Currently: December 2017

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Another month, another year…  let’s wrap up 2017 with a Currently post! CURRENT FLIGHT PATTERNS You guys, I think I hit a record this month with all my travel.  I had 12 flights this month… and one week, I had eight legs alone!  Phew, I’m glad all this is over. CURRENT FRUIT (?) OBSESSION Warning: There are way too many indulgences listed in this currently post (more on that next week.) One of my employees sent me the … [Read more...]

Sparkling into 2018

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It's no secret that I'm a fan of all that sparkles. Glitter, sequins, rhinestones, crystals, beading: I love it all! Last year for New Years Eve, I wore a gold fully sequined dress from ELOQUII. I wasn't sure how I would top the gold glitter wrap dress (which is available again here), but ELOQUII did it again with this one: Sequin off the shoulder flare sleeve dress, ELOQUII Clutch, no longer available (similar) Shoes, no longer available but … [Read more...]

Universal Standard x Danielle Brooks Collection

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I love when designers bring new styles and collaborations to the market. Universal Standard is known for elevated, modern basics that are anything but basic! Tomorrow (11/14), the Universal Standard x Danielle Brooks collection launches! The Tria Collection is a set of 3 pieces designed by the Orange is the New Black star. It includes a set of overalls, an off the shoulder dress, and a poplin shirt dress, which I was able to try: The Danielle … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion Staples (+ what I’ll be lurking for Black Friday)

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(and Cyber Monday!) Hi friends! How are you? Hope you’re enjoying the morning. Thank you again for all of the beautiful birthday wishes and for making my birthday weekend even brighter. I’m so thankful for all of you. Remember back when I did a Fall Capsule Wardrobe? It was the first time I really streamlined my closet and enjoyed the simplicity of having fewer items of high quality. (It really was time to bid adieu to my ridiculous collection … [Read more...]

Faux Fall

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Man alive, I'm tired of this faux fall! The calendar (and pumpkin spice lattes) say it's fall, but this heat is bananas! Hopefully the weather will cool off soon and we can start layering. This Leota faux wrap dress was in a recent Gwynnie Bee box and I threw on my favorite denim jacket for a casual look. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee and contains affiliate links. If you click through to purchase something or sign up with my … [Read more...]

Caftan Crazy

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*Tap Tap* Is this thing on?! Sorry it's been quiet over here of late. Life has been a little hectic and I also had to deal with some website issues that are now thankfully resolved! Today I'm bringing you an outfit that I've been living in the past month or so. It's comfortable, fun, and colorful. Leota Caftan Maxi dress from my Gwynnie Bee subscription Learn about GB, see over 200!! of my looks, and get 30 days free here Simply Be bag, old … [Read more...]

Lexington Blogger Brunch: Pinterest Perfection and Social Anxiety

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A couple of weeks ago, right before the move, I was invited to a Lexington Blogger Brunch. While I've met many bloggers at conferences and meet-ups throughout my 8 years of blogging (some of whom I now consider among my closest friends), I've always networked in a safe bubble of plus size fashion or body positive fitness. I get invited to local store events (where many bloggers mingle) and usually decline because they have no plus size offerings, … [Read more...]

Day 8 Giveaway: Lane Bryant (CLOSED)

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EDIT: This giveaway is now CLOSED. Winner notification pending. To celebrate 8 years of blogging, I'm having 8 days of giveaways worth over $1,500! For the final day of giveaways, I'm happy to have 2, $100 gift cards to Lane Bryant! If you're plus sized, it's likely that Lane Bryant has been a staple in your wardrobe. Their Cacique Intimates have both sexy and supportive styles – I'm particularly excited about the wider assortment of items … [Read more...]

Day 5 Giveaway: Simply Be

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To celebrate 8 years of blogging, I'm having 8 days of giveaways worth over $1,500! For day 5, I am excited to have a $350 Simply Be gift card up for grabs. That could get you A LOT of clothes, shoes, and accessories! Simply Be has an incredible range of clothes in sizes 8-28 and hands down the best wide calf boot selection anywhere. They also have great handbags and accessories, which are frequently peppered throughout my outfit photos. Here … [Read more...]

Riveting Ruffles

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This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee, but all opinions enthusiastically my own as a member for over 5 years! This dress can easily be categorized as “extra.” Between the vibrant abstract print and a ruffle sleeve,  it's a lot of look. But as soon as I put it on, I fell in love. L-O-V-E. Rachel Antonoff for Gwynnie Bee dress Learn about GB, see over 200!! of my looks, and get 30 days free here. Kendra Scott necklace from my Rocksbox … [Read more...]

Fast Five

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Happy Thursday! I can't believe we're halfway through June. It's bananas how fast this year is going by. I can't decide if I like it or hate it. On one hand, it means I'm getting closer to moving and the excitement of starting a new home with Steve. On the other, I feel so frantic most days that time is slipping away without as much accomplishment and enjoyment I normally would. The lack of routine that's been caused by a long(ish) distance … [Read more...]

The Perfect Three Piece “Suit” from Kohl’s

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohl's for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. While work these days hardly ever requires a three-piece suit, this outfit basically makes me want to wear 3 pieces all the time. Apt. 9 Ruffle Top from Kohl's (another fun ruffle top) Apt. 9 Lace Midi Pencil Skirt from Kohl's (similar skirt) Apt. 9 Split-Back Cardigan from Kohl's It's no secret that I love ruffles and I love lace. I saw these … [Read more...]

Strut in Stripes

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Comfy dresses in winter are my favorite. Throw on some leggings or tights, add a pair of boots, and layer appropriately. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Dress c/o my Gwynnie Bee subscription (learn about GB and see over 160 of my looks here. Try it FREE for 30 days!) Earrings, Baublebar (similar) Teggings, Re/Dress Clutch, super old from French Connection (similar) Booties, ELOQUII I'm all about print-on-print, so for layering I added my favorite … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I make a small commission on your purchase — you pay the same price regardless. I can’t believe it, but this year I’m done with Christmas shopping early! That being said, I’m still looking at last minute deals for possible future gifts, or just in case I’ve forgotten something. The last thing I’d want to do this week is go to the … [Read more...]

Casually Festive

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Sometimes you put together an outfit that achieves a look that has eluded you forever. Combine that with being in one of the most holiday cheer-filled places in Lexington and you’ve got one extremely happy Emmie. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Shirt from my Gwynnie Bee Subscription (learn about GB and see over 160 of my looks here. Try it FREE for 30 days!) Lane Bryant vest, super old (similar) City Chic jeans, super old purchased from my Gwynnie … [Read more...]

2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale Guide

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Update! Cyber Monday deals added. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, but you pay the same price regardless. I aim to represent my opinions without influence.  I’ve never been into Black Friday shopping. Getting up early is always a struggle for me and I hate crowds. I’ll stay safely in bed with my pajamas and laptop to shop the sales. These are my favorite … [Read more...]

Style 22 Plus Lookbook

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Recently I received an email that made me really excited. Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me came up with an idea: we need to spotlight style of those who go beyond a size 24. For those who aren’t aware, many plus size brands stop at a 24. It can be difficult to: Find items that fit Find items that match personal style Figure out how to put them together When I was looking to build my confidence through fashion and personal style, I turned to … [Read more...]

The Soft and Cozy Season

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This time of year when the weather turns chilly, I like to wear items that are comfortable and cozy, but still stylish. I’m currently in Philly & NJ for Thanksgiving and when I was trying to figure out what to pack, this outfit instantly popped in my head as what I wanted to wear on the airplane. It’s a great travel outfit, but also just oh-so-cozy for everyday wear. Pure Jill Luxe Tencel-Knit Long Hoodie c/o J.Jill Dress, Old … [Read more...]