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 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Common Assembly
These days, anything wild will have to come in the form of a bold print or outfit, because I haven't left my apartment in more than a month—other than to go to the grocery store.

I threw on this Charmed Leo Mini Dress from Common Assembly one day to film a TikTok—because that's what quarantine will do to you...lol. I ended up staying in the dress all day because it felt good to walk past the mirror every once and a while and see myself in an unfamiliar state: dressed. I've said it before and I will say it again, getting dressed up during quarantine every once in a while can be extremely beneficial. I am much more confident and productive when I wear an outfit I love. If your confidence is tanking, but you don't feel like getting dressed up, maybe search for a casual fit or pair of yoga pants that you always feel really good in.

Being isolated and quarantined has not been easy, but I know that I am helping others by staying inside. Trust me, I have bad days where I never change out of baggy T-shirts—or even put on clothes —and don't brush my teeth until 10 pm. And while you may look at my Instagram or my blog and think that I look like this every day, I just want you to know that I don't. I give myself one day a week to put on something nice and do my hair and makeup. The other six days, I take hour by hour, minute by minute. I honor my feelings—good and bad—and I go about my day. I guess what I am trying to say is that wherever you are at mentally, spiritually, and physically on your quarantine journey, that's perfectly fine. Don't be too hard on yourself for not wanting to be productive, not wanting to change out of PJs, or letting the kitchen get messy. If you're feeling weird, scared, and tired, you're not alone. Listen to your body and honor what it needs! On this day, my body needed fashion. Today, it needed a break. And tomorrow...we will see how I feel when I wake up.

I love you all! Stay safe and healthy and hang in there. My Instagram DMs and email are always open for you to reach out to if you want to talk for any reason at all!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X, which is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly! 

Common Assembly sent me this outfit to review. All opinions are my own!


Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Common Assembly

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Common Assembly

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