Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fatkini 2012

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Vegas with my boyfriend (don't worry, no drive-through wedding)! We had the best time, and of course I couldn't wait for an excuse to break out this year's bikini. I wore a vintage-inspired black and white striped one from SimplyBe that makes my enormous boobs look even bigger but I don't care--I loved the pattern too much to pass it up! With the white shades I was totally channeling my inner Wendy Peffercorn.

As always, I truly encourage you guys to get to the beach (or a pool) this summer--don't let body shame keep you from having a good time! I don't expect everyone to feel comfortable in a two piece, but hopefully I can inspire some of you to take the plunge. I can't tell you how freeing it is to just have fun without worrying about what other people think.

Looking for a bikini? I love this red one from Modcloth , this leopard print one from Monif C,  and this polka dot one from Evans. If you have boobs like me, lots of sites like ASOS and Figleaves also offer great bikini tops up to J cup from brands like Freya and Panache. I love this one (bottoms here) and this one (bottoms here). Hope you guys can find something that makes you feel gorgeous!
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To see more pics from the trip, follow me on instagram @gabifresh!  
Don't forget I'm selling my clothes in NYC on May 1st! Details here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#UltraBookStyle Show

I had such a blast last night as one of the 15 bloggers chosen to walk the runway for Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) and Intel! We each picked out and modeled outfits from Norma Kamali's KamaliKulture line (the black dress below) and Orla Kiely (the orange striped dress with the yellow printed raincoat). I absolutely loved both looks, especially Orla's! Note: neither of the designers make plus sizes, but I followed my own 'make it work' philosophy and rocked a size TEN in Orla Kiely and XL in KamaliKulture.

I took a couple photos backstage after the show (with my girl Delmy from Fashion Bananas) and stole a few instagram pics via twitter:
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Top: Dress,Coat,Purse-Orla Kiely/Jewelry-Bauble Bar/Shoes-Just Fab
Bottom: Dress-KamaliKulture/Blazer-Vintage/Shirt Dress (beneath)-Very.com

Edited to add more photos courtesy of IFB! (photos by Dustin Fenstermacher)
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Thanks so much to all of you who came out yesterday, it was so great meeting you!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

more more more

I had brunch with an old friend today and wore neon yet again! I hope you guys aren't sick of it yet, because I only predict more in my sartorial future. (I'm just realizing that this outfit is kind of like a casual version of the one in my last post). Everything I'm wearing is from Very.com; the top and skinnies are by Love Label and the trench is by South. Also, I'm happy to report that my hair is finally at a length I like! Thank god now, even when curly, it hits my shoulders.
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How amazing is this iPad case?!
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Coat, Top, Jeans, iPad Case-Very.com/Shoes-Aldo/Necklace-Stella&Dot

Thursday, April 5, 2012

IFB Inside Generation Style Fashion Show + More

I have some amazing outfits coming really soon, but in the mean time I just wanted to share a few exciting(and important) announcements!

1) I'm super honored to be one of 15 fashion bloggers in a fashion show put on by IFB and Intel! It's called "Inside Generation Style" and we'll be modeling KamaliKulture and Orla Kiely. It will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion next Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30. Make sure to RSVP!
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2) I'm selling my clothes!!! I'm so grateful that Kellie B from Fatshion Insider has organized a clothing sale for a ton of plus size bloggers. Unfortunately it's not online, but if you are in the New York area, please come out! It will be May 1st from 6-9 pm at Tammany Hall. I have tons of stuff (old, new, and everything in between) and sizes 10-26 will be represented! (Plus there will be great giveaways and goodies from our wonderful sponsors). Cash only.
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3)Last but not least! I'm giving one lucky reader a makeover this May!!! You'll get a new head to toe look, including hair, makeup and clothes (provided by Fashion to Figure). If you've ever wanted to go shopping with me, this is your chance. Email gabifreshmakeover@gmail.com with a short essay (1-2 paragraphs)about why you'd like to win. Please include your name, age, size and full body picture (preferably in an outfit you wear a lot). Please note this is also in New York and transportation to the city is not provided.

I hope you're all as excited about these announcements as I am! Outfit post coming this weekend :)