Sunday, May 29, 2011

Berry'd Deep

My velvet mini skirt from Forever21 is probably the item featured the most on this blog. Whenever I'm not sure what to wear, it's pretty much the first thing I grab. Today was no different; it's finally warming up in NYC, so I knew pants were a no-go. Up top, I decided to wear a sheer cranberry crop top over a bodysuit of the same color. The top was originally too small, so I cut the seams to create a sort of capelet (I'm pretty sure this would work with almost any top if you want to DIY).

Sorry for the photo quality--my DSLR is broken; back to point and shoot for now:
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Top & Bodysuit-American Apparel/Jacket-Beth Ditto for Evans/Skirt, Necklaces, Shoes-Forever21/Sunnies-Urban Outfitters/Bracelet-Fennimas

PS-Fat girls: if you're wondering how to wear skirts without suffering from chubrub (thigh chafing), I recently bought Secret Shield after seeing positive reviews from other bloggers. It's a veggie based anti-chafing balm from the company SkinDura, and it's been working well for me so far! Edit: Wow! Apparently since I posted this, they sold out! I know a lot of people also love Monistat's Chafing Relief Gel and say it works really well. I haven't tried it yet, but you should be able to find it at your local drug store.

PPS-The photo shoot I styled for Fashion to Figure is up! Happy shopping :)
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75 comments:

  1. Once again Gabi, your taste of colors, textures and styles are amazing. Loved it!

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  2. You look Super cute! Thanks for the secret shield info. Def. gonna try that out. Also, love your nail polish color..what color is that?

    Roni

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  3. Beautiful!!!

    Cléo Fernandes

    http://cleofernandes.blogspot.com/

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  4. this outfit...i can't explain my feelings! lovely!

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  5. LOVE the cat eyes! My favorite shape right now. So flattering on so many different faces, including YOURS! :)

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  6. Loved your outfit!
    Been dreaming for a while with a skirt like that, do you by any chance know where I can get one alike?

    A big fat hug from the Dominican Republic :D

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  7. Hey Gabi - Can you explain how you cut the shirt? I know you said at the seams but its hard to see what seams. Do you mean the side seams or the arm seam? I love your outfit and you look amazing in cranberry!! Your photo shoot is outstanding. You styled it up big!! Doing big things I see!! I'm scared of you!! YOU GO GIRL!! Kiah

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  8. That berry color is just magnificent on you. YAY!

    I never think about modifying too-small clothes, but you are inspiring me to add that to my options.

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  9. Gosh you're beautiful! I always love your style

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  10. There is just so much awesomeness here, I don't even know where to begin. Loving those colours! I always get so excited when I see you've got a new post on bloglovin! It always makes me smile! www.curvycanadian.blogspot.com

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  11. yeah I dig your top!!!


    Mele

    falalamele.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! I love your hair like that and this top is so flattering!
    DC
    xx
    http://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/

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  13. It never fails, you are always stylin' & profilin'(LOL). Very nice outfit. Love it! Definitely winning.

    xoxo
    Nique

    http://chubbydivaonadime.blogspot.com

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  14. OH you look so cute girl. And the other day I have that thigh rubbing issue and it seriously hurts, I usually use vaseline, but I'm going to try out that Secret Shield, for sure.

    Besos,
    Denise

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous, I love everything :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  16. I love it all! The lush berry color, how good you always look in that skirt, the jacket, the hair! I just love it all!

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  17. Aiiiii!!! I'm Georgina, from Spain and I have to say that since I discovered your blog like a week ago... you're my favourite blogger EVER! I love your style and I think you are absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm fat, too and here in Spain is SO difficult to find clothes in my size.. I must buy them online because here you can only find grandma's xl shops! :( In other words I'm soooo jelous of you! I can't wait to go to the states and buy looooads of clothes!

    georgina :D

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  18. I've just discovered your blog and I think you are an absolute inspiration! Beautiful, Voluptuous, Vivacious! Girls should learn to love themselves as they are and not feel as though they must conform to pathetic media driven ideals!

    Keep up the good work!

    tsmusthavethreads.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  19. love the top and skirt, very cute! you look fab as always

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  20. Thats so funny that you use secret shield I do to. I was contacted by the company to review the product and I loved it. For anybody with questions check out my review on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvYnoSLPvQ

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  21. You are amazing ! fantastic outfit;)

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  22. You look great, and that necklace is just amazing!

    Cristal
    www.mystrawberryheart.blogspot.com

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  23. nails to love and die for! The jacket looks so much better on you than on evans webshop. Waiting to se ur summerwardrobe :)

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  24. Beautiful, love your style and blog... A new follower.

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  25. I love this outfit,especially the necklace

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  26. As always, you look great. I really loved the way you styled that shoot, too!

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  27. I love the top and body suit combo! What size did you order the body suit in from American Apparel? Their sizes for body suits are only for straight sizes, but if you've found some wiggle room I'd give it a try myself! You look edgy-sexy-cool

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  28. So great to see you got the jacket okay and that you look great in it.

    x.

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  29. Ahh! You are so beautiful. I love the outfit you are wearing! That blouse color is very pretty.

    Glad to know about the balm! Some days I have major chubrub & other days I don't. I will have to invest in some! :)

    <3 L

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  30. Thanks for the tip about Secret Shield! I've been needing something like this bad! :)

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  31. The teal and that wine color.... DIE. so pretty. Also, random but, what lipstick is that? I've been looking for a summery, neon pink!

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  32. I love skirts and dresses in summertime and I live by the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel! But I'm going to try that Secret Shield!

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  33. Gabby, you look fab! I love what you did to the top, the entire look with the jacket is so edgy, I love it. Love the shoot as well, and I'm going to have to check out the gel!

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  34. I love the colours - its winter down here (in NZ) and this would still work well with thick tights and boots! I use a cream called 3B (http://www.neatfeat.com/p-234-3b-action-cream.aspx) which is awesome for chaffing!
    I love your blog - it inspires me and gives me hope that eventually the shops here will start catering for larger size younger women. Its hard for us to buy online because we get stung with horrendous delivery charges, so until I get to NY again, I will just have to shop vicariously through you!

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  35. www.travelhousetz.blogspot.com

    i love the accessories.

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  36. I love the outfit and your blog. As someone who has had an ED for about three years (although I'm mostly recovered now) it really helps to see you wearing clothes that I have convinced myself I am too fat to ever wear.

    When I look at your pictures I don't see fat I just see a beautiful woman who knows who to dress and looks great in everything she puts on and I find myself thinking 'I should really try that look too'.

    Thank you for giving me the confidence to love myself and my body.

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  37. I have the same jacket, as some many of us Fats do. That and my domino dress and leggings get more compliments and questions than anything else I own. I adore that skirt on you, really shows off your curves. I keep telling myself that my post baby, post surgery belly is too saggy and big to make one like it, but but but... want! You help give me the courage to wear what I want :)

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  38. LOVE this outfit. You look fab, and I love what you did with the crop top. Those are my fave item for the summer

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  39. you're such an inspiration... so happy to bump into your blog...

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  40. love the top..even i have a go to skirt!

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  41. Although she's fat but the Black skirtslooks so right and fit with her Sheer Top.

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  42. Oh Gabi, you look just fabulous!!!
    Do you perhaps know this girl's blog?
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm58y4IZnR1qcw1czo1_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1307195377&Signature=NZ6fUUTiIi2P%2FiOab%2FKeVtmzuwo%3D

    I just totally forgot the name...

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  43. I'm loving the whole ensemble here! You look great, as always!

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  44. Hello. I am Brazilian
    I pointed out your blog in a special post on my blog. I hope you don't mind.
    Post: http://pudimengorda.blogspot.com/2011/06/especial-pluz-size.html
    xoxo

    Jéssica

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  45. you look great. well done on the styling good, looks awesome.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  46. I really love this outfit! It's cool at is simple way, the accessories makes the final touch and hairstyle just perfect. In my language we say: UPEA!

    http://lovehandles-suvi.blogspot.com/

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  47. i've tried EVERYTHING for chub rub, and while i'm sure the one you got on etsy is adequate, i really suggest this stuff:

    http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442618402&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302889066

    it's made for marathon runners and i've been using it for a few weeks now. incredible stuff.

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  48. OMG, You're absolutely gorgeous. I love your sense of style... your blog is awesome. You should check mine out.

    Everythingonandofftherunway.blogspot.com

    XOX,

    Ria

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  49. Gabbi i am really into body suits but have only found one my size where did you get yours???

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  50. Awesome style and look Gabi :) x

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  51. Hey! Love your confidence girl! And I think you're real pretty! Rock on!

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  52. That berry color looks gorgeous on you! And I really really love the necklaces!

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  53. I never thought about wearing a crop top, but from seeing how you rockd it...I'll DEFINITELY have to try one out :)

    Check me out at

    http://fatandcurlyme.blogspot.com/

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  54. In regard to the chubrub - try a product call BodyGlide. You can get it at running stores and sports retailers that sell products for runners or, believe it or not, you can get it at sex shops!! Seriously, most online sex toy retailers carry BodyGlide! Works like a charm! (My man uses it for thigh and nipple chafing when running marathons)

    Adrienne from Big-Girls-Bigger-Dreams.com

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  55. Yes, it's warming Up and it's time to show off the Gorgeous Curve !
    be Curvy . ., be Sexy. . , be Bold. .
    maybe change your hair colour: Blondie Please. . .
    What about?
    Ciao dall'Italia
    Aurè
    the Artist of Plus size Italian Lifestyle

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  56. nice! you look great as always! love this outfit! and thanks for the leg rub advice! :)

    xoxo
    A_riot
    http://thickthreads.blogspot.com

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  57. Thumbs up on the anti-chaffing veggie stuff. Works like a charm. Love your outfits..they inspire me to dress outside the box!

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  58. This is my favorite outfit! I Live for it!

    Lex from www.thewalkinmannequin.com

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  59. I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83
    being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive
    retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it
    only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsHit.com

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  60. what color nail polish are you wearing? i love it.

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  61. this is by far my fav. outfit that you've posted ^_^

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