How it all began

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Starting over: the decision that changed my life and how my blog got started

I get a lot of people asking me how I got started in blogging, and since my blog turns five this year (has it really been that long?) I thought I’d share a little bit of my back story about how This is Meagan Kerr came about.

In 2010 I was working full time as an administrator for a non-profit, and in the weekends and after hours I was working as a photographer. I shot portraits, some really fun creative fashion and beauty editorials, and even the occasional wedding. I’m the kind of person who always wants to know more, to be better at what I do and to push myself further, Continue reading


Be your own Valentine

Be your own Valentine

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that Valentine’s Day is coming up – my inbox has been flooded with emails suggesting chocolates, jewellery, lingerie … you know, the usual. But as I’m sure you’ll remember from previous years, I’m personally not a big fan of Valentine’s Day because I don’t think that you should only celebrate your love for others (whether they’re friends, family or your partner) once a year. I think that you can do that any day. This year, I’ve decided to be my own Valentine. Continue reading


Taupo and Rotorua Travel Vlog

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

As we do almost every year, we decided to take our summer holidays in mid January when we knew the weather would be a bit nicer and after many people had gone back to work. Taupo is a really popular summer holiday destination, and we knew it was jam packed with visitors after our trip down for Christmas, so making the decision to wait a few weeks to return was a good one (and meant that our favourite spots weren’t full of people!). Continue reading


Air New Zealand Premium Economy Review

Meagan Kerr in Premium Economy on Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300

Living it up in Premium Economy on the way to Melbourne

I get a lot of questions about travelling as a person of size, more specifically flying while fat. One of the most common concerns seems to be about fitting in aeroplane seats, so when I flew to Melbourne last year I decided to purchase premium economy seats to see how they compared to economy seats. Continue reading


How you talk about your body

Meagan Kerr Kmart One Piece Plus Size Swimsuit

It’s really easy to make negative throwaway comments about yourself, whether it’s how smart you are, how you look without makeup or your body. I notice it all the time, I overhear in dressing rooms, at the beach, and see it on social media. I notice it most in summer, when you have a combination of the pressure of having a bikini body and all the “New Year, New Me” diet nonsense being thrown at you. Babes, we need to stop doing this, we need to stop putting ourselves down! Continue reading


Fashion Resolutions

New Years Resolutions for fashion

It’s the start of a new year and everyone is talking New Year’s resolutions. Screw the ones that involve crash diets though, my resolutions are more of the fashion focused kind. If your wardrobe needs a shake up, you want to feel more confident in your clothes or you’re searching for your style, here are a few fashion resolutions to help you get started. Continue reading


17 Plus Size Instagrammers You Should Follow

Plus Size Instagrammers You Should Follow

One of the things that I (and many other plus size babes) struggle with is that we don’t see our bodies represented in campaigns by brands. We see the same people who are on the smaller end of plus (or who aren’t plus at all, and are pinned into clothes), with hourglass figures over and over again. But I want people like me – people who have rolls, chunky thighs, big boobs, cellulite that doesn’t get airbrushed out. I want to know what clothes are going to look like on my body, I want to know how someone who has a similar style to me would wear them. And that’s why I love Instagram. Continue reading


Don’t miss out on life

Cassie, Meg, Chloe and Allie

No more missing out on fun with my friends!

One of the things that people tell me that they are most scared of doing is wearing swimwear, whether it’s at the beach, the lake, the public pool … or even in your own pool at home (side note, if you’re lucky enough to have your own pool please invite me over for a swim! I would be most grateful). Before we head off for summer holidays and Christmas breaks, I wanted to take a moment to have a chat to you about that. Continue reading


How to shop the sales like a pro

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How to shop the sales, brought to you by Warehouse Money

I am the first to admit that I am a girl who loves a good bargain, and this time of year is prime time for sales, with big ones around Black Friday in November, Boxing Day in December and New Years Day in January. Christmas is in there too, which means plenty of bargains to be had where ever you turn. A lot of you mentioned feeling overwhelmed after the recent Black Friday sales, because there were so many options that you weren’t sure where to start; so I thought I’d share a few of the tips on how to shop the sales that I’ve picked up over the years. Continue reading


Stress Free Christmas Shopping

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Tips for stress free Christmas shopping

Are you one of those people who leaves their Christmas shopping until the last minute? Every year I hear people talking about how stressed they get shopping for the holidays, so I wanted to take a moment to share a few of my tips for stress free Christmas shopping that will help you keep your cool these holidays. Continue reading