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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Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Eloquii's faux leather pleated midi skirt and mixed media organza blouse.
Ever since I donated this pleated faux-leather skirt a couple of years ago, I have been craving a more sophisticated version of it. I found the skirt at a boutique in St. Petersberg, Florida in 2015, but faux leather is having a huge moment right now, which means that I can find this style just about anywhere today.

I happened upon this Faux Leather Trumpet skirt while getting my latest faux-leather fix at Eloquii. I loved that the skirt is pleated, but that the pleats are flattened at the top and then add volume toward the bottom. One of the biggest problems I had with my other pleated skirt was that the pleats started right at the waistband, hiding my figure and adding more volume to my hips. This faux-leather pleated midi skirt from Eloquii is also constructed beautifully with high-quality materials, and I love the way it moves with my body. I can envision dressing this up and down with button-up shirts or cozy sweaters, but for this look, I opted for a sophisticated, chic look with this Mixed Media Blouse. I fell in love with the black version of this top, but it sold out so quickly, so I decided to opt for the white. I am so happy with this decision though because the white has been a refreshing addition to my rather dark wardrobe. I've worn this blouse with my wide-leg satin pants from Universal Standard, and I have so many other looks in mind to pair it with.

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18 in both the Faux Leather Trumpet skirt and the Mixed Media Blouse, which is my usual size, and both garments fit perfectly! The faux-leather skirt is stretchy in the waistband and the leather even has some stretch to it. The top is very much fitted and has a shorter fit than the typical blouse. 
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Eloquii's faux leather pleated midi skirt and mixed media organza blouse.


Eloquii sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!

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