Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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KOPY KAT

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HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

Step aside Santa Claus, I found someone who has better presents. 
What are you getting your girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, dad, sister, brother, and friends for Christmas?
Times are tough, we're broke college kids, I have bills, rent is due.. I get it, there are a million and one reasons why you don't want to spend every last penny you have on Christmas presents. It doesn't mean that you don't want to make the people in your life feel special this holiday season, it just means you have to get crafty. 


WORK YOUR OUTERWEAR


work your outerwear, how to wear large coats, large coats, womens fashion, what to wear under a coat, layering techniques, cold weather fashion, winter fashion

  • Puffy coats can cause a bulky look. Pair fitted clothing with this coat, but balance it out with some bulky boots.


GET DRESSED, WE'RE GOING OUT

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natalie craig, plus size fashion blogger, plus size fashion, chicago fashion, chicago chic, chicago blogger, versace, forever 21 leggings, forever 21 sweater, cutouts,

I spent the day out at Navy Pier with my roomates! We all played photographer and enjoyed the ultimate view from the top of the ferris wheel. When you get so busy and caught up in school, work and internships you forget to appreciate the little things about the beautiful place you live in. So it was nice to get all dolled up and fall in love with the city all over again.

WHEN IN JACKSONVILLE

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natalie craig, plus size fashion blogger, plus size fashion, chicago fashion, chicago chic, chicago blogger, how to wear a crop top, crop top, bandeau, how to wear a bandeau, maxi skirt, vest, summer style

 | Vest: Mossimo | Bandeau: Decree | Maxi: a.n.a | Clutch: Urban Expressions | Bangle: H&M |

WHEN IN MEDFORD

| Blouse: H&M | Maxi: B Jewel | Sandals: Rampage | Purse: Michael Kors |


PULL ME CLOSER

| Crochet Poncho: Lord & Taylor | Crochet Maxi Skirt: Solitaire by Ravi Khosla | Sandals: Rampage | Necklace: Forever 21 | Clutch: Deux Lux  |

SUMMER 2013 TRENDS

I know it's hot and leather isn't the coolest material, but beauty is pain and leather is in! Stay cool with leather shorts, tanks and strapless peplum tops. Or get your leather fix with accessories. Studded wrap around bracelets are a summer must have and classy clutches never go out of st…

SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN A CROP TOP

Crop tops, where do I begin? I used to see them in all of my favorite stores and I always thought to myself, "Yay! High five the skinny bitches, do you want a cookie with that?! No.. of course you don't, because if you did you wouldn't be wearing crop tops." Then I thought about h…

DIY: BYE SUMMER FRIZZ

Whether you're stuck in humidity, dry heat, or other harsh summer conditions chances are that your hair needs some attention. Humidity causes frizz, dry heat keeps moisture from reaching the ends of your hair, and styling also takes a toll on previously damaged hair. Don't worry, the solution to your dry hair problems can be found in your kitchen cabinet! 

Coconut oil and olive oil strengthen and soften damaged hair. When you apply heat to your hair the cuticles will open and soak up the nutrients from the oils, leaving you with healthy, soft, and shiny hair.


DIY De-frizz
From Frizz to Fab, Time to style!

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CLASS ACT

| Cardigan: Sparkle & Fade | Skirt: Express | Purse: Michael Kors | Shoes: Liz Claibrone | Bracelets: Forever 21 | Necklace: Forever 21 |

MAX LACE

| Lace Crop Top: Urban Outfitters | Maxi Skirt: A.N.A | Bracelet: H&M | Bandeau: Urban Outfitters | Purse: Steve Madden |

WHEN IN AVILLA BEACH

CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES



My morning was supposed to start with a flight from Boise, ID to San Jose, CA. My afternoon would be spent on a connecting flight to LAX and then to San Luis Obispo.
Instead, we hopped off of the plane in San Jose, rented a car, and decided to take the scenic route on Highway 101 all the way to San Luis Obispo. Along the way, we stopped to shop. 
OK... We stopped every 5 miles.

Stay tuned for more outfits, adventures, and California dreamin'!


HELLO BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL IS OUT

Finals are over! I have just completed my third, and final year, at Boise State University, and I will be transferring to Columbia College in Chicago for the fall semester.  But this summer... I'm all yours!
Check back with me as I document traveling, working, and getting ready for my big move all…

THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS

| Tank top: Old Navy | Necklace: Forever 21 | Skirt: H&M | Wedges: Forever 21 | Bangle: Swarovski | Bracelet: Urban Outfitters | Purse: Michael Kors |

DIY: EDGY LEGGINGS


We all love leggings! I mean, what's to hate? They are comfortable, versatile, and light weight. What if I told you that just because it's starting to get hot outside doesn't mean you have to ditch your leggings for the summer? Cut up your leggings this season and show some skin while staying comfortable! 

Materials Needed:
  • Leggings (any color, fabric or pattern)
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler
  • Chalk or Graphite (optional)


The Best of Online Shopping

So many people shop online in class, on break, at work, for fun and just because we can! It's great to know that you can shop at any time, anywhere while being able to explore clothing that you can't in a small town or places that aren't fashion savvy. Here are a list of my favorite places to shop online!

Shop it to Me

Love designers but hate the price tag? I'm sorry honey but I need to shop it to ya!
Shop it to Me offers every designer you could think of with the price tag cut in half, and sometimes even more!

Shop Style  & ASOS

I'm looking for a high-low, black chiffon blouse with a gold embellished collar. Sound like you? Well then Shop Style is the place to go. Type in exactly what you are looking for in the search bar and watch the results pile up! Or if you are in the mood to indulge in a certain trend ASOS has you covered. Go on, and get your way!

Nasty Gal

If you are stuck in a non fashion friendly location and you don't have the power of diverse retail at your finger tips check out Nasty Gal. This site offers unique and cutting edge pieces that can kick any outfit up a notch. 

Must Try of the Week: PlumHill

PlumHill Pure Body Essentials I'm very picky when it comes to the products that I put on my skin. PlumHill pure body essentials offer natural sugar scrubs, cremes, oils, and the amazing Tamanu Oil.


My PlumHill beauty routine: After exfoliating my body with the sugar scrub I moisturize with the Bo…

What to Wear With a Maxi

Maxi skirts are back just in time for spring and yes they will stay through summer! They are so versatile and come in many different colors, textures, styles and patterns. One problem: WHAT TOP DO I WEAR?! 

Here are a couple of quick tips:
If you have the tummy for it: crop tops are perfect for the …

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