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

Inspector Judy

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Fall is here and we can’t escape it, therefore it’s time to start layering up! I love wearing a trench coat in the beginning of fall as it’s a great transition piece. For this fall look, I went for an outfitthat reminds me of Inspector Gadget LOL. If you don’t know who that is Google him, it’s a classic old school cartoon.

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I wore one of my favorite work pants which are called Peg Trousers with Obi-tie from ASOS. I love these pants so much that I bought them in green as well, and plan to buy them in a few more colours. What I simply love about these pants is the high waist with the built-in belt. The look fits my curvy frame perfectly, by accentuating the smallest part of my body, and gives me enough room in the hip area. What’s also nice about these pants is that I can dress them down with cool flats, or dress them up with a nice pair of heels. These pants can take you from the boardroom environment to the bar at happy hour.

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Finding well made, tailored shirts and blouses that fit properly has always been a struggle for me. However, I’ve managed to identifiy a few go-to stores that I can rely on to find a shirt that fits my chest area well, without the awkward situation of having my button pop while talking to co-workers. LOL Yep,  true story, it happened to me. My go-to stores for dress shirts are Forever 21 Plus, ASOS and Eloquii.

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To complete my look I donned a trench coat to combat those cool early fall breezes, and wore my Ivanka Trump pumps.

And just like that, I’m ready to tackle any situation, the only thing missing is my Inspector Gadget hat.

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Pants: Asos // Blouse: Forever 21 // Trench coat: Asos // Pumps: Ivanka Trumps

For my tall fashionista’s: Pants // Blouse // trench coat

*Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur who snapped the pictures

Tah tah for now,

Judy

Fall Look Book Part 1

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September is here, and for most children this means back to school, suited and booted in new clothes for the first day of classes! The ladies of Fab Four Fashion feel much the same way as they’ve been diligently re-working their wardrobes for fall.  Join them as they show you what they are loving and wearing for autumn 2015!

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Nancy’s Look

It’s so hard to say goodbye to summer days (if you’re like me, you sang these words to Boy’s II Men’s song… LOL).  While I will miss the gorgeous weather, I’m really looking forward to rocking everything fall fashion.  This season has the best colors and structured pieces – oh how I love structured pieces.

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Designers have had us salivating over fall trends since their presentation of their autumn/winter 2015 clothing lines this past spring. While some of these “trends” are really classics, it’s always cool to see how they’re re-interpreted them for the current season. For me, that’s the case with brocade.  We saw it with designers like Mary Katrantzou, the queen of prints; Simone Rocha and Givenchy.

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I purchased these pants many moons ago and love wearing them around this time of the year. I just loved the print on these cropped pants (for the record, these were actually are cropped and not just too short by default #tallgirldisclaimer lol). Black and gold will forever have an elegant feel to me.

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I paired my brocade pants with a crisp white shirt and some black booties. Since we know that it gets a little bit breezy this time of year, I had to add my leather bomber jacket. I really love the whole marriage of colours in this outfit and I felt that the jacket spiced up the look a bit.  And just like that, the fast approaching cooler temperature is a little less daunting.

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Pants: Ann Taylor (old); similar here or here or here oh and here too! // Shirt: LTS // Shoes: Vince Camuto (old); similar here // Jacket: Thrifted; similar here and here

My voluptuous bombshells can recreate my look with this shirt and these pants (currently on sale!).

Leslie’s Look

Falling into cooler climes is not my idea of a good time. I just can’t get excited about cool breezes that rob your breath, chilly walks to the office and the thought of not being able to enjoy a sip of sangria on a terrace under the blazing sun at 8PM. BUT, I can totally  get down with the fall fashions that we get to rock when the mercury falls!

I must admit that I’ve been excited about fall fashions since I saw some of the trends that were hot for the season during fashion week this past spring and here is one of the looks I could not wait to don this season.

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Tie-neck blouses or sweaters were not something that I would typically wear. I usually verre toward funky and this is a more conservative style for me. However, when paired with this leopard print dress, the funk factor is noticeably multiplied as is the retro “sexy secretary” feel.

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To highlight my small waist (and lend a little more curve to my slim silhouette), I added this slim patent-leather belt to this ensemble. I have a long torso, so I like to wear my belts a little higher than my waist-line to make my legs look even longer than they already are!

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Now, to keep with the retro feel this outfit gives off, I went with these gorgeous burgundy platform pumps reminiscent of YSL and oh-la-la Dominique Deveaux is now in the building and ready to create her “dynasty”!

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Tie-neck Sweater: Zara // Dress: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Zara // Handbag: Zara

For my plus size perfect divas: Top // Dress

Judy’s Look

Fall is almost here, it’s inevitable, we just can’t avoid it, so if you are anything like me and love looking fly all year long, you adjust and make the best of this colourful season. My first fall lookbook outfit is inspired by menswear. Oh yay! I love a nice tall man that can kill-it in the style category, and many menswear pieces can transition well into women’s fashion. I often see women wearing nice menswear inspired suits that are tailored to their curvier frames. One item that I particularly love in menswear is a tie, which is always the first thing I look for when I see a man wearing a suit.

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As a child, my dad always asked me to help him adjust his tie (aww, fond family memories). I also remember having a little red leather tie as a child LOL. So, I guess it’s no real surprise that for this look I decided to go for a “comme les garcons” type of style which is a departure from the very feminine and sexy looks I’m often drawn to. I wore a printed yellow, blue, black and white cardigan, with this fabulous white shirt that I found with a built-in tie. I must say I was relieved to find this shirt because it fit the vision I had for this look perfectly. Also let me be honest, for a second, I really didn’t see myself being able to tie a tie LOL.

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I scored this shirt while browsing through Forever 21 in the plus size section. I love that it’s not tight across my chest and not too big in the mid section. Another thing I like is that the shirt does not gape in the front across my boobs and I feel very comfortable in it. Trust me when I say the struggle is real to find a proper white shirt that fits my body.

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To complete my look I wore my leather-look shorts to give me a cool, edgy feel. I had a vision of wearing a necklace under my tie and having it look as though it’s also built into the shirt. I must say, I love how my vision came to life. It just takes my outfit to another level. The last piece is my wonderful black patent oxford shoes which I scored at Forever 21 a few months ago, and surprisingly they are extremely comfortable and they don’t make my feet look big, which is always a plus.

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Cardigan: (old) H&M find similar here   // leather look shorts: (old) Zara find similar here and here  // white shirt: forever 21 // oxford shoes: (old) forever21 find similar here // necklace: (old) forever 21 find similar here

For my tall sisters:  Shorts: here and here // Blouse: here // Cardigan: find similar here // Oxford Flat shoes: here

 

Gail’s Look

Ah, the fresh cool fall breezes will soon be upon us.  I’ve always felt that come September it was time to re-jig my clothing wardrobe – particularly my work clothes so as to incorporate new items so I can refresh my look.  For me the month of September will always feel like back to school even though I’ve been out of school for some time.  I fondly remember that my sister and I made our Mother a little nuts when we INSISTED that we had to have a fresh new outfit for the first day of school!! Ah our poor long suffering Mommy! LOL

Ever since Pantone dubbed Marsala (aka wine red if you ask me LOL) as the “it colour” for 2015 I’ve been seeing it every where and I admit that I jumped on the bandwagon too…it really is a gorgeous colour.

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These twill skinny Marsala coloured pants are fabulous.  These pants have some stretch to them so they’re very comfortable.  The cut and fit are really amazing and they hug me in all the right places and there isn’t that horrible gaping at the waist which is the usual problem I have with pants.

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I paired these pants with a printed tie-neck blouse, another hot look this season.  I’ve had this blouse for forever and I reach for it often.  It always pays to have great wardrobe staples you can reach for season after season.

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That is also the case for this pink duster.  Again, I’ve had it forever and have featured it in another post seen here on the blog.

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To complete my look I wore nude coloured pumps, pearl earrings and my baby, my LV Trevi satchel.  I’m now ready for my first board meeting of the day!

Duster: Elvi (old) Similar here here // Tie-Neck Blouse: New Look (old) Similar here here or here // Pants: Addition Elle // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here //

For my tall sisters here are some options for you – Duster: Next or J.Crew or Long Tall Sally // Pants: Long Tall Sally or LOFT or ASOS Tall

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Tah Tah for now,

The Quartet

Fab Four Fashion Takes on Cityline!

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Lights, Camera, Action, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion were thrilled with the opportunity to have appeared on Cityline, the country’s longest running day time television program!  Watch as we give you the inside scoop on a wardrobe staple…pants and how we make them work for our distinctly different bodies.

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Leslie’s Look

Powdered, primped and pressed, I was eagerly poised and prepped to pounce on the chance to share the Fab Four Fashion vision of fashion for all with the awesome folks of Cityline! This week’s edition was focussed on pants and I knew I had just the pants to put the “p” in perfection!

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The perfect printed pants with pizzazz is what I like to call these leopard print gems!  If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, you know I simply LOVE prins! If you’re visiting the blog for the first time, let me tell you, I’m obsessed with a gorgeous print! Having a slim silhouette, I am always trying to highlight the curves that I have, and prints go a long way toward helping me accentuate my assets. These printed pants give me more volume on my bottom half which also helps me to balance out  my broader shoulders. Plus with prints being a hot commodity this season, they are a good investment and help to diversify my wardrobe’s holdings!LOL

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Leaving the pants to take centre stage, I paired this look with this long sleeveless waistcoat in a gorgeous mustard colour and a simple white tank and accessories. What I love most about this look is that it can easily make the transition to fall by swapping out the heeled sandals for some pumps or booties and the tank top for a warm sweater. When you’re working on a budget, it’s always ideal when you have the versatility of wearing your pieces in multiple ways!

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This look combines a bit of an eclectic feel with a touch of fun and a pinch of pizzazz and I am beyond excited that I could share it with Cityline and all of you! So, if I can be so bold as to borrow from the great Humphrey Bogart:  “Cityline, I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” No?! (Wink-wink)

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Pants: Zara (old), Similar here // Waistcoat: Zara // Tank Top: Topshop // Shoes: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Sunglasses: Dedo Azu (via  Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries/orders)

For my plus size perfect babes: Pants // Waistcoat or Waistcoat // Tank Top //

 

Nancy’s Look

*stands up* Hello. My name is Nancy, and I’m a 36″ inseam. Now, to all the ladies that have this blessing (we are NOT calling it a problem), how hard is it to find the perfect pair of pants?!! While cropped pants are great for us (that trend was probably invented by a fellow tallista who said: “forget finding long pants!!”), sometimes, we just want pants that pass our ankles, yes?
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The overall fashion offerings for us tall glasses of champagne have greatly improved, but most of them are still online. So you can imagine how thrilled I am when I score pants at an actual brick and mortar store! Sometimes, they are not quite long enough: that’s when developing sewing skills (or knowing a good tailor) becomes essential as we depend on the extra inches that are sometimes hidden in the hemline.

n IMG_5716Naturally, I love these pants because of the length, but I also love the details it offers like the overlapped waist and the belt that cinches said waist. These pants are from Zara where I must say that I am often pleasantly surprised; this store has now become one of my first stops when shopping for pants. Now, if only they could help us out when it comes to sleeve length!

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I paired my pants with this awesome striped bardot bodysuit. What’s great about this bodysuit is that it was truly designed for tall women. Therefore, the torso is long enough, allowing the panty part to sit where it’s supposed to and not ride uncomfortably high in the nether regions if you catch my drift. LOL. I accessorized my look with this cool geometric necklace and simple yet fun earrings. The punctuation of this look came in the form of these uber comfortable pink patent-leather pumps for a pop of color. Add a bright lip and I was ready for the bright lights. Stardom, here I come! LOL

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Pants: Zara (sold out); similar here and here // Top: TTYA x Long Tall Sally // Necklace: H&M // Shoes: Pleaser // Earrings: Forever 21 (sold out); similar here

Plus size babes can recreate my look with these pants and this top!

 

Gail’s look

50 Shades of Blue that was my jump off for my Cityline debut outfit.  Blue in all its shades and tones is one of my favourite colours so of course that had to be incorporated in my look.

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Now I, along with the ladies of Fab Four Fashion and women across the globe, struggle with finding great fitting pants, slacks, trousers or whatever you wish to call them.  Moreover, if you’re plus size and short on the height spectrum, like me, then the search is even more frustrating but don’t fret my pet, I’ve got you covered.

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Thankfully there are retailers that offer plus petite pants lines.  Eloquii the plus size online retailer I’ve raved about offers the “Kady fit” pant that I’m wearing in short, regular and tall.  Another alternative is to look out for cropped or ankle length pants.  They come in lengths that are already tailored made for you…saving you cash on alterations.

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So, I paired my perfectly fitting navy blue pants with this dolman sleeve pastel blue shirt.  The neat thing about this shirt is that the front part is made of a viscose blend lending a raw silk like look while the back portion is made of a cotton blend for maximum comfort and breathability on hot summer days.

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Now what outfit would be complete without accessories!  I love this mixed media choker style necklace and this fold over clutch is the perfect size to hold all of my bits and bobs.

Top: Forever 21+ (sold out) Similar here or here //Pants: Eloquii // Clutch: ebay.com // Necklace: Zara (old) Similar here // Shoes: Zara (sold out) Similar here // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Options for my tall divas are: Shirt: J.Crew // Pants: J.Crew

Judy’s Look

When Cityline reached out to Fab Four Fashion about doing a fashion segment on pants, I was so excited! Honestly, I jumped out of my chair at work and went to hug Gail LOL. Soon after I came back to reality and realized that finding the perfect pants that fit my curvy frame was not going to be an easy task. I’ve seen it all with pants and been on countless searches for the right pair.

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For my body type the 2 main concerns when finding a great fitting pant are:

1- A pair of pants that fit the largest part of my body which are my hippie hips.

2- A pair of pants that don’t have the awful gaping at the back.

Let’s face it pants are an essential piece that every woman needs in their wardrobe. To avoid the problem area (hips and waist) when choosing pants I tend to go for pants that have partial elastic in the waistband.

 

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This time around the search finally paid off.  Yay!  I found this great pair of ¾ purple peg trousers from ASOS and the best part is that I got them on sale for 30$!  I just love scoring big!  When these pants arrived, I ran to the bathroom at my work place to try them. I was so anxious to see if my areas of concern were under control.  I couldn’t have been happier when I tried my pants and they fit me perfectly.  There was no gaping at the back and they fit perfectly at the hips.

These pants are a great addition to my fall wardrobe, they are so versatile I can wear them to work with a nice shirt, I can dress them down with a cute pair of oxford shoes and a sweater. Nevertheless I feel that these hot purple pants are perfect for Fab Four Fashion’s TV debut!

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To complete my TV debut look, since I love colour and I believe colours should be worn all year long, I paired my purple trousers with my ¾ sleeve hot pink top from Zara.  The finishing touches were a pair of blush coloured pumps and a nice necklace to elevate this daytime look to the next level. Lights, Camera, Action- Judy is ready for her close up!

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Pants: ASOS // Top: old Zara find similar here // shoes: Aldo // necklace: (old) Ebay find similar here

For my tall Glamazon Babes : pants and top

Till next time!

Signed,

The Fab Four

Ode to Eloquii: Part 2

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I’m still waxing poetic about one of my favourite plus size online retailers – Eloquii!  As I mentioned before, Eloquii is like the BCBG of the plus size fashion world offering fashion forward styles froms sizes 14 – 28.

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With this look I paired yet another Eloquii crop top with the Kady Fit pant from Eloquii.  What I ADORE about Eloquii is their attention to detail and committment to creating garments that really work for a curvy woman’s body.

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For most women the idea of finding a great fitting pair of pants can be quite daunting.  For me, when I would finally find pants that accommodated by generous hips and derriere, the waist of the pants would be HUGE!

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Don’t even get me started on the length of hems on trousers.  Needless to say I would leave the fitting me frustrated. However, Eloquii offers their Kady Fit pants in sizes short, regular and long and more importantly for me, the atttention to the cut of the pants means that I’ve got room for my hips and behind without the ugly gaping!  Woohoo!!

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I’ve completed my look with what I like to call a little “Frosting”- that being this gorgeous statement necklace from Stella & Dot.

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So, if you’re plus size perfect like me and in search of a great fitting pair of pants head on over to Eloquii and let them hook you up!

Crop top: Eloquii (sold out) Similar here // Pants: Eloquii (Kady Fit) // Clutch: eBay.com // Pumps: Office UK (sold out) Similar here // Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) Similar here

For my plus size tall divas, the Eloquii Kady Fit pant comes in tall- hooray!!  For my slender tall bombshells here are some pant options for you: J. Crew  or ASOS Tall

Until next time,

Gail

Wearing the Pants

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Pants, slacks, trousers, they go by many names and are the bane of the existence for many ladies out there! They’re either not long enough, gap at the waist, awful fit at the hips; therefore, some ladies opt to shy away from wearing pants. We say, no more! If you like pants, then wear them! There’s a way for all body types to rock pants and the Fab Four ladies will demonstrate how they do it!

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Gail’s Look

Black pants and a top – that was my clothing “uniform”.  Black pants were always readily available in my size so that’s pretty much what I stuck with.  Since starting this blog I’ve slowly been giving myself permission to branch out and try other things.

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This idea led me to these plus size olive green pants I purchased a while ago and never wore.  These pants are close fitting but have a lot of stretch so they’re very forgiving.  As the plus size petite one in this quartet, shopping for pants can be a chore don’t let that happen.  Remember a tailor is your best friend and secret weapon!

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I paired the pants with this white vest that I wore for the “Off the Wall” blog post.  It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite wardrobe additions.

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My neutral coloured tank top marries well with my vest and patns and was the perfect back drop for this statement necklace.

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Let’s pause and have a moment of silence for this Louis Vuitton purse. I splurged a few years ago on this beauty and I’ve never regretted it! Finally I completed my look with nude coloured pumps.

Pants: Forever 21 Plus (old) Similar here // Vest: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) Similar here // Tank top: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) Similar here // Necklace: Stella & Dot (sold out) Similar here // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Pumps: Office

For my tall babes, here are some options for you- Pants: The Gap // Vest: Long Tall Sally //

Tank top: New Look Tall //

Judy’s Look:

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For my pants look I chose to wear printed loose jogger pants and I just love how they fit my curves. I found these beautiful printed joggers by fluke at Forever 21 in the curvy section a few weeks ago. The material is light and I love the mix of colours, which just so happen to be perfect for summer.

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What I love about the cut of this style of pants is that I can pair them with a cute crop top or a dress shirt, but for my pants look I chose to wear it with a simple white tank top and my mama’s yellow blazer. What more can I say, I just love buying items that can serve multiple purposes. That way I know I will get my money’s worth.

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I topped-off my look with my strappy 3 inch heel sandals with silver stones. I absolutely love these super cute sandals and I can wear them all day without having to worry about my feet hurting. To accessorize my look I wore my favorite pearly Zara necklace and a classic tiffany charm bracelet.

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For my Tall long legged sisters: Pants: here and here // Sandals: Enzo Angiolini (old) similar here // Blazer: here

 

Leslie’s Look

Summer is finally here and it’s time to jump into some fun colours and plunge into some cool trends! One trend I was eager to nose-dive into is culottes. Both Nancy and Gail have done some amazing Fab Four Fave’s on this hot little number and I figured I would be happy to be the one to bring this “Fave” to living colour.

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I decided to keep this look cool and simple, opting for a simple white crop top and blush coloured pumps that perfectly complimented the look. I then pulled it all together with this gorgeous blue moto style leather jacket that haunted my dreams last summer until I brought it home. It offers the perfect punch of colour. One wonderful thing about this jacket is that there was no need to lengthen the sleeves as, even though I took the smallest size, the sleeves were the perfect length for my long arms!

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The final touch for this look was this funky necklace I scooped up from my friendly neighbourhood Zara adding a fun final flare to the look. Summertime here I come!

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Pants: ASOS (sold out), Similar here // Jacket: Danier (old), Similar here // Crop Top: Mendocino (old), Similar here // Shoes: Anne Klein (old), Similar here // Necklace: Zara (old), Similar here //

For my plus-size-perfect divas:  Pants // Jacket //  Crop Top

Nancy’s Look

There was a time when I would sigh deeply at the thought of shopping for pants. They were always too short. It’s still the case for the most part at a brick and mortar store but thank goodness for online shopping! I’m a 34’-36’ inseam so finding the right length pants is quite the task.

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I’ve had some success (online) with J Crew, Ann Taylor and Alloy Apparel. But it’s always nice to have the option to walk in a store and just find a pair of pants that fit. I must say that I’ve often been surprised by the pants selection at Zara! And this is where I scored these cobalt ones.

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These belted high waisted pants fit perfectly. The flared fit is great for the summer and these pants are easily dressed up and down. Here, I’m wearing my pants with a simple sweetheart neckline tube top.

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I accessorized with a statement necklace, a bright yellow clutch and a fun bangle. And with that, I was ready to enjoy the first days of summer!

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Pants: Zara (sold out); similar here and here // Top: H&M (old); similar here // Shoes: Nine West // Necklace: Urban Outfitter (old); similar here // Clutch: Aldo

My curvalicious babes can recreate my look with these pants and that top!

So tell us, are you pants adverse? Do you have issues finding the perfect pair or pants?  Any successes or tips to share? Let’s start a convo and check out our social media spaces!

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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