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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MY FLORIDA GETAWAY


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It's been getting pretty chilly in Chicago, so I was really looking forward to a break from freezing my socks off every day with a trip to sunny Orlando, Florida. My boyfriend and I booked the trip in September, and figured that it would be the perfect time to make a break for it. We were both feeling drained and ready for a vacation. It was our first time traveling together and we didn't kill each other—so that's a plus. I am usually a solo traveler, so traveling with someone else always makes me worry what the outcome will be.

When we got to Orlando, we almost instantly felt relaxed as we walked the streets in search of Cubano sandwiches—we are obsessed with the movie Chef. We knew if we didn't enjoy some authentic Latin flavors while we were in Florida, we would regret it. So that was the first thing we did. We found Cuba Libre, an upscale Latin restaurant, and totally over indulged from drinks to desserts.

We stayed on International Drive, which proved to be so much cooler than Downtown Orlando. We designated a couple of days of our vacation to do nothing but lay out by the pool. We visited Universal Studios, the Florida Mall, and the Orlando Eye. And I got to break out some of my favorite summer pieces to sport, naturally. This outfit was one of my favorites!

Both the black maxi skirt with a slit and the lace up blouse are from Forever 21. I bought them last summer, but Forever 21 still sells variations of both styles. I will include shopable items at the bottom of the post!

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plus size maxi slit skirt, lace up blouse, plus size fashion, summer plus size fashion, crop top, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago blogger, midwest, chicago, florida, orlando, avanti resort, international drive

plus size maxi slit skirt, lace up blouse, plus size fashion, summer plus size fashion, crop top, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago blogger, midwest, chicago, florida, orlando, avanti resort, international drive 

plus size maxi slit skirt, lace up blouse, plus size fashion, summer plus size fashion, crop top, natalie craig, natalie in the city, chicago blogger, midwest, chicago, florida, orlando, avanti resort, international drive
Photography: Ghaffar Gbenro

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