December 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

December 30, 2015

THE PLAID SCARF

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I never really knew how much the feeling of the holidays meant to me. I mean, what's not to love? There are endless days of shopping, everyone is in a cheerful mood, the weather—this year—is mild and just chilly enough, and there are family and friend gatherings usually paired with too many glasses of wine and stories that can be shared forever. 

My Christmas was a little different from all of the rest, as this was my first Christmas without my family. I decided to spend this holiday season in my tiny apartment in Chicago with my boyfriend and his family, which gave me a new appreciation for the holiday season.

But onto the fashion of it all. This scarf reminds me of Christmas, which is why I am not letting go of it anytime soon. Now that the holidays are over, I refuse to transition into letting winter blues—set on by "Chi-beria" storms from January until early April—to get the best of me. 

Not only is this red and blue fringe scarf one of my favorite things in my closet right now, but these taupe ankle boots, and knit sweater with a button down back are also some of the things I am currently wearing the most. I have never seen a sweater with a button down back like this one, which drew me to this piece. I have been seeing ankle boots similar to this pair with the brown accent strap around the cuff every where, but way out of my price range. So I scored these booties at T.J. Maxx, story of my life. 

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Photography by: Katherine Davis

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December 21, 2015

AN ADDITION ELLE HOLIDAY

I love the excitement of picking out what to wear for Christmas and New Years Eve. However, this year, I was gifted with a little surprise from Addition Elle that would make my outfit decisions a lot easier, and even more festive. If you aren't familiar with Addition Elle, you should be! Not only is the brand's motto "believe in fashion democracy," but the plus size clothing brand has worked with fashion blogger Nadia Aboulhosn (my blogging idol) as well as plus size supermodel Ashley Graham

Before I go on and on about how much I love Nadia, Ashley, and Addition Elle, let's get back to these adorable dresses! The dress I chose for my Christmas festivities is the New Noir Lace and Mesh Fit and Flare Dress, which is playful and girly, but also really sophisticated and classic. The dress hugs my hips and flares out toward the bottom, accentuating my curves. My dress for New Years Eve is the New Noir Metallic Sleeveless dress. In my opinion, every New Years Eve ensemble should shine, which is why I absolutely love the way this dress sparkles with every move I make.

Check out my two looks for the holidays below! Which dress is your favorite from Addition Elle's holiday dresses line? You can also see some of the other holiday inspired dresses from Addition Elle at the bottom of this post. Happy Holidays! 

Christmas Cheer 

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December 17, 2015

HOW DO I START A BLOG?

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Blogging... Where to begin? 
Everyone and their dog has started a blog by now, but not everyone succeeds or follows through to fulfill their goals and dreams of what their blog would look like, sound like, and how exactly it would work. While everyone can start a blog, not everyone will and most will give up. Being a blogger is a lot harder than it looks, especially in the beginning stages. But hopefully, I can make that process a lot simpler for you.

Your go-to blogging guide 
I have created a 40-page blogging guide designed to help you start a blog from scratch. The guide covers everything from choosing a niche, a name, and a blogging platform to learning how to promote your blog and create content. These are some of the things that ensure your blog will be successful. The best part is, you can download the guide now for free. Sign up here to receive the guide in an email: Are You Ready to Start a Blog?


For those who have already started a blog or have been at it for a couple years, I will also be sharing blogging tips, strategies, and advice directly on my blog in future posts. These posts will tell you how to make money blogging, work with brands, create content that is SEO optimization, and other tips to take your blog to the next level. If you signed up at the link above, you will also receive those posts straight into your inbox!

So...Are you ready?  
Start your blog today. Don't wait until tomorrow. The sooner you start, the sooner you will be successful. Enter your email address here: Are You Ready to Start a Blog? and you will receive my blogging guide instantly in an email. I would also love to speak with you individually if you have any questions or you find yourself running into some blocks. Please feel free to reach out to me at natinthecity@gmail.com

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