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!

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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

Fall for Eshakti Part 2

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are back with part 2 of their ode to eShakti!

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Leslie’s Look

eShakti did  it again!  This bronze coloured tule skirt made my heart go pitter-pat when I saw it.  I immediately began having visions of myself as a bronze goddess dressed top to toe in shades of bronze and a lot of bling!

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The starting point for this look was this beautiful skirt.  eShakti offers many options when customizing their pieces and I knew I wanted this skirt to hit me just above my ankle for a dramatic effect. But for this skirt, there was no option to make it ankle. Never fear, as usual I had a “Little Leslie Hack” to get around that! When customizing my order, I simply entered my height as 6ft 4in and voila, I had a skirt that hit me just above my ankle.

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I wanted to rock a tone on tone on tone look, so I decided to add some sparkle with this gorgeous sequin relaxed fit blazer that I belted at the waist and a shiny bronze bodysuit.

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Since I wanted glam from top to toe, I just had to make sure my feet weren’t forgotten in the mix! I opted to wear these super cute high heeled sandals with multi-coloured pom-poms that are just so fun and flirty (I finally truly understand what that means! lol)

And with that, I was ready for a special evening out on the town or an early holiday party!

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Skirt: eShakti (sold out), similar here // Blazer: Zara // Bodysuit: Zara // Shoes: Zara //

For my sexy curvy ladies, you can get this skirt in just your size as eShakti pieces are customizable! (sold out) similar here // Blazer // Bodysuit //

Judy’s Look

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For my second eShakti look, I was inspired by curvy actress Christina Hendricks on Mad Men. I saw this dress on eShakti.com and I had to have it. This dress embody secretary femme fatale ready to take over the office LOL and I love it.

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This black and cream plaid dress is formed fitted, ¾ sleeves and knee length and I chose to get it customized and it came out perfectly. Even though there is not much stretch in the material, I don’t feel too snug in the hip area.

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This dress is great for work and boardroom meetings as well as after work happy hour drinks with the girls. All you have to do is accessorise the way you want and it’s a great starting point for a killer outfit.

To complete my Madmen look I paired this dress with my camel coat and wine coloured pumps and clutch.

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Dress: Eshakti // Coat: (old) find similar here // shoes: Ivanka Trump // clutch: (old) find similar here // necklace: Forever21

Nancy’s Look

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eShakti has me fall ready with this great window pane fit and flare dress. The classic print is what first caught my eye. Although I could have changed the neckline, sleeve type and length, I loved the way that it was shown with the round neck, short sleeves and knee length.

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What I like most about this dress is that it’s a great transitional piece, and it works great for my 9-5. Here I’ve paired it with stockings, booties and a moto jacket, but it would work just as well with a white shirt underneath and some sexy pumps.

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Dress: eShakti // Jacket: Topshop // Booties: BCBG (old); similar here

Plus size babes, eShakti has you covered as you can enter your measurements on the eShakti website and obtain a made to measure dress. You can also pair your dress with this jacket.

Gail’s Look

With this eShakti dress, called Alexandra, I was going for some vintage glamour.  I really like the mix of the two textures that make up the dress.  The fitted bodice is a cotton/spandex jersey knit while the skirt consists of two layers of sheer tulle plus a black lining for extra coverage.

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The original style of the dress had a split notch neckline but I chose to switch things up a bit by going for a deep v.  In fact, with this particular dress there are 16 additional necklines, 7 sleeve types and 6 different skirt lengths to choose from so the possibilities are endless!

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So, to up the glamour quotient further, I added this gray wrap style coat with a blinged out broach.  I completed my look by adding sparkly yet delicate earrings and silver pumps.

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Dress: eShakti // Coat: Suzy Shier  (sold out) similar here // Pumps: Zara (old) similar here //

As we’ve mentioned before, eShakti is all about fashion democracy so, my tall bombshells this dress is available in a size you but here is a coat option for you – Coat

Tah tah for now!

Signed,

The Fab Four

Inspector Judy

Judy Look Aug16

 

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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

Jumpsuits For Everyone

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Well it’s that time of the year ladies, for me to talk to you about one of my favorite pieces of clothing which is jumpsuits and jumpers.  My love for this fabulous piece of clothing keeps evolving every time I find a beautiful new jumper.

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Let me talk to you about this lovely jumpsuit that I found on my favorite site ASOS.  I had been eyeing this jumpsuit for months and months, while I waited for it to go on sale. My heart almost broke when it went out of stock, but the cheerful and hopeful young gal that I am waited patiently and the jumpsuit came back in stock and was on sales so I snatched it up ASAP.

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I chose this jumpsuit because I love the color, and the mixed stripe print comprised of black, beige and yellow.  Another reason is that it is a bit different from my usual style and I wanted to switch it up and get a culottes style jumpsuit. Earlier this year I expressed that I wanted to take more fashion risks and try new things and one of them was to get culotte style pants and jumpsuits and I did.

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I must say I really love culottes style jumpsuits, however, at first I was a bit concerned that the length might look weird on me, but after I tried it I knew I had a winner. I can wear it with flats and with heels depending on the occasion. I will probably wear this one to a nice summer day party, baby shower or dinner. I have my eyes on a couple others similar type style jumpsuits and I can’t wait to showcase them to you.

Just to give you some ideas of nice summer jumpsuits and rompers, I have found a couple of different options that you ladies might like (see below).

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Don’t be shy and put some “Respek” on your jumpsuits by killing in style lol and most importantly don’t be afraid to try something new.

Jumpsuits: ASOS similar here // Earrings: Forever 21 similar here // Cuff bracelets: Forever 21 // Shoes: Ivanka Trump similar here

Here are some of options I found:

Tall babes: Asos // Asos// Zara // Zara

Curvy and Fierce Plus sizes:  Asos // Asos // Eloquii // Eloquii

High Tea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Judy’s Section

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

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

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

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

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

Tall babes: Skirt // Top

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Old Navy

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Chic and affordable go hand in hand when describing Old Navy, and the ladies of Fab Four Fashion just love when retailers offer styles for ALL shapes and sizes.  Join us as we show you how we’ve remixed Old Navy pieces to fit our style profiles!
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Old Navy is a store filled with hidden treasures. When I look at their window displays, I’m never quite sure they’ll have something for me, but as soon as I step inside I always find one or two pieces just waiting for me to grab lol .
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A few months ago I went there looking for sweat pants.  Well imagine my surprise, when I saw this fantastic dark blue and beige printed coat; my jaw dropped I couldn’t believe it. I grabbed it up immediately and tried it on on the spot.  Then I proceeded to the cash register and the sales associate informed me that this new coat was on sale for $29. Can I get an Amen for this awesome price! (you know that this sister loves a good sale!LOL)
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I love the fact that this coat is so versatile and that I can create multiple looks with it.  Another plus is that the jacket comes from XS to XXL, so all my sisters can benefit!

For this look I went for a professional and tailored feel.  I wore a dressy white shirt with a black tie, and a simple black leather pencil skirt because I wanted the emphasis to be on the jacket. To complete my look, I wore dark red wine coloured suede pumps and added a dark red wine coloured clutch. Lastly, to bring an extra touch of pizazz to my coat, because I’m fancy like that, I added a fur collar.

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I said earlier, Old Navy for me is a hidden treasure place and I found a new item to add to my wardrobe!

Coat: Old Navy // Skirt: ASOS // Shirt: forever 21 (find similar here) // shoes: ivanka trump // clutch: Aldo (find similar here) Fur collar: Amazon

For my tall sister’s

Coat: Old Navy // Skirts: here // Shirt: here

 

Leslie’s Look

Spring is finally here ladies, and while I’m not one to adhere to the old adage of wearing white only between the prescribed period of Easter and Labour Day, I gotta admit, I do relish whipping out an all-white outfit, not just for an all white party (I do love a good fete though), but just for a day, or night out with my besties!

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We love when we can find retailers that cater to women of all sizes, and we cannot forget the affordable choices. I love to rock a high-low outfit, where I pair a more expensive piece with a piece at a lower price point and Old Navy offers some amazing affordable options.

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I wanted a look that said effortless cool and this outfit says that to me. I love this sweater which adds some texture to the look. I wanted it to have an oversized feel to it, so I took an “XL” and slouched it over one shoulder. Then I slid into these skinny jeans and threw on a printed blazer to add a little print to the look.

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To accessorize my look, I added a gold belt, gold earrings and bangles, and these gorgeous gold sandals that I simply adore.

So hears to Old Navy, keeping stylish looks affordable and fun for women of all body types.

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Sweater: Old Navy // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Office // Blazer: Sumissura //

And all these pieces work for you sexy plus size perfect ladies as well!

 

Gail’s Look

Casually chic at an affordable price perfectly describes Old Navy to me.  Here again, we have another retailer that offers fun affordable clothes for everyone no matter our size.  So basically, Old Navy’s got your back!GT IMG_8441

I love this particular look.  It’s easy breezy and super comfortable while still looking pulled together.

The starting point for creating this look were these printed drawstring pants.  I love the print and cut of these pants and of course they’re incredibly comfortable.

To keep cool spring breezes at bay, while out and about, I added this denim jacket.  I rolled up the sleeves just to “juge” the look a little bit. LOLGT IMG_8434

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For a pop of colour I added these faux suede yellow heels from ASOS that are beyond comfy.  I’m now ready to take on some serious shopping!GT IMG_8425

Jacket: Old Navy  also available in petite and tall! // Tank top: Old Navy // Pants: Old Navy (on sale now YAY!) //

Heels: ASOS (sold out) similar here //

For my tall sisters – Tank top // Pants

 

Nancy’s Look

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Old Navy is one of those brands that can always surprise you. They have the foundational piece game down pack but every now and then, they will have the perfectly printed romper or pants that you just have to have.

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With all this said, this look is centered around these cool joggers which I got from the men’s department! And I love ’em! I already know that I will dress them up and down to my heart’s content!

For this look, I kept it casual cute with a simple tank top, biker jacket and high heels for my daily dose of a colourful pop.

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Pants: Old Navy // Tank: Old Navy // Jacket: Topshop // Shoes: Shoemint (old); similar here

My plus size babes can recreate my look with these pants, tank and jacket.

Until next time!

The Fab Four xo

Business Casual

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What does Business Causal means to you? Well as per google, business casual means relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.   For FabFour Fashion Business Casual means casually dressed with style and flare. LOL if you don’t believe it scroll down and see for yourself.GRP IMG_9862

Gail’s Look

Although I work in a rather corporate environment, thankfully we do have casual fridays where we employees have the pleasure of dressing down while still looking pulled together.GT IMG_0273

 

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The basis of my business casual look were these white jeans and the royal blue waterfall collar vest.  I find that the vest smartens up the outfit making the whole look seem very pulled together.GT IMG_0337

 

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I added my favourite made to measure check shirt from Sumissura.  I love where it hits me so that I don’t have to tuck it in but still look boardroom chic!  The finishing touch is my beloved Kate Spade bag.

Vest: eBay (sold out) similar here // Shirt: Sumissura // Jeans: Forever 21 Plus // Shoes: Zara (old) similar here //Bag: Kate Spade (old) similar here //

For my tall glamazons: A great made to measure shirt options are available at Sumissura// Jeans //

Nancy’s Look

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I scored these amazing crop pants on J. Crew. The fit is just perfect and I just love the leather trim. I have to say a big thank you to the good folks at J. Crew for offering some tall options! This means that these pants were indeed meant to be crop… Tall women everywhere will understand LOL. Also, I don’t have the dreaded gaping at the waist, so no tailoring necessary!ND IMG_0191

Then I added this leather jacket that I am wearing as a top – by now, you all know that I live for multi purpose clothing! The jacket comes with hooks to allow you to secure the lapel and wear it as a top. I finished my look with my fuchsia pumps.

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Pants: J. Crew (sold out); similar here // Blazer (worn as a top): Wilson Leather // Shoes: Aldo (sold out); similar here

And for the plus size perfect ladies who are interested in recreating my look, check out these pants (or those) and along with that jacket (or that one).

 

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I have been fortunate to work in a place that allows their employees to wear business casual on Fridays but you already know your girl Judy still brings it LOL. I love that business casual attire allows you to still be dressy-professional but more laid back.JS IMG_9836

For me business casual is more of a khaki, polo or jeans, for my business casual look I opted for a simple stripey grey, blue, and orange shirt with my pleated black leather at the knee skirt. This look is still professional and quite cute for an after work outing with my Fab Four Fashion ladies.JS IMG_9770

To emphasize my stripe shirt I wore my suede dark Ivanka Trump pumps with my mix leather and suede dark wine clutch.JS IMG_9668

To finish my look I wore my camel wool winter Olivia Pop-ish coat and it looks like I’m ready to take care of business.

Skirt: Eloquii and here // Top: Old Navy find similar here // Coat: ASOS find similar // Pumps: Ivanka Trump // clutch: Aldo // Earrings: H&M find similar here

For my tall babes:  Top // Skirt // Coat

Leslie’s Look

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The infamous phrase “You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have” is a rule I like to live by.  So even when I’m doing casual looks, I still try to dress it up a notch. That’s definitely not to say that you won’t catch me in jeans, I love my dungarees, but I like a good business casual look.

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I’m still feeling that vintage vibe so I wanted to rock a look that made me feel it from head to toe. So I went with a look that makes me feel like I’d fit right into a modern day episode of the Jefferson’s! The tie neck blouse is perfect for the office and can give off that sexy secretary look and works well with a ton of other pieces in my wardrobe.

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For this look, I opted to pair my tie neck blouse with rust coloured culottes further emphasizing the throwback feel and these beige coloured boots that are in line with the simple colour palette and the overall look.

I kept the accessories to a minimum by wearing simple earrings and with that I’m ready for the office!

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Blouse: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Cullottes: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Boots: ALDO (sold out), Similar here or here or simple leopard print pumps would work very well, like these!//

For my curvy women, I did not forget you!: Blouse or Blouse // Cullottes //

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Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four xo

 

Fashion Week 2016

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

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Judy’s Look

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

With that, my fashion week look is complete!

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

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

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

The Fab Four xoxo

Spring Stepping

Spring Shoes

Spring is around the corner ladies! This means that we get to kick our dusty winter boots to the curb and step out in our freshest footwear. To get you ready, we compiled a list that will surely have you drooling. So whether you have wider feet, or need the highest heels on the planet, we’ve got you covered!

Our girl Gail loves a good flat. Here’s what she found.

Don’t get me wrong, sky high heels are beautiful and do all kinds of amazing things to one’s legs but they’re not too forgiving to one’s feet.  So, below are some of my fave flats that are also available in wide sizes.
Carina Flat Eloquii
These beauties come in blue, a floral prints and the stripes (shown above). Available in sizes 7w to 12w.
Estella Ball Flat Eloquii
A metallic flat is always a must! They also come in red and black, silver, and also in black and white. Sizes 7W to 12W.
3. Gemstone Peep Toe D’orsay Flats
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Blinged out toes? Yes please! Available in sizes 7 to 13.
Leslie’s ascribes to the philosophy that higher is better!
If you’re a gal that likes her high heels the way I do, you will love these sexy numbers that will definitely give you an extra wiggle when you walk, not to mention some extra pizzazz to that outfit! One of my fave places to buy shoes is Office; a company out of the UK, and though shipping and duties can be a bit of a drag, for the right “gem” it’s worth it (yes, I am a shoe-aholic!LOL)
4. On To Point Court Heels
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This is just the perfect pump and it boasts a 4.5″ heel. Available in sized 5 to 10.
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This stunner is such a statement piece. If you’re a size 5 to 9, they could be yours!
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What we have here ladies, is a gorgeous two toned snake gem! Available in sizes 5 to 10.
Let’s talk about stilettos pump and Judy’s fascination with them.

I’m always on the lookout for the best pointed toed pumps that makes my size 11 feet looks sexy. When I found out that Ivanka Trump’s shoe line goes up to size 11, I almost did a back flip LOL. A few months ago, I purchased 2 pairs of Ivanka Trumps Carra Dress Pump. I can’t stress enough how much I love them. They have a perfect tip, are super comfortable (thanks to the cushion found at the ball of the foot) and true to size.

7. Carra Pointed-Toe Pumps

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These pumps comes in over a dozen different colors, patterns and materials such as suede, leather and patent. Available in sizes 5 to 11. Also available at Lord & Taylor.

8. Dea Pointed Toe Pump

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This is another pump that aims to please. Also available in many colors, and up to size 11.5.

9. Hazeley Peep Toe Lace Up High Heel Sandals

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Nothing screams sexy like a lace up peep toe. These Dolce Vita sandals come in four different colors and from size 6 to 11.

Lastly, tall resident Nancy represents for the ladies with a larger footprint.

I was sitting comfortably at a size 11 until I had my baby. While I was eager to bring on this new life, I was not aware that my feet would further expand! Going from a size 8 to 9? No big deal. But going from 11 to 12?!!?!! That’s a life changing experience! (Dramatic much?? LOL). Thankfully, the extended shoe size offerings continue to improve, but there is definitely more room to grow (pun totally intended).

10. LTS Rome High Leg Leather Gladiator

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You’ll be ready to conquer the world in these bad boys. These are available in sizes 9 to 15!

11. Aisha Suede Fringe Sandal

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Wedding season will soon be upon us and these sandals will be sure to carry you through! Available in sizes 4 to 12.

12. Shoes of Prey

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Create your own shoe! Stiletto, flats, sandals, chunky heel, the possibilities are really truly endless. Available in size 2 to 15, all your shoe problems are solved!

 

Sumissura Blazer Edition

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We have covered pants, and shirts, but blazers are also a wardrobe staple that every woman should own. When perfectly tailored, this single garment can have you covered for a multitude of settings. However, those longer arms or that larger bust can make finding that perfectly tailored blazer mission impossible. Wouldn’t it be neat if you could just go to one place and find a blazer with an awesome fit that comes in a myriad of colors and customizable details? Well search no longer, Sumissura to the rescue!

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Nancy’s Blazer

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Blazers are such a must have but finding the perfect one is a PAIN! That is why Sumissura is such a life saver. You get a quality garment which fits well at an affordable price. Plus, the options are truly endless so everyone is sure to find something that tickles their fancy.

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As mentioned in our Sumissura shirt review, using their website is really easy. The system prompts you to enter your measurements, even showing a picture of how to adequately take those measurements. By inputting your height and weight, the software provides “suggested measurements” and if you enter a measurement that seems off, you get an error message.

Needless to say that my blazer fits perfectly and yes tall girls, this means that the sleeves are LONG! Let us take a moment of silence for long sleeves that are actually long! What a noble concept!

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I decided to go with a peak lapel, double breasted four button blazer. I wanted  a nice jewel color so I decided to go with an emerald green (“Robin Hood” on sumissura.com). So while I was thrilled to see this rich color, my husband noted that it looked like I had won the Masters (google PGA green jacket… LOL) So while I was glad that I looked like a winner, I had to style it so that I could shake off the golf reference.

I paired my blazer with a fun two toned pleated skirt. I accessorized my look with simple gold accessories and had to steal one of my hubby’s pocket squares. I added a fun pom pom button and finished my look with some striped pumps.

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Blazer: Sumissura // Skirt: Topshop // Shoes: J. Crew (sold out); similar here // Pocket Square: Thanks hubby xoxo

 

Leslie’s Blazer

The watch words for my look were fit, flare, fashionable geek chic! Sumissura has hit another home run for me when it comes to providing a fashionable look, with a fit that speaks of quality bespoke tailoring.  No need for the big “post purchase production” of lengthening sleeves and taking in waistlines for us slim girls! (Let’s have a momentary pause for a happy dance!)

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True to form with Sumissura, I had the opportunity to jump into the designers seat and style my jacket to my personalized specifications, taking into account everything from the fit (i.e. straight cut or slim fit); the length of the jacket, whether I wanted it double or single breasted, one button or two, the style of the collar and on and on and on! My favourite part was selecting the  material and print! I knew I had landed on a winner when I came across this beautiful print reminiscent of classic British tweeds and plaids.

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I wanted my look to have a neutral   base with some punches of color to add a little pizzazz. Since I simply love blues I selected this blue striped shirt to add that pop of colour, along with some blue in my pocket square and these black and blue striped shoes!

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A girls always got to have something to hold her bits and bobs, so I opted to carry them all in this gorgeous Mulberry Bayswater bag.

So start your engines ladies and gents and get your made to measure, customized blazer. Say “buh-bye” to too short sleeves, too big bust-lines or too narrow shoulders. Jump into the driver’s seat and create your own stylish blazer!

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Blazer: Sumissura (made to measure for all sized) // Pants: Zara (old), similar here // Shoes: Zara (old), similar here // Bag: Mulberry

For my sexy curvy girls: Pants //

 

Gail’s Blazer

I fell in love with my Sumissura shirt seen here so I was definitely game for testing out their made to measure service for selecting a blazer!  Once again, the process was as easy as pie.

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Sumissura has a great selection of materials available for you to choose from.  I went with a short berry coloured velvet blazer with cut away hem in the front.  I was even able to choose the interior lining for my jacket as well.  Since I had saved my measurements when I had my blue check shirt made, I merely re-selected those numbers and I was good to go.

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Once again, the shipping was lightening quick!  In about a week I was able to slip into my tailor made jacket and the fit was on point!

We all know that blazers are definitely a wardrobe staple but often times it’s so difficult to find an affordable one off the rack that fits perfectly or as close to perfect as possible.  That’s what’s so wonderful with Sumissura’s service. They allow you to have a custom made blazer at an affordable price!  I call that a win – win situation!

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I completed my look by pairing my ever so chic jacket with a white pencil skirt and leopard print slingbacks.  Now I’m off to slay and conqueror! lol

Blazer: Sumissura // Skirt: eBay // Slingbacks: Ninewest (old) similar here // Pocket Square: Hudson’s Bay// Multi-strand necklace: H&M

 

Judy’s Blazer

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Well it’s not surprising that we are collaborating again with Sumissura. We had such a great experience working with them the first time that we just had to do it all over again. This time around we are featuring their fabulous Blazers.

For this collaboration I chose a black velvet blazer. You may probably be wondering why velvet? Well, I had a vision of glam and a bit of Janelle Monae. I have to admit I’m not typically the biggest fan of velvet, however when a velvet fashion garment is rocked well, I’m here for it.

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Again, I cannot stress enough how easy the Sumissura website is to navigate. You can select everything from the material to be used, to the shape, fit and detailing of your blazer.  And the great thing with their website is that when you register and enter your measurements the first time you place an order, their system automatically saves it for the next time you visit the site! How awesome is that!

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For this look I went with a simple black and white colour palette. I elected to wear my blazer with no shirt underneath and a big statement necklace to bring life to my outfit. To complete my look I wore my 3/4 black and white gingham print pants which I wore last year for the Autumn Prints Post. To add a little bit of pizzazz to my outfit I wore my Ivanka trump dark wine suede pumps and a nice beaded velvet clutch.

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Blazer: Sumissura // Pants (old) Asos find similar here and  for tall sister’shere // necklace: Ebay // shoes: Ivanka Trumps // Clutch: (old) Aldo find similar here

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Ta Ta for now,

The Fab Four

*Although this is a sponsored post the opinions provided are our own.