Weekly Whistle: Versona Fall Shopping Experience

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With a new fashion season upon us, it is time to shop for new wardrobe staples. *happy dance*

In a recent stylish adventure, I worked with Versona to talk about the release of their FIRST-EVER online look book + to shop around and blog about my experience. While wandering around at the Versona at The Pinnacle in Bristol, I found the MOST AMAZING ensemble to kick off fall, and I am so excited to share it with y’all!

So, without further ado, take a look at the outfit photos below + check out the slideshow at the bottom to see photos of my absolutely fabulous shopping fun at Versona! ALSO…You’ll probably want to look up a Versona nearest you (OR SHOP ONLINE) because this year’s pieces are absolutely AMAZING! *wink*

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Blouse: Versona

Skirt: Versona

Shoes: DSW

Earrings: BluKatDesign

Bracelet: Beauty In Stone

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BE SURE TO STAY TUNED TO THE VIP INSTAGRAM TOMORROW TO SEE A FABULOUS PAIR OF EARRINGS FROM VERSONA *WINK* I CAN’T SPILL ALL THE FASHION BEANS AT ONCE, Y’ALL! img_4003

Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hathorn

Fabulous Finds Friday: My Fav Fall Bootie for 2014!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew! What a long week it has been…My, my, I am so glad that it is Friday because that means the weekend is finally here, and I finally get to share the baddest, coolest, fall-est bootie with y’all! *wink*

While shopping in Birmingham last weekend, I went into DSW on a mission to find fall shoes because wearing open-toe wedges in twenty-degree weather does not sound very appealing *wink* So, I told myself to focus. *deep breath* After lots of gorgeous distractions and trying on lots of booties, I found the perfect pair! Ah–I was so excited that I could have danced a jig in the middle of the store! Not only are these Kork-Ease booties fantastically comfy, they are also neutrally classic for fall. I can go from coffee meeting to girls’ night out in a snap in these cutie pies. Oh, I cannot envision myself ever throwing them out :) Thanks, Kork-Ease, for always being the VIP’s favorite go-to comfort (and cute!) shoe :)

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I am head over heels for these!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: College Orientation Outfit + Beauty Giveaway

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Yesterday, I attended freshman orientation at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee, and it was absolutely amazing! I got my fall term schedule…my student ID…and a microwave from my mom and dad for tackling orientation sans parents.

The Northeast State Blountville campus is so beautiful and  full of wonderful professors + it has a killer Mass Communications and Theater department…the more I talk about it, the more excited I become. Whoo hoo–E! News or Vogue here I come *wink* 

Okay, that is enough college chat–there will be plenty of time for that once fall term rolls around *wink* Now, let’s take a look at the outfit details about what I wore to college orientation + why it works. 

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Blouse: Deep South Pout

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

Belt: American Eagle

Sandals: Born, DSW (Birmingham, Alabama)

Why it works:

This outfit worked perfectly for college orientation because it was comfy yet totally cute. I could have worn Nike shorts and a tank top and would have been comfortable, BUT I wanted to make a fashionable impression. And what better way is there to do that than by dressing cutely in bright hues! *wink*

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 WAIT BEFORE YOU GO! 

Guess what?! The VIP has a spectacular surprise beauty giveaway happening RIGHT NOW on the VIP Facebook page! Click here for more details and to enter! Good luck!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Scrapbook: DSW Shoe Love Party with B-Metro Magazine

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Special thanks to the VIP fans who tuned in for the live blogging/social media broadcast of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham!  It was so much fun getting to work with B-Metro Magazine and Erica Bunker of D.I.Y. Style for this shoe-tacular event, and I am so pumped that I was able to share it with all of you…LIVE! I mean, come on…how fabulous was that?!

Now, I want to share with y’all the shoe-tacular (I just love that word! Don’t you think I should submit it to Merriam-Webster Dictionary *wink*) photos I was not able to tweet and post during the live event–because there is only so much time in a few hours *wink* So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine!

My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don't we look super fierce!
My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don’t we look super fierce!

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Of course, I had to stop to take a thumbs up mirror picture...but unfortunately, this pic did not make it out to social media. *wink*
Of course, I had to stop and take a thumbs up mirror picture :)
Live-styling was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*
Live-styling with such fabulous items from DSW was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*

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I loved these black-and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the casual and dressy look videos:)
I loved the black and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the videos:)
A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I wanted to take home the black and gold looks I live-styled! Hm...DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*
A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I totally loved the black and white with a touch of gold looks I styled with DSW accessories! Hm…DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*
A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)
A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)
The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party. I love the way the colorful scarf POPS up against the black:)
The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party were so glam! DSW has such fabulous purses, scarves, and shoes…y’all must hurry to your nearest DSW and see for yourselves :)
This photo made it to the VIP Twitter; however, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may just make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*
This photo made it to the VIP Twitter but, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*
NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE.
NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE. #PurseAddict #ForTheLoveOfMint
DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes and such little time!
DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes in an array of colors and styles :)
Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes...it's true--and they are super cute hats!
Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes…it’s true–and they are super cute hats!
Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!
Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!

Before I sign off, here is a slideshow of more random snapshots from the DSW Shoe Love Party live blogging event with B-Metro Magazine

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine

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Calling all shoe lovers and fashionistas! DSW at the Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham is having a super fabulous Shoe Love Party…and guess what?! You’re invited! 

Join the VIP, D.I.Y. Style blogger Erica Bunker, and B-Metro Magazine for a fantastic night of shoes, shopping, snacking, sipping, and *drum roll* LIVE STYLING! Live styling? What is that? Well…the VIP will be live-styling outfits at the DSW Shoe Love party showcasing ways to transform basic ensembles to create different looks just by swapping up the accessories! (Pst…this challenge is very similar to the VIP segment Three Ways to Wear) So, what makes this styling challenge so special? Well, the VIP will only be using DSW’s shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories! Whoo hoo! Thanks DSW–the VIP is super excited to show off y’all’s awesome products!

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Event Details:

  • The Shoe Love Party kicks off at 4:30–make sure you are not fashionably late to this event because the first fifty guests will receive DSW swag bags! Oh my gracious–doesn’t that sound fabulous!

  • Come hungry because Fresh Market will be providing complimentary refreshments throughout the event + complimentary mocktails (aka punch *wink*)

  • Instead of the Selfie Station, we will have the “Show Us Your Shoes” Shoe Cam where we encourage all party guests to snap a photo of their rocking hot shoes and share the pictures to social media with the hashtag #DSWBham

  • There will be tons of DSW giveaways+ gift cards! Yay!

  • As previously mentioned, the VIP will be live-styling at the event showcasing easy ways to transform basic outfits just by swapping out accessories–I always tell y’all that accessories make all the difference *wink*

  • And…last but not least, dress your best because you could win a special prize *wink* (Sh…stay tuned to the VIP social media for more information on this coming soon)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn