Monday, July 23, 2012

...and nowhere to go

I was so honored when one of my favorite designers asked me to participate in their blogger styling challenge. Tadashi Shoji is known for making gorgeous dresses, and it's no secret his designs fit curvy women beautifully (think Octavia Spencer this past awards season). I fell head over heels for the floor length pintuck jersey gown with mesh panels; I've just modeled it for these photos, but I can't wait to actually wear it to my next red carpet event! I paired it with my bug belt from ASOS (they have a tortoise one too!) and Michael Kors sandal heels. Sometimes, especially with formal wear, less is more. DSC_1387 Photobucket DSC_1442 Photobucket via cinemagram:
 

I literally just went on a spending spree at ASOS (surprise surprise)! I want to start blogging my recent purchases and wishlists, but in the mean time here is a quick list of things I've either bought or want to buy ASAP: Spike Belt, Skater Skirt, Biker Jacket, Heart Sweater, Dog Print Blouse, Embellished Tank, and this Peplum Jacket.

104 comments:

  1. Ow my Gosh! You look so hot and sexy!! Love this dress :*

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  2. Its been sooo long sinc eyou posted boo hoo :( You look absolutely stunning. that dress is amazing xxx

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  3. I'm so over you. YOU LOOK GORGE! Curvy gals do it better ;)

    Cece from LoveBrownSugar

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  4. My wedding dress was by Tadashi Shoji and I absolutely LOOOOOVED IT! Tadashi never ceases to amaze and they are definitely one of my favorite dress designers as well! This dress is gorgeous. I love it and you look beautiful!

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  5. I love this dress on you! I especially love your hair!

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  6. Stunning and love the little gifs too! xo

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  7. ok but when/where can i get this dress. it's giving me fever and the only cure is the dress itself.

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  8. Yes! You look amazing, I love this dress, and I checked out you wish list items, I really love that ASOS CURVE Tank w/Diamond embellishment. I like the gifs too (really cool!)

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  9. this dress is amazing and I just noticed towards the end that those are gifs I kept staring at it like whoa that dress is not only perfect but it's magical lol

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  10. fantastic. I love how its a new spin on a black gown. And it is age appropriate. love!

    xoxo
    Shay

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  11. Gabi, I nominated you for a “One Lovely Blog” award. Take a look – http://carlaloves.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/a-one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/ Carla x

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  12. They also have the belt in little crocodiles! I just got mine in the mail last week :)

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  13. Wow This is simply a stunning Gown, it is divine, you look amazing!

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  14. You look amazing! !!! Just stunning! *ps Love the Cinemagram!

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  15. Finally some post! I've missed your blog post! This dress is goregous!! your hair style is too cute too!

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  16. I need to say that: YOU ARE PERFECT! You look awesome! I love you girl! Make what you love! Big kisses!!!

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  17. I love the design, I haven't saw something like that before, and I love the cinemagram!

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  18. Aaaah. I want to die just a little. So gorgeous!

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  19. The dress is amazing!!! You are really beutiful!!!
    We are new italian blogger!!! If you want,come to visit us!!
    Francy&Stef

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  20. absolutely totally 100% beautiful! oh yeah.....so is the dress!!!!

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  21. Wow, this dress is amazing!! You look beautiful ;-)

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  22. Wow that dress is incredibly gorgeous

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  23. You look gorgeous *-*! I'm looking at your Blog everyday and it gives me so much more self-esteem. All of my class-mates are super skinny, but not me. so I'm so glad that I found your Blog! <3

    Lots of Love,
    Gina

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  24. Gaby, you look so stunning! I recently met Nicolette Mason and was so excited, even modeled for her Tv segment. Cant wait to meet you one day!

    Stay fab,
    Jessica

    Tinyredshoes.com

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  25. Beautiful! I was poking around Tadashi Shoji website and came across this dress. Its so hot! I love short version too.. even more in red!

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  26. I love that dress! It looks amazing on you!

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  27. I can't get over how beautiful this is. you look stunning in it.

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  28. Oh my I fell in love with this too. You look lovely in this dress. You're so lucky to have a friend like that hahaha. Wow...asos? AGAIN? You need to get a job there to get a discount or something haha

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  29. You are my inspiration !!! I love this dress!

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  30. You look gorge! You don't need a place to go! I love the belt! I also love ASOS although I have been avoiding it like the plague for the sake of my budget. Blegh!

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  31. That dress is so freaking beautiful! And so are you. You look fantastic in it, and I love the minimal accessories. I also love how you chose the bug belt -- it really accentuates your curves. So beautiful.

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  32. Love this sophisticated piece! You styled it beautifully!

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  33. You look amazing! And your smile is sooo beautiful :)

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  34. stunning this dress looks amazing on you.

    tadashi is awesome

    xx
    Monroe
    Fashion Steele NYC

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  35. So dope. I think u got this challenge in the bag!

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  36. That dress is almost identical to the one Jill Scott wore in her "Blessed" video. It looks fantastic on the both of you.

    Here's the video just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeXV0vgrtY&sns=tw

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  37. Gabi you're pretty fabulous

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  38. This dress looks amazing on you.

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  39. The best styling of this dress that I've seen thus far! You look AMAZE and I love that you went with the long gown. I like it better than the shorter version! REGAL! Kiah

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  40. So, yeah, I've been scoping out this dress almost every single day ever since I saw it. I don't know how or when...but this item must be mine before my birthday month. Easily.

    Anywho, you look awesome! I really like how you styled it. I'm all for the 'less is more' camp and you did a great job with that.

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  41. Awesome is not the only word to describe how beautiful you are looking.
    The hairstyle, black dress, gold belt a perfect combination

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  42. You look stunning! There's no other word for it.

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  43. La Mas Guapaaa!
    The prettiest!!

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  44. Amazing dress!! you look stunning,just like a movie star!!
    Can't wait to see your massive shopping!!

    XX
    http://miramodernonosoybethditto.blogspot.com.es

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  45. You look so incredibly beautiful. And linking me to that tortoise belt may just set me off on an ASOS spree as well....

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  46. Gabi, you are truly one inspiration to me! I just love your style!
    Cheers from Brazil!

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  47. You are looking absolutely amazing! Simply gorgeous!!!

    Tavia

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  48. This gown is haute!!! I love this length best!

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  49. i admire the way you style your outfits via the blog...but this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL on you! i've been to a tadashi shoji show acouple fashion weeks ago & know how flattering his pieces can be...you are doing this dress justice honey!...WERK!!!

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  50. love this dress! i saw the belt on asos and now i want it too ;)
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  51. this dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! to die for! stunning! so sexy, yet classy. you look devine. omg i really want this dress for a Gala i have in Sept now! ahhhhh! i love tadashi....everything is gorgeous.

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  52. That is a gorgeous dress... It really highlights your hourglass shape. I also love the way you style different items and play with different trends on your blog (it is definitely an inspiration for me) :)

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  53. You are truly wonderful, and the dress <3 omg
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  54. your each look is so fresh, love you!!
    Much love
    ~Devina
    www.guiltybytes.com

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  55. This dress is awsome
    www.chantelovesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  56. Ciao, Hi there...so Lovely Look...W the Curvy Women, Viva le Donne con le Curve, W la Vita!
    Ciao/Greetings from Italy
    <3

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  57. you look absolutely fabulous Gabi! You inspire beyond words. Work it girl!

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  58. This is too gorgeous!! Wow, I LOVE the whole look!!

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  59. I love how you look!

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  60. Your hair is superb--especially in combination with this dress. You do honestly look like a goddess.

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  61. You look absolutely fabulous in this dress. Get it girl.

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  62. You look STUNNING! This dress was made for you!!!
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  63. This looks stunning!
    http://www.africanprintsinfashion.blogspot.com/

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  64. This is a completely stunning look! We absolutely adore, adore, adore that dress! Perfect.

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  65. You look divine. Old school glam with a new edge.

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  66. This dress is perfection on you! You are stunning, lovely!

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  67. I cannot get over that dress on you - it and you are stunning!

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  68. Hey you took that in Detroit, by the VA hospital! Sorry I missed you! xoxo #MotorCitylove

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  69. That dress is absolutely GORGEOUS, on you! you are such an inspiration with your style and beautiful unashamedly curvy figure! Definitely have to check out Tadashi Shoji's designs! x
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  70. what an elegant evening dress, you look great as usual.

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  71. love how you look!!!!oh gosh..you are like my idol..my inspiration in so many ways!!!you seem so fearless!
    love the look!

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  72. AMAZING!! I love your dress in you!

    xoxo

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  73. Let's just say that you should be a model! The way you are working this dress is mesmerizing. Absolutely stunning Its like you woke up and this dress said to you "yes I AM made for you.." lol and if it looks this great in pix, I can't imagine how wonderful it looks in person.

    www.TheStyleClimber.com

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  74. You look stunning in this dress. The simplicity makes it beautiful - and the belt!

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  75. I literally gasped when I saw you in that dress. Talk about gorgeous honey!! You definitely could be seen on the red carpet with that beautiful dress. You styled it beautifully with your bug belt.

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  76. that dress is gorgeous on you ....

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  77. OMG girl! You look incredible! I saw this on Pinterest and felt compelled to come tell you! Stunning!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  78. that dress looking absolutely freaking amazing on you. enough said!

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  79. I'm in LOVE WITH THIS DRESS!!! And it looks SUPER hott on you!!!

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  80. Im tottaly in love with the dress and your blog in general! I'll sure come back for more!

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