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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THE TIE WAIST

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I bought this skirt back in the summer, but I vividly remember tossing it into the pile of "maybe not ever" clothes because I heard a couple of negative opinions on the piece. Lately, I have let what people think about my clothes or the way I wear things affect me, which is odd. I usually wear what I want, when I want, and the only reason I would never wear something again is if I didn't feel comfortable and confident in it. But even then, I would revisit the outfit or piece of clothing and try to rework it back into my wardrobe at a later date.

So in an effort to ignore other opinions and do what makes me feel best, I took this skirt out of the "maybe not ever" pile and paired it with some other casual staples. I was so intrigued with the tie waist this skirt had, which was also a major point of concern for my critics. I topped the skirt with a denim Charlotte Russe button up and my favorite knee-high, wide calf boots.

This ensemble is made up of mostly light colors, which is crazy because I felt so cofident and comfortable in this look—even though all black ensembles are my go-to.

All in all, I guess this outfit came from having a "f**k it" attitude. Even the most confident people have their off days—I am a prime example. However, to be consistently confident, you have to learn something from your off days and make it into something you can rock or learn from.

Do you have something in your closet that you want to wear, but can't bring yourself to do it? Well, I'm telling you that you absolutely should. WHO KNOWS!? Maybe you will get an entirely different response than you thought. Either way, it's worth the risk....I promise!

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, ps fashion, plus size fashion blogger, how to wear a tie waist skirt, curvy, fatshion, charlotte russe plus, denim button up, knee high wide calf suede boots, bottle blonde

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, ps fashion, plus size fashion blogger, how to wear a tie waist skirt, curvy, fatshion, charlotte russe plus, denim button up, knee high wide calf suede boots, bottle blonde

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, ps fashion, plus size fashion blogger, how to wear a tie waist skirt, curvy, fatshion, charlotte russe plus, denim button up, knee high wide calf suede boots, bottle blonde

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, ps fashion, plus size fashion blogger, how to wear a tie waist skirt, curvy, fatshion, charlotte russe plus, denim button up, knee high wide calf suede boots, bottle blonde

natalie in the city, natalie craig, chicago, ps fashion, plus size fashion blogger, how to wear a tie waist skirt, curvy, fatshion, charlotte russe plus, denim button up, knee high wide calf suede boots, bottle blonde
Photography by: Katherine Davis

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