Casual Summer

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The mercury is on the rise and the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are heating things up! But never fear my dears, they’ve got the remedy to keep you feeling cool when the heat is on.  So bring on that summer sizzle because these looks will make you float like a butterfly and sting like a bee all “summer 16!”

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Gail’s Look

Easy breezy summer – I love those kind of days.  I enjoy strolling the streets of the Tdot, window shopping or just meeting up with friends to enjoy a cool summer beverage on a balcony.  Oh and for my plus size divas its also time to bare those arms!!!

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This fit and flare dress is light and airy and like a breath of fresh air.  I love the blue coloured coral printed all over the dress.GT Edited IMG_2919

To complete my look I added a silver belt to to highlight my waist, comfy silver wedges and simple necklace.  With at I’m ready to enjoy a beautiful summer day!GT Edited IMG_2979

Dress: Old Navy (sold out) similar here // Belt: Old Navy (sold out) similar here // Necklace: H&M //

Wedges: Old Navy (old) similar here or here // Watch: Michael Kors

For my tall sisters here are some easy breezy summer dress looks for you: Dress 1 // Dress 2

Judy’s section

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My favorite season is finally here and I can’t wait to bust out some of my cutest summery outfits. I tend to dress up most of the time for every occasion, ask anybody who knows me.  There are times where I just like to throw on a cute little summer dress and go on about my business.

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One of my favorite outfits to wear during the summer are maxi dresses, they are easy to put on and can be very fashionable at the same time.  My latest find comes from H&M. I found this lovely maxi dress that has a great mix of blues, greens and whites in a cool pattern. The dress is stretchy, super comfortable and also is a great length. I’m not a big fan of maxi dresses that end above my ankles LOL.

There are also gold studs on the collar of the dress, which makes it even more of a stand-out winner. I like that it is elegant, and that the silhouette is very sliming.  Also, to prevent my thighs from rubbing together on a hot summer day, and to smooth out my lovely lady lumps, I wear shapewear underneath my dress which I purchased at The Bay.

 

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I can’t say enough about how essential maxi dresses are to my summer wardrobe. I wear them to do my errands during the weekend, a little brunch with my girls, and I’m good to go. I put on my lipstick, shades, and my flat sandals and watch me slay all summer. Last but not least I’m happy to report that this dress is very generous in size, I got a large and it fits me perfectly. The dress is very long so I’m pretty sure my tall sisters can also enjoy this dress as well.

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Dress: H&M // earrings: find similar here // sunglasses: Forever 21 // sandals:  find similar here

My tall fashionistas:  dress & dress

 

Nancy’s Look

I have waited for warmer climes to come for the longest time and now that it’s here, I plan on seizing the sizzling days ahead!

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The best part of summer is all those BBQs and patio hang outs and day parties and all the other fun things that we get to do! And for all these we want to make sure that we look fly.

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By now, you know that in my playbook, fly = open back. I know, I know, I’m like a broken record, but I like what I like!  I paired my top with some really cute and comfy shorts. The print is adorable and the fabric is super lightweight. Be prepared to see these on me… a LOT lol.

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I finished off my look with some snakeskin sandals, gold accessories and red lips!

What are you stashing in your summer arsenal?

ND Edited IMG_2754Shorts: H&M (not on the website but check out your neighborhood store!); similar here // Top: H&M (old); similar here // Sandal: Christian Siriano for Payless (ancient!!); similar here

Plus size ladies, you can recreate my look with this top and those shorts. Enjoy!

Leslie’s Look

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Whoot-whoot!!!! Summer is here and I could  not wait  to jump into my hot weather gear! When the temperature soars into the 30’s, I need to keep cool, and show off a little skin at the same time!

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I happened across this little romper in H&M while running some very important errands one day (i.e. keeping up on what was in the shops:) If you know me, you know it was the fabu print that first caught my eye, and the style was just up my alley! Being a slim girl, I love rocking prints as they give the illusion of added volume. I also love to show off a little leg, to accentuate my height and show off those gams.

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My mom used to always say that just about any colour combination goes in summer, and mama, I have to agree with you. I complimented the green and white print of my romper by rocking this funky blue and white necklace and a yellow skinny belt. I went for a neutral high heeled sandal to round out my look, and of course, when the sun rays are beaming, I always break out my trusty shades.

So let’s hit the terrace and bring on the Sangria because it’s a sunshiney day!!!

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Romper: H&M  // Shoes: Nine West (old), Similar here //

For my curvy ladies: Romper //

Tah Tah for  now,

The Fab Four

 

Fab Four Faves: Boots A Plenty – Skinny Calf Edition

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You Ask? We Answer!

One of our Fab readers asked us the following:

“I have skinny legs and as a result I struggle to find knee high boots that are tight around my calves. Wondering what brands Nancy and Leslie wear to achieve a more fitted look?”

We hear you Dre. We hear you! So, for this week’s edition of Fab Four Fave, Nancy will tackle Dre’s question.

As an avid online shopper (where the size 12 shoe possibilities are endless…almost!), I know that it can be very difficult to find hot boots that won’t make you look like Puss ‘n Boots! LOL

First thing ladies, you have to know how big (or small!) you calf is. So grab that tape measure and measure on! Once you’re armed with this info, you can start shopping!

 

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Stuart  Wiseman // Nine West // Steve Madden

Some of my favorite online shopping sites actually make your search much easier: sites like Nordstrom.com, Amazon.com (and Zappos.com for our American friends) allow you to search for “Narrow Calf” which typically means 15” or less.  Make sure you don’t get them too snug as you may want to wear your boots with jeans.

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Vince Camuto // Sole Society // The Wishbone Collection

And if you fall in love with a pair that is slightly too large, you can try a trick brought to you by our very own Judy, and wear leg warmers inside of you boots. For a more permanent solution, you can always find a trusty shoe repair person. If you’re in Toronto, the ladies (yes ladies!) at Sole Survivor can definitely hook you up by adjusting the calf size. We always stress the importance of a good tailor – well a good “shoe tailor” is just as important! You can even work with them and design your very own pair which will definitely be the perfect size!

Also, you can check out Ted & Muffy. This amazing UK retailer allows you to customize from your shoe size, to your calf size, in a variety of beautiful boot options.

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Ismene // Huntsman // Acantha

Our resident sexy slim aka Leslie noted that she has been successful with boots from Zara and even Joe Fresh! And from my end, Nine West is pretty consistent as well.

I hope that this helps you out a bit, and please be sure to show us the sexy boots you end up buying to match those sexy calves!

Follow Dre’s lead! If you have any questions, feel free to ask and we will do our best to answer!

Signed,

~Nancy

LBD Four Ways

Profile for LBDDD

The little black dress, affectionately known as the LBD, is a wardrobe staple.  From the office to a night out on the town an LBD will never let you down.  Watch as we dress up our little black dresses to best suit our bodies and styles.

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Gail’s LBD

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Jacket: Beyond the Rack (old); similar: here // Dress: Target (old); similar: here // Necklace: Ebay  // Clutch: Ebay // Shoes: Shoe Dazzle (old); similar: here, here and here

Judy’s LBD

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Top: H&M //  Skirt: Asos  // Booties: Steve Madden

Leslie’s LBD

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Dress: H&M (old); similar here // Shoes: Miu Miu; similar here

Nancy’s LBD

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Dress: Jackie O by Black Halo // Shoes: (old); similar here // Earrings: The Bay

*Special thanks to Erum Hussain for Leslie and Gail’s make up.  Ms. Hussain can be contacted at erum_hussain@hotmail.com.

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