Friday, May 14, 2010

Short Story

I've never been a huge fan of shorts, but the recent resurgence of the culotte trend has made me reconsider. Most of you saw me pick up the floral ones in my Forever21 Vogue video, and I'd been waiting until a hot day to break them out. It's been super gloomy in Chicago, but when I found out it would be warm today, I knew exactly what to wear. I paired them with this strong-shouldered blazer sent to me by SimplyBe, a UK retailer that will start shipping to the U.S. this July! (It may look familiar, J has the same one).

I was invited to a Marshalls/TJMaxx event this morning, and it was amazing. I plan on vlogging about it later, but for now I'll just say that I got a $100 gift card and I found a ton of great stuff. The Betsey Johnson sunglasses are definitely a new favorite (I got them in another color too), and I'd been on the hunt for a straw fedora forever. (Yes, I realize they were popular four years ago. Don't care.) Oh, and I took out my extensions! I definitely look like the fifth member of The Beatles.

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Blazer-Simply Be/Tube Top, Culottes, Heels, Earrings-Forever21/Sunglasses, Hat-Marshalls

PS- I was on The Morning Show (Australia) yesterday! Check out the video here.

66 comments:

  1. you look fabuloussss (as always)
    did you get another dslr? these photos came out great

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  2. Perfect as always. Buzzzz. <3

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  3. you look amazing with your hair like that! i wish i could rock culottes!

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  4. You look amazing. This post makes me want to drink lemonade and light sparklers. Shorts are hawt :)

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  5. you look great. love the blazer and your legs look great too.

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  6. I am loving this look on you. And your hair is cute... no worries...
    I am definately loving the coulottes... my thighs are too massive for them to remain in place... but on you... they are perfection.

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  7. U look amazing. The whole outfit is cute.
    Ps: love betsey Johnson, her stuffs are so cute. :)

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  8. I love the entire outfit, especially the fedora!

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  9. Ok so let's dish:

    1. You are my fatshionable idol. Seriously.

    2. Love the shoes (as always).

    3. I love the Australian interview! How completely exciting?! I especially love that they put a giant picture of you in the background behind the two hosts.
    I feel like a proud momma bird..and I don't even know you! Your family must be so excited for you! I know I am.

    Get it girl.

    Tiffany

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  10. You look absolutely stunning. Holy shit.

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  11. oh yeah... the culottes have been calling my name as well! free and easy like a skirt... but with coverage and less fear of mooning everyone! lolz donezo! lets just hope this doesnt lead me to buy a skort hahahaha :x you look super lovely! how much were those sunglasses? i want! :)

    - Iza
    [www.theiza.blogspot.com]

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  12. p.s.
    aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Gabi. YFF. on Australian tv. wowzers! i feel just like that chick said above... like a proud momma bird :D its amazing how popular you have gotten and how much beauty and positive energy you are helping to shine on to the fat community!(that sentence sounds weird, but u kno wut i mean lolz) we love you so much for it!

    <3 Iza

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  13. I love your look, Gabi! Your hair, clothes, everything. <3

    bonjourgazel.blogspot.com

    Gazel

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  14. HOTNESS! love this outfit, so sexy and super cool! :)

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  15. Saw you on the Morning show (aus) today and I was so excited to see fashion in plus sizes... we have larger ppl here but limited clothing options... thanx for posting places to shop ... Im going to be ordering my little heart out!

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  16. Love this look! The culottes are hot and the straw fedora is awesome! Love the attitude the shades and heels bring to the photos.

    Your hair looks awesome, Gabi!

    xo Allison

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  17. I really like the shoulders of your jacket!

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  18. You look so summery and lovely. I wasn't sold on culottes, but I may give them a try now.

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  19. first time commenter and new to your blog... Although I am much older than you appear to be I do like your style.. I just need to know where you got the shoes you are wearing in this photo..

    I actually bought some white shorts today to go with a sheer orange and white butterfly top (very flowy and cute)... Not going to wear the shoes with this outfit I just need them in my life

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  20. love love loooove. you look amazing as always!

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  21. You look awesome! I'm glad to have met you yesterday, girlie!

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  22. I had never heard of your blog until you were on the morning show, YOUR FUCKING AMAZING :) I love your blog & your style, come to Australia!?!?!!??!

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  23. Congrats on your The Morning Show segment! You did great!
    And YAY for fedoras! Let's bring them back!

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  24. AMAZING! I love this whole outfit :D Everything looks fab.

    I ordered this blazer the other day, can't wait until it arrives.

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  25. Love these shorts. The colours work so well for you. x.

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  26. This outfit looks amezing on you !(:

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  27. You look great Gabi and those heels are fierce.

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  28. You are so chic, so beautiful, and your style is incredible. Love that blazer, love those shoes, love that hat... everything... Love!

    You got your self a new follower!

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

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  29. You look great! Love the look!!!!

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  30. Wow, you look really cool and edgy in this outfit. I've been dithering over culottes but might think about them now, especially for when the sun actually comes out in the UK :) I'm not overly fond of my legs but perhaps I need to learn to love them better!

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  31. u looked great in the video as well as the pictures. i also do not enjoy wearing shorts...until now! that jacket by the way, is a complete killer. love the look

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  32. I love the shorts! I have a pair from torrid and a romper, these are amazing! and the blazer... <3

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  33. The culottes/shorts look more like a mini skirt, but not as flouncey. The silhouette looks great on you. And you so don't look like the 5th Beatle. You look more like a Wham! fan girl circa 1984.

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  35. Need those shorts! Send them to me when you get bored of them :)

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  36. Oh, I love this! Perfect for this season.

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  37. Oh. My. Word. Those shoes are amazing. And the sun glasses? The hottest : ) The shorts look GREAT! : ) Wow. You inspired me!

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  38. You are so beautiful! Lovely skin and hair, just gorgeous. I would love to know how you straighten your hair as I have curly ringlets but traditional relaxers are too much and I'm just not that talented with a hair dryer.

    I love your colors, such a celebration of warmer weather. Rock those shorts!

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  39. i'm absolutely in love with your blog. I was watching your video from a couple weeks back eand i most definitely agree with you on style being subjective, fashion is an art and their is no specific rule to abide by. Have a great week.

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  40. You know, when I first saw the pic of just you in the hat, I didn't think you were gonna pull the outfit off. Then you mentioned the flower print culottes and I was like ok yea, this will be the first outfit I think Gabi won't be able to rock. Was so WROOOONG! haha love how you can prove me wrong Gabi! So inspirational!

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  41. floral culottes are one of my favourite things this summer too! these are amazing.

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  42. I Think Im N Love With Those Shorts..

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  43. Love the culottes! I saw some AMAZING ones on Dorothy Perkins that I was going to pick up. I have a vintage romper that is very culotte-esque that I can't wait to rock! (however, massachusetts weather is NOT cooperating!)

    - Sarah @ Return to Sender
    http://www.tabayag.com

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  44. You are gorgeous! Congrats on the morning show!
    xo

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  45. First time commenting! You look amazing, and reminded me that I need to go buy some shorts. Planning on making the trek out to f21 this weekend.

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  46. I just got a pair of shorts just like these...can not wait to post the pics when I wear them!

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  47. Honey what amazing pins you have!!!

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  48. hello! congratulation for the article in Glamour
    your style is unique, good job !
    hope to see u :)

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  49. I just started my blog couple weeks ago and it's because of confident women like you!
    Thanks
    xxx

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  50. You have the most beautiful legs I've ever seen !! You're fabulous in this outfit ! xxx

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  51. wow you look great! I love the floral print and those shoes!

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  52. I accidentally came on your blog and have to say that you are gorgeous!! Loving your short and shoes.. wow!

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  53. Gorgeous! Like the look, it's always good to keep it fresh and YOU DO!

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  54. I've been secretly wanting floral shorts (florals are weird and all girly-girl for me!) and now after seeing you lookin' all super sassy I'm most definitely want to try.

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  55. I'm loving the glasses, also those culottes are beautiful. I've never really liked them but you're making me consider getting some!
    Devon, xx
    www.fat-nurse.com

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  56. LOVE THIS LOOK! That hat is fabulous. Must mimic.

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

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  57. oooo... can you post a link to that jacket? and im so sad the floral shorts are not on the website.. :(

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  58. wow u have great legs! u should always show them off!!

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