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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EDGY ATHLEISURE

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If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed how honest I've ben about what I wear every day. For those that know me / see me day-to-day, it's no secret that my style is pretty laid back. Don't get me wrong, though, I LOVE getting dressed up for a night out or for blogging events. But if I'm not earring a black sweater with jeans, I'm wearing gym attire.

What I love about this "gym look" is that it isn't necessarily an outfit I would wear to the gym. It's casual, but edgy enough to look like streetwear. So I don't get the question, "Oh, are you heading to the gym?" I saw these super cool Fashion Nova Jax Joggers, and I knew that I wanted to build a look around them. So I started with this The Future is Female T-Shirt and topped the look off with this Don't Tell Em Bomber, both from Fashion Nova Curve. I chose to sport my favorite Steve Madden Studded Platform Sneakers instead of my go-to black nikes to further instill that this IS NOT A GYM OUTFIT.

I wonder why I hate when people ask me if I'm on my way to the gym when I am wearing workout gear. It's probably because it makes me feel lazy because I didn't put in the effort to dress up—not because I'm not going to the gym LOL. So I really like this look because it's the perfect combo between a look that took effort and something simple.

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2x in both the Tax Joggers and The Future is Female T-Shirt, which is my actual size, and they both fit perfectly. I am wearing a size 3X in the Don't Tell Em Bomber, which is one size larger than my usual size. I sized up in the bomber because I wanted an oversize fit. 


Photography by: Rorie Raimondi

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Fashion Nova sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!

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