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! 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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| Jacket: Jones New York | Blouse: Willi Smith | Leggings: Forever 21 | Boots: Lane Bryant |

{Photography by:Andrea Cannon}


If I have learned one thing while living in Chicago, it's that sometimes you have to wear things that you don't want to wear. For example: waterproof boots, huge coats, puffy scarves, and thick socks. Luckily there is a way to work your style and outfits around these items that will keep you warm and stylish. All you need to have is an open mind and a creative eye. I have put together some outstanding outfits below incorporating some of my least favorite things. Enjoy, and don't forget to work your outerwear!
winter outfit 1

winter outfit 2


What is in store for fashion during the winter months? Here are some trends you should try to boost your spirits on the chilliest days of the year!

must haves winter


Growing up I was always faced with body image issues. I skimmed through the pages of Vogue and admired the thin models. I wanted to be just like them. 

I was 11 and 120 pounds. I tried on clothes that were labeled “large,” but felt like they were made for a  5-year-old. I looked in the mirror and to…


The new year is finally here, and everyone is probably busy plotting away at resolutions they may never get around to accomplishing. You could say I was waiting for the ball to drop for different reasons... new year, new trends!

You may recognize some of these trends from the past couple of years, which is awesome because now we get a second, third, or fourth time to rock them better than we did before.
2014 winter trends