July 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

July 24, 2016

HEAT WAVE = HOT DRESS

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If you live in Chicago, like me, you will have experienced the heat wave / tropical storm that was this past weekend. I decided to bring the heat to the blog when I thought, "What better way to top off the hot weekend with the hottest dress I have in my closet right now." 

I expressed my love for the lace up trend two posts ago, and I am still dying to get my hands on anything with these sexy, laced up, plunging necklines. 

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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro

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July 13, 2016

ALL THE COLORS

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Do me a favor: take a little scroll down the homepage of my blog. I bet you will notice an ongoing theme or trend. Have you found it yet?

I don't ever wear color (except for this one time).

My wardrobe consists of black on black pieces, and there are a couple of reasons why. As a full-figured woman, black is more flattering for my body. As a working woman, black is always something I can repeatedly wear and incorporate into different looks for a versatile work wardrobe. A little color here and there never hurt anyone, but the fact that most of my posts don't contain an ounce of color, the bright hues seem like "the plague," in my eyes.

So, I thought I would pick out my brightest, most "wtf is going on" blouse out of my closet and style it on the blog. While I am not too fond of bright colors in my wardrobe, I scored this shirt about four years ago, and I have worn it once or twice. But for some reason, every time I go through my closet and recycle my clothes, this one never gets tossed.

I am also wearing a lip shade (below) that I adore from my FabFitFun summer box. You can use the code "NATCITY" for $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!


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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro

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July 5, 2016

CRISSCROSSED AND LACED UP

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Two of the most notable trends of Summer '16 are exposed shoulders and the sexy crisscross lace up tops and dresses. I happened to score both trends in one garment from Forever 21. So I paired my favorite blouse with some ripped denim and took this outfit on the road to Chicago's Food Truck Fest. I really don't think there is a better way to go about a summer day in the city. My choker and necklace duo is also one of my favorite summer covets from my road trip to Ann Arbor last month. Although the same choker isn't on the Pitaya website (the boutique I bought it from), I will include some similar pieces below for you to shop! Let me know what your favorite summer trends are in the comment section!

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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro

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