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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A SNEAK PEAK AT MY SUMMER AND SPRING WARDROBE WITH GORDMANS

If you are a frequent visitor of Natalie in the City, you already know that I am a huge fan of Gordmans! While many of you currently love getting your favorite designer brands for less at Gordmans, I have had conversations on social media about not having a Gordmans close to you. Well, that all mi…

THE POWER BLAZER

When it comes to my work wardrobe, I love to keep it pretty simple, but also sharp. So as you could probably imagine, my office attire is mostly made up of black blazers, pants, and peplum tops. While I throw a dash of color or maybe a beige-colored garment, I rarely ever wear white...period. Howe…

THE FASHION NOVA CROP TOP

My tummy was out this weekend. And I must say, that's pretty rare... not just because it is typically freezing around this time in Chicago, but also because I don't usually sport tops that reveal my tummy. I made a promise to myself—like I do every summer—that this is going to be the summe…

LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF IN THE MOMENT

What would the world look like if we stopped searching for validation in how beautiful we thought we were compared to other women? Let me tell you a little story about how I came to the realization that comparing myself to others was taking away from the beauty I already had within myself and need…

CHEETAH PRINT IN THE GYM

I can't even believe I am wearing cheetah print. Sure, I embraced the print when I was a kid—and definitely during the years when Jersey Shore was the show to watch. But for the past five years, I would steer clear of any kind of animal print—cheetah included. However, I knew that when cheetah…

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