Monday, March 14, 2011

Red Pump Project

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Thursday, March 10th was National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In order to help raise awareness, each year The Red Pump Project asks that bloggers come together and rock red shoes! Of course I signed up, and in typical Gabi fashion, am a bit late. Nevertheless, I still want to help spread such an important message. Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. Though much progress has been made in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27 percent of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women making up an overwhelming 66 percent of that number. Know your status! For a list of HIV testing sites, you can visit hivtest.org.

I had to buy a special pair for the occasion; I'm not usually a fan of the color red (especially when it comes to shoes), so it took a bit of digging to find ones that actually fit my style. I ended up choosing platforms from Jessica Simpson, and I paired them with my black harem pants, leopard print leotard, and turquoise blazer for a bit of an 80s color blocking effect. Sorry I couldn't get a full outfit shot I liked!

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Blazer: Thrifted/Leotard: H&M/Pants: Forever21/Bag: Thrifted/Shoes: Jessica Simpson

74 comments:

  1. So good. Love everything, especially those red pumps! Werq it girl~

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  2. I adore those shoes! I have a pair of red pumps I've yet to wear anywhere yet. What a great project for awareness

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  3. Beyond fab! I love these shoes.

    I just discovered that you're friends with my lovely workmate in Australia - Justin.

    He speaks very highly of you, and is so uber proud. I hope you're just as proud {if not more} of yourself. xx

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  4. Love the shoes and of course the turquoise blazer is always A-MAZING.

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  5. Gabi, you look amazing! I too am not a big fan of red shoes (they always look cheap to me) but girl you are rocking em! I LOVE those and please believe I have no shame in admitting that I am going to COP them!! lol I love your blog! You have such great style!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love that pretty turquoise blazer! Great shoes too and for a good cause :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  7. I'm not a fan of the color red, myself, but those Jessica Simpson shoes are fan-freakin-tastic!

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  8. What a great way to raise awareness. I love the shoes.
    My Heart Blogged

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  9. now THOSE are some hot shoes....i love jessica simpson shoes

    GREAT lipstick! red lips are gorgeous on you

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  10. Wow that is fun to be apart of :)...I swear as soon as I looked at your shoes I went Jessica Simpson so weird ahah I'm proud of myself for that one =))...love the outfit everything went so well together and im a fan of youre cute blazer...blazer addict here lol...cute red purse too :)

    -Cara

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  11. Me gusta la manera en que combinas y todo se te ve super bien(:

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  12. What a great cause to bring awareness to! I love how our turquoise blazer complements your red bag and fabulous shoes.

    Shen Dove
    http://shendovestyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. AMAZING SHOES!!! Awareness with style! I love it!!!

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  14. I love your outift. and your hair looks so good short, really frames your face:)

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  15. FYI you look sooooo cool. Love the colour mix and your lips <3

    x carmakoma

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  16. great look!! love it!! i love your blog and add at mine!!
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    Kisses

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  17. I absolutely love it! Great outfit! Colors are amazing together!

    www.lemahoganyfashionista.com

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  18. I love the entire outfit. I have a blazer just like that & wouldn't have thought to wear it with the red & leopard, LOVE IT!!!!!

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  19. Are people really reading the blog posts going along with the pictures? I mean, I'm not hating but it's pretty funny how most of the people are commenting about the shoes/outfit without even saying a work about the great cause you chose to talk about! So could I write a comment a bit different, daring to say that I don't like those shoes even if I love the 80's look the clothes give you? And not to mention that I love the fact you tried to aware people about HIV/AIDS even if they probably didn't even notice... 'Cause even before getting excited about your OOTD, I smiled first because of the content of this post. It's not everyday that fashion blogs use their popularity to talk about something else than themselves and that's why I appreciate to read your blog :)


    Much love!

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  20. I have a hard time with red shoes too, takes alot to draw me to a pair but those are serisouly hot! Love the 80's vibe with the color blocking with the blazer and ofcourse way to rock the harems, I live in mine lately it seems!
    XOXO
    Stiletto Siren
    Lips Hips & FATshion Tips
    http://stilettosiren.com

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  21. Great outfit for a great cause.
    80's is my favorite era so any outfit that throws a bone to it is totally in my favor!
    Glad you took a chance on the red shoes.

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  22. Okay girl, those shoes are fucking hot, I need them in my life. I also love love love the color blocking. The turquoise is gorgeous.

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  23. It is amazing that bloggers can group together for a cause like this. That something as simple as red shoes can bring awareness to so many people. I love the idea.

    The outfit is FIRE. You look hot Gabi, is there no trend you can't tackle? lol.

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  24. Those Jessica Simpson sandals are to die for, you look Gorgeous as usual.
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  25. I made a collage on my blog about some of your pictures, you are one of my favorite bloggers, thanks for being an inspiration to me, here is the link if you want to see.

    kisses from Venezuela

    http://mininatunina.blogspot.com/2011/03/young-fat-fabulous-fashion-blogger.html

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  26. i LOVE the red/teal/cheetah combo. so amazing.

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  27. Very cute shoes! Great outfit!
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  28. You look great! as always! i love the heels. Jessica Simpson really does have a great collection most of the time!

    xoxo
    A_riot
    http://thickthreads.blogspot.com/

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  29. shoes look amazing with the coat. Very chic!

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  30. Look at you saucy lady! I wish I would of known about this! Not only a great cause buttttt a great excuse to go out and find red shoes! ;)

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  31. This color combo is fast becoming my favorite. I am dying to get my hands on a pair of those pants from H&M....the leopard print ones in the commercial are killer! Alas....closest one is three hours away now....BOO!

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  32. Love the whole look!!!! The shoes are breaking my heart! :^)

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  33. Those JS red shoes are amazing and they go so well with the rest of your outfit. Thanks for reminding us International Women's Day, the growing rate of HIV among young women, blacks in particular. Knowing your status if you are sexually active is key, but most importantly practicing safe sex @ all times is key in our communities.

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  34. Love the red and aqua combo!
    Muy caliente!!!!!!!!!!!
    DC
    xx
    http://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/

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  35. The heels is gorgeous!!

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  36. GREAT outfit for a GREAT cause. Did you know that it is 8x more likely for a women to contract HIV/AIDS from a man than a man to contract it from a woman? Awareness is SO important. Thank you for sending this message out to all of your loyal readers, Gabi! I lost someone very important in my life to AIDS, so I know how important awareness can be.

    www.curvycanadian.blogspot.com

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  37. I’m so glad you did this:) I’m sure it means a lot even if you’re late…so what hahaha. I love that you’re wearing just little POPS OF RED! The lips the purse, the shoes. Pop. Pop. Pop. Super cute! I love it:)

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  38. This outfit is so gorgeous! I love your sense of style and your blog :)

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  39. Girl! you always look so cute, you kill me!!

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  40. The sheer leopard top in the blue blazer was a wow moment for me!

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  41. Not a huge fan of J. Simpson but those shoes are killer!

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  42. WHAT IS THIS NEW LOGO, IT'S LIKE THE END OF AN ~ERA LOLL

    also um how fucking amazing is this? so so good.

    ilu okbye!

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  43. Look so Gorgeous! Love the Shoes.

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  44. This looks great on you! I love the blazer, pumps, bag, lipstick, everything!

    x
    Tine from curvesarethenewblack.blogspot.com

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  45. i love love this look that blazer color is amazing and the shoes are hot. also anything leopard has my heart

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  46. Gorgeous outfit, and the shoes are absolutely spectacular!

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  47. I love this oufit and especially those pumps! I am wearing a similar outfit like this in one of my post! Check it out!

    Fat Girl Blog
    http://skinnyonfatshion.blogspot.com

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  48. Hi!!!!
    I'm from Argentine and i'm the first blogger in my country for XL Girls!!
    I invite you to visit my blog!!!
    I loved the red accessories!!!!

    XOXO

    Celes!!!

    http://armarioenxl.blogspot.com

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  49. Hey Gabi and everyone - I just got my cape in from ASOS! So excited. Thanks for sharing, Gabi. It's fantabulous! I'm wearing it my new blog post and will probably be wearing it most days from now on, lol. Check it out: www.curvycanadian.blogspot.com

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  50. I've been looking back at all your photos and was wondering if you wear any Spanx or undergarments? You and fellow fashion bloggers always look so smooth and not at all lumpy like I sometimes look haha.

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  51. You look fabulous!!! I love the red and light blue with the black.

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  52. damn those heels! you betta werk!

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  53. love the color combination , so trendy
    i love mixing colors we dont usually see together and ending up with a trendy look , its a hard task

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  54. Gorgeous. You have such an amazing sense of style! :)

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  55. Love the shoes! & you look great ;) bisous

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  56. FIERCE, HONEY! Work it! *two snaps and a hair flip* This outfit is too fab for words!

    I just moved to the NY area and have been looking for some great thrift shops...any suggestions?

    http://youngthriftyandthriving.blogspot.com

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  57. shoes fabulous indeed, and that blazer! i love … did you know that you can get clothes like this from http://www.vintagedamsel.com

    Its a new site but there are new clothes going up everyday, check it out x

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  58. I love your red shoes and I love how you put the entire outfit together!!

    The Honeyroom

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  59. Loving the blazer with the leopord, and the clashing of the colour of the blazer with the clutch....x

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  60. Those heels are to die for!!
    love your style
    journalpash.blogspot.com

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  61. Extremely Fabulous!!! Love this blog..(new follower)

    C.A
    www.AgeOfAnAquarius.com

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  62. Love the shoes. But they look like they hurt.

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  63. Jessica Simpson has definitely stepped her product lineups up and I must commend her for that. Her shoes are defniitely taking a whole new approach (at an affordable price)! I love how you rocked such a HOT shoe at night. =) Gorg! Thanks for sharing, Jess would be proud ;]

    Kimberly, FWB

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  64. you look amazing!!! & what a great way to raise awareness!!

    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com/ :)

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  65. you are beautiful, i love your style and gosh i love your shoes!!! *_*

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  66. I am in need of red shoes! you look fabulous!

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  67. I am soooo happy I came across your blog...you're fabulous and i love to bathsuit pick...such and inspiration.

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  68. ALL hail this look!! I think that this is my very favorite of your amazing looks!! im soooo in love with the colour palette!! aaaagh! I truly feel this is rave- worthy! Love It!!! And those pumps are the truth! I don't wear heels, however they look like your feet wont be angry with you by the end of the nite, lol.

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  69. your style is so inspiring !!!! , this look is breathtaking just stunning dear that blazer wow!!!!

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  70. Great pants ;-).You look wonderfull ;-).

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