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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I know that other parts of the country are already seeing temperatures of 80 degrees and up, but in Chicago, it is just about time to pull out the "almost summer" clothes. For me, that means I am lusting after maxi skirts and crop tops. 

However, as summer approaches and I think about finding skirts, dresses, and shorts that fit me well and show off my curves instead of mask them, I cringe. My curvy insecurities always get the best of me during the warmer months as I am reminded that cute crop tops were not made for me, and neither were those distressed denim shorts I am obsessed with. However, this summer I am taking a stand. I'm going to wear crop tops, a cute bikini, and whatever else I want. And every curvy girl should follow suit with confidence!

This gray maxi skirt is one of my favorite pieces in my closet right now. The material is so soft and fits every curve just right. The slit on the side of this maxi accentuates my shape and also gives me a chance to show off my Franco Sarto sandals.

I wore this shirt from Forever 21 to Chicago Fashion Week last Fall and I have not been able to wear it much because of the weather, but I am looking forward to creating a plethora of cute summer looks with it. 

However, warm weather is not the only thing on my mind. I will be graduating in a little over one week. This weekend I will be moving into my new apartment, and finalizing my post-graduation plans. So check back for hot outfits and stories about a girl on her grind!

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maxi skirt, plus size fashion blogger, curvy maxi skirts, fatshion, curvy girl, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago, summer fashion, ombre, forever 21 plus, cynthia rowley, franco sarto, summer shoes, fashion blogger

maxi skirt, plus size fashion blogger, curvy maxi skirts, fatshion, curvy girl, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago, summer fashion, ombre, forever 21 plus, cynthia rowley, franco sarto, summer shoes, fashion blogger

maxi skirt, plus size fashion blogger, curvy maxi skirts, fatshion, curvy girl, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago, summer fashion, ombre, forever 21 plus, cynthia rowley, franco sarto, summer shoes, fashion blogger


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