November 5, 2013

{STYLE} The Dionne to my Cher -- Style Swapping with Gabi Gregg


When I launched this blog five years ago, I never expected that it would give me so many experiences and gifts. My blog has landed me most of my jobs (including my gig at Marie Claire), it has given me face-to-face access with some of my most admired and favorite designers and seated me at their runway shows, and it has even brought a few pairs of shoes to my door. I cherish and appreciate them all equally, but on par with the others - god, this sounds so cheesy, but trust me it's sincere - is that I've met some of my best friends by sharing my rants and raves and obsessions on this little space. 

It's no secret that GabiFresh and I are not just blogging-besties, but also IRL-BFFs; what doesn't always make it's way to the internet, though, is the very, very Cher & Dionne closet-sharing reality of our totally-platonic love affair. On her super-frequent visits, Gabi's suitcase becomes my playground, and my closet becomes hers -- on the odd chance that we don't actually have all the same pieces, anyways. We basically have dress-up parties where we swap everything with each other from head to toe and gush over how we each interpret the same piece. It's great to have a friend you can borrow from, but it's even better to have a friend who inspires you - and Gabi constantly encourages me to push my boundaries and try something new. It's likely I'd never approach the idea of a crop top without her cheering me on from the sidelines!

Gwynnie Bee extended the offer to us to play dress up together - which gave us a chance to style each of our looks "our way" -- but what we learned is that our styles are so much more similar than we thought. Part of the appeal of Gwynnie Bee, for me, is that it's like having access to your best friends closet - you can share, swap, exchange styling secrets - all with the convenience of pre-paid return envelopes and a massive selection of clothing to choose from. Even though Gabi and I don't live close to each other anymore, we can still effectively "share" an entire wardrobe of possibilities, and the best part? Neither of us has to fight over the same piece! 
This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee.
All opinions are my own. 
Check Gabi's blog for her take on our dress-up party and details on her looks!
Photos by Lydia Hudgens


32 comments:

  1. Loooovvvvveeee this post ! <3 You are so inspiring! One thing that's for sure is I need to be brave and put on a skater skirt this fall lol! I have this fear of my skirt rising in the back and my voluptuous fanny will be exposed (yikes) Lol.On another note I pray that blogging takes me on the Journey that it has you! Continue to inspire and leave carve your fashion footprint! Stay Beautiful! <3 & Xoxo- Laydee Posh (PS Blogger Saint Louis,MO)

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  2. OMG Love the picture that you and gabi are dress with the same outfit! Love it! ♥ Lovely Post.



    -Valeria ♥
    www.Misvaleriaheart.blogspot.com

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  3. One thing that attracts me so much to blogging is the friendships formed. You get the chance to meet others from all around the world that share the same interest as you. To me, that is priceless and something I greatly look forward to in the future, I’m hoping it comes natural with the growth of my blog. Anyways, I love you guys; both of you are my two greatest inspirations and HUGE reason why I even started blogging.

    XoXo,

    Serena

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  4. can i freak out and scream about how awesome this is? love you both. it is you guys who made me realise wanting to work in fashion is not that much of a stretch for someone like me. and you people continue to inspire me even after 3 years of blogging.

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  5. You guys are both so inspiring and are helping me realize -- even at 50 -- that I AM worth nice things at ANY size. So glad I found you. LOVE your style. Do you do makeovers???

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  6. I just started following both of you besties yesterday! You guys are both so inspiring and are helping me realize -- even at 50 -- that I AM worth nice things at ANY size. So glad I found you. LOVE your style. Do you do makeovers???

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  7. Lady Friendship, best thing in the world! Love this post and I wont be saying anything unique here...but...ugh, you guys are adorables!

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  8. love this post :)
    XXX
    curvyclaudia.blogspot.co.at

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  9. Hi Nicolette! Love the photos! You both look super hot! What size in the leather jacket from asks did you end up getting? It looks a bit small in size! Xox Scandinavian fan

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  10. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieNovember 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I am MADLY in love with this post! You both look stunning and as love every single piece here. You're both fabulous stylists!

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  11. This is the absolute best! I am so happy that my daughter is coming of age during a time when all body types can be represented and appreciated - at least moreso now than when I was coming into my own. Great job - thank you for being fabulous ladies!

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  12. You both look awesome, i especially LOVE that final dress and jacket on you!!!

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  13. Nic! I enjoyed all the looks...especially the lip printed sweater!

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  14. I love you for this!
    As a Texas girl, it is my dream to one day visit New York. I will be bookmarking this page for when that time comes.
    There are so many good places! Thank you.

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  15. This is wonderful! So many places I haven't been! Cafe Colette and Five Leaves are two of my favorites!

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  16. There's tons of great stuff here, but as a fellow North Brooklyn resident who spends tons of time in Manhattan, your brunch recs are ON POINT. Now I want to go eat four meals.

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  17. Thank you for all! I keep it in my favorite ans gonna test some in my next trip to the big apple! Xx

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  18. Considering that I will be in NY this weekend, your timing couldn't have been better! Thank you so much for the tips.

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  19. Nicolette,

    I was wondering if you don't mind what size scuba skirt you got. I'm a 22 usually but can do some stretch 14 pieces from Asos straight sizes. and I was looking at the 14 and I know it's stretchy but I was just wondering which one you got so I had a better idea of how it's actually fitting on others because I really really want to get it but it takes so much issue with my dorm and all getting and returning stuff that I was hoping to get some insight... if your willing. Anyways great post, beautiful outfit, your such and inspiration and I've really enjoyed the influx of great advice and beautiful style from your blog!!


    -Jo

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  20. I've been in NYC for over two years, and I feel like living in another borough really opens your eyes to so much more that NYC has to offer (Queens gal over here)-but I also love hitting up BK & I feel like I need to try out so many of your recommendations! Some of them are already favorites but some are completely new to me :)

    Blonde in this City

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  21. I got the 14 but i generally wear a 16 in skirts, it's not an elastic waist band but the material itself does have stretch.

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  22. Michelle Guerrero DenisonNovember 7, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    What a great list! I will be bookmarking this for whenever I get aroudn to a NYC trip.

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  23. Loved you before...tripling it times infinity with this post. :) I'm a born in Brooklyn girl but have forever been more of a Manhattan explorer. I definitely have to check out these recommendations. :)

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  24. Everything about this is wonderful!

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  25. Fashionlistically SpeakingNovember 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Epic style! www.fashionlisticallyspeaking.blogspot.com

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  26. LOVE this post, so cute together and great looks.

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  27. i love this! great for bffs and style buddies!

    cookieschaosncestlavie.blogspot.com/‎

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  28. hi nicolette, I love your lipstick in this post. Can you give the name? xx

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  29. Love you both in this dress…and what a beautiful dress it is.

    White House | Black Market
    Branded Women’s Clothing and Accessories

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  30. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieNovember 28, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    Perfection! You too look amazing, looks like such a fun shoot! <3

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