An Azazie Fairytale

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What more can we say about Azazie? Considering that we have teamed up with them for a second time attests to the fact that we are big fans. Azazie is your go to dress shop, from bridesmaids dresses to cocktail dresses, especially since each gorgeous gown comes in every size, and a wide array of colors to choose from. It’s simple as 1-2-3: 1. Fall in love with a dress 2. Enter your measurements (and that’s multiple measurement points to ensure perfect fit!) 3. Rock your gorgeous dress. It’ll never be too big, small, short or long!

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But don’t take our word for it, judge for yourself! Take a peak at our pictures, but then again you would have to see the dresses in person to truly witness how beautifully crafted they are.

 

Nancy’s Look

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Ethereal. Astonishing. Regal. These are some of the few words that people will use to describe you when they see you in your Azazie dress! Whatever your style, they have it. From floor length to short, conservative to skin-flaunting, there is something for everyone. If you’re like me, your biggest problem will be to choose just one!

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Tall girls, attention please, attention please. With Azazie, your dresses will never, and I mean never, be too short. I always said that I would never complain that a dress is too long, and this one is veeeery long. I am wearing 4in sandals and there isn’t ever a toe in sight! Could this be the very first time in my life that I get anything hemmed???? Naaaaahhhhh LOL.

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This dress is beautifully crafted and no detail is spared. The bodice is perfectly fitted all while taking into account your bust size (so much so that wearing a bra is totally optional – the girls will stay put and no fear of wardrobe malfunctions).

Only warning I have for anyone thinking of getting an Azazie dress: be prepared to dazzle everyone. All eyes WILL be on you so head high, shoulders back and sway them hips!

nd-img_0284Dress: Azazie // Necklace: Ziza Boutique // Bracelet: Ziza Boutique // Shoes (tho invisible LOL): long tall sally (old); similar here

Gail’s Look

I really love Azazie for the fact that no matter your size, height or body shape, you can find a beautiful dress in a size you!

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This sequin number is making all kinds of noise.  I love sequins so there was no doubt that I had to have this gorgeous dress plus this dress is completely customizable.

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Simply enter in your measurements, Azazie walks you through this process, and boom your dress is in your hands in a matter of weeks.

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The fit of the dress is spot on.  The sweetheart neckline is very flattering and the length is perfect as the dress puddles beautifully on the ground.  The dress also comes with built in boning so you really feel held in.

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To stylify my look (yes, I know stylify is not a word LOL), I added this black faux fur stole, large silver dangly earrings, and silver pumps.  Just like that, I’m looking like the blak Mae West! LOL

Dress: Azazie // Faux fur stole: eBay //Pumps: Zara (old) similar here // Earrings: H&M

Leslie’s Look

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Red carpet ready; that is how I would have to describe this gorgeous gown. Azazie has done it again, creating a beautiful made-to-measure gown that fits my every curve to a T. No need for that trip to the tailor when it comes to an Azazie garment. So long as you know how to use a tape measure, you’re good as gold!

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I selected this particular piece as I love the silhouette it gives me, highlighting my curves and how it exposes my shoulders. I also love this eye-catching shade of yellow which sets you apart from the crowd. Some people tend to leave those vibrant colours behind with the onset of winter. In my opinion we need them more now than ever to counteract those grey days!

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My accessories were oh so simple for this look. Big sparkly earrings, a blinged out bracelet  and a couple of bold bobbles for my fingers and I was ready to walk the red carpet at any formal event!

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Dress: Azazie (made to measure to fit any size, height and shape. I LOVE that)

 

Judy’s Look

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Lately I have been in the mood for the color yellow. From bright lemon to the color of sunshine I’m here for it. This time around I chose a dress in a marigold color.

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This color compliments my skin tone so well that I feel like a ray of sunshine. I chose this dress named the Fatima Bridesmaid which is a sweetheart neckline, A-line cut dress with straps that come close together, and is attached with a button at the back. This dress is floor length and even in heels you cannot see my feet, which elongates my silhouette.

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This dress fits my body very well. I love the fact that there is boning around the boob area, which gives me real support even with my strapless bra. The chiffon material flows beautifully and makes me feel like I’m floating when I walk. I am extremely satisfied with this dress. I can’t wait to wear this gown for a wedding or an elegant gala.

To complete my look, I kept it simple with long gold earrings and a gold bracelet.

With that said, Cinderella ain’t got nothing on me!

js-img_0867Dress: Azazie // Shoes: Ivanka Trump // Earrings: find similar here // bracelet: find a similar here

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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.

nd-edited-img_3000The color is rich, the basket weave pattern is cool, the wide collar, the slim fit need I say more?

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

That Night Magic

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There has always been something about nighttime that felt magical to me ever since I was a kid. That may be the cause of too many bedtime stores (which were so awesome) in which toys came to life once children were asleep and that bump in the night was something other than Dad hitting his knee on the way to the bathroom! LOL But however I look at it, there is something to be said for that zing of excitement and spine tingling thrill that the night can bring!

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First let me tell you all, this is NOT a sponsored post. H&M has not yet decided that this girl (i.e. moi) needs to be representing their brand, and quite frankly, they don’t even know I exist! LOL But I have to big them up for their last Studio collection.

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I accidently on purpose wandered into the store on Bloor street here in the 6ix only to discover that it was the pre-launch viewing of the, then new, Studio collection. The store was open to all, however The Kit magazine was specially invited to this event. So no, I don’t work for The Kit mag, but you would never have known! I was in there trying on stuff like I was specially invited too! LOL

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My loot consisted of these GORGEOUS red wide leg trousers that are so spectacular that I want to wear them everywhere; and this stunning double breasted, wide collar black coat.

So, the truth about these pants ladies is that they are short. I stand at 5ft 9in and I had to let out the entire hem and I still had to rummage through my wardrobe to find short enough heels to rock this look with. I could have easily worn flats. H&M, PLEASE lengthen those pant hemlines!

Slim ladies out there, I actually went down a size in these pants, primarily because they did not have my size in the store, but the smaller size fit perfectly.

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I always have a bit of a love hate relationship with black and red. Black because I feel like the colour drags me down. Yes, it’s elegant, and yes I wear it, but I speckle it through my wardrobe rather than making it a mainstay. Red, there are so many shades that finding the right one for me  can be challenging. But this shade jumped out at me and I just knew it was the perfect one.

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Since I was already shopping in H&M, I figured, I might as well complete the look there. I scooped up this cute cropped red ribbed sweater and called it a night!

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To accessorize this look, I added bold silver earrings, a large ring and this multi-coloured purse I just happened to find in my sister’s closet (Thanks Gail).

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And with that, I’m off to see what the night will bring!

Coat: H&M // Trousers: H&M (sold out), similar here // Top: H&M (sold out, might be able to find in some stores), similar here // Shoes: Ancient (similar here) //

For my beautiful plus size ladies: Coat // Trousers // Top or Top //

*A very special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for the beautiful pictures and taking part in this night time adventure with me!

Tah tah for now,

Leslie xox

Fall Out of Summer

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grp-img_6369Wondering how you can add some extra longevity to your summer wardrobe? Check out how the ladies of Fab Four Fashion transition some of their favourite summer sizzlers to fetching fall fashions.

Leslie’s Look

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Don’t just fade to black because the temperature has begun it’s study descent toward freezing. There are so many colours that make up the spectrum, why not try incorporating more of them into your fall wardrobe and help brighten up those autumn days.

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My look was all about colour! I truly feel that we should all extend those beautiful summer colours into fall! This is one of my favourite outfits  to wear to the office! I always feel great in  it (even when I wake up feeling like I look like Frankenstein’s bride!LOL).

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The accessorizing of this look was very simple. Cool earrings, neutral pumps and a gold bangle and I was ready for after work drinks with the crew!

So the moral of the story is, don’t leave behind all those summer colours just because the trees are putting on their peacock like show. Strut your stuff in colour this season and give the tress a little colour competition!

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Blazer: Zara (old similar here) // Pants: Zara (old similar here) // Shoes: Office //

For my curvy ladies: Blazer // Pants //

Judy’s Look

js-img_5902It’s always great to have pieces of clothing that transition well from summer to fall. Whenever I get a chance to be creative I mix and match these pieces very well.

js-img_6044For this fall look, I decided to use my Mélange Mode African print skirt. I absolutely love the print of this skirt, and the fact that I can wear it in the summer with a brighter top (see Melange Mode post), and switch it up in the fall is a huge bonus to me. For my look I paired my skirt with a simple denim shirt. Since fall is all about coats and jackets, I also threw on my fave camel coat.

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js-img_6120Skirt: Mélange Mode // Shirt: Old Navy // Coat: Asos (find similar here) // pumps: Ivanka Trump // Clutch: Aldo

For my tall fashionistas: Mélange Mode // Old Navy / Asos

 

Nancy’s Look

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When fall is around the corner, I know that I am eager to pull out my boots and coats and all those cool layers. But considering this weather, we are not quite there yet. That’s when transitioning your summer wardrobe becomes key. With that said, I have cheated a little bit. My transitional piece is this leather skirt. Leather used to be more of a fall/winter material but clearly, it’s now worn year round. So to be fall ready, I only had to swap out my crop top for an oversized sweatshirt.

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Until Mother Nature decides to dip the mercury where we can wear our autumn best, I will continue to dip around in my summer wardrobe!

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Sweatshirt: H&M // Skirt: Zara (old); similar here // Shoes: J. Crew (old); similar here // Purse: Reed Krakoff (sold out); similar here

My plus size babes can recreate my look with this skirt and this sweatshirt.

Gail’s Look

Fall is here and I’m all for it.  For my fall look I shopped my closet and my sister Leslie’s too LOL. I went all the way back to our Fab Four Fashion Pants post for inspiration.  I took my olive green jeans and paired them with this long sleeved blush coloured bodysuit that I recently acquired.  I love this particular colour combination.

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I then swiped Leslie’s oatmeal coloured vest for added warmth.

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For some sparkle and glama, yes, I mean glama LOL, I added these gold studded ankle strap flats. With that my fall transitional outfit is complete.

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Vest: Zara (old) similar here or here // Bodysuit: MissGuided // Jeans: Torrid // Flats: Zara (old) similar here

For my tall glamazons: Bodysuit or Bodysuit // Jeans 1 or Jeans 2 // Vest

 

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Fall into Long Tall Sally

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The sun is blazing, the humidity in tense and all signs seem to say summer ain’t going nowhere! Except one; look out the window, step outside, go for that evening walk around 6:30 or 7pm. What do you notice? The sun is rapidly disappearing over the horizon! Which in my part of the world can only indicate one thing: old man winter has us in his cross hairs!

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But before we break out the parkas, tuques and mittens, we have the blessed calm before the storm, where the chill in the air actually feels refreshing, the trees put on their version of a burlesque show by showing us what’s under all that green then “dropping it like it’s hot”, and we get to strut our stuff in our fall fashion finest! And long tall sally was my first stop for fierce fall finds!

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When I happened across this gorgeous chunky turtleneck sweater I knew it would have to be a part of my autumn collection. The thick gauge knit and colour had me thinking of hot coco and crackling logs in the fireplace. Then, I opted to go one size up and rock it as a dress (with some short shorts underneath to hide my lady bits), and I just knew it would definitely heat things up!

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Next came this stunning coat. The sleeves are actually LONG! Can we have a moment of silence for long sleeves that are actually long enough for the long limbed ladies?

(moment of silence…)

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(moment of silence)

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(…and one more moment of silence… 🙂

This elegant camel coat exudes sophistication and Vogue editor level glam! It’s the perfect foundation piece that a woman can wear season after season.

And where would any respectable woman be without her trusty scarf? This scarf is the perfect addition to have on those cooler fall evenings, and also doubles as the perfect decoration for that tote bag! I also just wanted a little bit of print in the overall look to add some panache!

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The final pieces to this look were this floppy hat and my black over the knee boots; and with that, I’m ready to heat things up this fall.

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Coat: c/o long tall sally // Sweater: c/o long tall sally // Scarf: long tall sally // Hat: H&M // Boots: Zara (sold out), similar here //

For my curvy ladies: Coat // Sweater //

So ladies and gents, get ready to dive into fall, because believe it or not, it’s a coming!

And I just have to say a BIG HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY to LONG TALL SALLY!!!

Tah tah for now,

Leslie xo

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

Ziza Boutique

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We are always impressed when women go for their dreams and this is exactly what Fike Ayeni did with Ziza Boutique. She saw that there was a need for individuality and diversity in the fashion landscape and she decided to do something about it. We are so glad she did!! She goes to the ends of the world (literally) to provide her customers with beautiful garments. Do yourself a favor: sit back, relax and enjoy the greatness that is Ziza Boutique.

Judy’s Look

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Another gem found when Fab Four Fashion discovered the online boutique Shop Ziza, and we were ecstatic when  we realized that Shop Ziza catered to straight, plus and tall sizes.

While driving on the way to meet Fike, the owner of Ziza boutique,  I didn’t know what to expect.  I immediately felt relaxed and at ease when we  were greeted   by the  gorgeous and stylish owner Fike. The boutique is located in the basement of her beautifully welcoming home and is all at once chic, inviting and sets the stage for a truly wonderful shopping experience.

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What’s so special about this in-house boutique is that each piece is unique, and that she only orders a few sizes in each piece.  Limiting the orders, minimizes the chance of running into someone wearing the same outfit as you.

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I felt like a kid in a candy store when I entered the boutique, perusing through all the clothing on the floor, and the additional hidden gems in the back room. This boutique boasts a wide variety of both straight and plus size pieces. I was fortunate enough to find several pieces that caught my eye, however, my heart was captured by this gorgeous short sleeve dress. Very different from what I usually gravitate toward. I love the light blue color with the combination of the floral pattern. This dress reminds me of Haute Couture Gucci runway. It’s very feminine, classy and bold all at the same time.

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To complete my look, I paired my dress with blush pumps and accessorized with silver bracelets and earrings.

Fike told us that she regularly travels to Europe to visit different merchants and bring back pieces that she thinks her customers will appreciate. Well I’m quite happy with exclusivity, and in my new dress I’m certainly ready to rip the runway of the main streets of Toronto.

Dress: Ziza Boutique (and they have great options for Tall women)

Shoes: Aldo  // earrings : H&M (find similar Here) // Bracelet: Forever 21 ( find similar here)

 

Nancy’s Look

Finding a new place to shop is always great. Finding a new place to shop which offers unique pieces is amazing. Finding a new place to shop that offers great pieces in all sizes is the best! If you’re as excited as I am, you need to check out Ziza Boutique.

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Have you ever been to an event only to find someone else wearing the same [insert piece of clothing] as you? Annoying right? Well when you shop at Ziza, the chances of that happening are slim to none. Shop Ziza came into existence for that very reason and being unique is its’ raison d’être.

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When we stumbled on the IG page, we were immediately impressed with their offerings. Going to the boutique was even more impressive. Owner Fike Ayeni clearly has a great eye for fashion and curates pieces that will speak to the sophisticated women’s sensibilities.

She even thought about us long legged babes! Her Tall section is actually tall and the offer some great options – in both straight and plus sizes.

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This dress was one of the many pieces that caught my attention. This satin dress has such a regal feel! I immediately pictured myself wearing it with goddess braid, big gold earrings and red lips while relaxing on the hilly coast of Santorini.  Gotta say, I’m quite pleased with the result of my vision, now I just need one of you to hook me up with a plane ticket! LOL

I further accentuated my waist with a thin gold belt and wore mustard pumps to have my must-have pop of color.

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

Plus size babes, you can get this exact dress here.

Leslie’s Look

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Stylish, unique and absolutely divine are apt descriptions of this fabulous dress I discovered from Ziza Boutique. Print perfection, subtly sexy and boldly beautiful, this dress combines all the elements I love in my clothing: cool print, funky details and a little dash of sexy!;-)

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But for me, Ziza Boutique was as much about the clothing as it was about the shopping experience. Picture it, a beautiful, relaxed setting, in which you have access to unique clothing and accessories, painstakingly selected by the owner, who has created a boutique experience that will leave you excited about the pieces, thrilled with the variety of sizes, and the assistance of the owner who has an amazing instinct for what will look perfect on your body type and shape! She was amazing!

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As I mentioned earlier, this girl does love herself some print, as they give me the look of that extra volume that I know you all know I’m always on the hunt for…AND with the fire engine red belt to accentuate my waist, my hourglass shape is amplified! The style of the dress is so simple, yet the added details of the volume in the sleeve, small key-hole opening at the neck and bold print all come together to make it a show stopper.

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Styling this dress could never be simpler. All I added was funky earrings, and a stand-out cuff (which is actually 2 cuffs stacked together). I kept the shoes neutral so as not to have them competing with the dress and I was ready for my close up, and ready to hit the town!

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Dress: Ziza Boutique // Shoes: Office //

For my curvy ladies: Dress //

Gail’s Look

Picture it, you get the invite to the party of the season, the next question becomes what are you going to wear?  You rush to your closet and riffle through and quickly determine that a shopping spree is needed ASAP!  You’re best bet in finding a truly unique piece that no one else will have is the Ziza boutique!  Once again, we’ve found another fashion retailer that offers clothing for women of all sizes!  Hip Hop Hooray for that!!

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Gorgeous does not begin to describe this beaded gown.  This form fitting dress hits me in all the right places-accentuating my curves beautifully.   As one moves closer to the bottom of the dress it flares out prettily so there’s a wonderful “swoosh” when I walk so I feel like the belle at the ball!

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The details at the top of the dress is equally beautiful.  The red and clear beads sown in at the neck make this dress nothing short of Oscar worthy!

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To complete my look I added simple silver studded earrings, blush coloured pumps and simple silver bracelets.  With that I’m ready to dance the night away.

Dress: Ziza Boutique  (For my tall ladies my dress is available and there are other great floor length evening dress options for you on the Ziza site like this one!) // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here // Bracelets & Earrings: eBay // Silver Bead Bracelet: Tiffany

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

CARIBANA

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The biggest North American festival most commonly known as Caribana is here and Fab Four Fashion is ready to jump and wave.  Ever heard of the expression “Hair done, nails done, everything did” if yes, you are ready to see our party outfit ideas.Grp Edited IMG_6618

 

Nancy’s Look

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I don’t know about you; but we ready, we ready, yeah we ready, we ready, ready, ready, ready, ready (those who know, know, but for those who don’t know, I didn’t all of a sudden start to stutter, I’m borrowing the words from Bunji Garlin… lol).

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Caribana is the time of year when you leave all your inhibitions at the door and just get on’ bad! And I’m here for that. I’m a day party kind of girl. I enjoy a great rooftop, having the sun beaming on my skin, dancing to good tunes while waving my Haitian flag and sipping on some delicious beverages. So for a day party, instead of reaching for a freakum dress, I’ll go for something more playful.

This piece right here fits the bill perfectly. When I heard it calling my name tucked away hidden in between racks, I thought that it was a cute A-line dress and I worried that it was going to be on the short side. But lo and behold, it’s not a dress, it’s a romper!

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It has all the winning elements: low scoop back, pockets, a great print, need I say more? The romper is made of polyester so while the material is “stiff” enough to hold its shape, its light weight enough to allow you to bust a move!

Since this romper is a stunner, accessorizing it was a breeze, I just added a dash of gold on my ears and my signature bangles and I am ready to whiiiiine, get ready to whiiiiine (again, those who know, know, and for those who don’t these are words of wisdom from my girl Alison Hinds. LOL)

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Romper: H&M (not on the website but check your neighborhood store!); similar here // Shoes: Aldo

Plus size girls, I know that you’re getting ready to back it up! You can do so in this romper or that one.

Leslie’s Look

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Let me see your rag…let me see your flag!!! Another fun and exciting Caribana weekend is about to hit the 6ix and I could not wait to limber up, do my stretches in anticipation of working my waist to some sweet soca “rydims”!! Of course, what would all these fabulous fetes be without an equally fabu outfit to make sure I keep up with the sizzle being laid down in the tracks. This look is for the grown and sexy women who know how to “get on bad”, but always leave ‘em wanting more!LOL

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This look is all about being cool, comfortable and allows for the flexibility of whining down without any wardrobe malfunctions or potential peep shows!LOL  The fit is perfect in that it hugs my waist, but flows away nicely into a wide leg that gives me an extra sway to my walk! Now tall girls out there, I scooped  this jumpsuit up at Zara, and normally they are amazing at making their pants and jumpsuits with a good length in the inseam. I can usually buy an extra small size and still at my height of 5ft 9in wear at least a 4 inch heel (or higher). This was not the case with this jumpsuit. I had to let out the hem completely to be able to rock it with my high heels.

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This look was so simple yet so elegant. The colour makes it impossible for you not to get noticed and for those women who like easy outfits, it’s a jumpsuit so no need to work out that perfect pairing of top and bottom.

Accessorizing was a breeze. I wanted to be glam, so I wore a bold statement necklace and a rose gold cuff. My nude shoes rounded out the look and with that, I was ready to jump and wave!

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Jumpsuit: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Office //

For my oh so sexy curvy ladies: Jumpsuit or Jumpsuit or Jumpsuit//

 

Gail’s Look

“….And I feel like I just win a million dollars!”  The lyrics to a beloved soca song by KES The Band always gets me ready to jump and wave during Caribana aka JUMP UP to us West Indians!!!  From wonderful island rhythms to delicious West Indian food like roti, I just love this time of year!

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And what would Caribana weekend here in the Tdot be without great parties to attend with equally great friends.  For my Caribana party look the watch word was sultry!

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I chose this sage green front knot body con dress with a plunging neckline.  Hey, its Caribana one has to live a little LOL.  I added this gold bodychain to accent the plunging neckline that I just love!

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To complete my look I added nude pumps and even more gold accessories.  Now I’m ready to dance the night away with my peeps!

Dress: Boohoo Plus//Gold Bodychain: Forever 21 (old) similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here//Cuffs: Forever 21// Globe clutch: eBay

For my tall glamazons here is a dress option for you: Dress 1// Dress 2

 

 

Judy’s Look

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Caribana is fast approaching, and while we try to hold on to the last few weeks of summer to take advantage of our outfits, we can also pay homage to one of the biggest Caribbean parties of the year!

This year my Caribana vibe is calling for sexy rompers, shorts and jumpers. For a nice evening rooftop party, my outfit of choice is this sexy romper I got from ASOS.  I’m always a fan of prints or geometric graphic prints.

I copped this romper on sale.  I loved the white and black print, although I was initially concerned about the length.  However this romper wasn’t too short, most importantly my peaches were fully covered.

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This romper allows me to jump and wave, and more importantly whine up and twerk a little bit LOL. The long sleeves are perfect for the cool summer breezes on the rooftop, because when I’m out for Caribana I don’t like walking around with a coat.

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What I like the most about my romper is that it transitions very well from day with a cute pair of flats, to evening with a nice pair of heels.

To spice up my look I went for a black, white and pink, snake skin stiletto that was also purchased from ASOS.  Last but not least, since the romper has a sexy v-neckline, I thought I would add one of my favorite necklaces to accessorize my look.

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Now that I’m finally ready I can’t wait to “duck” on my soca tune “Ducking” and find my dance partner for “One Dance” by Drake!

 

Romper: Asos // Shoes: Asos similar here // Necklace similar here

For Tall fashionista: jumper

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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

 

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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To complete my look I added silver wedges, dangly earrings and aviators because the future is so bright, I gotta wear shades!GT Edited IMG_3888

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.

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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