Ziza Boutique Part 2

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are back with another look at the great options found at Ziza Boutique!

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Leslie’s Look

Want to make a statement at work? Show ‘em who’s really boss? Then this look is DEFINITELY for you. Fun, funky and still boardroom ready!

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The “sexy secretary” cobalt blue tie neck blouse has a little funk to it with the voluminous sleeves but still caters to a corporate environment. The colour catches their attention, so you can hit ‘em with that innovative idea, that risky venture or even get them to buy in to a new way to do business.

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The culottes are perfect for us tall girls. You never have to worry about hemming, they’re supposed to be short!lol This classic grey colour is brought to life with it’s wide leg style and when combined with this funky snake print belt and bold blouse is killa!  Who said conservative needed to be boring?

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To complete my look, I added a pair of grey suede boots and a printed coat, because every boss needs a cool coat and now I’m ready to take on the lions in the boardroom den!

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Blouse: Ziza Boutique // Culottes: Ziza Boutique // Coat: Zara // Boots: Zara //

For my curvy ladies : Blouse // Culottes or Culottes// Coat

Judy’s Look

js-img_1823Going to Ziza Boutique is always a fun adventure, you never know what great gems you might find there. On our latest trip I found this red dress which I’m obsessed with.

The dress is the dress of all dresses lol, I never really dived too much into red coloured clothing, but thanks to Ziza Boutique I’m sold. I recently wore a stunning red jumper also from Ziza boutique, see previous post for details here.

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This fabulous red dress is called the Jade dress and its perfect for work, corporate events or other social functions.  You name it, and this is the dress. This dress is fitted  and knee length, with a belt which helps accentuate the smallest part of my body which is my waist.

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The best part of the dress is the sleeves. Yes honey the sleeves are puffy which takes this dress to the next level of slaying.

To conclude I wore my dress with my black studded pumps and to jazz up my style I wore my printed clutch from Papaya & Co.

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Dress: Ziza Boutique // clutch: Papaya & Co // pumps: old (similar here)

Dress for my tall Sister: Here

 

Nancy’s Look

Ziza Boutique has done it again. The lady boss behind this boutique goes to the ends of the earth (literally!) to find unique pieces that will have you standing out without having to worry about a”who-wore-it-best” competition with others in attendance at your event.

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This dress has the classic fit and flare silhouette that is sure to add curves right where you want them. The pleated bottom adds volume while being a nice twist. Also, the dress comes with the fantastic belt that further accentuates my waist.

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And when you say “pointed flat collar”, I say, “find a beautiful necklace to accentuate it!”. So if you’re wired like me, you’ll be happy to know that gorgeous necklaces – like the one that I’m wearing – is also available at Ziza Boutique! Talk about a one stop shop.

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I finished my look with these fuchsia pumps for a pop of color – you know me by now, yes? This dress is a great versatile dress which will get you from church to work in 2.5.

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Dress: Ziza Boutique // Necklace: Ziza Boutique // Shoes: Aldo (old); similar here

To the plus size bombshells who would like to recreate my look, check out this dress here!

 

Gail’s Look

This mini dress from Ziza boutique is the cat’s meow.  This light weight dress is super comfy, features bell sleeves and is quite versatile which is as you all know a big plus for me. One could wear it with faux leather pants, over the knee boots or as I’ve done hear with these fishnet stockings from Berkshire!

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I paired the dress with this houndstooth coat to break up all the black and keep things interesting.

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The icing on the cake of this look are these black block heeled shoes that are also from Ziza boutique.  The shoes feature a zip up closure at the back and lace up in the front.

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Dress: Ziza boutique // Coat: Forever 21 Plus (old) similar here or here  // Shoes: Ziza boutique // Fishnet stockings: Berkshire hosiery

For my tall divas here are some options for you: Dress or Dress or Dress // Coat

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Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Holiday Office Party Looks with Fab Four Fashion

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Tis the season of gingerbread, eggnog, men in red suits, and of course many, many parties. One of these holiday celebrations is that office holiday party. If you haven’t figured out what you plan to wear yet, never fear, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are here! Check out the looks that they pulled together to set the office a-buzz!

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Judy’s Look

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The holiday season is here and with that another office party is around the corner. Every year my work throws amazing glamorous, banquet hall parties and every year I need to bring it in style.

This year I went for simple, elegant and cute with a vibrant red jumper that I found at Ziza Boutique, located in Oakville, Ontario and they have an on-line site and can ship everywhere.
My curvy and plus sisters this one is for you and it’s also available in black!

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This red jumper screams holiday jingle bells all the way, with a fitted bottom to accentuate my curves. I love the loose top portion which allows me to indulge in extra appetizers and drinks without feeling too snug lol.

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Last but not least, the back of the jumper has an exposed zipper, which from the back gives you the illusion of it being 2 pieces.

My office party look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of leopard print pumps and a dazzling necklace.

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Just like that I’ll be dancing the night away

Judy’s jumper : Ziza Boutique // Pumps: Sam Edelman // Necklace: old fine similar here // bracelet : old find similar here

Jumpers for my tall sister’s : here & here

 

Nancy’s Look

This dress channels my inner Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” post make-over of course!lol Not only did I choose this gorgeous designer dress because of the vibrant colour, but the fit was freaking phenomenal.

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First and foremost, we tall girls know that length is everything, and this dress hits me at the perfect spot to keep it cute and classy at that corporate holiday event. The colour is so in keeping with the season matching so perfectly with my boy St. Nick, LOL, and the fit and flare style accentuates my waist-line, creating more of an hourglass silhouette. Added to this long list of attributes is that it also has pockets (this frock rocks)!

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But ladies, we all know that the holiday season is one of the most expensive times of the year, so wouldn’t it be great to save a few bucks at this time of year and still make a splash at any holiday party? Well, I’ve got good news for you, you can rent this stunning designer dress at a fraction of the cost. Fitzroy Boutique’s got you covered!

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Accessorizing this look was veritable child’s play; I rocked these to die for high heeled silver sandals and a fun, festive clutch. The requisite bling was then added and I  was ready to work the room at that office holiday event!

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Dress: Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals// Shoes: Long Tall Sally // Clutch: Aldo //

For my sexy curvy ladies: Dress or Dress //

Gail’s Look

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The holidays are upon us which means attending lots of holiday parties – namely work parties.

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This year I decided to remix my black business suit and added these faux fur leather front paneled pants.  I’ve feature both the pants and the jacket before.  I love when clothing in my wardrobe can do double duty!!

I first featured this peplum jacket in this post we did called Les Poupounes de Luxes which offers clothing for women of ALL SIZES! 3 cheers for companies that recognize and offer clothing for all women!  I love the of the style jacket as the flirty peplum  conceals any parts of your body that one might not be crazy about while cinching me in at my waist.

I paired this gem of a jacket with these faux leather front paneled pants that are super comfy and ultra chic and I featured them here on the blog in the post we did called Suzy Shier.  The pants are on pull on and feature a banded waist.  They also have small angled zips on the front.

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To spice this look up further I added hot pink pumps and this blinged out necktie necklace!

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Jacket: Les Poupounes de Luxes // Pants: Suzy Shier (sold out) similar here //Tank top: Forever 21 Plus //Pumps: Aldo shoes (old) similar here // Necktie necklace: H&M // Clutch: eBay

For my tall bombshells Les Poupounes can customize the jacket for you! Here are pants and tank top options for you:

Faux leather pants // Tank top

 

Leslie’s Look

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I said it on Cityline and I’ll say it again; my office holiday party look is all about sticking to the 3 c’s: cute, conservative and classy. That holiday party is just not the place to show off Conchita and Rosita (as my friends lovingly calls her boobs!lol). Nor is it time to rock that sexy little number you wore to the club last week that showed off that mole on your thigh! We wanna show your colleagues that you got style and class whether it be in the boardroom or on the dance-floor!

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I simply LOVE this dress I picked up at Ziza Boutique. The colour is what first caught my eye and the style made me have to have it! It has the perfect amount of funky with the cool frill detail and the classic fit is perfect to highlight my figure.

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Now, let me tell you about these shoes!!!! Shoes can make or break a party night right? If your feet hurt, you will become a party pooper. These gorgeous blue babies, again from Ziza Boutique, made my breath catch in my throat when I first laid eyes on them! I tried to play it cool, but the girls could tell, it was love at first sight!

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I kept my accessories simple, yet festive, with a pair of sparkly earrings and bracelet, and of course some jewels for my fingers!

This look will definitely leave a positive lasting impression at any office holiday event!

Dress: Ziza Boutique (some more options here) // Shoes: Ziza Boutique (contact at: 1-855-444-ZIZA(9492)

For my plus size perfect babes: Dress or Dress //

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Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

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

Inspector Judy

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Fall is here and we can’t escape it, therefore it’s time to start layering up! I love wearing a trench coat in the beginning of fall as it’s a great transition piece. For this fall look, I went for an outfitthat reminds me of Inspector Gadget LOL. If you don’t know who that is Google him, it’s a classic old school cartoon.

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I wore one of my favorite work pants which are called Peg Trousers with Obi-tie from ASOS. I love these pants so much that I bought them in green as well, and plan to buy them in a few more colours. What I simply love about these pants is the high waist with the built-in belt. The look fits my curvy frame perfectly, by accentuating the smallest part of my body, and gives me enough room in the hip area. What’s also nice about these pants is that I can dress them down with cool flats, or dress them up with a nice pair of heels. These pants can take you from the boardroom environment to the bar at happy hour.

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Finding well made, tailored shirts and blouses that fit properly has always been a struggle for me. However, I’ve managed to identifiy a few go-to stores that I can rely on to find a shirt that fits my chest area well, without the awkward situation of having my button pop while talking to co-workers. LOL Yep,  true story, it happened to me. My go-to stores for dress shirts are Forever 21 Plus, ASOS and Eloquii.

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To complete my look I donned a trench coat to combat those cool early fall breezes, and wore my Ivanka Trump pumps.

And just like that, I’m ready to tackle any situation, the only thing missing is my Inspector Gadget hat.

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Pants: Asos // Blouse: Forever 21 // Trench coat: Asos // Pumps: Ivanka Trumps

For my tall fashionista’s: Pants // Blouse // trench coat

*Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur who snapped the pictures

Tah tah for now,

Judy

Dog Days of Summer

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Well ladies and gents, we are almost at the end of our fabulous summer. This year we were blessed with an extremely warm summer season and had days where the thermostat reached record highs. Since all good things must come to an end, Fab Four Fashion has decided to give you at least one more post (possibly two) relating to the summer and give you great options of what to wear until Labor Day weekend.

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Nancy’s Look

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End of August. Can you believe it?! Say it ain’t so!! Thankfully, the sun is still shining (for the most part!) and the weather is still sweet. As much as I love fall fashion, I want to play in my summer wardrobe just a little while longer.

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This outfit is precisely how you’ll catch me running through the streets on an easy breezy day and is just one example of how you can transition your summer outfits for the coming season.

I got this dress about a decade ago (!!!) while on a wonderful trip to Barcelona with my bff (hey Myrsha!). The print is what first caught my eye. I love the colors and plaid is just a timeless classic.

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To make the color further pop, I paired my maxi dress with this perfect yellow jacket. This jacket is such an eye catcher and a statement on it’s own. It makes even the most simple outfits go from plain to fab.

Now excuse me as I go bake under the sun before it goes away for another 6 months…

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Dress: Zara (ancient); similar here // Jacket: Zara (no longer available in yellow); similar here

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

Leslie’s Look

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Can you believe it? Summer is almost over and I for one feel the need to make sure I wear all my summer clothes while the temperature’s still hot. It’s also a great idea to start looking at what you have in your personal “summer clothing collection” that can easily make the leap into fall.

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This jumpsuit I scored earlier in the summer and just never had an opportunity to rock it on the blog. I fell in love with the print and the style, but I felt no rush to jump into this little number as I knew I could easily wear it as the days got a little cooler.

This piece is perfect for a day party or just hanging with friends. For the tall ladies out there, the length is a 32-inch inseam so that one is a little tricky. I let out the hem so I could rock it with a tiny heel (I just love my heels!!), but even then, the heel has to be a tiny one.

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To polish off my look, I went with all gold accessories; as the buttons on the jumpsuit are gold, it felt apropos.  Funky gold earrings, gold cuffs and gold flat sandals rounded out the look.

This fall, you will catch me in this outfit with a moto jacket and cute kitten heels (in a nice vibrant colour!). I say hallelujah to pieces that can span 2 or more seasons!

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Jumpsuit: Cur Collection //

For my curvy ladies: Jumpsuit //

 

Gail’s Look

Yes, another summer is slowly but surely bidding us farewell.  I wanted to wear an outfit that was carefree yet sexy all at the same time.

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These dark skinny jeans from Forever 21 Plus are simply perfect!  They have some stretch making them very comfy and they hug my hips and derriere perfectly!

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I added this yellow knit cropped tank top because…why not.  I love the colour against my skin and surprisingly I found this in the regular size section of Forever 21.  Ladies, don’t be afraid to try on some items that aren’t in the plus section because you never know if you’ll score a winner.  If it doesn’t fit, no big deal, just move on to the next item in the dressing room.

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Last but not least came these leopard print heeled Vince Camuto sandals!  If you follow us on snapchat (FabFourFashion) you would have seen that I scored these bad boys at the Off Saks Fifth Avenue store at Halton Hills (essentially our Ontario equivalent to Woodbury Common in New York state).  These beauties are very comfy and I got them for only $40!!!!

Skinny jeans: Forever 21 Plus // Crop tank top: Forever 21 similar style for my more voluptuous readers see here or here // Heels: Vince Camuto

For my tall sisters here are options for you:  Jeans // Top

 

Judy’s Look

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Since this summer was very good to me (i.e. nice weather), I had the opportunity to wear my most colorful pieces of clothing. This year I told myself that I wanted to find the right pair of culottes. Yes, finding the right pair of culottes is a struggle, because I need something that doesn’t gather-up between my thick thighs.

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Well, the search is over as I found the cutest pair of culottes online from Lane Bryant (YAY!). I was a bit hesitant as I’ve never ordered anything from them before, as well as, in the past, my not being able to find the right pair of culottes to fit my body properly. I’m excited to say that these pleated culottes fit me perfectly and there’s no gathering of material in the crotch area.

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What I love about these pleated culottes is that they look like a skirt. The material is very light and flowy, and as a lover of prints and color, I couldn’t be happier with the polka dot print on them.

I kept my casual summer look very simple, as it is an outfit that I would wear to run errands, business casual for work, or brunching in the city. I paired my pleated culottes with a simple white tank top, and wore my light blue jean jacket, which has become a staple in my summer wardrobe. To finish off my look I wore my ultra-high but oh so comfortable beige sandals, put on my white sunglasses and I’m ready to casually cruise the streets of TO.

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Culottes: Lane Bryant // Tank top: H&M // jeans jacket: Old Navy // Sandals: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: Zara (find similar here) Sunglasses: Aldo (find similar here)

Tall: culottes & culottes

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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!

 

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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

Fringe Benefits

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Melissa McCarthy  has hit us again with a beautiful summer collection available through Penningtons!  The Melissa McCarthy Seven7 clothing line debuted last year to loads of hip hop hoorays.GT Edited IMG_8343

When I laid eyes on this kimono on the Pennington’s website, I was literally salivating.  I just adored the print and colours and that fringe….oooo wwweeee!

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This kimono would make for an amazing swimsuit coverup as well being a great layering piece to give a little extra kick to a casual outfit.

 

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Now these flared cuffed jeans are the bomb.com.  What I adore about them is that the fabric is so soft.  They don’t feel heavy at all.  I must confess that I’m not really a denim jeans type of lady but these jeans are the truth.  The jeans have a ton of stretch so I was able to go down a size.GT Edite IMG_8167

Now for those of you who are plus size and short like me, you will need to pay a visit to the tailor to get those hemmed to the right length for you.

To complete my look I haded some dangly earrings and some cool shades – and with that I’m sitting pretty enjoying a beautiful summer day!

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Fringe Kimono (courtesy of Penningtons): Melissa McCarthy Seven7 for Penningtons // Flared jeans (courtesy of Penningtons): Melissa McCarthy Seven7 for Penningtons (currently sold out online) similar here // Tank: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here

For my tall sistahs here is an option for you – Kimono // Jeans

Tah Tah for now,

Gail

*Special thanks to photographer Roseline Bonheur 

*Although clothing was provided, the opinions expressed are my own.

Bathing Beauties

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One of the most challenging things for women is finding a bathing suit that fits her body type well. Bathing suits are the little pieces of clothing that are often unforgiving and expose our biggest fears to the world.

Well ladies worry no more. Who are you going to call when you’re searching for bathing suits for different body types? 3 words FAB FOUR FASHION.

Scroll below to find out the lovely selections of bathing suits which the ladies from Fab Four have found for you.

Thank us later, now you can all swim sexy!

 

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Gail’s Look

Ooooo wweee here we go – swimsuit season is officially in effect and I for one am very excited!  As I’ve mentioned before this blog has allowed me to move beyond my comfort zone for the better!

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Since I was going to be “daring” I went with this gorgeous two piece halter style swimsuit from Forever 21  Plus.  Of course, I had to go with my fave colour combo – black & white.   While I know how to swim, this swimsuit right here is not getting wet at all.  It’s about lounging and cooling out poolside, enjoying a tropical beverage and looking hella hella fly LOL.

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This suit is the bomb.com.  The bra portion is padded (but not too much) so it offers those of us who are not as well endowed as others a little extra somethin somethin.  The band reaching across the back is wide too so there’s no digging into my side or back. The bottom of the suit is high waisted and offers some ruching on the panel.  Also the generous cut on the bottoms fit my curves to a “T”!

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To complete my pool side look I added a light weight floral kimono , silver wedges and of course some bling!  Now I’m off to enjoy that beverage I mentioned!

Swimsuit top: Forever 21 Plus // Swimsuit bottom: Forever 21 Plus // Kimono: eBay (old) similar here //

Wedges: Old Navy (old) similar here

For my tall bathing beauties here is an option for you: Long Tall Sally

Judy’s Look

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For all my curvy ladies out there, the crazy search for the perfect bathing suit is over. Thank you to blogger “Extraordinaire” Gabi Fresh for helping to create Swim Suits for All with her fabulous sexy swim suit collection.

I was extremely shocked and excited to see a brand that carries so many beautiful and sexy bathing suits and, most importantly, bathing suits that I would actually want to wear instead of the boring generic ones out there. It didn’t take too long for me to order 3 bathing suits from the Gabi Fresh collection, and to my pleasant surprise all the bathing suits fit my curvy frame perfectly emphasizing all the right places.

 

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A good piece of advice for anybody who is interested in buying their bathing suits: please look at their size chart and order according to your measurements, and the fit will be just fine.

The bathing suit I’m wearing from Gabi Fresh’s latest collection called the GabiFresh for Swim Sexy is called the Sovereign , which makes me feel like an Egyptian goddess. The cut outs on each side are located at the right places and fit me very well.  The gold detail in the middle accessorizes the bathing suit beautifully.

 

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I want to thank Swimsuits For All for sending me this beautiful bathing suit; and as long as you continue to make suits that speak to me, you will continue to have me as a customer and hopefully one day I can model for you, LOL

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In the meantime you can catch me swimming sexy on the beach.

Bathing suit: Swimsuitsforall

My tall sisters: ASOS

Nancy’s Look

A few weeks ago, we decided to bare it all… Figurative that is. But this week, were literally baring it all in our freshest swimsuits!

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When choosing a bathing suit, the number one thing for me is to find a good fitting and well supporting bra. This means that I choose ones that come with a bra size. You’ll surely understand how I lost my marbles when I saw that ASOS offered a full bust option with cups going all the way up to a J cup size! How you like them apples!

I will however caution you to consult their size charts. While the smaller cups are the same in US and UK sizes, US cups E and up are slightly smaller in UK sizes. So while my top worked out, I was expecting it to be larger. Took notes for next time!

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I got love for the itty bitty bikinis (specifically when traveling to places like Rio where dental floss is a bathing suit option lol), but my first love is the high waist option. This one has cool cutouts which add a dash of sexy while still ensuring full coverage so nothing’s hanging out.

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We know that the generously sized bathing suits can cost a pretty penny but ASOS saves the day, once again, by offering a whole gamut of fly options at very pocket friendly prices.

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Top: ASOS // Bottom: ASOS (Both are sold out, however find the one piece bathing suit with the same print here) And if your heart is set on a two piece see this top and that bottom or this cute bikini here and here

You know I never forget my plus size bombshells. So check out this option here and here! Enjoy

 

Leslie’s Look

Now ladies and gents, you all know that we are all about body positivity and loving and werking what you got! But, I have never shown so much of what I got on any form of on-line medium before, so needless to say, this post was a bit of a challenge for me. I love my body, and like all men and women, we have areas we want to emphasize and others we want to de-emphasize, but in a bathing suit, oooh doggy, there ain’t no place to hide!LOOOL  So, with that said, without further ado, I present to you my on-line bathing suit premier…

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As you must know by now, I love prints, even when they are only on a bikini top and bottom, so when I spied this 2 piece with my little eye, I scooped it up real quick.

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The things I love most about this suit besides the print, are the bikini bottoms with the tie sides, as I feel like it gives me a little extra something something on the hip making it appear like my hips may be  a little wider than they actually are (but this could be all in my head, but it works for me!lol). I also love this bikini top with its extra padding that pushes up the “girls” just enough to make it look like I got a little extra shimmy when I shake!:-)

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I love this bikini, and despite my initial trepidation, I love doing this post. Loving our bodies can sometimes be a journey. As women, our bodies can go through so many changes and we will often have to adjust to our shapes as time goes by. But we need to remember to continue to love our bodies and all its “2000 parts”!

 

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Swimsuit: Victoria’s Secret (Top // Bottom)

For my plus size divas here are some options for you Option 1 Top Option 2 Bottom // Option 2

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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Office Chic

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Not sure what to wear to the office this summer? Check out some cute looks from the ladies of Fab Four that just might inspire you!

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Nancy’s Look

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet… and as much as we’d all rather be moving our dancing feet, some of us gotta go to work! Thankfully, this season allows us to do so in style.

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Summer to me is synonymous with color, color and more color. That’s why I had to work this skirt into my office chic look. I have made full use of it for play time but now it’s just what I needed to werk it at work. The scuba material gives this pencil skirt the best fit.

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To remain sexy and cool, I paired my skirt with a lace top. To wear lace at work or not to wear lace at work, that is the question! It all depends on your work environment. Mine is not the most conservative, but nonetheless, I always make sure that I wear it with a tank top that provides full coverage. The goal is always to look professional and classy while being comfortably you. Just rock whatever outfit will make you walk tall like you own the joint (even if you don’t actually own it… yet!).

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Since it’s summertime, I try to wear pieces that can easily take me from the boardroom to the bar. So swap your pumps for some lace up sandals, add some bling around your neck and enjoy that cocktail!

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Skirt: ASOS (sold out); similar here// Top: Alloy Apparel (old); similar here// Shoes: Nine West (old); similar here

My plus size perfect sistas can recreate my look with this top and that fab skirt.

Leslie’s Look

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It’s 7:30 AM, it’s already 25 degrees out and you’re getting ready to head out to the office, but first, you gotta figure out what to wear! This task can be daunting, especially when you can’t just throw on shorts and a tee. My solution to the summer heat + work outfit dilemma is the flared skirt.

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For me, a flared skirt equals great ventilation!lol I need the air to flow around me to keep me cool and I love that feeling of freedom (no pants restricting my movements.

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This look was super-dooper simple. I went for a tone on tone mix rocking this purple pleather, sleevless top and a mauve flared midi skirt. The shoes I kept neutral and then threw on some cool accessories to jazz things up a little. This look also transitions extremely well into an after work happy hour event or a nice dinner out!

So bring on the heat, cause I got it beat baby!

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Top: H&M (sold out), Similar here or here // Skirt: The Height (sold out), Similar here or here or here //

For my curvy gals: Top // Skirt //

 

Gail’s Look

As the temperature rises, maintaining that polished professional look can sometimes leave you wondering what to wear to work.  As you make your way to the office, it might be humid and sticky but once you arrive it’s as though you’ve been dropped in a freezer because the air conditioning is cranked all the way up to Antarctica temperatures!  To combat these two extreme scenarios I make sure to have layering pieces in my wardrobe.

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For this summer office chic look I went with this 3/4 length jacket to guard me against the frigid ac temp.  Although this jacket is a feminine pink colour, it’s very tailored and sleek.

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I then paired my jacket with this cotton (read breathable) dusty rose coloured tank and a cream coloured pencil skirt.  Both of these pieces work to keep me looking business chic but cool and comfy for those commutes to and from work via public transit.

To complete my look I added blushed coloured pumps (worn only at the office and NOT durig my commute as I wouldn’t survive LOL) and the tote purse to hold all my much needed items.  And voila, summer office chic at its best!

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Jacket: Elvi (old) similar here // Tank: Old Navy (sold out) similar here // Skirt: eBay or similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here or here// Tote: River Island (sold out) similar here

For my tall sistahs – Jacket // Tank // Skirt 1  Skirt 2  Skirt 3

Judy’s Look

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The office chic look is right up my alley. When summer comes around I’m ready to show up to show off.   For me an office chic look is when classic professional meets stylish fashionista. Some of my favorite office looks are dresses, pants and printed shirts. Having these essential items can easily allow you to transition from a day at the office to happy hour. Let me introduce you to my office chic look.

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For this look I went for my 3/4 olive high-waisted pants from ASOS . These pants are perfection, love how they hug my body. A high waist is just what I need to show off my hourglass figure. I don’t have to deal with the usual gap at the back when I sit, and the built in belt is just perfect. I have been looking for pants like this for a very long time so when I saw them online I couldn’t resist buying them, and I’m hopeful they’ll come out in many colors so I can purchase them all!

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Since we can now finally enjoy the nice weather, I decided to wear my high waist pants with a sleeveless high collar shirt. This shirt goes well with almost anything and I can easily put a sweater or simple jacket over it, and I’m good to go.

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To complete my cute office chic look, I paired my outfit with leopard print pumps by Sam Edelman, and just like that I’m ready to handle business at work than enjoy a nice cocktail at a cute spot for happy hour.

Pants: Asos and similar here // Top: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here // Shoes: Sam Edelman 

For my tall babe: Pant: Asos // Top: Asos // Shoes: Sam Edelman

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Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

 

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