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

An Azazie Fairytale

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What more can we say about Azazie? Considering that we have teamed up with them for a second time attests to the fact that we are big fans. Azazie is your go to dress shop, from bridesmaids dresses to cocktail dresses, especially since each gorgeous gown comes in every size, and a wide array of colors to choose from. It’s simple as 1-2-3: 1. Fall in love with a dress 2. Enter your measurements (and that’s multiple measurement points to ensure perfect fit!) 3. Rock your gorgeous dress. It’ll never be too big, small, short or long!

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But don’t take our word for it, judge for yourself! Take a peak at our pictures, but then again you would have to see the dresses in person to truly witness how beautifully crafted they are.

 

Nancy’s Look

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Ethereal. Astonishing. Regal. These are some of the few words that people will use to describe you when they see you in your Azazie dress! Whatever your style, they have it. From floor length to short, conservative to skin-flaunting, there is something for everyone. If you’re like me, your biggest problem will be to choose just one!

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Tall girls, attention please, attention please. With Azazie, your dresses will never, and I mean never, be too short. I always said that I would never complain that a dress is too long, and this one is veeeery long. I am wearing 4in sandals and there isn’t ever a toe in sight! Could this be the very first time in my life that I get anything hemmed???? Naaaaahhhhh LOL.

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This dress is beautifully crafted and no detail is spared. The bodice is perfectly fitted all while taking into account your bust size (so much so that wearing a bra is totally optional – the girls will stay put and no fear of wardrobe malfunctions).

Only warning I have for anyone thinking of getting an Azazie dress: be prepared to dazzle everyone. All eyes WILL be on you so head high, shoulders back and sway them hips!

nd-img_0284Dress: Azazie // Necklace: Ziza Boutique // Bracelet: Ziza Boutique // Shoes (tho invisible LOL): long tall sally (old); similar here

Gail’s Look

I really love Azazie for the fact that no matter your size, height or body shape, you can find a beautiful dress in a size you!

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This sequin number is making all kinds of noise.  I love sequins so there was no doubt that I had to have this gorgeous dress plus this dress is completely customizable.

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Simply enter in your measurements, Azazie walks you through this process, and boom your dress is in your hands in a matter of weeks.

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The fit of the dress is spot on.  The sweetheart neckline is very flattering and the length is perfect as the dress puddles beautifully on the ground.  The dress also comes with built in boning so you really feel held in.

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To stylify my look (yes, I know stylify is not a word LOL), I added this black faux fur stole, large silver dangly earrings, and silver pumps.  Just like that, I’m looking like the blak Mae West! LOL

Dress: Azazie // Faux fur stole: eBay //Pumps: Zara (old) similar here // Earrings: H&M

Leslie’s Look

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Red carpet ready; that is how I would have to describe this gorgeous gown. Azazie has done it again, creating a beautiful made-to-measure gown that fits my every curve to a T. No need for that trip to the tailor when it comes to an Azazie garment. So long as you know how to use a tape measure, you’re good as gold!

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I selected this particular piece as I love the silhouette it gives me, highlighting my curves and how it exposes my shoulders. I also love this eye-catching shade of yellow which sets you apart from the crowd. Some people tend to leave those vibrant colours behind with the onset of winter. In my opinion we need them more now than ever to counteract those grey days!

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My accessories were oh so simple for this look. Big sparkly earrings, a blinged out bracelet  and a couple of bold bobbles for my fingers and I was ready to walk the red carpet at any formal event!

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Dress: Azazie (made to measure to fit any size, height and shape. I LOVE that)

 

Judy’s Look

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Lately I have been in the mood for the color yellow. From bright lemon to the color of sunshine I’m here for it. This time around I chose a dress in a marigold color.

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This color compliments my skin tone so well that I feel like a ray of sunshine. I chose this dress named the Fatima Bridesmaid which is a sweetheart neckline, A-line cut dress with straps that come close together, and is attached with a button at the back. This dress is floor length and even in heels you cannot see my feet, which elongates my silhouette.

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This dress fits my body very well. I love the fact that there is boning around the boob area, which gives me real support even with my strapless bra. The chiffon material flows beautifully and makes me feel like I’m floating when I walk. I am extremely satisfied with this dress. I can’t wait to wear this gown for a wedding or an elegant gala.

To complete my look, I kept it simple with long gold earrings and a gold bracelet.

With that said, Cinderella ain’t got nothing on me!

js-img_0867Dress: Azazie // Shoes: Ivanka Trump // Earrings: find similar here // bracelet: find a similar here

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

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

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

Suzy Shier

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Suzy Shier is an established Canadian brand which opened its first store five decades ago. They now have over 140 stores across the country and online retailing which allow our American friends to join in on the fun. Suzy Shier gives us all the option to participate on the latest trends without breaking the bank.

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Whether you’re looking for a nice fit for the office, date night or brunch with the girls, Suzy Shier has got you covered – whatever your size! While a lot of their fab plus size collection is found online, this is the closest we’ve ever been to actually all shopping together. As such, it only made sense for us to play around in the Suzy Shier closet to show you how it works for a wide range of body types.

Nancy’s Look

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I have seen Suzy Shier around for the longest time but can’t say that I knew much about them. Discovering that they have been around for 50 years (!!!) is definitely a testament of their knowledge of women’s fashion. Finding out that they extended their collection to include our sexy plus size sisters made me even more inclined to partner with them.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the multiple options that they had available. I decided on a 70’s inspired look which could have me grooving at brunch with my girls. The fur vest is what first caught my eye. Suzy Shier does not yet offer tall options (see how I said yet Suzy Shier… please take notes!!! lol), so naturally, I fell for an option that would work for my long limbs. With that said, when I was looking for a top to wear with my fur vest, I found a black long sleeve one with sleeves that were surprisingly long!

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Plus size babes, you can recreate my look with this vest, top and jeans.

 

Gail’s Look

Suzy Shier is a brand I’ve heard of for many years bud sadly could never shop there as they didn’t stock my size.  I was very happy to learn that they now have a plus size collection that features casual, office wear, and evening pieces.

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Suzy Shier’s outerwear collection immediately grabbed my attention.  The statement coat of the season is the wrap coat and Suzy Shier’s version can’t be beat.

I love the large wide lapels and the gorgeous shade of gray is a classic that can be dressed up or down.

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So, after nabbing the coat I immediately fell in love with these faux leather pants.  What’s neat about them is that the back are made of stretchy ponti material while the front are faux leather.  To say that these pants are comfortable is an understatement.  I could wear them all day!  The cut of the pants is such that they are form-fitting but as I said before they’re very comfortable.

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So to up the sexiness factor a little I reached for this black, see through, mock turtleneck top.  If you’re a little on the shy side you can layer a tank top underneath.

To complete my look I added striped pumps and my beloved Alexander Wang cross body purse.

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Coat: Suzy Shier (sold out) similar here // Pants: Suzy Shier // Top: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here // Shoes: Zara (old) similar here // Cross body purse: Alexander Wang

Tall bombshells – Coat // Top // Pants

 

Leslie’s Look

LIKE  A SEXY BOSS! This is how this outfit from Suzy Shier makes me feel! If you are a dedicated follower of the blog, you may have noted that I don’t often wear a lot  of lace in my outfits. Despite the fact that this has been a HUGE trend of late, I just couldn’t get on the band wagon, until now that is. This sexy number changed the game!

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I love that it is fitted and sleeveless and sports a sexy keyhole at the back. The dress on it’s own was a winner, but add in this beautiful pale pink wrap coat? Ladies, I was seeing stars!

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I love how the coat softens the black colour in the dress and causes the lining of the dress to read pink. The style of the coat is also perfectly on trend. But best of all y’all was the price! Talk about affordable. One thing I can say about Suzy Shier is they understand the definition of the word sale. They are always having great deals on their pieces allowing for a shopaholic like me to clean up!LOL

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Styling this look was absolutely effortless. Once I added the coat, all I needed was a little gold bling. Bold earrings and cuff bracelets rounded out the look, and with that , I was ready to paint the town red (or pink in this instance:-)

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Dress:  Suzy Shier  // Coat:  Suzy Shier //

For my curvy girls: Dress or Dress or Dress // Coat //

 

Judy’s Look

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I’m the first to admit I rarely go shopping at Suzy Shier. However when the chance presented itself for us to work with them, I immediately went on their website to see what I could score from their collection.

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I found this cute black sleeveless turtleneck dress, I’m happy to report that I’m quite content with it. This dress is perfect for the cold weather, I can layer it up with a nice sweater, wear it as is, or style it up for a Friday night lounge.

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For this outfit I went for the rocker chic look. I paired my dress with a leather jacket, added a touch of color by wearing it with my Kashmiri Grace Jones clutch and I’m ready to slay.

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Dress: Suzy Shier // Leather jacket: Wilson’s Leather // Clutch: Kashmirviii // Pumps: (old) find similar here) Earrings: (old) Forever21

For my tall babes – Dress or Dress // Jacket

*The folks at Suzy Shier wanted to spread the love and are offering our readers a 15% off discount code ( SUZY8SWE) to be used only online.  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Fall Out of Summer

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grp-img_6369Wondering how you can add some extra longevity to your summer wardrobe? Check out how the ladies of Fab Four Fashion transition some of their favourite summer sizzlers to fetching fall fashions.

Leslie’s Look

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Don’t just fade to black because the temperature has begun it’s study descent toward freezing. There are so many colours that make up the spectrum, why not try incorporating more of them into your fall wardrobe and help brighten up those autumn days.

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My look was all about colour! I truly feel that we should all extend those beautiful summer colours into fall! This is one of my favourite outfits  to wear to the office! I always feel great in  it (even when I wake up feeling like I look like Frankenstein’s bride!LOL).

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The accessorizing of this look was very simple. Cool earrings, neutral pumps and a gold bangle and I was ready for after work drinks with the crew!

So the moral of the story is, don’t leave behind all those summer colours just because the trees are putting on their peacock like show. Strut your stuff in colour this season and give the tress a little colour competition!

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Blazer: Zara (old similar here) // Pants: Zara (old similar here) // Shoes: Office //

For my curvy ladies: Blazer // Pants //

Judy’s Look

js-img_5902It’s always great to have pieces of clothing that transition well from summer to fall. Whenever I get a chance to be creative I mix and match these pieces very well.

js-img_6044For this fall look, I decided to use my Mélange Mode African print skirt. I absolutely love the print of this skirt, and the fact that I can wear it in the summer with a brighter top (see Melange Mode post), and switch it up in the fall is a huge bonus to me. For my look I paired my skirt with a simple denim shirt. Since fall is all about coats and jackets, I also threw on my fave camel coat.

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js-img_6120Skirt: Mélange Mode // Shirt: Old Navy // Coat: Asos (find similar here) // pumps: Ivanka Trump // Clutch: Aldo

For my tall fashionistas: Mélange Mode // Old Navy / Asos

 

Nancy’s Look

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When fall is around the corner, I know that I am eager to pull out my boots and coats and all those cool layers. But considering this weather, we are not quite there yet. That’s when transitioning your summer wardrobe becomes key. With that said, I have cheated a little bit. My transitional piece is this leather skirt. Leather used to be more of a fall/winter material but clearly, it’s now worn year round. So to be fall ready, I only had to swap out my crop top for an oversized sweatshirt.

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Until Mother Nature decides to dip the mercury where we can wear our autumn best, I will continue to dip around in my summer wardrobe!

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Sweatshirt: H&M // Skirt: Zara (old); similar here // Shoes: J. Crew (old); similar here // Purse: Reed Krakoff (sold out); similar here

My plus size babes can recreate my look with this skirt and this sweatshirt.

Gail’s Look

Fall is here and I’m all for it.  For my fall look I shopped my closet and my sister Leslie’s too LOL. I went all the way back to our Fab Four Fashion Pants post for inspiration.  I took my olive green jeans and paired them with this long sleeved blush coloured bodysuit that I recently acquired.  I love this particular colour combination.

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I then swiped Leslie’s oatmeal coloured vest for added warmth.

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For some sparkle and glama, yes, I mean glama LOL, I added these gold studded ankle strap flats. With that my fall transitional outfit is complete.

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Vest: Zara (old) similar here or here // Bodysuit: MissGuided // Jeans: Torrid // Flats: Zara (old) similar here

For my tall glamazons: Bodysuit or Bodysuit // Jeans 1 or Jeans 2 // Vest

 

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Fall into Long Tall Sally

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The sun is blazing, the humidity in tense and all signs seem to say summer ain’t going nowhere! Except one; look out the window, step outside, go for that evening walk around 6:30 or 7pm. What do you notice? The sun is rapidly disappearing over the horizon! Which in my part of the world can only indicate one thing: old man winter has us in his cross hairs!

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But before we break out the parkas, tuques and mittens, we have the blessed calm before the storm, where the chill in the air actually feels refreshing, the trees put on their version of a burlesque show by showing us what’s under all that green then “dropping it like it’s hot”, and we get to strut our stuff in our fall fashion finest! And long tall sally was my first stop for fierce fall finds!

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When I happened across this gorgeous chunky turtleneck sweater I knew it would have to be a part of my autumn collection. The thick gauge knit and colour had me thinking of hot coco and crackling logs in the fireplace. Then, I opted to go one size up and rock it as a dress (with some short shorts underneath to hide my lady bits), and I just knew it would definitely heat things up!

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Next came this stunning coat. The sleeves are actually LONG! Can we have a moment of silence for long sleeves that are actually long enough for the long limbed ladies?

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(…and one more moment of silence… 🙂

This elegant camel coat exudes sophistication and Vogue editor level glam! It’s the perfect foundation piece that a woman can wear season after season.

And where would any respectable woman be without her trusty scarf? This scarf is the perfect addition to have on those cooler fall evenings, and also doubles as the perfect decoration for that tote bag! I also just wanted a little bit of print in the overall look to add some panache!

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The final pieces to this look were this floppy hat and my black over the knee boots; and with that, I’m ready to heat things up this fall.

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Coat: c/o long tall sally // Sweater: c/o long tall sally // Scarf: long tall sally // Hat: H&M // Boots: Zara (sold out), similar here //

For my curvy ladies: Coat // Sweater //

So ladies and gents, get ready to dive into fall, because believe it or not, it’s a coming!

And I just have to say a BIG HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY to LONG TALL SALLY!!!

Tah tah for now,

Leslie xo

Dog Days of Summer

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Well ladies and gents, we are almost at the end of our fabulous summer. This year we were blessed with an extremely warm summer season and had days where the thermostat reached record highs. Since all good things must come to an end, Fab Four Fashion has decided to give you at least one more post (possibly two) relating to the summer and give you great options of what to wear until Labor Day weekend.

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Nancy’s Look

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End of August. Can you believe it?! Say it ain’t so!! Thankfully, the sun is still shining (for the most part!) and the weather is still sweet. As much as I love fall fashion, I want to play in my summer wardrobe just a little while longer.

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This outfit is precisely how you’ll catch me running through the streets on an easy breezy day and is just one example of how you can transition your summer outfits for the coming season.

I got this dress about a decade ago (!!!) while on a wonderful trip to Barcelona with my bff (hey Myrsha!). The print is what first caught my eye. I love the colors and plaid is just a timeless classic.

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To make the color further pop, I paired my maxi dress with this perfect yellow jacket. This jacket is such an eye catcher and a statement on it’s own. It makes even the most simple outfits go from plain to fab.

Now excuse me as I go bake under the sun before it goes away for another 6 months…

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Dress: Zara (ancient); similar here // Jacket: Zara (no longer available in yellow); similar here

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

Leslie’s Look

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Can you believe it? Summer is almost over and I for one feel the need to make sure I wear all my summer clothes while the temperature’s still hot. It’s also a great idea to start looking at what you have in your personal “summer clothing collection” that can easily make the leap into fall.

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This jumpsuit I scored earlier in the summer and just never had an opportunity to rock it on the blog. I fell in love with the print and the style, but I felt no rush to jump into this little number as I knew I could easily wear it as the days got a little cooler.

This piece is perfect for a day party or just hanging with friends. For the tall ladies out there, the length is a 32-inch inseam so that one is a little tricky. I let out the hem so I could rock it with a tiny heel (I just love my heels!!), but even then, the heel has to be a tiny one.

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To polish off my look, I went with all gold accessories; as the buttons on the jumpsuit are gold, it felt apropos.  Funky gold earrings, gold cuffs and gold flat sandals rounded out the look.

This fall, you will catch me in this outfit with a moto jacket and cute kitten heels (in a nice vibrant colour!). I say hallelujah to pieces that can span 2 or more seasons!

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Jumpsuit: Cur Collection //

For my curvy ladies: Jumpsuit //

 

Gail’s Look

Yes, another summer is slowly but surely bidding us farewell.  I wanted to wear an outfit that was carefree yet sexy all at the same time.

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These dark skinny jeans from Forever 21 Plus are simply perfect!  They have some stretch making them very comfy and they hug my hips and derriere perfectly!

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I added this yellow knit cropped tank top because…why not.  I love the colour against my skin and surprisingly I found this in the regular size section of Forever 21.  Ladies, don’t be afraid to try on some items that aren’t in the plus section because you never know if you’ll score a winner.  If it doesn’t fit, no big deal, just move on to the next item in the dressing room.

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Last but not least came these leopard print heeled Vince Camuto sandals!  If you follow us on snapchat (FabFourFashion) you would have seen that I scored these bad boys at the Off Saks Fifth Avenue store at Halton Hills (essentially our Ontario equivalent to Woodbury Common in New York state).  These beauties are very comfy and I got them for only $40!!!!

Skinny jeans: Forever 21 Plus // Crop tank top: Forever 21 similar style for my more voluptuous readers see here or here // Heels: Vince Camuto

For my tall sisters here are options for you:  Jeans // Top

 

Judy’s Look

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Since this summer was very good to me (i.e. nice weather), I had the opportunity to wear my most colorful pieces of clothing. This year I told myself that I wanted to find the right pair of culottes. Yes, finding the right pair of culottes is a struggle, because I need something that doesn’t gather-up between my thick thighs.

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Well, the search is over as I found the cutest pair of culottes online from Lane Bryant (YAY!). I was a bit hesitant as I’ve never ordered anything from them before, as well as, in the past, my not being able to find the right pair of culottes to fit my body properly. I’m excited to say that these pleated culottes fit me perfectly and there’s no gathering of material in the crotch area.

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What I love about these pleated culottes is that they look like a skirt. The material is very light and flowy, and as a lover of prints and color, I couldn’t be happier with the polka dot print on them.

I kept my casual summer look very simple, as it is an outfit that I would wear to run errands, business casual for work, or brunching in the city. I paired my pleated culottes with a simple white tank top, and wore my light blue jean jacket, which has become a staple in my summer wardrobe. To finish off my look I wore my ultra-high but oh so comfortable beige sandals, put on my white sunglasses and I’m ready to casually cruise the streets of TO.

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Culottes: Lane Bryant // Tank top: H&M // jeans jacket: Old Navy // Sandals: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: Zara (find similar here) Sunglasses: Aldo (find similar here)

Tall: culottes & culottes

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

CARIBANA

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The biggest North American festival most commonly known as Caribana is here and Fab Four Fashion is ready to jump and wave.  Ever heard of the expression “Hair done, nails done, everything did” if yes, you are ready to see our party outfit ideas.Grp Edited IMG_6618

 

Nancy’s Look

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I don’t know about you; but we ready, we ready, yeah we ready, we ready, ready, ready, ready, ready (those who know, know, but for those who don’t know, I didn’t all of a sudden start to stutter, I’m borrowing the words from Bunji Garlin… lol).

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Caribana is the time of year when you leave all your inhibitions at the door and just get on’ bad! And I’m here for that. I’m a day party kind of girl. I enjoy a great rooftop, having the sun beaming on my skin, dancing to good tunes while waving my Haitian flag and sipping on some delicious beverages. So for a day party, instead of reaching for a freakum dress, I’ll go for something more playful.

This piece right here fits the bill perfectly. When I heard it calling my name tucked away hidden in between racks, I thought that it was a cute A-line dress and I worried that it was going to be on the short side. But lo and behold, it’s not a dress, it’s a romper!

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It has all the winning elements: low scoop back, pockets, a great print, need I say more? The romper is made of polyester so while the material is “stiff” enough to hold its shape, its light weight enough to allow you to bust a move!

Since this romper is a stunner, accessorizing it was a breeze, I just added a dash of gold on my ears and my signature bangles and I am ready to whiiiiine, get ready to whiiiiine (again, those who know, know, and for those who don’t these are words of wisdom from my girl Alison Hinds. LOL)

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Romper: H&M (not on the website but check your neighborhood store!); similar here // Shoes: Aldo

Plus size girls, I know that you’re getting ready to back it up! You can do so in this romper or that one.

Leslie’s Look

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Let me see your rag…let me see your flag!!! Another fun and exciting Caribana weekend is about to hit the 6ix and I could not wait to limber up, do my stretches in anticipation of working my waist to some sweet soca “rydims”!! Of course, what would all these fabulous fetes be without an equally fabu outfit to make sure I keep up with the sizzle being laid down in the tracks. This look is for the grown and sexy women who know how to “get on bad”, but always leave ‘em wanting more!LOL

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This look is all about being cool, comfortable and allows for the flexibility of whining down without any wardrobe malfunctions or potential peep shows!LOL  The fit is perfect in that it hugs my waist, but flows away nicely into a wide leg that gives me an extra sway to my walk! Now tall girls out there, I scooped  this jumpsuit up at Zara, and normally they are amazing at making their pants and jumpsuits with a good length in the inseam. I can usually buy an extra small size and still at my height of 5ft 9in wear at least a 4 inch heel (or higher). This was not the case with this jumpsuit. I had to let out the hem completely to be able to rock it with my high heels.

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This look was so simple yet so elegant. The colour makes it impossible for you not to get noticed and for those women who like easy outfits, it’s a jumpsuit so no need to work out that perfect pairing of top and bottom.

Accessorizing was a breeze. I wanted to be glam, so I wore a bold statement necklace and a rose gold cuff. My nude shoes rounded out the look and with that, I was ready to jump and wave!

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Jumpsuit: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Office //

For my oh so sexy curvy ladies: Jumpsuit or Jumpsuit or Jumpsuit//

 

Gail’s Look

“….And I feel like I just win a million dollars!”  The lyrics to a beloved soca song by KES The Band always gets me ready to jump and wave during Caribana aka JUMP UP to us West Indians!!!  From wonderful island rhythms to delicious West Indian food like roti, I just love this time of year!

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And what would Caribana weekend here in the Tdot be without great parties to attend with equally great friends.  For my Caribana party look the watch word was sultry!

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I chose this sage green front knot body con dress with a plunging neckline.  Hey, its Caribana one has to live a little LOL.  I added this gold bodychain to accent the plunging neckline that I just love!

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To complete my look I added nude pumps and even more gold accessories.  Now I’m ready to dance the night away with my peeps!

Dress: Boohoo Plus//Gold Bodychain: Forever 21 (old) similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) similar here//Cuffs: Forever 21// Globe clutch: eBay

For my tall glamazons here is a dress option for you: Dress 1// Dress 2

 

 

Judy’s Look

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Caribana is fast approaching, and while we try to hold on to the last few weeks of summer to take advantage of our outfits, we can also pay homage to one of the biggest Caribbean parties of the year!

This year my Caribana vibe is calling for sexy rompers, shorts and jumpers. For a nice evening rooftop party, my outfit of choice is this sexy romper I got from ASOS.  I’m always a fan of prints or geometric graphic prints.

I copped this romper on sale.  I loved the white and black print, although I was initially concerned about the length.  However this romper wasn’t too short, most importantly my peaches were fully covered.

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This romper allows me to jump and wave, and more importantly whine up and twerk a little bit LOL. The long sleeves are perfect for the cool summer breezes on the rooftop, because when I’m out for Caribana I don’t like walking around with a coat.

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What I like the most about my romper is that it transitions very well from day with a cute pair of flats, to evening with a nice pair of heels.

To spice up my look I went for a black, white and pink, snake skin stiletto that was also purchased from ASOS.  Last but not least, since the romper has a sexy v-neckline, I thought I would add one of my favorite necklaces to accessorize my look.

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Now that I’m finally ready I can’t wait to “duck” on my soca tune “Ducking” and find my dance partner for “One Dance” by Drake!

 

Romper: Asos // Shoes: Asos similar here // Necklace similar here

For Tall fashionista: jumper

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Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four