Erin

Age: 30

Status: In a relationship

Favourite colour: Pink

Describe your body type and what you look for in a piece of clothing: I’m plus size and looking for clothes with a really great cut. It’s so hard to find good pieces that fit properly and don’t break the bank!

Favourite bargain store/brand: For clothing, Target. For everything else, Kmart!

Favourite splurge store/brand: For clothing, City Chic. For me, their styles can be a bit hit and miss, but they do have good staple pieces (apart from work pants!). Otherwise, Mecca Maxima is my heaven!

Favourite online store: ASOS

Favourite place to go shopping: Online, from the comfort of my bed.

Current favourite item: A gorgeous blue beaded necklace from Thousand Island Dressing.

Clothes, shoes, accessories or makeup? Makeup.

Describe your style in 3 words: Black, midis, comfort.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher? I’d definitely be a makeup artist. I spend way too much time watching tutorials on YouTube and spend at least 40 minutes doing my makeup in the morning. I find it so relaxing!

Best piece of style advice for teachers: Comfort is key. You don’t want to be wearing something you’ll be self conscious in all day! Also, make sure your shoes are comfortable and aren’t rubbing – there’s nothing worse than standing all day in shoes that hurt.

Best bargain hunter tip: Do your research and try to buy during a sale.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Watch makeup tutorials on YouTube, go to lunch with friends & family, hang out with my bestie and watch Netflix with the man.

Favourite food or restaurant: Thai – the food at Siam Square Thai in New Farm, Brisbane is to die for!

Currently watching: Doctor Who. I never in a million years thought I’d be into it, but I’m now 8 seasons in an obsessed. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for David Tennant though!

Five fun facts about you:

  1. I can rap the entirety of ‘Shoop’ by Salt N’ Pepa.
  2. I grew up on an island off the coast of Brisbane.
  3. I am a stationery fiend, but figure that’s pretty common for a teacher!
  4. I am about 80% deaf in my right ear thanks to a tumour I had as a child. Makes it easy to find quiet when I need to sleep!
  5. I’m Harry Potter obsessed. I have lost count of how many times I’ve read the books!