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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PLAYING DRESS UP

It's been about three or four weeks since I started practicing social distancing and self-isolating to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. I am very fortunate to be able to work from home, and while I am still balancing the work of my 9-to-5 job and my blog, staying home all day felt like a mu…

ORGANZA BUTTON UP

I have always loved the effect see-through clothing creates, especially when it drapes over the body or is a bit oversized. Even if it doesn't hug your curves, it highlights my silhouette in such a special way. My obsession with plus size see-through clothing has lead me to fill my closet with…

WORK FROM HOME, BUT MAKE IT FASHION

Like many people in the U.S. and other countries around the world, I am working from home until further notice thanks to COVID-19—also known as the Coronavirus. Many of you know that I also balance a career as a magazine editor and being a blogger, and while I do work from home sometimes, I defini…

NEAPOLITAN

Yes, like a scoop of ice cream. Doesn't this sweater make you think of Neapolitan ice cream? It can't just be me.

I love the pairing of blush and mocha in the Times Like This Sweater from Chic Soul, and the thick stripes are so bold. For this look, I paired the sweater with a pair of plus …

STAYING ACTIVE AND STYLISH DURING COVID-19

Up until last year, I only wore all black while working out—whether I went to the gym, took a walk outside, or attended a yoga class. I wanted to make sure that my workout outfits were flattering and allowed me to blend in. I mean, who wants to stand out at the gym anyway? The gym is understandabl…

NEWFOUND CONFIDENCE

I have been craving simple, cozy outfits lately. Maybe it’s the weather or the fact that I have been on-the-go nonstop since early January. I just haven’t really been into creating complicated looks. I guess I have always been a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl at heart, and maybe that side of me is…

MY LATEST PLUS SIZE SWIMWEAR OBSESSION

Swimsuit season is almost here! Well, actually, it’s already arrived, but since I live in Chicago, I won’t be able to wear them until July. However, I did get to live my best swimsuit life when I went to Costa Rica last month, which gave me a little glimpse of what I can expect this summer. I learn…

DANCE PANTS

This is such a cool moment for me. I never ever thought that I would be able to shop with my friends (who are thin) at Anthropologie. We used to spend entire Saturdays in the store shopping and lounging—in the Chicago Avenue store's home section. While my friends would shop, I would just tag a…

NEON SLIP SKIRT

When I posted half of this look on Instagram the day before Valentine’s Day, everyone went nuts over the sweater. So even though Valentine’s Day has passed, I’d like to share this outfit with you all!

I came across this sweater At Gordmans, I wasn’t looking for something like this, but it caught m…

FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS

Breaking news: there is none. I found another pair of plus size faux leather pants to satisfy my craving for the sleek-looking material.

The unexpected part of this situation is that this style is a bit different than the other looks I have created with faux leather. When I think about wearing thi…

THE PLUS SIZE SWIMWEAR I WORE IN COSTA RICA

I just got back from a tropical vacation in Costa Rica, and if you follow me on Instagram, you've already got a sneak peek at the swimsuits and outfits I wore. Trust me, my vacation was much needed as I have been working my butt off non stop since October. It's been a crazy couple of months…

MINI RUFFLE

Whenever I find a plus size mini dress, I'll buy it. While these dresses usually don't fit me like a mini—because I am so short—I still love the way they look on my curves. They always end up coming down to the perfect length for every occasion—even for work. Plus size midi dresses are usu…

LIVING LIMITLESS WITH ELOMI LINGERIE

One of the qualities that I admire most about myself is that I am always challenging myself. Whether that means diving deeper into learning about myself or conquering the goals I set, I am always looking forward. So when I heard about Elomi Lingerie's Live Limitless Challenge, I couldn't r…

STRIPE ILLUSION

I saw this Black & White Stripe Sweater-Knit Skater Dress on blogger, author, and activist Leah Vernon as she twirled in it on her Instagram stories. I immediately DM'ed her to ask her where it was from. This was back in fall, and she mentioned that she was on set with Torrid shooting a ca…

FINDING STAPLE WARDROBE PIECES AT GORDMANS

If you were to take a look at my closet, you wouldn't even be able to guess what style I primarily lean toward or if I have a favorite color. That's because I get new clothes almost on a daily basis, and one article never looks like another. I love embracing trends and discovering new style…

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