February 2015 | 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

February 26, 2015

EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL

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For Natalie Craig, every body is beautiful.
“Whether you’re a zero or a 32, you’re beautiful,” Craig said.
A journalism student at Columbia College, 23-year-old Craig began documenting her love of clothes in 2013 with her blog, “Natalie in the City.” It didn’t take long for it to evolve into an online community of plus-sized women like her, who Natalie says have grown up in a society that “misrepresents” them.
“I can think of a time when I would look through magazines when I was younger, and I’d be, like, ‘This girl is not me,’” Craig said. “I would never see myself, I would never see a girl who’s curvy and who’s happy.”
Visit TouchVision  for the full article written by Beth Elderkin and video produced by Beth Elderkin and directed and edited by Collin Schroeder and Danny Johnson.


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February 23, 2015

NATALIE X STYLZOO

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As promised in my last post, I am going to share one of my favorite pairs of jeans with all of my curvy ladies! Denim was phased out by leggings mostly due to its uncomfortable fit. However, these YMI super soft skinny jeans from Stylzoo are the answer all of the clothing curveballs life throws at us plus size women.

Not only do the jeans feel and fit like leggings, but they still have the look and characteristics of quality denim. Some jeggings (jeans + leggings) look really cheap and lose the snug fit after they have been worn multiple times, which I hate. But these jeans hug my curves properly and look no different from my favorite pairs of American Eagle jeans. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to claim your very own pair, and I promise you will love them forever. Did I mention they come in black too?!

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February 19, 2015

A GOOD IDEA

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As you all may be able to see, this outfit sort of came together piece by piece. It started with this sweater and a pair of leggings, but felt too casual for a blog post. Whenever I'm feeling underdressed, I throw on some jeans or jewelry. Although it was way too cold outside to wear anything but boots, I went for the heels and topped the look off with an old scarf. I would not regularly choose these pieces to create an outfit, but I really love this laid back ensemble with some cute nude heels and statement jewelry.

A lot of readers ask me where I get my jeans. For a curvy, full-figured, or plus-size woman, it is extremely difficult to find the perfect pair of jeans that hug every curve and do not make me want to cry because they are so uncomfortable. These jeans are from American Eagle, which is where I get most of my denim from. American Eagle stays true to actual sizes. They also have the right amount of stretch in them to where they always fit comfortably. However, I discovered a new pair of jeans from a brand that I do not usually wear and I will be posting about them soon! So check back within the week if you are looking for the right fit of denim and brand you are sure to love. I have got you covered!

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February 14, 2015

BE MINE

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February 9, 2015

NATALIE X KIKI LA'RUE


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Is anyone in love at first sight over this sweater like I am? I got this gem from KiKi La'Rue and I absolutely love it. The boutique is based in Texas, and it shows! As much as I love being "Natalie in the City," It is nice to embrace unique pieces like this sweater, which add so much to my wardrobe.

But, the excitement does not stop there! I am partnering with KiKi La'Rue to give my readers a chance to win a $50 KiKi La'Rue gift card so you too can score a sweater like this or something else that catches your eye!

To enter the giveaway: Make sure you like KiKi La'Rue on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, and tell them Natalie in the City sent you, along with your favorite item on their website! You can do this by following me on Instagram (@NataliexCraig) and then comment on one KiKi La'Rue's Instagram posts. Don't forget to tag me! They will be announcing a winner soon, so stay tuned! If you cannot wait, you can shop now 10% off with the code "City10"! **This Giveaway has ended**

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