All in STYLE

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.

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.

POOL PARTIES // NOT JUST FOR SKINNY BABES

BIKINI TOP | BOTTOMS | ONE PIECE

If your body type is characterized as being skinny, I love you just as much as I love my big girls. This message is for everyone, but especially those who have been so highly underrepresented in the media.

I grew up skipping pool parties, or agreeing to go to them but conveniently “forgetting” my swimsuit. I’d go on vacation with friends and would refuse to get in the hot tub. I’d stick my feet in and chat instead of letting myself just live my life. Sound familiar?

WHY.

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY.

JUNE Q&A // strapless bras, workout wear, intimacy (gasp!) +MORE

This month, I’m dishing about our personal life, undergarments/bras, our living situation and SO much more - this is a compilation of FAQ’s via email and Instagram!

Q: What is the best strapless bra for a plus size woman?

A: I personally love this Wacoal one. I have worn it for YEARS and used to buy it for clients/actresses as well. It gives you great support and the shape of the cup is perfect. I cannot stand when the cup of a strapless bra looks pointy!!! Like, what’s the deal with that anyway? Ha! It comes in a large variety of sizes.

#EveryBodyIsBeautiful // THE AFFORDABLE PLUS SIZE BASICS YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR

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TOP | LEGGINGS | SHOES

I can talk all day about fashion… whether it’s out of the box style, high end investment pieces, trends, or the best jeans. But let’s get real for a second. Sometimes - a lot of times - you just need the perfect long tee and leggings combo. I think I’ve found the most magical, comfiest outfit you can run around in or stay at home in (and still feel dressed).

THE ESSENTIAL TUNIC // STYLED 5 WAYS

A few months ago, I came across a NY based brand called See Rose Go. They sent me several of their clothes to wear at NYFW, and I was SO impressed with the quality and versatility. I love them because they are giving plus size babes more options in modern clothing. Today I’m showing you 5 different ways to style their Essential Tunic shirt! This is a special sneak peek of the shirt - it hasn’t officially launched yet!

HOW I'M (trying) TO RAISE CONFIDENT DAUGHTERS

DRESS | SHOES | EMMIE SHOES | PJ DRESS | EMMIE DRESS

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If you’re new around here, you may not know that I have a 3 year old daughter and a 5 month old daughter. And sometimes the fact that I have these daughters frightens me.

TRY ON SESSION // WORKWEAR DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BORING

One of your biggest requests is now live! Today I teamed up with Rebecca from @mommyinheels to show you some looks that are workplace appropriate! Check out my IG story highlights for the full try on session. Below, I’ve linked everything! Most of these items are from LOFT, but I threw in a few pieces from elsewhere.

I am SO impressed with all of these things! I am wearing size 18-20, check out my story for full details on Instagram!

TRY-ON SESSION // A PLUS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE

DRESS | TOP | PANTS | EARRINGS | SKIRT | TOP

I’ve always stylistically aligned with Anthropologie but have never been able to shop there, so to speak. Sure, I could find the most fabulous kimono or pair of earrings or shoes. Or maybe a dress that ran big. But it was never a promise. This is a dream come true.

Today I visited the Avalon Anthropologie in Alpharetta, GA and I was so warmly welcomed by the staff. I was BLOWN. AWAY. by the selection. It felt like almost half of the store is plus size now. I cannot tell you how this feels to someone who knows what it’s like to go in a store and not be able to shop for yourself or feel included.

THE SWEATER BLAZER YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED

This post is sponsored by Talbots and Stylinity. Thank you for reading this and supporting House of Dorough.

I’m both a blazer lover and a sweater addict but I had NO CLUE I needed this sweater blazer in my life. Camel is a classic, rich color that I love to incorporate into any wardrobe. It reads well and basically goes with anything. My favorite kind of neutral, and Talbots’ version of it is beautiful and the quality is amazing. Today I’m showing you how to style this blazer 2 ways! I am wearing size 1X in the blazer for reference.

NYFW: PLUS SIZE CINDERELLA

DRESS | BELT | COAT | SHOES (dupe) | EARRINGS | NECKLACE | BAG

Saving the best for (almost) last… because this is my favorite. In the short history of House of Dorough, this is probably the most “me” look I’ve ever styled. When I was outfit planning for going to the CHROMAT fashion show (which was so diverse and so amazing, check my IG story highlights to see), I knew I wanted to wear this amazing coat by Tamara Malas. Often times, when picking a look, I start with one statement and then come up with the rest.

TRY-ON SESSION // WHITE JEANS

Hi, are jeans not the absolute worst sometimes? Make them WHITE and then it’s about a million times harder to find the right pair to fit your body.

Today I teamed up with several other bloggers to show you different styles on different body types and I hope you loved it as much as I did! Here are my honest reviews.

I wanted to share my thoughts and shopping details here so you can easily reference this again. Also I saved the actual try on in my highlights on IG.