Lost, Crumbled, and Forgotten

 
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Will I see him on the TV preachin’ ’bout the promised land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
And steals the money from my hand
Some say he was a good man
But Lord I think he sinned, yeahTwenty-two years of mental tears
Cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
To find his country didn’t want him back

 
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 Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets
In a time I don’t remember, in a war he can’t forget
He cried “Forgive me for what I’ve done there
Cause I never meant the things I did”
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And give me something to believe in if there’s a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord, ariseMy best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news

I tried all night not to break down and cry
As the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
Like a lost soul out of place
And the mirror, mirror on the wall sees my smile it fades again

 
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 Sometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now
The things I didn’t know then road you gotta take me homeI drive by the homeless sleeping on a cold dark street
Like bodies in an open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
That used to read JESUS SAVES

A mile away live the rich folks
And I see how they’re living it up
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth
The rich is drinkin’ from a golden cup

And it just makes me wonder why so many lose, so few win

 
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You take the high road and I’ll take the low roadSometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now
The things I didn’t know then
And give me something to believe in

Something To Believe In: Poison

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Vest: VIP DIY

Skirt: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

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““We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.”
― Lyndon B. Johnson

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Look Totally Fab at BFW 2013

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Walking on a dream. How can I explain? Talking to myself.  Will I see again? We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it.  Always pushing up the hill searching  for the thrill of it.  On and on and on we are calling out and out again, never looking  down.  I’m just in awe of what’s in  front of me.  Is it real now?  When two people become one. I can feel it, when two people become one.  Thought I’d never see the love you found in me, now, it’s changing all the time. Living in a rhythm where the minute’s working overtime…

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Hello and greetings to my wonderful blog readers! It is that lovely time of the week again, Weekly Whistle, of course! I simply adore getting to share my favorite outfit of the week with y’all, and this week’s whistle is ever so helpful to all of my fashion week fans! Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 is about to kickoff here in the great state of Alabama, and I must be finding something darling to wear.  This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about looking totally fab at BFW 2013! So, fashionistas, let’s see what it is!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Chiffon Pants: Deep South Pout (www.deepsouthpout.com)

Stilettos: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Pearl Collection

Brooch: Beadsoul (handmade by Lisa Hamilton www.etsy.com/beadsoul)

Nail Lacquer: Revlon (Minted) & Essie (Russian Roulette)

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Why this ensemble works for a special event:

  • Classic Black & Pearl- Black and pearls are timeless and ever so elegant.  These two classics play well together–what else can I say!

  • Lace It Up-  A lace blouse is a lovely choice because it dresses up business woman trousers with ease.

  • Artistic Accessories- Add a bit of pizazz to your BFW or special event outfit with artistic statement jewelry! Create a conversation piece combo with a waterfall of pearl necklaces that says you are a Vintage Inspired Passionista! (Check out BluKat Design @ www.etsy.com/blukatdesign and Hearts of Stone Jewelry @ www.etsy.com/hrtsofstone for awesome, handmade statement jewelry!)

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To learn more about Birmingham Fashion Week, take a gander at their website: www.bhamfashionweek.com. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week, click here.

Like BFW on Facebook to keep up with the latest media coverage and runway updates! www.facebook.com/bhamfashionweek

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bhamfashionweek HASHTAG: BFW2013

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If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section! www.realstorypublishing.com

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

In Style Inspiration May 2012

Style inspiration is everywhere! You just have to search for it!:)

Inspiration?? Where?! In Style magazine, that’s where! I was thrilled to discover that between my mom’s closet and mine that I had all the pieces to create my May 2012 In Style inspiration outfits! Ladies and gentlemen…let me have your attention please…the VIP is proud to present my…I mean her…latest outfit creations!

Presenting In Style’s inspiration of Lauren Bacall with a VIP touch!

VIP TIP:

  • Every fashionista should own a classy, white skirt! White skirts can be paired with almost anything! It can be made classic and elegant, or funky and bold…with just a simple change of accesories/shoes!

Shirt: The Limited
Skirt: BCBGMaxAzria
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Target
Earrings: my mom's from the 80s
Necklace: vintage pearl lace

Instead of doing a maxi skirt, I decided to do a knee length skirt...because I live in the Deep South;) haha

VIP TIPS: (about hair)

  • Embrace your natural hair! If your hair is curly, wear it curly and messy! If your hair is straight, wear it straight:)
  • For curly-haired gals like me, I totally recommend Redken Fresh Curls spray gel…it works wonders! It takes care of the frizz while giving the messy, effortless look for which we are all searching. When I purchased mine at Smart Style in Starkville, Mississippi, I snagged a smashingly dandy deal of buy one get one fifty percent off!
  • To give your hair a fresh, healthy look, try Ojion damage reverse hair treatment! I am so in love with this product because it took my frizzy, unbehaved hair (remember…I live in the Deep South…the humidity is completely ridiculous!) to soft and manageable!

The next article that caught this VIP's eye was "Color Crash Course Lemon" which was filled with yellow wonderfulness...yellow is such a happy, fun, summer color!

Shirt: Express
Skirt: KLD Signature
Belt: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Nine West

I cannot stress enough how much I adore mixing patterns! It is so simple and easy, but gives a look that makes any fashionista stand out in the crowd!

I cannot wait to share with y'all my exciting, vintage-filled, interview with the amazingly talented KK Norris, owner of The Attic vintage shop in Columbus, Mississippi! :)

In Style magazine is a great way to gather inspiration and the motivation to go shopping  in your own closet! Let’s face it…we all want that magazine look, but we don’t always have the time to scour our neighborhoods, towns, cities, metropolises for a new wardrobe each month! That is why I want to assign you the homework of studying fashion magazines to obtain inspiration for new outfits…don’t forget to add your own spin to make it you! It’s as easy as one, two, three!:) A B C , Its easy as 1 2 3 , as simple as do re mi…la la la…that’s all the words…I know…blah blah blah, ABC, It’s easy as 1 2 3……….

Stay tuned to www.vintageinspirespassionista.com for a riveting post about how I found inspiration from an ordinary item from the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage!

Here are a few more photographs…Photograph – I don’t want your Photograph – I don’t need your Photograph – All I’ve got is a photograph But it’s not enough…

Stay fabulous,

Abby Hat.

 

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