June 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

June 30, 2015

BLUSH

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As I was pilfering through a clothing rack at T.J. Maxx, I came across these blush, harem pants. I fell in love with the color and the material but then quickly thought to myself, "These won't fit or look good on my body." I put the pants back, but I could not stop thinking about them. I ran back to the rack before anyone could steal them, and decided that I would try them on for entertainment. As most of the other clothes I brought into the dressing room became a huge pile of "NOs," I pulled on the harem pants....and I didn't hate them. I REPEAT: I did not hate them. I actually loved them and they looked great on me.

I'm still trying to figure out just how to style them perfectly. So if any of my plus-size readers out there have tried the "harem trend" and have any style advice or love/hate stories to share with me, comment below, tweet me (@NataliexCraig), or send me an email (natinthecity@gmail.com).

P.S. This beaded top is also LIFE. Expect to see it styled with different ensembles on the blog! I got it from Fox's.

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{Photography by: Katherine Davis}

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June 19, 2015

ANNAFESTA X NATALIE IN THE CITY

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It all started with this post. When I got word that a Denver-based fashion designer created a look inspired by an outfit that I put together, I was speechless. Anne Fanganello, the fabulous designer behind AnnaFesta, posted a photo of her wearing this same look and wrote on her Facebook page"It is exciting to reveal my muse behind this design, Natalie in the City. Her blog and fabulous style inspired this AnnaFesta outfit. Thanks Natalie! You are beautiful and an inspiration to me and all I strive to do for curvy women. Surprise!" 

Not only was Anne a fashion designer with extensive experience working under top designers as well as creating stunning lines of her own, but she did what most designers fail to do; she paid special attention to the curves of a woman's body and created clothing that full figured women love to wear!

The look I'm sporting in this post is from the AnnaFesta Curvy Collection, and I could not be more excited to get my hands on clothes that were made for my body! The Bias Stripe HiLo Tee  serves as the perfect top to set off any outfit. I love the way it follows the curves of my hips. 

My absolute favorite part of this look is the Burnout Maxi Skirt. The first time I put it on, my boyfriend was stunned, and so was I. The skirt is incredibly sexy, yet practical—if only you could feel the material. The skirt hugs my curves and accentuates my figure perfectly!

Thank you Anne and to your fabulous team at AnnaFesta for creating this look and striving to produce beautiful clothing for curvy women! To all my readers: Use the code "SUMMER" to score free shipping and 25% off both the Burnout Maxi Skirt and the The Bias Stripe HiLo Tee  through July 30! 

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{Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro}


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June 10, 2015

GRAY-WASHED

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You have to love a pair of jeans that hug every curve, fit perfectly, and allow for all day comfort. I scored these gray-washed jeans at Forever 21 Plus. The store's plus size selection was not "love at first try on" for me, especially the line's denim options. The jeans were too light, too baggy, and had too many holes that would rip open the second I sat down—#thickthighproblems— and I was not impressed. But when I found this pair and easily pulled them on in the fitting room, I knew I had to have them. I'm still contemplating whether I love or hate the splotchy texture of the denim. I'm stuck on this one pair of gray jeans I had for a couple of years, which ended up ripping at the inner thighs—you guessed it, #thickthighproblems—but they were perfect. 

Where do you find your jeans? Tweet me (@nataliexcraig) or comment below to let me know where you scored the perfect pair of jeans. If you need "denim advice," check out some of my favorite denim posts below!
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| Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: Forever 21 | Sandals: Bucco | Bracelet: Swarovski |
{Photography by: Katherine Davis}

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