Throwback Thursday: 3 Best Outfits of Summer

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Woo hoo! It is ALMOST Friday–thank goodness *wink* I am so ready for the weekend because I am in dire need of a vintage movie binge + sleeping in!

This week for Thursday, I am throwing it back to the three best outfits of summer to keep our spirits filled with the essence of summer ♥ 

Throwback 1:

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This vintage kimono screams SUMMER with its bright colors and Hawaiian pattern. It is such a fun statement that always turns heads, so I, of course, had to include it in one of the best VIP summer ensembles *wink*

Click here for details + to see more photos.

Throwback 2:

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Pink! Pink! Pink! This pretty vintage piece is so bright and fun! While wearing it, all I want to do is skip through the tall grass and flowers *wink*

Click here for details + to see more photos.

Throwback 3:

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Hello, gorgeous! I love these three fabulous looks, so I had to keep them together *wink*

Click here for details + to see more photos.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

This Time Last Year (& the Year Before That)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Today is a bittersweet day because I just successfully completed my first year of college. It has been two wonderful semesters full of fabulous people, sleepless nights, and a lot of late-night coffee + snack runs–but I am so thankful and giddy to have freshman year over with *wink* 

I do not often get super personal on the blog–but don’t take it personal, y’all! My mom tells me all the time that I need to share more of myself with the world, but I have always been a little shy about my true self because my true self is a little bit “weird” *wink* but I feel that college is really helping me to open up more and blossom bigger and better. Gah…I wish my high school classes would have had “majors” where I got to go to class with people who were just as passionate about a subject as I was *wink* 

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Looking back on my freshman year, I am happy to say that I did not gain the “Freshman 15”. I honestly feared gaining those dreadful pounds because I am a “stress eater” and everyone from the neighbor to the stranger told me I would *wink* BUT I have actually lost ten pounds since the beginning of my first semester. *Fist in air* Thanks, Planet Fitness! 

Note: I lost weight in my goal to eat cleaner and healthier + exercise for stress relief and training for my first 5K. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease shortly before starting college, and I was determined to get healthier, so that I would physically feel better + feel better about myself when looking in the mirror. So far, the lifestyle changes are paying off :)

Speaking of “looking back”….let’s take a look back at what the VIP was doing this time last year…and the year before that *wink* Oh, goodness! How things change over time *wink* 

May 2012 | See original post here.
May 2012 | See original post here.
May 2013 | Entangled By the Norm--the first "open-hearted" blog post I wrote on VIP. Read it for yourself here.
May 2013 | Entangled By the Norm–the first “open-hearted” blog post I wrote on VIP. Read it for yourself here.
May 2013 | Interviewed renowned Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak
May 2013 | Interviewed renowned Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak. See the interview here.
Throwback blog from May 2014 about how "I used to pay with hugs". Check the post out here.
Throwback blog from May 2014 about how “I used to pay with hugs”. Check the post out here.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursdays: Leather Throwback

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Thursday, y’all! 

For this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I want to throw it back to three ways I have worn the maroon, American Eagle, leather jacket. Now, I have obviously worn it more than three ways, but for this particular blog, I picked out three of y’all’s favorites! How fun…right?!

Now, without further delay and distraction, let’s take a look at these fabulous throwback pictures and visit the blogs for all the details!

Most recent: "Foxy Lady"
Most recent: “Foxy Lady
"Little Green Dress Meets Leather"
Little Green Dress Meets Leather
"Pleather Leather"
Leather Meets Pleather

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Throwback Thursday: Artistic Blogs of the Past

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Hey y’all! 

After I published “Broken Bicycles” yesterday, I could not help but reminisce about some of my favorite artistic photo blogs….Want to Buy 97 Farms, Dirt Road Prayer, Got A Gun, and many more! While flashing back, I also discovered that there were a few pictures that did not make it to the blog…so I am going to share those with y’all TODAY on #ThrowbackThursday! Yep, that’s right…never-before-seen photos from some of the VIP’s most famous artistic photo shoots. *wink*

Now, y’all take a look at the following photos while I load another episode of The X-Files on Netflix *wink*

Want to Buy 97 Farms?

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Dirt Road Prayer

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Got a Gun

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Noteworthy Neon

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Perfect Pearls

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To see other VIP artistic blogs, click HERE.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Throwback Thursday: Interviewing Published Author Liza Elliot

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s Thursday…and y’all know what that means–it is time for me to throw it back to a fun and fabulous VIP blog moment! Yay!

To celebrate Liza Elliot’s newest book 30-A Super Club: The Cook Book, which was released earlier this summer, let’s take a look back at when I first met and interviewed the magnificent author! Click here to read interview.

ALSO, I just so happened to have run into Liza while shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham a little while ago–it was such a joy!  We chatted about the cookbook + a few upcoming projects on which she is working. Sh…I promised not to tell anyone *wink*

The VIP and Liza Elliot chatting at her cookbook signing at Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham.
The VIP and Liza Elliot chatting at her cookbook signing at Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham.
The VIP with Kaneshia Sims, the editor of Red PaSH Magazine at Liza Elliot's cookbook signing at S5A.
The VIP with Kaneshia Sims, the editor of Red PaSH Magazine, at Liza Elliot’s cookbook signing at S5A.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn