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'm really taking a walk on the girly side today. While I have worn pink and pearls, I've never worn them all at once. So when I found this Ruched Pearl Sleeve Top at Dressbarn, I asked myself "Why not?!"

Although it's out of my comfort zone, I really love how fun this look is. I paired the top with these Polka Dot Lux Super Stretch Ankle Pants, which are also from Dressbarn. I could totally see myself wearing this outfit to a chic brunch or to the office if the top wasn't off the shoulders. I'd also like to try tucking this blouse into a denim mini skirt. As for the pants, well I've worn them multiple times since I got them. They are perfect for the office, and I usually pair the with a gray, slouchy sweater. Do you have any other ideas about how I can style this look or what I can match this top with? Let me know on Instagram or in the comments below!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2X in the Ruched Pearl Sleeve Top, which is my usual size, and I would say that the top fits true to size. I am wearing a size 16 in the Polka Dot Lux Super Stretch Ankle Pants, which is my usual size, and they fit perfectly! 
Photography by Rorie Raimondi

natalie Craig, Chicago model, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, plus size blogger, skorch magazine, plus model magazine, dare magazine Canada, fatshion, eff your beauty standards, embrace my size, embrace your size, dress barn, polka dot pants, plus size work pants, affordable plus size clothing for women, curvy clothes, ruched sleeves, pearls

natalie Craig, Chicago model, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, plus size blogger, skorch magazine, plus model magazine, dare magazine Canada, fatshion, eff your beauty standards, embrace my size, embrace your size, dress barn, polka dot pants, plus size work pants, affordable plus size clothing for women, curvy clothes, ruched sleeves, pearls

natalie Craig, Chicago model, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, plus size blogger, skorch magazine, plus model magazine, dare magazine Canada, fatshion, eff your beauty standards, embrace my size, embrace your size, dress barn, polka dot pants, plus size work pants, affordable plus size clothing for women, curvy clothes, ruched sleeves, pearls

natalie Craig, Chicago model, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, plus size blogger, skorch magazine, plus model magazine, dare magazine Canada, fatshion, eff your beauty standards, embrace my size, embrace your size, dress barn, polka dot pants, plus size work pants, affordable plus size clothing for women, curvy clothes, ruched sleeves, pearls

Dressbarn sent me this outfit to review! All opinions are my own! 

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