Wilsons Leather

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What do you get when you cross the ladies of Fab Four Fashion with the stylish pieces offered by Wilsons Leather? You get high octane style! The ladies put the pedal to the metal with their favourite pieces from Wilsons Leather and  created gorgeous looks that will get your motor running! See how they revved things up with these oh so hot looks!

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Judy’s Look

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When Wilsons Leather agreed to do a collabo with Fab Four Fashion I was more than ecstatic, I couldn’t believe it! I had been perusing through their website ever since Gail introduced us to them. Let me tell you, they have a great selection of leather, faux leather, suede and faux fur coats. Most importantly, they understand that straight size and plus size women alike love to splurge on fine leather pieces.

When perusing the sight one day my eyes were immediately drawn to this awesome moto style jacket; the type of jacket that makes you want to go out and buy a motorcycle.  I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about getting this particular jacket.  My main concern being fit and the ever-present question: will I be able to zip it up completely without looking all trapped in it, and will it look too big on me. Before ordering I made sure to refer to the size guide, and even went so far as to have a quick chat with a lovely agent via the live chat feature on their website.


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Well imagine my delight and surprise when I received the jacket and it fit me perfectly. I am able to zip it up completely and I don’t feel imprisoned in it. When I read the comments left on the Wilsons Leather site regarding this jacket some people stated that the jacket was a bit heavy with the lining. Yes, I would agree with that statement, but, chile, I just took out the lining inside and I got my life! LOL   The quality of the genuine leather is astonishing, and I was quite impressed with all the details of the jacket. Allow me to highlight a few that I love most:

1-   I just love the silver zippers all over the jacket. On each side at the bottom you will noticed that there are leather cords that lace up, so if you want the jacket to be more cinched to your waist you can tie the leather cords more  tightly.

2 –   There is a built-in leather belt at the bottom of the jacket that gives it an “I’m bad and I know it” kind of look.

3 –   If you love pockets well you will certainly be pleased. I have never owned a jacket with so many pockets, it’s like a secret hideaway jacket! Every time I look at it I discover another pocket!

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For this look, I wanted to go for a Madonna circa 1980’s “Papa Don’t Preach” style!LOL I wore my tutu skirt with a simple white tank top, added a funky silver necklace and some bracelets. The finishing touch was my snakeskin black and blue Betsey Johnson pumps.

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 I’m ready to be a rider!LOL  Mind you, I have been saying that I want to get my motorcycle  license, maybe now that I have the perfect leather coat I will go ahead and get it. Come on now, I know you guys can picture me looking all cute on my sexy sporty motorcycle with my hot leather jacket!

Leather jacket c/o: Wilsons leather // Skirt: (old) eShakti find similar here // tank top: H&M // Shoes: Betsey Johnson (old) find similar here

 

For my tall rock chick: leather jacket: Wilson leather // Skirt: ASOS // tank top: H&M

 

Nancy’s Look

This week’s post is near and dear to my heart. Why? Because this is how you will catch me looking 90% of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about getting dolled up and like to play with various silhouettes and pieces, but jeans, a tee and a leather jackets? That’s definitely my go to. As a mom on the go, this “uniform” is the best way to look polished while being super comfortable.

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This jacket here stole my heart as soon as I saw it. The good folks over at La Marque are quite ingenious: there are discreet hooks on the jacket’s lapel which allow you to wear it in a couple of different ways. You can wear it closed for a cowl neck look. You can hook it on one side only and of course, you can never go wrong with simply leaving it open. The light weight genuine leather allows for these variations while still keeping the comfort level on high! The asymmetric hem guarantees an interesting look regardless of how you choose to wear it.

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Tall girls, let’s talk for a second. While I love everything about this jacket, we have to be creative when it comes to the sleeve length. The angled cuff sleeves are a bit on the short side for us. There is a knit sleeve underside with tons of stretch which allows you to easily push up the sleeves for a nice laid back look (disclaimer: even if the sleeve length was the right length, I would probably push up the sleeves anyway LOL. I just love that look better).

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I wanted to make the look casual chic; therefore, I paired my jacket with gray jeggings and a tee with blue pumps to kick things up a notch. Since this jacket has a loose fit with a fun cascading neckline, it can easily be paired with a killer pencil skirt and would look just as awesome with some hot high waisted trousers.  So all in all, this is a great piece that can net you a ton of wears.

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Jacket c/o: Wilson Leather // Jeans: long tall sally // t-shirt: Joe Fresh (old); similar here // Pump: Sam Edelman (old); similar here

Plus size ladies, you can recreate my look with this jacket, jeans and tee!

Leslie’s Look

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You thought Wilsons Leather only did leather goods didn’t cha? Well think again baby! Allow me to introduce you to my alter ego; I call her Luela Deville. She likes long walks in Yorkville (the Toronto equivalent to New York’s Fifth Avenue); pink champagne with dinner and a little soulful house music just because she likes a hot beat! But more importantly, she loves anything that speaks of luxury and this coat courtesy of Wilsons Leather fits the bill!

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Styled with your favourite distressed jeans or glam rock leather, this coat will bring out the rock star in anyone. I simply LOVE anything in a leopard print, so when I happened across this coat on the Wilsons Leather site my heart skipped a beat! This coat is the embodiment of my love of retro styles from the silver screen classics era and my fever for the flavah of a leopard print! The relaxed, boxy modish design speaks to the diva in me and can easily take a look from simple jeans and a tee to edgy, glam rock! The faux fur feels so soft and the three –quarter sleeves lends to that vintage vibe.

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For this look, I wanted this gorgeous coat to take centre stage. I opted to pair it with all black everything. A simple black turtleneck sweater and faux leather shorts formed the foundation, with my thigh-high suede over the knee boots and bing-bam-boom, I was ready for my Rolling Stone Magazine interview!

I wanted to be funky with the accessories, so I went for these two black and gold necklaces that add some visual interest to the black turtleneck. Ladies and gents, Luella Deville is in the house and ready to rock and roll!

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Faux Fur Coat c/o: Wilsons Leather // Turtleneck sweater: Zara // Shorts: Zara // Shoes: Zara // Handbag: Zara // Necklace: Hudson’s Bay

For my sexy curvy girls: Faux Fur Coat // Turtleneck // Shorts

 

Gail’s Look

Born to be wwwwwiiiillllllddddd….that’s the song that was running through my head when I laid eyes on this Wilsons Leather moto jacket.  I felt like a femme fatale about to jump on my Harley Davidson and head out on the open road.

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Wilsons Leather is not a new company to me.  I first purchased one of their jackets and wore it in our Fall Lookbook 2 looks seen here and loved that they offered jackets for straight and plus sizes-something that Fab Four Fashion is all about….fashion democracy!

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This gorgeous leather jacket is just beyond gorgeous.  The jacket is made of Milwaukee leather with croc embossed accents.  It’s got a tonne of pockets so you can stash away your things and a handy dandy zip out liner.

What I love most about this jacket is you can dress it up or down.  For this look I was going for a cover of Rolling Stones magazine – glam rock look (note the theme in this post…Rolling Stone magazine we want an interview son LOL)!  I also wanted to play with the idea of masculine / feminine in this look as well.

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I paired this centre zip moto jacket with a lace top and a crop top underneath.  This is where I married the masculine edginess of the jacket with the soft femininity and sexiness of the lace top.

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To continue playing on this masculine-feminine theme I wore acid wash skinny jeans to further up the sexiness quotient.  Now if I wanted to dress up this hot little jacket I would swap out the lace top and jeans and go for a hot bodycon dress and heels! Oh chile, the world would not be ready!

Jacket c/o: Wilsons Leather //Lace top: Dex (old) Similar here// Crop top: Rebdolls (sold out) Similar here // Skinny jeans: Forever 21+ // Clutch: eBay

For my tall sisters you can get the jeans here and lace top here and here

*Wilsons Leather has generously offered a discount of $10 off any purchase of $100 or more and free shipping on orders over $100 as well!  The promo code is 7999A and is valid until November 22nd.  Happy Shopping!

**Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for being on lense duty this week!

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All Black Everythang

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All black everything seems simple right? But what if it took 4 gorgeous women named Nancy, Leslie, Judy and Gail and their incredible style sense to show you how to turn a simple black outfit into a fabulous classy all black everything affair?

Well, scroll down and we’ll let you be the judge!

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Nancy’s Look

L.B.D. These are my favorite three letters. The little black dress is perfect for so many different events and situations. From the perfectly tailored dress for the boardroom to that perfect saucy number for date night, little black dresses always perfectly fit the bill!

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Tall girls everywhere, this dress needs no introduction. This baby is from the amazing TTYA x long tall sally AW2015 collection. The entire collection is amazing, but this dress took my breath away as soon as I laid eyes on it!

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The fit of this dress is aaaamazing! I went with a size smaller: I love how it sucks everything in and keeps the girls where they need to be! The neckline – a very deep V – reveals just the right amount of sexiness. If you need support for the girls, you will need a strapless U plunge bra similar to this one here. In addition, I don’t even need to mention the sheer sleeves that hit you where the sleeves need to hit!

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I’m so thankful for all the ladies behind Taller Than Your Average and Long Tall Sally for hooking us up with fashionable pieces that fit our longer limbs! These pieces are elegant and most importantly expertly made. As Beyonce said, every woman needs a Freakum dress – clearly, I have found mine.

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Dress: TTYA x long tall sally // Shoes: Aldo; similar here

My plus size bombshell, recreate my look with this dress or that one!

Leslie’s Look

Elegant, sophisticated, sexy, sultry, these are all apt descriptions of what an all black outfit can do for the wearer. Now, I’m not one who typically dresses in all black, but sometimes you just can’t beat a sexy black dress or a black on black on black outfit to say I’m sexy, I’m cool, effortlessly pulled together and incredibly chic.

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My all black look was all about combining textures and materials to create one funky outfit. The starting point was this funky sweater with its textured lace detail at the front. I was immediately drawn to this piece when I saw it knowing that it would be a great piece to add a bit of funk to an otherwise simple look.

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But why stop there? I wanted to continue adding different textured pieces together by pairing this midi-length faux leather skirt to the look. Not only does this skirt accentuate my God given height, but faux leather pieces are a huge trend right now that I’m happy to dive into so a double  bonus for me!

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Lastly, to  complete the look, I added these studded black pumps  (more texture), funky mismatched earrings and this leopard print envelope clutch. All black everything, I can definitely get down with this!

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Sweater: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Skirt: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Zara (sold out), Similar here ore here // Clutch: Purchased in England, Similar here // Earrings: Zara

For my beautiful curvy babes: Sweater // Skirt //

Gail’s Look

Ain’t nothing like an all black outfit my friends.  I mean come on black is beautiful as they say! I’m not going to lie, if it were up to me, I’d wear black all day, every day. LOL

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Its easy peasy because black goes with everything!  As my friends can confirm my uniform used to be (and sometimes I still do ssshhhh don’t tell anybody) black pants and a top.  I wore this “uniform” for work or a night out with the girls.

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So for this look I went to my closet and pulled out this gorgeous top and paired it with a pencil skirt with flounce hem.  I love the “flirty-ness” of the skirt.  I feel like it adds a daintyness that counter acts the more edginess of the moto jacket.

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Top: Eloquii (old) Similar here or here // Skirt: Simply Be UK (old) Similar here  here or here // Jacket: Forever 21 + (sold out) Similar here  here or here // Pumps: Zara (old) Similar here // Clutch: Zara // Earrings: eBay // Sunglasses: DVF (old) Similar here

For my tall sisters here are some options for you – Top // Skirt // Jacket

Judy’s Look

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I love the all black look, if well done, it can be very classy and chic. You will often catch me wearing an all-black outfit in the fall and winter time.

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In order to achieve the perfect all black ensemble I often shop for good quality black pieces that I can remix together. This look is the perfect example. I remixed this lacy black top that I wore earlier this year in one of our first blog post called  (LBD four ways). For the “LBD” post, I wore said blouse with my black faux leather skirt that I wore in our  (Fall Look Book Part 3) post to create my look.

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Sometimes going with the simplest outfit and remixing the pieces from your own wardrobe can be the best way to go, and your bank account will thank you!

To complete my look I wore my ear cuff earring and my Betsey Johnson snakeskin black and blue pumps.

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Skirt: Zara // Top (old) H&M find similar here  and here // cuff earrings (old ) H&M find similar here // pumps (old) Betsey Johnson find similar here

Tall ladies: Skirt // Top

Ladies what did we learn today: REMIX!!!!

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How do you like to rock your all black everything look? Tag us on Instagram at #fabfourfashionapproved

Tah-tah for now!

Signed,

The Fab Four

 

 

 

 

Eshakti by Day

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You’ve already seen how we rocked our eShakti night time looks.  Now we’ll show you how we remixed the same pieces for a cool day time look.

Leslie’s Look

As I mentioned in our “eShakti by Night” post, I LOVE a garment that can be worn in several different ways and this dress from eShakti does this well. You’ve already seen how I would rock it by night, here’s how I would work this dress for day time.

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This look is the epitome of effortless beauty. The dress is a show-stopper. The eye-catching red and white stripes offer a light heartedness to the look and the silver studded belt and black high-heeled sandals add the edginess that I just love.  But, I have a little confession to make…I meant to wear this dress with nude pumps instead of black sandals and somehow I messed things up between thought and execution (i.e. I forgot). I really like the idea of the line of the leg not being cut by a thick ankle strap with the hemline of the dress being so long and I love not being too matchy (everyone’s got their idiosyncrasies right?).  But either way, I still just LOVE this look!

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The style and feel of this dress make it perfect for a summer’s day out.  And for those cooler days, which we seem to be having too many of in our fair city, you can throw on a denim jacket and still look pulled together and stylish. And the best part about this dress is it has pockets!!!!

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Again I wore my awesome white tutu under the dress which I purchased from eShakti. I love how the tutu gives the skirt more fullness and quite honestly, makes me feel like a bit of a rock princess!

There are so many ways to wear this dress and not enough posts to show them all in. I know this will be a wardrobe piece that gets a lot of wear as I can rock it in so many different ways.  This look is carefree and fun with a touch of funky to keep my inner-experimentalist more than happy! eShakti you get two thumbs up from me.

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Dress: eShakti (temporarily sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Zara (old), Similar here // Denim Jacket: Zara (old), Similar here

Nancy’s Look

As I mentioned many times before, I wear many hats, and I need my clothes to do the same. Of course, some articles of clothing are trickier to dress up or down; but thankfully, this is not the case here.

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In the previous post, I styled my dress for a night out or a rehearsal dinner. Although my preference and first inclination would be to rock this at a night time event, it was quite easy to turn this dress into a day look.

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As soon as I saw the dress, I just pictured it with some edgy sandals. Therefore, I paired this little number with brown gladiators which combine beauty and comfort perfectly. With this, I channeled my inner goddess of war! LOL

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This dress is so beautiful that I let it play center stage with both look and was cautious to not over accessorize. It’s such an easy dress to pull off and a simple switch of shoes and accessories create a completely different feel. I would wear this to stroll through Martha’s Vineyard…. ok ok, more like Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is just as nice!! LOL

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Dress: eShakti (also available in yellow here) // Sandals: Brown’s (extended shoe size option here) // Headband: Forever 21

Gail’s Look

As the ladies have stated, we love when our clothing can do double duty.  So, for my day time look my inspiration was attending  a bridal shower.  I paired my sweet crimson coloured dress with a cotton candy pink pastel duster and nude stilettos.

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Were I on vacation (say promenading through the streets of London), I could easily exchange my heels for ballet flats or  flat sandals and throw on a cropped jean vest or light summer weight sweater.

The finishing touches for my bridal shower look were a pearl necklace and rhinestone doubled studded spear earrings. Voila, I’m ready to celebrate with the bride to be!  Someone top up my champagne glass please! LOL

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Red dress: eShakti.com // Pink duster: Elvi (old) Similar here // Shoes: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here or here // Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings: eBay.com //Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

Judy’s Look

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As I said before, I love clothes that I can wear and remix to create different looks. So for my day look I wore my beautiful black and white stripe eShakti dress and I added a light blue denim shirt on top. This is a perfect day look where I am using my dress as though it were a skirt.

I would most likely wear this look while on vacation strolling the streets of ROME or Paris. LOL Hey what can I say, this girl likes to travel in style.

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To elevate my look I wore a pair of hot pink pumps for a pop of color, however I could have easily wore my outfit with some a cute pair of ballerina flats.

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Fashion is supposed to be fun so don’t be shy to mix and remix your pieces to create a new outfit. This is one of the reasons why I like this eShakti dress so much!

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Dress: eShakti here // denim shirt: Old Navy (old) similar here // Hot pink pump: Betsey Johnson (old) find similar here  // Tutu (sold out ) find similar here

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Special thanks to Vanja Peric for the wonderful snaps and  Erum Hussain for Leslie’s makeup!!

 

Tah Tah for now!

~Signed,

The Quartet

*While this is a sponsored post the opinions of the writers are their own.

 

Perfectly Printed

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“How much do we love prints? Let us count the ways!”

We, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion, are suckers for a hot print, and we aren’t afraid to wear print-on-print-on-print either! We know for some, the idea of rocking a big bold print or pairing a fun printed top with a hot printed skirt or pant, can feel like a bit of a fashion risk, but hopefully we’ll give you some ideas to make it easy for you to embrace this look and make it work for your style and taste.

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Clothing lines like Emilio Pucci, Erdem and Clover Canyon and designers like Mary Katrantzou have created some stunning examples of how different prints can work so well together and they have been great inspirations for developing our “print palates”! Here are fun ways that you can begin to become print perfect with pizzazz!

 

  1. If you want to pair a printed top with a bottom with a different print pattern, it’s often easiest to look for prints with similar colors and combine a big bold print with a finer simpler print. Check out how Leslie works it!

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Yellow jacket: Zara // Black & White Top: Zara // Shorts: Zara // Shoes: Aldo // Purse: Zara (old) Similar here

Plus size divas here are some options so for you.  Yellow jacket: Simply Be //

Black & White Top: Simply Be // Shorts: Old Navy

  1. There is always the fail safe way to pair prints: pair polka-dots and stripes! Find a cute top, let’s say in a polka-dot and pair this with a skirt in a stripe print. Keep the top and bottom in the same colour scheme (e.g. black and white) and you have now joined the perfectly printed family!

 

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  1. If you still feel this is too much for you, start by trying out a printed coordinates set with a more consistent all over pattern like the one Gail is working below: This will allow you to work the printed look without having to put different prints together. You also have the option of remixing each piece on its own to create a new look.

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Crop Top: Eloquii (sold out) Similar here  here  //Eloquii Studio Printed Pencil Skirt: Eloquii (sold out) Similar here here // Bag: Tory Burch (sold out) Similar here // Stilettos: Zara

For my tall girls here are some options for you: Riverlsland Crop top // River Island Skirt

  1. Of course you can always just strut your stuff in a gorgeous printed dress. Easy-peasy yet oh so sexy! You get it all in one fab piece! Check Judy out!

 

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Dress: Asos (old) Similar here // Pumps: Betsey Johnson (old) Similar here

For my tall babes: Dress // Dress

  1. But ladies, why stop there. We all know that shoes can be an outfit maker, or breaker so why not wear that favorite printed ­­­­­jumper with those stylish printed shoes.  Look how fly Nancy looks in her outfit!

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Jumpsuit: H&M (old); similar here // Shoes: Smash Shoes

My plus size sisters can recreate with the printed plus size jumpsuits from Simply Be!

However you decide to get perfectly printed for the season just remember to have fun with it! If you’re feeling good in it, chances are you look good in it too!

Special thanks go out to our noted fashion photographer extraordinaire, Roseline Bonheur!

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Signed

~Fab Four