September 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

September 22, 2015

SUBTLE PRINTS

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, camoflauge, monochromatic ensembles, ootd, statement jewlery, mixing patterns, forever 21, midi skirt, bandage skirt, plus size fashion, fashion blogger, ps fashion, fatshion

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, camoflauge, monochromatic ensembles, ootd, statement jewlery, mixing patterns, forever 21, midi skirt, bandage skirt, plus size fashion, fashion blogger, ps fashion, fatshion

Woah. Is it just me, or am I wearing a lot of white? I'm usually sporting a darker ensemble with more black, but I had to step out of my comfort zone a little bit with this outfit.

I found this skirt at Forever 21, which is actually part of a two piece set that comes with a matching top, but I ditched the top and had to have the skirt. I love the subtle camouflage pattern, it pairs with pretty much everything in my closet but also serves as a standout piece. Win-win!

This week, I am gearing up for my first-ever meet and greet at Lord & Taylor in Schaumburg, Illinois this Saturday! If you will be in attendance, please send me an email (natinthecity@gmail.com)! I would love to connect with you before the event. For more details, you can check out my previous blog post about the Lord & Taylor Meet and Greet.

I am also working on something else exciting, which I will be announcing and sharing with you all in the coming months. My readers can also expect to see more posts on Natalie in the City about fashion industry hot topics and events, as well as outfit collages and style guides! Don't worry, I will still be posting outfit of the day posts every week!

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, camoflauge, monochromatic ensembles, ootd, statement jewlery, mixing patterns, forever 21, midi skirt, bandage skirt, plus size fashion, fashion blogger, ps fashion, fatshion


natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, camoflauge, monochromatic ensembles, ootd, statement jewlery, mixing patterns, forever 21, midi skirt, bandage skirt, plus size fashion, fashion blogger, ps fashion, fatshion

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, camoflauge, monochromatic ensembles, ootd, statement jewlery, mixing patterns, forever 21, midi skirt, bandage skirt, plus size fashion, fashion blogger, ps fashion, fatshion

{ Photography by: Katherine Davis

SHARE:

September 19, 2015

LORD & TAYLOR MEET AND GREET

woodfield mall, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago, fashion blogger meet and greet, plus size, plus size fashion blogger, illinois fashion blogger, lord and Taylor, meet up, fashion, chicago suburbs, calvin klein, jessica simpson, junarose, harper and liv, karen kane

I am beyond excited to announce my first ever meet and greet for all of my readers in Chicago and surrounding Illinois suburbs! Not only will we be able to chat, dance, and take a million selfies, but I will also be styling everyone who visits the new plus size section in Lord & Taylor at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL on Saturday, September 26 from 12–4 p.m.

If you would like to RSVP so I can reach out and connect with you before the event, head over to the Meet & Greet with Natalie Craig @ Lord & Taylor event page!

For those of you who can't make it to Lord & Taylor at Woodfield, no worries! You can stop by Lord & Taylor in Oakbrook, Northbrook, and Old Orchard from Wednesday, September 23–Saturday, September 26 for amazing deals on clothes that you will love! However, if you want to kick it with me, I will only be at the Woodfield location. I wish I could be everywhere at once! *sad face*

Also, the store will be in the middle of their Signature Sale, which is a "Buy More Save More" event.
Here is how it works:
Spend $49.99-$99.99, save 20%
Spend $100-$249.99, save 25%
Spend $250 or more, save 30%

I have put together some of my favorite pieces from the Lord & Taylor Plus Section below to hold you over until September 26! I can't wait to meet you all!


[This event is sponsored by Lord & Taylor]
SHARE:

September 9, 2015

COOL FOR THE SUMMER

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

The title of this post is a little ironic, I guess. This is actually the hottest summer I have ever had as I survived a 3-month heat wave with no air conditioning—welcome to being a big kid Nat, air conditioning costs $$$$.

However—metaphorically, perhaps—this has been a pretty cool summer. I landed my first two "big girl" jobs at both Advertising Age Magazine and a tech start up in Chicago called IndyBuild. Also, I will be going back to school to earn a certificate in fashion industry essentials from Teen Vogue and Parsons! So, as I wipe sweat from my freshly made up face, I will say that this summer has been pretty cool.

But let's talk about this outfit, shall we? Every time I wear these Dolce Vita wedges,  I feel unstoppable. This sheer Mossimo burnout tank top can be paired with jeans for a casual day or a dressy skirt for a night out. I love having sheer pieces that show a little skin because they add a little touch of sexy to any outfit. Speaking of things that I am currently in love with, Target's new Mossimo denim line. These black distressed jeans are from the line and I knew I had to have them when I saw the holes in the knees. Call me basic, but holy knees are trendy!

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger

demi lovato, cool for the summer, Teen Vogue x parsons, teen vogue, fashion industry essentials, natalie craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, denim with holes, chicago, summer fashion, target denim, mossimo denim, sheer blouse, burnout tank top, louis vuitton tote, gold jewelry, denim with holes in the knees, curly ombre hair, ootsd, plus size fashion blogger, fashion blogger


{ Photography by: Katherine Davis }
SHARE:

September 2, 2015

FALL SHOPPING GUIDE


Fall outfits, fall 2015, fall fashion, fall coats, what should I wear for fall, fall denim, leggings, plus size, natalie craig, natalie in the city, shopstyle, fall boots, chicago fall, pumpkin spice latte, plus size fall fashion, polyvore outfit collages
Most of my friends live for summer. They count down the days until June and try to forget about the upcoming seasons when August rolls around. However, I live for fall because the season brings the best fashion among other cozy things—boots, holiday inspired lattes, and scarves. Need I say more?

As usual, Chicago is teasing us with one week of temperatures below 70 and the next week we are sweating with temperatures in the 90's. But September is here, and the fall season is not too far away!

I have put together my must have fall staples from denim to coats, and cardigans to boots, for your perusing! Tell me which fall trends you are looking forward to below in the comment section and check back for some fall outfits coming soon. I can only keep the two pairs of boots I just splurged on and all of my scarves hidden away for so long. Go away summer, I'm ready to fall!

SHARE:
Blogger Template Created by pipdig