Fabulous Friday: Belk Fall Fashion Preview + VIP’s Major Fall Favs

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Can you believe it! Fall is almost here. Ah! I am so super pumped for fall fashion–I love the colors, the layering…it is all so fabulous.

Speaking of fabulous fall fashions…I attended Belk’s “Finding Your Fabulous” fall preview at The Summit in Birmingham, where Arlene Goldstein, Vice President of Trend & Fashion Direction, gave insights into fall 2014 trending looks and must-haves. Bloggers, fashion stylists, and writing celebs were all on hand to see the most wanted list for the upcoming season. Stephanie Grada (Southern Living, Style Editor), Alexis Barton (www.samechicdifferentday.com), youtubers Stephanie and Tracy of EleventhGorgeous, Vanessa Culpepper (www.buddingfashionista.com), Erica Bunker (D.I.Y Style, www.ericabunker.com) and the VIP are just a few of the fashionistas who attended  the fabulous fall preview event. I wonder how many times I can say fabulous and fall and fabulous fall *wink* 

The VIP with the Budding Fashionista, Vanessa Culpepper. Oh, I am so loving her jacket!
The VIP with the Budding Fashionista, Vanessa Culpepper. Oh, I am so loving her jacket!

Now, let’s take a look at my major favorite fall trends that I will be doing everything in my power to get my hands on this season *wink* Pst…little secret…Tomorrow, I am going to give y’all the full details + pictures that are all about Arlene’s Fall Looks and the Most Wanted List! Yay!

VIP Major Fall Favs:

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1. Arlene gave us three fabulous fall looks at this year’s preview, and I automatically fell in love with the “His is Hers”. I love this style because it has a classic fall vibe + it reminds me a lot of style icon Katharine Hepburn. Arlene explains this style as, “A recast of classics, a manstyle mash-up, and filled with a quirky coolness.”

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2.  A “fashion” sweatshirt–from coffee, to campus…from gym to casual dinner date, this trend will definitely be slipping its way into every aspect of my wardrobe! I already have two hanging in my closet now (sh…I cannot tell y’all much about them because I am saving them for an upcoming styling challenge *wink*).

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3. No matter the season, the VIP is a lover of the statement neck! There are so many ways to create a statement neck look–from one piece to layering. “Logical or luxurious? Both! Bold stones, chain details and burnished metals. This jewelry item can update and refresh any old frock,” explained Arlene Goldstein at the 2014 Belk Fall Preview. Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot wait to try out some new pieces this fall! *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Event Coverage: Belk College Night with Denim Experts Chip & Pepper

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The VIP sporting her Chip & Pepper jeans at the Belk College Night event in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hello, my fabulouses, welcome back to the blog! Oh, I had the most fabulous time at the College Night event at Belk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 26! ROLL TIDE! There were food vendors, a candy bar, giveaways, a Belk fashion show, and much more to make the event a night to remember.

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The VIP blogger with YouTubers Eleventh Gorgeous at Belk College Night.
The VIP blogger with YouTubers Eleventh Gorgeous at Belk College Night.

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Adding even more excitement and energy to the event, the spunky and dashing denim designers Chip & Pepper were there having fun, interacting with fans, and helping customers find the perfect pair of Chip & Pepper jeans. “Chip & Pepper are experts when it comes to fit, comfort and style, and they have incorporated their knowledge into a cutting edge denim collection for Belk that is available at an affordable price.” (press release)

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Chip & Pepper got into the spirit of College Night by signing jeans with ROLL TIDE!

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Loving this pretty pink blouse and printed pants at the Belk College Night fashion show! So cute!

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Food, candy, dancing, games, fashion, and Chip & Pepper all at Belk on one special night….what more could a fashionista want! Oh…I wish I had a time machine so I could go back to that splendid party and take y’all with me!

The VIP and Chip Foster joking and having fun at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Chip Foster having a delightful, jolly good time at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Pepper Foster chatting at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Pepper Foster chatting at Belk College Night.

Fabulouses, can you guess who the VIP interviewed at Belk College Night? Chip & Pepper, of course! Whoo hoo! I cannot wait to share the spectacularly fun interview! Y’all stay tuned:) ROLL TIDE! Isn’t that just so much fun to say!

Chip & Pepper with the Eleventh Gorgeous sisters! Don't they all look super fabulous!
Chip & Pepper with the Eleventh Gorgeous sisters! Don’t they all look super fabulous!
Chip and Pepper with fans at College Night.
Chip and Pepper with fans at College Night.

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The VIP with Lancôme makeup artist Pam at Belk University Mall. Thanks so much, Pam, for making me look a little bit more fabulous with a makeup touch up! You are absolutely precious!
The VIP with Lancôme makeup artist Pam at Belk University Mall. Thanks so much, Pam, for making me look a little bit more fabulous with a makeup touch up!
The VIP with blog fans Joy Loveless (on left) and Jealena Dillard (on right). I absolutely LOVED the ways these fabulous ladies were dressed! Y'all were so cute and sweet!
The VIP with Joy Loveless and Jealena Dillard. I absolutely LOVED the way these fabulous ladies were dressed! Check out those leopard high heels–MEOW!

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To see more pictures from this event, stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page for the album “Belk College Night 2013”. Please feel free to tag yourself and friends! Click here to visit the VIP Facebook page.

Stay tuned for an upcoming VIP Interview blog with Chip & Pepper! Y’all are not going to want to miss it! www.chipandpepper.com

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn