Thrifty Thursday’s – A ‘Chic’ Giveaway with Fab’rik Boutique!

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Thrifty Thursday’s sometimes means that YOU get to be thrifty by scoring a free pair of jeans!! Let me tell you how. 🙂

I recently had the opportunity to visit Fab’rik Boutique in Homewood, AL.  Fab’rik invited a number of local bloggers to a Denim Dinner Party, and I was one of the lucky ones!   What’s a Denim Dinner Party you ask?  Well, in this case, it turned out that we were invited to check out the store’s well-curated inventory, try on Fab’rik’s selection of designer denim, AND select a pair of jeans to give away on our blogs!  How awesome is that?!  Take a look at the options:

Fabrik Denim Options

From left to right: Flying Monkey, Fab’rik, and Spanx jeans.  One of these pairs could be yours! (Photo: Fab’rik Boutique)

The dinner itself was not only decadent but elegantly displayed.  I was too busy checking out the store’s inventory to take any photos of the food unfortunately, so you get pictures of clothes and accessories instead. Take a look at some of the enticing things I found:


Fab’rik’s main display table, filled with a plethora of affordable goodies! (Photo:


Gorgeous statement necklaces! This one is only $42! (Photo: Chic in Academia)


Chunky bracelets and statement rings?  They’ve got them! (Photo: Chic in Academia)


How fab are these bracelets?! Perfect for stacking. (Photo: Chic in Academia)


Very on-trend colored-stone, statement earrings. (Photo: Chic in Academia)


Isn’t this just super chic?! I love this coat.  I may need to go back for it! (Photo: Chic in Academia)


What a deal!  This white Jack coat is only $66!! (Photo: Chic in Academia)


I’m a lover of statement earrings and these were no exception! (Photo: Chic in Academia)


Including this hat I LOVED.  How does it look?? (Photo: Chic in Academia)

The clothing selection was also on point.  Dresses, tops, pants, skirts…all well-known brands and with most things under $100, ranging from as low as $30 for a pair of shoes to $60-ish for a coat or dress.  Check out these booties I scored for just a little over $30:


Qupid Booties, Fab’rik Boutique (Photo: Chic in Academia)


Comfy enough to wear to a weekend play-date! (Photo: Chic in Academia)

IMG_20140929_213906And I also received a pair of Seven for All Mankind jeans (courtesy of Fab’rik, THANK YOU!!), which I LOVE!  Styled here with a red blazer and some leopard print booties.  (Photo: Chic in Academia)

Can you tell this is going to be my new, favorite place to shop?? 😉  You can find more of these items at Fab’rik, 1817 B 29th Avenue South, Homewood  Alabama,  35209, (205) 582-9447.  Fab’rik also has some items available online and can be found on their main website:

Now, for the good stuff!  To be entered to win a pair of these jeans in YOUR size, read the rules below!


A free pair of jeans will be perfect for Fall! (Photo: Fab’rik Boutique)

I will give the winner a voucher that can be used towards a pair of Flying Monkey, Fab’rik, or Spanx jeans (~ $100 retail value) OR, if you live out of state, I will personally select the jeans for you and mail them straight to your home (you pay for shipping)!  Sounds reasonable, right?  And exciting!


I will consult with these lovely ladies, including co-owner and store manager, Melissa Mistrot (middle) to select the pair of jeans that will best suit you!

Here are the rules to enter this giveaway (each method counts as one entry, so you can enter up to 4 times to win):

  1. Leave a comment below telling me why you would love to win a free pair of jeans from Fab’rik.  You must follow this blog via WordPress or via email to be considered.
  2. Repost the giveaway photo on Instagram, tag @chic_in_academia and @fabrikhomewood You must follow both accounts on Instagram, and use the hashtag #ChicFabrikgiveaway to be considered.
  3. Tweet about it!  “Giveaway with ChicInAcademia – Free Jeans! “.  You must follow Chic in Academia on Twitter to be considered.
  4. Pin it on Pinterest!  Pin any of the images above with the caption “Giveaway with ChicInAcademia – Free Jeans! “. Must follow Chic in Academia on Pinterest to be considered.

Good luck to everyone and as always, Stay Chic!