Wilsons leather 2.0

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Wilsons Leather has a history of offering quality leather outerwear  products and accessories since 1899! Spanning across the United States with 180 stores, Wilsons Leather also makes its products available to all via their easy to navigate online website.

So, without further ado, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are thrilled to show you more great options from Wilsons Leather!

*ppsssttt – The good people at Wilsons Leather have a treat for you. Use the code FABFOUR  for an Extra $20 Off any $100 purchase!!  Happy Shopping!

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See all the looks in living colour here

Gail’s Look

Not only is Wilsons Leather known for crafting quality leather jackets and accessories but they also offer stylish faux fur wonders like this beauty I’m wearing.

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I fell in love with this faux fur vest on sight.  It’s a 3/4 length beauty with pockets and a faux leather belt perfect for cinching in my waist or leaving it tied in the back as I did.

This vest would also make for a great layering piece over a jacket or coat!  I love my when clothing options come with built in versatility!

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I paired this faux fur wonder with a dotted sheer turtleneck that fits like a glove.

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I completed my look with gold accessories and polka dot pumps.

See the look in motion here

Faux fur vest c/o: Wilsons Leather (also works for a tall glamazon gal)// Sheer turtleneck: Forever 21 similar here //Skirt: SimplyBe // Pumps: Aldo Shoes (sold out) similar here // Earrings: H&M // Bracelet: Stella & Dot (sold out) similar here

For my tall divas here are some options for you: Vest // Top // Skirt

 

Leslie’s Look

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Don’t be fooled by the furs that I got…I’m still I’m still Leslie from the block!! LOL Don’t be fooled into thinking that Wilson’s Leather only does leather goods. They are about that fur/faux fur life as well! This GORGEOUS ecru coloured poncho  called to me from cyber space  and I immediately knew that I had a winner!

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This look called to my inner Diana Ross! I love the winter white as  it just oozes luxury and wearing the poncho as a top, exposing one shoulder, adds a little sexiness to the overall look.

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I love mixing textures, so paring my poncho with a faux leather, midi pencil skirt seemed perfectly apropos.

To accessorize my look, I just had to add in some gold accents. These dangly tassel earings and my “Wonder Woman cuff of power” took this look to the next level! Of course it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add a little print which came in the form of these hot leopard print pumps.

So watch out Diana, I’m coming to turn you “up-side-down”! (just kidding, I LOVE Diana Ross!!!)

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See the look come to life here

Fur Poncho c/o: Wilson’s Leather // Skirt: Zara (old), similar here // Shoes: Office (sold out) similar here //

For my curvy girl, this poncho is one size fits all (gotta love that when it actually true!) // Skirt //

 

Judy’s Look

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Last year I had a blast working with Wilson’s Leather, as I loved the biker leather jacket I got from them. This year we had the chance to work with them again, but this time around I opted for a more fitted leather coat.

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What I love about this coat is that it fits me very well. There are 2 scuba insert panels on each side that make it more fitted to my body, and most importantly it doesn’t feel snug when I zip it all the way up.

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This coat is perfect for the beginning of fall or early spring, and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe. The coat is very thin and soft so you don’t feel bulky in it.

For this look I went with a vibrant printed chevron dress, with a classic pair of mustard pumps and my Wilson’s Leather coat.

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Just like that I’m ready to slay!

See the look come alive here

Dress// Eloquii // Shoes: (old) find similar here // Jacket c/o: Wilsons leather

Nancy’s Look

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While Wilson Leather doesn’t yet provide tall options (notice how I said ‘yet’? hint hint LOL), they do provide some very fashionable offerings. With that said, I – lady with the long limbs – chose this jacket for very specific reasons. Other than this jacket being simply gorgeous, I chose it because the sleeves did not have a zipper on the sleeve. Therefore, I was able to have my tailor let the hem down as much as possible such that the sleeve length work!

nd-edited-img_3041The other option I have is to extend the length on the sleeves. If you go digging in the crates, you will find a post here where I transformed an old dress into a brand new one by adding a leather band. I will repeat this by visiting my friends at Perfect Leather Goods to find the perfect fitting piece of leather to make the sleeves as long as I want to.

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I completed my look with some printed pants, a white asymmetric tube top and some orange pumps for a pop of color. This outfit will have me looking fly at my next brunch with the ladies!

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See the look in action here

Jacket c/o: Wilson’s Leather // Pants: Long Tall Sally // Top: Topshop (sold out); similar here // Shoes: Nine West (old); similar here

Plus size babes, you can recreate my look with this jacket, pants and top.

Remember friends,  use the code FABFOUR  for an Extra $20 Off any $100 purchase!!

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

Fall with Eshakti Part 1

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We have sung the praises of eShakti in previous posts seen here and here and we will continue to do so!  We love when manufacturers and retailers provide fashionable options for women of all sizes – now that’s fashion democracy at its best!  Founded back in 1999 by B.G. Krishnan, eShakti strives to offer fun fashion forward styles which can all be customized for your body at an affordable price.  Now that’s a match made in fashion heaven!

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Judy’s Look

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When it comes to fashion for all and every fit, Eshakti is here, and I couldn’t be happier to collaborate again with them. This time around I chose this simple mustard fit and flare, knee length dress.

I chose to get my dress customized so I can get the waist adjusted to my body, and to get the fit and flare look I was going for.

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I don’t know how many times I can stress the fact that I tend to gravitate towards pieces of clothing that I can wear in so many different ways. This dress is so versatile I can wear it in the winter with a pair of over the knee boots, and can wear it in spring and summer with sandals.

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Last but not least, for this look I paired my dress with my printed blue and beige coat that I scored at Old Navy, on sale a few months ago. I added a fur collar just because everything looks better with fur, and I added my leopard print stilettos.

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Dress: Eshakti // Coat (Old Navy) find similar here // Fur Collar: Find similar here // pumps Sam Edelman: find similar here

As I mentioned before this dress is available in ALL sizes so tall babes it can be yours too.  Here is a coat option in tall for you though which just so happens to be from eShakti as well – Coat

Nancy’s Look

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Fashion democracy at its best indeed. When you see how seamlessly eShakti seems to navigate the fashion-for-all world, I really have to wonder if most retailers will eventually follow suit. I for one sure hope so!

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In order to ensure perfect fit, I entered my measurements and once again, my dress fit me to a tee. The real bonus Tall Chicas is that, if the picture shows the dress being knee length, and you want it to be knee length, then it will BE knee length. What a novel idea lol.

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The dress comes with a belt that matches its beautiful geometric print, but I swapped it for a belt that was in my closet (the grays ended up going quite well!) just to have that contrast to further accentuate my waist. To keep the chills at bay, I added this camel colored maxi jacket which takes the look from nice to boss in 2.5!

The neckline, sleeve and length of the dress can all be modified. How will you rock it?

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Dress: eShakti // Coat: long tall sally // Shoes: Aldo (sold out); similar here

Plus size girls, you can get that very same dress in your very own size! If you want to pair it with a jacket as I did, check out the one worn by our very own Gail here.

Gail’s Look

This look is my ode to military chic.  When I spied this gorgeous army green dress on the eShakti site – it was love at first sight!  The first thing that popped into my head was that En Vogue remake of “He’s the boogie woogie hip hop boy of Company B!” LOL  Man, I was ready to fox trot!

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The dress is made of a comfy breathable cotton material that has a hint of stretch.  I love the faux knot detail at the neck too.  Once again, eShakti has those wonderful pockets in this dress design that I just love.

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Next came this camel coloured coat, in petite plus, with gold button -again giving off that military air!

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I completed my look with patterned pumps and gold embossed purse – now that’s a  salute to style…see what I did just there lol

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Dress: eShakti // Coat: Eloquii // Pumps: Banana Republic (sold out) similar here // Purse: eBay

Now as you ladies remember, this dress is totally customizable so, my tall glamazons, you can get this look in a size you!!!  But, here is a coat option in tall  – Coat

Leslie’s Look

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When perusing through the pages of Elle Canada magazine I stumbled across an article featuring some of the hot trends seen on the runway for fall. One of those hot trends lit a fire in my blood and I was determined to recreate it with my own little twist. The trend  was wearing pink and  yellow together.

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This gorgeous dress from eShakti, which of course me being me, I turned into a skirt is dupioni silk with a high low detail and beautiful front pleat. I’ve been noticing a lot  of pink creeping into my wardrobe of late, but when it comes in the form of a beautiful dress like this, who can resist. Image

What I love about this dress is that I could so easily where it to a wedding or special event, then to expand the “usefulness” of this piece for us ladies on a budget, you can style it with a top or jacket to wear it dinner, brunch or for drinks with the crew.

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I rocked it with this ¾ sleeve shirt in a vibrant yellow and decided to accentuate my waist with a wide brown belt. Since I love adding a little print whenever I can, I threw on my leopard print pumps, and for a little extra dash of colour (because I was feeling like being bold) I rocked this wine-red clutch to hold my bits and bobs.

And just like that, I transformed this dress from “occasion” wear to everyday gear!

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Dress: eShakti (sold out in pink), similar here or here// Shirt: Zara (sold out), similar here // Shoes: Office // Belt: Winners // Clutch: Aldo (sold out), similar here //

For my curvy ladies this dress comes in just your size since eShakti  clothing can be customized to your specific measurements! // Top //

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Hats Off to David Dunkley!

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Ever put an outfit together and just feel like something is missing? That’s because something probably is! In a bygone era a gentile woman would not even think of leaving her home without first donning her bonnet; or spend hours at the milliners trying to find the perfect artfully sculpted headpiece to compliment her gown.  If you’re looking for THE exquisite hat or fascinator to cause a stir at your next event, one need look no further than David Dunkley!

Having studied with formal royal milliner to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, David’s creations have also graced the head of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.

David is an award winning designer and is also the official milliner of the Queen’s Plate.  As you can imagine, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are beyond excited to have had the chance to wear fascinators from David’s private collection when we walked the red carpet at the Nordstrom Opening Gala.  Join us as we chat fascinating fascinators and outstanding outfits!

Judy’s Look

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Wearing haute couture has always been a dream of mine, but when you actually get to wear haute couture on top of your head, it’s even better. Who said fascinators can’t be a strong statement piece, well let me tell you about Canadian hat designer David Dunkley.

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I had the extreme privilege of wearing one of the David Dunkley’s fascinators which was carefully crafted, and hand made by the visionary himself. My fascinator consists of black and white stripes, made out of “peau de soie” which is worn in the middle of the head, and at the back a few artfully placed bright pink ostrich feathers.

And what could be better than to wear such a striking piece to the official red carpet grand opening of the brand new Nordstrom store at the Toronto Eaton Centre. What a show stopper; this fascinator commends attention and yes, it is a veritable piece of art.

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Choosing an outfit to aptly compliment this skillfully designed fascinator was easy, as I had a vision of a black strapless bustier, with a long A-line satin white skirt with black polka dots. The mix of the stripes on the fascinator, and the polka-dot skirt blended so beautifully. To complete my look I wore a pair of long silver earrings and black pumps.

I’m ready to take the fashion world by storm.

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Skirt: Amazon // Top: (Asos) find similar here and here // Hat: David Dunkley // Pumps: Enzo Angiolini ( find similar here ) // earrings: The Bay find similar here

Tall sisters: Top // Skirt: Amazon (my skirt comes in every sizes and you can let go of the hem to make it longer)

Nancy’s Look

Do you like to be a show stopper? Do you enjoy seeing eyes widen as they land on you? If you answered yes, then read on – David Dunkley is for you.

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This stunning piece of millinery is not for the faint of heart or those who like being incognito. The creator of this piece loved it so much that he retired this topper to his private collection. Can you blame him? It’s simply stunning. The skillfully crafted flowers are accentuated by black feathers to create this newspaper printed chef-d’oeuvre. I tried on many amazing pieces but my heart literally skipped a beat when the master milliner pulled the ONE from a secret back room.

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This gorgeous hat in classic black and white goes with pretty much anything. I chose to carry this color pallet to the rest of my outfit. The gorgeous dress that I am rocking is made of scuba material and hugs my figure right where I want it. The cut out adds just the right dose of sexiness. If you have a wedding, birthday or just want to exercise your right to be hot, you can RENT this beauty for the weekend. No need to commit and they will dry clean it for you!

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Always needing a pop of color, I had to pull out my red lipstick.

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Fascinator: David Dunkley // Dress: Fitzroy Boutique // Sandals: Nine West (sold out); similar here

For my plus size bombshells, although Fitzroy Boutique does not offer plus size options yet we did find a similar dress options for you here: Dress 1 // Dress 2 //

Gail’s Look

Entering David Dunkley’s boutique is like stepping into a fanciful jewelry box where all the hats and fascinators on display shine bright like Harry Winston diamonds.  I have a particular obsession with hats so you can imagine that I felt as though I died and went to fascinator heaven.  I wanted to wear a fascinator that was utterly unique and feathers were an absolute requirement.  David of course, did not disappoint.

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This fascinator not only had feathers but ombre feathers at that which culminated in a collection of silk flowers which frame my face beautifully.

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With a fanciful fascinator like this I went for a rather sedate outfit.  I opted for a simple black jumpsuit from my favourite online retailer, Eloquii along with silver pumps.

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I added a simple white jacket thrown over my shoulder “vogue editor” style.

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Fascinator & Clutch: David Dunkley // Jumpsuit: Eloquii (sold out) similar here //Pumps: Zara (sold out) similar here// Jacket: JC Penny (old) similar here //

For my tall divas here are some options for you: Jumpsuit // Jacket

Leslie’s Look

ROYAL!! That is how I feel in this jawdroppingly stunning piece of millenary perfection created by the one and only David Dunkley, and this triple take” beauty of a dress from Fitzroy Boutique making me feel like a modern day Cinderella (post bippitty-boppitty-boo of course)!

While it is not often one finds me in a predominantly black outfit, when said outfit looks like this, colour be dammed!

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It’s all in the details. Mr. Dunkley (are we even sure  the Queen has not Knighted him yet because really, his hats are veritable pieces of artistry), has created the perfect blend of elegance, sophistication and a certain air of mystery in this striking black and silver head piece.  The addition of fine crystals to the floating veil and the delicate plumes add that extra touch of glamour that I love so much. In this outfit I feel like a modern day film noire femme fetale leaving a grimacing Bogey or Cary Grant wishing they never met me, yet thanking their lucky stars that they did! 😉

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Now, what would a beautiful piece of millenary confection be without the perfect accompaniment? We love to find great Canadian boutiques, and Fitzroy Boutique is a gem! Not only do they have fantastic pieces that are perfect for any occasion, they also……

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OFFER RENTALS!!!

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Ever see a dress you just love, then look at the price tag and stop breathing in case your breath accidently rustles the material to hard causing a bead to come lose or a feather to stray from its skillfully crafted perch? I know I have. Then I go into grinning idiot mode as I try to find the quickest path with the least obstacles to get me the hell outta that store!LOL Well, ladies why purchase that $900 dress if you know you will never have a chance to wear it again. For $50 – $90 you can rent a gorgeous designer dress for a 4 day period, wear it, dance in it, be the envy of everyone in it, then return it to Fitzroy and NOT EVEN HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DRY CLEANING IT! They take care of the dry cleaning for you!

This ostrich feather dress I’m rocking, designed and handmade in the 6ix by Canadian designer Marika Brose retails for $845! But with Fitzroy, you get the look for less with a 4 day rental for $75!

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I kept the rest of my look simple to leave centre stage so to my elegant fascinator and stylish dress. I wore simple crystal earrings and necklace and wore my pewter coloured cage sandals and cuff bracelet to add a little edginess.

And with that, this Cinderella was ready to slip that shoe on her prince’s foot (size 13:-) What? 13’s my lucky number and I did say I was a modern-day Cinderella!(wink-wink)

Fascinator: David Dunkley // Dress: Fitzroy Boutique // Shoes: Hudson’s Bay //

For my sexy curvy ladies, while Fitzroy does not offer plus sizes just yet, this an area they plan to develop in the future so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out this beautiful similar dress you may just want to call your own: Dress //

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Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Photography: Kristina Laukkanen – Pear Studios

Sister Talk

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion recently had the wonderful opportunity of appearing on Karlyn Percil‘s television program, SisterTalk airing on Afro Global TV.  Karlyn, a former financial industry executive, is an author, speaker, and leadership coach, who appeared on Oprah’s Life Class. She has made it her mission to help women realize their self-worth and reach their dreams!

When Karlyn reached out to us, we jumped at the chance to appear on her show so we could discuss our passion for fashion and our deep commitment to furthering the body positivity and body diversity movement!

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Gail’s Look

I was truly honoured to appear on Karlyn Percil’s SisterTalk tv program along with the other ladies of Fab Four Fashion.  It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss with Karlyn, and her viewing audience, two topics that is near and dear to our hearts – body positivity and of course fashion.

One of the chief reasons the ladies and I were so eager to start our blog, one that focused on 4 different body types, was so that we could champion the idea that ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES no matter the size, shape or colour.  Also, we wanted to help women who have bodies that are not “off the rack” find stylish clothing that speaks to who they are.

With that, let’s get to my SisterTalk debut outfit.  Every women should own a simple crisp white button-down shirt.  It can be dressed up or down and really is the work horse in a woman’s wardrobe.

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I rolled up the sleeves to make it look a little less stuffy.  Next came this awesome sequined skirt from Eloquii.  By now, you all should know that I’m IN LOVE WITH SEQUINS and that my go to online retailer of choice is Eloquii. They just always get it right.GT Edited IMG_9513

To continue the sparkle, I added a little bling at the neckline with this statement necklace.  The final touch were these simple silver wedges.  With that my friends, my outfit is complete.GT Edited IMG_9887

Shirt: Jones New York (sold out) similar here // Skirt: Eloquii (sold out) similar here or here // Necklace: eBay // Cuff: Forever 21 // Wedges: Old Navy (old) similar here //

For my tall sisters, here is a shirt and skirt option for you: Shirt // Skirt

 

Judy’s Look

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When you get invited by the gorgeous tv host Karlyn Percil to appear on her show, SisterTalk, to discuss body positivity, body diversity and of course fashion, you have to come ready to slay.

I departed from my usual signature look, to try on a fitted dress with a touch of flare –both literally and figuratively!  I chose this dress because it describes a few traits of my personality, which is fun, feminine, and fancy.   This dress is cute and satiny and would be perfect for a cocktail wedding, tea party, and definitely appropriate for our first tv interview.

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I scored this dress a few months ago at Forever 21 in the plus size section. I was a bit shocked to find it since it’s not the usual style I see at this store.  Nevertheless I was quite excited when I happened upon it, and at an affordable price too. I’m not usually a big fan of floral print, but the big pink and silver flowers printed on top of the dark blue dress, is a match made in heaven.
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To polish off my look, I opted to keep it simple by wearing a mix of pearls and a beaded necklace.  The pearl earrings which I received for my birthday a few years ago, is something I truly cherish. To accentuate my waist line I wore a tiny gold belt and my blush pumps.  Please note: these pumps were one of the best shoe investments I’ve ever made LOL.

A first time tv interview can be nerve wrecking, but the right attitude, a killer outfit and your confidence level on 10, will make this experience a positive one and leave an everlasting first impression.

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Dress: Forever21 (find similar here and here) // Pumps: Aldo // necklace: eBay (find similar here) // Pearl earrings: find similar here //Belt

Tall babes: dress

Nancy’s Look

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We are very passionate about everything body diversity, therefore, we could not pass up the opportunity to have a great discussion with Karlyn on Sister Talk.

I never pass up the opportunity to discuss the difficulties that I have encountered growing up tall and how I surmounted them in hopes of encouraging and helping out a fellow tall sister. Our gracious host was great about navigating topics from online shopping, to social media and everything in between.

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Since I was going to discuss body positivity, I had to wear a garment from a brand that understands longer limbs! A staple in every tall girl’s shopping arsenal is, without a doubt, Long Tall Sally.  This place is my go-to when I need a great fitting pair of pants that cover every single one of my inches. And once again, they saved the day!

These printed palazzo pants are stylish, breezy and comfortable, all while looking extra chic. They fit nicely as a high waist, however, I found that, when higher waisted, the length of the pants would be better suited for flats. Since I wanted to wear heels, I opted to go a size up where it fits nicely at my true waist. These pants will take you from lights, camera, action to a nice stroll in the park in 2.5 seconds flat! Just swap out the top and shoes and you’re good to go!

 

ND Edited IMG_9139Wanting to make my pants the center of attention, I decided to wear a clean white crop top. To further elevate my look, I added a healthy dose of accessories with a bib necklace, cuff earring and more silver bracelets. My pop of color came via my lippie and yellow pumps.

Once again, I am sincerely grateful to Afro Global TV and Sister Talk for having us and for being so welcoming. Wishing all much continued success!

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Pants: long tall sally // Top: Zara // Shoes: Nordstrom (sold out); similar here

Plus size girls, you can recreate my look with these pants and that top.

Leslie’s Look

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It’s our Sister Talk debut! We were so excited to share our message of body positivity with the viewers of Sister Talk. And of course for this TV appearance, I wanted to rock a hot look that expressed my personality! My outfit was all about colour and texture.

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You may recall the top I’m wearing from our “Prints, Stripes and Neon” post here. You know I love versatility in my wardrobe and this top gets double duty as a vest and a top when tucked in just so. I wanted a piece that would pop on camera and give my skin a nice sun-kissed glow!

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I wanted to pair my look with another colour that compliments it so well. This blue textured skirt with its flared shape offers a great contrast to the colour of the top and adds just the right amount of visual interest to take this look up a notch.

To accessorize this look, I wanted to bring the bling! So I wore this beautiful sparkly necklace with simple earrings and a cool cuff to add some shine to my wrist. Now, you all know I love my high heels , so there’s no surprise that I pulled out some stiletto’s with a cool multi colour print that draws on some of the colours in my look.

So, as they say, lights, camera, action! I am ready for my close up baby!

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Top: Cur Collection (sold out), Similar here // Skirt: H&M (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Office (old), Similar here // Clutch: Nine West //

For my sexy plus size sistas: Top // skirt //

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Tah Tah for now!

The Fab Four

Prints, Stripe & Neon

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With warm summer breezes come bright and colourful looks which stir thoughts of jetting off to tropical locales.  Join the ladies of Fab Four Fashion as they wax poetic about their colourful warm weather outfits!

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Judy’s Look

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This summer season got me super excited for colorful outfits and off the shoulder tops, just like this super cute one with a printed palm tree design.  What I love most about this top is that it’s made out of a stretchy material, so when I move my arms around I don’t feel like I’m in a straightjacket!LOL

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This outfit wouldn’t be complete without this purple midi skirt that I inherited from my mommy. The skirt and top together are the perfect combination of feminine and flirty, especially when I’m walking around and there is a breath of wind and it catches my top just so (oh yeah baby I be feeling myself:). I’ve been seeing a lot of different styles of off the shoulder tops in stores and online, and I hope this trend is here to stay for this season and the next!

The other important element of this outfit is my latest shoe purchase. I bought my first pair of Chinese Laundry sandals and so far I’m pretty impressed. They are quite colorful. I love the thin braided pink strap that goes across my foot, and the back of the sandal and heel are made out of several colors. In order to keep my feet from sliding forward, I wore one of my trusty insoles and I’m good money.

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The other important elements of this outfit is my latest shoe purchases. I bought my first pair of Chinese Laundry sandals and so far I’m pretty impressed with them. They are quite colorful, I love the thin braided pink striped on top of my feet, and the back of the sandal and heel part is made out of several colors. In order to keep my feet from sliding forward I placed an insole and I’m good money.

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This outfit is perfect for a hot summer date or a nice roof top day party with my girls, either way I’m ready to slay. I finished off my look with my favorite silver necklace and bangle. Summer 2016 get ready because here I come.

Skirt: My mom similar here // Top: Asos  // Sandals: Chinese Laundry: here // Necklace: Zara (old) similar here

Tall Babes: Skirt // Top

 

Nancy’s Look

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This season, the name of the game is to stay and look cool. I managed to do that with the cutest top. I actually was exiting the store when I saw it out of the corner of my eye and just snatched it up. Didn’t even try it on. I grabbed it and ran (to the cash, not out of the store.. lol).

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I have come to the realization that I have a short torso – yes, my height consists of 90% legs LOL. With that realization, I have come to enjoy tops that I would have previously assumed would be too short for me. This is one of them. I love the eye catching print and the fit is spot on.

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The top has adjustable straps to ensure the best fit. It has a cool exposed zipper and despite the fact that it is very fitted at the body, there is enough room at the bust such that my boobs weren’t squashed. It has a sweet sweetheart neckline and is peplum. I wanted to further accentuate my waist so I added a gold belt.

Wanting my top to play center stage, I kept the rest of my fit simple with this fitted midi pencil skirt and some strappy heels.

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Top: Banana Republic (sold out online but check your local stores!); similar here or here // Skirt: Zara (super old); similar here // Shoes: Nordstrom (size 12 is sold out; find similar here)

Plus size babes, you can recreate my look with this top or that one and that skirt (or try that killer dress!!).

Leslie’s Look

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It would not be summer without a little glamour, so I decided to put a little funkiness into my summer wardrobe. The focus of this outfit, if you haven’t figured it out, is the vest!

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This vest absolutely took my breath away when I first laid eyes on it. The colour, style and cool “architecture” of this vest is the type of thing I always look for in my clothing.

It’s that perfect piece for me, as it makes me look more curvy (i.e. fills me out a little:-) and it speaks to that edginess I like to incorporate into my looks.

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I wanted the vest to be the focus of my look, but the close runner up are these gorgeous shoes I scooped up at Nine West. I don’t go into this store often enough, but these shoes have convinced me to put Nine West on my regular scouting rotation!LOL Print, colour, and a high heel? Oh, I was in love!

To complete my look, I jumped into this bright white, split front skirt, and threw on my bedazzling jewelry and I was good to go.

Summer time here I come!

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Vest: Curr Collection (sold out), So, while my vest was sold out, the whole point is to incorporate interesting architecture and design into a look, so this piece has the a cool line check it out: Similar here // Skirt: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Nine West //

For my sexy plus size perfect ladies: Top // Skirt //

Gail’s Look

With the warm weather comes the chance to wear colour making you feel as though you’re on vacation every day.  This gorgeous flutter sleeve bodysuit does just that.  In this look, I feel as though I’m exploring the streets of some exotic locale.

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As I mentioned earlier, this bodysuit has flutter sleeves so warm summer breezes rustle them and I just love that. The bodysuit is made of viscose and elastance so it has a soft jersey feel against the skin.

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I paired the bodysuit with this equally gorgeous horizontal stripe skirt from Eloquii.  I’ve sung the praises of Eloquii many times and I will continue to do so.  They just design beautiful contemporary plus size clothing and even better, they always have a great sale coming up so you can scoop up that certain item you’ve been eyeing at a discount!  This skirt is made of a polyester – spandex mix so it hugs my curves beautifully!

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To complete my look I added my trusty nude pumps and a leather gold tipped necklace.

Bodysuit: ASOS Curve //Skirt: Eloquii // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here // Necklace: Urban Outfitters

For my tall glamazons – Bodysuit // Skirt or Skirt

 

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Summer in the City

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Summer is not only about shorts, tanks and bikinis. It’s also a great time to break out a cute summer dress or some spectacular prints and cool fabrics. The ladies of Fab Four Fashion took the plunge into summer fashion fun and are dressing up the way they do best!

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Leslie’s Look

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I love wearing summer dresses when the mercury rises above that 25 degree mark. They are the perfect  piece to where to allow the warm summer breezes to help cool you down on a hot day, and give you some breathability.

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This African print dress is one of my favourites to pull on on a hot day. The cotton material allows me to stay cool, and the flared skirt gives me maximum movement. I love this style of dress as it gives me a beautiful silhouette and gives us women the freedom of wearing any style of undergarments we like. If you want to wear something to prevent the dreaded thigh chaffing, this is a perfect piece!

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Accessorising this look was a synch. You  have the option of dressing it up or down depending on your mood! I wanted to dress it up a bit so I went for bold jewelry and high heeled pumps. Yet another advantage of this dress and the beautiful print, one has the option of wearing many different styles and colour of shoes.

And with that, I’m going to hit a rooftop party with the crew!

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Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders)// shoes: Office //

For my gorgeous plus size ladies: Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders)//

 

Gail’s Look

I love maxi dresses, and this one from eShakti fits me to a “T”.  We’ve talked about how much we love this awesome retailer in the past as their clothing is completely customizable so you’re sure to find something in a size “you”!  No one has been left out at eShakti!GT Edited IMG_4074

For me, summer isn’t summer without an easy breezy maxi (see how I made that rhyme LOL).  I love the chevron pattern on this cotton dress and the fact that it has pockets!!!!!!  I added a simple black belt to highlight my waist.GT Edited IMG_4030

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Dress: eShakti.com // Wedges: Old Navy (old) similar here // Belt: Calvin Klein (sold out) similar here //

For my tall divas, this dress can be yours as eShakti’s clothing is completely customizable!!

 

Judy’s Look

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Summer is the time to bust out the lovely colors in your wardrobe, and to be more fashionably bold with your style, without having to wear a winter coat.  Let me talk to you about a cute summery look that can take me to brunch and transition well into an after work social networking event.

For one thing, I’m always attracted to bright colors, they tend to uplift my spirit and brighten up my days LOL. If you know me by now, you know that I love wearing outfits that can transition from day to night.  For this look I went for bright and light with a touch of pop art.

 

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I wore this nice fitted yellow skirt that I got on sale a few weeks ago thru Eloquii.  Little confession though, in order to get the skirt fitted to my body, I had to get a size down. The skirt is the perfect, mid-length that comes in a scuba material which fits nicely.

I scored this yellow, pink, and blue printed top for $6 at old navy yay.  For that price I couldn’t leave it behind. The perfect summer coat for me is a cool jean jacket which can be thrown on over a summer dress, or rocked with a jumper and you are good to go. I was always on the lookout for the perfect jean jacket, and couldn’t find it until I went to Old Navy and found this one in a light blue denim. This jacket is the business! I love the light blue color and that it’s a bit stretchy so that I can actually wear a sweater underneath and not feel constricted.  Trust me, it’s the worst feeling being virtually trap in your clothes LOL.

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To add a dash of pop art to my outfit I wore my white frame sunglasses, a silver cubed necklace, my famous Kashmir clutch frame with the incomparable Grace Jones and a pair of blush pumps, and I’m ready to brighten your day while I take over the 6ix.

JS IMG_4128Skirt: Eloquii // Top: Old Navy (find Similar here) // Jeans jacket: Old Navy // Sunglasses: Forever 21 // Pumps: Aldo //  clutchKashmir: Kashmir

For my Tall babes: Skirt & Top , Jeans Jacket

Nancy’s Look

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On any given day, you will catch me in jeans or in a jumpsuit; but every now and then, I like to break out a sweet and girly dress. This dress hits the mark on all accounts. In a not so distant past, you would never catch me wearing florals… Yet, just in the past couple of months, I’ve worn florals over, over and over again. Go figure!

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This dress is just adorable. It screams easy, breezy and beautiful. The material is lightweight and makes it the perfect piece on a hot summer day. The top part has suttle stiches which does wonders for our figure. It has a nice adjustable cross back along with a sweetheart neckline. To make this dress even more perfect, it has pockets!

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This is yet another piece that can be dressed up or down. I plan on wearing it with some cute lace up flats, but that’s not the route I took here! I decided to dress it up by wearing my dress with fushia pumps. I added a belt to define my waist and the right amount of bling around my neck.

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Dress: Banana Republic (it comes in ‘Regular’, Tall and Petite) // Shoes: Aldo (old); similar here

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Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four xo

 

All Summer 16!

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Summer Summer Summer time!  As the temperature rises it signals that its time to break some fashion rules!

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With this outfit I’ve committed the 3 dreaded no-nos of plus size fashion:

1.No Horizontal Stripes

2. No Baring of Arms

3. No Crop tops

Well, as you’ll  soon see I said nuts to that and so I’m wearing what want!

I spied these bold HORIZONTAL striped shorts on the Eloquii site and had to have them (yes, let me say it again, I have the audacity to wear horizontal stripes…and whomever doesn’t like it can stay mad lol).  Undoubtedly, these shorts are the star of this outfit.  These shorts are uber comfortable, are made of a polyester – spandex mix, have a side zipper and have POCKETS!!!!!!GT reEdited IMG_2163

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I paired my cute shorts with this black tank top.  I love this top from bad ass retailer Rebdolls.  It’s cotton so its hella breathable and of course its cropped!Edited IMG_2205

To complete my look I added this faux leather jacket to add a little edginess to the look and  then donned black wedges that are also super comfy too.  Et voila, I’m all summer 16 ready!GT reEdited IMG_2306

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Shorts: Eloquii // Tank top: Rebdolls (old) similar here or here // Jacket: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here // Wedges: Nine West (old) similar here

For my tall sistahs: Shorts Option 1 // Shorts Option 2 //

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

Fancy Dressy & Classy

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion never need an excuse to get all dolled up.  Whether we are celebrating a friend’s birthday, heading out to dinner or just because, we always come dressed to impress!

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Nancy’s Look

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When the weather warms up like this, it means one and only one thing: it’s time to get summertime fine! Lol Because I’m often quick to run to the store or online for a fly look, I challenged myself to get creative with existing pieces from my wardrobe.

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Honestly, I know it’s really not that hard to pull pieces from your own wardrobe, but when your closet is in utter chaos (I can’t be alone on this one… am I? ?? Lol) it’s easy to forget some of the gorgeous pieces hidden in its depths.

Summer equals color, color, and more color. So when I rediscovered this Dedo Azu asymmetrical skirt, I knew that it would be at the center of my look.

 

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I paired my dress with a sweetheart neckline top (which is actually a dress) that I wore here. Because I wanted the fullest full skirt ever, I added a tutu underneath. So I was basically wearing a dress with two skirts lol but it created just the right look that I was looking for and I didn’t drop a dime. YAY ME!

I finished off my look with a black cut out cuff for a dash of edge, some dangly black earrings and mustard pumps because it just goes! With that, I’m ready for summer night awesomeness!

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Skirt: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders) // Dress (worn as a top): Topshop (old); similar here // Shoes: Shoemint (old); similar here

Plus size options: Skirt: Dedo Azu provides customized option, so she got you too! Top: here and here

Leslie’s Look

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I love wearing pretty summer dresses when  the weather warms up and this one is one of my faves! I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that it was the gorgeous colour and super cool African print that drew me to this dress. The colour is fun and vibrant, while the print has the shape and symmetry that just appeals to me!

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While this is a halter dress, I opted to rock it with a leather moto style jacket to give the illusion that it is actually a skirt. Truth be told, I also did this because I did not have time to have it altered and it’s still a wee bit too big!LOL But this just goes to show what you can do when you think outside the box!

The midi length of this dress is perfect for the tall girl and the flared skirt gives me some added volume on my bottom half.

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The accessorizing of this outfit was easy. I wore a studded black belt to highlight my waist, and a little sparkle at the ears in the form of dangly earrings. To turn the colour all the way up, I added these neon yellow stilettos; and with that, I was ready to enjoy a warm spring evening and night out with that special someone, or with great friends!

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Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders).// Moto Jacket: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Office (sold out), Similar here//

For my oh so pretty plus size babes: Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders.)// Moto Jacket //

 

Gail’s Look

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but I would have to add sequins to the list too.  So, without question this skirt is the star of this outfit.  It hugs me in all the right places and when the light catches just right, its as though I’m shining bright like a diamond.

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I paired my gem of a skirt with this black mesh long sleeved bodysuit.  I layered it with another bodysuit worn underneath.  To round out my look I added black peep toe pumps and gold accessories.  With that my friends my outfit is complete!

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Skirt: Eloquii (this item is a final sale so be sure to check the size chart to ensure a perfect fit) // Mesh bodysuit: ASOS Curve//  Bodysuit: Maidenform similar here  here or here // Pumps: Zara (old) similar here

For my tall glamazons:  Black Bodysuit with Mesh Detail // Sequin skirt Option 1  Sequin skirt Option 2

Judy’s Look

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Dressing up and dressing well is something that I love doing oh so much.  For my dressy look I went for a subtle feminine, femme-fatale red dress. I was fortunate enough to find this gorgeous red dress that almost looks like a 2 piece set, in my favorite scuba material.  Red is a color that a lot of people shy away from, however you can never go wrong with the right shade of red. I found this dress on my favorite website, ASOS, and since the dress was well priced (you know I’m always looking for a great deal) I just had to have it!

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What drew me to this dress is the illusion of it being a 2 piece set.  Also, I’m a sucker for a voluminous puffy skirt. Since the top of the dress is fitted and looks like a crop top, the bottom part being puffy creates an overall effect that I simply love!

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Another great thing about this dress is that it is made out of a scuba material; it always does right by me.  I love the stretch that this material offers, but more importantly, I appreciate that the material holds me in at all the right places. A thicker scuba material carefully smooths out my blemishes which is always a plus.

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To complete my feminine femme-fatale look I paired my dress with some leopard print pumps and a sparkly necklace, and voila, I’m ready to conquer.

Dress: Asos  similar  here // Clutch: Aldo // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Necklace: eBay (old) similar here

For my tall sisters: Dress: here and here

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

2016 Spring and Summer Trends

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The flowers are blossoming, the sun is shining brighter each day and we couldn’t wait to jump into the season in style!  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion decided to give you a little taste of some of the hot spring and summer trends that will be a prerequisite for keeping it cool this season!

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Gail’s Look

Thank goodness the warm weather has finally arrived!  It’s finally time to store away the winter coats and boots and pull out the colourful clothing.

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I’ve purchased this royal blue skirt with net detail on the Eloquii site some time ago.  The netting detail is to die for and was seen on all of the runways.  From Proenza Schuler, Alexander Wang to Cushnie et Ochs netted clothing pieces are the thing for Spring.

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I paired my royal blue skirt with a seafoam blue netted top from Old Navy. I love the play of colours and it puts me right in the spring-time mood!  The netted skirt is a midi length on me and the waistband has an elasticized waist so its super-duper comfortable.  I completed my look by adding these striped pumps and this fun colourful necklace.

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Skirt: Eloquii (sold out) similar here or here // Top: Old Navy // Tank top: Forever 21 Plus // Pumps: Zara (old) similar here// Necklace: Zara // Clutch: eBay

For my tall babes here is a option for you:  Top   Skirt or Skirt or Skirt or Skirt

 

Nancy’s Look

Trends. They come and go. While some are adamant about never following trends, I think they can be fun to partake in. While I wouldn’t break the bank for any trendy pieces, I like to incorporate them into my wardrobe every now and then.

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The cold shoulder trend is all the rage right now, and I’m loving it. It was seen all over the runways from Proenza Schouler to Derek Lam. This is a subtle (and sexy!) way to show some skin this summer. Since my cold shoulder top is a crop top, I decided to pair it with high wasted pants. This way, my middle section isn’t Aaalllll out. Just a peak of skin just how I like it.

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I know that the post is supposed to be about the top but these pants, my tall sisters, are the truth. I’ve written about them before, but I still love them so very much! Fit on point, great color and, of course, the length is perfect! ZARA continues to impress me as I’ve spotted some pants with a 39″ inseam!!! These work perfectly for my long long gams. This is proof positive that we can’t always discount “regular” stores. And while the struggle is indeed quite real, sometimes, it’s worth just giving it a try.

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I was channeling my inner Carmen Jones baby! And while I didn’t have flowers in my hair, I decided to have them on my feet! Lol. With that and a red lip, I’m ready to take on the summer!

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Top: TTYA x long tall sally // Pants: Zara (old); similar here // Shoes: Louise & Cie (size 12 here)

Plus size sexy can recreate my look with this top and these pants.

Judy’s Look

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I couldn’t wait to put my winter jacket and boots away and transition into a lighter, more colorful wardrobe.  Since I’m always craving color, when I happened upon this colorful cape blazer I knew I had to have it. The search for this cape blazer actually started a few months ago when I first saw it on the Simplybe US and Simplybe UK websites. The only hiccup is that these 2 sites don’t ship to Canada. Well, since my middle name is “fighter” cause I never give up without a fight lol, when my American cousin said he was coming to visit us in Canada the light bulb went off in my head and I ask my good ol cuz to get it for me. Side note the blazer had gone down in price by 75% so I was even more eager to get it.
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When I finally got the blazer I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror, I loved it so much. The mix of colours in the stripes are a perfect combination.   This blazer is a big statement and a great addition to my spring and summer wardrobe.  The stripe pattern of my blazer reminds me of some of the pieces seen in Christian Siriano and Clover Canyon’s Spring and summer 2016 collections.

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The blazer is by a company named Lavish Alice, and I must say, they make great pieces. I actually discovered them through ASOS, so now I will definitely be checking them out on a regular basis!

To keep the focus on my blazer I wore a simple black tank top, my black high-waisted pants and topped it all off with my blush pumps and I am ready for the warmer weather.

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Blazer: Simplybe // Pants: ASOS // Tank Top: ASOS // Necklace: eBay similar here // Shoes: Aldo

For my tall babe:  Blazer: ASOS // Pants: ASOS // Tank Top: ASOS

Leslie’s Look

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Spring is one of my most favourite times of the year. It’s like the build-up to the climax in a great movie; the delicious appetizer before the main course, or the beginning cords to that track you love to sing along to or dance to in the club– you catch my drift;-)

With spring comes some new trends, some timeless ones and sometimes those that are just making a revival! The spring trend I’m just loving right now is the low slung wide leg trouser. This trend calls to everything that is just me: low waist line, uber relaxed fit and looking effortlessly pulled together yet just a little boho!

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Putting this look together was super simple. I started with a colour palette that I just love any time of year (i.e. grey), and slid into these wide leg trousers. The low slung look works so well for me since, more often than not, my trousers are a little big in the waist. This look means one less trip to the tailor!lol

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I then added a simple tank top and this oversized coat to complete the look. Then I moved on to accessories!!! I wanted to elevate this look with some bling, so I added this gorgeous necklace, kept the earrings simple, and added a large cuff. You can easily add a great colourful handbag to this look to give it some extra pop (and that is how you will see me when I rock this look in the streets of the 6ix:-)

And with that, I was ready to head out for drinks with the crew!

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Jacket: Zara // Top: Zara (sold out), similar here or here // Trousers: Zara (old), similar here //

For my plus size beauties, you can recreate the look with these great pieces: Jacket or Jacket //Top //Trousers or Trousers ore Trousers//

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*Special thanks to Kristina Laukkanen for snapping our pics!  She can be contacted at:

©Kristina Laukkanen
Insta: @kristinalaukkanenphoto
Twitter: @kristina_lppo

 

Tah Tah for now!

The Fab Four

High Tea

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Scones, clotted cream and tea of every flavour – the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are off to enjoy a quintessentially English delight – afternoon tea.  Introduced to England by the 7th Duchess of Bedford after she complained of “having a sinking feeling” later in the day, afternoon tea became the perfect remedy.  Join us as we enjoy afternoon nibbles while keeping it oh so fancy!
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Nancy’s Look

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Another day, another opportunity to glam up with the squad!

I seem to really be gravitating towards florals this spring. While it is the “typical” spring thing, this is quite new for me…. And I’m loving it! This little number jumped on my screen as I was perusing the H&M website (side bar, did you hear that H&M will soon offer online shopping?!!??!! It took them long enough but I for one am VERY GLAD!)ND Edited IMG_8945

But the print wasn’t the only thing that attracted me to this little number. The fit! Oh the fit. It’s just perfect. The strategically placed seams allow this dress to hug you in all the right places. While it’s fitted it’s very comfortable and sucks you right in. This is really a thing of sewing magic.ND Edited IMG_8966

I decided to allow the dress to play center stage so I paired it with very minimal accessories. I had to break out the birdcage tho LOL. I added these purple pumps because, well, pop of color. You know how I do. LOL I was thinking about my Mom with this pairing because, as she would say, “it goes together”. It’s one of those things that’s hard to explain, but when it goes, it just goes!ND Edited IMG_9068

Dress: H&M // Shoes: Aldo (sold out); similar here

Plus size honeys, you can recreate my look with this dress! Or that one.

 

Judy’s Section

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Spring is upon us, and it’s time to bring out our lovely floral pattern skirts and dresses and enjoy the beautiful weather. One thing my girls and I enjoy during spring and summer, is going to high tea.

For a high tea event, I’m always torn between wearing a nice flowing dress, a fitted wiggle dress, or a nice skirt. This time my heart settled on this beautiful skirt that I stumble upon on Instagram when I was perusing through @iambeauticurve’s page. I clicked on the pic to get the deets of her outfit, and yeah baby I too was able to score this 2 piece yellow flower patterned skirt and crop top.

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That same night I visited the Forever 21 store closest to my home. I must admit, I wasn’t too crazy about the complete coordinate set on me so I only went with the skirt. I was very impressed with the material and love the sheen it has to it.  It’s a great fit on me and I love the fact that it is high waisted and flares out.  Besides, yellow compliments my skin tone very well and I’m a sucker for a floral pattern.  A little confession: I was never a huge fan of floral patterns but once I found the right floral pattern I changed my mind.
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For our high tea outing, I wore my new skirt with my off white high collar top which I also found at Forever 21 a few months ago.  To complete my look I wore my gold triangle earrings and my cream and gold pumps by Ivanka Trump.

Ok now I’m ready to go, I just hope they will have my favorite high tea delicacies, which are biscuits, jam and crème fraiche.

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Skirt: Forever 21 // Top: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here // Earrings: Forever 21 similar here // Cuff: Forever 21 // Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old) similar here

Tall babes: Skirt // Top

 

Leslie’s Look

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I so love going for a proper English afternoon tea! My sis and I started trying afternoon tea at various hotels many years ago when we were still living in Montreal, and the trend has continued ever since!

Of course, it goes without saying that an important part of these outings is the outfit. I love wearing fun , flirty, feminine pieces for these high tea activities; makes me feel like a proper English lady.

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I am still in love with all looks mod inspired, so this dress appealed to my retro sensibilities. The cool print and soft sheen immediately caught my attention when I clapped eyes on it on the salesperson in the store; and the short length that shows of my gams to perfection, made for a real winner! I love this style of lose fitted dress as you never need worry about those dreaded panty lines and no need to loosen anything after a big meal;-) To me, the key to the success of this style of dress is to ensure the areas that are supposed to be fitted (i.e. the shoulders and bust), fit well. If they are too big, it will look more sack like (no one wants that!)

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There’s no doubt that this dress was the star of my look, all I had to add was some nude pumps, a little sparkle at my ears and wrist and I was ready for my finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream!

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Dress: Kate Spade (old), similar here, here, here // Shoes: Office //

Plus size perfect princesses I haven’t forgotten you: Dress or Dress //

Gail’s Look

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I really created this outfit around these mellow yellow pumps!  They are oh so comfortable, I could literally wear them for hours.  They’re faux suede with an ankle strap and I just love the pointed toe.
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Moving up from the shoes is this gloriously feminine skirt.  I love its fullness and the high low situation as well.  The material is neoprene which helps give the skirt that puffy fullness I mentioned earlier.

Another nod to femininity is this black and white off the shoulder top.  Those of you who follow our blog regularly will recognize this top.  I just love having items in my wardrobe I can reach for over and over again.

My friends, my look is complete and I’m off to enjoy another cuppa! LOLGT Edited IMG_8866

Top: ASOS Curve (old) similar here // Skirt: Ashley Stewart (sold out) similar here or here // Pumps: ASOS (sold out) similar here or here (this shoe goes all the way up to a 12W!!)//

For my tall glamazons here are some options for you – Top // Skirt Option 1 or Skirt Option 2 //

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Tah Tah for now,

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