VIP Beauty: RIP Tina the Hairdryer

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

This weekend, my hair dryer of seven years died–her name was Tina…yes, I named my hairdryer after Tina Turner…who else?! *wink*. Tina was such a great hairdryer…She lived a long and exciting life filled with fabulous events and travels; but, now, she has passed away and gone to hair-styling heaven. I would like to take a moment of silence to recognize Tina and all her fabulousness. *sniff, sniff*

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After Tina’s death, I knew I had to find another hairdryer…and fast because I have several big events coming up where I will NEED my own hairdryer…The miniature hotel version is not going to cut it *wink* So, I found my way to the Target here in Johnson City where I had hoped to find a hairdryer just like Tina…but to my dismay, Tina had been discontinued. *gasp* How dare they do such a thing?! So, I pulled myself back together and began reading the backs of hairdryer boxes and Googling product reviews on particular models. After about an hour (yes…an hour), I stumbled upon this John Frieda dryer that has double the drying time (very important because I have thick hair) + ions to help with frizz (very important because I have curly hair) + three different attachments (two concentrators and a diffuser) for about forty bucks. 

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I have yet to try out the new hairdryer; however, when I do–I will let y’all know how it goes! P.S. I have named my new hairdryer Turner…Everyone, say hello to Turner *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Making Progress and Living in Chaos

 

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Guess what?! I am typing this blog from my new office space–which is a typical closet that I converted into a bright and cheery work space. This project was quite easy–all it took was a little money and design planning.

With the help of my dad, I just finished installing the basic counter top (turned desk top) from Home Depot about an hour ago. Oh…I am so happy to finally have a little blogging space in my apartment. Ah…apartment sweet apartment *wink*

The office is fully functioning–minus a desk chair (I have my eye on a fabulous one at Stein Mart); however, I have yet to adorn the space with cute decor. Note to self: Style office space and share with VIP readers *wink*

The dad and I installing the wire shelving in the blogging space. (Please excuse the fact I am wearing clothes that are wayyy to big for me...I look a bit frumpy...well, more like a lot frumpy. *cringe*)

The dad and I installing the wire shelving in the blogging space. (Please excuse the fact I am wearing clothes that are wayyy to big for me…I look a bit frumpy…well, more like a lot frumpy–Note to Self:  Do laundry and stop stealing Dad’s shirts. *wink*

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After battling the rain and the cold…I finally had a pretty day to finish the front door. Yay! I am absolutely in love with the finished product of this paint project! The Peacock Feather by Behr (Home Depot’s paint department is fabulous!) really adds a pop of needed personality to the neutral space.

My next outside paint project is deciding what color to paint the porch floor. Decisions...decisions...decisions...

Now, I have to decide what color to paint the porch floor. Decisions…decisions…decisions…Stay tuned to the VIP social media and VIP Home to find out what color I picked.

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Although I am making progress, I am still living in chaos, which can be bit frustrating at times. 

I am really not giving the chaos enough credit because it is teaching me how to be more responsible with managing a budget…how to work under pressure (which I am not very good at doing *wink*)…and how to make my own “big girl” decisions. Phew…I am all about learning new life lessons, but I am extremely ready to tidy things up and keep them that way :)

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Y’all be sure to come back next week to see more design progress on the VIP’s apartment! Whoo hoo! 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Scrapbook: DSW Shoe Love Party with B-Metro Magazine

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Special thanks to the VIP fans who tuned in for the live blogging/social media broadcast of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham!  It was so much fun getting to work with B-Metro Magazine and Erica Bunker of D.I.Y. Style for this shoe-tacular event, and I am so pumped that I was able to share it with all of you…LIVE! I mean, come on…how fabulous was that?!

Now, I want to share with y’all the shoe-tacular (I just love that word! Don’t you think I should submit it to Merriam-Webster Dictionary *wink*) photos I was not able to tweet and post during the live event–because there is only so much time in a few hours *wink* So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine!

My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don't we look super fierce!

My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don’t we look super fierce!

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Of course, I had to stop to take a thumbs up mirror picture...but unfortunately, this pic did not make it out to social media. *wink*

Of course, I had to stop and take a thumbs up mirror picture :)

Live-styling was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*

Live-styling with such fabulous items from DSW was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*

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I loved these black-and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the casual and dressy look videos:)

I loved the black and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the videos:)

A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I wanted to take home the black and gold looks I live-styled! Hm...DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*

A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I totally loved the black and white with a touch of gold looks I styled with DSW accessories! Hm…DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*

A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)

A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)

The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party. I love the way the colorful scarf POPS up against the black:)

The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party were so glam! DSW has such fabulous purses, scarves, and shoes…y’all must hurry to your nearest DSW and see for yourselves :)

This photo made it to the VIP Twitter; however, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may just make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*

This photo made it to the VIP Twitter but, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*

NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE.

NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE. #PurseAddict #ForTheLoveOfMint

DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes and such little time!

DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes in an array of colors and styles :)

Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes...it's true--and they are super cute hats!

Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes…it’s true–and they are super cute hats!

Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!

Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!

Before I sign off, here is a slideshow of more random snapshots from the DSW Shoe Love Party live blogging event with B-Metro Magazine

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn