Weekly Whistle: Grand Haul December with The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to this week’s Weekly Whistle which is all about my last Grand Haul clothing haul with the Outlet Shops of Grand River! My theme for this month was gearing up my wardrobe for winter without breaking my monthly fashionista budget. I went in looking for a warm coat, a fun sweater for layering, and a little Christmas gift for myself. Did I accomplish all of my goals? Did I get more than what was on my list without breaking the bank? Watch the video below to find out *wink*

Which piece from the December clothing haul is YOUR favorite? Let the VIP know by voting with the poll below–I will announce the winner later:)

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell y’all which color Fiat won the poll from last week’s Weekly Whistle–it was the Verde Chiaro (aka Light Green); however, I still think my favorite is the Espresso….Ahhh decisions, decisions….

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: What I Wore to Fiat of Birmingham

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to this week’s Weekly Whistle which is all about the fabulous outfit I wore to the Fiat of Birmingham VIP Interview. So, let’s stop the chit chat and find out the outfit details! Come on, y’all!

P.S. Be sure to check out the poll after the outfit details to vote for your favorite color Fiat:)

I will let y’all know the results next week on my Facebook page!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

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

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Target

Handbag: Mary Frances, Belk at Phipps Plaza

Arm Candy: Beadsoul, Ethereal Energy, Sparkle Cat Studio

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Fiat of Birmingham

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Growing up is full of stressful things like deciding on and purchasing that very first car. I cannot tell y’all how many different car brands and websites I have explored in the last couple of months trying to find a car that was cute, safe, and a financially smart–and then BAM! WOW! I stumbled upon the fabulous FIAT 500 Pop.

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I test drove a couple of adorable Fiat cars several weeks ago at Fiat of Birmingham and fell head over heels for the smooth ride; however, I still had a few questions floating around in my head. So, I decided to contact Fiat of Birmingham for a VIP Interview–I thought it would be fun to involve you, my readers, in my car decision adventure!

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VIP: What makes FIAT of Birmingham a different car-buying experience?

Kimberly Spitzer: Honestly, we are not a car dealership–we are a Fiat studio, and we treat everyone who comes through the doors as family. We are very laid back, and we are not into high pressure. We treat everyone the same–it does not matter who you are or what car you are looking at, and that is just how we do business.

VIP: Describe FIAT of Birmingham in four words.

Jonathon Woodall: Fun, Italian, Authentic, and Terrific

Kimberly: I love that!

VIP: How is Fiat of Birmingham involved with the local community?

Kimberly: “We participate every year in the Feast of St. Marks and the Whistle Stop Festival in Irondale. We are also doing a ride-and-drive event at The Outlet Shops of Grand River where we are going to donate money to the Children’s Hospital for every ride-and-drive that we host.

VIP: What is the most popular and/or most talked about car on the Fiat of Birmingham lot?

Kimberly: Today, I would have to say it is the Abarths! Tomorrow, it might be the 500L–It just depends on the day.

Jonathon: The Gucci car also gets a lot of looks in the showroom.

VIP: Oh, yes! I thought that was a very cool car! I love all of the small details!

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VIP: What is the most popular color car you sell?

Jonathon: I really think it depends on the customer. The Verde Chiaro (light green) is a very popular color and so is the Luce Blu (light blue).

VIP: What are the major differences between the Abarth, the Pop, the Sport, and the Lounge? I personally like the Pop.

Jonathon: The Abarth is more like a sports car because it has a higher horse power. The Pop is our base model. It is a really great car for not a lot of money while still keeping the same style and flair of all the other Fiat 500s. The Sport model is naturally more sport-orientated. It has the same engine as the Pop model; however, on the Sport, you have different wheel options and the interior is upgraded with leather…overall, it has a really cool vibe. The Lounge model is luxurious. It has really nice leather, more options for wheels and gadgets, and the Lounge will usually have a sunroof or a convertible top.

VIP: With the recent expansion of models such as the 500L and the 500L Trekking, do you believe this will open up a broader market for y’all?

Kimberly: Absolutely! With the two door, it is fun and entertaining to drive, but it is a boutique car which does not fit into everyone’s lifestyle. With the 500L, it is 42% larger than the two-door; and when you get in it, you realize how much that 42% really is! The 500L is a versatile vehicle that molds around your lifestyle instead of you molding around it. So, it has brought in many customers who have smaller children, or who wanted a car that was great for road trips, or people who wanted a Fiat vehicle that would haul a little bit more stuff.

VIP: I read an article where an artist painted the Sistine Chapel inside a Fiat 500L. Obviously, this is a bit extreme to have done on a regular basis here at Fiat of Birmingham, but what are some ways to personalize the Fiat here at Fiat of Birmingham?

Jonathon: Fiat and Mopar have a ton of accessories for the 500s. They have stripe kits, Italian flags that you can put on the roof…and we actually had a houndstooth 500 here a few weeks ago.

VIP: I bet y’all sold that one pretty quickly!

Jonathon: We did, and the customers were very ecstatic about it!

The VIP and Fiat of Birmingham Director Kimberly Spitzer matched with out polka dots! Great minds think alike *wink*
The VIP and Fiat of Birmingham Director Kimberly Spitzer matched with out polka dots! Great minds think alike *wink*

Have I mentioned that the VIP is a huge fan of the Pop? Why? Because it is a smart price point for college students and young professionals, and I absolutely love the vintage feel of the dash. Now…all I have to do is choose my favorite color Fiat 500 Pop…Hm…which one, which one….

Stop by Fiat of Birmingham today to see their awesome selection of fun and fabulous Fiats!

5350 Grantswood Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

Contact Studio: (888) 419-2622

www.fiatusaofbirmingham.com

Connect with Fiat USA of Birmingham on Facebook here.

Hey, Santa...maybe this Abarth?
Hey, Santa…maybe this Abarth?
This one is the VIP's blog colors...Fabulous!
This one is the VIP blog color…Fabulous!
This Espresso color is also fabulous! Oh, I just cannot make up my mind!
This Espresso color is also fabulous! Oh, I just cannot make up my mind!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Santa Baby–VIP Style

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Dear Santa,

Hello again from Abby Hathorn! Usually, I compile a list of things I would like for Christmas…but this year I decided to modify one of my favorite Christmas songs for you. I would love to sing it for you; but, since I am not three, my off-key singing isn’t very cute anymore. So, without further chit chat, I present to you Santa Baby–VIP Style. I hope you enjoy it, Santa darling!

Santa baby, slip a surprise under the tree,
For me.
Been an awful good girl,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a Fiat 500 Pop too,
Brand new.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna Fiat,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need,
some Creed,
From Saks Fifth Avenue,
Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a gift set,
And checks.
Sign your ‘X’ on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With anything bought at Tiffany’s,
I really do believe in you,
Let’s see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
Some bling.
For a new Fiat Pop,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

Since you are so busy traveling to shopping mall’s and the Bass Pro Shop in Leeds, Alabama to listen to little kids’ Christmas wishes and to take pictures with them, I decided to make getting the things on my Christmas list a little easier for you…So, here is all of the contact information for Fiat of Birmingham, Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit, and Tiffany’s in Atlanta. :)

Fiat of Birmingham: FIAT of Birmingham:

5350 Grantswood Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

(888) 419-2622

Here are some of my favorite Fiat’s that they have on their lot now:)

  1. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Espresso–click here to see it.
  2. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Bianco (White)–click here to see it.
  3. 2013 FIAT 500c Pop Convertible in Verde Chiaro (aka Light Green)–click here to see it.

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit:

129 Summit Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 298-8550

If you do not know what to get me at S5A, a gift card will be just fine *wink*

Tiffany’s in Atlanta Phipps Plaza:

3500 Peachtree Road N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 261 0074

Anything from Tiffany’s would suit my fancy, Santa baby; however, I would love to start a charm bracelet…So, if you honestly do not know what to get me, the starter bracelet here would be perfect! As well as the charms here and here.

As not to take up any more of your time, Santa darling, tah tah for now! I cannot wait to see what surprises you leave me under the tree and in the driveway *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn