Three Ways to Wear the Deals You Got at Gabe’s


One thing I absolutely LOVE is a good deal–I mean, who doesn’t?! *wink* So, when I went shopping at the grand opening of Gabe’s in Johnson City, Tennessee, I was in heaven! There were so many fabulous items for fabulous prices that it was hard to choose which items I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Honestly, I would have added SO many more; however, I kept myself on a budget just to see what all I could get *wink*


For just $50, I walked away with three of the items in this blog post–a blazer, printed shorts, and a Vince Camuto blouse (originally $129–got it for $24.99). AHH! I still cannot believe I got a Vince Camuto blouse for over $100 off! 

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at three ways to wear the deals you can get at Gabe’s! It’s “unbelievable!” See what I did there *wink, wink* *nudge, nudge*

Look 1:

Wild Card

professional pattern-clasher

One thing I love about discount department stores like Gabe’s is there is such a wild variety of clothes–patterns, styles, brands, etc. It makes it SO EASY to find and put together wild-card outfits like this one. Even if a piece you love is a season behind, you can easily mix it with new items or items you already own to create a funky outfit that fits your awesome fashion sense! It’s all about wearing the ensemble with confidence!

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Jacket: Gabe’s (Johnson City)

Tank: Express 

Shorts: Gabe’s (Johnson City)

Wedges: Lucky Brand, Belk 

Handbag: Issac Mizarhi, Gabe’s (Johnson City)

Earrings: BluGertrude, Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Look 2: 

College Casual

Being in college, I have had to learn how to blend casual and comfort with cute and dressy. So, for this look, I combined a super soft Explore Downtown Johnson City graphic tee (get your own here!) with printed shorts + wedges and layered accessories to create a college-town look with a dressier vibe. 

TIP: The key to mastering College Casual is accessorizing. A little arm candy can go a LONG way when trying to step-up the look of a basic, comfy outfit.

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Tee: Explore Downtown Johnson City

Shorts: Gabe’s (Johnson City)

Wedges: Blowfish, Marshall’s (Bristol, TN)

Arm candy: BlueGrits, Etsy

Sunglasses: Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses Hut

Look 3:

Red-Hot Night Out

My initial thought when I spotted this fabulously flowy top on the rack at Gabe’s was I would wear the blouse with skinny jeans and probably boots; however, once I decided it was meant to be mine *wink* and I brought it home…I had another idea. Now, wearing this blouse with black shorts is NOT rocket science; however, it gives the blouse a whole new look. Instead of the blouse being sexy, it is now more sassy and fun–like for a red-hot, girls’ night out *wink*

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Blouse: Vince Camuto, Gabe’s (Johnson City)

Shorts: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign, Etsy

Bracelets: BlueGrits, Etsy


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Weekly Whistle: Head-to-Toe Blush | Monochromatic Pastel


Just like Audrey Hepburn, I, too, believe in pink.

Pink is such a ladylike color that can capture the attention of any bystander in such an elegant yet sexy way. It is a subtle wow-factor and showcases strength, style and a little bit of sass *wink*

When I was younger, I was never a huge fan of pink because in my stubborn tomboy ways, I was convinced that pink was a “weak” color because only “girly girls” wore pink; however, as I have gotten older, I have realized that pink is anything but weak–it is strength. Pink possesses a special power unlike any other color. It has the ability to make people smile and feel happy even on the darkest of days + it can be classy, sexy and professional all at the same time.

So, for this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, I want to show off a sweet head-to-toe blush ensemble + give y’all a few tips on how YOU can pull off such a look! Let’s get to it *wink*

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Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Bracelet: BlueGrits

Earrings: BluGertrude


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP on the go! Again…


Hello guys and dolls! Today is yet another VIP on the go! We are headed to Jackson, Mississippi and it’s quite a little drive so I wanted to be super comfortable and super cute! So how can u wear cute heels and dressy tops and still be comfortable?! Well, that’s what I am going to show y’all on “VIP on the go! Again…”


Top: Deep South Pout
Shorts: JCrew
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Hat: BluGertrude @ Deep South Pout

This outfit is perfect for long car rides and walking around outlet malls because it is comfy yet you look fabulous!


PS: these lucky brand heels are the most comfortable heels I've ever worn! They are soooo amazing!

I hope you all have enjoyed this short blog and don't forget to like me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

Twitter: @Abbysauce_
Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hat.

Deep South Pout Y’all!

A coupon in honor of me?? Oh, thank you very much Rachel Leathers:)

I would like to start out by saying that I have a coupon named after me…yes, a coupon! You can go to Rachel Leathers’s Etsy shop and order yourself something cute in honor of the VIP herself! The 20% off coupon code is: ABBYvip

For your convenience, here is the link to Rachel Leathers’s Etsy shop!-

I hate those “reality” TV shows that give Southern gals a bad name…I assure you this Southern chick isn’t ridin’ around in a big truck in the mud…oooo….speaking of mud! I would really love to go to the spa right now…I certainly do not wear camo’ everywhere….everyday….all the time…Oh! Don’t even get me started on the song Red Solo Cup…I abhor that repugnant song so freakin’ much…there aren’t even words to describe how livid I become when I hear it….well, there are…..but sweet Southern girls should NOT use them…at least that’s what my mom told me…

Deep South Pout is a Southern treat of a store that is boho, gypsy, sassy, and totally trendy! Deep South Pout is located in Starkville and Columbus, Mississippi. It gives any girl the ability to beat the summer heat while look classy and adorable!

In this blog, I will be sharing with y’all the incredibly cute things my sweet deddy (No, I have not been misspelling that…it is daddy with an “e” instead of an “a” pronounced DEAD-DEE) allowed me to purchase at Deep South Pout!

Lace top: The Limited
Hat: BluGertrude, bought at the glamorous Deep South Pout
Shorts: Deep South Pout
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Photo taken in the historical city of Columbus, Mississippi at the first home of Tennessee Williams.
Hat made by BluGertrude! I absolutely adore this hat, the colors, the flowers, everything! You can purchase BluGertude accessories at Deep South Pout stores!
This dress from DSP is full of vibrant spring colors allowing a girl to stand out, yet be conservative!
Be yourself, stay beautiful, and wear Deep South Pout:)

Every fashionista should own a precious statement this owl dress!
The architecture and history of Columbus, Mississippi is rich and fascinating!
Oh, how I just love the Blues...BB King, sing it for me!

I have a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ to share with you guys about Deep South Pout that is going to make you want to pack your bags and head to Columbus/Starkville Mississippi just to shop at the fabulous Deep South Pout:) Here is just a tiny peek inside of the Columbus store!

Jada (on left), Nicole, part-owner (in middle), and me at the Columbus location. Aren't they just adorable!

See, I told you Deep South Pout had some FABULOUS things! I will be out of town for a few days, but the next blog will be a….waittttt for ittttttttt (Phsych quote)….It’s a secret:) I can’t tell you! You will just have to stay tuned to the VIP blog to find out:)

Check out Deep South Pout’s website…

You can follow Deep South Pout on Twitter @deepsouthpout

Like them on facebook!

You can also follow them on Pinterest!

Also, check out BluGertrude on facebook!

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Feel free to leave comments or email me if you have any ideas for future blogs or things you would like to see on the VIP blog! Everyone's support is much appreciated! I love every single one of you:)

Be yourself&Stay Beautiful,

Abby Hat.