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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COOL FOR THE SUMMER

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The title of this post is a little ironic, I guess. This is actually the hottest summer I have ever had as I survived a 3-month heat wave with no air conditioning—welcome to being a big kid Nat, air conditioning costs $$$$.

However—metaphorically, perhaps—this has been a pretty cool summer. I landed my first two "big girl" jobs at both Advertising Age Magazine and a tech start up in Chicago called IndyBuild. Also, I will be going back to school to earn a certificate in fashion industry essentials from Teen Vogue and Parsons! So, as I wipe sweat from my freshly made up face, I will say that this summer has been pretty cool.

But let's talk about this outfit, shall we? Every time I wear these Dolce Vita wedges,  I feel unstoppable. This sheer Mossimo burnout tank top can be paired with jeans for a casual day or a dressy skirt for a night out. I love having sheer pieces that show a little skin because they add a little touch of sexy to any outfit. Speaking of things that I am currently in love with, Target's new Mossimo denim line. These black distressed jeans are from the line and I knew I had to have them when I saw the holes in the knees. Call me basic, but holy knees are trendy!

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