Fab Four Faves: A Mahogany Halloween

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

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

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

 

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Dress: TTYA

Cape: Warehouse Longline Belted Cape

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Hat: Accessorize.com

Clutch: SilkFred

Earrings: House of Harlow

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

 

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

What are you dressing up as?

~Signed

Nancy

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