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Plus Size Sneakers with Dress Outfit - Suger Coat It

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...

Planning to renovate our bathroom {SUGER’S PLACE}

When we first purchased this house, we didn't know how we would go with one bathroom. Sure, only two people are living here, but we were used to being a two-bathroom home. And of course, we've managed, but with the main bathroom in need of repairs now was our chance. To not just renovate our...

Maxi Dresses for Christmas Day - Suger Coat It

Maxi Dresses for Christmas Day

Janine is on a mission to find the perfect maxi dress for Christmas Day. I mean, aren't we all. While watching a movie last night, I started having a look around and bookmarking some of my favourites as I came across the. This post is about sharing what I found from some of my favourite online...

Losing your temper vs. using it

I don't often lose my temper, but I often have to use it - Dolly Parton. The quote popped up on my newsfeed like a reminder from my inner self to do what I know to do. I needed the reminder to express myself and set my boundaries. I couldn't wait to listen to the podcast that it was promoting...

Why a welcome page for your blog is important - Suger Coat It

Why having a welcome page on your blog is essential

A year, maybe more ago, I read ProBlogger's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. I was taking the steps and working through the daily tasks. Not always daily, in bunches here and there. One of the tasks was to create a Welcome Page for your blog. Somewhere you could introduce yourself to readers,...

Where to Buy Clothes for Plus-Size Men

Buying clothes when your plus-size can suck. On this blog, its something we talk about a lot. But, what about where to buy clothes for plus size men?  Are there a lot of options for on-trend fashionable pieces for the big guys? The short answer to that question is that it has come a long way...

Why we started a veggie garden

I mean, if this isn't the show-stopping content you signed up for, I don't know what would be. Tales from my veggie garden; not the usual search term we get around here. The thing is, I've just finished cutting back my cherry tomatoes (for like the third time!), and all I can smell is tomato...

How I dye my hair blue and maintain the colour - Suger Coat It

Dying my hair blue and maintaining the colour

If you've found your way here, you're at least a little bit interested in dying your hair blue. I get it, there's something fresh and out there about blue hair of all colours and shades. Maybe you'll tackle it yourself with a home hair colour session, or you won't. Or perhaps you've made the...

How to be happy with what you have in life

When they added The Greatest Showman to Disney + recently, I had no real intention of watching it—been there, done that, fantastic and everything but done. Then, the winds changed or something, and I was in the mood to watch it. But can I say that watching The Showman pull his life apart in...

Suger Office Update 2020 - Suger Coat It

Business Update: Going fulltime two years later!

It's hard to believe that it's two years since I said goodbye to my last remaining day job and went fulltime in my business. Seriously, it's been that long. How does one block of time feel so short but so long at the same time? But we made it. And to be honest, there hasn't been a day, even in...

WordPress Themes for Bloggers 2020 - Suger Coat It

Favourites: WordPress Themes for Bloggers

I've been on the hunt for WordPress themes for bloggers as a way to freshen up my website, and another site I was updating. This is something I do often enough. What can I say, the trends around this kind of thing change often and keeping up is essential. Don't laugh; these are the things that...

Low-cost artwork for my office makeover

Lately, I've been on the hunt for some low-cost artwork for my office. Artwork? Maybe, calling it something more like decor or wall prints or something would be more accurate. Stuff for the wall, you get the drift. I found a few great, affordable, options during my most recent office makeover...

plus size casual ootd

Capsule Wardrobe: Casual Style

What do you think about when I mention a casual style capsule wardrobe? For some, it will be jeans and tees, and for others, less interested in waistbands it may be t-shirt dresses or a go-to maxi. Which is it for you? Or perhaps, like me, you are a combination of both? Since I started working...

9 simple ways to improve your life in a big way - Suger Coat It

Small easily actioned habits that improved my life

Not sure where to start when it comes to creating a life you love? It can all seem overwhelming, right? But what if I told you that by taking on these small, everyday habits, you could start to cause a significant shift in your life? You're in luck because that's what I'm talking about. Because...

Melissa of Suger Coat It sits on a daybed with her iPad - You didn't fail if your pants don't fit! | Suger Coat It

You didn’t fail if your pants don’t fit!

I thought the time for this post had passed. Back when we first went into lockdown, it was a hot topic to discuss gaining weight, being ashamed of that, and generally cracking jokes at coming out of quarantine (gasp!) fat. Then it tapered off, and I thought, okay, good, I don't have to say...

Podcasts about business by female creators - Suger Coat It 2020

Female-Run Business Podcasts

I've been a book worm since I first learned to read. Almost as long as I've been fascinated by business and how it all works. Lately, when it comes to consuming business, marketing or digital entrepreneur content, I'm more likely to listen to a business podcast rather than read a book. That...

Make something, even if it sucks: Ask Suger

Make something, even if it sucks: Ask Suger

Considering I was in my office this morning before 6 am, you'd think I'd be ready to roll with this email early, right? Apparently not. I got caught up making a few changes to the blog branding I had a dream about last night. Saying it came to me in a dream seems a...

How much I made on Fiverr in my first year

How much I made on Fiverr in my first year

It all started with a simple question, can I earn money on Fiverr as a photographer? Keen to get into doing more product photography, I was looking for a way to find clients and generate more work for myself. A YouTube video about a freelance copywriter on CNBC's...

Feeling left behind in life: Ask Suger

Feeling left behind in life: Ask Suger

A couple of weeks ago, I received an Ask Suger talking about the changes they had been going through in their life and how they felt behind everyone else they knew. And it wasn't that they were not getting what they wanted, feeling as if they were taking giant steps...

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...

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