Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's Your Color Story?

"The first crucial decision of the day usually comes in the morning when deciding what to wear. Often times we will choose our clothes based on the color of the mood we are feeling or wish to portray that day."

What does the color you wear/prefer say about you?...

Red: is seen as a very strong color. . It’s a hot color that evokes a powerful emotion of passion, lust, sex, energy, blood and war. Red is a good color to use for accents that need to take notice over other colors. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors. 
Tulle ruffle sleeve sweater $65
Orange: represents fire, the sun, fun, warmth and tropical images. It is considered a fun light color that has appetizing qualities to it.  It is highly accepted among young people. It is believed that lovers of orange are social creatures who get along with almost everyone. Orange fans hate being alone and many believe that wearing something orange, or sitting in an orange room or on an orange couch will cheer you up if you're feeling grumpy.
fab'rik sheer pocket blouse $48
Yellow: represents youth, fun, happiness, sunshine and other light playful feelings. It is a cheerful energetic color. Those who love yellow are often creative, artistic, social people who have dramatic imaginations and a love to create.
MissMe maxi dress $98
Green: is the color of nature and health. Green is a relaxing color that is easy on the eye and has a healing power to it. Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal and frank. Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important.
MissMe printed strapless dress $98
Blue: is a cool calming color that shows creativity and intelligence.  It is a color of loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are capable, reliable, and sensitive and always make an effort to think of others.
fab'rik bell-sleeve dress $68
Purple: in history has been associated with royalty, nobility and prestige. It symbolizes mystery, magic, power and luxury. Purple is believed to help people be creative and if purple is your preference chances are you're artistic and unique. Many "eccentric" personalities prefer purple to any other color and it is often the favorite color of teenage girls. 
fab'rik geometric print blouse $48
Pink: is associated with gentleness, softness and calm. Those who choose pink as their favorite color are often calm and sensitive and care about other feelings. Pink lovers are also generally sympathetic and compassionate and dislike controversy of any kind.
MissMe kimono dress $68
Black: is also a very powerful color that also portrays one of class elegance and wealth.  Classy clothing is designed in black from the "power suit" to the "sexy black dress" to formal "black-tie attire". Black combined with other colors can have a very strong statement. People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive. While these people aren't introverts, they are careful with the details of their lives and do not share easily with others preferring to wait until they are comfortable to share their feelings.
MissMe maxi dress $98
White: The color white as the color of innocence, purity and cleanliness. People who like white are often organized and logical and don't have a great deal of clutter, either tangible or psychological, in their lives. People who prefer white to other colors are usually the type to get things done in a timely fashion.
fab'rik short-sleeve blouse $48

*information for this blog post was found on digitalsktrach.com & catalogs.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar Gold

The stars did not disappoint last night. I was literally sitting on the edge of my couch, getting more and more excited as each dazzler walked down the red carpet. I loved the classic looks that were chosen but had such an appreciation for those who pushed the envelope... 

 My girl crush, Emma Stone, looking divine in Giambattista Valli. I love the tie-neck detail & the color. Not to mention I thought she did such a good job her first time presenting! 
Only Gwyneth Paltrow could pull off this Tom Ford dress/cape combo. I love how sleek the look is & absolutely loved the dress without the cape. So cool to have two separate looks: one for carpet & one for presenting.
 Kristen Wiig in a gorgeous tulle confection by J.Mendel.
 Always on of my favorites, Michelle Williams, in coral Louis Vuitton. I am in love with the current peplum trend & really feel as if this a beautiful silhouette on her.
 Viola Davis in a kelly green Vera Wang creation. I can't say enough good things about the color choice-- no one else could ever have pulled this color off as she did. The pleated bottom is so unexpected & the dress fits her frame perfectly.
 Jennifer Lopez brought all that makes her JLo to the red carpet last night. Can't knock her for staying true to what works for her. This Zuhair Murad gown was made for her!
 Rooney Mara is quickly becoming a red carpet pro! This Givenchy gown is the perfect hybrid of classic & fashion forward.
 Another lady in peplum, Tina Fey, looking sophisticated in Carolina Herrera. She's always either complete miss or hit for me so I have to say that I really enjoy this look on her.
 If you didn't already know: there is a slit in Angelina's dress-- & she wants all of us to be very aware of it. Maybe Brad should have stood on the other side? It's a bit awkward, no? But yes, this Atelier Versace dress is amazing... 
 I just love the idea of mint. I love the idea of sheer sleeves. & you all know that I looove sequins. Bérénice Bejo looks regal in this Elie Saab creation. 
Cameron Diaz in Premiere Gucci. 
 In the words of Rachel Zoe: I.Die. Probably my favorite look of the night & definitely such an insanely awesome look on her. Everything is perfect. Her hair, makeup, & dress choice are impeccable. Another McQueen sensation that has put Jessica Chastain on everyone's fashion radar.
 Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab.
 Best supporting actress Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer looking divine in Tadasha Shoji.
 Sandra Bullock in Marchesa.
 I don't like that I couldn't find a better picture of this dress. The detail on it was so cool. I understand that some people think that it wasn't age appropriate-- & I get that-- however, when you heard her talk about how "her" it was you can't help but like it! :) Shailene Woodley in Valentino Haute Couture.
 Stacy Keibler looks amazing in this liquid gold Marchesa gown.
 Natalie Portman in vintage Dior.
Meryl Streep looking stunning just before accepting her Best Actress Oscar in this beautifully wrapped Lanvin gown.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spring Trend: Floral Favorites

While this trend always seems to be everywhere during spring/summer shows.. it is definitely is, & always will be one of our favorites!

Florals are the easiest way to add a feminine touch to your wardrobe.

Stock up quick on this easy spring trend!

$92 -- Available in stores & www.fabrikstyle.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Back to the Basics

Good morning addicts!

If you haven't already checked out our array of colorful tanks, tees, & camis you must stop by your favorite fab'rik ASAP!

These tanks range from only $10-$16 & are available in a wide assortment of colors! 

They are the simplest & easiest way to add a pop of color to your outfits!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flat Fashion

A perfect way to step into spring: ikat flats! For only $24 you'll be both comfortable & stylish! 

Photo thanks to fab'rik Raleigh

Monday, February 20, 2012

Maxi Monday

A little maxi-dress love for your Monday....

Now available at your favorite fab'rik


Friday, February 17, 2012

Pinterest Find: Belt How-To

Happy Friday addicts!

Found this little number while pinning this morning.

We always have customers in our stores asking us how to tie belts that are too long etc. While we always suggest a little piece of fashion tape if you want it staying close to your body, these 4 alternatives are easy & great ways to spice up your outfit!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Trend to Try: Stripes

Seen all over the runways of Spring/Summer 2012 -- stripes in all sizes & colors.

We have tons of striped tops, skirts, & dresses in stores now!

Be sure to try this easy trend!

Celeb Looks