PLEATS & BOW TIES | 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 10, 2017

PLEATS & BOW TIES

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Denise Mario Kokinis, Fashion Love Letters, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, pleated leather plus size skirt, eloquii blouses, blogger review, plus size fashion, affordable plus size clothing, curves and confidence, Chicago style, Chicago fashion blogger, plus size fashion blogger Chicago, circle bags, Zara circle bag, circle bag trend 2018

I'm not sure about this one. We'll just start there. Do I love 100% of the outfits / clothes I purchase or put together? Absolutely not. Everything is trial and error for me. While I purchased both of these items at one time, and loved them, they have fallen toward the back of my closet. You have probably noticed this pleated leather skirt because it has appeared a couple of times on this blog (refer to LEATHER PLEATS | OCTOBER VIBES). And I recently bought this blouse from Eloquii (it's sold out, but here is something similar: V-Neck Cascading Sleeve Top). I paired the two together because my initial instinct was to pair this blouse with something plain and simple like a black pencil skirt or jeans. But I knew that I wanted two strong pieces— both of which are a little outside of my comfort zone—to come together in holy (or unholy) matrimony.

I love to experiment with different styles and sometimes these experiments are a success and others become a lesson. I'm just not sure where this outfit stands...? And while this may not be my favorite look in the world, I love so many parts of it. From the bell sleeves and the white trim of the blouse to the leather pleats, these two garments, separately, are stunning and fun. 

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2x in the leather pleated skirt, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I am wearing a size 18 in the Eloquii top, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly, too!

FUN FACT: I got to shoot with Denise Marie Kokinis from Fashion Love Letters for this outfit! If you need fashion photography in Chicago, Denise is your girl! 


Denise Mario Kokinis, Fashion Love Letters, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, pleated leather plus size skirt, eloquii blouses, blogger review, plus size fashion, affordable plus size clothing, curves and confidence, Chicago style, Chicago fashion blogger, plus size fashion blogger Chicago, circle bags, Zara circle bag, circle bag trend 2018
Denise Mario Kokinis, Fashion Love Letters, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, pleated leather plus size skirt, eloquii blouses, blogger review, plus size fashion, affordable plus size clothing, curves and confidence, Chicago style, Chicago fashion blogger, plus size fashion blogger Chicago, circle bags, Zara circle bag, circle bag trend 2018

Denise Mario Kokinis, Fashion Love Letters, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, pleated leather plus size skirt, eloquii blouses, blogger review, plus size fashion, affordable plus size clothing, curves and confidence, Chicago style, Chicago fashion blogger, plus size fashion blogger Chicago, circle bags, Zara circle bag, circle bag trend 2018



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