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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WHY DO SOME WOMEN LOVE WEARING ALL BLACK?

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, youtuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Pink Clove's Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top and Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt.
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, youtuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Pink Clove's Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top and Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt.
On my lunch break the other day, I read this article from Thought Catalog about the Psychological Reason Some Women Love Wearing All Black. I was intrigued because, I too, wear all black ensembles all the time. Weather it's at work or when I go out with friends, a monochromatic black look is my go-to. The article revealed that women wear all black for a number of reasons, the first being to reclaim their power. Wearing a black outfit can provide a "shield" from certain emotions, the article says. It also says that a preference of the color black indicates prestige and power.

While I'm not sure if I wear all black as a shield or to hide my emotions, I do know that when I wear an all-black ensemble, it's a power move. Ever since I was a young girl, I turned to fashion as a way to channel confidence. In a way, it did act like a shield against people who made fun of me because I was bigger. I felt that if I had a great outfit on, no one could say anything to hurt my feelings. So when I need an outfit to level up my confidence, I usually turn to black. And this look is no different. While I can't wear this outfit anywhere but to the club or out to dinner, I have been craving a sexy, all black look that looks killer on my curves. I started with this Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top from Pink Clove. I love this top for so many reasons, but mostly because it incorporates my two favorite trends: mesh and a cold shoulder. I paired the top with this Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt, which is also from Pink Clove, for a super sexy look. Say hello to my new power moves look!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size UK 22, which is a size US 18—my usual size, in both the Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt  and Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top from Pink Clove. They both fit perfectly!
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi


Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Pink Clove's Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top and Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt.

Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Pink Clove's Daisy Black Halterneck Cold Shoulder Frill Top and Daphne Black PVC Mini Skirt.
Pink Clove sent me this look to review. All opinions are 110% my own!

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