My friend Gabriella

12.02.2011


Everyone, say hello to my absolutely FABULOUS friend Gabriella. Gab and I go to school together and met last year in an awfully boring Philosophy class. From day one, I was kind of obsessed with her style; in a sea of sweats and slop, Gab's style stood out for being super chic, while also being laid back and school appropriate.

As we had more classes together, we got to become friends and realize we had quite a bit in common: a love of fashion, shopping, ASOS, and Blake Lively, amongst other things.

To pick just any one thing that I love about Gabriella's style is extremely difficult. So I will share my top three:
1. Splurge v. Save: 
Some of Gabriella's favorite stores to shop are ASOS, H&M, and Century 21, further proving looking great, doesn't have to mean sacrificing quality or breaking the bank. Which leads into the splurge...

2. Investment Pieces:  From a statement watch to a fabulous Chanel handbag, Gabriella invests in the classic, timeless pieces that, take her from season to season. 
(FYI: Her handbag collection makes me sick, especially her navy Balenciaga. Amaze.)

3. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!: Whether its a great scarf or a stack of bracelets, those little touches make an already perfect look, absolute perfection. 
[Top to bottom, L-R] Gab finishes off a simple day look for shopping, with a classic Chanel handbag. 
A gold statement watch serves as fashion and function.
 A classic coat and a chunky knit infinity scarf are paired with the season's best accessory: a Starbuck's red cup.

So there you have it! Up there with Alex Curran, and Hilary Duff, is my friend Gabriella, one of my style inspirations. Show Gab some love (or else...just kidding) and have a fantastic first weekend of the holiday season! 

12 comments :

  1. Your friends style is very cute!  I love that you featured a friend that is such a good idea, most people would feature a celeb great call!
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  2. Whoa, I need to find a friend like her. She is so stylish. I'm loving that watch of hers, I would wear it until it fell apart! Very cool :)

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  3. ShareenaShaharruddinSeptember 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    what a cool friend you have! Love her style!

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  4. She's got an amazing sense of style.

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    xx

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  5. wow her bag is fabulous

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  6. Very cool indeed! 

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  7. True story, the first day she walked in with it was after Christmas break. I didn't even say hello to her, I was just gawking at her bag. Its a beaut.

    And yes a move to NYC would be PERFECTION! 

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  8. Definitely! And so effortless! 

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  9. She is very cool:) Thank you!

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  10. Thank you! I think thats why I love her style so much. Its all her, not the work of a stylist. 

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  11. ahh thank you all so much for your compliments! (sorry so late) , but Alyssa just makes me sound really cool lol

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  12. Gabriella's style is so cool (love her name too)! Isn't it the best when real people (not celebs) have amazing style? And like you said, her jewelry and handbags look amazing. I would love to get my hands on that Balenciaga :) 

    Now, when am I moving to NYC? Then I could hang out with the both of you on a weekly basis!
    xx

    p.s. Such a great post and I hope you're doing fabulously (does that word work in there? haha)

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