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

Perfectly Printed

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“How much do we love prints? Let us count the ways!”

We, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion, are suckers for a hot print, and we aren’t afraid to wear print-on-print-on-print either! We know for some, the idea of rocking a big bold print or pairing a fun printed top with a hot printed skirt or pant, can feel like a bit of a fashion risk, but hopefully we’ll give you some ideas to make it easy for you to embrace this look and make it work for your style and taste.

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Clothing lines like Emilio Pucci, Erdem and Clover Canyon and designers like Mary Katrantzou have created some stunning examples of how different prints can work so well together and they have been great inspirations for developing our “print palates”! Here are fun ways that you can begin to become print perfect with pizzazz!

 

  1. If you want to pair a printed top with a bottom with a different print pattern, it’s often easiest to look for prints with similar colors and combine a big bold print with a finer simpler print. Check out how Leslie works it!

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Yellow jacket: Zara // Black & White Top: Zara // Shorts: Zara // Shoes: Aldo // Purse: Zara (old) Similar here

Plus size divas here are some options so for you.  Yellow jacket: Simply Be //

Black & White Top: Simply Be // Shorts: Old Navy

  1. There is always the fail safe way to pair prints: pair polka-dots and stripes! Find a cute top, let’s say in a polka-dot and pair this with a skirt in a stripe print. Keep the top and bottom in the same colour scheme (e.g. black and white) and you have now joined the perfectly printed family!

 

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  1. If you still feel this is too much for you, start by trying out a printed coordinates set with a more consistent all over pattern like the one Gail is working below: This will allow you to work the printed look without having to put different prints together. You also have the option of remixing each piece on its own to create a new look.

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Crop Top: Eloquii (sold out) Similar here  here  //Eloquii Studio Printed Pencil Skirt: Eloquii (sold out) Similar here here // Bag: Tory Burch (sold out) Similar here // Stilettos: Zara

For my tall girls here are some options for you: Riverlsland Crop top // River Island Skirt

  1. Of course you can always just strut your stuff in a gorgeous printed dress. Easy-peasy yet oh so sexy! You get it all in one fab piece! Check Judy out!

 

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Dress: Asos (old) Similar here // Pumps: Betsey Johnson (old) Similar here

For my tall babes: Dress // Dress

  1. But ladies, why stop there. We all know that shoes can be an outfit maker, or breaker so why not wear that favorite printed ­­­­­jumper with those stylish printed shoes.  Look how fly Nancy looks in her outfit!

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Jumpsuit: H&M (old); similar here // Shoes: Smash Shoes

My plus size sisters can recreate with the printed plus size jumpsuits from Simply Be!

However you decide to get perfectly printed for the season just remember to have fun with it! If you’re feeling good in it, chances are you look good in it too!

Special thanks go out to our noted fashion photographer extraordinaire, Roseline Bonheur!

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Signed

~Fab Four

Stripes Top to Bottom

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Stripes, the bain of some women’s existence and a big supposed “no no” for plus size women.  Well, I say nuts to that! I’m a firm believer that one should wear what one wants!  This first look is from Reb Dolls.  I love this online retailer because they take a no holds bar approach to plus size fashions.  If you “dare to wear” body con dresses or crop tops, Reb Dolls will hook you up.

I quite honestly would never have worn a crop top let alone a crop top that was sleeveless but since starting this blog I feel as though I’ve given myself permission to wear what I want and my girls have definitely encouraged me to take some fashion risks.

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I love the chevron pattern of this skirt and the “flowiness” of it too.  I finished the look with a faux leather jacket from City Chic online and added tangerine coloured wedge espadrilles for a pop of colour.

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Faux leather jacket: City Chic // Crop top: Reb Dolls // Midi Skirt: Reb Dolls// Wedges: Zara (old): Similar here // Purse: Zara //

For the tall bombshells out there here are some options so you can recreate my look.

Jacket: Long Tall Sally //Crop top: Asos // Midi Skirt: Zara

This skirt is tutu much for me!  I was a devoted viewer of Sex and the City so I was inspired to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s outfit seen in the opening credits of the show.


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I adore all shades of the colour blue so when I saw this tutu skirt on the Eshakti site I knew I had to have it. And the coolest thing about this fabulous skirt is that it has pockets!  Once again, this online retailer caters to women of all shapes and sizes from 0 to 36W and heights of 5’0ft to 6ft and beyond!

 

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I paired my dream of a skirt with an off the shoulder striped number.  This outfit makes me feel as though I was Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  I completed the look with fun polka dot pumps and a mint green purse.  Voila my spring look is complete!

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Striped off the shoulder top: Asos Curve //Tutu skirt: Eshakti (sold out) Similar here //Pumps: Aldo shoes //Purse: JustFab (sold out) Similar here

Ta ta for now

~Gail

 

 

 

Sporty Chic

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Trends come and go and we are quite happy that Sporty Chic is sticking around this spring! From Alexander Wang, who always has a penchant for this style, to other designers like Stella McCartney and Balenciaga, this look has been seen on numerous runways. The awesome thing about this trend is that it is comfortable yet crazy, sexy, cool (did we show our age with this one?). In addition to its versatility, it’s also a trend that can easily be adapted for all body types. Case in point: here is how we styled it!

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Nancy’s Look

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Sweatshirt dresses are the best. They can be dressed up, dressed down and comfortable. This particular one is by Adidas.

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Now, my long legged friends will agree that sweatshirt dresses can sometime become indecent real quick! Hence, my little DIY project. In order to extend the hemline, I purchased a row of lace and sowed it to the bottom of the dress. I love the added detailing and it makes this short dress more palatable.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love to show my gams, but it’s all about keeping it tasteful. To further extend these said gams (because, why not!), I wore my dress with my trusty blue pumps. I further accessorized with this statement necklace, simple earrings and bracelet and a silver clutch.

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Sweatshirt Dress: Adidas // Shoes: Sam Edelman (old) Similar here // Necklace: Forever 21  (old) Similar here // Bracelet: Tiffany’s // Earrings: Ebay

For the curvy ladies out there, I found a dress option for you: Ebay

Gail’s Look

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I love this sporty chic look. It’s clean, minimal and well…..just plain chic.  This looks is a departure for me since my style is a little more “glammy” but that is what’s so fun about fashion-experimenting with new to you looks and trends.

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The launch pad for this outfit was the jog pant material blazer.  It’s super comfortable but still makes me feel pulled together.  I paired my jacket with what I call my “racing stripe” pants.  Again, comfiness was the watch word here and these pants fit the bill.

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I finished the look with my Puma sneakers and bag.  Voila sporty chic at its best!

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Blazer: Gap (old) Similar here // Tank Top: Old Navy // Pants: Old Navy (old) Similar here // Sneakers: Puma (old) Similar here // Purse: Puma (old) Similar here

For my tall ladies, here are a few options for you.  Blazer: Banana Republic // Pants: Taller Than Your Average

Judy’s Look

For me, Sporty Chic is about wearing something comfy but at the same time still looking cute and effortless.

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I usually save my sporty chic attire for the weekend when I’m running around doing errands. I love my heels and dresses, but even a girly girl like me can settle for some leggings, sneakers and, of course, a nice bright lipstick!

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Leggings:// Old Navy // Sneakers: Nike Air Max // Coat: Old Navy(old) Similar here

Purse: // Zara  // Necklace: Ebay

For my tall sisters I found a great coat option for you:  H&M

Leslie’s Look

Just call me “Sporty Spice” because despite the hair, handbag and heels, I am ready to work out! My exercise of choice: pounding the big city pavement in search of those must have fashion finds. This look is my nod to active wear with a dash of sugar, spice and everything nice to kick it up a notch or two!

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 Longing for expensive fashion pieces appears to be my lot in life. But every now and then I find I’m able to achieve my objective! Case in point, these two-toned joggers from BCBG were an item I pined after for some time. While I knew they’d never see the inside of a gym, I also knew they’d look marvellous as I strut my way down Queen West or sauntered through Yorkville! I feel my heart racing already!

 

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To complete my look I paired it with this cool loose fitting crop that shows off a little skin, and a leather moto jacket that adds a bit of toughness. The black and white pumps add a touch of femininity to the look, and since I think every outfit needs a little bling, I just had to rock this silver metallic handbag!

 

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Toronto, New York, London; wherever the shopping is to be found in the world, I’m definitely ready to work out the only way I know how in this chic sporty look!

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Jacket: Zara // Crop tee: Mendocino (old), similar here // Jog Pant: BCBG (0ld), similar here // Heels: Enzo Angiolini (old), similar here // Handbag:  Ebay

Curvy bombshells, I haven’t forgotten  you.  Jacket: Torrid // Jog Pant: World of Leggings // Crop Tee: Flaws of Couture

That’s all for now folks. Till next time!

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How do you like to rock your sporty chic look?

Signed,

The Fab Four

My Black & White Story

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Black and white is one of my fav colour combinations.  I know I’ve mentioned that before but it bares repeating.   So, when I came across some old re-runs of Charlie’s Angels I was inspired to recreate the cool 70’s vibe of police women television dramas like the Angels or Cagney & Lacey for day and night.  The two looks below also highlight the versatility of a great suit!

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For my day time look I’ve paired my trusty black turtleneck with a white jacket and pants and funky wedge boots.

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I love these Kady Fit pants by Eloquii as they make legs appear a little longer than they actually are and the fit is spot on.  One tip for my plus sized petite ladies, ankle pants are your friend!  I love them because I don’t need to have them hemmed they come that way already!  The icing on the cake is this hobo style handbag stolen borrowed from my Mom’s closet.  Thank you Mommy!

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For night time, I upped the sexiness quotient by swapping out the turtle neck for a fitted tank top and leopard print pumps instead of my wedge boots.

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I completed the look with gold jewelry, a playful clutch and Komono watch.

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Jacket: JC Penny (old); similar here //Turtleneck: ASOS Curve // Tank top: Forever 21 Plus // Pants: Eloquii // Boots: Zara (old); similar here // Leopard print pumps: Office (old); similar here // Handbag: Borrowed from my Mother; similar here //Necklace: Ebay.com // Clutch: Ebay.com // Watch: Art Gallery of Ontario – can be purchased here

Tall girls I haven’t forgotten you!

Jacket:  The Limited // Turtleneck: ASOS // Tank top: Banana Republic // Pants: The Limited //Wedge Boots (Extended sizes): DSW Shoes or Wedge Shoes (Extended Sizes) // Leopard print pumps (Extended Sizes): Sole Society

What are your favourite colour combinations to rock?

~Gail