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 FOUND ADORE ME LINGERIE AT KOHL'S

I love that now more than ever, plus size women have many options when it comes to finding clothing that fits their curves. But many of the inclusive sizes and plus size brands live online. While there still are huge retailers that have a storefront or a spot in the local mall, they don't alwa…

UNDER ARMOUR LAUNCHES PLUS SIZES

It's an exciting time in the plus size community as another brand has begun catering to full-figured women. Under Armour has recently debuted its plus size collection, and I got a first-hand look at some of the pieces from the line. The line isn't as extensive as I would like it to be, but…

PLUS SIZE PETITE WIDE LEG PANTS

As a petite and plus size woman, I rarely ever find skirts, pants, or dresses that fit me the way they were designed to fit the average person. Almost very time I make a purchase, I'm making alterations. And being a plus size woman makes finding clothing that fits a short figure even harder as…

HOLIDAY SHINE

It wouldn't be the holidays without sequins? Amirite? If you're no stranger to Natalie in the City, you know that I love sequins all year round, but I especially love them around these wintry holiday months because no one will give me the side-eye for being "too extra." Yes, I st…

SKYSCRAPER DRESS FALLS SHORT

You can probably tell by the title of this post that this dress reminds me of a skyscraper—maybe it's the lines or the structured illusion the paneled dress creates. But unfortunately, just like my last blog post, this is another outfit fail for me.

I had the highest hopes for this ASOS Curve …

HOW CBD IS HELPING ME WITH ANXIETY

I guess I have struggled with some form of anxiety my whole adult life, and maybe even in my teen years. But my anxiety has become more prevalent in recent times because I am juggling a lot. On top of a full-time job as a magazine editor, I also run this blog, which may seem like it's not a lo…

MIXED FEELINGS

If one dress could accurately describe my current situation, it's this one. I was so attracted to this Curve Plisse Mix Sweat Dress months ago when I saw it on one of my Instagram friends, and when I scrolled past it on ASOS last week, I decided to purchase it. Here's the thing: it looked …

I WENT ON A SHOPPING SPREE

One Tuesday morning, I was feeling rather...adventurous (we will just say that). I decided to go on a shopping spree and order a bunch of things I wouldn't usually wear. I was so excited for my packages to arrive, and I was feeling very optimistic. But when everything arrived...my enthusiasm l…

PREPARING FOR THE WINTER TUNDRA

It gets cold here in Chicago, real cold. And unfortunately, winter is hitting us a little early this year. Last winter, when I was going to the gym with my boyfriend at 2 AM I was reminded that I needed heavy-duty workout gear that I could wear both outside and at the gym during the winter season.

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