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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FAT BRAT: ACCEPTING THE WORD "FAT"

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I've been called "fat" almost my entire life. The word was spewed at me as an insult from kids on the playground in elementary school, boyfriends, and mean girls in high school. The word is still used to belittle me and many other women. And while I used to let it get to me in high school, I've stopped letting the word "fat" bother me. It's what I am: fat. AND IT'S NOT A BAD WORD. 
I've changed a lot throughout my life, but one thing has always remained; I've always been a big girl. Through my life changes and different stages, I have learned to love and accept my body, and with that, I have also changed the way I view the word "fat." Sure, I have days where I wish the fat away and I let the online bullies get to me—NEWS FLASH: EVERYONE HAS THESE DAYS! But I am happiest when I accept myself and embrace the fat! YEAH, I SAID IT: EMBRACE THE FAT! It's me, it's beautiful, and it makes me unique. And guess what? More women in the U.S. are "fat" than they are skinny. And what better way to hold myself accountable for reclaiming the word "fat," by wearing it proudly!

My good friend Corissa from the plus size lifestyle blog Fat Girl Flow designed these amazing t-shirts that are giving me all of the body positive vibes and encouraging me to embrace my self and my body to the fullest! You can get your top here: Fat Brat Tee 

I paired the t-shirt with this plus size metallic skirt from Forever 21, because why not?!

SIZING INFO: I'm wearing a size 2X, which is my usual size, and the t-shirt fits perfectly! It's super stretchy. I am also wearing a size 2X in the metallic skirt, which is my usual size, and the fit is spot on!

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Photography by: Rorie Raimondi
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