PLUS SIZE & PREGNANT // you can still wear color, honey!

I love black. Love it. Love how it looks on my body! But here's the thing, we can't wear black all the time. Seriously, we can't. I'm telling you NO!

And also, this is not a maternity dress. HOW COOL is it that you don’t actually have to buy maternity clothes when you’re pregnant?! At least not yet… ;)

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WHO TOOK MY BODY AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?!

Doesn’t matter what size you are, but if you’ve ever been pregnant than you’ve probably felt what I’ve been feeling all week. You guys know that I always want to be transparent with you, especially when it comes to my real life. Read about what I've been feeling like today, and also the 4 things I'm doing to try and overcome it. 

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WHAT'S IN MY TODDLER BAG

As much as it pains me to say this, I no longer have a little baby - I have a full blown toddler and that means the game has officially changed. The things I need for her when we leave the house are much different than they used to be.

Most of the time, I only need a few things but it depends on how long we will be gone, where we are going, etc. But for this purpose, I'm going to show you what I pack for a long afternoon out and about.

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TO THE FRIEND WHO'S STRUGGLING TO GET PREGNANT

Oh, friends. This is a topic I am passionate about because I feel as if it's something no one talks about. We gasp when we find out someone can't get pregnant. And then we quickly move on and don't ask questions. No one ever talks about it. But the truth is: WOMEN EVERYWHERE are experiencing issues with infertility. Today I’ve invited Melanie from With Love Melanie to share a little of her perspective.

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DRESSES WITH SLEEVES FOR ALL SIZES

So I loved this dress in particular because it's short, it's fun, and it gives me arm coverage. Totally appropriate to wear throughout the summer! Here's the thing about dresses that I love. Generally speaking, I hate pants. Especially when it get's hot outside. But I also don't love how shorts fit my body and so that leaves me with one (or two) options, really. Dresses or skirts. 

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DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES YOU

We've all heard the phrase "do one thing that scares you" - which I like to embrace from time to time. But when it comes to clothing, this type of thinking can ring true too. I recently tried to rock a JUMPSUIT that I was SO nervous about wearing. It was completely out of my comfort zone and not something I would ever normally pick out for me. 

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SPRING DRESS FAVES

Hey friends! Spring is in full force (or at least... about to be) and I've been getting lots of requests for spring dresses! 'Tis the season for bridal showers, baby showers, and whatever else makes you feel like wearing a dress! Tonight I'm sharing this look from the Draper James x Eloquii collaboration! I absolutely love this collection and both of these brands, by the way. The quality, fit, and look is top notch. But if you scroll down, I'm also sharing some other spring dress faves! 

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THE PERFECT SPRING DRESS

Today I'm sharing with you another look from the Draper James x Eloquii collection (sizes 12-28). I am SO happy with the items I have from this collaboration you guys - the quality and fit is amazing. This might quite literally be the perfect spring dress. It fits perfectly, and the flare shape of the skirt is so flattering. It is easy to add a layer as well! 

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WHY I BROKE UP WITH THE TANNING BED

Some people like botox, fake nails, lip injections, or blowouts every so often to make them feel good. For me? It's a tan. I'm not sure why but ever since I was in middle school I always wanted to be tan. I'll never forget in 9th grade, when self tanner had just become a "thing"...

and somehow I got my hands on some. I was in drama class and looked down at my legs (I was totally sporting my denim dress that day because I was hoping I had achieved tan legs the night before). 

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