Heating Things Up with Long Tall Sally

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long tall sally truly created magic with their CURATD x LTS collection. I was more than ready to dive into so many of their pieces, but this boiler suit, along with the long sleeved sheer top gave me visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.

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Now, I love to rock my clothing pieces in unexpected ways when I can, and this outfit definitely went through the Leslie remix. Rather than rocking the boiler suit as a full jumpsuit, I decided to tie the sleeves at the waist and rock it with a top. Talk about adding more versatility to one garment.

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This sheer top is the epitome of classy meets sexy! This top can be dressed up with a cute leather skirt or dressed more casually with, in my case, a hot boiler suit.

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To complete this look, I wanted to add a little “bad-ass babe” to it, so I opted to add a khaki coloured bomber jacket, and some printed pumps. If you want to create a more casual look, you can totally exchange the pumps for some cute sneakers and you will look just as cute! I could have done 5 more posts on how to remix this boiler suit. It really is such a fantastic piece, and the best part is that it is actually long enough for my long limbs and it comes in a size 4 so it’s small enough for my slim frame! (I’m doing a little happy chair dance as I type:-)

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Thank you long tall sally!!!! This is definitely a good way to start off my holiday season!

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Boiler suit: Long Tall Sally // Top: Long Tall Sally // Bomber Jacket: Zara // Shoes: Nine West (sold out), similar here //

For my plus size sistas: Jumpsuit // Top or Top // Bomber Jacket //

Till next time!

Leslie xoxo

Holiday Office Party Looks with Fab Four Fashion

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

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Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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Just like that I’ll be dancing the night away

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

Jumpers for my tall sister’s : here & here

 

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

For my sexy curvy ladies: Dress or Dress //

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faux leather pants // Tank top

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

Curatd Date Night

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nd-img_9951The Curatd x long tall sally collection needs no introduction. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and go check it out immediately. The 20 piece collection offers fashion forward and classic pieces which are guaranteed to set you apart. One of those classic pieces include this superb Contrast Tux Suit. Pair the suit with a pinstripe shirt and pumps and be transformed into a boardroom bombshell. Pair your suit with kicks and a t-shirt and you’ll be effortlessly cool. Or check out how I remixed it with  nothing but a healthy dose of bling for a spicy date night.nd-img_9838

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nd-img_0013Jacket: long tall sally // Pants: long tall sally // Shoes: Aldo (old); similar here

*Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for the photography and special thanks to the male model for humoring his wife by participating in her photoshoot! LOL

Tah tah for now,

Nancy

Wilsons leather 2.0

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

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

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

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See all the looks in living colour here

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

See the look in motion here

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

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

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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See the look come to life here

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

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

 

Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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Just like that I’m ready to slay!

See the look come alive here

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

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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See the look in action here

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

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

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

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

Fall with Eshakti Part 1

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

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Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Denim and Capes and Boots, Oh My!

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long tall sally turned forty.  For the last forty years, they have been blessing long legged ladies like myself with fab fashion offerings. In their own way, long tall sally continues to tell tall women and girls everywhere that there is nothing wrong with their bodies and that they too deserve to participate in the fashion playing field.

To celebrate this monumental milestone, long tall sally released some amazing fall fashion pieces.

Exhibit A: Denim and Boots

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I’m a fan of denim, so of course I gravitated towards the denim shirt. This piece will get so many wears! It is long enough to wear with tights and would be equally cute when worn with a printed circle skirt. Despite the rolled up sleeves, I can assure you that the sleeve length works for our long limbs!

And then there were the boots. These boots that are actually over the knee…. What?!!?!?? The studded detail just adds to the awesomeness that are these boots. I especially love the fact that they fit my calves perfectly – no “Puss & Boots” situation here!

I completed the look with deconstructed jeans (which was a DIY project) along with a statement necklace, printed clutch and some silver cuffs.

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Denim shirt: long tall sally // Jeans: DIY // Boots: long tall sally

Plus size babes, you can easily recreate this look with this shirt (which is currently on sale… score!) and these jeans.

Exhibit B: Cape and Tights

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If dressing up is more up your alley, long tall sally has you covered as well.

The cape is a must have in every tall lady’s closet. This is yet another piece that will get lots of mileage this fall. I paired it with another fall must have: these faux leather tights. They are long enough (duh!), comfortable and can be worn in a million ways.

I went for the black and white color palette with a dash of color and a healthy dose of bling!

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lts-leggingnd-img_2429Cape: long tall sally // Tights: long tall sally // Shoes: Nordstrom (floral print is sold out; similar here)// Cami: Topshop // Purse: Femmeblack // Necklace: (I was not so gently “advised” to credit Leslie for this as it is HER necklace… lol Love you girl!)

Again, curvy girls, you know I got you! Recreate with these tights and this glorious coat!

Happy birthday again long tall sally! Please continue to inspire us all. Wishing you many many more!

Tah tah for now,

~Nancy

 

 

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?

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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

Bathing Beauties

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

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

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

Thank us later, now you can all swim sexy!

 

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Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

Wedges: Old Navy (old) similar here

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

Judy’s Look

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Bathing suit: Swimsuitsforall

My tall sisters: ASOS

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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2016 Spring and Summer Trends

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

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Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

 

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Insta: @kristinalaukkanenphoto
Twitter: @kristina_lppo

 

Tah Tah for now!

The Fab Four

If The Shoe Fits

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If the shoe fits, wear it. Simple, right? Well not so much when you have a larger footprint… I remember wearing a size 9 at 9 years old, 10 at 10, 11 at 11; clearly, my family was concerned about what would happen to me when I hit 18! LOL Thankfully, my shoes size held at 11… until I had a baby that is, now my tender tootsies are resting comfortably at a size 12.

This is an ode to my large feet.

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While I tend to get bogged down by the lack of shoe options for anything over a size 11, it was definitely worst twenty years ago. See, I grew up in the 80’s, in an era when the ladies that we all wanted to emulate were tomboys: Queen Latifah, Yoyo, Mc Lyte, Aaliyah, TLC – all tomboys. This was perfect for me because I could always get my fly kicks from the men’s department.

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This was perfect for everyday life, but when we had special events, that’s when the headaches started. While everyone else rejoiced at the news that so and so got engaged, my joy would soon be replaced by the anxiety of what shoes I would wear to the wedding. lol Sad, I know.

I remember shopping with my dad and having to resort to the ugliest grandma shoes (no disrespect to the fly grandmas out there). The words: “mais tu n’as pas le choix” (French for: “but you don’t have any options”) were the worst ones that used to be uttered.

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Fast forward to the present day. The “stigma” associated with having larger feet still prevails. Shopping for shoes (outside of stores that specifically cater to “us”) is still a pain: basically involving whispering your size, seeing the sales person’s astonished look on their face (like having a size 12 is a monstrosity) and being informed that “the largest size in this shoe is a size 10, sorry”. Situations like this make me appreciate online shopping and long tall sally all the more!

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long tall sally has a wide array of awesome shoes (which are available in sizes 9 – 15) and – wait for it – that we would actually want to wear! Like these amazing sandals that make me feel like an Urban Gladiator! You just have to take a few minutes to check out If The Shoe Fits on longtallsally.com. It has some great tips to figure out the correct size, some fun facts and of course, a drool worthy lookbook.

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As the proud mom of a future tall girl (and likely big footed babe), I love seeing these initiatives as I hope and pray that she will not have to endure the same annoyances I had growing up. I also hope and pray that she will fully accept and love every single inch of herself. I reached that comfortable milestone later in life, but with brands like long tall sally, it makes it easier for younger girls with a love for fashion to express themselves in every way.

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Sandals: long tall sally // Dress: Club Monaco (ancient!); similar here // Jacket: Topshop

Plus size babes! I haven’t forgotten about you! Recreate my look with this dress or that one and this jacket!

Signed,

Nancy