30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Bright Florals

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Hello, my fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog for the 5th outfit of the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge! Who is excited to see a new mix? Oh, I know I am super ready! So, without further ado, I introduce to y’all a fabulous floral pencil skirt paired with a popping pink V-neck tee!

Click here and here to see two more ways I have styled this super bright pink V-neck!

Wait! Wait! Before I show y’all the outfit…what do y’all think of that gorgeous vintage 1964 Buick Skylark? Man…that car is such a dream… “Get out of my dreams, and into my car!” Okay. Now, let’s get fabulous and see what the outfit of the day is!

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Skirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Necklace: Avon

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

IMG_2698To see more photos from this lovely photo shoot, please visit the VIP Facebook page! www.facebook.com/vintagepassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Accessories make all the difference!

My grandmother's 1964 dress and the jewelry she wore with it.

I finally found time to put together different ways to wear the 1964 dress…The bear investigation, the weather, DIYs, and other whatnots have held my attention lately…

 Today, I want to show how accessories make all the difference when putting together outfits! It is easy to look classy and vintage or comfortable and cute…accessories are a crucial part of every outfit!

Cobalt blue is a fun and fabulous color that pops against this light pink dress!
I WANT YOU TO ACCESSORIZE.
Don't you just love Peeps??? Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection
Is there anything better than pink and black?? Oo la la!
Every fashionista needs a simple black belt, black statement jewelry, and sexy black shoes!
Shoes: Kenzie Girl, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection.
TIP: Don't be afraid of color! Dare to stand out and be different!
"I believe in pink...I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." -Audrey Hepburn

V.I.P. TIP: When shopping thrift store/vintage shopping, look for simple lines and neutral colors that can be easily accessorized.

This spring, I would like to challenge you to invest in fabulous and classic statement jewelry! (Pssstt….don’t tell my deddy, but I did a little statement jewelry shopping on Etsy last week…I will be sharing my fantastic finds with you soon………….)

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V.I.P. Special Event: MAC

MAC is an acronym for "Makeup Art Cosmetics".

The MAC event was one of the most darling things I have attended thus far on my V.I.P. adventures. It was such an honor to be invited  to blog about this makeup extravaganza! Watching the makeup artists show off their impressive skills was fabo! “Look here. U got the look (U got the look). U must’a took (U must’a took). A whole hour just 2 make up your face, baby” Oh excuse me… U Got the Look by Prince just totally had to be sung there…while I am off topic…I gave up fried foods for Lent this year…oh, how I love fried chicken sandwiches from Jack’s…don’t judge me!

Khaliah, the manager of MAC in Trussville, working on a client.

You might be wondering how MAC was started…well, in 1984 two men by the names of Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo put their heads together and decided to found a fantastical cosmetics business. Frank Toskan was a legit fashion photographer and makeup artist, and Frank Angelo was the owner of a chain of hair salons. With both men having a marvelous knowledge and experience with makeup, fashion, and hair, their business was destined to succeed. Frank and Frank wanted to design a line of products that would not only appeal to the unique needs of professional makeup artists, but also one that would be diverse enough to stay “in style” forever…and ever…and ever…(I whispered that…Oh, how I love iCarly…)

One of the most interesting things I ascertained with my computer while researching the history of MAC was the establishment of the MAC AIDS Fund, which provides help to men and women that are living with AIDS. All the proceeds from their “Viva Glam” collection goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund…how inspiring…

MAC cosmetics has a plethora of different shades of eyeshadows and lipsticks! This is anything but mundane!

This exclusive MAC event was held at the Belk in Trussville, Alabama by appointment only. These incredible ladies adroitly created personalized looks for each customer. As I watched the artists perform their magic, I was amazed! Michelle, who helped me pick out my makeup, shared with me a little secret about the brush they all adore and use for everything! Please see picture below… as I said before, it is a secret…”secret…. agent….man….” that’s all the words I know…I don’t even know who sings it, and I don’t feel like looking it up right now…because I really want a Jack’s chicken sandwich, but I gave that up for Lent…I’m…I’m okay with that…

 

Michelle posing with the "superhero brush"

I had such a great time talking to these MAC girls. What a privilege watching them in action! They all called each other Boo…how precious!

An absolutely gorgeous job by Joy!

The purpose of this MAC event was to  introduce the new limited edition line of blushes, lipsticks, nail polishes, and eyeshadows…I am the proud owner of  Optmistic Orange blush and So Vain lipstick, which is part of this limited edition line. The theme of this event was “vintage”–perfect for a V.I.P. They all looked so adorable! I wish I could have gotten a picture with all them; however, my goodness, they were sooooo busy with clients! I shall have to visit them again soon…I can always come up with an excuse to go to Belk;)

Kim explaining makeup application to one of her clients.

At Birmingham Fashion Week this year, MAC artists worked exclusively backstage! I have to give them props for a wonderful job! I cannot wait for Birmingham Fashion Week 2013!

Below are some of my favorite pictures I took at the MAC event…Hope you enjoy!:)

Joyce showing off her beautiful customer after she had created her a new look! Such a magnificent job!
Khaliah consulting a client.

Part of the limited edition collection...isn't that a fabulous ad picture!

eyeshadow out the wazoo...oh, how I love MAC!
 
 
Wouldn't you like one of each?
 
 
This is makeup paradise...
 
 
Me in the1964 dress I have been telling you all about! (Taken by my mom...Bless.)

Remember when I told you guys I was going to show off pictures of me in the 1964 dress…Well, it is a verbose and humorous story involving torrential rains, a bad hair day, and aching feet…It was a hapless day; however, from it was born a brilliant idea for a blog…I will not get into the details, but it involves an abundance of shoes and accessories… I want to apologize for my mom’s poor photography skills… Bless… she is a great artist, but she cannot take a decent picture to save her life…sorry,  Mom.

I am wearing Rachel Leathers's Oscar Loves Boho Chic earrings which will be gifted at the Academy Awards 2012. It is one of several styles being gifted at the 2012 GBK Prodcutions Luxury Gift Lounge in honor of the Academy Awards.

Next time, I will be blogging about my interview with Rachel Leathers, owner of Hearts of Stone Jewelry! Rachel is a part of The Artisan Group and has made jewelry for charity and celebrity events. I feel like such a celeb wearing them…I am so pumped up about sharing Rachel Leathers’s interview and pictures because she is truly extraordinary!

Thanks&Hugs

Abby Hathorn

Follow me on twitter @Abbysauce_ and on Instagram @vintagepassionista

Work cited: http://www.moderncosmetics.com/how-was-mac-cosmetics-started-the-history-of-mac-cosmetics

 

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Peek Inside the Trussville Antique Mall

These are so adorable. I promise you can find almost anything at the Trussville Antique Mall in Alabama.

The Trussville Antique Mall in Alabama is open seven days a week. There is no way to explain the awesomeness of  this place…you will just have to see it for yourself!  As a vintage passionista, I enjoy going because I never know what cool, unique treasures that I will find.  The shop owners do a fantastic job of displaying their wonderful collections…making you want to linger there all afternoon…

The Trussville Antique Mall is home to the Fabric House which is owned by Bradley Leonard. If you are looking for gorgeous fabrics at a reasonable price, this is the place to go! Check out the Fabric House’s facebook page!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fabric-House-Trussville-Alabama/293850717333766?sk=wall

Now, I would like to share a  sneak peek inside the Trussville Antique Mall…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Check out the Trussville Antique Mall on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000517069072 They are currently working on creating a new facebook page, but you can still send a friend request for this one.

Also, check out Vintage Ruby Designs’s facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Vintage-Ruby-Designs/195459720535156 Vintage Ruby Designs is a interior design and home furnishing company. It has these incredible tobacco baskets from South Carolina that are wonderful wall art pieces.

Babee B Poshe will be opening March 3rd. It is going to be an adorable place to shop for all things baby…

To discover new ways to display many of your new found treasures,visit Oh So Shabby by Debbie Reynolds. http://www.facebook.com/debbieerey1?ref=ts&sk=wall

Next time, I will be blogging about the happenings at the MAC event (remember…that’s the 1964 dress…) I got to spend several hours with the most incredible makeup artists!

Thanks&Hugs

Abby Hathorn

 

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