#VacayChic

by Tracy James


I was recently asked to take part in a fun summer event at fab'rik Homewood, which was a treat since it is already a fave spot to take clients (and myself!) for casual, easy, on-trend, affordable pieces. 

I paired the Palm print Camden shorts, peach Delanie tank, and pink Sunny Lane shades with my wardrobe-staple Qupid shoes I got at fab'rik last year!

I paired the Palm print Camden shorts, peach Delanie tank, and pink Sunny Lane shades with my wardrobe-staple Qupid shoes I got at fab'rik last year!

For the #VacayChic afternoon affair, I got to put together a rack of my favorite vacation-worthy duds, including a few complete ensembles:

A denim skirt is a must-have of the season. This one features trend-right lace up detailing and a length that makes it a great shorts alternative. Paired with a summer-print top & flat sandal, you're vacay ready!

A denim skirt is a must-have of the season. This one features trend-right lace up detailing and a length that makes it a great shorts alternative. Paired with a summer-print top & flat sandal, you're vacay ready!

For interest & depth, I think outfits should have either a textured or printed element. I love this ladylike bouclé top paired with a pop of bold color, but it would look equally as good with white jeans for a sleek, monochromatic effect. Summer-staple nude sandals dress up the look.

For interest & depth, I think outfits should have either a textured or printed element. I love this ladylike bouclé top paired with a pop of bold color, but it would look equally as good with white jeans for a sleek, monochromatic effect. Summer-staple nude sandals dress up the look.

I love a wide leg pant for summer soirées or vacation evenings out. In classic black & white, these have an elegance that allows them to easily be dressed up or down, making them both chic & versatile!

I love a wide leg pant for summer soirées or vacation evenings out. In classic black & white, these have an elegance that allows them to easily be dressed up or down, making them both chic & versatile!

During my time in the store, I had the honor of helping a Homewood High School rising senior select some trendy yet comfortable duds that would also beat the summer heat, as well as a forty-something mom who wanted a fun outfit for a concert outing with friends. For my event outfit, I chose Jack by BB Dakota's blue and white flowy romper; everyone knows I love a good romper! And speaking of concert outings with friends, just a few days after the fab'rik event, it was my outfit of choice for the outdoor U2 concert in Tampa, and I felt perfectly attired!

Blue and white Jack by BB Dakota romper, again with my Quipid shoes - I told you they are a staple!

Blue and white Jack by BB Dakota romper, again with my Quipid shoes - I told you they are a staple!

Not only this open-back romper, but LOTS of my summer pieces require special undergarments, and fab'rik is my go-to source for them.

Hollywood Fashion Secret's Silicone Cover-Ups are a can't-live-without-'em product for me.

Hollywood Fashion Secret's Silicone Cover-Ups are a can't-live-without-'em product for me.

While I find denim a bit hot for summer days in Alabama, a pair or two always find their way into my suitcase when traveling, especially to cooler climates like Nantucket and Vail, and so I don't freeze on the plane! During these months I like to keep my color palette light to keep denim from looking too heavy. 

Ripped jeans continue to be on-trend, and I love pairing with something a bit more polished, like this fabulously light and airy Jack by BB Dakota Manuel Bomber, which can carry me right into fall!

Ripped jeans continue to be on-trend, and I love pairing with something a bit more polished, like this fabulously light and airy Jack by BB Dakota Manuel Bomber, which can carry me right into fall!

Thanks, fab'rik Homewood for having me as your guest stylist! See you again very soon!