Monday, August 29, 2011

VMA Wrap Up & 100th Blog Post!!!

Adele rocked the vocals last night!!!

Presenter, Miley Cyrus.

The always chic, Zoe Saldana.

Newlywed, and presenter, Kim Kardashian.
Recipient of the Michael Vanguard award, Britney Spears.

Beautiful Beyonce, showing up her baby bump in orange Lanvin!

I have to say, having grown up watching the VMAs, last night didn't disappoint. Jam packed with tons of dynamic performances, tributes, and surprises, I thought that it was a really great show--where the pop divas (Britney, Beyonce-- baby bump!!, Gaga, Katie) reigned supreme. It was super entertaining to watch & not nearly as boring as some in the past. Leave it to Gaga to keep things interesting dressed as her male counterpart, Jo Calderone. So many people were confused by this but I suppose you have to be a little monster to truly understand ;) and that I certainly am!

Here are a few of the red carpet fashions seen last night!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Looks of the Week

Zoe Saldana looking so pretty in pink in this simple yet chic shift dress!
Clean, crisp, and white. I love how sophisticated Katie Holmes looks in this refined silhouette.

Rose Byrne is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the fashion radar. Her funky, out-of-the-box are definitely catching my attention!

Olivia Palermo, to me, can put together pretty much anything and look flawless. There aren't a lot of people that would be able to pull off this busy Tibi outfit! But she's workin' it!

Such a lady-like look. Anne Hathaway doesn't disappoint in this lace stunner & cognac heels!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delicious Dinners, Fabulous Fashion

Midtown Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday! Amazing restaurants at amazing deals! But this is a tricky time of year to get want to turn heads when you walk into that restaurant with your man but its just too hot outside to wear your favorite new fall purchases!

Well have no fear! The ladies and gent of fab'rik have got you covered.

Grab sushi at RA in this maxi skirt; it's the perfect piece to transition into fall! The sleeveless top tucked in is so chic. All you have to do is throw on this burnt orange cardi when it gets chilly in the restaurant. Go ahead and eat as much as you want...the skirt has an elastic waistband!

Check out the $25 menu at Ecco in this sexy Savannah Rae dress! We love a sweet dress mixed with a tough leather jacket. And with this plunging neckline your date won't even notice when you clean your plate and order dessert!

This little pair of shorts are billowy and so casual. Perfect to sit out on the patio and enjoy some of the Knook's famous totchos! We love how this chunky necklace really pulls the whole outfit together. We hear the Knook has karaoke...Don't worry, you will look amazing, even when singing 'I got you Babe' by Cher.

Midtown Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday, August 27th
Click Here to see all the restaurants participating

Food and Fashion...What more could a girl need?!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Free fab'rik - Helping Teens in Need

Sunday August21 was such a memorable day for so many of Atlanta's teens in need! fab'rik and CBS Atlanta teamed up to host the 3rd Annual Free Fab'rik Shopping Spree. We are so grateful to all of our amazing customers that cleaned out their closets to donate to this amazing cause!! We are all truly touched by your generous donations!

Our wonderful volunteers! Thank you!!!!!

Some of our happy shoppers!

Be sure to check out the Free fab'rik facebook page for more pictures and even a video!
Thanks again to everyone who donated their time and clothing to help with this wonderful cause!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"If you can't match it, clash it."

One of the hottest trends this month is to "clash". Sounds crazy because we are always taught to match and never mix patterns. Nowadays, it is cute to look busy. Here are some ways to make busy look effortless!

...The question is, how far are you willing to take this trend?

Clash Outfit #1: Pushing Patterns

Clash Outfit #2: Walking on the Edge

Clash Outfit #3: Risk Taker

Vogue has also provided us with some more tips and suggestions on how to really rock this trend! Clash away fashionistas!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Official: Transition Period has Arrived!

The time has come where you find yourself staring at your closet because you have no idea what to wear during these months of the year! It's that awkward period where it still feels like Summer but really everyone is telling you that it is almost Fall. Well, have no fear! We are here to help you transition your Summer pieces into fabulous Fall outfits!

Summer Piece #1: Floral Blouse

They were so "in" this summer and now your whole closet is filled with them. Well, here is a suggestion that gets you even more use out of that cute top!

Try adding a chic leather jacket! Now your blouse acts as the accent piece of the outfit!

Summer Piece #2: Open Toe Wedges

These wedges were our hottest shoes this Summer! So hot, that we wanted to show you that you can still show them off this Fall!

You can still pull them off with a great pair of skinny jeans.

And they even look cute with flare jeans!

Summer Piece #3: Flirty Dress

It is almost guaranteed that you have one or two (...ok, three or four) cute dresses in your closet from all of those Summer BBQ's and pool parties that you attended. You can still incorporate them into your Fall wardrobe by just adding a few pieces!

Just add a casual sweater and a colorful scarf to make your little Summer dress into a fun Fall outfit!

Are you getting excited for Fall yet...? We know we are. There are even more cute Fall pieces in our stores and on our website right now. Shop away!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Looks of the Week

This week we are taking it to the streets to bring you these amazing looks...Enjoy!

We love this yellow sweater and the stripe shirt under it with distressed denim shorts. This is the perfect way to bring your summer essentials into fall!

We adore a black and white outfit! This one is so effortless. The bow and the pop of red lipstick brings the whole thing together. Gorgeous!

This sage button down is perfect for fall. We love it with this flirty skirt or with jeans! So boho chic.

Who doesn't love a little fringe?! We are obsessed with this outfit. It's the perfect mix of leather, chiffon and fringe! And the hat is just perfect. Love it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Steal His Style-- by Emily Battle

Let's all take a note from the men in our lives this season so we can see just how simple and sexy the menswear can be for all of us! Here are a few tips to keep your fashion forward:

The key is to balance masculine and feminine pieces to be chic and sexy. The classic white button down, which never goes out of style, is the most basic way to play with the trend. Whether you tuck it into shorts or blouse it out with jeans fora more casual look. You can even update the button down look by choosing a sheer material in a muted color. Throw a bandeau or cami on underneath to show the right amount of skin! {Read our Tricky Trend Blog on Bandeaus to master this look!}

Pick masculine pieces that are tailored for women such as this blazer. Pair this with a floral or shimmery top to up the contrast factor, and add skinny jeans and heels for the ultimate polished look.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tricky Trend: Bandeaus -- by Courtney Witcher

Many of us experience the war with our bra on a daily basis. Trying to find the perfect bra for each outfit is at times impossible. Some don't mind their bra showing, others opt to go commando... but if you're seeking the perfect combo of fashion, comfort, and practicality, then you're in need of a bandeau bra!
I know what you're thinking: Those are made for the A-cup, small chested women- but in face they're made for every size!
You can pair your sexy new bandeau with distressed denim, a cool light flowing top and a long necklace!
Wearing a bandeau not only gives you a chance to play with your sexy side, but it also allows you to stop worrying about a little bra strap showing! These are meant for show! Guilt free!
I love the look of a white button down and either a bright colored bandeau or a sexy black lace one-- you're destined for comfort and style!
Challenge the bandeau and step out of our norm! After all, being comfortable is sexy.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Looks of the Week

Love me some Sandra Bullock. And I love how effortless this look is on her. Love her shoes too!
I envy this look. How does one put together such a flawless mix of colors & prints and pull it off?? Petite and polished Rachel Bilson. Loves it.

Joy Bryant looking casually cool in this shorts, jacket, sandal, ensemble. Love the pop of color in her bag choice!

Emma Stone is rockin' my fashion world right now. Who's her stylist? She is always dressed so appropriately for each and every single appearance. O and Crazy Stupid Love is Crazy.Stupid.Good. Seriously.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Four Essentials for Your Fall Semester-- By Kathryn Fiore

It's hard to believe, but fall is quickly approaching! That means cooler weather, football season, and back to school! If you're armed with these essentials, you'll be sure to have a stylish semester!

First, the perfect outfit for class. If you have to get up and go, don't make it worse by wearing the t-shirt you slept in the night before. I like to throw on a great pair of skinny jeans and this adorable belted sweater! You'll be sure to get an A! You grade is directly related to how cute your outfit is, right??

Next, the perfect party outfit. I love this patterened romper! The motif is so fun and precious with wedges for those back to school parties. As the weather simmers down, you can even pair the romper with a cropped jacket or blazer & boots. You'll be ready to dance the night away!

Thirdly, a classic coat. I love to tailgate in a flowy dress in my teams colors, but it cools down at night towards the end of the season! I just throw on this cream coat by Tulle as I walk into the stadium. It goes well with everything! So no matter who you are cheering for, this coat is essential!

Last, but certainly not least, a tote bag. Getting back into the habit of going to class is tough-- but, it makes it a little easier if you can throw those books into an amazing tote bag!
**Don't forget Hall Pass Tuesdays! Just come by any fab'rik location every Tuesday with a valid school ID to receive your 15% off with your student discount! Get back to school in style**