Plus size thrifting tips

Plus size thrifting tips // Meagan Kerr wears Domino Dollhouse Star Dress

Thrifting or second hand shopping as a plus size person can be difficult. I’ve been to stores that are rumoured to have a great plus size range only to find that it only goes up to a size 18, I’ve found many many dud outfits (think of the nana fat girl clothes from the 90’s) and I’ve had some real misses buying from online sellers. I do really like the idea of being able to onsell my clothes and be able to buy pre-loved clothing from others, in what seems to be such a throwaway culture, so I have persisted and over the years I have picked up a few thrifting tips that I thought I’d share with you. Continue reading

Keep calm and carry on

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Keep calm and pack your carry on

My trip to Melbourne is just around the corner (I fly out this weekend), and now that I have my travel plans sorted it is time to think about what I’m packing. Clothes are pretty easy, I planned my outfits as soon as I knew for sure that I was going (which might sound excessive but I was doing a wardrobe clearout and wanted to make sure I had all the things I wanted to wear squirrelled away safely). What’s important to me is what goes in my carry on bags – the bits and pieces I will have to keep my comfortable and entertained for my flight. Continue reading

Why do you exercise?

Why do you exercise? Image via Hello Tillie

Image via Hello Tillie

There are a couple of misconceptions that really irk me when it comes to exercise – the first is that fat people don’t exercise and the other is that people only go to the gym to lose weight. *sigh* It’s one of those “where do I even start?” situations. Continue reading

Making travel plans

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Making travel plans: This is Meagan Kerr x Warehouse Money Travel Insurance

In just a few weeks I’m going to be heading off on my first ever overseas trip by myself, so while the weather is cold and wet, I am making travel plans. I’ve been travelling solo around NZ for years but it seems like a much bigger deal when you’re going overseas. This is really the first time I’ve travelled abroad as an adult (while I was in my 20’s last time, it doesn’t count because my dad took care of all the details), and I really wanted to share this with you in case you might be new to travelling as well! Continue reading

Winter treats giveaway

I just want to fast forward to summer so I can start complaining about how hot it is

Okay, so I think we have all figured out by now that I’m not a fan of winter. It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s wet, I never see my friends because we are all hibernating, and all I want to do is be lying on a beach with a cocktail in my hand. Does this sound familiar? I thought you might need a little something to help you through the rest of the cold weather, so I’ve put together a few lovely winter treats and one lucky person will win the lot. Continue reading

Island Hopper

New Zealand plus size fashion blogger Meagan Kerr wears Hope & Harvest Island Hopper Dress in black

As you will have noticed, I wear a lot of black. It used to be that I wore black because there weren’t colourful options in plus size clothing, then I started wearing a colour as more and more choices became available. About a year ago I decided to reclaim my fashion voice and define my style, and that has meant going back to blacks, to neutrals, to stripes … back to basics. Continue reading

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus

As you all know, I’m a big supporter of Australian and New Zealand fashion. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will have seen awesome plus size fashion from brands like 17 Sundays, Chocolat, Hope & Harvest, Nyata and Sonsee Woman (to name just a few). Those five labels have something very important in common – they’ll be among the amazing plus size brands hitting the runway next month for Melbourne Fashion Week Plus 2016. Continue reading