was a plus-size teen is an understatement. I was tall, large and in varying stages of puppy fat and angst-driven disordered eating between an Australian...

Plus Size Fashion Directory | Suger Coat It

Suger’s bumper plus size fashion directory

Welcome one and all to Suger's BUMPER plus size fashion directory. After the success of the list from Melbourne Fashion Week Plus (I know some of you still refer to that), so I thought it was time to start to compile a list of stores for plus size women. So, no matter where you are in the...

Where to buy plus size pyjamas and sleepwear

We're bringing this where to buy post to you today by request! In the past year or two, we have certainly learned to love our loungewear, and a big part of that is sleepwear. When I first received the request, I was like, errr, this will be a short ass list. But, the more I looked into it, the more I found some great options from big and small plus-size retailers.

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch vs. Standard iPad

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch vs. Standard iPad with Apple Pencil

You want it, sure, but do you need it? Are you looking to purchase a new iPad and comparing the iPad Pro to other versions of the iPad? I was too. At the time, I was looking to replace my 2009 Macbook Pro for on-the-go type adventures. I wanted a light, easy to manage and packed with features alternative, and the iPad was where I set my sights including the Apple Pencil.

How did I disappear from my life?

How did I disappear from my life?

Where did I go? That's the question I've been asking myself lately. How did I manage to disappear from my life? Somewhere around late 2020, I stopped documenting my life, being in pictures and outside of the weekly Suger News emails sharing. Where did I go? I don't...

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape is thrilled to reveal the first-ever First Nations designs by the highly regarded artist Elverina Johnson. A highly respected Gungganji Gurugulu woman from Yarrabah in Far North Queensland, Elverina is one of the Nation’s most recognisable and...

Puma x Modibodi

Puma x Modibodi

Modibodi has partnered up with PUMA to launch a range of leak-free period activewear and underwear*, created to help women stay comfortable and active during their period whilst making a positive environmental impact. Awesome news for my inbox this week, right? I love...

A few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things…

A little while back, I thought it would be fun to do favourite things kind of post. Feature books and products, homewares to skincare—stuff I've seen on the interwebs in a roundup style post. But then, from memory, it was Afterpay Day. And the very idea of sending out...

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Welcome to the next instalment of the Where to Buy posts. This week it is wide fit boots. Boots for the plus size, large legged amongst us. Some have extended shoe sizing. Others offer wide fitting calf and ankle boots. Earlier this week, it occurred to me that it was...

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

I've always loved the glossy pages of a magazine. Not literally, the glossy pages drive me nuts with fingerprints, but you know what I mean. Whether it was about fashion or home decor, far off adventures or food. A lot of why I wanted to be a writer when I was a child...

Rising water doesn’t differentiate {Gympie Floods 2022}

Rising water doesn’t differentiate {Gympie Floods 2022}

As some of you know, my home town is under flood as I write this. A major flood with a level that is predicted to continue rising. Expected to exceed the previous highest flood on record; February 1999 (21.94m). I've been awake since around 5 am reading the overnight...

I know all about being fine

I know all about being fine

Starting the year out rushing to get back to work with emails flooding my inbox wasn't ideal. I was overwhelmed, and on the brink of panic most days, I got on with things. And when asked? Of course, I was fine. Tired, but fine. Busy, but fine. I know all about being...

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Ummm, excuse me, internet, but have you heard about Lizzo's new show? "Watch Out For The Big Grrrls" is coming, and I'm not sure we're ready, to be honest. It's a dance competition for a chance to win a spot on Lizzo's World Tour. Now, I don't know much about dance....

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