3 Ways to Wear a Pretty Pink Coat: Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Outfit 3)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Brr… Are y’all staying warm? It is somewhat warm here today; however, it might be bitter cold tomorrow. Who knows with Southern weather *wink* So, what does the VIP do in weather like this? Watch Psych, of course! I am so excited for another episode tomorrow! Whoo hoo!

To change up Outfit 2, trade pink cords for dark denim jeans, swap the red sweater for a chevron cardigan and matching tank, and last but not least, toss off the hat, and slip into a pair of pink kitten heels–tah dah! FAB-U-LOUS.

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Coat: Tommy Hilfiger, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Cardigan: Banana Republic

Jeans: Chip & Pepper, Belk (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: TWT Luncheon 2013

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Hello, my fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! It is that wonderful time of the week again…Weekly Whistle time! Whoop Whoop!

Brenda Caradine and Melissa Duncan at the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon at the Tampico Bay Restaurant in Columbus, Mississippi.
Brenda Caradine, Melissa Duncan, and the VIP at the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon at the Tampico Bay Restaurant in Columbus, Mississippi.

On August 27, I was invited by Brenda Caradine to attend the Tennessee Williams Tribute luncheon in Columbus, Mississippi. Mrs. Caradine not only manages the functions of the Tennessee Williams Tribute, but she also owns and operates the Amzi Love Lincoln Homes Bed and Breakfast with her husband, Sid Caradine (aka Captain Sid).

To learn more about the Amzi Love and Lincoln Homes, check out the VIP YouTube videos here:

  • Amzi Love Antebellum Home history, click here.
  • Amzi Love Home circa 1848, click here.
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Throwing it back to when I met Brenda Caradine for the first time….

I am so very thankful to have such a fabulous fan like Brenda Caradine–she has been with the VIP since the very beginning! Thank you, Miss Brenda, for not only supporting me, but also for pushing me to follow my dreams! I love you very much:) You are a tremendous fan!

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Want to learn more about the Tennessee Williams Tribute?  Check out all of the amazing write-ups by Real Media by clicking here.

Y’all are absolutely going to want to attend the Stella Shouting! The what? Exactly…go visit Real Media to find out more:)

 

Barbara Broach and I at the TWT luncheon at Tampico Bay in Columbus, MS.

Barbara Broach, Director of the Florence Alabama Arts & Museums, and I at the TWT luncheon at Tampico Bay in Columbus, MS.

 

Now, let’s see what fabulous frock the VIP wore! Come on, fashionistas, let’s go!

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Dress: Banana Republic

Belt: Anthropologie

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk

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To see more pictures from the 2013 TWT Luncheon, please visit the VIP Facebook page here.

Check out the Tennessee Williams Tribute on Facebook to keep up with upcoming events! Click here.

Like Real Media on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new article posts and events! Click here.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Abby Hathorn on “Talk of Alabama” on ABC33/40!

Sara McKnight, my lovely model for the TV segment, and I all dolled up and ready for "Talk of Alabama"! We both sported amazing fashions that are available at Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)!
Sara McKnight, my lovely model for the TV segment, and I all dolled up and ready for “Talk of Alabama”! We both sported amazing fashions that are available at Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)!

What the VIP Wore:

Dress: Parker (click for link to dress), Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Hat: Christine A. Moore, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

What Sara Wore:

Dress: Christian Siriano, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Hat: Christina A. Moore, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

I am so grateful to have had Sara modeling on the show this morning! So proud of the amazing job she did! Yay for Sara and Miss VIP!

Today was a very exciting day in the Hathorn house as the VIP was on “Talk of Alabama” on ABC 33/40! I barely slept a wink last night…amazing what a little Starbucks in the morning can do for your spirit! Anyway, I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to represent good teens all over the world today as I talked about my blog, why I started the VIP, and of course, spring fashions!

Now that I have had time to calm down and think about the segment…here are ten things I wish I would have said on live TV!

10 Things I Wish I Would Have, Could Have, or Should Have Said on Live TV:

(I am pretending that David Letterman from The Late Show is reading my top ten right now…yes, I would love to be on his show.)

10.  The pretty-in-pink Parker dress I wore was buttery soft; such a dream to wear!

9.  Sara’s beautiful pastel blue dress is perfect for Easter and the Kentucky Derby!

8. I wish I would have mentioned my newly started YouTube Channel

7.  Ziva (my Giant Schnauzer) would have really appreciated a shout out, according to the wonderful welcome I received when I got home!

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6.  I wish I would have thanked all of my tremendous fans and followers!

5.  I wish I would have explained the sponsorship of my blog better…but that is usually the job of my business manager!

4.  I wish I would have had time to tell everyone where to find me…

3.  I wish I would have answered the question “Where do you see yourself in ten years” better…I cannot think that far in advance very well…BUT in 5 years, I would like to be graduating from college with a degree in mass communications…let’s just say the “10 seconds left” thing freaked me out-no pressure!

2.  I wish I could have had more time to explain my top spring 2013 fashion trends…hmm future blog post? I think yes!

1.  I definitely should have said “Stay Fabulous”!

If you live outside of Alabama, no need to fear! You can still watch the VIP on TV by clicking here!

Cardigan: Banana Republic, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)Shirt: The Loft, Shops of Grand River (Leed, AL)Skirt: JCrewHeels: Nine West
Cardigan: Banana Republic, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)
Shirt: The Loft, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)
Skirt: JCrew
Heels: Nine West

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

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Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

BFW 2013 Kick Off Party at Gus Mayer

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Hello, hello, hello my fabulous fashionistas! Today, I have a fabulous event to tell y’all about-the 2013 Birmingham Fashion Week Kick Off Party! Oh, it was ever so amazing, and I met some spectacular people! So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP’s coverage of the BFW 2013 Kick Off Party at Gus Mayer (Birmingham-Summit location)!

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The lovely Leah Burns posing with a dashing fellow at the BFW kick off party.
The lovely Leah Burns posing with a dashing fellow at the BFW kick off party.
Getting to meet some of the models of BFW was super fun! They are all so glamorous!
Getting to meet some of the models of BFW was super fun! They are all so glamorous!
Krista Collins (principal of KC Projects) looked stunning in an all lace frock at the BFW Kick Off Party!
Krista Conlin (principal of KC Projects) looked stunning in an all lace frock at the BFW Kick Off Party!
Kimberly Strickland (on left) and Anna Marie Mobley Parish (on far right) looking fantastic at the kick off party.
Kimberly Strickland (on left) and Anna Marie Mobley Parish (on far right) looking fantastic at the kick off party.

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Doesn't Jeana Fleming, co-founder of Birmingham Fashion Week, look absolutely breathtaking in that superb neon dress and statement jewelry!
Doesn’t Jeana Fleming, co-founder of Birmingham Fashion Week, look absolutely breathtaking in that superb neon dress and statement jewelry!
We all loved Jeana's ensemble at the party! So fabulous!
We all loved Jeana’s ensemble at the party! So fabulous!
Kristen Ashley and I looking super cute at last night's event!
Kristen Ashley and I looking super cute at last night’s event!

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Brandon, Ellis, Abbey, and Michael were such fun BFW models to meet!
Brandon, Ellis, Abbey, and Michael were such fun BFW models to meet!

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Everyone, including the VIP, loved having their picture taken by Curtis B. Photos.
Everyone, including the VIP, loved having their picture taken by Curtis B. Photos.
Jeana Fleming. Heidi Elnora, Jeremy Stephens, and myself being glamorous while Curtis B. took our picture.
Jeana Fleming. Heidi Elnora, Jeremy Stephens, and myself being glamorous while Curtis B. took our picture.
Krista Collins, Jeana Fleming, Heidi Elnora, Jeremy Stephens, and I at the 2013 kick off party. Love the tremendous people of BFW!
Krista Conlin, Jeana Fleming, Heidi Elnora, Jeremy Stephens, and I at the 2013 kick off party. Love the tremendous people of BFW!

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Jeremy Stephens and I just being fabulous.
Jeremy Stephens and I just being fabulous.
Jonathan Shalon Ballard rocked an awesome pair of cobalt blue trousers topped off with a black vest at the 2013 BFW kick off party!
Jonathan Shalon Ballard rocked an awesome pair of cobalt blue trousers topped off with a black vest at the 2013 BFW kick off party!
The VIP was pleased to meet Jeana Fleming's sister and mom at the party. They all dress so amazing!
The VIP was pleased to meet Jeana Fleming’s sister and mom at the party. They all dress so amazing!
Live models showing off the wonderful fashions at Gus Mayer.
Live models showing off the wonderful fashions at Gus Mayer.

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Spotted Mary-Margaret McCord, Miss Alabama USA, at the Birmingham Fashion Week Kick Off Party. Doesn't she look truly stunning posing with BFW models!
Spotted Mary-Margaret McCord, Miss Alabama USA, at the Birmingham Fashion Week Kick Off Party. Doesn’t she look truly stunning posing with BFW models!

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Having fun with statement hats at the 2013 BFW kick off party at Gus Mayer! I am thinking the VIP needs to take a shopping spree to Gus Mayer!
Having fun with statement hats at the 2013 BFW kick off party at Gus Mayer! I am thinking the VIP needs to take a shopping spree to Gus Mayer!
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Jonathan Thomas Croy (Winner of the BFW 2012 Model Competition) and I at the 2013 kick off party. He wore a dashing vintage button up that the VIP simply adored!
The fashions being modeled at Gus Mayer were to die for!
The fashions being modeled at Gus Mayer were to die for!

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To see more photos from this event, check out my Facebook page www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista as well as the BFW Facebook page and Curtis B. Photos!

Find out more about the founders of Birmingham Fashion Week, Heidi Elnora and Jeana Fleming! VIP Interview with Heidi, click here. VIP Interview with Jeana, click here.

To learn more about Birmingham Fashion Week, take a gander at their website: www.bhamfashionweek.com. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week, click here.

Like BFW on Facebook to keep up with the latest media coverage and runway updates! www.facebook.com/bhamfashionweek

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bhamfashionweek HASHTAG: BFW2013

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If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section! www.realstorypublishing.com

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

Like the VIP on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news and sneak peeks! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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TWITTER: www.twitter.com/abbysauce_

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/vintagepassionista

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What the VIP Wore:

Cardigan: Banana Republic

Dress: Banana Republic

Heels: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Purse: London Fog

Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry handmade by Rachel Leathers

Stone Ring: Beadsoul handmade by Lisa Hamilton

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn