A Good Deed & A Gold Sweater


Hey, y’all! It is that time of year again–closet cleaning time! I have been going through and donating my clothes to various charitable organizations since I was a little girl. Every spring and fall, my mom and I took out everything in my closet, and she would ask me if I still wore it…if I still wanted it…or…if I wanted to get rid of it. Staying true to this fabulous tradition, I went through my wardrobe and gathered items to donate–which is always bunches of fun! I really wanted to donate my fashions to a local organization–usually I donate to the Salvation Army–but this time I really wanted it to be more personal.

I had my clothes bagged and ready to take to a drop off box when I found out about Moody High School’s clothes closet on Facebook. BINGO! *LIGHT BULB* It was perfect–I just knew it was fate! I was so excited to give the six black garbage bags full of my fashions to the brand new clothes closet at Moody High School.  It was such an amazing and heart-warming experience, and I encourage all of you to closet clean and donate some of YOUR clothes to a local charity!

The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school's Clothes Closet.
The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school’s Clothes Closet.

Oh, and while I was doing my annual closet clean…I stumbled upon this fabulous gold sweater! I forgot all about it–I bought it about a year ago and the tags were still on it! Fabulous! Anyway, today’s VIP OOTD is all about mixing some Grand Haul items with the snazzy cord sweater I found in the back of my closet! Whoo hoo! Yay for closet cleaning:)

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Sweater: JCPenny

Pleather Leggings: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn't the VIP's Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!
BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn’t the VIP’s Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Cleanse the Closet, Cleanse the Soul

This is not the “hugger-mugger, hush-hush, heterogeneous doozy!:)” of a blog that I mentioned in my last post…I have been so distracted with cleaning my room and soul searching….My mother told me I had to “Momma” clean my room, OR ELSE….I am not really sure what OR ELSE is…but I’m pretty sure she was referring to grounding me from my blog…:( But no worries! My room is clean from top to bottom, and it looks better than ever!

While cleaning…I located a skirt I have been trying to find for quite sometime to use in the “hugger-mugger, hush-hush, heterogenous doozy!:)” blog! I am not really sure how it ended up in the drawer with my DVD player and broken crayons….but…the good news is I have found it, and the next blog will be spectacular because of this superhero skirt!

It took me about two days to take everything out of my room and closet and “Momma Clean” it! During that time, I came up with the best idea for a blog…Cleanse the Closet, Cleanse the Soul. I feel so much happier and energized walking into my closet now where everything is color coordinated and put in its rightful home. I also donated several bags of clothes/shoes to the Salvation Army in Starkville, Mississippi.


  • Instead of throwing away unwanted clothes, donate them to your local charity thrift store!
  • Always check the clothes you would like to donate to make sure they are in good condition!

At the end of the day…(my mom’s favorite saying…she honestly says it approximately 7 times a day…) Anyway…at the end of the day, it is always good to do a little spring cleaning…Cleanse the Closet, Cleanse the Soul y’all!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hat