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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TIED AT THE WAIST

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday this past week! I traveled to my hometown of Boise, Idaho for some family time and Christmas fun! But I'm on my way back to Chicago this morning, and I'm looking forward to getting back to city life and my day-to-day routine, which has lately been al…

CASUAL THURSDAY

On Monday, we talked about Charlotte Russe’s Plus Size Refuge Skinny Jeans that have a tummy control panel, and I promised I would show you more styles from the collection. So next up, we have these Plus Size Refuge Destroyed Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans, which are high waist and they include a tummy cont…

DENIM IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

I'm dropping a major key and one of my best kept secrets today, y'all! So this summer I shared one of my biggest insecurities in this blog post: EDGY DENIM. My tummy (more specifically, my lower tummy) has always been something that has held me back from embracing certain trends, like crop…

JOIN ME AT JOY DISTRICT FOR NYE!

New Year’s Eve is such a symbolic holiday for many, myself included. It’s a time where I love to be around my best friends and other loved ones to ring in the new year and envision what’s to come. So, this year, my friends and I will be counting down the clock at Joy District, one of Chicago’s bes…

PLEATS & BOW TIES

I'm not sure about this one. We'll just start there. Do I love 100% of the outfits / clothes I purchase or put together? Absolutely not. Everything is trial and error for me. While I purchased both of these items at one time, and loved them, they have fallen toward the back of my closet. Y…

BIRTHDAY SUIT

HAH. Gotcha! No, I'm not actually sporting my birthday suit, but this outfit is, in fact, what I wore on my birthday. This past weekend, I was in New York City attending The Experience through The School of Womanly Arts, and catching up with some of the brands I work with through my blog. Oh, …

THE MOST FLATTERING DRESSES FOR YOUR CURVES

This post is sponsored by Just My Size. All opinions are 110% my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Natalie in the City possible!
Even as the temperatures drastically drop in Chicago, I am always on the lookout for cute dresses that I can wear to work, but also dress up for a night …

GRAY SCALE

This is hands-down one of my favorite looks of 2017.  I'm a sucker for a monochromatic look—and a gray one at that—and cute mini skirt looks with knee-high boots! YASS!!

This outfit makes me feel cute and sexy, all the while feeling warm, even though I'm wearing a skirt. My go-to trick whe…

A SEQUIN MOMENT

Sequins have been ebbing and flowing in and out of style for decades. I remember sequins being huge my senior year of high school, and I was LIVING for them. I had the Poppy Pink Sequin Spotlight Coach bag, and I sported a sequin bomber jacket, a sequin tank top, and sequin converse. So yeah, when…

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