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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PLEATED MIDI

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I sure do wear a lot of pleated midi skirts for the blog, but I rarely wear them in real life. Why? I have always felt like the fit and details were not very flattering on my curves. My hips don't lie, so anytime a loose fabric with pleats hits my hips, it's not the best look—in my opinion. When Eloquii dropped this Pleated Midi Skirt, I instantly loved it. I was crazy about the color, and I thought that it even looked amazing on some of my curvier friends. I tried it on myself and instantly gained the confidence to rock it. But have you ever tried on clothes in the store, and then put them on once you got home and they looked totally different? I think I'm experiencing that with this skirt. On the other hand, I look through these photos and think, "Maybe I'm just psyching myself out because these look cute!" I just can't decide.

I paired the Pleated Midi Skirt in the color Sky Captain with Eloquii's Bell Sleeve Sweater with Trim in White, which shouldn't be too predictable seeing that I sported this exact outfit in all black once upon a time—HAH. I really love this bell sleeve sweater—if you can't already tell. I own it in two colors! The sweater is perfect for the office or for a casual day out, and the bell sleeves and stripes set it apart from all of the other sweaters in my closet. Even though I am on the fence with the skirt, I think this is a pretty cute look! Thoughts? 

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 16 in the Pleated Midi Skirt, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. Since I am petite, I roll the skirt up sometimes to give it a shorter look. I am wearing an 18/20 in the Bell Sleeve Sweater with Trim, which is one size larger than my usual size, but I purposely sized up to get a looser fit!
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi

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