Wilsons leather 2.0

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

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

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

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See all the looks in living colour here

Gail’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

See the look in motion here

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

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

 

Leslie’s Look

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

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

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

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

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

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See the look come to life here

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

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

 

Judy’s Look

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

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

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

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

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Just like that I’m ready to slay!

See the look come alive here

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

Nancy’s Look

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

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

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

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See the look in action here

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

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

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

Tah tah for now!

The Fab Four

5 A 7

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Some people call it ‘happy hour’, we Montrealers call it ‘5 a 7’.  Bottom line, it’s the same thing, we just use different terms. Like the legendary Michael Jackson said “So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf and just enjoy yourself “. That is exactly what the ladies of Fab Four Fashion plan on doing after work with their killer day outfits that transition right into night.  So, without further ad0 sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the post.

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Nancy’s Look

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If you see me skipping around during a day at the office, then chances are that I will be getting together with my girls at the end of the day. LOL. That’s when we endulge in some yummy appies and delicious cocktails.
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Thankfully, my work environment isn’t too conservative, so my day to night transition is rather simple. For example, during the day, I would rock my faux leather pleated skirt and button up with a blazer. As soon as the clock strikes five, I ditch the blazer and jazz up my look.ND Edited IMG_8195

Here, I added my drapey trench and accentuated my waist with a hairskin leopard print skinny belt. I brought a little bling with my necklace. Then added my mandatory pop of color with mustard pumps and lime clutch.

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Skirt: Zara (old); similar here and here // Shirt: LTS // Trench: H&M (old); similar here // Shoes: Shoemint (old); similar here // Belt: Ann Taylor (old); similar here

My plus size fab babes can recreate my look with this shirt, skirt and trench!

Leslie’s Look

One thing I miss most about my hometown of Montreal is the Thursday evening 5 a 7 a.k.a. happy-hour to those of you not from Montreal.  It was a time to get together with my friends and head out to the latest hot spot “watering-hole” and chat, sip on some cocktails and maybe do a little two-step if the vibe was right.

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Since these 5 a 7 always happened after work, we always had to pull out our cutest looks that meshed work and play. My look was all about colour and comfort. This dress rom H&M has that fantastic retro 70’s feel that I love so much, and is just perfect for both a day at the office and an evening on the town.LT Edited IMG_7175

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To round out my look, I slipped my feet into these beautiful cream and black shoes from Aldo. I actually first caught sight of these babies on the Canadian daytime TV show “The Social” being worn by one of the hosts Melissa Grelo.  I just died when I saw them and I ran out to pick up a pair!

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Dress: H&M (old), similar here or here or here // Shoes: ALDO // Jacket: Danier (old), similar here //

For my curvy chicas: Dress: Option 1, Option 2 // Jacket //

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What I like to wear for a 5 a 7, is a nice dress that can transition well from the boardroom to a resto lounge after work. I tend to choose dresses that are comfortable and that don’t require too much work to make the leap into my after work adventures other than putting on a pair of pumps and freshening up my makeup.
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I personally think that every woman should have these types of dresses in their wardrobe, because it is so cost effective when you consider that you can build 2 or 3 looks with one piece.  You can wear this dress as I did with a fashionable necklace, or layer it with a fitted blazer.
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For this look I went for a fitted knee length grey dress, which works well with flats or heels and keeps you looking professional and cute. Our early spring weather has arrived, so I wore black stockings with my mini booties to keep away the chill in the air. Finally to seal the deal on my look I wore my leather and tweed jacket and my leather gloves.

And voila, I’m ready for a cocktail!

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Dress: H&M find similar here // booties: BCBG find similar here // Coat: H&M find similar here // Necklace:  EBay find similar here // leather gloves: Danier leather find similar here

For my tall sisters:  dress: ASOS // Coat: ASOS

Gail’s Look

There’s nothing like getting together with friends after a hard day’s work.   As a former Montrealer, the Thursday 5 a 7 aka Happy Hour was the ideal day of the week and time frame to celebrate the fast approaching weekend while not being out too long since there is still one more day of work to knock out lol.

It’s ideal to have those pieces in your wardrobe that transition easily from day to night.  I just love having “double duty” clothing options in my closet.gt IMG_7832

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 I  love this gray knee length dress.  It offers long sleeves for extra warmth if your office tends to be on the cold side.  It also works with a variety of jackets.  Here I chose to wear a houndstooth patterned coat but once in the office I could easily throw on a black tailored jacket and I’d be good to go.
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Once the work day is done, I’d ditch the jacket and would transition to wearing a little something sparkly at my neck.  This statement necklace does the trick beautifully.   With that, I’m ready for a well-earned glass of wine!GT Edited IMG_7960

Dress: eBay (sold out) similar here // Coat: Forever 21 Plus or similar here// Necklace: Stella & Dot (sold out in silver) similar here // Purse: Michael Kors (old) similar here // Boots: Torrid (sold out) similar here or here //

For my tall babes here are some options for you – Dress Option 1, Dress Option 2 // Coat Option 1, Coat Option 2

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Fashion Week 2016

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Fashion week is here and once again the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are getting ready to strut their stuff at David Pecaut Square.  Picture it, 4 different beautiful women with 4 different unique styles, one can only imagine that fashion week 2016 would not be the same without Fab Four Fashion.  With that being said, we cordially invite you to feast your eyes on this elegant post that the Fab Four have cooked up for you!

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Judy’s Look

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What I love most about fashion week, other than attending the runway shows of course, is dressing up to express my creative vision. This year I went for sophisticated chic meets bold vibrant print. I wore this 50’s inspired green dress with a black elephant print. I scored this little number on sale on the eShakti website. The dress was half price plus they had an additional 40% off on top of that! As you already know from our previous post featuring eShakti, they specialize in customized pieces catering to every size and shape.JS IMG_9667

 

To add an extra layer of volume and edginess to my lovely dress I wore a black tutu underneath (stay tuned because I’ll be premiering this glorious black tutu in an upcoming post). The goal was to have the tutu peeking out beyond the hem to show off a bit of the black crinoline and make it seem like its part of the dress.

My outfit would not have been complete without a ¾ sleeve feather jacket to add a pinch of pizzazz and flare to my look.  To spice things up I wore my gold and black Ivanka trump pumps and a tiny gold belt to add more definition to my waist. Since my look is 50’s inspired, I added a sexy pair of long leather gloves ending at the elbow to further play on the retro theme.

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And finally, the piece that will make every head turn is this to die for clutch. Let me tell you about this breathtakingly beautiful piece of art which I discovered on Instagram.  It’s designed by Ka$hmir this lovely girl who decided to turn her creative juices to clutches, and several other pieces. I was so impressed with her work, I just had to order one of her clutches to show my support. All I can say is that I was impressed from the time I placed my ordered to the time I actually received my clutch. I will definitely be ordering more of her beautiful creations and besides, I am all about women supporting women.

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Let me go grab my clutch and voila, I’m ready to rip the runway in style!

 

Dress: Eshakti // Belt: (old) similar here // Feather coat: Eloquii and coat for // Gloves: Danier leather (old) similar here // Shoes: Ivanka Trump // Clutch: Kashmirviii // Cuff: Forever 21 // Earrings: Old similar here

Nancy’s Look

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Fashion week is always action packed but oh so much fun! I can’t wait to see the fashionable offerings of the other fashion lovers along with what our Canadian designers are cooking up for next fall/winter.

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Although Miranda Priestley might not approve, I decided to rock a floral shirt and pants combo. I loved the print and most importantly, it’s super comfortable! Almost like pyjamas (which would keep me on trend as seen on the Thakoon and Givenchy Spring 2016 runway! HA! lol).

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I also wanted to play on the colors and prints, so I paired my look with some of my sweetest sweet babies – ie my shoes from J. Crew. These fit like a glove and are so darn cute! I completed my look with some gold baubles.

Stay tuned for our action packed week on all our social media platforms!

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Pants: Ann Taylor // Shirt: Ann Taylor // Shoes: J. Crew (sold out), similar here // Jacket: Aritzia

My plus size babes can also get dipped in flowers and recreate my look with this floral jumpsuit!

Leslie’s Look

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Nothing is better than a good piece of leather, and these oh so sexy leather overalls I scooped up at H&M make my heart do an extra little pitter-pat! Fitted, funky and fresh is how I would describe this look and I will agree with my big sis (i.e. Gail’s) description of it having a ”Mad Max” vibe and I can dig it!

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Needless to say, the key piece in my look were these overalls. I paired them with an off-the-shoulder cashmere, loose fit sweater to give the look an effortlessness and my leopard print pumps to add a touch of print to this simple colour palette.

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So, with a quick spritz of my favourite perfume, and my fashion week pass in hand, I’m off to the shows to see what’s going to be hot for Fall/Winter 2016!

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Overalls: H&M (old), similar here and here // Sweater: Zara (sold out), similar here // Shoes: Office //

For my plus sized princesses: Overalls: Option 1, Option 2  // Sweater //

Gail’s Look

Ah another fashion week is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited to see what our talented Canadian designers have in store for us for Fall 2016.  Of course part of the fun and spectacle of fashion week is seeing the amazing streetstyle that will be on full display this week.  So, not to be out done here is my fashion week look.

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I went for SPARKLE baby!  The star of this outfit are these sequin covered shorts.  When I spotted them in Forever 21 I just knew I had to have them!  These shorts are super comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch.

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Given that these shorts are “lead” in this outfit I kept the rest of my outfit rather quiet.  I donned a white cropped jacket and simple black tank top.  I brought the sparkle upwards with this long tassel necklace and some bling around my wrist.

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Last but not least is the handbag/clutch from Alexander Wang.  As the other ladies of Fab Four Fashion know, I’m  a handbag FANATIC!  What I love about this bag is the metal studs on the bottom giving that dash of edginess to my look.

With that, my fashion week look is complete!

Sequin shorts: Forever 21 + (sold out) similar here and come is regular sizes too! // White Cropped Jacket: City Chic (old) similar here // Tank top: Forever 21+ // Tights: Addition Elle // Handbag: Alexander Wang (sold out) similar here or here // Booties: Nine West (old) similar here // Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) similar here //

Tall glamazons here is the short option for you: Kami Shade (mentioned above) and a cropped jacket: Long Tall Sally

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So, we’ll see you at the shows! Tah Tah for now!

The Fab Four xoxo

RUE107: PART 2

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Leslie’s Look

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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

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Signed,

The Fab Four

Monif C. Plus Sizes: 10 X 10K

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10 X 10K – I bet you’re wondering why we chose this title huh?!

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Well this title couldn’t be more appropriate and I’ll give you 2 reasons why. First, designer Monif C is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her brand and second, the ladies of Fab FourFashion just reached their 10 k follower milestone on Instagram! To celebrate, Monif C. reached out to Fab Four Fashion’s curvy girls Judy and Gail to model her special 10 year anniversary collection and we couldn’t be happier to be part of this historic event!

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Judy’s Look

I have been following Monif C’s designs for quite some time, and have always been a fan.  I even remember when they showed various plus size models wearing her creations on “Rip the Runway”. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to last 10 years in the fashion industry, so we couldn’t be more proud of Monif C! It’s also wonderful to see women reaching higher levels of success! (To quote Beyonce: “who runs the world – GIRLS”:-)

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I have to confess that when they first reached out to us, Gail and I did a little happy dance and hugged each other while jumping up and down LMAO! Trust and believe over the past few months we’ve done many of those. The feeling of utter excitement and joy is all I can remember. For Monif C. to even notice us was surreal.  Come-on she’s dressed celebrities in the past such as Amber Riley, Jill Scott and many, many more!

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So, to celebrate Monif C’s 10 year milestone I chose this stunning sequins gold dress called “Sasha”. This dress couldn’t be more appropriate, it screams glitter and glam! In addition to this, Monif C read my mind with this dress by calling it “Sasha” LOL Doesn’t this remind you of ”Sasha Fierce” circa 2005?.   The fit of this dress is great. I love that the layer underneath the sequins has a lot of stretch.  I really appreciate this because I hate feeling to snug in a dress with no room to breathe. Then again one can only expect the best from Monif C since she designs garments for curvy and plus size women; she understands our needs.

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The hem of this dress hits just above the knee which is perfect for me, and I don’t have to worry about feeling too exposed. To complete my look I wore my nude cage sandals which worked like magic with this sparkly little number. I added a gold cuff and long gold earrings which I purchased at BCBG many moons ago and voila; Sasha Fierce is back!

And in 5-4-3-2-1 MIC CHECK 1-2-1-2…I’m ready to set the stage on fire!

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Dress : Monif C// sandals: (old) Nine West find similar here// cuff: forever 21// earrings: (old) BCBG find similar here

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Gail’s Look

Like Judy, the first time I laid eyes on Ms. Monif Clarke’s designs was when I was watching an edition of BET’s Rip the Runway!  It was the first time I saw plus size designs and plus size models sayshaying down the runway to cheers and applause and of course looking FIERCE!  I immediately went to the Monif C plus sizes website to check out the entire collection!

So, you can imagine my elation when we were approached by Monif C to participate in their Decade of Curves giveaway.  Judy and I have been great admirers of Ms. Clarke’s designs, her determination and her success in building a design house that continues to stand the test of time – what an achievement!

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One of the dresses that first caught my eye was the Monif C convertible dress (oh baby!), but honestly the entire collection was a feast for the eyes!

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This gorgeous dress has all the wow factor I want.  Figure enhancing style – check, sexy floor length gown – check, sexy sexy double slits – check and last but not least a gold accent belt to show off my waist – I’m in plus size fashion heaven!

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I paired this beautiful dress with gold dangly earrings and an oversized gold link bracelet.  The finishing touches were these blush coloured pumps.  Now, Judy and I are both ready to hit the runway – you hear that BET!

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Dress c/o: Monif C Plus Sizes // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here // Earrings: H&M //

Bracelet: Stella & Dot (old) Similar here

For my tall glamazons here is an option: Dress 1 // Dress 2 // Dress 3

So, more about that giveaway we eluded to.  We’ve teamed up with Monif C. Plus Sizes to offer our readers the chance to win a gorgeous Monif C. dress!!  See contest details on our instagram page.  Good luck!

Sincerely,

Gail & Judy

Silver Screen Classic

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I have always been mesmerized and entranced by the glitz and glamour of old world Hollywood. The women were glamorous, the men gallant and the story lines sometimes so very “noir”! Though I may be built more like an Audrey Hepbrun than a Marilyn Monroe, I have called upon my inner femme fatale to lend me the pluck and gumption to slip into the sultry styling of a silver screen star!

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So, here’s the skinny…

While I was cruising the net, waiting for my next case, my next hurrah, my next buck, I stumbled upon a dress…or should I say, this dress stumbled upon me. I couldn’t tell if it was planned, or just fate taking another swing at me, but I just knew, this dress and I were fated to meet, like  two ships in the night; like star-crossed lovers; like the Titanic and that nasty piece uh ice!  And when our paths finally collided, the impact would be explosive! 

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We parted company, the dress and I, after the first time we crossed paths. I didn’t have the bank roll to make it good, to make it mine, nor did I have a reasonable excuse to warrant the purchase for that matter. But like knowing that every gambler will eventually roll the dice one too many times, I knew that this dame was not gonna let that dress outta her sights!   

 

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LOL, Ok-ok, so the story surrounding this dress may not have as much big screen sizzle as I might like, but I really did have to have this dress! I had been eyeing it on ASOS for a while now, just hoping, wishing and waiting, like a cat on a hot tin roof, for the perfect excuse to succumb to temptation and make it mine. The excuse for this purchase came in the form of a wedding…not just any wedding, but the wedding of a dame so beautiful she’d make the angels weep with joy, to a fella so handsome that he makes you wana stand up and sing the “Hallelujah Chorus”! Efua and Chris, thank you so much for getting married and providing me with the perfect excuse I needed to get this dress! 😉

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So, lemme cut to the chase. The key features I love about this fabulous frock:

  1. The off-the-shoulder detail. This detail is gorgeous. Normally, I don’t really go for these off-the-shoulder numbers as I feel it accentuates the broadness of my shoulders. But in this instance, I think it lends more drama to the look rather than causing me to look like I should be blocking for Eli Manning!

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  1. The zipper detail at the back: Can I get an AMEN for this zipper!? I love this detail. For slim girls like me that have not been gifted with a lot of “junk in the trunk” this zipper detail helps to highlight what we got. And word to the wise, do not get this dress too big. It really does need to be well fitted. I tried on 2 sizes and went with the smaller one thankfully. For one thing, this dress needs to hug your every curve to show them off to best advantage, and for another, it stretches a bit with wear. So if you found it a bit loose when you put it on for the first time, it will only get looser the longer you wear it!

 

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3. The pencil silhouette: I love the sleek silhouette this dress offers and the midi length. Since I’m on the taller side of the height spectrum at 5”9, I like that the longer line of the dress makes me look even taller. And the shape offers supreme elegance with just a touch of sexy to bring out my inner femme fatale! The material also feels great and the dress is lined which is a great bonus!

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Key Drawback of this dress…

The one small drawback of this beautiful dress is the restricted arm movement! One cannot really raise one’s arms very high. You don’t feel mummified, but at the same time, if you plan on doing some serious boogying at whatever event you decide to where this too, you will not be able to “raise the roof”. You know, if you like to dance like I do, at some point during the event you will want to raise your arms up, whether it be in a toast; to do an Arsenio Hall “whoot-whoot-whoot” (hey Julia Roberts did it in Pretty Woman when she was all dolled up, so I can do it too”:-) or if you plan on doing the “whip and the nay-nay” you will have difficulty! If these elements don’t factor into a typical evening’s entertainment for you, then you’ll be good to go! 😉

So again, to the bride and groom, I thank you for letting my dress and I share this momentous occasion with you and allowing me to release my inner silver screen starlet!

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Dress: ASOS (sold out), Similar here and here // Shoes: Aldo or Similar here // Box Clutch: eBay //

For my sexy plus size dolls: Dress or Dress

 

Signed,

~Leslie

Fab Four Fave: Totally Trenched Out Plus Size Edition!

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Its Friday, YAY and so another edition of Fab Four Faves is up.  Gail is next giving us the inside scoop on what she has her eye on!

I was inspired by my fellow Fab Four friend, Nancy, in recreating her Totally Trenched out post seen here for us plus size perfect divas!  Lets talk about colour!  Centre stage is this gorgeous fire engine red coat (to be worn as a dress) that puts the “F” in fierce! To set off the coat I went with some serious bling in the form of this gold multi-layered necklace complete with feathers and of course sexy open toe leopard print sandals!  Last but certainly not least is the rhinestone encrusted clutch (the other ladies of Fab Four know how much I love a great handbag!)!  With this hot date look you would definitely steal your prospective beau’s heart!

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Trench Coat: City Chic

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Stilettos: Francesco Russo

Clutch: Gedebe

Perfume: Chanel  Coco Mademoiselle

Lipstick: Manic Panic Marilyn Creamtones Lethal Liptick (True Red)

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

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.

j IMG_5444Pants: Forever21 (sold out) similar here and here  // tank top: H&M here // Blazer (Vintage Mommy) similar here // Sandals: Enzo Angiolini (old) similar here // Necklace: Zara (old) find similar here // bracelet: Tiffany’s here // Rings: Forever 21 (old) find similar  here // clutch Zara (old) find similar here

 

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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