FEELING CONFIDENT IN WHITE, ROCKING MY FLAWS | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

May 21, 2019

FEELING CONFIDENT IN WHITE, ROCKING MY FLAWS

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's yoga shorts, sports bras, and hoodies.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's yoga shorts, sports bras, and hoodies.

I don't know what has gotten into me, but lately, I have been comparing my body to others more frequently than I already do. As I am sure you know, comparison can really tear down one's self esteem, and just because I may exude confidence, doesn't mean I am immune to feeling insecure.

My body has shrunk, grown, and changed throughout the years—as most women's bodies do, but that doesn't mean that changes don't shake me...especially when it comes to my body, which has been under scrutiny most of my life. But when I catch a glimpse of myself, and instead of positive thoughts I feel negative, critical ones, I harp on those messages I am sending to myself. "I wish _____ was smaller...I wish ______ was bigger...why am I shaped like this...?"

When I start becoming super critical or insecure with my body, my initial reaction is to feel sad and hide, but I have since been trying a new method that helps me step out of my negative mindset and forces me to adopt confidence in leiu of self hate.

I put on clothes that I love, but I am afraid to try because I am plus size. I have strayed away from so many trends, colors, and styles because I was told I shouldn't wear them because they wouldn't look good on my curvy body. One of these things is the color white. Up until a couple of months, there was not a drop of white in my closet. I turn to black, which is a "flattering" color. Never once had I ever wanted anything white. But when I saw this Rebound outfit, which includes Fabeltic's Mila Pocket Shorts, Rosanna Hoodie, and Mila Medium Impact Sports Bra, I knew this was going to be my next "challenger" outfit.

I knew as soon as I put this outfit on that I was going to have to level up my confidence to rock it. And sure enough, I rocked it, and I felt confident doing so. But as you can tell looking at these photos, white isn't the most curve enhancing...which is exactly why I would stay away from it. However, I want to keep pushing my own boundaries and not always wear something because it enhances my figure.

With that being said, I'm pretty in love with this set, and Fabletics!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 1X in the Fabeltic's Mila Pocket ShortsRosanna Hoodie, and Mila Medium Impact Sports Bra, which is my usual size in Fabletics, and everything fits perfectly except for the sports bra. The bra was super tight, and I probably will size up next time. 
Photography by Rorie Raimondi
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's yoga shorts, sports bras, and hoodies.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's yoga shorts, sports bras, and hoodies.

Fabletics sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!
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