Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Whenever I'm running low on fashion inspiration (or just feeling kind of lazy), I default to the same silhouette: blazer, slouchy tee, skinny jeans/leggings. It's the easiest foolproof outfit that looks good on pretty much everyone. Not exactly the most fashion forward, but a good standby nonetheless. That said, Forever21+ has been crazy good lately, and I've been buying up a storm there. We always hear people talking about mixing high and low, but the truth is most people can't afford high end fashion. Most of us are trying to find ways to mix low and more low and still look chic. I love seeing Chanel paired with H&M as much as the next girl, and I die for  great designer sale, but I think it's kind of out-of-touch to think someone can't look great wearing inexpensive pieces head-to-toe. My top (available here), blazer (available here), faux leather leggings (similar here), and bag (available here) are from F21, and the amazing shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell via ShopAkira. The earrings are some of my new faves from ASOS (available here)--they have the best jewelry! DSC_0262 one DSC_0393 Photobucket
Blazer, Top, Bag, Leggings-F21/Shoes-c/o ShopAkira/Earrings-ASOS/Bracelets-Eloquii and Stella&Dot

69 comments:

  1. Love this outfit. Those shoes & that blazer are perfect.

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  2. You look gorgeous! I love the outfit, especially those shoes and the blazer! :)

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  3. You really can't go wrong with that combo! Love this look.

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  4. I agree! I love seeing high and low items mixed lol now i just got to get some high items lol! neways you look chic and comfy at the same time love it!

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  5. I can relate very well with you on this post! I don't mind saying that I don't own any high designer luxury items. One day I wish to own a YSL, Chanel bag and many many pairs of Alexander Wang, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo shoes, but right now I have to live in my means and shop where my wallet will allow me. Lovely Post!!!

    ---http://flowersofyangita.com

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  6. So true about mixing "low and more low"! That blazer, those shoes!! Love it all!

    Amberly
    asliceofglam.com

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    1. I'm all about mixing low and low!!! tooo cute!
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  7. Nothing wrong with looking great on the low low end. Love your pieces.

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  8. I agree 100%. I love high end fashion, but I can't afford it. So mixing low and more low is right up my alley! You look great! And I really like those wedges, the front detail is cute!

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  9. We love your outfit!!! All is amazing!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  10. Gabi! this is so chic! The shoes are everything!

    www.lashesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  11. Simple and classy! <3

    http://www.shelovesthefinerthings.com/

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  12. LOVE the look Gabi. I sure want that Handbag and Jacket. Your site is listed on my blog. . .http://mykurves.blogspot.com

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  13. beautiful gabi! it's really nice to see a post like this. lately i have been feeling bummed because i read so many fashion blogs, and therefore am inundated with images of shoes, bags, etc. that i can't afford at the moment. it's possible to look super classy even on a budget, this is proof of that! thank you.

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    1. ps, i think you're a great example of this, too. i love your style so much.

      GABI - tell me about your lipstick, immediately.

      xoxox

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  14. Hi Gabi, I really like your blog!right now it's being hot as hell...so I can't even think about blazers...just gave me something to dream about LOL

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  15. You look awesome as usually! And I totally agree with low and possibly lower lol That's what my blog is about, finding stylish plus size fashion without having to break the bank! www.lapecosapreciosa.com

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  16. Nothing wrong with keeping it simple and still being able to look chic with less expensive pieces. I really want to try the pants and I've been eyeing that blazer too. I may get them before they sell out. And I LOVE the shoes! Jeffrey Campbell is everything!

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  17. Love your hair style.
    And those shoes. Ach, I envy you.

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  18. nice outfit, really great accessories :)

    www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  19. U look Glam! I love this ;D

    Beauty shoes!

    Best wishes, Amethyts
    www.amethyst-pl.blogspot.com

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  20. I love your shoes!! :)
    http://vespasdecolores.blogspot.com.es/

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  21. Agreed. Although, I'm more on the mixing low and low level. Works just as well, and it's even better when people ask you where did you get that?! Looking great as always,Gabi!

    www.phatsionplayground.blogspot.com

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  22. These shoes are absolutely stunning!
    http://myvintagecurves.it/

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  23. Fabulous as ALWAYS :) totally agree with y'all - Def Nothing Wrong with Mixing Low and Low its how the Pieces are Worn Right? Inspiring! Love it! xx

    www.houseofvee.blogspot.co.nz

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  24. Always look perfect, :)

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. really loving your style! perfect colour combination!
    ciao!
    Chiara www.chiaweb.it

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  26. Oh boy, that legging/jeffrey campbell combo is to die for,
    beautiful as always!

    Taylor

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  27. I'm definitely the type of girl who pairs low end with low end. Like F21 and thrifted items. Love this and your curls!

    www.buyanymeansnecessary.blogspot.com

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  28. those earrings are so beautiful and I really like your hair!

    www.deejayspeaks.blogspot.com

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  29. love your outfit especially the shoes!!!!

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  30. You've inspired me Gabi!
    I found a pair of Faux Leather Pants at ASOS and made the purchase. Hopefully I will have them before Vancouver Fashion Week and make their debut one of the evenings of Fashion Fun!

    Xo
    Tairalyn

    www.LittleMissMama.com

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  31. You're so friggin' cute. And I LOVE your hair.

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  32. You're so right about how most people can't afford high end clothes, I really wish I could but I can't + I'm already frugal from not having that much money to spend from the begining

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  33. true and real. I wish but I cant.
    anyway, I think it's more important your personal style and the attitude rather then how many designer pieces you are wearing. for example, I buy lots of things at the supermarket (!!), mix it with low end pieces and have many 'wow, where did you get that?'.
    Attutide and style, remember! :-)

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  34. This is the exact Willamette that I default to as well. It's easy to put together, and flatters most figures. And you're so right about the high-low versus low-low trend. I'd love a pair of expensive heels, but they're not in my future. It's about looking good on a budget, and not calling attention to the fact that everything you wear isn't designer.

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  35. love your outfit, especially your blazer!

    you are so right about high/low end fashion. i think too many people are killing their finances for expensive labels when really you can find everything you need on the high street or throught online shopping.

    in the UK most girls mix it up, buying from H&M, River Island, Topshop, Zara and Primark aka Primarni!!

    www.thatgoodgirlchi.blogspot.com

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  36. Absolutely love the shoes!! And your hair is so stylish, really adds to your outfit :)

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  37. I would love it even more if your bag was bigger :)

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  38. You do look really really great! And that slim jeans, tee shirt and blazer silhouette is a favorite look of mine as well, it's always appealing.

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  39. Love those shoes!!!! Can't wait to accidentally run into you on the Chicago streets!!!

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  40. Definitely looking to purchase that blazer. I love this style too, I just don't look as chic as you when I try it! xx

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  41. You look amazing and those earings are great!

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.com

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  42. This is why you are a fav of mine!!! You keep it real & always sexy! Love the whole look especially those earrings! Much needed topic! No need to go to the poor house for fashion! Gaby keeps it creative!

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  43. I have that jacket but haven't worn it yet. As always, you inspired me!

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  44. Ciao!...che Meraviglia, Great...You're an Artist of Style!!
    Greetings from Italy
    <3

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  45. They have a plus size jeans sale going on today!

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  46. Hi, I just found your blog through the IFBCON announcement. You look gorgeous, love the color palette. Great blog!

    Karen, xo

    www.hablemosfashion.blogspot.com

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  47. So in love with your blazer and shoes!

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  48. I'm glad to read about mixing low and very low and not still look cheap. You look fab. love your earrings and that shoe.

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  49. amazing blog ;) you look great

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  50. Beautifully. Wonderful styling. I found a lot of cool clothes in stores online http://heppin.com/. Are any of you familiar with this website?

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  51. Gabi you look like you shop in the straight sizes now. Are you sure you are plus size still? Werk!!

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    muffinsandmake-up.blogspot.com

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  53. Love the OOTD & love how real u r - mixing low and more low says it!

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  54. Great blazer. The color is perfection!
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  55. Those are some seriously cute shoes! Love the earrings.

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  56. Those shoes!

    www.buxomchick.com

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  57. I could so take another bite outta those shoes. They're hot!

    http://plussizestyle4less.wordpress.com

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  59. This outfit is killer!! I absolutely love your leggings and all the accessories look amazing! So glad to have found your blog, way inspiring :)

    XOXO Mallory

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