Holiday Office Party Looks with Fab Four Fashion

grp-edited-img_7621

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!

grp-edited-img_7750

 

Judy’s Look

js-edited-img_8519

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!

js-edited-img_8909

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.

js-edited-img_8858

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.

js-edited-img_8535

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.

nd-edited-img_7801

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)!

nd-edited-img_7882

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!

nd-edited-img_8146

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!

nd-edited-img_7861

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.

gt-edited-img_9034

 

gt-edited-img_9078

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.

gt-edited-img_9061

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

gt-edited-img_9226

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

lt-edited-img_8268

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!

lt-edited-img_8208

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.

lt-edited-img_8305

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!

lt-edited-img_8392

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 //

grp-edited-img_7676

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

Fall with Eshakti Part 1

grp-edited-img_1568

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!

grp-edited-img_1495

 

Judy’s Look

js-edited-img_0524

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.

js-edited-img_0602
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.

js-edited-img_0626

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.

js-edited-img_0532

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

image

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!

image

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.

image

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?

image

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!

gt-edited-img_0789

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.

gt-edited-img_0876

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

gt-edited-img_0814

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

gt-edited-cropped-img_1500

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

lt-edited-img_0897

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.

lt-edited-img_1076

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.

lt-edited-img_1040

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!

lt-edited-img_0917

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

Office Chic

GRP IMG_8232

Not sure what to wear to the office this summer? Check out some cute looks from the ladies of Fab Four that just might inspire you!

GRP IMG_8185

Nancy’s Look

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet… and as much as we’d all rather be moving our dancing feet, some of us gotta go to work! Thankfully, this season allows us to do so in style.

ND IMG_9246

Summer to me is synonymous with color, color and more color. That’s why I had to work this skirt into my office chic look. I have made full use of it for play time but now it’s just what I needed to werk it at work. The scuba material gives this pencil skirt the best fit.

ND IMG_9265

To remain sexy and cool, I paired my skirt with a lace top. To wear lace at work or not to wear lace at work, that is the question! It all depends on your work environment. Mine is not the most conservative, but nonetheless, I always make sure that I wear it with a tank top that provides full coverage. The goal is always to look professional and classy while being comfortably you. Just rock whatever outfit will make you walk tall like you own the joint (even if you don’t actually own it… yet!).

ND IMG_9563

Since it’s summertime, I try to wear pieces that can easily take me from the boardroom to the bar. So swap your pumps for some lace up sandals, add some bling around your neck and enjoy that cocktail!

ND IMG_9349

Skirt: ASOS (sold out); similar here// Top: Alloy Apparel (old); similar here// Shoes: Nine West (old); similar here

My plus size perfect sistas can recreate my look with this top and that fab skirt.

Leslie’s Look

LT IMG_8944

It’s 7:30 AM, it’s already 25 degrees out and you’re getting ready to head out to the office, but first, you gotta figure out what to wear! This task can be daunting, especially when you can’t just throw on shorts and a tee. My solution to the summer heat + work outfit dilemma is the flared skirt.

LT IMG_9071

For me, a flared skirt equals great ventilation!lol I need the air to flow around me to keep me cool and I love that feeling of freedom (no pants restricting my movements.

LT IMG_9095

This look was super-dooper simple. I went for a tone on tone mix rocking this purple pleather, sleevless top and a mauve flared midi skirt. The shoes I kept neutral and then threw on some cool accessories to jazz things up a little. This look also transitions extremely well into an after work happy hour event or a nice dinner out!

So bring on the heat, cause I got it beat baby!

LT IMG_8989

Top: H&M (sold out), Similar here or here // Skirt: The Height (sold out), Similar here or here or here //

For my curvy gals: Top // Skirt //

 

Gail’s Look

As the temperature rises, maintaining that polished professional look can sometimes leave you wondering what to wear to work.  As you make your way to the office, it might be humid and sticky but once you arrive it’s as though you’ve been dropped in a freezer because the air conditioning is cranked all the way up to Antarctica temperatures!  To combat these two extreme scenarios I make sure to have layering pieces in my wardrobe.

GT Edited IMG_9698

For this summer office chic look I went with this 3/4 length jacket to guard me against the frigid ac temp.  Although this jacket is a feminine pink colour, it’s very tailored and sleek.

GT Edited IMG_9713

I then paired my jacket with this cotton (read breathable) dusty rose coloured tank and a cream coloured pencil skirt.  Both of these pieces work to keep me looking business chic but cool and comfy for those commutes to and from work via public transit.

To complete my look I added blushed coloured pumps (worn only at the office and NOT durig my commute as I wouldn’t survive LOL) and the tote purse to hold all my much needed items.  And voila, summer office chic at its best!

GT Edited IMG_9747

 

GT Edited IMG_9829

Jacket: Elvi (old) similar here // Tank: Old Navy (sold out) similar here // Skirt: eBay or similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here or here// Tote: River Island (sold out) similar here

For my tall sistahs – Jacket // Tank // Skirt 1  Skirt 2  Skirt 3

Judy’s Look

JS IMG_8505

The office chic look is right up my alley. When summer comes around I’m ready to show up to show off.   For me an office chic look is when classic professional meets stylish fashionista. Some of my favorite office looks are dresses, pants and printed shirts. Having these essential items can easily allow you to transition from a day at the office to happy hour. Let me introduce you to my office chic look.

JS IMG_8638

For this look I went for my 3/4 olive high-waisted pants from ASOS . These pants are perfection, love how they hug my body. A high waist is just what I need to show off my hourglass figure. I don’t have to deal with the usual gap at the back when I sit, and the built in belt is just perfect. I have been looking for pants like this for a very long time so when I saw them online I couldn’t resist buying them, and I’m hopeful they’ll come out in many colors so I can purchase them all!

JS IMG_8816

Since we can now finally enjoy the nice weather, I decided to wear my high waist pants with a sleeveless high collar shirt. This shirt goes well with almost anything and I can easily put a sweater or simple jacket over it, and I’m good to go.

JS IMG_8761

To complete my cute office chic look, I paired my outfit with leopard print pumps by Sam Edelman, and just like that I’m ready to handle business at work than enjoy a nice cocktail at a cute spot for happy hour.

Pants: Asos and similar here // Top: Forever 21 (sold out) similar here // Shoes: Sam Edelman 

For my tall babe: Pant: Asos // Top: Asos // Shoes: Sam Edelman

GRP IMG_8244

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

 

Fancy Dressy & Classy

Grp Edited IMG_2026

The ladies of Fab Four Fashion never need an excuse to get all dolled up.  Whether we are celebrating a friend’s birthday, heading out to dinner or just because, we always come dressed to impress!

Grp Edited IMG_1926

Nancy’s Look

ND Edited IMG_1236

When the weather warms up like this, it means one and only one thing: it’s time to get summertime fine! Lol Because I’m often quick to run to the store or online for a fly look, I challenged myself to get creative with existing pieces from my wardrobe.

ND Edited IMG_1124

Honestly, I know it’s really not that hard to pull pieces from your own wardrobe, but when your closet is in utter chaos (I can’t be alone on this one… am I? ?? Lol) it’s easy to forget some of the gorgeous pieces hidden in its depths.

Summer equals color, color, and more color. So when I rediscovered this Dedo Azu asymmetrical skirt, I knew that it would be at the center of my look.

 

ND Edited IMG_1222

I paired my dress with a sweetheart neckline top (which is actually a dress) that I wore here. Because I wanted the fullest full skirt ever, I added a tutu underneath. So I was basically wearing a dress with two skirts lol but it created just the right look that I was looking for and I didn’t drop a dime. YAY ME!

I finished off my look with a black cut out cuff for a dash of edge, some dangly black earrings and mustard pumps because it just goes! With that, I’m ready for summer night awesomeness!

ND Edited IMG_1180

 

Skirt: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders) // Dress (worn as a top): Topshop (old); similar here // Shoes: Shoemint (old); similar here

Plus size options: Skirt: Dedo Azu provides customized option, so she got you too! Top: here and here

Leslie’s Look

LT Edited IMG_0882

I love wearing pretty summer dresses when  the weather warms up and this one is one of my faves! I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that it was the gorgeous colour and super cool African print that drew me to this dress. The colour is fun and vibrant, while the print has the shape and symmetry that just appeals to me!

LT Edited IMG_1027

While this is a halter dress, I opted to rock it with a leather moto style jacket to give the illusion that it is actually a skirt. Truth be told, I also did this because I did not have time to have it altered and it’s still a wee bit too big!LOL But this just goes to show what you can do when you think outside the box!

The midi length of this dress is perfect for the tall girl and the flared skirt gives me some added volume on my bottom half.

LT Edited IMG_0853

The accessorizing of this outfit was easy. I wore a studded black belt to highlight my waist, and a little sparkle at the ears in the form of dangly earrings. To turn the colour all the way up, I added these neon yellow stilettos; and with that, I was ready to enjoy a warm spring evening and night out with that special someone, or with great friends!

LT Edited IMG_0995

Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders).// Moto Jacket: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Office (sold out), Similar here//

For my oh so pretty plus size babes: Dress: Dedo Azu (Instagram @dedoazu or via  email dedoazu@gmail.com for inquiries and orders.)// Moto Jacket //

 

Gail’s Look

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but I would have to add sequins to the list too.  So, without question this skirt is the star of this outfit.  It hugs me in all the right places and when the light catches just right, its as though I’m shining bright like a diamond.

Edited IMG_1870

As I mentioned before, this skirt fits me to a “T” and features olive green, black and white sequins arranged in a camo print pattern.  This non stretch skirt is unlined with an invisible zipper and has an inset elastic waistband so it goes unseen.Edited IMG_1737

Edited IMG_1864

I paired my gem of a skirt with this black mesh long sleeved bodysuit.  I layered it with another bodysuit worn underneath.  To round out my look I added black peep toe pumps and gold accessories.  With that my friends my outfit is complete!

Edited IMG_1773

Skirt: Eloquii (this item is a final sale so be sure to check the size chart to ensure a perfect fit) // Mesh bodysuit: ASOS Curve//  Bodysuit: Maidenform similar here  here or here // Pumps: Zara (old) similar here

For my tall glamazons:  Black Bodysuit with Mesh Detail // Sequin skirt Option 1  Sequin skirt Option 2

Judy’s Look

JS Edited IMG_1375

Dressing up and dressing well is something that I love doing oh so much.  For my dressy look I went for a subtle feminine, femme-fatale red dress. I was fortunate enough to find this gorgeous red dress that almost looks like a 2 piece set, in my favorite scuba material.  Red is a color that a lot of people shy away from, however you can never go wrong with the right shade of red. I found this dress on my favorite website, ASOS, and since the dress was well priced (you know I’m always looking for a great deal) I just had to have it!

JS Edited IMG_1395

What drew me to this dress is the illusion of it being a 2 piece set.  Also, I’m a sucker for a voluminous puffy skirt. Since the top of the dress is fitted and looks like a crop top, the bottom part being puffy creates an overall effect that I simply love!

JS Edited IMG_1543

Another great thing about this dress is that it is made out of a scuba material; it always does right by me.  I love the stretch that this material offers, but more importantly, I appreciate that the material holds me in at all the right places. A thicker scuba material carefully smooths out my blemishes which is always a plus.

JS edited IMG_1414

To complete my feminine femme-fatale look I paired my dress with some leopard print pumps and a sparkly necklace, and voila, I’m ready to conquer.

Dress: Asos  similar  here // Clutch: Aldo // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Necklace: eBay (old) similar here

For my tall sisters: Dress: here and here

Grp Edited IMG_2001

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Spring Stepping

Spring Shoes

Spring is around the corner ladies! This means that we get to kick our dusty winter boots to the curb and step out in our freshest footwear. To get you ready, we compiled a list that will surely have you drooling. So whether you have wider feet, or need the highest heels on the planet, we’ve got you covered!

Our girl Gail loves a good flat. Here’s what she found.

Don’t get me wrong, sky high heels are beautiful and do all kinds of amazing things to one’s legs but they’re not too forgiving to one’s feet.  So, below are some of my fave flats that are also available in wide sizes.
Carina Flat Eloquii
These beauties come in blue, a floral prints and the stripes (shown above). Available in sizes 7w to 12w.
Estella Ball Flat Eloquii
A metallic flat is always a must! They also come in red and black, silver, and also in black and white. Sizes 7W to 12W.
3. Gemstone Peep Toe D’orsay Flats
Torrid sandal
Blinged out toes? Yes please! Available in sizes 7 to 13.
Leslie’s ascribes to the philosophy that higher is better!
If you’re a gal that likes her high heels the way I do, you will love these sexy numbers that will definitely give you an extra wiggle when you walk, not to mention some extra pizzazz to that outfit! One of my fave places to buy shoes is Office; a company out of the UK, and though shipping and duties can be a bit of a drag, for the right “gem” it’s worth it (yes, I am a shoe-aholic!LOL)
4. On To Point Court Heels
office 3
This is just the perfect pump and it boasts a 4.5″ heel. Available in sized 5 to 10.
Office 1
This stunner is such a statement piece. If you’re a size 5 to 9, they could be yours!
office 2
What we have here ladies, is a gorgeous two toned snake gem! Available in sizes 5 to 10.
Let’s talk about stilettos pump and Judy’s fascination with them.

I’m always on the lookout for the best pointed toed pumps that makes my size 11 feet looks sexy. When I found out that Ivanka Trump’s shoe line goes up to size 11, I almost did a back flip LOL. A few months ago, I purchased 2 pairs of Ivanka Trumps Carra Dress Pump. I can’t stress enough how much I love them. They have a perfect tip, are super comfortable (thanks to the cushion found at the ball of the foot) and true to size.

7. Carra Pointed-Toe Pumps

cara

These pumps comes in over a dozen different colors, patterns and materials such as suede, leather and patent. Available in sizes 5 to 11. Also available at Lord & Taylor.

8. Dea Pointed Toe Pump

sam 2

 

This is another pump that aims to please. Also available in many colors, and up to size 11.5.

9. Hazeley Peep Toe Lace Up High Heel Sandals

peep toe

Nothing screams sexy like a lace up peep toe. These Dolce Vita sandals come in four different colors and from size 6 to 11.

Lastly, tall resident Nancy represents for the ladies with a larger footprint.

I was sitting comfortably at a size 11 until I had my baby. While I was eager to bring on this new life, I was not aware that my feet would further expand! Going from a size 8 to 9? No big deal. But going from 11 to 12?!!?!! That’s a life changing experience! (Dramatic much?? LOL). Thankfully, the extended shoe size offerings continue to improve, but there is definitely more room to grow (pun totally intended).

10. LTS Rome High Leg Leather Gladiator

gladiator

You’ll be ready to conquer the world in these bad boys. These are available in sizes 9 to 15!

11. Aisha Suede Fringe Sandal

Sam

Wedding season will soon be upon us and these sandals will be sure to carry you through! Available in sizes 4 to 12.

12. Shoes of Prey

shoe of prey

Create your own shoe! Stiletto, flats, sandals, chunky heel, the possibilities are really truly endless. Available in size 2 to 15, all your shoe problems are solved!

 

RUE107: PART 2

grp IMG_2121

Rue 107 is about celebrating women and fashion, and helping them bring out their inner confidence! We, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion, are here for this and were more than happy to jump into four hot looks that compliment our curves and express our inner divas!

grp IMG_2158

See what happened when Fab Four Fashion and Rue 107 collide!

Nancy’s Look

Another day, another great find! Their tag line – Home of Confidence and Curves – says it all. I had seen Rue 107 but I did not know that they catered to all body types. AND I did not know that the founder was a fellow Haitian! Sa kap fet!! Now that this is out of the way, let’s dig in on the great finds.

ND IMG_2258

This saucy two piece made me forget that  -100 degree weather is at our doorsteps LOL. I fully embrace this resort piece that I will break out during my next vacation.

First off, the fit on these pieces is impeccable. The stretchy material embraces ones curves quite nicely. Despite not being a “tall line”, the length of the skirt worked really well with my long gams. The length of the crop top works really well too. It’s not too short where my entire mid section would be exposed.

ND IMG_2293

Then, the design is also on point. That peplum details on the skirt is the cutest. For someone who isn’t super “hip-py”, this sort of detail adds volume where it’s most needed. This allows me to compete with the Judy’s and the Gail’s of the world! LOL Ok, maybe not… I decided to cross the halter top strings forward for an interesting lookND IMG_2453

I wanted to keep my look in fifty shades of blue so I paired my two piece outfit with some blue pumps. I added two silver cuffs to give it that extra edge. And now we just wait for my winter get away where I can recreate this look with a bit more heat!

ND IMG_2413

Top & Skirt (available in sizes 4 – 24): c/o Rue 107 // Pumps: Jessica Simpson //

Leslie’s Look

IMG_2605

Talk about a little colour to make a girl think of warm temperatures! This outfit is so great for you lucky ladies out ther that will be fortunate enough to be getting away from the cold this winter or who are lucky enough to live in warmer climes year round! But don’t be fooled, these to pieces can be rocked separately to create hot new looks that will work anytime of the year which is key for those of us that love to do wardrobe remixes!

LT IMG_2785

This white bodysuit is very comfortable with a ton of stretch to it. Paired here with this powder blue mini circle skirt, it can also be easily worn with a pair of jeans or a pencil skirt. Talk about versatility! And la piece de resistance is that it comes in sizes 4 to 24!!

LT IMG_2803

This circle skirt has flirtiness in spades! From the colour to the style to the length it just screams, “I am sassy, hear me roar”! LOL If you want to warm this skirt up for the cooler seasons, try rocking it with a cool tee and blazer or a cute off the shoulder sweater and some sexy over-the-knee boots and you’ll be ready to hit the streets!

All in all, spring/summer, winter or fall, you can look hot in this little number from Rue 107!

LT IMG_3205

Bodydsuit: c/o Rue 107 // Skirt: C/O Rue 107 // Shoes: Office

For my curvy chicas, these hot pieces come in sizes 4 – 24!!!!!!

Gail’s Look

Ladies, I am showing up and showing out in this glorious 2 piece set from Rue107, founded by Marie Jean Baptiste. This collection epitomizes everything that the ladies of Fab Four Fashion stand for – stylish, chic, cutting edge fashions for ALL sizes of women!

GT IMG_2978

 

GT IMG_2973

This blue peacock 2 piece number is an outfit that is definitely outside of my comfort zone – but you know what, I’m going for it!  I imagine myself sipping a cool tropical concoction in some exotic locale, just taking in the scene.

The fit of this 2 piece number was pretty spot on.  I wore a size 2X for the top and a 3X for the skirt.  The only thing I would suggest is that, if you’re more voluptuous than me, I would recommend sizing up.

GT IMG_3019 re edited

 

Of course, with a gorgeous body conscious outfit like this, I highly recommend shapewear for a nice smooth look.  I’m wearing a bike shorts style shaper from Maidenform.

I rounded out my look with blue suede slingbacks, a pastel mint green clutch, and a bold statement necklace for extra umph!

GT IMG_2958 re edited

2 piece c/o: Rue 107 Top & Skirt (available in sizes 4-24!)// Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) Similar here // Clutch: eBay //  Earrings: eBay // Slingbacks: Zara (old) Similar here

 

Judy’s Look

Like I said in my previous post (seen here), Rue 107 understands that all women, irrespective of size and shape, want to be dressed in style. They cater to women who are confident, not afraid of bold color and print and want to celebrate their shape!

JS IMG_1880

For this look I went with a 2 piece high-waisted skirt and wraparound crop top combo.

JS IMG_1930

This print is bold, in your face and makes people stand up and take notice. It’s totally different from the common leopard print that you usually see. This print makes me want to roar, and screams “I’m bringing sexy back”!LOL Another thing that is great about both these pieces is the stretch factor, which gives you enough room to breathe while still hugging every curve.

JS IMG_1979

You would be more likely to see me wearing this cute 2 piece number on vacation at a hot resort, grooving to some funky tunes and sipping on a fruity drink with lots of rum!LOL. You best believe that this sexy little 2 piece will be traveling with me on my next trip down south!

JS IMG_2018Until next time

Top & Skirt c/o: RUE107// earrings: H&M (unavailable) but find similar here // sandals: BCBG (old) find similar here

grp IMG_2177

Signed,

The Fab Four

Fab Four Faves: A Mahogany Halloween

mahogany

Hey y’all, Nancy here, checking in for this week’s edition of Fab Four Fave. It’s Friiiiiday! It’s Friiiiiday! It’s not just any Friday though. It’s the Friday before Halloween (and most importantly for me, it’s the Friday before we move the clock back an hour!!!! Yay Sleep!)

So yeah, back to Halloween, I’m not one that goes all out for Halloween. While I was never one to dress up, I can certainly appreciate a good costume. There are some awesome MUAs out there that do awesome looks but I particularly love Charmsie, her costumes are cute, original and oh so fun (check out her rendition of Iris Apfel, Queen Bey and the cutest North West!).

So for this week, I want you to play make believe with me! If I were to dress up, I would definitely go the route of playing with things in my wardrobe or buying pieces that I could wear again in real life. But still wanting to have fun, I would play dress up as someone with flare, elegance and timeless style. Enter Queen Mother Diana Ross also known as the Boss in Mahogany! This lady’s fashion is simply amazing (no wonder her offspring is one of my fashion icons!) and in Mahogany, her looks are to die for – even the over the top ones. One of my favorite look is this dope outfit she’s wearing at an interview (check the 49:39 mark here!). She is rocking this awesome monochromatic cream outfit with the perfect 70’s silhouette and fierceness. This is the inspiration behind my costume if I were to wear a costume!

 

mahogany

Dress: TTYA

Cape: Warehouse Longline Belted Cape

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Hat: Accessorize.com

Clutch: SilkFred

Earrings: House of Harlow

Lashes (because those are essential to this look! LOL: Mink Lashes )

 

So ladies, how did I fare? I may not win best costume but I would definitely add some bomb pieces to my closet! LOL

What are you dressing up as?

~Signed

Nancy

Even More eShakti Day and Night looks

Eshakti polyvore feature image

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

Nancys redone polyvore

 

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.

GT Eshakti polyvore

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.

Judy Eshakti Polyvore

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!).

Leslie eshakti polyvore

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

Please note:

Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  

Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. 

It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.

This discount code is not applicable on clearance, gift cards & overstock categories.

Not applicable on previous purchases.

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

Tah Tah for now,

~The Quartet

 

Skirting The Issue

Skirt

Fab 4 Fashion

Pencils, midis, minis and others in between, we love a cool skirt and all the many ways they can be styled.  They can go from boardroom chic to a relaxed weekend look or to a night out on the town.  Watch as the ladies of Fab Four Fashion show you how they get creative with skirts.

Fab 4 Fashion

Nancy’s Look

Fab 4 Fashion

The temperature is finally creeping up and this only means one thing: We can start showing more skin! This is definitely cause for celebration. It’s time to pull out all our sexy skirts!! Ok, ok, I know that skirts can be worn year round, but there’s something about having your bare legs exposed that is simply awesome!

Fab 4 Fashion

I like all skirts but I love a good pencil skirt. This Hugo Boss skirt is definitely one of my favourites and it makes me feel like a boss (too easy??? lol). I bought this stunner during a trip to Chicago and I was over the moon! I must admit that I loved this skirt so much that I bought it despite the fact that it was too big. That’s when a good tailor comes in handy. I even got to adjust the shape of the skirt to my liking: the bottom was somewhat flared and I got my tailor to turn the skirt into a pencil skirt.

Fab 4 Fashion

When paired with a crisp white shirt, this skirt is perfect for the boardroom. Swap the white shirt out for a tank top, add some bling and you’re ready for drinks with the girls. The length and the fit of the skirt make it office appropriate while the asymmetric leather trim gives it a nice edge making it equally lounge ready.

Fab 4 Fashion

Skirt: Hugo Boss (old); similar here // Tank top: Old Navy // Shoes: Sam Edelman (old); similar here // Necklace: Forever 21 (old); similar here.

Plus sized ladies can easily recreate this look with this skirt.

Gail’s Look

Fashion is supposed to be fun and in this outfit that feeling shows.  I love the idea of mixing prints that at first glance look as though they don’t go together, but in fact do.

Skirt

Although my off-the-shoulder top is a black & white stripe and the skirt is a multicolour print they do have colours in common those being the black & white.The top acts as the perfect backdrop so that my skirt of many colours can really sing!

Skirt

This skirt definitely hugs my curves beautifully.  This summer, and going forward, I’ve decided  to bust through my comfort zone and try clothes that I wouldn’t typically wear, and I encourage you all to do the same!

Skirt

I read somewhere that life begins outside of our comfort zones so why not take the plunge.  I completed my look with fuschia pumps and gold jewelry.

Skirt

Top: ASOS Curve // Skirt: Forver 21 Plus (old) Similar here or here // Pumps: Old Navy (old) Similar here //

For my Tall girls out there, here are some options so that you can recreate my look.

Top: ASOS Tall // Skirt: New Look Tall // Pumps: Smash Shoes //

 

Judy’s Look

The season for wearing skirts without stockings is finally here YAY!  During the Christmas holiday season my Mommy gave me a few of her vintage items. To those who know me, they know that I love remixing vintage items. So after trying a few of my mother‘s vintage clothes, I “inherited” 2 high waist pencil linen skirts – one in yellow and the other  in purple which are perfect for summer. I took the skirts to my tailor to have them nipped in so that they would  fit me perfectly.  Ladies, having a tailor you trust work magic on your clothes can turn a ho hum item of clothing into pure perfection!

Fab 4 Fashion

For our 4 way skirts look I chose to wear the purple linen skirt.  After the adjustment that my tailor made to the skirt,  ohh chile let me tell you … I felt like a true pin-up girl. I  really like that it accentuates my tiny waist and showcases my curves perfectly. This skirt has sentimental value to me since my dear Mommy gave it to me.  I have to wear it well to represent for my Momma in these streets and I might call myself Pin up Girl Judyyyy LOL .

Fab 4 Fashion

To complete my pin up girl look I paired the skirt with a navy blue and white heart shape sleeveless bodysuit. For my accessories I wore a soft pearly flower necklace and some cream and black sandals.

Fab 4 Fashion

Skirt

Skirt

Skirt: My Mommy Similar here // Sleeveless bodysuit: H&M (old) Similar here // Necklace: Zara (old) Similar here // Sandals: Enzo Angiolini (old) similar here

Tall pin up babes: skirt: Asos // Sleeveless bodysuit: Asos

And voila I’m ready !!!!

Leslie’s Look

Summer breezes + summer heat x summer sun = loose, comfortable skirts.  Long or short, flared or fitted they are the ideal garment to help combat the heat of summer temperatures so I couldn’t wait to jump into this look!

Skirt

As you can no doubt see from this pleated skirt and matching crop top number, my obsession with prints continues! This beautiful tribal print coordinate set caught my eye at one of my favourite spots, Zara.  I knew I couldn’t rest until I brought it home to meet the rest of the family (my clothes are my children!).

Skirt

Now, I LOVE this outfit and will definitely be wearing it several times to several places over the course of the summer, however, let me tell you all a little secret…the 2 things I would change about this look the next time I rock it:

  1. I would shorten the straps: For us ladies who spent a little too much time perusing the wings, halos, and harps when God was giving out fuller bust lines, if you just shorten the strap a bit, it will enhance the fit. I was just so eager to rock this look, I did not want to wait to have it tailored, but it shall be done (tailoring is king)!
  2. I want the skirt to be a tad bit fuller. I wanted to put crinoline underneath this Zara tribal skirt to give it more volume so the next time I rock it, this is how you will see it! Those of us with a slim silhouette can often afford to add more volume!

 

Skirt

The above notwithstanding, I still LOVE this look. With heels, with flats, bare foot on the beach with the water gently lapping at my ankles, it all works and makes me feel like Ms Diana Ross in “Mahogany”.

Skirt

Crop top: Zara // Skirt: Zara // Shoes: BCBG (old), Similar here // Handbag:  Urban Outfitters (old), Similar here //

For my hot, sexy curvy chicas:  New Look & New Look; Amita Bon & Amita Bon;  Eloquii & Eloquii;

Once again, we need to thank our noted fashion photographer Roseline Bonheur! 🙂

How do you rock your skirts?

 

Signed,

~The Fab Four

Sporty Chic

Grp-sport-1 Cropped

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!

Grp sport 1

Nancy’s Look

N - IMG_6310

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

N - IMG_6372

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.

N - IMG_6399

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.

N - IMG_6362

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

G - IMG_6561

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.

G - IMG_6514

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.

G - IMG_6487

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

G - IMG_6473

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.

J - IMG_6772

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!

J - IMG_6690

J - IMG_6681

J - IMG_6645

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!

L - IMG_6859

 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!

 

L - IMG_6881

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!

 

L - IMG_7016

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!

L - IMG_6982

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!

Grp Sport 2

How do you like to rock your sporty chic look?

Signed,

The Fab Four