Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GabiFresh x SwimsuitsForAll Bikini Available Now!

Today's the day my bikini for swimsuits for all is no longer just available for pre-sale, but is now ready to ship; you can purchase it here! They sold out during the pre-sale, but all sizes have just been restocked!

Edit: Wow! The restocked bikinis just sold out in 24 hours! For those of you still wanting to buy, the suit is now on back order and will ship out May 26th.

Thank you all so much for your support--I can't wait to see photos of you guys wearing it. Be sure to tweet/instagram them to me @gabifresh.

Hope you love this little shoot I put together while wearing the suit at a friend's pool.  photo gabifresh-retro-bikini-fatkini-2014_zps4a3b1685.jpg  photo gabifresh-bikini-2014-pool_zps815b8e87.jpg  photo gabifresh-bikini-2014-2_zps88843a92.jpg  photo gabifresh-pool-2014_zps2773f0fd.jpg photo gabifresh-closeup-bikini_zpsc0fd324b.jpg  photo gabifresh-visor-bikini-soda_zps4fcfa445.jpg
Bikini-Gabifresh x SwimsuitsForAll (for reference, I'm wearing size 20)/Necklace-Paula & Chlo/Visor-Dollar Store/Soda- Ozark Mountain(try it, it's delicious!)
Photos by Sylvia G. 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

pencil me in

I used to think pencil skirts were reserved for an office setting, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm loving all of the chic options popping up because they are perfect for taking you from day to night. I don't have a typical job, but I'm often at business meetings, and a printed pencil skirt paired with a modern blazer is my version of office appropriate. The one I'm wearing below is from eloquii (which just might be the best plus size store right now), but for more of my favorite skirt options, check out my latest eBay collection here.

Hope you're not too sick of this vest yet--it's so perfect I can't take it off!  photo eloquii-2014_zpsbf1e428d.jpg  photo gabifresh-eloquii-2014_zps7486dbf8.jpg  photo gabifresh-eloquii-skirt-2014_zps837420a0.jpg  photo gabifresh-eloquii-skirt-2014-2_zps08806883.jpg  photo Gabi2-023_zps5acddade.jpg  photo pink-flowers-tree-LA_zps99fc2351.jpg
Vest-Stephanie Zwicky x JMP/Crop top-ASOS/Skirt-Eloquii/Shoes-Isabel Marant/Sunglasses-Vendor/Jewelry-F21
Photos by Sylvia G
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

cut for evans

When the Cut for Evans collection debuted a while back, there was a collective sigh of relief in the plus size community. Finally: cute, fashion forward statement pieces that fit well! The UK brand enlisted help from up and coming fashion designers who created bright, printed pieces that could've fit seamlessly into any TopShop or H&M lookbook. I immediately bought the button up blouse and trousers set, and was super impressed with the quality of fabric; it's stretchy but not cheap, and it doesn't wrinkle. I'm a big fan of printed sets, but even I had to ask my sister if wearing these intense pieces together looked "cute like Solange or crazy like a clown"--she reassured me that I looked great, and after seeing the photos, I have to agree. I definitely encourage everyone to go for it by wearing bold prints, but if wearing them on top and bottom is a bit too much for you, pair one piece with a solid. Check out some of my favorite printed pieces in my eBay collection here.  photo gabifresh-printed-suit-cut-for-evans-2014-2_zps05d17496.jpg  photo gabifresh-cut-for-evans-2014_zps333bea49.jpg Speaking of Solange Knowles, my best friend shares her name and is equally as awesome. Solange Franklin and I met in high school, went to college together, and have been inseparable since (she came to Turks & Caicos with me!). We used to read fashion magazines together and wonder if we'd ever get to be a part of that world--something we thought unlikely since we were at a liberal arts school with no fashion experience. Cut to six years later: we took very different paths, but both ended up successful in the industry. After a few magazine internships (including Teen Vogue, in which she was just profiled), Solange went on to assist internationally renowned stylist, Giovanna Battaglia and has helped style numerous shoots for Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia and W. And now she's branching out on her own, too--she was the head stylist of this Rita Ora Paper Magazine cover!!! Recently she teamed up with Canadian jewelry brand Alynne Lavigne to design the amazing gold plated numeral pin that I'm wearing in these photos. It's absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't be more proud of her!
 photo gabifresh-solange-franklin-pin-2014_zps3114372d.jpg Top & Pants-Evans/Shoes-Michael Kors/Sunglasses-street vendor/Pin-Solange Franklin x Alynne Lavigne
Photos by Sylvia G 
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Monday, March 31, 2014

GabiFresh x SwimsuitsForAll 2014

I'm so excited I can finally announce that I collaborated with swimsuitsforall again this year, designing a special bikini for their Swim Sexy collection! That's the real reason I was in Turks and Caicos, I wasn't just on vacay.

I love this print--totally reminds me of the 90s (and Saved By the Bell!) and I think the neon colors look amazing on the beach. I'm really into longline bras, so I made sure to include that element, and the cutouts at the hip and bust add some cool detail. And yes, this has underwire! Hope you guys love it as much as I do. It's available in sizes 8-24, and you can pre-order it tomorrow NOW on the swimsuitsforall website here. It ships in two weeks!  photo gabifresh-fatkini-2014_zpsf4084e78.jpg

blood, sweat(pants) & heels

As you've seen on this blog, I'm a big fan of mixing casual and dressy--from wearing tutus with tee shirts to pairing ripped boyfriend jeans with sequins, I think mixing unexpected elements can take an outfit to a new level of stylish. While I'm certainly not the originator of this idea, one thing I love to do is wear heels with sweatpants, and I'm happy more and more cute casual options are popping up on plus size websites. I fell for these chic joggers from Addition Elle and wore them with a cropped/ripped tee from F21 and my go-to Michael Kors heels.
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Joggers-Addition Elle/Tee, plaid shirt + necklace-F21/Shoes-Michael Kors/Sunglasses-ASOS
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