June 2016 | 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 25, 2016

THE BLACK DRESS

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A man's best friend is a dog, and well, a girl's best friend is a black dress she can wear everywhere  and with anything. I love the loose fitting fabric of this dress, but the drawstring under the bust still highlights my figure and gives the dress some shape. 

I love to wear this piece to work, and then dress it up with a statement necklace and some wedges for a night out. These Dolce Vita wedges are also my go-to summer shoes. I have never really been able to find wedges quite as comfortable or cute since I scored them a couple of years back. 

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Photography: Katherine Davis

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June 5, 2016

I STOLE MY BOYFRIEND'S FLANNEL

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This post has automatically become one of my all time favorites for a couple of reasons: 

1. These leggings are unbelievable
2. My hair is on point because of my amazing stylist, Anastasia Amico. (She is the coolest) 
3. I stole my boyfriend's plaid flannel to tie around my waist... and he took these photos! (Thanks babe!)
4. Also, my necklace says "bae." (scroll down for a close up look)

Let's start with the leggings, they are from LuLaRoe. It makes sense as to why their brand slogan is "simply comfortable," as you can see these leggings fit like a glove and highlight all my curves. I have worn them to work, to bed, and even to work out in—not just because they are pretty versatile, but also because I just won't take them off.  

As I was putting this outfit together, it was totally missing something. So I looked through my closet, which I share with my boyfriend, and noticed his flannel could fit the bill for that extra something. So shout out to my man real quick for making my outfit and this shoot happen! 

Anyone else steal their boyfriend's clothes? 

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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro

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June 2, 2016

MY MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAY

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We all need a little break sometimes. When the hustle and bustle of the city gets to me more than it inspires me, that's when I know it's time for a little vacation. This is why I slipped away to Ann Arbor, Michigan and went a little MIA on the blog over Memorial Day weekend. 
  
This small, but diverse, suburb of Detroit was just what I needed to reset and relax. I kept it simple when it came to my wardrobe, but added this top with a crochet neckline for a bit of an edge. Scroll to the bottom of this post and click through the shop widget to see my favorite looks that adorn the this fun summer trend. I scored these polarized mirror aviators at Pitaya, which have since become my favorite sunnies ever.

Although this road trip and break from the urban lifestyle was much needed, rest assured, Natalie is back in the city, and there are more OOTD posts to come! I have some really cute outfits planned that I can't wait to show you all, and hopefully another really cool giveaway soon

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Photography by: Katherine Davis

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