I’ve been to Bali too! What to pack for a Bali holiday

I’m jealous.  I’m currently in cold and wintry Sydney and two friends have recently jetted off to the tropical paradise of Bali for a much deserved holiday.  The last time I went to Bali I was 16-weeks pregnant with our third son, but if I was going again tomorrow my ‘must pack’ items would be much the same (minus the voluminous maternity dresses).  I’ve never … Continue reading I’ve been to Bali too! What to pack for a Bali holiday

What to wear to the pool with the kids?

Let’s get this done.  A blog about tropical fashion cannot be done sans swim suit post.  So here we are.  What to wear to the pool with kids and Mr MM on the weekend?  I swim at the local pool only because where I live crocodiles and box jelly fish make safe swimming at the beach impossible (beautiful though it is).  So I want to … Continue reading What to wear to the pool with the kids?

Tropical inspiration!

I’m inspired by my local landscape.  A beautiful friend of mine uses the phrase ‘addicted to Gove’.  I’m addicted to my home too and I’m so inspired by our local coastal landscape . . . With my children asleep this afternoon and my husband safely captured by the television I headed off for some quite Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I’d left it too late and my only … Continue reading Tropical inspiration!

What to wear to a pool party and the dilemma of an ET body shape

I have clothes for all occasions in a range of sizes (given the up and down nature of my weight since having children) and I always have nothing to wear.  Today’s wardrobe challenge is particularly harsh; I need something to wear to a 5 year old’s birthday party, but not just any birthday party – this one is every in-between-sizes-wibbly-wobbly-mum’s nightmare – the pool party.  … Continue reading What to wear to a pool party and the dilemma of an ET body shape

Dear Fitness Fashion Industry

Dear Fitness Fashion Industry – you suck!  Despite what you might think, big girls want to be fashionable too and by not catering to our size you are stupidly missing out on our dollars.  Every woman on a weight-loss ‘journey’ has to start somewhere; and let me tell you, it’s much easier to start if we are wearing nice workout gear designed properly for our size … Continue reading Dear Fitness Fashion Industry

Death to the slogan shirt!

I want slogan shirts obliterated from the fashion landscape. They have always made me uncomfortable in a way that I cannot understand.  I actually feel embarrassed for the wearer.  When I went to high school in the 90s Espirit and Sportsgirl slogan shirts had just been replaced by JAG and Hypercolour.  These were essentially large t-shirts with the brand name on the front, that’s it, nothing special.  … Continue reading Death to the slogan shirt!