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

DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine

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Calling all shoe lovers and fashionistas! DSW at the Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham is having a super fabulous Shoe Love Party…and guess what?! You’re invited! 

Join the VIP, D.I.Y. Style blogger Erica Bunker, and B-Metro Magazine for a fantastic night of shoes, shopping, snacking, sipping, and *drum roll* LIVE STYLING! Live styling? What is that? Well…the VIP will be live-styling outfits at the DSW Shoe Love party showcasing ways to transform basic ensembles to create different looks just by swapping up the accessories! (Pst…this challenge is very similar to the VIP segment Three Ways to Wear) So, what makes this styling challenge so special? Well, the VIP will only be using DSW’s shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories! Whoo hoo! Thanks DSW–the VIP is super excited to show off y’all’s awesome products!

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Event Details:

  • The Shoe Love Party kicks off at 4:30–make sure you are not fashionably late to this event because the first fifty guests will receive DSW swag bags! Oh my gracious–doesn’t that sound fabulous!

  • Come hungry because Fresh Market will be providing complimentary refreshments throughout the event + complimentary mocktails (aka punch *wink*)

  • Instead of the Selfie Station, we will have the “Show Us Your Shoes” Shoe Cam where we encourage all party guests to snap a photo of their rocking hot shoes and share the pictures to social media with the hashtag #DSWBham

  • There will be tons of DSW giveaways+ gift cards! Yay!

  • As previously mentioned, the VIP will be live-styling at the event showcasing easy ways to transform basic outfits just by swapping out accessories–I always tell y’all that accessories make all the difference *wink*

  • And…last but not least, dress your best because you could win a special prize *wink* (Sh…stay tuned to the VIP social media for more information on this coming soon)

Let’s Connect! VIP Social Media:

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

 

VIP Beauty: Epic Nail Art Fail

 

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

This week, we are going to chat about the epic nail art fail I recently experienced…

I was in Sephora a few weeks ago when I picked up this snazzy Ciate Feathered Manicure Kit ON SALE for $7.00–originally, the kit was around $40.00. So, I said, “why not?! I have been wanting to DIY some nail art, and the kit has detailed instructions…where could it go wrong?!”

Before diving knee deep into a DIY nail project. Had I only known what I was getting myself into at the time...

Before diving knee-deep into a DIY nail project. Had I only known what I was getting myself into at the time…

At the beginning of the feathered manicure process, things were going fabulous; however, the feathers on my nails made me look like a human feather duster. *wink*

At the beginning of the feathered manicure process, things were going smoothly. Don’t y’all think my fingers in this photo look like a human feather duster? *wink*

Where could it go wrong? Psh…*ugh* It went wrong in a lot of ways…BUT it was not for my lack of trying. I redid one nail like eleven times! Okay, so maybe not eleven times–I just redid the same nail until I ran out of teal colored features *sad face* They were such pretty feathers…so young…and so brave…they fought a good fight… *wink* Instead of my trying to explain how horribly wrong my feathered manicure went, I will just show y’all.

The right hand went semi-well...doesn't look horrendous but it is not offensive either...Just looked like I DIYed my nail art, which, in fact, I did *wink*

The right hand went semi-okay…it doesn’t look horrendous, but let’s face it…it doesn’t look great either. It just looks like a kindergartner DIYed my nails for me *wink*

The left hand went horribly...horribly...horribly wrong. I am pretty sure a blindfolded five year old could have done better--or even my dog. Yes, my dog could have done better. *wink*

The left hand went horribly…horribly…horribly wrong. I am pretty sure a blindfolded toddler could have done better job than I did–or even my dog. Yes, my dog could have done better because her nose art on the windows is pretty fabulous *wink*

 The moral to this story is even though Pinterest makes somethings look easy…we should leave somethings to the professionals. I have already booked a manicure for this week as an apology to my nails because they did not deserve to go through that *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn