August 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

August 27, 2017

A PEEK OF LACE

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Grab your heels ladies, we're getting girly on the blog today! But first, let me start with an update. If you haven't noticed, my hair is blonder than usual—much blonder! I visited my fabulous hair stylist Anastasia Amico last week and we took my hair blonder than we ever have before. To be honest, it took me quite a bit of time to get used to my hair being this blonde, but I absolutely love it!

And now onto the outfit, shall we? I wore this look to brunch this weekend, but I imagine that this outfit would be perfect for a wedding, too! I'm sporting the new Society + Anne Lace Skirt, which also comes in black! The skirt has an elastic waistband with a hidden zipper and it also stretches for comfort. I really love the outer lace shell and how it's a little longer than the inner lining. You can score 10% off this skirt by using the code "natinthecity" at checkout! To top off the look, I paired the skirt with this Chiffon Ruffle Blouse and an Eyelash Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra from Torrid. Check out the skirt on one of my best blogger friends, Bianca Karina!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18/20 in the Society+ Anne Lace Skirt, which is a size larger than my usual size. The skirt lining stretches, but the outer shell does not. I would recommend, ordering one size larger than your usual. 


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Photography by: Rorie Raimondi
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Society + sent me this Anne Lace Skirt to review. All opinions are 110% my own.


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August 22, 2017

THE BOLD STRIPE

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Don't you sleep better at night knowing that there is a form-fitting, sexy body con dress just waiting for you in your closet, and in a moment's notice you can slip it on and feel like a total goddess? OK. This may be a little (understatement) dramatic, but I really cant express the satisfaction of having a dress that hugs every curve just right. And I'm back in my element, which is only wearing black and white. Hah! Embracing color was fun for a while, but I'm digging the black and white details of this dress.

This Enzo Knit Dress from Fashion Nova Curve is a simple, yet bold garment. I hear that plus size women should stay away from stripes—especially horizontal ones—but I'm saying, "F that!" The difference in the thickness of the lines creates an amazing silhouette, and creates a very flattering shape on a curvy figure. This dress is perfect for a dinner date, the club, or just for a day of running errands. But guess what? I also wear it to work? By pairing the dress with a chiffon-like button up dress, it makes the garment more modest, but also allows the stripes to peak through. And you ladies know that I am all about a versatile garment!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X in the Enzo Knit Dress, which is my usual size. The dress fits perfectly, however, I wish it was a little tighter. After wearing the dress all day, the material stretches out and doesn't fit as close to my body as it did at first. I would order one size smaller than usual.


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 Photography by: Rorie Raimondi
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Fashion Nova sent me this Enzo Knit Dress to review. All opinions are 110% my own!
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August 20, 2017

CHIC PALM ROMPER

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I've been trying to incorporate more rompers into my wardrobe lately, especially because I used to think they were the devil and the most unflattering garments to sweep through fashion. As more and more plus size brands are taking the trend and translating it into different variations, I'm finding that I'm more open to sporting rompers

This Chic Plus Palm Floral Romper is from City Chic. The brand also offers many of their styles at Macy's, which is where this little number came from. You all know how much I've gravitated toward tropical floral prints this summer, and I'm stoked to have another addition. While they aren't always the most functional, I love off the shoulder garments like this one. Exposed shoulders are so chic and sexy, but I just wish there was a better way to make the arms of the romper stay put. Does anyone have any magic tricks or tips? My comment section is open! 

SIZING INFO: I'm wearing a size 16 in this romper, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly! The sleeves are a little tight, but have elastic in them to provide a little bit of stretch.

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Photography by: Rorie Raimondi
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Macy's sent me this City Chic romper to review! All opinions are 110% my own!
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August 15, 2017

CRUISER

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Get used to seeing stripes because I may be sporting different kinds of stripes in my next couple of blog posts! Yes, I have been obsessed with florals lately, but I am ready to branch out and try some more patterns that I may have neglected in the past. This summer, I have really turned up my approach to fashion quite a few notches. I'm pushing my own boundaries—and the ones people place around curvy women. And this Cabin Cruiser Striped set from Fashion Nova REALLY challenged me.

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August 13, 2017

RUN AWAY WITH ME

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When I am in need of a little escape from real life, I slip into this outfit. Although I can't run off on a  tropical getaway at a moments notice, this outfit makes me feel like I'm on a beach or sipping on a PiƱa Colada poolside. And I guess that's a good enough getaway from my typical work dress pants and blazer.

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August 9, 2017

THE FIRST-EVER FASHION-FORWARD PLUS SIZE SCRUBS

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67% of U.S. women wear a size 14 or larger, but many brands neglect to offer plus size clothing to meet this rising demand. And when it comes to the medical apparel industry, the choices for more than 13 million healthcare professionals are even more scarce.

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August 6, 2017

BELL BOTTOM FLORAL JUMPSUIT

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As the days of summer are winding down, I am slowly mourning the adventurous take I have had on fashion this season. Bright colors, tropical florals, daring styles, and new trends have made more appearances in my looks than ever before. I really took some chances this summer and tried trends I told myself I never would. So I will miss summer for that reason, and also because of this Beneath the Flower Jumpsuit from Fashion Nova Curve.

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August 1, 2017

MY GO-TO DRESS FOR WORK, WEDDINGS, AND BRUNCH

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I always have to have one dress in my closet that is versatile and classic so that I can wear it many different ways and it won’t go out of style. I also want to be able to wear this dress to events as formal as a wedding, as casual as a Sunday brunch with my gal pals, and everything in between.

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