Fashion Week 2016

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Fashion week is here and once again the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are getting ready to strut their stuff at David Pecaut Square.  Picture it, 4 different beautiful women with 4 different unique styles, one can only imagine that fashion week 2016 would not be the same without Fab Four Fashion.  With that being said, we cordially invite you to feast your eyes on this elegant post that the Fab Four have cooked up for you!

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Judy’s Look

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What I love most about fashion week, other than attending the runway shows of course, is dressing up to express my creative vision. This year I went for sophisticated chic meets bold vibrant print. I wore this 50’s inspired green dress with a black elephant print. I scored this little number on sale on the eShakti website. The dress was half price plus they had an additional 40% off on top of that! As you already know from our previous post featuring eShakti, they specialize in customized pieces catering to every size and shape.JS IMG_9667

 

To add an extra layer of volume and edginess to my lovely dress I wore a black tutu underneath (stay tuned because I’ll be premiering this glorious black tutu in an upcoming post). The goal was to have the tutu peeking out beyond the hem to show off a bit of the black crinoline and make it seem like its part of the dress.

My outfit would not have been complete without a ¾ sleeve feather jacket to add a pinch of pizzazz and flare to my look.  To spice things up I wore my gold and black Ivanka trump pumps and a tiny gold belt to add more definition to my waist. Since my look is 50’s inspired, I added a sexy pair of long leather gloves ending at the elbow to further play on the retro theme.

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And finally, the piece that will make every head turn is this to die for clutch. Let me tell you about this breathtakingly beautiful piece of art which I discovered on Instagram.  It’s designed by Ka$hmir this lovely girl who decided to turn her creative juices to clutches, and several other pieces. I was so impressed with her work, I just had to order one of her clutches to show my support. All I can say is that I was impressed from the time I placed my ordered to the time I actually received my clutch. I will definitely be ordering more of her beautiful creations and besides, I am all about women supporting women.

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Let me go grab my clutch and voila, I’m ready to rip the runway in style!

 

Dress: Eshakti // Belt: (old) similar here // Feather coat: Eloquii and coat for // Gloves: Danier leather (old) similar here // Shoes: Ivanka Trump // Clutch: Kashmirviii // Cuff: Forever 21 // Earrings: Old similar here

Nancy’s Look

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Fashion week is always action packed but oh so much fun! I can’t wait to see the fashionable offerings of the other fashion lovers along with what our Canadian designers are cooking up for next fall/winter.

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Although Miranda Priestley might not approve, I decided to rock a floral shirt and pants combo. I loved the print and most importantly, it’s super comfortable! Almost like pyjamas (which would keep me on trend as seen on the Thakoon and Givenchy Spring 2016 runway! HA! lol).

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I also wanted to play on the colors and prints, so I paired my look with some of my sweetest sweet babies – ie my shoes from J. Crew. These fit like a glove and are so darn cute! I completed my look with some gold baubles.

Stay tuned for our action packed week on all our social media platforms!

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Pants: Ann Taylor // Shirt: Ann Taylor // Shoes: J. Crew (sold out), similar here // Jacket: Aritzia

My plus size babes can also get dipped in flowers and recreate my look with this floral jumpsuit!

Leslie’s Look

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Nothing is better than a good piece of leather, and these oh so sexy leather overalls I scooped up at H&M make my heart do an extra little pitter-pat! Fitted, funky and fresh is how I would describe this look and I will agree with my big sis (i.e. Gail’s) description of it having a ”Mad Max” vibe and I can dig it!

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Needless to say, the key piece in my look were these overalls. I paired them with an off-the-shoulder cashmere, loose fit sweater to give the look an effortlessness and my leopard print pumps to add a touch of print to this simple colour palette.

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So, with a quick spritz of my favourite perfume, and my fashion week pass in hand, I’m off to the shows to see what’s going to be hot for Fall/Winter 2016!

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Overalls: H&M (old), similar here and here // Sweater: Zara (sold out), similar here // Shoes: Office //

For my plus sized princesses: Overalls: Option 1, Option 2  // Sweater //

Gail’s Look

Ah another fashion week is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited to see what our talented Canadian designers have in store for us for Fall 2016.  Of course part of the fun and spectacle of fashion week is seeing the amazing streetstyle that will be on full display this week.  So, not to be out done here is my fashion week look.

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I went for SPARKLE baby!  The star of this outfit are these sequin covered shorts.  When I spotted them in Forever 21 I just knew I had to have them!  These shorts are super comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch.

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Given that these shorts are “lead” in this outfit I kept the rest of my outfit rather quiet.  I donned a white cropped jacket and simple black tank top.  I brought the sparkle upwards with this long tassel necklace and some bling around my wrist.

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Last but not least is the handbag/clutch from Alexander Wang.  As the other ladies of Fab Four Fashion know, I’m  a handbag FANATIC!  What I love about this bag is the metal studs on the bottom giving that dash of edginess to my look.

With that, my fashion week look is complete!

Sequin shorts: Forever 21 + (sold out) similar here and come is regular sizes too! // White Cropped Jacket: City Chic (old) similar here // Tank top: Forever 21+ // Tights: Addition Elle // Handbag: Alexander Wang (sold out) similar here or here // Booties: Nine West (old) similar here // Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) similar here //

Tall glamazons here is the short option for you: Kami Shade (mentioned above) and a cropped jacket: Long Tall Sally

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So, we’ll see you at the shows! Tah Tah for now!

The Fab Four xoxo

Fab Four Fave: Under Garments Nice & Smooth

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The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you like to get yourself some new lingerie to start the New Year off fresh and in style!  Let me tell you about a few of my favourites.

First, there are two types of shape-wear that are a must-have for me LOL.  I bet you’re wondering why I said two right? Well allow me to enlighten you. I love high-waisted shape-wear that create a smooth silhouette over my hips and thighs and hold in my tummy. This is an essential piece when I wear a bodycon dress or a form fitting outfit. The other type of shape-wear I love are high-waisted brief style panties which are perfect for added mid-section definition and smoothing out my shape. Ladies please, when you buy shape-wear make sure you buy the right size and not a size too small!LOL It’s not cute being uncomfortable and not being able to breathe in undergarments that are just too tight. You want the nice silhouette, but still need to be able to function and move.

The other must-have for me is a good bra. Oh yes, you can never have too many bras.  My favourite bra is one made by the brand Freya and is called the Deco T-shirt Bra. I discovered it a few years ago at a small specialty boutique and fell in love!  This bra has a very nice contour molded cup and underwire. It’s the perfect bra to wear with a t-shirt as the name indicates, but it also works very well with dresses.  Freya bras are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. If you want something a bit more affordable, but also good quality, the Déeese collection is your new best friend.  Stores like Addition Elle carry a wide range of bras from the Déeese collection.

See below for various sexy options:

 

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1. Strapless bra

2. Contour bra and matching Panties

3. Freya  Deco wired T-shirt bra

4. Freya Afterglow Bra

5. Gold High Waist Brief

6. Comfortable firm black Hi waist Thigh Slimmer

7. Maidenform Power Slimmer thigh Slimmer

 

Signed,

Judy

Fab Four Fave: Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Hey folks, welcome to another edition of Fab Four Fave!  Gail is up giving us the inside scoop into what she’s currently craving!

My friends, Canadian winters are no joke!  With temperatures dipping WELL below zero before we’ve even had a chance to factor in windchill one can understand that staying warm in the face of these harsh wintery elements is essential.  However, it is quite possible to look quite stylish and chic while still keeping frost bite at bay.  Check out my selections of gorgeous plus size winter coats to help you maintain the sexy!

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Top: Coat 1 // Coat 2 // Coat 3

Middle: Coat 1 // Coat 2 // Coat 3

Bottom: Coat 1 // Coat 2 // Coat 3// Coat 4

Tah Tah for now,

Gail

Fab Four Fave: Totally Trenched Out Plus Size Edition!

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Its Friday, YAY and so another edition of Fab Four Faves is up.  Gail is next giving us the inside scoop on what she has her eye on!

I was inspired by my fellow Fab Four friend, Nancy, in recreating her Totally Trenched out post seen here for us plus size perfect divas!  Lets talk about colour!  Centre stage is this gorgeous fire engine red coat (to be worn as a dress) that puts the “F” in fierce! To set off the coat I went with some serious bling in the form of this gold multi-layered necklace complete with feathers and of course sexy open toe leopard print sandals!  Last but certainly not least is the rhinestone encrusted clutch (the other ladies of Fab Four know how much I love a great handbag!)!  With this hot date look you would definitely steal your prospective beau’s heart!

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Trench Coat: City Chic

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Stilettos: Francesco Russo

Clutch: Gedebe

Perfume: Chanel  Coco Mademoiselle

Lipstick: Manic Panic Marilyn Creamtones Lethal Liptick (True Red)

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

Jeans Anyone?

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Jeans…denim… dungarees! A fashion trend that has spanned the globe and continues to be a favorite among young and old alike!  Invented over 100 years ago, jeans are that one fashion item that has run the gamut from being synonymous with the poor working class to a symbol of wealth and affluence solely based on the name on the label.  Talk about a fashion renaissance!  I know many women can have a love/hate relationship with jeans, but the secret is to not stop looking until you’ve unearthed the perfect pair. Don’t settle for anything else. They don’t need to be expensive; they just need to show off your heavenly curves! Check out what the ladies of Fab Four have on the jeans menu for you!

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Judy’s Look

Oohh chile, God knows I have been searching for a good pair of jeans that can fit my curvy body for the longest time. There are a few criteria that I look for in a good pair of jeans:

  • I like my jeans to have stretch. I want to be able to move and be comfortable in my jeans and I hate when I feel a pinch at the waist because the they is not stretchy enough.
  • I’m a sucker for skinny jeans, so I want pair of jeans that is either low rise or mid-rise and when I sit down I don’t want to have plumber crack LOL.  Raise your hand if you had this happen to you in the past LOL –  I’ve  definitely been guilty of this over the years.

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Well the search for me is over yay yay. I found 2 great pairs of jeans that meet all my requirements. I discovered this brand called Second Yoga Skin jeans and let me tell you that they are every curvy girls’ dream. Their price range varies from $90 to $160, and you can easily find them at Jean Machines.

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The second pair I found, which is the pair I’m rocking on the pictures, is from Old Navy. It’s called the Women’s Sweetheart Skinny jeans in long. They are regular price $39.50 but I got them on sales for $27! They fit me perfectly and I love that they come in short, regular and long. I always go for long cause I love wearing a nice pair of skinny jeans with heels.

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To top my look, I wore a sleeveless peplum top – I think that peplum tops are a great combination with skinny jeans especially for curvy girls like me. To further elevate my jeans look, I wore my salmon peep toe sandals and I added my favorite necklace.

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Jeans: Old Navy here // sleeveless peplum top: H&M (old) similar here // Sandals: Enzo Angilioni (old) similar here // necklace : Zara (old) similar here // earrings : Forever 21 (old) similar here // rings: Forever 21 (old) Similar here  and here

 

Leslie’s Look

My all time favourite thing to wear? Simple; jeans and a tee baby! My love affair with dungarees began at a young age and I’ve been ever faithful to this seemingly timeless fashion trend. Baggy, skinny, synched, bell bottomy (is that a word), I think I’ve worn them all over the years and continue to build my collection!

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These skinny jeans by True Religion are my favorite pair right now! They have been broken in and feel like they are bespoke…customized just for my willowy frame! The distressed detail, which I gotta admit  took me a little time to get jiggy with, is now one of the things I like most about them!

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The flap pocket is perfectly placed to give the illusion that I’m packing a little more heat (i.e. junk in the trunk LOL) and the wash and skinny leg style let me easily transition this look from day time hang out gear to night time party wear! All I had to do with this look was take a simple white t-shirt and jeans and add a couple upgrades.

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Speaking of upgrades…this gorgeous cape blazer, of course reminiscent of Solnage’s   wedding outfit is the piece de resistance for this look. After this cape-jacket I didn’t even need shoes cause no one would have noticed!LOL But since I can’t go barefooted, I chose to finish the look with mint green pumps and a silver clutch. And of course, my sassy shades! Note to my tall girls on True Religion jeans. While I do love them, they are not always faithful to the tall girls! I sometimes have difficulty finding a pair that fit me in both waist and length. I had to go through a lot of frogs before I found my princely pair! But it was well worth the search! See ladies, we can all find our Prince, well, at least in jeans!:-)

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Jeans: True Religion // Cape-Blazer: Zara // Shoes: Office // Clutch: Ebay

Nancy’s Look

I love dresses and skirts like the next girl, but in my heart, just like my girl Leslie, I’m all about jeans and a tee! In fact, 9 out of 10 times that you see me running through the 6, I do so wearing some variation of jeans. I dig a good pair of boyfriend jeans, love my trouser jeans, but can never part from the skinny. They easily go from casual Friday to drinks with the girls, and you already know how I feel about multi purposed clothes!

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Now, we tall ladies KNOW that the quest for the perfect pair that is LONG enough is NOT an easy feat! Over the years, I’ve struck luck with brands like Levi’s, J. Crew, Old Navy and Alloy Apparel to name a few. Here, I’m rocking my very first pair of jeans from Topshop and I must say that I’m quite pleased!

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With a 36” inseams, gone are the days where I have to pretend that my jeans were supposed to be “cropped” LOL. These also have the right amount of stretch: enough that I do not have the dreaded gap at the waist (my booty endowed ladies will understand!!) and not too tight that said booty will get squished.

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This color loving chica swapped her rainbow for an all-black-everything look because, well, why not! I kept my look simple with a bandeau top, leather jacket (which got ditched as it got surprisingly hot!) and strappy sandals. Well, ok, I snuck some color in with the purse LOL I can’t help it!! I love to offset my almost all black looks with metallic accessories, and here, I did so with silver earrings, bracelet and this glorious necklace.

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Jeans: Topshop // Top: Asos // Shoes: Nine west (old); similar here // Purse: Dedo Azu (more deets coming very soon!!) // Necklace: old; similar here and here

Gail’s Look

Jeans are that quintessential item in a women’s closet that are just a “no-brainer”.  With the variety of styles and washes available, jeans can go from dressed up chic to casual unique in a flash.  It all depends on how you want to rock them.   Moreover, their versatility works for all four seasons.

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I decided to on a lighter wash as my look was on the boho casual tip.  For those plus size ladies who are hesistant in trying a pair of skinny jeans why not try a pair in a darker wash?  This is not about hiding your body, merely playing with a trend on your terms.

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I paired my light coloured jeans with a white bodysuit and floral kimono.

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As I’m sure you all know, kimonos are one of the hot items for summer.  They offer coverage for upper arm for those cool summer evenings.

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I polished off my look with a taupe and peachy/gray leather hobo purse and taupe sandals.

Jeans: Old Navy (sold out) Similar here or here // Bodysuit: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) Similar here //Kimono: eBay.com //Sandals: Calvin Klein (old) Similar here // Bag: Tory Burch (old) Similar here or here // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Stripes Top to Bottom

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Stripes, the bain of some women’s existence and a big supposed “no no” for plus size women.  Well, I say nuts to that! I’m a firm believer that one should wear what one wants!  This first look is from Reb Dolls.  I love this online retailer because they take a no holds bar approach to plus size fashions.  If you “dare to wear” body con dresses or crop tops, Reb Dolls will hook you up.

I quite honestly would never have worn a crop top let alone a crop top that was sleeveless but since starting this blog I feel as though I’ve given myself permission to wear what I want and my girls have definitely encouraged me to take some fashion risks.

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I love the chevron pattern of this skirt and the “flowiness” of it too.  I finished the look with a faux leather jacket from City Chic online and added tangerine coloured wedge espadrilles for a pop of colour.

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Faux leather jacket: City Chic // Crop top: Reb Dolls // Midi Skirt: Reb Dolls// Wedges: Zara (old): Similar here // Purse: Zara //

For the tall bombshells out there here are some options so you can recreate my look.

Jacket: Long Tall Sally //Crop top: Asos // Midi Skirt: Zara

This skirt is tutu much for me!  I was a devoted viewer of Sex and the City so I was inspired to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s outfit seen in the opening credits of the show.


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I adore all shades of the colour blue so when I saw this tutu skirt on the Eshakti site I knew I had to have it. And the coolest thing about this fabulous skirt is that it has pockets!  Once again, this online retailer caters to women of all shapes and sizes from 0 to 36W and heights of 5’0ft to 6ft and beyond!

 

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I paired my dream of a skirt with an off the shoulder striped number.  This outfit makes me feel as though I was Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  I completed the look with fun polka dot pumps and a mint green purse.  Voila my spring look is complete!

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Striped off the shoulder top: Asos Curve //Tutu skirt: Eshakti (sold out) Similar here //Pumps: Aldo shoes //Purse: JustFab (sold out) Similar here

Ta ta for now

~Gail