Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Danielle's Closet

So those of you who are die-hard YFF readers will know that in one of my first ever blog posts, I wrote about Stylista, a reality show on the CW in which the contestants were competing to win a job as junior editor at ELLE magazine. One of those contestants happened to be a plus-size girl named Danielle, and I totally loved her. I spotted her recently while shopping at Forever21 and instantly recognized her! Since I've been meaning to start back up with YFF Closets again--the first one had a crazy response--I asked if I could feature her and she said yes!

Since Stylista aired, Danielle hasn't lost her love of fashion; she's worked in retail consistently and is currently a personal shopper for NYC women. With a super cute Brooklyn apartment and a trendy personal style, Danielle's favorite places to shop include Urban Outfitters, H&M, Anthropologie and Forever21. See her fabulous closet and her favorite wardrobe picks in the video below:



I have more fatshionable New Yorkers lined up to feature soon! If you're stylish and want your closet on YFF, email gabi@youngfatandfabulous.com.

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tiger Blood

Like the rest of the country, I'm pretty much intrigued by the phenomenon (drug?) that is Charlie Sheen right now. I mean...I can't look away. Today I decided to celebrate his antics by wearing my recently purchased tiger face tunic from NastyGal. It's a size M/L and was originally sewn up the sides, but because it was snug I decided to cut the seams. I paired it with a body con skirt and my chunky Sam Edelman boots. Winning?

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Tiger Tunic-Nasty Gal/Skirt & Jacket-Forever21/Shoes-Sam Edelman/Necklace-House of Harlow