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Hello, VIP readers! I have a fabulous event to tell y’all about that is happening at The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, Alabama! The Outlet Shops of Grand River are holding the Spring Out event Friday, April 19 – Earth Day (Monday, April 22). At the Spring Out event, everyone is encouraged to kick off spring by donating gently used items to King’s Home, which is “an organization that gives hope to youth, women, and children seeking refuge from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and other difficult circumstances.” (press release)

The first 1,000 people to donate ten or more items will receive a $25.00 gift card to The Outlet Shops of Grand River, and everyone who gives ten or more items will receive exclusive sales and discounts with participating stores. All items donated at the Spring Out event will be given to the King’s Home organization. “It is simple! Clean out for the greater good,” states Roslyn Rodda, Manager for Marketing and Tourism at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Roslyn Rodda about the spectacular Spring Out event this weekend. Rosyln has me super pumped for the Spring Out at The Outlet Shops of Grand River! Oh, I do not think it gets any better than helping those in need by cleaning out the closet for spring!  BONUS:  getting exclusive store discounts and deals and gaining room in the closet!

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  • What inspired The Outlet Shops of Grand River to partner with King’s Home for the Spring Out event?

“We love being involved with our community! There is not anything better than the rewarding feeling of helping others,” says Roslyn Rodda, Manager for Marketing and Tourism.

  • Being that there are other organizations out there, what made King’s Home stand out?

“King’s Home is a local organization that takes in families. They not only clothe and feed those in need, but they also provide a sense of hope to struggling families,” states Rodda “They do not turn away donations! King’s Home gets creative with things they are given, and it is a great organization with whom we are delighted to partner.”

  • What stores are participating in the exclusive sales and discounts?

“Over half of our stores are participating,” says Roslyn Rodda

·         10% off one item-Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Chico’s Outlet, Easy Spirit Outlet

·         15% off one item-Jockey, Johnston & Murphy Factory Store, Le Creuset, LOFT Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

·         20% off one item-Aeropostale, Allen Edmonds Outlet, Bass-G.H. Bass & Co., Book Warehouse, Carters babies and kids, The Children’s Place Outlet, Dressbarn, GOLDTOE, Hanesbrands, Learning Express Toys, The Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store, OshKosh B’gosh, Red Mango, Van Heusen, VF Outlet

·         Banana Republic Factory Store- 10% off $100 purchase

·         Bose Factory Store- 10% off any single factory renewed item

·         Talbots- $20 off $100 purchase

·         Lane Bryant – 20% off entire purchase

  • Out of all the shops, which ones will have the best sales and discounts for this weekend long event?

“Lane Bryant is having a sale of 20% off your entire purchase-this a great deal! We also have several stores participating in the event giving 20% off one item. There are so many great deals, and it is for a great cause,” says Roslyn Rodda, Manager for Marketing and Tourism at The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Whoo! Let us all head down to The Outlet Shops of Grand River for some shopping fun! Do not forget to bring your gently used items to donate to King’s Home so that you can qualify for the special shopping discounts and deals with participating stores!

For more information on this event and specific items to donate, visit The Shops of Grand River’s website!

http://www.shopsofgrandriver.com/

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Whoo Hoo! The Makeup tutorial videos are on YouTube! Learn how to apply gel eyeliner, prevent the horrid orange makeup ring, and much more with tutorials straight from professional makeup artist, Jamie Gummere! Featured Makeup: Bobbi Brown, Filmed on Location: Gus Mayer–Birmingham, Alabama

www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

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Come out to Gus Mayer April 18-19 to meet designer Hilton Hollis! You can also shop his Fall 2013 Collection “The Exoskeleton”! The VIP is so excited to meet Hilton Hollis and interview him for the YouTube channel!  I cannot wait to see y’all there!

http://www.hiltonhollis.com/fashion/

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Continue your adventure at Gus Mayer April 18th! Get pampered with me at the Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out event at Gus Mayer Thursday, April 18! Oh, it is going to be so much fun–y’all are not going to want to miss it! For even more information on this event, visit their Facebook page below!

www.facebook.com/gusmayerbham

www.gusmayer.com

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Necklace: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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