Wilsons leather 2.0

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

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

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

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See all the looks in living colour here

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

See the look in motion here

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

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

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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See the look come to life here

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

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

 

Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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Just like that I’m ready to slay!

See the look come alive here

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

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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See the look in action here

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

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

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

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

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

CARIBANA

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

 

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

For Tall fashionista: jumper

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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

ASOS For All

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ASOS: 4 letters which stand for As Seen On Screen and so much more! Indeed, ASOS responded to the increasing body image dissatisfaction in the UK – which is an issue faced everywhere really – by harnessing its influence among young fashion-lovers to promote healthy body image. They have funded and partnered with organizations such as The Diana Award which is an anti-bullying charity that works on raising young people’s self-esteem and body confidence; and also Beat, which offers a safe and supportive environment for discussion between those with an eating disorder. They even engaged with the UK government on this topic by participating on the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image (APPG) in early 2012. The group’s objective was to uncover ways to promote a healthier body image in the wider community.
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Leslie’s Look

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for a hot print. I know you all know this; It’s not news right? But did you also know that I have an obsession with the United Kingdom? You may be asking yourself what does that have to do with a hot print? Nothing really, but  it has a lot to do with many pieces in my wardrobe.LT Edited IMG_3750

I love British retailers!! They provide amazing clothing pieces for the masses and you will often find that their sizing is much more generous, whether it be for clothing or shoes. And ASOS is one of my all time favorite! Gail introduced me to them years ago, and I’ve been a faithful customer ever since!  Offering clothing in straight sizes as well as plus sizes and offering tall and petite options as well! They get that women come in all shapes and sizes.LT Edited IMG_3682

This dress is one of my faves! The print is fantastic and I just love the midi length. It’s perfect for many occasions and travels very well (don’t you just hate ironing all the time when your on vacation or traveling for work:-)
To style my dress, I rocked it with this cool oversized moto jacket to counteract the femininity, as well as this black studded belt to help define my waist.

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Dress: ASOS (old), Similar here // Moto Jacket: Topshop // Shoes: Office

For my sexy curvy ladies: Dress

 

Gail’s Look

You’ve heard us say it before but it bears repeating….we love companies that offer fashion forward designs for ALL body types!  ASOS, a dynamic online retailer, began carrying clothing for plus size fashionistas back in 201o and I was beyond excited!  Over the years, I’ve happily thrown money at this company in exchange for fun fashionable designs.

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This spaghetti strap style dress hugs me in all the right places.  I imagine donning it for a rip roaring night on the town!GT Edited IMG_4569

I paired it with a delicate necklace and simple gold bangles.  Last but not least were these leopard print slingbacks that I slipped on to complete the look.GT Edited IMG_4800

Dress: ASOS Curve or similar here here // Slingbacks: Nine West (old) similar here //

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

 

Nancy’s Look

Whether you need to attend an elegant soiree, be a fly boss in the boardroom or just stand out at the next festival, ASOS got you!

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ASOS really does it like no other. Fashionable. Affordable. Classic. Trendy. Tall. Plus size. Curvy. Petite. We don’t all come in the same shapes and size and we all want hot clothing. The good folks at ASOS clearly understand this. I dream of the day when they provide a brick and mortar option, but until then, I will continue to endulge on the world wide web.

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Many years ago, in my rookie online shopping days, I made the crucial mistake of ordering a garment thinking that the UK and US sizes were the same… Well they’re not! LOL. Don’t be a rookie Nancy, and consult the size chart! I have since ordered a number of pieces from them (including shoes big footed babes!!) and the fit is heavenly for this tall girl (remember this tall dress where my “4-inches-heels-wearing-5-foot-11-inches” self couldn’t even see my toes???).

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Playing around with trends is always a lot of fun. Personally, I like to incorporate trends in my wardrobe but always aim for two points: 1. will it fit with my current wardrobe and 2. if it’s just a fun piece that I have to have, I don’t want to break the bank. This top here fits the bill perfectly. It has just a hints of ruffle at the sleeves and the stripes are just classic.

I paired my top with this a simple faux leather skirt which has just the right strech to accentuate you “assets” and allow you to walk pefectly (if you’ve ever put on a too tight pencil skirt, you will understand this LOL). I finished my look with my new favorite floral pumps because, in my world, stripes and florals just yearn to be together!

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Top: ASOS // Skirt: ASOS (old); similar here // Shoes: Nordstrom

Plus size honeys, you can recreate my look with this top and that skirt!

Judy’s Look

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Ask anybody who knows me and they will tell you that ASOS is my favorite online store. Why? Well, they understand me plain and simple. As a curvy woman, shopping at any regular store in the mall is difficult. I rarely find things that fit my body perfectly or they don’t have a wide selection of the stylish clothes that I love.

ASOS is my one stop shop and by that I mean they have a wide selection of clothing. Dresses, pants, shirts, jumpers you name it, they have it.  Two important elements with ASOS is that they understand that curvy and plus size women love stylish clothes and their designs are fashionable, current and affordable.JS reEdited IMG_3164

Another crucial element when ordering with ASOS, measure yourself and follow the size chart cause their sizes are in UK measurements, which are different than US size charts.  Once you know your measurement you’ll be fine when ordering.

For this post I decided to wear one of ASOS’ classics which is the wiggle dress. ASOS offers a variety of wiggle dresses, this is a simple classic dress that has a Jackie Kennedy feeling. This dress can be worn to work, for a wedding or any classy event, in other words this dress is a must in your wardrobe.JS Edited IMG_3210

What I love the most about this midi length dress, is the fact that the material is stretchy, it’s comfortable and fits me in the right place.

My look wouldn’t be complete without my mustard pumps and my bedazzled necklace which compliments my dress perfectly.

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Dress: ASOS similar here // Shoes: Shoemint similar here // Necklace: eBay similar here

Tall babes here is similar dresses for you: Here and Here

 *Special thanks to photographer Roseline Bonheur

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

We Are Dolls

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Bold, cutting edge fashion – that is what Rebdolls is all about.  Like the ladies of Fab Four, Rebdolls believes that all women deserve access to great fashion and so makes their clothing available in sizes xs all the way to 4X.  Join the ladies as they discover the pieces that set their hearts a flutter!

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Gail’s Look

I have sung the praises of Rebdolls many a time and I’m happy to do that again!  I just love their bold, unapologetic approach to fashion especially plus size fashion!  Moreover, I love that they believe all women deserve beautiful, sexy, cutting edge clothing and styles!

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I was feeling all “eye of the tiger” in this bold coloured leopard print dress chile.  This body con dress is the dress of my whole life!  I love the criss cross off the shoulder look for the dress and the fit can’t be beat.

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I also really like the midi length of the dress as well.  I find that length is a great balance to the skin I’m showing on top.

With a body conscious dress like this, shapewear is a curvy & plus size woman’s best friend as they work to smooth a few of the lumps and bumps out.

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To complete my look I added a faux leather moto style jacket, blush coloured pumps and a hot pink clutch to hold my much needed items.

Dress c/o: Rebdolls // Jacket: Forever 21+ (sold out) Similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here // Clutch: eBay//

 

Judy’s Look

I  was first introduce to Rebdolls by fellow fab four fashion member Gail who owns several pieces from them. I’m always impressed with the fabulous pieces she gets from Rebdolls. When we approached them and they agreed to work with us, I was so excited to finally get the chance to own one of their pieces.  There was so many pieces to choose from their website, but my heart settle for this form fitted caged bodycon dress.

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I choose this dress first because I don’t own any clothes in the wine color family and colors such as Oxblood, red wine are very in this year. This was a great introduction to this color theme and I was  here for this.

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I can never get enough of midi length form fitted bodycon, it’s a garments that can remix with so many shoes and accessories. Bodycon are so   practical, especially when you don’t know what to wear to go out don’t want to be bothered. All you have to  do is slip on this sexy number accessorize it up and put on your heels and you are good to go.

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What I love about Rebdolls is that they understand what Fab Four Fashion stands for fashion for all, and its one stop shop. You will find items from size XL to 4X which alloys regular and plus sizes women to wear the same items. Since it was my first time ordering from them, I read the size chart and according to it, i took 1X. However I noticed that Rebdolls clothing has a great amount of stretch, so I could have taken a size smaller and feel comfortable in the dress. Oh well ill know for next time, because there is a couple of pieces that I’m eying hard and I need them in my life LOL. One thing very Important that I can’t live without when I wear a bodycon is the right under garment also known as spanx LOL, not to worry I will do a post about it very soon.

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To complete my look I had a vision to pair this dress with my nice fur collar wine color which works perfectly with the dress. I simply added a pair of long gold earrings which for me is rare because if you notice I mostly wear small earrings. I must I’m loving the long earrings and will definitively add more to my accessories collections. I’m slowly venturing into new territories and I’m loving it. To finish I wore my cage black sandals with gold and silver studs.

Dress: rebdolls // Fur: Long tall Sally // Earrings: H&M // Sandals: (old) Aldo find similar here

 

Nancy’s Look

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I must start by admitting that I did not know Rebdolls. I found out about the brand when Fab Four Fashion’s own Gail rocked an amazing crop top from the brand.  Then, I made the mistake of assuming that the brand provided plus size offerings only. I was delighted to find out that they offer clothing from sizes 0 to 28! Oh how I love it when retailers do that! Kudos for recognizing ALL the amazing bodies out there. Now Rebdolls, if you added some tall offerings, I will love you even more! 😉

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Tall girls, I know that you just read that there are no tall offerings, but please don’t close the book just yet! I am wearing a midi that is just the right length! This dress is definitely a good fall staple that can be worn in a myriad of ways: rock it with a vest with lace up sandals or dress it down with some cute kicks. I decided to wear it with a fur stole; fox to be exact, because I was feeling foxy! LOL

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It has a tight fit that accentuates all my curves!! As always, consulting the size chart is a must to determine what size to obtain perfect fit. Because black is always  so chic, I chose the darkest hue; however, my dress also comes in oxblood and olive. Whatever color you chose to go with, just add a healthy dose of gold baubles and you’ll be good to go!

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 Dress: Rebdolls // Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old); similar here // Fur Stole: Wilson Leather; similar here

Leslie’s Look

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Paired perfection…the nature of coordinates.  Two separate pieces, one fab look that will take you to the head of the class, and Rebdolls finishes summa cum laude  in this style category!

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This outfit is easy breezy sassy and I love it. The name of the game was effortless style. The striking colour  and sexy exposed mid-drift were all elements that drew me to this look.  I love when an outfit has that perfect trifecta of form, fit and FIYAH and this outfit is no exception!

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The material is light weight so, despite the long sleeves, you can wear it even when the temperatures finally begin to rise again. Also, the midi length of the skirt balances out the va-va-voom of the exposed mid-drift which is perfect since I prefer to leave a little to the imagination (well sometimes!LOL)

I decided to keep my look very simple, opting to where it simply with a little print and a dash of pizzazz!  The print came in the form  of these high heeled leopard print pumps which add some visual interest while the pizzazz came in the form of my funky oversized earrings. And just like that I’m all “Redolled” up and ready to go!

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Coordinates: Rebdolls // Shoes: Office // Earrings: H&M (old)

Curvy girls never fear, Rebdolls understands us all and their pieces ar available in both straight sizes and plus sizes alike!

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Signed,

The Fab Four

Ode to Dorothy Perkins: Plus size Edition

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Yay its Friday! Welcome to our latest edition of Fab Four Fave brought to you by the beautiful and always stylish Judy!

If you haven’t heard it yet, I’m please to be the first to inform you that on October 8, 2015Dorothy Perkins launched their first plus size line! I’ve always been a fan of their clothing, but am overjoyed that they’ve extended their brand into plus sizes!!! Yay. They clearly understand that fashion should be for every body type. This being said, in honour of the release of this new collection, for this instalment of Fab Four Fave, I’ve decided to do a special flat-lay to showcase some of my favourite pieces from their new plus size collection.

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I decided to choose this beautiful sleeveless vest from Dorothy Perkins with the intent of rocking it as a dress, and paired it with a fur bolero since fall can be brutally breezy in the 6six. To this I then added a nice pair of stone earrings that I found on the Dorothy Perkins site, a super cute multi-coloured clutch, some sexy heels, and last but certainly not least, a vibrant pink color lipstick to seal the deal. And voila, I’m good to go. This is a sexy look for a swanky fall cocktail party.

 So don’t forget to check out Dorothy Perkins new plus size collection, you will be surprised how affordable the line is and pleased with some of the great pieces they have to offer.

 Until next time smootches!!!

1. Sleeveless Vest

2. Bolero

3. Earrings

4. Lipsticks

5. Pumps

6. Clutch

Dedo Azu Official Part 2

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Did you see the absolute awesomeness that was the Dedo Azu Official post? How could we not ask for more! And lucky for us, Dedo felt so inspired that she couldn’t resist making us more outfits to showcase her talents. So without further ado, we’re back with more goodies to show you from our girl Dedo Azu! She out did herself with her mix of prints and structured pieces so feast your eyes on these beautiful creations.

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Gail’s Look

It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this beautiful lavender print dress.  Not only is the print to die for but the midi length of the dress made me feel like royalty….”All Hail the Queen!” LOL

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Once again, using my measurements, Dedo Azu crafted this dress which fit me to a “T”.

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I went for minimal accessories because I wanted this showstopping dress to be centre stage!

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Dress: Dedo Azu //Pumps: Office UK (sold out) Similar here // Pear earrings: Forever 21 // Clutch: eBay.com

Judy’s Look

When I saw this gorgeous blue dress that Angela Simmons wore at a fashion show last year I immediately fell in love. I even went so far as to take a screen shot of the dress on my phone thinking that one day I might find a dress similar to hers or simply have it made. Well my wish came true! When designer Dedo Azu asked me what she might make for me, I immediately sent her the picture of the dress (by email and by text LMAO just to make sure that she got it).

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Fast forward to a few months, when I laid eyes on this two piece wonder and tried it on I was impressed, it fit me to a “T” and I loved the print and colourful polka dot material. It’s very different from some of the usual African prints I have seem but it is still very elegant and sophisticated.

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Instead of making it a dress as was the original design I sent her, she made a 2 piece which works perfectly for me. I just love how the peplum top fits my waist then flares out.

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I kept it simple for this look since the print alone is a work of art! So I chose to pair it with my blush pumps, my favourite pearly necklace, and since the top has a very low cut neckline (as per my request LOL), I decided to wear a nice off white crop top from Addition Elle underneath. And voila, I’m ready to conquer the world.

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Shoes: Aldo // Necklace: Zara (old) find similar here // crop top: Addition Elle // Skirt and top from Dedo Azu

Leslie’s Look

Mirror mirror on the wall, please send more prints to us all?! We asked, and we received! Now, you’ve all heard about Judy jonesing for jumpers and seen Nancy all over overalls. Gail too has gotten into the mix with her relaxed retro romper. But never have you seen me in a sexy one-piece wonder till now. Presenting the jumper of my life, brought to us, ok me, by Dedo Azu!

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This print is all I could have asked for and more. It’s bold and beautiful; doesn’t leave me feeling young and restless and allows me to be in step with the current fashion trends so I don’t get left behind as the world turns and trends change. I mean come on; we only have one life to live. We need to make sure that we have some great fashion pieces that help to make these the best days of our lives!

So, why do I love this jumper? First and foremost, it has been made to measure so it fits my body perfectly! Since it was made for me, I also had a chance to choose the exact style I wanted. I love backless styles, so I chose to have my jumper designed to show-off a lot of skin in back.  This is one of the advantages of made to measure clothing and working with Dedo and her team to craft styles that you love and fit your body pefectly.

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Given that this jumper is quite figure hugging, it beautifully shows off my small waist and highlights the curves that I have despite my slim frame. The print also helps to give me the illusion of being a bit more voluptuous (ok, I may be reaching with that adjective, but it just has a nice ring to it ;-).

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This look has a great summer feel and since it is cotton, your body can still breathe on those sweltering summer days. To wrap up my look, I searched among all my children (that is shoes) for the perfect pair to compliment this look, and just had to go with these dazzling yellow babies. Accessories in check and make up flawless I’m ready to take on a dynasty!

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Jumper: Dedo Azu (contact details at end of post)  // Shoes: Office (sold out), Similar here or here or here //

Nancy’s Look

When I tell you that I want Dedo to become my personal designer, I mean it. She consistently comes up with the best and perfectly crafted styles. When I tried on my dress, I immediately started to dance. Ladies, you know you do this too! LOL You know the feeling when you slip on that perfect piece of clothing that seems to have been made just for you! It’s just the best.

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Let me tell you what I love about this dress. Obviously, the print is just beautiful. Also, it is a very fitted dress. The material is sturdy yet comfortable. But the best part is that the dress is sewn in such a way that there is room for the derriere! That’s huge (pun totally intended LOL). Since the material doesn’t have much stretch, my booty would end up being squashed… but not here!! I can freely be bootylicious!

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Dress: Dedo Azu (contact details at end of post)  // Shoes: Nine West (old), Similar here

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To get your own DeDo Azu creation you can contact her via  Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders.

That’s all for now! Until next time!

Signed,

The Fab Four

 

Even More eShakti Day and Night looks

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It’s Friday so its another edition of Fab Four Faves!  This week, we’re doing something slightly different. To close our eShakti takeover week, each lady will show you how they would style an article of clothing from eShakti.com!

Nancy’s Inspiration Board

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1. Skirt: eShakti 

2. Stiped shirt: J. Crew

3. Hoop earrings: Michael Kors

4. Cuff: Malene Birger

5. Pumps: Gianvito Rossi

6. Cami: Topshop

7. Necklace: BCBG

8. Bangles: Chamak by Priya Kakkar

9. Strappy sandals: Stuart Wiseman

My daytime look was 100% inspired by this Stella Jean look which I simply LOVE! I love how the pinstriped shirt marries with the printed skirt. Until I can get my Stella Jean coins in order, I figured that the landscape art print A-line skirt by eShakti was the perfect way to recreate a budget friendly look!

For a night on the town look, I turned the saucy levels WAY up. Because the length and fit of this skirt is so demure, I figured that I could afford to have a sexier top while still keeping the look classy. And what says sexy more than a sweet pair of strappy heels?

I totally see myself rocking this skirt with a crop top, a tee in a million different ways… so much so that I might need to use that discount code sooner than later…. LOL Stay tuned.

 

Gail’s Inspiration Board

As we’ve mentioned before we love the when our clothing can do double duty and with that in mind I created this day to evening look using a lovely chambray dress from eShakti.

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For my day look I went all business.  I paired this chambray dress with a white button down shirt worn underneath the dress.  To tote all my important papers I of course had to add a gorgeous black leather tote…the perfect touch of quiet sophistication lol.

Night time is the right time to turn it up a little bit.  I swapped out the button down shirt for a hot butterscotch leather jacket, sexy leopard print heels and some bling bling around my neck.

1. Dress: eShakti.com

2. White Shirt: Talbots

3. Purse: Givenchy

4. Pearl Earrings: Top Shop

5. Pumps: Louboutins or Office UK

6. Leather Jacket: Wilson’s Leather

7. Gold Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane

8. Gold Necklace: Cara Layered Necklace

9. Clutch: Edie Parker

10. Leopard Print Slingbacks: Sam Edelman

Judy’s Inspiration Look

For my eShakti Day and night looks, I used a cute cream colour strapless dress from eShakti.

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For the day look, I paired the dress with a flat camel coloured sandal and a Chloe bag. I would wear this dress for brunch with my FabFourFashion ladies to discuss our next venture.

For my night look I simply paired the dress with a cream leather vest to give my outfit an element of  sexiness.  I added a beaded clutch which looks like a beautiful piece of jewelry and strappy red and cream high heel sandals. The bow on the sandals adds a feminine touch to round out the look.

Of course a lady such as myself likes to leave a pleasant scent after she exits a room.

Hope this gives you some ideas on how to style this dress.

 

1. Dress: eShakti here

2. Flat Sandals : Office Shoes here

3. High Heels Sandals: Office Shoes here

4. beaded Clutch : Aldo here

5. Chloe Purse here

6. Chloe Perfume: Sephora here

7. Leather Jacket: River Island here

Leslie’s Inspiration Look

If you’ve been following our blog or other fashion outlets you know that the 70’s are back in full swing. This pretty little number is one I’ve been eyeing at eShakti. It gives me that 70’s feel that I am loving so much right now. Here’s how I would work this dress to bring the 70’s “back to the future” for day and night time play (ya, I know that’s an 80’s reference, but I just couldn’t resist throwing it in!).

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1. Dress: eShakti.com

2. Gold dangly earrings: Forever 21

3. Gold cuff: River Island

4. Gold high heel sandals:  heels.com

5. Clutch: Michael Kors

6. Gold hoop earrings: Michael Kors

7. Straw handbag: Target

8. Brown clog sandals: zara.com

9. Leather bracelets: Salvatore Ferragamo

Hope these helped you get some great ideas! Have fun shopping and, don’t forget to get your discount! Use coupon code “fabfourfashion” created exclusively for you, our beloved subscribers, and receive 10% OFF when you shop at eShakti – valid from 06/29/2015 – 07/29/2015

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

Tah Tah for now,

~The Quartet