After having varied experiences with boohoo.com (some purchases were great and some not so much), I’d given up on them until I recently found out that their plus size range had expanded from 16-24 to 16-28. I believe in second chances, and figured that if they had extended their range then perhaps they might have sorted out their fit issues as well. Continue reading
Every year I put together a selection of my favourite plus size Christmas jumpers, and this year is no exception. Added to the mix are a few Christmas tees, because it’s summer here in New Zealand and that means it’s way too warm to wear a big fluffy jumper. I bought my first Christmas tee last year and I love it. Continue reading
Today has been one of those days when the weather can’t make up it’s mind. It was extremely sunny but very cold this morning, then it warmed up before the storm clouds rolled in. All of a sudden it was raining, hailing and sunny all at the same time! This changeable weather makes layering really important, and I prefer fabrics that are thin yet warm for this, so I don’t end up looking like I’m wearing every item of clothing I own. Continue reading
When I got up this morning, it was 1ºC. That’s not really a temperature that I operate well at (who does, really?), and it made me acutely aware that I don’t own any sweaters. After my closet sale and donating a whole lot of clothes, shoes and beauty products to women who needed them more than I do … I’m going to have to do a bit of shopping to find something warm and snuggly. Continue reading
This is my home. The place I come to rest and recharge, to shake off the cobwebs, to centre myself. It is a place where I am under no pressure, I don’t have expectations to live up to other than contributing to my whanau and the daily business of our home. Continue reading
I love stories with strong female protagonists, and they’re pretty much my go to when it comes to reading. Before Divergent came out, I read the whole series of books on the recommendation of a few of my friends in the USA and thought that they were amazing. When the first film came out, I fell in love again – this time with the costuming. I know – typical style blogger, right? Almost all of the clothing in Divergent was made especially for the film, with costume designer Carlo Poggioli doing an amazing job of designing outfits for each faction that really represented them and reflected their traits. Continue reading
Leopard print is one of those timeless autumn/winter prints, and apparently it’s considered a neutral. I’m not so sure leopard print is really in the same league as navy, black and grey (although perhaps it depends on the type of leopard print?!), but as it is a fashion fave for so many people, perhaps it’s time to let a little leopard slink into my wardrobe!
On the 19th of March 2015, HELP is holding their annual Colour Me Purple charity auction to raise money to help fund their crucial work within our community. Emceed by actor Aaron Ward, the evening’s entertainment will include performances by Kiwi icons as well as both a live and silent auction. Outstanding locally-made art is on offer, as well as amazing experiences, including a walk-on part with local heartthrob and sexual violence prevention educator Sam Bunkle on Shortland Street, a weekend away experiencing Waikato’s Waitomo caves and Hobbiton, and three nights at the Gold Coast in the Sheraton Mirage Resort with flights included. HELP aims to raise $50,000 to help them bridge the funding shortfall they face in delivering their services.
Tickets to Colour Me Purple are limited (but don’t worry, I’ll let you know how you can get yours in just a moment!), and guests are encouraged to wear their best purple attire – so I’ve put together a few of my favourite purple finds to help you look fabulous!
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There’s nothing quite like summer in New Zealand. Scorching hot days (preferably spent at the beach), lots of swimming, time spent with friends and family – and the many many BBQs that summer inevitably brings!
I love when you guys ask me questions, and the thing I get asked for most is tips for flying while plus size. I’ve been a regular traveller all my life thanks to family living in different parts of the country, various jobs that have involved travel, and a general desire to see the world. I’ve flown with my body at all sizes, so for those of you who are worried about flying while fat, let me answer a few of your questions and put your mind at ease. Continue reading