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! 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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TORRID BETSEY JOHNSON LINGERIE

When I was a teenager, I loved all things Betsey Johnson. To me, the brand represented self expression in its purest and wildest form. I loved the sequins, sparkle, bold prints, and bright colors that graced everything Betsey Johnson designed. So when I heard about the Torrid Betsey Johnson lingeri…

8 PETITE PLUS SIZE CLOTHING BRANDS TO SHOP

When you think of the plus size body, you probably envision a figure that's curvy in all the "right" places and also stands tall. Now, what do you think about when you think about a person with a petite figure? Probably the opposite. She stands just under 5 feet 4 inches tall and her …

PLUS SIZE HOLIDAY OUTFITS

The holidays look a lot different this year. While you may not be getting together with family this holiday season or attending parties with your friends, that doesn't mean your holiday outfits are doomed! If quarantine has taught us anything...its that you don't need an excuse to get dress…

IS THIS BASIC?

I never thought I would have developed a full-blown "quarantine wardrobe," or had to put together multiple work from home outfits...let alone that I would be wearing these outfits well into the end of 2020. But here we are. And now, Chicago has officially mandated a stay at home order for…

PLUS SIZE VELOUR TRACKSUIT

I never thought I would see the day where the velour tracksuit would be back in style, but now that it is, I don't hate it! In fact, young Natalie who used to be obsessed with the Juicy Couture velour tracksuit is living for this moment!
I first became aware of velour's rise to prominence w…

MY FAVORITE PLUS SIZE WINTER COAT

It's happening: I am finally going downtown on a regular basis since the pandemic began to spread in March. While I am definitely still cautious about contracting and spreading coronavirus, it feels so nice to be back in the city where I feel so energized. This morning, I had to run a couple of…

MY FAVORITE KNEE HIGH WIDE CALF BOOTS

I never thought I would feel this way about getting dressed. Back in March when quarantine began, I kept telling myself that I wouldn't miss an opportunity to put on actual clothing—instead of plus size sweatpants. I longed for the days where I could get dressed for work or to go out to dinner …

LIFE UPDATE & HOW I GET UNSTUCK

Wow, it has been almost two months since I have written a blog post. I am so sad that I haven't made time to do the things I truly love, which are write and talk to you. However, I am hoping that this blog post is my entry back into my little blogging groove. But let's address why I have be…

HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT PLUS SIZE MOM JEANS

The short answer: IDK. The long answer: yes, some. Hell no to others. Why is my answer more nuanced instead of straight forward? Well, because while plus size mom jeans are one type of style, there are many different fits and looks. I usually stick to plus size skinny jeans that have lots of stretc…

PLUS SIZE JEANS OUTSIDE OF MY COMFORT ZONE

As a plus size woman, my experience with clothing has largely taken place outside of my comfort zone—and usually not in a good way. I used to have to fight and squeeze to fit into the clothing I loved, which made me feel super uncomfortable and unworthy. But now, I willingly play outside of my comf…

REVERSIBLE ONE PIECE SWIMSUITS

Each year I get more excited about plus size swimwear because there are always more options and innovations. I used to be so frustrated that plus size swimwear looked like tankinis, high-waist diaper bikini bottoms, and full coverage one pieces for the longest time. But plus size  swimwear has evol…

LATEX MINI SKIRT

While shopping online definitely has its cons, it gives me the opportunity to be more creative than ever—whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes I’ll look at different pieces of clothing and piece together unique looks even if it may be risky as I don’t actually know what it will look…

WHAT IS CHUB RUB AND HOW TO STOP IT

Summer has to be one of my least favorite season for the simple reason that it's just hard to be a carefree, fun-loving, and fashionable fat girl during the hotter days. Why? One of the biggest things that stands in my way of having the best summer ever is chub rub—and I know every thick, plus …

ADORE ME CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING BRAS AND PANTIES

Lately, I have been really excited about either nude-toned lingerie or bras and panties that boast bold colors like neon green. I have usually always stuck to plus size black lingerie, but I have been trying to enhance my collection of sultry bras and panties that I can wear around the house when I…

FINALLY GETTING MY TIE DYE ON

Since the world went into quarantine as COVID-19 started to spread, many people turned to fun DIY projects to do at home. Tie dying anything and everything you could seemed to be one of the most popular quarantine activities. And while I think tie dye is so fun, I never got around to actually creat…

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