SHOPPING // ANTHRO DAY PICKS - everything is 25% OFF today

HAT | JACKET | TEE | SKIRT | BOOTS

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It’s no secret that I love Anthropologie and everything they’re giving us plus ladies in fashion, and today they’re having 25% off site-wide!! See below for my picks.

SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE WOMAN ON BLOOMINGDALES.COM // luxury doesn't stop at your size

DRESS | BOOTS

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Bloomingdales carries a lot of extended sizing and I bet you didn’t know that (because I didn’t either until this year)!! Today I am sharing this luxurious dress from Lafayette148. This is special to me because it is true luxury, made in my size (2x). As a plus size woman, I don’t often feel included especially in luxury clothing items.

SIZE INCLUSIVE SALE ROUNDUP // Anthropologie, J. Crew, Madewell, LOFT

It’s Columbus Day weekend, and a lot of retailers are having big sales. As a plus size woman - this can be so overwhelming! As we are transitioning into Fall weather, I like to be very intentional about the items I buy and why. This year we saw a lot of movement in the fashion industry towards more size inclusivity, and now would be a good time to try some higher quality clothing for really affordable prices. Like, we’re talking Target prices, people! A lot of these items also come in standard!

I’ve broken things down to hopefully make this super easy for you to shop.

ROUND-UP // FALL BOOTS YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO SNAG

HAT | SKIRT | TEE | JACKET | BAG | SUNNIES | BOOTS

My favorite season of all is HERE! One way I love adding dimension to my fall/winter outfits is by throwing on a cute pair of booties or tall boots. I don’t always need wide calf, so this round-up includes mostly wide calf but also a few non wide brands & styles I’ve tried that worked for me. Boots can be SO hard - especially if you’re like me. I need COMFORT, and I need them to not look ridiculous. Ha!

THREE THINGS I NEED IN A BOOT:

ROUND-UP // BEST OF BABY MONTH AT WALMART - 10 BABY ESSENTIALS

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Whether you’re a first time mom, a mom of multiples, or just shopping for a baby gift… let’s face it. Narrowing down what you actually want and need can be difficult. Today I’m partnering with Walmart to round up all of my favorite baby items for their Best of Baby month! Most of these things I’ve used and love, and if we haven’t used it… I wish I had!

BRA REVIEW // the prettiest, basic t-shirt bra you didn't know you needed

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It’s comfortable and you don’t have to think twice about it — that’s MY kinda everyday grab and go bra, honestly. I am loving this little bra review adventure I’ve been on for a few months! So when Bare Necessities reached out to me, of course I said yes… bras are SO hard, especially when you have had babies or gone through extreme weight loss or weight gain.

NYFW DAY/NIGHT 4 // what I wore + where I went in this ethically made dress

DRESS | SHOES | BAG

Before I go into detail about this ethically made plus size designer… let’s chat real quick about my Day 4 of fashion week. It was my last full day in NYC. That morning was “the morning” when I experienced all of this (click to read post), so for the afternoon I went back to the hotel and chilled for a little while. Then I pulled myself together, and made my way to Spring Studios to see two fashion shows. The first one was Chiara Boni la Petite Robe which was beautiful, but I was disheartened that they didn’t have any plus size representation on the runway (considering they do carry it, I was surprised).

STYLE SESSION // 3 WAYS TO STYLE WHITE JEANS FOR FALL

JEANS | SHOP ALL THREE LOOKS

Hey friends! Tonight I’m showing you how to take your white jeans from summer and wear them in the Fall. I am a big fan of wearing white ALL year! Why not? It can be so chic!

First things first, these are my favorite jeans to date and I just found them ON SALE FOR $83. I have tried a million and one pairs of white denim. These fit my curves and make me feel amazing. They normally retail for around $140. Sometimes in Good American I size up to a 20, but in these I take a size 18.

IT WAS MY FIRST TIME GOING TO THE CURVYCON // and here's what I wore and what I thought

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Anthropologie sponsored my trip to The CurvyCon this year, and I was more than honored to attend on their behalf. The CurvyCon was really amazing… since I was floating back and forth from NYFW events to CurvyCon events I noticed a stark difference.

If you read my post from yesterday, I talk about the fatphobic vibes that surrounded NYFW. It’s easy to feel defeated in those situations, but I gathered all of my video footage from the CurvyCon and I want you to watch it.

FATPHOBIA AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK // we have a lot of work to do

CARDIGAN | DRESS | BOOTS | SUNNIES | BAG

Before you see the word “fatphobia” and roll your eyes… don’t. Hear me out.

A year and a half ago, one of my readers responded to my Instagram story where I mentioned I hated the word FAT… and she straight up told me I was fatphobic. In the moment, I got defensive. I swiftly explained to her that the word FAT was extremely hurtful to me and caused me a lot of pain. And that I shouldn’t have to hear that word if I don’t want to.

WHAT I WORE // The jeans that actually changed my life...

JEANS | RUST TOP | SNAKE TOP | SILVER BOOT | TIGER BOOT

This post is sponsored by Bloomingdale’s, a brand I have genuinely loved for years. So excited to see them branching out in their extended sizing. This post also contains affiliate links.

I know I've shared some of this in the past and some of you may think Im being dramatic, but.... these jeans seriously changed my life.

I had worked really hard to become a "fit" version of me before getting pregnant.

THIS IS NOT A MOMENT, IT'S A MOVEMENT // A trip to the Anthropologie home office in Philadelphia, PA

If you’re new around here, you may not know that Anthropologie extended their sizing to include plus sizes last Spring. I was very impressed with my first fitting room experience (read about that here or watch it here). While I was there trying amazing clothing on that actually fit (tears!!) - one of the corporate team members was there and mentioned that the president of Anthropologie was actually behind APlus 100%.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAN'T BREASTFEED?

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Real talk: I struggle when I hear people say that breastfeeding is scientifically the best. Maybe it’s true, but it still hurts to hear sometimes. I wasn’t even given the chance with Emmie (she was tube fed for medical reasons), and with Pj... I was only able to for about a month. I have friends who have breastfed exclusively and I think it’s absolutely amazing that they’re able to do that.

SIZE INCLUSIVE LABOR DAY SALES // things to try

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Labor Day sales can be OVERWHELMING… but have no fear, I gotchu.

Below are the sales I am shopping and items I would totally try if I were you. xo

BACK TO SCHOOL // Lunch Box Essentials

Today I’ve partnered with Walmart to show you some of our go-to easy lunch box essentials. As always, thank you for reading and supporting House of Dorough. #sponsored #Walmart #GoBackBig

Back to school can be super hectic and it’s hard to think of easy things to pack in a lunch! 

Here are our go to lunch box essentials: