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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THIS IS 28

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, wears INC's Houndstooth Sequin Blazer and Eloquii's Coated Denim Skinny Jeans.

Today is my birthday! Usually, I feel kind of "meh" about my birthday—and as I type this the night before, I still kind of do—but this year is different because it was the greatest year I have ever had. I unexpectedly lived out most of my dreams like attending New York Fashion Week, traveling to Paris, working with brands I have always admired, making a sustainable income from my blog, winning awards, and more! I am so grateful for everything that has occurred over the past year, and I truly couldn't have done it without the support of you all, my friends, family and my man!

Although I am so happy about how this year played out, turning 28 can be a little jarring. I could always see myself turning 25, 26, and even 27, but 28 feels monumental. Of course, as I get older, there are "timelines" that I feel like I am supposed to follow that fall in line with my age. However, I have realized that age is truly just a number and that I don't have to abide by any timeline other than my own!

I can't wait to see what next year holds, but I'd love to include some of the goals I have for my 28th year:
  • Start designing and constructing my own clothes 
  • Pitch and report story ideas to my favorite magazines
  • Travel to new countries 
  • Pay half of my student loans off 
  • Continue to grow Natalie in the City to reach and inspire women around the world
For my birthday today, I am wearing this INC Sequined Houndstooth Jacket and Eloquii's Plus Size Coated Skinny Jeans with my favorite pair of wide fit block heels from Target! I feel like this is the perfect look to help me ring in the next best year of my life! I am wearing an XXL in the blazer and an 18 in the skinny jeans, which is my usual size, and the garments both fit perfectly!

Happy birthday, Nat!


Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, wears INC's Houndstooth Sequin Blazer and Eloquii's Coated Denim Skinny Jeans.

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