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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A SHIFT IN STYLE

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Eloquii's pleated hem top and relaxed two-tone mom jeans.

I am seriously going through a style transformation, and it feels like the biggest change I have ever gone through in terms of my wardrobe. I’m so excited and constantly surprised by this evolution because it’s allowed me to step outside of monochromatic, all black everything, skin-tight comfort zones. I’m embracing more color, different fits, new fabrics, and more. I’m constantly pushing my own boundaries, and this outfit is a perfect example of my growth!

Let’s start with Eloquii's Pleated Hem Top. Typically, I would have been like, “Do you have it in black?” But this time around, I saw the orange—I have nothing of the sort in my closet—and accepted the challenge. Of course, I loved the refreshing hue, as well as the peplum and pleated details. I thought these plus size Relaxed Two-Tone Jeans would make the perfect, casual addition to the top. The frayed, boot cut had me on the fence, though. I ONLY wear pants or jeans that hug every curve just right. I steer clear from anything too baggy or boxy, and I’ve done that because I always wanted clothing to be “flattering” on my body. I realize that’s true for so many plus size women, and that’s fine and totally natural. But as I dive into the depths of loving my body the way it is, I’ve been wanting to challenge the rules of plus size fashion that I constructed in my mind long ago. Because the fit of these pants is a relatively new style for me, I had no idea what kind of shoes I should wear. So I did my research and found that a lot of models were wearing these pants with ankle boots. While I’m probably a foot shorter than most models... and about four sizes larger, the boots weren’t my favorite with these pants as it just didn’t look as seamless on me as it did on the models. So, I’m still looking for a way to wear these pants. Suggestions are welcome!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 16 in the plus size Relaxed Two-Tone Jeans, which is one size smaller than my usual size, and these pants fit pretty well. I always size down in Eloquii pants just because they tend to run large on me. These jeans were very stretchy, and they have more of a relaxed fit. I am wearing a size 18 in the Eloquii's Pleated Hem Top,  which is my usual size, and the top fits well. The only minor issue I have with it is that the sleeves can be a little snug depending on what I’m doing with my arms. You could totally size up!

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Eloquii's pleated hem top and relaxed two-tone mom jeans.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Eloquii's pleated hem top and relaxed two-tone mom jeans.


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

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