fabtique, Queen of Boutiques!
Do you ever feel like you’re having trouble staying up with current trends? Feel like you can’t find all your favorite styles in one boutique or store? Can’t find a head to toe styled look for your night out, sporting event or school/work event? GUESS WHAT? YOU CAN at fabtique!! After my first visit, I quickly went back and spent a day getting to know the owners Pat Barker and Amber Wilson and their store fabtique and fell in love! Pat and Amber make an incredibly dynamic duo, mixing business savvy with retail management experience. There’s no doubt their employees have a welcoming, fun and energetic atmosphere when they come to work!
fabtique is the perfect boutique for the modern day woman. They carry sassy, elegant and sophisticated styles and sizes for everyone; including various brands of accessories, handbags and shoes! fabtique’s mission is similar to Boss Gal’s, in that their mission is to inspire and empower women to look and feel their best by being authentic in who they were made to be. Upon my first visit, I knew right away that Boss Gal and fabtique had to collaborate in some way! There’s beauty in connecting with other businesses so authentically and on a genuine level. fabtique is a true game changer and exactly what the Shops on Lane never knew it needed – a little hometown heart with a big mission!
fabtique does The Shops on Lane
fabtique is located in the heart of the ever so popular and trendy Shops on Lane at 1657 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221. Their location is perfect for some after dinner shopping! Who says shopping isn’t more fun after a glass of wine anyway, right!? It’s surrounded by favorites such as Wine Bistro, Carsonie’s, Rusty Bucket, Hudson 29, Ulta, Whole Foods and so much more! You have everything you need RIGHT THERE! I’ve gotten in the habit of stopping into fabtique every time I’m in the area. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone!
fabtique Surprise Visit
I happened to stop into fabtique on a Friday night to look for a last minute outfit to wear to a wedding the next day. It was my first time in the boutique. I had no idea what to expect but was immediately approached by the friendliest (and non pushy) fashionista! Amber, one of the owners, was working that night. I had no idea she was one of the owners until later in the night after hearing her story (and I loved that)! She made me feel like a queen and like I was right at home. I had a blast trying on a few different styles and ended up purchasing two items she picked out that I never dreamed I could wear. Those two items will be featured below and are easily my newest favorites in my wardrobe! Let’s jump into all the styles!
Romper – Styled by fabtique
Here it is! The magical romper I wore to the wedding I attended. This is the most comfortable, flowy, delicious romper there is! Talk about feeling Boss Gal while being comfy! I absolutely love the color and material of this, not to mention the super cute wrap around belt! I don’t think I’ve ever been so comfortable and stylish at the same time at a wedding before! I’m wearing a size small.
Crochet Sleeveless Sweater and Flare Jeans – Styled by fabtique
YUM! How FUN are these two pieces? I walked into the store a few days after my first visit and Amber had these on. Instantly, I knew I had to try them! I left that night with them, they are the comfiest jeans I’ve ever owned, they are super soft and easy to move around in! The sweater is just right for transitioning weather, the perfect piece for warm but not hot days. It’s crochet pattern allows air to flow right through! I’m wearing a size 2 in the jeans and small in the sweater.
Jacket – Styled by fabtique
HELLO, COLOR! Wow. Another item chosen by fabtique. The color is incredible and pairs remarkably well with several outfit styles. I am wearing it here with shorts and a skirt. I can’t wait to wear it with a pair of leather pants or my favorite jeans! This is a statement piece everyone should own. I’m wearing a size small.
Loose Draped Jacket – Styled by fabtique
First of all, I’m a sucker for any piece of clothing that is army green! You should see my closet, lot’s of it! Second, I absolutely love the variety of styles fabtique has to offer. From dolled up to dressed down this versatile sleeveless jacket can be worn so many ways! It’s made out of a super soft, yet durable fabric. They don’t sacrifice quality at fabtique! I love how flexible this jacket is. I’m wearing a size small.
Top & Jeans – Styled by fabtique
Hi, RED! How bold and fun is this top?! It’s a mesh top over an attached red tank. I love this piece because it’s super comfortable and stylish at the same time! It’s got a completely sassy look and feel! The skinny jeans pair well with this and some heels for your favorite dinner spot. Cheers! I’m wearing a size small in the top and 0 jeans.
Tank, Jeans Necklace and Bag – Styled by fabtique
This tank is one of my favorite pieces. It’s loose and flowy but extremely versatile. I pair it with skirts (see looks below) or my favorite pair of summer shorts! Check out this clasp necklace! Another statement piece every woman must have! I love how bold and stylish this necklace looks with a simple white tank and jeans. These jeans are perfect for the every day woman, true American style. Lastly – this bag is a show stopper! It can be worn three ways…THREE! It has several pockets and pops of color now matter which way it is worn! I’m wearing a size small tank and 0 jeans.
Top & Jeans – Styled by fabtique
Did someone say blush? I love anything with flared sleeves (see jacket below) and a blush color! I’m a girly girl at heart and love the soft, sweet and feminine side this top brings to the table. It can be worn dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with jeans as pictured here. The jeans are a dark pair of super comfy skinnies! I’m wearing a size small top and 0 jeans.
Jacket & Skirt – Styled by fabtique
This duo is one of the first outfits I tried on. This super fun leather jacket has flared sleeves, so unique! It definitely adds a feminine twist to another statement piece that never goes out of style. The tweed skirt was extremely comfortable and very flattering on! I have the white tank top pictured above under the jacket. I’m wearing a small in the jacket and skirt.
What about you? Have you been to fabtique yet? This is part 1 of a series of fabtique posts on Boss Gal with many more styles to come in the next few posts so be sure to subscribe by clicking here to get more! Follow fabtique on Instagram and say hello! Don’t forget to follow Boss Gal On Instagram as well as Facebook. Happy shopping!