Weekly Whistle: Dressy to Casual

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It is Wednesday, and y’all know what that means–it is time for this week’s Weekly Whistle! So, before I get back to organizing my apartment’s closet, let’s take a look at the outfit of the week. 

P.S. Stay tuned to VIP Home in the coming weeks for a fabulous video about my closet organization! It is truly epic *wink*

For a dressy look, I paired this blouse with a silk skirt for a sweet look that was perfect for attending the 2014 Belk Fall Fashion Preview! Blouse: Deep South Pout Skirt: GAP Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk Necklaces: layered Mark by Avon

Dressing It Up: I paired this blouse with a silk skirt for a sweet look that was perfect for attending the 2014 Belk Fall Fashion Preview!
Blouse: Deep South Pout
Skirt: GAP
Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk
Necklaces: layered Mark by Avon

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For a casual look, I slipped off the skirt and hopped into a pair of navy roll-up shorts. This ensemble was perfect for a dinner with the family at Cajun Steamers and a night of shopping.

For a Casual Look:  I quickly changed at my hotel–swapping the skirt for a pair of navy roll-up shorts. This ensemble was perfect for a dinner with the family at Cajun Steamers and a night of shopping.

Blouse: Deep South Pout Shorts: GAP Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Big shout out to the Chrysler 300C. It was perfect for a long road trip! Learn more about this fab car + build your own here.    Blouse: Deep South Pout
Shorts: GAP
Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

*All the photos featured on this blog were taken with the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is perfect for on-the-go pictures.

Beauty Tues: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Daily Cleanser Review

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I want to give a brief review of my new favorite face wash–the Keihl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Daily Cleanser.

In a previous Beauty Tues, I chatted about the Laura Mercier Face Polish, which is GREAT for sloughing off dead skin BUT not so great for everyday. Since blogging about that face scrub, I have been searching for a gentle, daily face wash that would NOT break out my sensitive skin. 

NOTE: I cannot tell y’all how many different face washes I tried before I fell in love with this Keihl’s product. ALSO, just because this cleanser works for my sensitive skin does NOT mean it will work for yours.  VIP TIP:  Try samples of face washes before buying. 

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What I love about Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser:

  • Feels like it really does wash the oil and daily grim away 
  • A bit exfoliating but non-stripping to the skin
  • Virtually fragrance-free
  • Leaves my skin feeling super, mega refreshed

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Where I got it:

  • Belk in the Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina. Shelby Lee, Keihl’s Counter Manager, was such a delightful help! I cannot thank her enough for her help:) 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Landscaping a Small Green Space

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP Home!

This week on VIP Home, I am going to chat about what fabulous flowers I used to landscape my green space. So, before I get distracted because I am typing this outside, let’s take a look at photos + details.

The first flowers I picked out were "Black Eyed Susan". I have always loved these, and they bring back fabulous memories of living in Mississippi where Black Eyed Susan grew on the side of old dirt roads...

The first plant I picked out was the Black-Eyed Susan. I love this flower because it brings back fun memories of living in Mississippi where Black-Eyed Susans grow on the side of old dirt roads…

A little throwback action to a 2012 VIP photo shoot.

A little throwback action to a 2012 VIP photo shoot in Mississippi.

I paired Black Eyed Susan with "Pow Wow" Wild Berry Coneflowers and Rusian Sage. I love the play on colors :)

I paired Black-Eyed Susans with “Pow Wow” Wild Berry Coneflowers and Rusian Sage. I love the play on colors :)

Rusian Sage, Spearmint, and "Grand Marshall" Bee Balm creates a magical aroma that makes sitting outside a joy :)

Rusian Sage, Spearmint, and “Grand Marshall” Bee Balm creates a magical aroma that makes sitting outside a joy :)

Of course, I had to add a fun yard flamingo *wink*

Of course, I had to add a fun yard flamingo *wink*

Prior to landscaping, this space next to my steps was very...quirky. The old tree stump made the space feel hopeless...Until, one day, I decided to embrace the stump. Let's all hug a stump...I mean tree *wink*  Around the stump, I planted a variety of Lantana.

Prior to landscaping, this space next to my steps was very…ugly. The old tree stump made the porch area feel hopeless…Until, one day, I decided to embrace the stump. Let’s all hug a stump…I mean tree *wink*
Around the stump, I planted a variety of Lantana.

Bless this sweet plants heart...I cannot tell y'all how many times I have almost-killed this potted plant as well as my fern--

Bless these sweet plants’ hearts…I cannot tell y’all how many times I have almost-killed them as well as my fern–

Behold my pretty, actually-alive-for-once fern. If there is one thing I have learned in my apartment landscaping experience, it is that keeping plants alive is WAY HARDER than magazines make it out to be.

Behold my pretty, actually-alive-for-once fern. If there is one thing I have learned in my apartment landscaping experience, it is that keeping plants alive is WAY HARDER than magazines make it out to be.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Things to Do in Johnson City, Tennessee: Budding Pottery Painting Professionals

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 Hey, y’all! 

Today, my mom and I painted pottery at Into the Fire in Johnson City. It was such a fun time, and I cannot wait to pick up our pieces next Saturday! Hm…I wonder how my teacup and saucer will turn out *wink*

In the zone.

In the zone.

In the [silly] zone.

In the [silly] zone.

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Momma's goblet was a shameless promotion for her blog, Sweet Sorghum Living--and....that was my shameless way of promoting her promotion *wink* www.sweetsorghumliving.com

Momma’s goblet was a shameless promotion for her blog, Sweet Sorghum Living–and….that was my shameless way of promoting her promotion *wink*
www.sweetsorghumliving.com

After painting our pottery pieces for two hours, we had some delicious frozen yogurt at Menchie's. :)

After painting our pottery pieces for two hours, we had some delicious frozen yogurt at Menchie’s. :)

Phew…it’s quite late here, and I really need to wake up at a decent time tomorrow to finish filming a VIP Home video. So, VIP readers, I am going to hit the hay! See y’all on Monday :) Have a happy weekend!

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 Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

A Peek Inside My Life…

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Hey, y’all, and welcome back to the blog!

I often receive emails from fans and readers about “How I spend my [little] free time”…So, today, I decided to write a post dedicated to how I spent my Friday…aka today *wink*

After sleeping in a bit, making breakfast, straightening up my apartment, posting Facebook promotions for the blogs, and getting dolled up–I met up with my mom for a fun shopping day at the mall + a visit to Best Buy in search of a new battery for my “blogging camera” *wink*

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My mom and I--she refused to be photographed--played in the rain. Rather than letting our frizzed-hair and wet socks get us down, we decided to enjoy the puddles *wink*

Mom and I–she refused to be photographed–played in the rain. Rather than letting our frizzed-hair and wet socks get us down, we decided to enjoy the puddles *wink*

Next, Leo (my car) and I represented Katie Baker and her campaign while driving around Johnson City. Go, Katie! Go! *wink*

Next, Leo (my car) and I represented Katie Baker and her campaign while driving around Johnson City. Go, Katie! Go! *wink*

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Then, we went shopping, and I found some FABULOUS deals at GAP! Oh, I cannot wait to share the cute outfits with y'all soon *wink*

Then, we went shopping, and I found some FABULOUS deals at GAP! Oh, I cannot wait to share the cute outfits with y’all soon *wink*

I also adopted the world's tiniest seal for 50 cents *wink*

To conclude my shopping day, I adopted the world’s tiniest seal for 50 cents *wink*

To end my shopping day, I had a quick trip to Earth Fare for food necessities–microwave popcorn, Cape Cod chips, and gluten-free Against The Grain pepperoni pizza. Now, I am back home blogging with y’all while wearing Nike shorts and a huge sweatshirt because it has been a bit chilly here in Johnson City today *wink*.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn