Ziza Boutique Part 2

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are back with another look at the great options found at Ziza Boutique!

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Leslie’s Look

Want to make a statement at work? Show ‘em who’s really boss? Then this look is DEFINITELY for you. Fun, funky and still boardroom ready!

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The “sexy secretary” cobalt blue tie neck blouse has a little funk to it with the voluminous sleeves but still caters to a corporate environment. The colour catches their attention, so you can hit ‘em with that innovative idea, that risky venture or even get them to buy in to a new way to do business.

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The culottes are perfect for us tall girls. You never have to worry about hemming, they’re supposed to be short!lol This classic grey colour is brought to life with it’s wide leg style and when combined with this funky snake print belt and bold blouse is killa!  Who said conservative needed to be boring?

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To complete my look, I added a pair of grey suede boots and a printed coat, because every boss needs a cool coat and now I’m ready to take on the lions in the boardroom den!

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Blouse: Ziza Boutique // Culottes: Ziza Boutique // Coat: Zara // Boots: Zara //

For my curvy ladies : Blouse // Culottes or Culottes// Coat

Judy’s Look

js-img_1823Going to Ziza Boutique is always a fun adventure, you never know what great gems you might find there. On our latest trip I found this red dress which I’m obsessed with.

The dress is the dress of all dresses lol, I never really dived too much into red coloured clothing, but thanks to Ziza Boutique I’m sold. I recently wore a stunning red jumper also from Ziza boutique, see previous post for details here.

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This fabulous red dress is called the Jade dress and its perfect for work, corporate events or other social functions.  You name it, and this is the dress. This dress is fitted  and knee length, with a belt which helps accentuate the smallest part of my body which is my waist.

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The best part of the dress is the sleeves. Yes honey the sleeves are puffy which takes this dress to the next level of slaying.

To conclude I wore my dress with my black studded pumps and to jazz up my style I wore my printed clutch from Papaya & Co.

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Dress: Ziza Boutique // clutch: Papaya & Co // pumps: old (similar here)

Dress for my tall Sister: Here

 

Nancy’s Look

Ziza Boutique has done it again. The lady boss behind this boutique goes to the ends of the earth (literally!) to find unique pieces that will have you standing out without having to worry about a”who-wore-it-best” competition with others in attendance at your event.

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This dress has the classic fit and flare silhouette that is sure to add curves right where you want them. The pleated bottom adds volume while being a nice twist. Also, the dress comes with the fantastic belt that further accentuates my waist.

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And when you say “pointed flat collar”, I say, “find a beautiful necklace to accentuate it!”. So if you’re wired like me, you’ll be happy to know that gorgeous necklaces – like the one that I’m wearing – is also available at Ziza Boutique! Talk about a one stop shop.

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I finished my look with these fuchsia pumps for a pop of color – you know me by now, yes? This dress is a great versatile dress which will get you from church to work in 2.5.

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Dress: Ziza Boutique // Necklace: Ziza Boutique // Shoes: Aldo (old); similar here

To the plus size bombshells who would like to recreate my look, check out this dress here!

 

Gail’s Look

This mini dress from Ziza boutique is the cat’s meow.  This light weight dress is super comfy, features bell sleeves and is quite versatile which is as you all know a big plus for me. One could wear it with faux leather pants, over the knee boots or as I’ve done hear with these fishnet stockings from Berkshire!

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I paired the dress with this houndstooth coat to break up all the black and keep things interesting.

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The icing on the cake of this look are these black block heeled shoes that are also from Ziza boutique.  The shoes feature a zip up closure at the back and lace up in the front.

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Dress: Ziza boutique // Coat: Forever 21 Plus (old) similar here or here  // Shoes: Ziza boutique // Fishnet stockings: Berkshire hosiery

For my tall divas here are some options for you: Dress or Dress or Dress // Coat

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Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Heating Things Up with Long Tall Sally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next time!

Leslie xoxo

Holiday Office Party Looks with Fab Four Fashion

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

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Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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Just like that I’ll be dancing the night away

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

Jumpers for my tall sister’s : here & here

 

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

For my sexy curvy ladies: Dress or Dress //

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faux leather pants // Tank top

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

Fall for Eshakti Part 2

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The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are back with part 2 of their ode to eShakti!

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Leslie’s Look

eShakti did  it again!  This bronze coloured tule skirt made my heart go pitter-pat when I saw it.  I immediately began having visions of myself as a bronze goddess dressed top to toe in shades of bronze and a lot of bling!

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The starting point for this look was this beautiful skirt.  eShakti offers many options when customizing their pieces and I knew I wanted this skirt to hit me just above my ankle for a dramatic effect. But for this skirt, there was no option to make it ankle. Never fear, as usual I had a “Little Leslie Hack” to get around that! When customizing my order, I simply entered my height as 6ft 4in and voila, I had a skirt that hit me just above my ankle.

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I wanted to rock a tone on tone on tone look, so I decided to add some sparkle with this gorgeous sequin relaxed fit blazer that I belted at the waist and a shiny bronze bodysuit.

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Since I wanted glam from top to toe, I just had to make sure my feet weren’t forgotten in the mix! I opted to wear these super cute high heeled sandals with multi-coloured pom-poms that are just so fun and flirty (I finally truly understand what that means! lol)

And with that, I was ready for a special evening out on the town or an early holiday party!

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Skirt: eShakti (sold out), similar here // Blazer: Zara // Bodysuit: Zara // Shoes: Zara //

For my sexy curvy ladies, you can get this skirt in just your size as eShakti pieces are customizable! (sold out) similar here // Blazer // Bodysuit //

Judy’s Look

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For my second eShakti look, I was inspired by curvy actress Christina Hendricks on Mad Men. I saw this dress on eShakti.com and I had to have it. This dress embody secretary femme fatale ready to take over the office LOL and I love it.

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This black and cream plaid dress is formed fitted, ¾ sleeves and knee length and I chose to get it customized and it came out perfectly. Even though there is not much stretch in the material, I don’t feel too snug in the hip area.

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This dress is great for work and boardroom meetings as well as after work happy hour drinks with the girls. All you have to do is accessorise the way you want and it’s a great starting point for a killer outfit.

To complete my Madmen look I paired this dress with my camel coat and wine coloured pumps and clutch.

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Dress: Eshakti // Coat: (old) find similar here // shoes: Ivanka Trump // clutch: (old) find similar here // necklace: Forever21

Nancy’s Look

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eShakti has me fall ready with this great window pane fit and flare dress. The classic print is what first caught my eye. Although I could have changed the neckline, sleeve type and length, I loved the way that it was shown with the round neck, short sleeves and knee length.

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What I like most about this dress is that it’s a great transitional piece, and it works great for my 9-5. Here I’ve paired it with stockings, booties and a moto jacket, but it would work just as well with a white shirt underneath and some sexy pumps.

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Dress: eShakti // Jacket: Topshop // Booties: BCBG (old); similar here

Plus size babes, eShakti has you covered as you can enter your measurements on the eShakti website and obtain a made to measure dress. You can also pair your dress with this jacket.

Gail’s Look

With this eShakti dress, called Alexandra, I was going for some vintage glamour.  I really like the mix of the two textures that make up the dress.  The fitted bodice is a cotton/spandex jersey knit while the skirt consists of two layers of sheer tulle plus a black lining for extra coverage.

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The original style of the dress had a split notch neckline but I chose to switch things up a bit by going for a deep v.  In fact, with this particular dress there are 16 additional necklines, 7 sleeve types and 6 different skirt lengths to choose from so the possibilities are endless!

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So, to up the glamour quotient further, I added this gray wrap style coat with a blinged out broach.  I completed my look by adding sparkly yet delicate earrings and silver pumps.

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Dress: eShakti // Coat: Suzy Shier  (sold out) similar here // Pumps: Zara (old) similar here //

As we’ve mentioned before, eShakti is all about fashion democracy so, my tall bombshells this dress is available in a size you but here is a coat option for you – Coat

Tah tah for now!

Signed,

The Fab Four

That Night Magic

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There has always been something about nighttime that felt magical to me ever since I was a kid. That may be the cause of too many bedtime stores (which were so awesome) in which toys came to life once children were asleep and that bump in the night was something other than Dad hitting his knee on the way to the bathroom! LOL But however I look at it, there is something to be said for that zing of excitement and spine tingling thrill that the night can bring!

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First let me tell you all, this is NOT a sponsored post. H&M has not yet decided that this girl (i.e. moi) needs to be representing their brand, and quite frankly, they don’t even know I exist! LOL But I have to big them up for their last Studio collection.

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I accidently on purpose wandered into the store on Bloor street here in the 6ix only to discover that it was the pre-launch viewing of the, then new, Studio collection. The store was open to all, however The Kit magazine was specially invited to this event. So no, I don’t work for The Kit mag, but you would never have known! I was in there trying on stuff like I was specially invited too! LOL

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My loot consisted of these GORGEOUS red wide leg trousers that are so spectacular that I want to wear them everywhere; and this stunning double breasted, wide collar black coat.

So, the truth about these pants ladies is that they are short. I stand at 5ft 9in and I had to let out the entire hem and I still had to rummage through my wardrobe to find short enough heels to rock this look with. I could have easily worn flats. H&M, PLEASE lengthen those pant hemlines!

Slim ladies out there, I actually went down a size in these pants, primarily because they did not have my size in the store, but the smaller size fit perfectly.

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I always have a bit of a love hate relationship with black and red. Black because I feel like the colour drags me down. Yes, it’s elegant, and yes I wear it, but I speckle it through my wardrobe rather than making it a mainstay. Red, there are so many shades that finding the right one for me  can be challenging. But this shade jumped out at me and I just knew it was the perfect one.

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Since I was already shopping in H&M, I figured, I might as well complete the look there. I scooped up this cute cropped red ribbed sweater and called it a night!

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To accessorize this look, I added bold silver earrings, a large ring and this multi-coloured purse I just happened to find in my sister’s closet (Thanks Gail).

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And with that, I’m off to see what the night will bring!

Coat: H&M // Trousers: H&M (sold out), similar here // Top: H&M (sold out, might be able to find in some stores), similar here // Shoes: Ancient (similar here) //

For my beautiful plus size ladies: Coat // Trousers // Top or Top //

*A very special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for the beautiful pictures and taking part in this night time adventure with me!

Tah tah for now,

Leslie xox

Ready for the World

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Say goodbye to beautiful summer weather? Me? Never! While yes, I will admit, I have to start thinking about where I ended up tossing my winter garb earlier this year, I am one of those people that likes to plan a little ”escape from Old Man Winter” vacation to break up the monotony of those cold winter months. Trust me, wherever I go there will be sunshine, heat and deliciously warm breezes!

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So, for those of you planning your winter getaways down south or that majestic cruise in the Mediterranean or Caribbean over the course of the coming season, this post is  for you!

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We introduced you to Ziza Boutique once before in a post earlier this summer (link), but I just could not resist going back to this fabulous boutique once again to seek out some more gorgeous, unique finds!

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This striking jumpsuit immediately caught my eye. The colour was stunning, the touch of gold in the belt so regal, the wide leg so on trend, and the length was perfect. There is even enough extra material in the hem to let it out even further if needed for my taller sistas! I also love the little details like the zipper detail at the shoulder and the sheer detail at the back.

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One thing I absolutely LOVE about this piece is that I was able to get it in a size 2, and the length is still long enough for me!!! I often find that the smaller I go in size, the shorter the length. Or, when I do shop at a store for tall women, the clothes are often not made small enough to fit me. This jumpsuit hit all the right marks for my body type; small enough, long enough and a la mode.

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I see myself rocking this jumpsuit to a wedding, a romantic (or not so romantic) dinner or special event. It’s classic lines make it a piece that can be worn time and again and, as with many pieces from Ziza Boutique, the likelihood of me finding anyone else at that wedding or special event rocking the same  jumpsuit is very, very slim!

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Accessorizing this jumpsuit was child’s play. With the gold touch in the belt, I went with all gold everything! The large oversized cuff and dangly earrings provided just the right touch of drama I was looking for.  Simple gold sandals finished off my look and I was ready for a cocktail, to eat wedding cake or a night at the symphony!

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Jumpsuit: Ziza Boutique //

For my curvy girls: Jumpsuit //

Till next time!

Leslie

A Pop of Colour

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Despite the chill in the air, spring is here, and with it comes fresh air, warmer breezes and an array of colours! I love wearing colour irrespective of season and temperature, but there’s just something about springtime that makes me want to reach for those pieces in the neon electric side of my colour wheel wardrobe!

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Coordinates were a hot thing last year, and I dove into this trend head first, but only recently pulled this little number out of my closet. With its black and white print that helps to make my body look a little fuller with the fitted pencil skirt and blousy top, it also provides the perfect foundation for paring with a host of colours, both bright and muted.LT Edited IMG_6086
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I wanted to add a pop of colour that would leave a lasting impression on those retinas, so I pulled out my neon green coat perfect for keeping away what’s left of the winter chill, but bright enough to ensure that you get seen. This coat is not for the faint of heart or for those preferring to blend in! It’s for the woman that is not afraid to stand out in a crowd!

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So have fun with colour this season and remember, don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd!

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Coordinate Set: Zara (sold out), Similar here and here  // Coat: Banana Republic (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Office //

For my plus size queens: Coordinate Set: Top and Bottom // Coat //

*A huge thank you to Roseline Bonheur for the AMAZING photos! I loved them so much, I just had to use as many as possible for this post!:-) Merci Roseline!

Till next time!

Leslie xo

All Black Everythang

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All black everything seems simple right? But what if it took 4 gorgeous women named Nancy, Leslie, Judy and Gail and their incredible style sense to show you how to turn a simple black outfit into a fabulous classy all black everything affair?

Well, scroll down and we’ll let you be the judge!

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Nancy’s Look

L.B.D. These are my favorite three letters. The little black dress is perfect for so many different events and situations. From the perfectly tailored dress for the boardroom to that perfect saucy number for date night, little black dresses always perfectly fit the bill!

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Tall girls everywhere, this dress needs no introduction. This baby is from the amazing TTYA x long tall sally AW2015 collection. The entire collection is amazing, but this dress took my breath away as soon as I laid eyes on it!

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The fit of this dress is aaaamazing! I went with a size smaller: I love how it sucks everything in and keeps the girls where they need to be! The neckline – a very deep V – reveals just the right amount of sexiness. If you need support for the girls, you will need a strapless U plunge bra similar to this one here. In addition, I don’t even need to mention the sheer sleeves that hit you where the sleeves need to hit!

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I’m so thankful for all the ladies behind Taller Than Your Average and Long Tall Sally for hooking us up with fashionable pieces that fit our longer limbs! These pieces are elegant and most importantly expertly made. As Beyonce said, every woman needs a Freakum dress – clearly, I have found mine.

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Dress: TTYA x long tall sally // Shoes: Aldo; similar here

My plus size bombshell, recreate my look with this dress or that one!

Leslie’s Look

Elegant, sophisticated, sexy, sultry, these are all apt descriptions of what an all black outfit can do for the wearer. Now, I’m not one who typically dresses in all black, but sometimes you just can’t beat a sexy black dress or a black on black on black outfit to say I’m sexy, I’m cool, effortlessly pulled together and incredibly chic.

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My all black look was all about combining textures and materials to create one funky outfit. The starting point was this funky sweater with its textured lace detail at the front. I was immediately drawn to this piece when I saw it knowing that it would be a great piece to add a bit of funk to an otherwise simple look.

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But why stop there? I wanted to continue adding different textured pieces together by pairing this midi-length faux leather skirt to the look. Not only does this skirt accentuate my God given height, but faux leather pieces are a huge trend right now that I’m happy to dive into so a double  bonus for me!

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Lastly, to  complete the look, I added these studded black pumps  (more texture), funky mismatched earrings and this leopard print envelope clutch. All black everything, I can definitely get down with this!

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Sweater: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Skirt: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Zara (sold out), Similar here ore here // Clutch: Purchased in England, Similar here // Earrings: Zara

For my beautiful curvy babes: Sweater // Skirt //

Gail’s Look

Ain’t nothing like an all black outfit my friends.  I mean come on black is beautiful as they say! I’m not going to lie, if it were up to me, I’d wear black all day, every day. LOL

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Its easy peasy because black goes with everything!  As my friends can confirm my uniform used to be (and sometimes I still do ssshhhh don’t tell anybody) black pants and a top.  I wore this “uniform” for work or a night out with the girls.

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So for this look I went to my closet and pulled out this gorgeous top and paired it with a pencil skirt with flounce hem.  I love the “flirty-ness” of the skirt.  I feel like it adds a daintyness that counter acts the more edginess of the moto jacket.

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Top: Eloquii (old) Similar here or here // Skirt: Simply Be UK (old) Similar here  here or here // Jacket: Forever 21 + (sold out) Similar here  here or here // Pumps: Zara (old) Similar here // Clutch: Zara // Earrings: eBay // Sunglasses: DVF (old) Similar here

For my tall sisters here are some options for you – Top // Skirt // Jacket

Judy’s Look

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I love the all black look, if well done, it can be very classy and chic. You will often catch me wearing an all-black outfit in the fall and winter time.

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In order to achieve the perfect all black ensemble I often shop for good quality black pieces that I can remix together. This look is the perfect example. I remixed this lacy black top that I wore earlier this year in one of our first blog post called  (LBD four ways). For the “LBD” post, I wore said blouse with my black faux leather skirt that I wore in our  (Fall Look Book Part 3) post to create my look.

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Sometimes going with the simplest outfit and remixing the pieces from your own wardrobe can be the best way to go, and your bank account will thank you!

To complete my look I wore my ear cuff earring and my Betsey Johnson snakeskin black and blue pumps.

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Skirt: Zara // Top (old) H&M find similar here  and here // cuff earrings (old ) H&M find similar here // pumps (old) Betsey Johnson find similar here

Tall ladies: Skirt // Top

Ladies what did we learn today: REMIX!!!!

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How do you like to rock your all black everything look? Tag us on Instagram at #fabfourfashionapproved

Tah-tah for now!

Signed,

The Fab Four

 

 

 

 

Def Leopard

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My name is Leslie, and I’m a printaholic. Polka dots, paisleys, African or Aztec, whatever the print, I just love ’em all! But, of late, I’ve been noticing that one print in particular has been claiming valuable real estate space in my closet over the last few seasons, and that is leopard! From handbags and shoes, to dresses and pants, I have at least one item in this fierce animal print, and I’m always more than ready to add to my ever-increasing collection!

From work to play, a leopard print wardrobe element can take an outfit from zero to 100 real quick! Don’t just rock that leopard print scarf and call it a day, throw on one of these wardrobe must haves to take your outfit from “hmm” to “HOT”!  So, move over Mufasa, there’s a new King in town!

For Work, But

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As I’ve been saying, I can wear leopard print any-day-all-day (yes, I did just snap my fingers with each of those words.)   Oh and by the way, Mother Nature was my Beyonce wind machine for this photo shoot lol.

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For my work colleagues reading this right now, you know you recognize this first look since it’s in my regular work rotation and I still continue to receive compliments on it (thanks guys)! So my advice, don’t be afraid to rock that leopard print with colours other than black & beige!

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This look is my ode to my hometown of Montreal! Every Thursday, after a long day at the sweatshop, um I mean work, we’d head out for a “cinq à sept”, a.k.a. “happy hour” and I’d always do a little remix to my look to take it from day to evening. A quick update to my earrings and shoes and I’m ready for a martini and some soulful house tunes!

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 Cardigan: Zara (old), Similar here // Pants: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Office // Handbag: Louis Vuitton

For my curvy ladies: Cardigan: Macy’s  or Macy’s // Pants: Eloquii

Similar nude shoes in extended sizes: Nordstrom

For Play…

 

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I adore the versatility of leopard print and its timeless appeal. Worn here with a simple gray sweatshirt and nude heels and the leopard print adds all the visual interest I need.

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Well ok, these gorgeous earrings from H&M’s new “Conscious Collection” help too!

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This leopard print skirt, that is actually a dress, can be dressed up or down to create new looks. You may recognize it from our post on the Fab Four’s visit to the AGO where I rocked it as a top, and you’re guaranteed it will pop up in posts to come!

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  Top: H&M (old), Similar here // Skirt (actually a dress): Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Office // Clutch: Purchased in Hong Kong (old), Similar here // Earrings: H&M

For my curvy ladies: Top: Alloy // Dress: Love Culture or Ashley Stewart

Nude shoes in extended sizes: Nordstrom

 

For Life…

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Ok I admit, I started off this post by encouraging you all to pair your leopard print with colours other than black and beige, I must confess, it just goes oh so well with them!

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Throw on a fitted black blazer, with these fabulous pants, and this outfit looks stylish and sophisticated and still keeps that “funk” factor that I need in my wardrobe!

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The yellow shoes are a gorgeous pop of colour that compliment the look and keep it interesting and fun!

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 Blazer: Zara (old), Similar here // Pants: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Office // Clutch: Uterque (purchased in Spain), Similar here

For my curvy ladies: Blazer: ASOS  // Pants:  Love Yourz or Torrid

Yellow shoes in extended sizes: Nordstrom 

 

So ladies, next time you go shopping for new wardrobe additions, be sure to pick up some more leopard print pieces, so that you will be the fiercest cat in the concrete jungle!

Till next time!

Signed,

~Leslie