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

Urban Safari

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The mercury is on the rise which means it’s time to expose that skin baby! We’re just coming out of what seemed to be an eight month long winter so I am more than happy to shed some layers. On hot and casual days, I prefer to go for cute and comfy. I want a no fuss look that will allow me to focus on whatever adventure I’m on. This cute romper fit the bill quite nicely.

IMG_9808You know it’ll be a good day when my gams are out to play! Lol. The top has the coverage I need for those breezy evenings. What I like most about this romper is that it can be dressed down with some cute sandals or dressed up with heels and the right amount of bling or even better, add a hat and boots and you’re ready for a safari LOL- multi purpose clothing at its best! Here I opted for a casual chic look by pairing my romper with these strappy heels.

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IMG_9865Speaking of the heels, my eyes jumped out of their sockets when they saw these beauties!! Nordstrom continues to provide us big footed babes with some seriously hot options. These Jessica Simpson heels are just that.

Now ladies, I gotta keep it real with you. They are a FANTASTIC looking shoe, but please do not attempt to run a marathon in them!! Lol. These shoes are high on the sexy but low on comfort lol. Having said that, an insole may solve all those painful feet woes (I will try and report back!).

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To finish things off, I provided my pop of color in the form of this orange handbag.

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Romper: Old Navy (sold out); similar here // Shoes: Jessica Simpson (sold out in larger size); similar here // Handbag: Zara (old); similar here

And plus size babes, you can get your urban safari on with this cute little romper (on sale for $14.95!!!) or check out that one!

Tah tah for now!

~Nancy

Eshakti by Day

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You’ve already seen how we rocked our eShakti night time looks.  Now we’ll show you how we remixed the same pieces for a cool day time look.

Leslie’s Look

As I mentioned in our “eShakti by Night” post, I LOVE a garment that can be worn in several different ways and this dress from eShakti does this well. You’ve already seen how I would rock it by night, here’s how I would work this dress for day time.

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This look is the epitome of effortless beauty. The dress is a show-stopper. The eye-catching red and white stripes offer a light heartedness to the look and the silver studded belt and black high-heeled sandals add the edginess that I just love.  But, I have a little confession to make…I meant to wear this dress with nude pumps instead of black sandals and somehow I messed things up between thought and execution (i.e. I forgot). I really like the idea of the line of the leg not being cut by a thick ankle strap with the hemline of the dress being so long and I love not being too matchy (everyone’s got their idiosyncrasies right?).  But either way, I still just LOVE this look!

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The style and feel of this dress make it perfect for a summer’s day out.  And for those cooler days, which we seem to be having too many of in our fair city, you can throw on a denim jacket and still look pulled together and stylish. And the best part about this dress is it has pockets!!!!

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Again I wore my awesome white tutu under the dress which I purchased from eShakti. I love how the tutu gives the skirt more fullness and quite honestly, makes me feel like a bit of a rock princess!

There are so many ways to wear this dress and not enough posts to show them all in. I know this will be a wardrobe piece that gets a lot of wear as I can rock it in so many different ways.  This look is carefree and fun with a touch of funky to keep my inner-experimentalist more than happy! eShakti you get two thumbs up from me.

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Dress: eShakti (temporarily sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Zara (old), Similar here // Denim Jacket: Zara (old), Similar here

Nancy’s Look

As I mentioned many times before, I wear many hats, and I need my clothes to do the same. Of course, some articles of clothing are trickier to dress up or down; but thankfully, this is not the case here.

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In the previous post, I styled my dress for a night out or a rehearsal dinner. Although my preference and first inclination would be to rock this at a night time event, it was quite easy to turn this dress into a day look.

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As soon as I saw the dress, I just pictured it with some edgy sandals. Therefore, I paired this little number with brown gladiators which combine beauty and comfort perfectly. With this, I channeled my inner goddess of war! LOL

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This dress is so beautiful that I let it play center stage with both look and was cautious to not over accessorize. It’s such an easy dress to pull off and a simple switch of shoes and accessories create a completely different feel. I would wear this to stroll through Martha’s Vineyard…. ok ok, more like Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is just as nice!! LOL

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Dress: eShakti (also available in yellow here) // Sandals: Brown’s (extended shoe size option here) // Headband: Forever 21

Gail’s Look

As the ladies have stated, we love when our clothing can do double duty.  So, for my day time look my inspiration was attending  a bridal shower.  I paired my sweet crimson coloured dress with a cotton candy pink pastel duster and nude stilettos.

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Were I on vacation (say promenading through the streets of London), I could easily exchange my heels for ballet flats or  flat sandals and throw on a cropped jean vest or light summer weight sweater.

The finishing touches for my bridal shower look were a pearl necklace and rhinestone doubled studded spear earrings. Voila, I’m ready to celebrate with the bride to be!  Someone top up my champagne glass please! LOL

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Red dress: eShakti.com // Pink duster: Elvi (old) Similar here // Shoes: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here or here // Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings: eBay.com //Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

Judy’s Look

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As I said before, I love clothes that I can wear and remix to create different looks. So for my day look I wore my beautiful black and white stripe eShakti dress and I added a light blue denim shirt on top. This is a perfect day look where I am using my dress as though it were a skirt.

I would most likely wear this look while on vacation strolling the streets of ROME or Paris. LOL Hey what can I say, this girl likes to travel in style.

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To elevate my look I wore a pair of hot pink pumps for a pop of color, however I could have easily wore my outfit with some a cute pair of ballerina flats.

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Fashion is supposed to be fun so don’t be shy to mix and remix your pieces to create a new outfit. This is one of the reasons why I like this eShakti dress so much!

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Dress: eShakti here // denim shirt: Old Navy (old) similar here // Hot pink pump: Betsey Johnson (old) find similar here  // Tutu (sold out ) find similar here

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Special thanks to Vanja Peric for the wonderful snaps and  Erum Hussain for Leslie’s makeup!!

 

Tah Tah for now!

~Signed,

The Quartet

*While this is a sponsored post the opinions of the writers are their own.