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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WHAT I DO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE "FAT ACCEPTANCE MOVEMENT"

Today I read an article from Thought Catalog called "6 Things I Don't Understand About The Fat Acceptance Movement." The writer expresses that she doesn't understand why fat people have been glorified as having a positive body image on blogs, social media, and in the "Fat Acc…

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE


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what to wear on a road trip, middle of nowhere, tinahse, 2on, summer fashion, country style, natalie craig, natalie in the city, white dress, fringe, lace, louis vuitton backpack, gladiator sandals, fashion road trip, plus size fashion blogger, curvy fashionista, thick girls, curly hair ombre, see through, statement jewelry

what to wear on a road trip, middle of nowhere, tinahse, 2on, summer fashion, country style, natalie craig, natalie in the city, white dress, fringe, lace, louis vuitton backpack, gladiator sandals, fashion road trip, plus size fashion blogger, curvy fashionista, thick girls, curly hair ombre, see through, statement jewelry

CUFFS ROLLED

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CHALLENGE: LOVE YOURSELF


When you look in the mirror, what do you say about your reflection?
“I need to go to the gym.” 
“My arms are flabby.” 
“I have dark circles under my eyes.” 
“My hair is too frizzy, too straight, or too curly.”
“I hate my nose, ears, smile, and eyebrows.”
Most people negatively critique their appearance, which can affect the way people carry themselves throughout the day. These negative impressions not only lead to depression, anxiety, and a lack of self-esteem, but also contribute to an unrealistic standard of beauty.

Some argue that we are so negative about our bodies, beauties, and imperfections because of impractical standards of beauty that are forced upon our society by the media and advertisements.

However, this is far from the truth. The fashion, media, and advertising industries capitalize on our society's insecurities. They take advantage of those insecurities to create a sense of desire and urgency for their products with ideas such as: “If you buy this makeup, you won’t have dark circles under your eyes; If you buy this dress you will appear curvy and not chubby; If you buy this hair product you can have beautiful hair.”

These insecurities that we develop affect more than your overall persona. They can also shape the way friends, employers, and colleagues view you.

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