July 2017 | 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 30, 2017

FAT BRAT: ACCEPTING THE WORD "FAT"

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I've been called "fat" almost my entire life. The word was spewed at me as an insult from kids on the playground in elementary school, boyfriends, and mean girls in high school. The word is still used to belittle me and many other women. And while I used to let it get to me in high school, I've stopped letting the word "fat" bother me. It's what I am: fat. AND IT'S NOT A BAD WORD. 
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July 25, 2017

BLUSH CULOTTE JUMPSUIT

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Don't you just love a piece of clothing that makes you feel girly and also gives off romantic vibes? Yeah, ask me that question a month ago and I would have rolled my eyes. But lately, I have been searching for femininity and romance every where. And it has totally translated into the pieces I have been featuring on my blog and wearing.

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July 19, 2017

NOT YOUR AVERAGE ROMPER

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I'm deeming this post a Fashion Nova appreciation blog post—and no, this is not sponsored! When the brand first hit the Instagram scene with it's booty hugging jeans, I was skeptical, but lately, I have been obsessed with all of the plus size options the store has. And get this, they update their clothing selections on a weekly basis. When I started looking at clothing from Fashion Nova, I became more open minded. The clothing boasted high slits, bright colors, bold prints, and showed lots of skin. I was impressed. Usually, plus size clothing is not this edgy or sexy. And in a world of loose fitting and boring plus size clothing options, I needed a little Fashion Nova to bring me back to the very reason I fell in love with fashion: Being able to express the many sides and styles of myself.

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July 16, 2017

POWER MOVES

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I spend most of my weekdays in the office—about 40 hours to be exact. So when I create an office look that I love, it's a huge win because these are the outfits that I have to wear every day. Just because I have a dress code to follow at work, doesn't mean that my outfits have to be boring and basic. For example, this ensemble totally adheres to my company's dress code, but this electric yellow neoprene pencil skirt and the bell sleeves on this elbow flounce top from Eloquii fall far from average. And not to mention that I feel like a total boss when I am wearing this look!

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July 8, 2017

KIMONO VIBES

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I have one question, WHO AM I?! I cannot believe that I have traded my all-black-everything wardrobe in for florals and bright colors. While I would have never thought this style change would have happened, I am so happy that it did. Being more open minded to different clothing styles, colors, and fits has turned me into a totally different fashionista.

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July 4, 2017

EDGY DENIM




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A major brand reposted one of my outfit photos on their Instagram page over the weekend. The likes went down, and the comments went up—and they weren't good. People quickly posted out my stomach and how it looked in a high-waist denim skirt. The lower area of my stomach, which I call my "pouch," has always been a huge insecurity of mine. I usually wear blouses and tops that cover this area, and I rarely ever tuck in my tops or wear crop tops with fitted bottoms. I get nasty comments all the time, but these ones stuck with me because I decided to embrace my "pouch" with this outfit regardless of the way I felt about it. But ladies, I'm going to keep it moving, and the only way I see fit to say "F U" to all the haters is to post another outfit showing off my pouch!

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July 1, 2017

STAR SPANGLED

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I usually post on Mondays and Wednesdays, but I wanted to give y'all a little sneak peak at my 4th of July look! I was aiming for a festive outfit, but I didn't want to be too literal with a bunch of stars, stripes, reds, whites, and blues. So I turned to Torrid for this entire look, and I hope you enjoy my take on an Independence Day outfit!

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