SEASONAL | My Summer Must-Haves

Summer for me is all about being effortless with a few simple girlie touches. I'm all about bright summery nails, a fuschia pout, comfortable loose-fitting tops and denim, denim and more denim.

My Summer Must-Haves

1. Ray Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
2. Madewell V-neck "Gray" Pocket Tee
3. J.Crew Chambray Shirt
4. J Brand Skinny Jeans in Neon Yellow
5. BCBGeneration "TAKEN" Bracelet
6. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain "Lovesick"
7. Essie "Summer 2012" Mini Pack
8. Adriano Goldschmied Denim Cut Offs
9. Vince Camuto Pabla "Chunky Heel" Sandals
10. Joie Balsa Top
11. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Neon M.A.C. Clutch
12. Marc by Marc Jacobs Night Bird Printed Skirt
13. Splendid Espadrille Flats 


CHECK IT OUT | Get Into The Crochet Loop

Uptown Magazine The Chic Guide
This week's Chic Guide over on Uptown Magazine is dedicated to getting into the crochet loop to add a little whimiscal flair. Read all about here.


LIFE | Crossing Bridges


"I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed..." -Oprah Winfrey
As I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time last weekend (even though I drive over it every week) I began thinking how the experience, as tiny as it was became such a metaphor for my life. Think about it. Life's all about constantly crossing bridges over troubled waters, between the gaps of where you currently are and where you would love to be. Although not always easy, I've come to realize it's very neccessary to living your best life. Who doesn't want to live their best life? It's definitely time for me (and you) to strap on a little faith and cross a few bridges--but of course The Fab Chick way!


ON MY RADAR | It's T-shirt Time!

Whether casually making quick Target runs, hanging out with friends or having date night with my guy, my go-to is always a gray t-shirt. (Imagine That!)  While it may not be the most polished garment a Fab Chick could wear, I definitly love the simplicity of grabbing a t-shirt and pairing it with skinny jeans, a flirty skirt and pair of statement heels.  Cue MTV's Jersey Shore and I'm right there with the fellas yelling, IT'S T-SHIRT TIME!

1. V-Neck Pocket Tee - Madewell
2. Audrey Hepburn Bazaar Tank Top - Hudiefly
3. PEACH Crewneck T-shirt - Wildfox
4. Mirror T-shirt - Future Sentiment
5. Fiorella Floral Print Tee - Reiss
6. Lip Print T-Shirt - Markus Lupfer
7. Short-sleeve sweatshirt - J.Crew


BEAUTY ARSENAL | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable

I tend to gravitate towards bright pink and fuchsia lippies, so I thought I'd try Revlon's New Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Smitten" and "Lovesick", two of the collections bright pink shades.  After gliding both balms on, the colors I chose are quite befitting.  I mean, I am just Smitten and Lovesick for these chubby lil' sticks of pigment. Even though I had to apply it in a few strokes, I love that it's a stain that's moisturizing while dispensing a good amount of color--perfect for a summer pout!  I definitely prefer the Kissable Balm formula over the Just Bitten 2-in-1 Lipstain + Balm that preceded.  Have you tried any of the 12 offered shades?


CHECK IT OUT | Summer’s Mane ‘Dos From Our Fave Celebrities

Head over to Uptown Magazine to check out a few of Summer's Mane 'Dos from a few of our favorite celebrity Fab Chicks. Read the complete post here.


I WANT THIS | To Be A Visitor Somewhere

Animal Royalty Visitor Teet
Besides wanting this simple Animal Royalty Visitor Tee I spied in Nylon Magazine's shop, it reminds me just how much I'm in desperate need of a vacation.  Buy here. And of course I'd wear it with my favorite pair of DIY denim cutoffs. 


EDITOR'S LETTER | Summer's Here...& I'm Back

The First Day of Summer
Amerie’s "Why Don’t We Fall In Love" happens to be one of my favorite summertime joints that seem to always put me in a feel good summertime mood. It starts out…So many things I’m going through, so much that I wanna do. It’s starting to become so clear to me, tomorrow ain’t really guaranteed. Funny thing is, this very feel good song expresses just how I’ve been feeling lately, which is partly the reason why I haven’t graced this blog in, (covers face in embarrassment) let’s just say awhile! Sigh.

Yes, your girl has been going through some thangs. And no, you won’t get me to spill every little detail. But, let’s just say that I’m in a new season of my life in every sense of the word. Well hello there SUMMER!