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Palm Paradise

Taylor Dresses Leaf Printed Fit & Flare Dress from Gwynnie Bee on plus size blogger Authentically Emmie

This palm print dress just screams summer, and I love it. You know you have a winner on your hands when a stranger at a restaurant comes up to your table to compliment the dress! To keep the summer feeling going from the print, I added an old straw clutch for a pop of color and some jeweled sandals. I also wore the same statement necklace with this dress. Super versatile. Taylor Dresses Leaf Print Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (Learn more Continue Reading

A Soft Roar

Plus size fashion blogger Authentically Emmie in a maxi from IGIGI

You know when you put on a piece of clothing and you just say to yourself, "YESSSSS!" That was my reaction with this IGIGI maxi dress. I loved the colorful, summertime play on an animal print. Brandi Maxi Dress in Jade c/o IGIGI New Look Clutch, similar Lane Bryant sandals I loved the flowy skirt - the wind kept catching it and I felt as glamorous as Beyonce standing in front of her wind machine. Okay, maybe not quite as Continue Reading

Push and Pull

Push and Pull by Authentically Emmie

I've always struggled with balance. It's like I only have the capacity to throw myself into one area at a time. Lately, the default has been work. I'm a whirling dervish when it comes to work, even when it's not necessary.  It's an easy excuse to opt out of other situations. In my efforts to stop scrolling and start doing, balance is becoming a key priority. The past few weeks at the gym, one of the workouts involved pushing and pulling the Continue Reading

Lady in Red

Plus size fashion blogger Authentically Emmie in a London Times dress from Gwynnie Bee

I don't know why I don't wear red more often - I love it so much! This dress came in a recent Gwynnie Bee shipment (see all my GB outfits here), and I'm a little bit obsessed. The color, fit & flare silhouette (my favorite), and eyelet fabric that almost looks laser-cut from far away. Only thing I didn't like was a nude belt that came with it, so I swapped it out for a red patent belt that I already had. London Times Belted Fit & Continue Reading

Hats and Horses


Last week I had a last-minute invite to attend the Kentucky Oaks. For those not from these parts, the Oaks is the equivalent of the Kentucky Derby for the fillies (lady horses). It's held the day before the Derby, and is part of the festivities. The race is nicknamed "Lilies for the Fillies" as the winner is draped with a blanket of Lilies (versus roses during Derby). In keeping with my desire to "stop scrolling and start doing," I jumped at Continue Reading