A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A CHICAGO PLUS SIZE FASHION BLOG

February 5, 2019

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Chic Soul

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Chic Soul

As a plus size women, we have largely been ignored in the past. We've been shown to the back of the store where a small section hosts *some* of our sizes, or we've been told to look for our sizes in obscure places on the Internet. But the past couple of years have been an incredibly progressive time for plus size women! There have been so many fashion-forward brands that have answered our demand for on-trend, well-fitting clothing. And for that, I couldn't be more thankful. One of my favorite brands that makes clothing specifically for us curvy girls is Chic Soul! My very first piece from Chic Soul was a beautiful faux suede burgundy button down dress. And since, I have fallen in love with their denim and mix-match pattern long sleeves.

But my all-time favorite look has to be this Just The Way I Am Mini Dress and Upstate Chic Jacket. 
I have been loving the moment that animal print—especially leopard—is having, but I have a hard time embracing the trend because I feel like I can never find the right color and pattern combo that remains true to my style. But when I saw this dress, I knew it was my chance to embrace the leopard trend, and I absolutely fell in love with it! The cut of the dress is perfect on me. Since I am so short (5'2  to be exact), dresses usually run a little long on me, even when I buy a "mini" fit. Aside form being so functional—due to its pockets—the dress is so flirty, fun, and comfortable. To elevate it a touch, I decided to pair it with the Upstate Chic Jacket. This look makes me feel adorable, and I love that it is different from my usual all-black, pattern-lacking wardrobe. Is it too late to create a New Year's resolution to wear more outfits like this?

If you adore this look just as much as I do, you can get it for 10% off with the code: NATALIE10!
Even if you aren't a huge fan of leopard print, Chic Soul has a look for every girl—and not to mention, everything is so comfortable and chic!

SIZING INFO: I ordered a size 1X in the Just The Way I Am Mini Dress, which is a size smaller than my usual size, because I thought the dress might fit a little long, but the 2X would have fit perfectly. I recommend ordering your true size! I ordered a 2X in the Upstate Chic Jacket, which is my usual size, and the jacket fits well, but the arms are a little tight. I recommend sizing up one size, if you can!


Thank you to Chic Soul for sponsoring this post. I am a huge proponent of brands that promote inclusivity and sell high-quality, well-fitting clothing. All opinions expressed in this post are 110% my own! Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make Natalie in the City a possibility!

Photography by: Rorie Raimondi


Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Chic Soul

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Chic Soul

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Chic Soul

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