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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PLUS SIZE JEANS OUTSIDE OF MY COMFORT ZONE

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans

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 comfort zone a lot more since there are now so many different accessible styles of plus size clothing

My latest venture outside of my comfort zone is into plus size mom jeans. When it comes to jeans—and most of the clothing I wear in general—I love a tight, curve-hugging fit. So I usually stick to plus size skinny jeans when wearing denim. However, mom jeans are quite the opposite. Similarly to plus size boyfriend jeans,   But I decided to take a chance on these Distressed Mom Jeans from Fashion Nova Curve because I thought they were so cute and versatile. When I first tried them on, I didn't feel as confident as I usually feel when I slide on a good pair of skinny jeans. But I gave myself some time to wear them around and I twirled around in the mirror once or twice to get adjusted. After wearing them for a couple of hours, I started to like wearing them more—especially after I paired them with this cute Plus Size Wrap Top

And even though I am still adjusting to the mom jeans life, I kind of went a bit crazy and ordered a whole bunch of mom and boyfriend jeans. So expect to see those on the blog soon! If you're into the mom jeans trend, I have included a bunch of different styles in the shop widget below for you to check out!

If you love this outfit, you can score it for 20% off with the code "NATINTHECITY" at Fashion Nova! 

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X in both the jeans and the top, which is my usual size. The jeans are meant to fit a little baggy so I think they fit me well! The top fit me perfectly, too. However, I will warn y'all, this wrap top has a very deep plunging neckline. So you may need some fashion tape or a safety pin!

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans


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