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

SHOP ALL 3 LOOKS HERE

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?

This post was paid for by Walmart, a store I regularly shop in. Thank you for supporting House of Dorough by reading this post!

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:

TRUE LIFE // WHAT DIET CULTURE DID TO MY MENTAL HEALTH + your anonymous stories

This is a touchy subject, I’m well aware. But a couple of weeks ago, after the release of the WW children’s app (which I strongly disagree with) - I asked you all on Instagram to tell me your diet culture stories.

Let me make this clear: This isn’t about whether or not it’s okay to lose weight. It’s about how you’re doing it, and if that is in a healthy way or in a, well … lack of a better description, disordered eating type of way.

TILLAMOOK // the yummiest dairy products are now available in Atlanta + cheddar grits recipe

This post is sponsored by Tillamook, a brand I love and believe in. Thank you for reading!

I’ve been working with Tillamook for about a month now. It all started with a taste test. Basically, they sent me their cheese and ice cream. YEP. CHEESE AND ICE CREAM. How could I not?!

I am really not a huge ice cream person but omg. We are hooked. It is SO good and you can honestly taste the difference.

Tomorrow evening, they’ve partnered up with Sweet Auburn BBQ in Atlanta to throw a Pimento Cheese dinner party, called #MeltyFest.

BACK TO SCHOOL // Fashion Prep with Emmie

This post was sponsored by Stitch Fix, a brand I truly love. Thank you for supporting House of Dorough.

Back to school shopping… it is honestly one of my most favorite memories.  When I heard Stitch Fix was catering to kids now, I honestly had no idea what to expect. But you guys. I have fallen HARD for it. Ever since I saw my Emmie girl lay eyes on her first “fix” … it had to have been one of the cutest things ever. She was SO excited to get a fix just for her, and she loved the personalized note with stickers. She delicately opened each item and gave her review of it. It was so funny. Gah, I love this girl. Watch the video on IGTV here.

LETTING GO // with ThirdLove

If you’ve been following me for awhile this year, then you know that I’ve opened up about anxiety and depression a lot. Opening up about these things may be uncomfortable for some, but for me… it has helped me cope tremendously.

This Summer I have started spending more time outside, mainly because of the kids. By doing this, I’ve realized how grounding it is for me.

TRAVEL // Highlands, NC - Toyota Camry: There for Life 

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (“Toyota”) provided me with compensation and use of a Camry for a short period of time. The opinions I have shared about this vehicle are my own.

It’s Summer. If you’re like me, you have big hopes and dreams every year for having the best summer ever. Hopes and dreams of traveling and making memories with our families, sure...but what about the stress that comes with traveling?! Forget about it. There shall be NO SUCH THING!! Right?! Wishful thinking…

But on top of these unattainable goals we give ourselves, we scroll our feeds and often see people we may or may not know on lavish family vacations, seemingly having the time of their lives. 

THE BEAUTY OF GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE

BIKINI TOP $4 | BOTTOMS $4

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Taking these photos wasn’t easy. I had to climb into a rocky river, knowing I’m not as strong as I used to be and knowing that I could easily slip and fall at any moment.

On top of that, I was wearing a two piece swimsuit which is never actually as easy as it looks. To be honest, two piece swimsuits are usually more comfortable for me because finding a one piece that fits my torso right is near impossible. But I am always a little more self conscious.