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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I saw this sweater stuffed into a clothing rack at Macy's, and the pattern immediately caught me eyes. So I pulled it out and untangled it as I wondered what it was. I slipped the sweater on while wearing this exact outfit, and I fell in love. Buttoned or unbuttoned, it's one of the chicest pieces I own—and it's SO versatile.

I obviously love wearing this Alfani Plaid Sweater Jacket with this Gray Sweater Dress and black Over-the-Knee Boots, but I could totally see myself sporting it with jeans, leggings, or a blouse and skirt. When I first found this sweater, it was in the plus size section, but I also found it in the straight size women's department, too. This came in handy because while the size 1X fit me, I felt like it was a little big, and I wanted something more form-fitting. So I opted for the XL fit. Fun fact: My mom bought the same sweater after she saw me try it on—it really is that cute, y'all! I topped off the look with this adorable Pearl Detail Wrap Necklace from Eloquii. And you probably recognize the rest of the outfit from previous posts. See the gray sweater dress here: THE MONOCHROMATIC LOOK and IS FALL CHUB RUB A THING? Peep the over-the-knee boots here: HAPPY NEW YEAR and in gray here: DENIM IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, GRAY SCALE, and THE GIRL & THE CITY.


SIZING INFO: I am wearing an XL in the Alfani Plaid Sweater, which is two sizes smaller than my usual size. I decided to size down for a more form-fitting look.  I am wearing a size 8 in the wide-calf over-the-knee boots. This is one size smaller than my usual size and they fit perfectly because they are made in a truly wide fit.
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi 


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