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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A PEEK OF LACE

Grab your heels ladies, we're getting girly on the blog today! But first, let me start with an update. If you haven't noticed, my hair is blonder than usual—much blonder! I visited my fabulous hair stylist Anastasia Amico last week and we took my hair blonder than we ever have before. To b…

THE BOLD STRIPE

Don't you sleep better at night knowing that there is a form-fitting, sexy body con dress just waiting for you in your closet, and in a moment's notice you can slip it on and feel like a total goddess? OK. This may be a little (understatement) dramatic, but I really cant express the satisf…

CHIC PALM ROMPER

I've been trying to incorporate more rompers into my wardrobe lately, especially because I used to think they were the devil and the most unflattering garments to sweep through fashion. As more and more plus size brands are taking the trend and translating it into different variations, I'm…

CRUISER

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Get used to seeing stripes because I may be sporting different kinds of stripes in my next couple of blog posts! Yes, I have been obsessed with florals lately, but I am ready to branch out and try some more patterns that I may have neglected in the past. This summer, I have really turned up my approach to fashion quite a few notches. I'm pushing my own boundaries—and the ones people place around curvy women. And this Cabin Cruiser Striped set from Fashion Nova REALLY challenged me.

RUN AWAY WITH ME

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When I am in need of a little escape from real life, I slip into this outfit. Although I can't run off on a  tropical getaway at a moments notice, this outfit makes me feel like I'm on a beach or sipping on a Piña Colada poolside. And I guess that's a good enough getaway from my typical work dress pants and blazer.

PLUS SIZE SCRUBS

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67% of U.S. women wear a size 14 or larger, but many brands neglect to offer plus size clothing to meet this rising demand. And when it comes to the medical apparel industry, the choices for more than 13 million healthcare professionals are even more scarce.

BELL BOTTOM FLORAL JUMPSUIT

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As the days of summer are winding down, I am slowly mourning the adventurous take I have had on fashion this season. Bright colors, tropical florals, daring styles, and new trends have made more appearances in my looks than ever before. I really took some chances this summer and tried trends I told myself I never would. So I will miss summer for that reason, and also because of this Beneath the Flower Jumpsuit from Fashion Nova Curve.

MY GO-TO DRESS FOR WORK, WEDDINGS, AND BRUNCH

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I always have to have one dress in my closet that is versatile and classic so that I can wear it many different ways and it won’t go out of style. I also want to be able to wear this dress to events as formal as a wedding, as casual as a Sunday brunch with my gal pals, and everything in between.

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