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With its various incarnations, this blog has always been about living your life in a way that makes you proud. Living with style is our way of sharing lifestyle content without the side order of FOMO. Take what you need, the things that inspire and serve you, and leave the rest behind. We’re all about creating your life, not trying to make it look like someone else’s. 

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 collaboration - In My Inbox Series @sugercoatit

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...

A few of my favourite things - Suger Coat It

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...

Boots, Tights, Dress: Winter Style - Suger Coat It

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...

A stack of magazines including peppermint magazine

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...

This is 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...

Lizzo brings us Watch Out For The Big Grrrls in March 2022 - suger coat it

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...

ASOS Oversized White Sumer Dress - Plus Size

My Go-To White Summer Dress

It started in the lead up to Christmas. We were heading north, and I knew that meant long days in the heat or pool, coming out for meals or to sleep. So, I wanted something that looked festive but was easy to wear. Enter this accidentally oversized swing dress in...

Tie Dye Dress with Birkenstocks - Plus Size Casual OOTD

Tie Dye Dress

With things around here settling in for the year, it felt like time to get back into the swing blogging-wise. Kelvin opted to have most of January off from the business (doing odd jobs here and there). And I was helping out with the extended school holiday...

Is snoozing the alarm stopping you from starting the day right?

Is snoozing the alarm stopping you from starting the day right?

We’ve been having work done at the house recently, so when my alarm goes off, I’ve been bouncing out of bed to avoid being spotted by tradies in my PJs. After a week or more of doing this, I had a tradie free day ahead of me and decided to snooze the alarm a few...

I’m grateful for you, Kelvin

I’m grateful for you, Kelvin

This one is easy, as far as choosing one thing every day to be grateful for, because today is Kelvin and my 16th wedding anniversary. Go, team. It feels like so long ago that we first met, and yet, not simultaneously. There we were, just a couple of kids with no idea....

Taking a social media break helped me figure myself out

Taking a social media break helped me figure myself out

Over the last month, on my social media break (as much as work allows), I've noticed a few things. Things about my life that I completely missed in the non-stop app switch that is social media. Firstly, I'm not very satisfied with my life. I keep looking for meaning...

Pinterest bans weight-loss ads; a win for users sick of Noom ads

Pinterest bans weight-loss ads; a win for users sick of Noom ads

If you've spent any time on Pinterest in the past year, you would have noticed the increase in ads from a certain non-diet diet company. My streams were bombarded, and despite reporting them as irrelevant or worse, they would still be there. It was not ideal,...

The best ways to get your confidence back after a rough spot

The best ways to get your confidence back after a rough spot

Looking for ways to get your confidence back? Maybe you've had a rough time recently, a break-up, challenges with your mental health, or you've had a baby, and this is about body confidence. If you've read some of my recent posts, you know I've been struggling with my...

Why I’m all about living more and working less

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. 

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

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?

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

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.

Stop comparing yourself to others; find your happy

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.

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

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