Letter From the Editor: A peek inside my collegiate life


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…I am truly exhausted! I just got back home from touring Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and let me tell y’all–it is a beautiful campus! It was so exciting to have a small adventure with the family while looking into possible transfer colleges. Ahh…it feels like just yesterday I was starting my educational adventure at Northeast State, and NOW, I am having to get things in order to get my bachelor’s degrees. Oh, the joys of college *wink* I think the biggest problem with my next collegiate journey might be dorm-living….I’ll need a bigger closet *wink* 

Anyway, I am on fall break for a few days, so I hope to get some changes made to VIP! So, stay tuned for the updates! *happy dance*

Now, I am off to take a HUGE nap because this “adult thing” has me all worn out *wink* 

Y’all stay safe and have a fun weekend! Enjoy this lovely autumn weather :)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: How to Dress for Rainy, Autumn Days


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

There is nothing worse than trying to style an outfit around a rainy day–much less a rainy day with mixed temperatures *wink* So, to help you survive rainy, autumn days this year, I have put together some fabulous style inspiration boards to get you started! Whether you like dressing it up or playing it simple, you’re sure to love these ensembles :)

Surviving Rainy Days in Fall 1

Rails red and white shirt
$215 – harveynichols.com

Armani Jeans platform boots

Valentino engraved jewelry
$260 – luisaviaroma.com

outfit 2

Silk blouse
$26 – amazon.co.uk

Chicwish blue skirt

Eric Javits rain hat
$315 – neimanmarcus.com
Outfit 3

Superdry vintage day dress
$61 – houseoffraser.co.uk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Modern-Day Little House on the Prairie


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

One of my FAVORITE book series when I was little was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My second grade teacher used to read the books to us, when we were really good in class that day *wink*, and as I got older, my grandparents introduced me to the television show. When I tried on this snazzy dress made from recycled materials at Urban Outfitters, it felt like something you would see on a modern remake of Little House on the Prairie!

Laura from the Little House on the Prairie television series. See what I was talking about with the tank dress! Hmm…with the right under shirt, I could go as a modern-day Laura Ingalls for Halloween*wink*

Now, while I go peruse the internet for episodes of Little House on the Prairie, y’all check out the outfit photos + details for this week’s wonderfully nostalgic Weekly Whistle *wink*

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Dress: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Deep South Pout

Heels: Michael Kors

Necklace: BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: How-To on Fall 2015 Makeup Trends | From the Runway to the Streets (video)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

For this week’s Beauty Tues, I decided to get my vlogger on *wink* So, check out the video below to see how poor my MUA skills are + see how I feel about the so-called “trendy” looks in makeup.

Click here to see the Harper’s Bazaar article I talk about in my beauty video.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Etsy Top Picks | fall 2015 edition

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Ahh–it’s Monday, and the weather outside is truly delightful! Typing this blog outside on a blanket has me craving some fall top picks *wink* SO…for this week’s VIP Home, I scoured the Etsy world in search of five top picks to be the lucky features for this year’s VIP Etsy Top Picks: Fall Edition! 

Now, without further ado, take a look at these 5 awesome shops + my favorite of their fall listings. *yawn* I think I am going to take a nap in the yard now–or walk down to Starbucks for an afternoon pick-me-up *wink*.

YUM! Doesn’t this candle just scream FALL! Not to mention the warning label is pretty cute *wink* Check out Etta Arlene here to see what other awesome soy wax candles she has for fall! 

OMG! I am so in love with this handmade, ceramic pumpkin! Not only is it a wonderful piece of art, but it is also made in one of my FAVORITE CITIES EVER–New Orleans! Check out Hurricane Pottery here + see what other awesome pieces are avaliable for purchase.

This snazzy, hand-lettered canvas is perfect for fall + year-round! We all need a little reminder every now and again to give thanks, so why not let our reminder be handmade?! *wink* Check out ADE Prints here on Etsy.

I don’t think I have to explain why these painted Mason Jars are awesome *wink* BUT the neutral hues makes them perfect for fall and every season in between! Check out BeachBlues on Etsy here.

And…last but not least–who doesn’t love a hand-painted pumpkin mug?! Click here to visit MaBelleViolet’s shop + see the other awesome hand-painted goodies she has!


Share your favorite fall Etsy finds with us on Facebook here!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn