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 Forever 21's cropped hoodies and bodycon mini dresses.

I know that my only role in battling COVID-19 is to stay home, and that role is a rather simple one compared to those who are on the frontlines of making sure this virus is treated and doesn't spread. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that being quarantined doesn't come with its own set of struggles. It's been very hard to deal with the stress of the Coronavirus pandemic, paired with isolation. I have been trying to stay active and leave the house to walk every day—keeping a safe distance from everyone else on the street—and I have also been keeping up with my friends via FaceTime. But still, I put in so much effort to just remain in good spirits every day, and it is exhausting. I know this is an extremely difficult time for EVERYONE, and I hope that you are coping well and adjusting to the new "normal."

I've been filling my time keeping busy with work but also indulging in things that bring me joy—for example, clothes! Since I do have a little extra free time on my hands, I have been spending time in my closet pairing styles together to gain a little inspiration for outfits I want to wear once we are in the clear to return back to normal life. An unexpected pairing I recently created was this outfit. I am currently fascinated with plus size organza styles, so I wanted to find an unexpected pairing for this Organza Zip-Up Hoodie from Forever 21. Sure, I could pair the hoodie with some jeans or even sweatpants or leggings. But, I decided to slip on this Plus Size Slit Cami Dress for an edgy and sexy look. I love pairing curve-hugging pieces with looser or see-through styles because the contrast makes an effortlessly cool look.

I can't wait to get dressed again, but until then, I'll be dressing up for fun and shooting looks in my apartment or the alleyway outside! Hah!

Stay safe and healthy! I am ALWAYS available to talk through Instagram and email! Feel free to reach out to me if you need to talk!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2X in both the dress and hoodie, which is my usual size, and they both fit perfectly!

Forever21 sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!  
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Forever 21's cropped hoodies and bodycon mini dresses.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Forever 21's cropped hoodies and bodycon mini dresses.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Forever 21's cropped hoodies and bodycon mini dresses.


 

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