New Year’s Resolution to Make Three Ways to Wear Even Better

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It’s a new year, and as I have talked about this week, I am making changes to better myself physically and spiritually…BUT–it can’t be all about me *wink*

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

Just as I am going to be going improving myself over the next year, I am going to be improving the blog. Over the past year, I have neglected poor, little VIP because I let the stresses of college and everyday life get in the way; however, I am not going to let that stop me in 2016! Three Ways to Wear will be absolutely better than ever with epic accessory challenges, new apparel, and more how-to-wear tips! I want to get back to the way things used to be on VIP with awesome pictures, wild-card outfits, and fun-loving “dance parties” where I play DJ for a day *wink* So, I am telling y’all this so that someone will hold me accountable! I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep *whispers to herself* Should I have made that a personal New Year resolution? Hmm… Yes–definitely, definitely should *big smile*

Throwback to one of the first VIP Three Ways to Wear posts EVER! *gasp* I still have that skirt too *wink* Maybe...just maybe it will make a reappearance in 2016...Hmmm...
Throwback to one of the first VIP Three Ways to Wear posts EVER! *gasp* I still have that skirt too *wink* Maybe…just maybe it will make a reappearance in 2016…Hmmm…

Now, I am off to plan some awesome new photo shoots + prepare for the epic Letter From the Editor post that will be live tomorrow *happy dance* Also…I have to go the gym because it’s a new year, a new me, and I just made a promise to myself (and the World Wide Web) that I would make a resolution to keep more promises *wink*). 

What is your favorite Three Ways to Wear post? Check out the archives here and let the VIP know on Facebook or Twitter!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Ringing in the New Year | Hello, 2016!

Happy New Year

HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR, Y’ALL!

Oh, my my my! I can hardly believe it–2015 is almost over, and we are all getting ready to ring in 2016! Goodness gracious! It feels like just yesterday we were watching the ball drop for 2015! Hmm…I guess the old cliche is true–time really does fly when you’re having fun! *wink*

2015 has been an awesome year–one for the books! The year has been jam-packed with lots of awesome things (and some not-so-awesome things) that have helped fill the pages of my imaginary scrapbook *wink* From interviewing The Beekman Boys and John & Whitney Spinks to getting accepted (with a transfer scholarship) to Emory & Henry College, I am excited to say that 2015 has been a good year on and off the VIP blog!

Sure–there are always hiccups and bumps in the road, but it’s important not to dwell on the negatives because, after all, it is (almost) a new year! We have new and exciting and positively wonderful things to look forward to, and we don’t need to focus on the not-so-great things like unfortunate fender benders, slacking on social media promotions, and how the weather is like a guy in a Katy Perry song *cue Hot n Cold*

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Now, to ring in the brand new year, what do y’all say we review the most popular and most fabulous VIP posts of 2015?! DJ–hit the music *wink*

Most-viewed posts of 2015–

1. Modeling Shoot: The Modern Day Jack & Diane

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2. VIP Interview: John & Whitney Spinks of HGTV’s Flipping the Block

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3. VIP Home: Color-Staining Concrete Pavers (DIY Patio Project)

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4. Weekly Whistle: Dreaming of a Safari Adventure

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5. Weekly Whistle: A Southern Belle in the Snow

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In other 2015 news…

 In addition to some awesome blog posts + interviews, I had the opportunity to interview Tracie Potts from NBC on my college’s student-produced television series Direction: Northeast. (I did several more of these interviews, but they are not avaliable on YouTube yet…So y’all will just have to wait to watch until 2016 *wink*)

As mentioned earlier in this re-cap blog post, I was also admitted into Emory & Henry College for my junior year! Goodness–I can’t believe that I will be graduating with my Associate of Science Degree in Broadcasting in May from Northeast State Community College! *happy dance*

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Oh–and how can I forget…I TURNED 20! *I may be two decades old, but I wish I still had the responsibilities of a 10 year old *wink*

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ALSO in 2015, this blonde experimented with hair color! Remember that time I was a temporary ginger *wink*

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AND LAST but definitely not least, in 2015 I started a new creative journey by hand-making bracelets and selling them on Etsy! Please give my shop BlueGrits a view or two and shop around :) Click the banner to shop.

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Now, I will say good-bye until next year *wink* I hope all of you have a fabulously fun and safe New Years celebration! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn