Friday, October 19, 2012

Blackout

I've been doing a pretty good job this year of incorporating more color into my everyday wardrobe, but I'll admit--with the return of the crisp fall air, I've slipped back into wearing lots of head-to-toe black. It's one of my favorite looks; an all black ensemble is chic, timeless, and effortless. The key to making it interesting is by layering and mixing textures.

I've teamed up with one of my favorite places to get affordable, on-trend items, Fashion to Figure, to show you how fun details in black pieces (like mesh, cut-outs, sequins, etc) can make an otherwise boring outfit come to life. Today I wore their sparkly mesh peplum dress (available here), but I wore it as a top! The dress is definitely a night-out statement piece (perfect for upcoming holiday parties), but by adding a coat (available here), skinnies and flats, I accomplished a completely different look.
DSC_0463 Photobucket DSC_0656 DSC_0743 Dress (worn as top)-Fashion to Figure/Necklace-Fashion To Figure/Coat-Dorothy Perkins/Jeans-F21/Shoes-Dolce Vita 

I also got this cutout button up and this mesh insert dress which are great for this effect! More to come soon.

56 comments:

  1. i`m an all black lover too - makes me feel sooo sexy an yet comfortable

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  2. Your hair is so long, it looks great! Loving the look. Bisous!

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  3. Amazing outfit!!!!!!!!! We love all!!!!!!!!!
    Kiss!!
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  4. Just curious as to how you wore the dress as a top? Did you cut the bottom part off or roll it up?

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    1. I was thinking the same thing - If anyone wore that as a dress they would get arrested for indecent exposure! Looking delicious as always Gabi!

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    2. Cass, the dress isn't short; if you click the link you can see what it normally looks like.

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    3. Oh I see! That makes total sense now. Versatile!

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  5. I'm curious about that too! Love the sparkle and the sheer top part.

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  6. Such an amazing outfit, I love the sparkle of that top, not too over the top for daytime but still with a little shimmer, perfect!

    Taylor
    x

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  7. I am all about the black and grey in my wardrobe too. Cute outfit!!

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  8. U are so pretty luv your peplum look

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  9. I never would have had any idea that your "top" is actually a dress! What a great idea! It looks soooooo chic! Love the sparkle.


    Stephanie :)
    http://glamslamblog.com

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  10. you look stunning as always! your hair looks amazing no matter how you wear it. you are such a babezilla! xo

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  11. Covered head to toe and you still got sex appeal. Girl...you better do that! You look great :)

    Tiff

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  12. Gorgeous! What's the lipstick color???

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  13. Black to head to toe always looks so classy!
    Sophie
    x

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  14. beautiful. i especially like this peplum top

    www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm IN LOVE with this look! The entire outfit is gorgeous, and I've always wanted to work some styled with a peplum (sp?) like that. <3

    Xo, Belen
    http://einahpetsneleb.blogspot.com

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  16. black is forever in fashion! great!

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  17. Love it! You look amazing in black!

    www.marceliine.blogspot.com

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  18. this outfit is perfect! black is really a nice color! it's so chic!! i love your shoes and the peplum top with the jacket!!
    xx

    http://dearines.blogspot.com

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  19. I am too wearing more black! Something about crisp air and the smell of wood burning fire places do it for me. You look stunning! And your shoes, they are everything. I love them!

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  20. All black outfits are my thing. All black all the time!

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  21. You look fabulous! I love it. Love the cap toe shoes too! :)

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  22. Have you tried the Kardashian Kurves brand? I'm a fan of H&M and Forever and what they have done for curvy girls like me but I am intrigued by what the kardashians are doing. Any thoughts?

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  23. There is nothing wrong with head-to-toe black when you make it look like this! My goodness.

    I wish I had curves. *silent cries*
    Lol.

    -Stephanie from Chocolate Laced

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  24. Your hair looks amazing! Suits you so well...

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  25. I love black too! But what's different about yours is texture. Great jacket, nice sparkly top and pretty cap toe shoes. You look great!
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  26. Hi Gabi! I love your style and love the fact you are repping for the thicker girls. I would love to interview you for my blog As Seen Through EBONY Eyes. asseenthroughebonyeyes.blogspot.com

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  27. IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!!

    bisous,
    www.bighipsredlips.com

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  28. SUCH an adorable outfit! I just posted in my blog about plus size sites and shops for women on a budget and I would love some feedback or additional stores to add to give all women the resources they need to look beautiful and trendy. http://agirlsguiltypleasures.blogspot.com/2012/10/plus-size-fashion-like-forever-21.html

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  29. I know, same here. As soon as it goes colder, I start wearing mostly black.
    But it just looks great - love your blackout outfit.
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  30. that coat is spuer cute and I am currently chacking the link to see if it's available on my size :-)

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  31. Your whole outfit is amazing! I absolutely love the shirt.

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  32. In love with your TOP ~

    MAD~
    @paffgirl.wordpress.com

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  33. Oh you look *great*! I especially love the bust area of that top, and the shape of the coat, and the necklace!

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  34. Great outfit! Love the all black look!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great look Gabbi! I've been meaning to check out Fashion to Figure. They just opened a store near my home. You've encouraged me to get there a little faster, LOL.

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  36. You look amaze! I love this entire look and your hair looks amaze! You are channeling your bff fatshionable here! Love it!

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  37. I love your blog and your style. Your such an inspiration!
    xxx

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  38. you go girl. your hair, the peplum, and the shoes perfect!

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  39. Love the Look and the Hair. You are in inspiration!!!!
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  40. you look amazing. Wish you still made videos :-(

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  41. Wow, you're amaizing! I love your style, clothes. You look beautifull! <3

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  42. I'm obsessed with peplum tops; I think they look flattering on every single body type. Needless to say, your top is the bomb.

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  43. i adore this outfit! it looks so chic, that top is amazing with those skinny jeans, and the flats are just the cherry on top

    xx
    Anita

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  44. First and foremost, I love your hair! Secondly,it's amazing how you made that dress into a top. It never ceases to fail, great look Gabi.
    http://thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com/

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  45. Great style. This is a great look. Where are your shades from?

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