Throwback Thursday: Escapade Back In Time…

Photographer: Kevin Walker www.KWalkerPhotography.com
Photographer: Kevin Walker
www.KWalkerPhotography.com

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP for Throwback Thursday!

Today, we are going on an escapade *cue Janet Jackson’s Escapade* back in time–I have had Janet Jackson stuck in my head since early this morning…*cue Rhythm Nation* Oh, it was such a fun ride to the movie set–or at least it was for me…I cannot speak for everyone else in the car *wink*  I digres…back to why we are adventuring back in time!

I recently entered REDBOOK  “Real Women Style Awards,” and to celebrate TBT, I want to share with y’all five of the ten outfits I submitted. Hopefully, the VIP will be one of the top 25 finalists…*fingers crossed* BUT we will not know until April 8th…Soooo while we wait, let’s take a look at these five throwback outfits *wink* 

Ah...this look has me so ready for summer! Do y'all remember this cute outfit from the VIP Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer series?
Ah…this look has me so ready for summer! Do y’all remember this cute outfit from the VIP Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer series?
Ah! Another way to wear the yellow dress! I think I might have to pull that dress out of the closet ASAP! :)
Ah! Another way to wear the yellow dress! I think I might have to pull that dress out of the closet ASAP! :)
Hello, mixing patterns! Don't y'all just love this preppy patterned look from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge!
Hello, mixing patterns! Don’t y’all just love this preppy patterned look from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge!
Oh, this dress has me flashing back to many wonderful events like the Birmingham Fashion Week Kick Off Party 2013 and the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon 2013!
Oh, this dress has me flashing back to many wonderful events like the Birmingham Fashion Week Kick Off Party 2013 and the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon 2013!
And... fifth outfit I am going to show y'all is from my photo shoot with Birmingham photographer Kevin Walker. Oh, this look has me ready for a night out in The Magic City!
I love this dress and the photo shoot with Birmingham photographer Kevin Walker. Oh, this look has me ready for a night out in The Magic City!

To see the other five outfits I submitted to REDBOOK’s “Real Women Style Awards,” please click here, and be sure to share your favorites to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! Also, let me know which outfit is your favorite by commenting on this blog post or on the VIP Facebook page :)

Special shout out to my Paw Riley and Maw Maw for coming to visit and have lunch with me after filming. Love y'all so much:)
Special shout out to my Paw Riley and Maw Maw for coming to visit and having lunch with me after filming. Love y’all so much:)

Now, I am off to study my script! *phew* Actually, I think I am going to take a little nap first *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: The Final Look

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Hello, my fabulouses! Today is the last outfit of the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge *sad face*…That’s okay, do not cry! Tomorrow, the VIP will be kicking off the “Lucky 13” series! The what? huh? Hmm…I guess you will have to come back tomorrow to see:)

Need to catch up on the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge outfits? Click here to view the category’s archives.

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The furbabies, Mattie and Ziva, decided they wanted to be models too. How precious are they!

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

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

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

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Shoes: Korks, Belk

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Accessories:

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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BLOOPER: Ziva decided she was done "modeling" for the day.  Ziva: "I am done! Can I have my treat now?"
BLOOPER: Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) and Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) decided they were finished “modeling” for the day.
Ziva: “I am done! Can I have my treat now?”
Love my Giant Schnauzer, Ziva! Sappy dog momma moment: Ziva holds the key to my heart:)
Love my Giant Schnauzer, Ziva! Sappy dog momma moment: Ziva holds the key to my heart:)

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Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Weekly Whistle Taking Care of Business

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Hello, my fabulouses! This spectacular J.Crew outfit is perfect for taking care of business! Speaking of taking care of business….I think I am going to sing a little tune…I honestly cannot resist.

“You get up every morning from your ‘larm clock’s warning. Take the 8:15 into the city. There’s a whistle up above, and people pushin’, people shovin’, and the girls who try to look pretty….Taking care of business (every day). Taking care of business (every way). I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine). Taking care of business and working overtime…” (Taking Care of Business by B.T.O.)

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

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

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

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Outfitted in the Wilderness

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This photo shoot was a bit of an adventure! Climbing up on that slick, rocky ledge and standing in the chilly, running water were not the easiest things to do in heels. Hey, a fashionista has to do, what a fashionista has to do for the perfect photo :)

NEW ITEM ALERT: BURGUNDY AND PINK COLOR BLOCK TEE.

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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: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

(get the look here)

Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Shoes: BCBG, Belk

BEHIND THE SCENES: Changing shoes for another outfit in the mosquito-invested woods? Absolutely. Thank goodness for photo shoot assistants!
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Changing shoes for another outfit in the mosquito-invested woods? Absolutely. Thank goodness for photo shoot assistants!
BEHIND THE SCENES: Dad (aka Photographer # 1) and the VIP getting ready to take pictures.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Dad (aka Photographer # 1) and the VIP getting ready to take pictures.
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It wouldn’t be a good photo shoot, if there were not some silly test shots somewhere…here…in the wilderness…

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt

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Hello, my fabulouses! On the blog today…comfy meets cute–the city sweatshirt meets the floral pencil skirt. As the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge progresses, my obsession for the city sweatshirt and vibrant pencil skirt is growing. So naturally, I had to pair them together! This look is perfect for weekend activities–from dinner with friends to movies with a cutie.

If you missed ways to dress this pencil skirt up for the office, no need to fear! Please click here and here for examples.

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Sweatshirt: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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

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Hair Sticks: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

(get the look here)

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Wristlet: Coach, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Are you looking for a way to stretch your fashion dollar? Check out my Grand Haul Girl video “Transition to Fall” for The Outlet Shops of Grand River! (see video above)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn