YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS

I've been hearing this quote several times in the past week - almost like it's the universe SHOUTING IT AT ME. It's been a really good reminder. Life is full of seasons, things can be challenging but hard doesn't have to be a bad thing. 

If you've been following along with me, you know I've been working my butt off before this baby comes to make some extra cash and secure more hours towards our healthcare benefits. 

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PLUS SIZE & PREGNANT // PRINT MIXING & 40% OFF!

Happy Friday!! Here's another PLUS SIZE AND PREGNANT LOOK with NON-MATERNITY clothing! Minus the jeans. ;) I wanted to share this look because 1, THE SWEATER AND SHOES ARE 40% OFF. I REPEAT. This is not a drill. But 2, I wanted to show you how to amp up a simple tee-shirt look, in classic Dorough fashion. You know I can't help myself - I love mixing prints every chance I get!

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FALL HAUL FOR EMALINE // how to get high end kids' clothes on the cheap!

One of my favorite ways to shop is thrift and consignment because not only can you get really cute, barely worn stuff - but you can also find cool and unique things that aren't in the stores anymore!

I am THRILLED to share with you this amazing online consignment store called BAGSY! They have ALL KIDS sizes and the cutest stuff. An amazing selection, I am blown away... I could literally sit on their website for hours.

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WHAT I WORE // CAMO + PLAID TRENCH

Layering and mixing patterns is my JAM, you know this! I really don't like playing by the rules... so here I am, throwing on a plaid trench coat over a camo shirt jacket and calling it a day. If you've been following along with my life updates, than you probably know I've been working a little bit...

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LEGGINGS STYLED 2 WAYS

FTC DISCLAIMER: I have partnered with Macy's & NY Collection to showcase their latest plus size collection. Thank you for the support for House of Dorough, I only work with brands I love and believe in! #NYCollection #macyssponsored

You guys KNOW that I am all about wearing leggings year-round, especially while I'm pregnant. I do appreciate a good pair of jeans, don't get me wrong. But these days - I need the most comfortable option out there! 

And, as I've said before: Leggings are hard to style - I totally get it.

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MY HEART BABY...IS STILL A HEART BABY

Heart baby. Also known as: a child with a congenital heart disease or heart defect. You'll see all kinds of heart babies out there; some of them are barely holding on, some of them have had several surgeries and are thriving, and some of them got extremely fortunate in being able thrive after only one major surgery, and seemingly like nothing ever happened to their heart.

The latter is what we have prayed and hoped for.

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WHEN THE BRA ACTUALLY FITS

FTC Disclosure: I've partnered with Natori, a brand I truly believe in, to write this post. Thank you for supporting House of Dorough. 

I have something I need to admit to you guys - ever since I had my first baby, and my bust size grew dramatically, I have not spent the time, money or energy on finding myself a new bra that fits me properly. Funny, because it is actually SUCH an important foundation garment and will make or break all of your outfits and confidence. 

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MY ELOQUII HITLIST

This ones for my ladies size 14 and up! If you're a VIP subscriber to my Monday email list, then you've probably seen the special discount code that is only for you guys! AND IT'S AMAZING (50% off one item and 40% off the rest!!)

ELOQUII is the highest quality plus sized clothing I've found and I love their unique style.  Here's what I think you need to grab before the discount is expires on September 10! Oh, and if you need the code... scroll down to the bottom ;)

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GRATITUDE ON A MONDAY, with some style on the side

I can’t sleep, and all I can seem to think about right now is gratitude. Like, out of nowhere, I was just overcome with an extreme amount of thankfulness for everything great in my life right now. Funny how that happens.

I’ve had a rough couple of days. Between lack of sleep, anxiety, hormones, and emotions... it’s just been hard on my soul.

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THE PLUS SIZE LBD EDIT

Ask and you SHALL receive! Here you'll find a TON of plus-sized little black dresses. A lot of them are on sale too! 

The term "little black dress" used to freak me out. I don't know why but I just envisioned this teeny tiny model in a Herve Leger skin tight black body con dress. Anyone else?

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THE TRIMESTER THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT

If you've been following me for awhile, you may have noticed that back in January/February, I was pumpin' out content for the blog on the regular. My Instagram posts were consistent and I was starting to work with some big brands. Cut to - early March, and suddenly I went MIA. I started resurfacing in April/May, but let me assure you - that was all a front. It wasn't until June that I felt normal again. Here's what was really going on during that time.

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THE PROCRASTINATOR'S GUIDE TO THE NORDSTROM SALE

Officially my last ROUND-UP for the #Nsale! I did this last year and it was a huge hit for all of you who like to wait to the last minute (I am the same way - NO SHAME!) After all, procrastinator's need love too. But for real - this is your LAST CHANCE to shop brand new, FALL/WINTER items for incredible prices. Sale officially ends SUNDAY AUG 5!

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EASY SUMMER STYLE WITH A SHIRTDRESS

HEY, ladies! It's summer, I'm pregnant, and yep - you guessed it, I'm hot ALL OF THE TIME. This means that one of my biggest goals every day when getting dressed is to find something EASY. Like, I basically just want to wear an oversized version of my husband's button up shirt all summer long. Is that so wrong?!

There's nothing I love more than a cute, EASY dress I can throw on in the Summer.

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TRY ON SESSION #2 - NORDSTROM

I moseyed on over to Nordstrom last week and did another try on... this time without my sweet sidekick! I was so shocked at what I found - although most of them were one-ers, they're all still available online! Shopping links below, and keep scrolling to see my try on pictures! Head over to my Instagram highlights here to see the video try on!

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SO WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT HIGH WAISTED JEANS?

FTC Disclaimer: I have partnered with Lane Bryant to write this post and showcase an outfit provided by them. Thank you for continuing to support House of Dorough and keeping this blog up and running! I only partner with brands I love. 

I've gotten this question a lot - and I totally understand why. High waisted denim first made it's come back as a style choice that I honestly only saw smaller women wearing.

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HOW TO STYLE YOUR SPANX LEGGINGS

I've gotten this question a MILLION times recently so I thought it might be a good thing to share! Leggings are hard to style - because you don't want to look like you shouldn't be wearing them as pants, but... you totally are and that's okay. I AM ALL FOR THE #LEGGINGSAREPANTS movement, btw. You just have to know how to wear them the right way. 

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