Farewell to Summer
It’s sad but true, it’s time to bid summer goodbye. The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are putting away their short shorts, crop and tank tops and they’re saying hello to cool autmn breezes with a little hesitation. But before they put all the summer clothes away they’re out for one last hoorah this Labour Day weekend!
You know how little kids sometimes hold on to their parent’s leg because they don’t want them to go? Well, that’s me holding on to summer’s imaginary leg!! LOL Seems like it was so short! Well, I’m not quite unpacking my fall fashion just yet because it’s not over till it’s over!
This hot sunny day called for short shorts! Might as well enjoy them now, yes? The people with an eagle eye will recognize that this fabric hails from the mother land; more specifically Ghana. So if you’ve been tracking with us for a little bit, you should know that very simple formula:
Amazing Print + Great Clothes = Dedo Azu Creation!
I decided to add to the fun by pairing my printed shorts with a printed top! This is actually a crop draped jacket that I’m wearing as a top. Of course it is, right? LOL I’m telling you, discovering ways to wear your clothes in different ways is always so much fun and kind to your wallet!
I finished my look with sandals – because they will be swapped with boots shortly… say it ain’t so!!! With that, I was ready to hang out with my good friend summer before it leaves me for the next six months.
Plus size bombshells, if you want to recreate my look, Dedo can hook you up with shorts in your size. And if you’re game to rock a jacket as a top, try the jacket here!
Alas, all good things must come to an end….so the gold saying goes. So long, farewell, al vita zane, good bye to hot summer nights, tulle skirts in colours like candy candy and tank tops galore! Its time to slowly put my summer fashions aside and prepare myself because WINTER IS COMING! LOL But before I don my turtlenecks and cords its one last hoorah for summer!
I just LOVE this outfit because for me it conjures up images of old silver screen femme fatales who were daring, mysterious and had a thirst for danger like Lana Turner or Kim Novak!
This black cropped tank top has served me well over the summer. I found myself going to it a lot and that is because it is super comfortable and well….cropped. As far as I’m concerned I don’t have any problems pulling if off…if you catch my drift LOL.
As for this skirt…I just died when I found it on the zulily.com website. I just love the fact that this online sample site offers really great options for plus size women on a regular basis. Anyhow, this animal print body con skirt had my name written all over so of course I had to snap it up quick! I completed my look with a cute little black patent clutch, gold jewelry and by comfy yet stylish wedge sandals. I’m off to enjoy a cocktail or three cause as Sheryl Crow sang, “I wanna soak up the sun, I wanna tell everyone to lighten up…”
Cropped tank top: Rebdolls // Skirt: Zulily (sold out) Similar here (and I’m happy to report that the alternate option comes in sizes 4-24 and works for you tall glamazons!) // Clutch: Ted Baker // Wedge Sandals: Nine West (old) Similar here
It is so hard to say good bye to the summer season. Good bye short skirts, dresses and colorful rompers. Most importantly goodbye to my sandals, and crop tops….I’m going to miss you all but we will see each other in 2016.
This year it feels as though summer came and left so quickly. This is our last time to flaunt our beautiful summer outfits, before transitioning to boots, scarfs and coats. For my last summer look, I decided to wear this stunning skirt I found on eShakti a few months ago. Let me tell you I have been eyeing this skirt for months and even envisioned the different ways I would rock it! This skirt has a beautiful mix of colors and the landscape print with gondola from Venice is just spectacular. I really love the 2 pleat detail in front because it gives the skirt an A-line shape which I find flirty and feminine.
As you already know from my previous polyvore posts (Flirting in a skirt and Mix and Match story) I love my skirts, especially the ones with patterns where I can remix them with different tops and accessories. For this outfit I was inspired by Creative Consultant and Fashion Market Director for Cosmopolitan Magazine the fabulous Shiona Turini. I often see her on her Instagram page posting pictures of her beautiful outfits and she seems to be a fan of crop tops and skirts.
I paired my skirt with a simple white crop top, my blingy necklace and a pair of blush coloured pumps, just to keep the focus of my outfit on my skirt. Another good thing about this skirt is that it’s from eShakti which caters to everybody type, therefore my tall, curvy and plus size sisters can all benefit!!
Au Revoir Summer !!
I am far from ready to bid a fond farewell to the summer! Warm breezes, blazing sunshine and late sunsets aptly describe my idea of heaven on earth. But alas, it cannot last forever! However, until that cold north wind decides to spread its Ivey tendrils this way, this is what I’ll be rocking!!
This look is the epitome of all things I love about summer: cool colours, perfect prints and a playful feel. The belt helps to accentuate my waist, while the yellow colour of the vest acts as the perfect foil to show off the dress to its best advantage.
Added to this kaleidoscope of colour and print, I went with simple accessories in the form of this funky gold necklace, a pair of tan high-heeled sandals and a red cross-body bag.
Now I’m ready to while away one of the last days of summer with good friends, delicious food and cool drinks!
For my plus size babes here is a similar dress option for you: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Tah Tah for now folks!