2013 | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

December 11, 2013

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

Step aside Santa Claus, I found someone who has better presents. 
What are you getting your girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, dad, sister, brother, and friends for Christmas?
Times are tough, we're broke college kids, I have bills, rent is due.. I get it, there are a million and one reasons why you don't want to spend every last penny you have on Christmas presents. It doesn't mean that you don't want to make the people in your life feel special this holiday season, it just means you have to get crafty. 


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November 23, 2013

MEN'S WINTER COAT GUIDE



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  • Pea coats can give any outfit a dapper look. Layer your favorite sweater or long sleeve underneath. These coats are very versatile so you can wear any wash or material of pants that you desire! The look above is kind of preppy, if you like that stick with oxford shoes, if you want to keep it casual go with modest sneakers like navy Vans. 


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November 21, 2013

WORK YOUR OUTERWEAR


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  • Puffy coats can cause a bulky look. Pair fitted clothing with this coat, but balance it out with some bulky boots.


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September 29, 2013

GET DRESSED, WE'RE GOING OUT

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I spent the day out at Navy Pier with my roomates! We all played photographer and enjoyed the ultimate view from the top of the ferris wheel. When you get so busy and caught up in school, work and internships you forget to appreciate the little things about the beautiful place you live in. So it was nice to get all dolled up and fall in love with the city all over again.
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July 22, 2013

PULL ME CLOSER

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| Crochet Poncho: Lord & Taylor | Crochet Maxi Skirt: Solitaire by Ravi Khosla | Sandals: Rampage | Necklace: Forever 21 | Clutch: Deux Lux  |

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July 15, 2013

THIS ONE IS FOR THE BOYS: SUMMER 2013 TRENDS



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Aside from your usual pair of jeans you throw on in the morning, add another denim piece to your outfit. From button-ups to kicks and even bow ties there are endless possibilities when it comes to denim ensembles. Denim pockets on a regular T-shirt present an easy way to get a little extra denim in. Play with the different washes, styles and designs to create a diverse look. Denim up, boys! 

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July 11, 2013

SUMMER 2013 TRENDS

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I know it's hot and leather isn't the coolest material, but beauty is pain and leather is in! Stay cool with leather shorts, tanks and strapless peplum tops. Or get your leather fix with accessories. Studded wrap around bracelets are a summer must have and classy clutches never go out of style. 



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You can never have enough denim, or at least that's the motto for this summer. We are seeing denim make a huge comeback with far from subtle full on denim ensembles. The other cool thing about this trend is that you can doctor it up, cut it to shreds and pair it with anything. D.I.Y styling has become a huge way of fashion over the past couple of years and this fabric is the easiest and most rewarding to mess with. It's like we fell back into the 90's. *cue: NSYNC*



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The easiest and most statement setting piece you can add to any look this summer: the graphic T-shirt and tank top. These versatile tops are trumping any other blouse and giving our outfits attitude and diversity. Always dressing professionally? No problem! Keep your formal attire and throw on one of these tanks under your blazer, roll up your sleeves and kick back a little. 


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With this trend we can all be a prints-cess (princess) this summer! Mix and match your favorite patterns for an out of this world look. Prints are so fun to incorporate into any style. It's as simple as throwing some busy patterned sneakers on with a basic outfit, or dangerously pairing leopard and camouflage, off the chain! You may not be the only chick at the party with those floral shorts on, but you're the only girl who would dare to match it with that tribal print top, genius! 


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We're stealing Beetlejuice's swag, he won't mind. Stripes are this summer's must have. Runways have showcased stripes from head to toe, but my advice is to stripe subtly. A stripe clutch or watch can really add to any outfit, and while it's only a subtle touch of stripe it goes a long way. Striped tops are a great addition to any outfit. They act just like a graphic T-shirt or tank top adding emphasis or giving your outfit that extra something it was missing.




leather by sweetsnobsociety featuring a satin shirtBurberry satin shirt, $590 / Love Leather cut out shirt / Corset shirt, $28 / Forever 21 vest / Olympia Le-Tan olympia le tan / Proenza Schouler / Marc by Marc Jacobs 5 pocket pants, $780 / Astr / Yves Saint Laurent black heel shoes / Zara ballet shoes / BCBGMAXAZRIA leather purse / Leather bag, $42 / Chanel quilted chain purse / Marni leather necklace / RED Valentino bow jewelry / ADA Collection chain bracelet / Gold bangle / 2b rhinestone bangle
denim by sweetsnobsociety featuring eugenia kimTopshop flared skirt, $97 / Mango spaghetti strap shirt / Studded denim shirt, $15 / Cropped jacket / Denim waistcoat, $45 / Sleeveless denim vest / Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren ripped shorts, $210 / LTB by Little Big ripped denim jeans, $115 / Denim cutoff shorts / Roxy patterned shorts / Aztec shorts, $27 / Steve Madden high top trainers / New Look rucksack bag, $37 / Denim handbag / Eugenia Kim / Forever 21 hair accessory
Graphic tees by sweetsnobsociety featuring victoria secretChristopher Kane cotton t shirt, $175 / American flag tank / Billabong tank top / Tie dying shirt / Graphic tank / Moustache shirt / Crop shirt / Graphic shirt / Forever 21 top / Forever 21 muscle t shirt / H&M graphic print tee, $19 / Graphic design shirt / Forever 21 crop top / Forever 21 graphic tee / Victoria's Secret victoria secret
Bold Prints by sweetsnobsociety featuring platform wedge heelsForever Unique skull top, $82 / Rare London shirt top, $33 / Forever 21 tribal design t shirt / Jane Norman summer top, $10 / Floral top, $15 / Pull&Bear floral top, $15 / Bralette top, $2.16 / Roberto Cavalli print skirt / Dolce & Gabbana studded shorts, $325 / Alice + Olivia short shorts / Matiko black and white shoes / London Rebel platform wedge heels, $48 / Chinese Laundry flat / Dolce & Gabbana zipper purse / Ann Taylor zipper purse / Neff snapback / Infinity loop scarf / Jetta 25F Tribal Inner Lining Cuff Down combat B
A|Wear striped dress, $74 / Buddhist punk scoop neck tank / Topshop stripe top / Topshop striped t shirt / Pattern t shirt / H&M stripe top, $8.90 / Rare London short shorts, $22 / Alice + Olivia heeles shoes / Sole Society canvas purse / Kate Spade / gorjana & griffin bracelets bangle / Stella & Dot wrap shawl / Straw hat, $27 / With Love From CA studded glasses




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June 24, 2013

SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN A CROP TOP

Crop tops, where do I begin? I used to see them in all of my favorite stores and I always thought to myself, "Yay! High five the skinny bitches, do you want a cookie with that?! No.. of course you don't, because if you did you wouldn't be wearing crop tops." Then I thought about how much I love cookies and hate how clothing everywhere was starting to shrink. 
For those of you who still hate crop tops, it's time to drop the grudge and show some skin because the cropped style isn't going anywhere. 

Right now you're probably thinking:

1. She's crazy
2. I'm too curvy for crop tops
3. I'm to skinny for crop tops
4. I don't want to look scandalous
5. Do I need to start working out?
6. What will I wear with a crop top?

Take notes!




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For my slender ladies, the crop top was made for your body! Embrace it to the fullest and crop it how you like it. Crop tops that hug your body tightly can be paired with something flowy on the bottom such as a maxi skirt or a high-waist skirt. Sport a fringed crop top with a pair of jeans and an over sized crop top with a pair of destroyed shorts. The key is: if its tight on top go flowy on bottom. If it's flowy on top go tight on bottom!


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For my ladies who's hips don't lie, Yes! We want to show off those hips, but we also want to compliment and cater to their shape. By wearing a crop top that has more length on the sides you will balance out your curves while also showing off your mid drift. Fringe is also another way to sport a crop top when you have wide hips. Maxi skirts, high and low waist will go great with these crop tops. When pairing your varied length crop top with shorts or jeans I would go for a waist length that fits your curves in the right places. You will have to determine how much you want to show off and then pick a fit you are comfortable with! 



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For all of my voluptuous ladies, including myself, you can wear crop tops too! The number one key to pulling off a crop top is pairing it with high-waist bottoms. Maxi skirts are my go-to when I wear a crop top because I can control whether I want it high-waist or mid-waist. Pair a fitted crop top or bandeau with a high-waist skirt that cinches together at the top ( Outfit #1 ). This will give you that hour glass shape while showing off your upper waist and your legs. 
    


If you are having a hard time finding the right crop top or fit for your body, feel free to send us a message via:
Email: SweetSnobSociety@gmail.com
KIK: SweetSnobSociety
or comment below! 





          Slim Crop Top by sweetsnobsociety featuring paul & joe
Roland Mouret stretch shirt, $815 / Crop top / Paul & Joe / Pierre Balmain leather jeans / Cotton shorts, $67 / Oasis faux leather skirt, $50 / Kids' Colored Spray Denim Shorty Shorts / City Girl Crop Top | FOREVER21 - 2076909883
Curvy Crop Top by sweetsnobsociety featuring short shorts
Free People crop top / AG Adriano Goldschmied boyfriend capri / Roxy jean shorts / Zara destroyed jean shorts / Rare London , $47 / Jane Norman short shorts, $39 / Cropped cami, $20 / Fringe maxi skirt, $12
Jean-Paul Gaultier jean paul gaultier / Full Tilt crop corset top / H&M crochet top, $20 / Sass & Bide / E L L E R Y black high waisted shorts, $640 / Diane Von Furstenberg , $230 / Oasis pleated skirt, $66 / A|Wear chiffon maxi skirt, $51
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June 13, 2013

DIY: BYE SUMMER FRIZZ

Whether you're stuck in humidity, dry heat, or other harsh summer conditions chances are that your hair needs some attention. Humidity causes frizz, dry heat keeps moisture from reaching the ends of your hair, and styling also takes a toll on previously damaged hair. Don't worry, the solution to your dry hair problems can be found in your kitchen cabinet! 

Coconut oil and olive oil strengthen and soften damaged hair. When you apply heat to your hair the cuticles will open and soak up the nutrients from the oils, leaving you with healthy, soft, and shiny hair.


DIY De-frizz
From Frizz to Fab, Time to style!

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May 26, 2013

WHEN IN AVILLA BEACH





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May 25, 2013

CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES



My morning was supposed to start with a flight from Boise, ID to San Jose, CA. My afternoon would be spent on a connecting flight to LAX and then to San Luis Obispo.
Instead, we hopped off of the plane in San Jose, rented a car, and decided to take the scenic route on Highway 101 all the way to San Luis Obispo. Along the way, we stopped to shop. 
OK... We stopped every 5 miles.

Stay tuned for more outfits, adventures, and California dreamin'!


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May 17, 2013

HELLO BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL IS OUT



Finals are over!
I have just completed my third, and final year, at Boise State University, and I will be transferring to Columbia College in Chicago for the fall semester. 
But this summer... I'm all yours!

Check back with me as I document traveling, working, and getting ready for my big move all while looking cute and trying to stay stress free!

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April 25, 2013

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