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

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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*

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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

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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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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VIP Scrapbook: Gabe’s Grand Opening in Johnson City, TN

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Over the weekend, I attended the fabulous grand opening of Gabe’s (Gabriel Brothers Inc) in Johnson City, Tennessee. I had never stepped foot in a Gabe’s store before Saturday, and let me tell y’all–it was truly an awesome and deal-striken adventure! AHH! And it was such an unbelievable experience that I am going to share it with y’all in this special edition of the VIP Scrapbook. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the scrapbook *wink*

Gabe's in Johnson City has such a HUGE selection of awesome clothing brands! From Cato to Cynthia Rowley and every brand in between, Gabe's does not disappoint when it comes to finding lovely fashions for a lovely price!
Gabe’s in Johnson City has such a HUGE selection of awesome clothing brands! From Cato to Cynthia Rowley and every brand in between, Gabe’s does not disappoint when it comes to finding lovely fashions for a lovely price!
SHOES! SHOES! SHOES! Gabe's has so many fabulous shoes I didn't know what to do with myself *wink* To be honest, I was more impressed with the selection and variety at Gabe's than that of Marshall's and TJMaxx.
SHOES! SHOES! SHOES! Gabe’s has so many fabulous shoes I didn’t know what to do with myself *wink* To be honest, I was more impressed with the selection and variety at Gabe’s than that of Marshall’s and TJMaxx–and believe me…that is saying a lot *wink*
Which one will the VIP fall head over HEELS for? *wink*
Which one will the VIP fall head over HEELS for? *wink*
Did you know that Gabe's also has a FREE rewards card? Unlike a lot of stores, Gabe's Club Happy program rewards you with one point for each dollar you spend. After reaching 50 points, you receive a $5 off a $25 or more purchase. Talk about a way to reward a shopaholic *wink*
Did you know that Gabe’s also has a FREE rewards card? Unlike a lot of stores, Gabe’s Club Happy program rewards you with one point for each dollar you spend. After reaching 50 points, you receive $5 off a $25 or more purchase. Talk about a way to reward a shopaholic *wink*
And yes...of course...the VIP had to sign up for the rewards card! I'm so happy to be a part of Club Happy *wink*
And yes…of course…the VIP had to sign up for the rewards card! I’m so happy to be a part of Club Happy *wink*
Now--clothes and shoes aside...Gabe's has a totally amazing selection of top brand handbags! I loved this red, black and leopard one <3
Now–clothes and shoes aside…Gabe’s has a totally amazing selection of top brand handbags! I loved this red, black and leopard one <3
The VIP, aka THE extreme purse addict, trying to make a handbag decision . Be sure to come back Wednesday to see which one was the lucky winner *wink*
The VIP, aka THE Extreme Purse Addict, trying to make a handbag decision . Be sure to come back Wednesday to see which one was the lucky winner *wink*
The VIP and her fabulous mom shopping at the grand opening.
The VIP and her fabulous mom shopping at the grand opening.

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So many great items for such great prices! How is a girl supposed to choose?! *wink*
So many great items for such great prices! How is a girl supposed to choose?! *wink*
Two of the wonderful items I snagged at Gabe's. I don't want to spill the beans on the outfit ideas just yet--y'all will have to come back on Thursday to see *wink* Now, what I will tell you is that these two items were only about $25! You can't get a trendy blazer and printed shorts at the average department store for that kind of price!
Two of the wonderful items I snagged at Gabe’s. I don’t want to spill the beans on the outfit ideas just yet–y’all will have to come back on Thursday to see *wink* Now, what I will tell you is that these two items were only about $25! You can’t get a trendy blazer and printed shorts at the average department store for that kind of price!
In addition to Gabe's having men, women, and children's fashions + home decor--they also have some pretty delicious snackies for great deals! I got these cheese puffs for $3.00, and just to show y'all how huge the bag is...I had to take this picture *wink* Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I am a purse and cheese puff addict *wink*
In addition to Gabe’s having men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions + home decor–they also have some pretty delicious snackies for great deals! I got these cheese puffs for $3.00, and just to show y’all how huge the bag is…I had to take this picture *wink* Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I am a purse and cheese puff addict *wink*

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Be sure to stay tuned this week for more Gabe’s blogs like the steal-of-a-deal I got on a Isaac Mizrahi handbag + Three Ways to Wear the Deals You Find at Gabe’s! It’s going to be FAB-U-LOUS!

Connect with Gabe’s on Facebook here + learn more on their website.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP to Live Blog at Grand Opening of Gabe’s in Johnson City, TN March 5th

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AHH! VIP readers, guess what! The VIP is going to be appearing and live-blogging at the Gabriel Brothers, Inc. grand opening on March 5th in Johnson City, Tennessee! 

So, what is Gabe’s and why should YOU (yes, you!) come to the grand opening (other than to see me, of course *wink*)?

Gabriel Brothers, Inc. is an extreme value fashion and home retailer and first choice destination for savvy shoppers. At the grand opening on March 5th, there will be more than $1,000 in gift cards distributed! WOWZA! Once the doors open, team members will draw a gift card for one lucky raffle winner every 15 minutes until noon, then each hour from 12:30 to 4:30. ALSO…did I mention that the first 200 visitors will also receive a FREE (yes, FREE!) Gabe’s Johnson City t-shirt?! The official ribbon cutting will commence at 8 a.m. EST, so be there or be square *wink*

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Gabe’s Johnson City store will be located at 112 Sunset Drive in Johnson City next to the Kroger grocery store. Featuring new, great styles, famous brands, and amazing prices EVERY DAY–each Gabe’s store offers an “unbelievable ” one-stop shopping experience for lovers of fashion and home decor. In addition to famous brand apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men, juniors, and kids, Gabe’s has EVEN MORE famous brands in its FULL home, electronics, toys and other departments.

EVERYTHING at Gabe’s is up to 70% off department and specialty store prices. AHH! Say what?! I am grabbing my debit card now–it’s time to go to Gabe’s and get some killer deals! Awh…wait…it doesn’t open until March 5th…. WELL, I guess I will just have to make sure I mark my calendar so I can get there at 8am to receive a free t-shirt, get entered to win a gift card, and snag all the great deals before everyone else *wink* 

So, VIP readers, make sure you come shop the awesome deals (and see me, of course *wink*) at the grand opening of Gabe’s new location in Johnson City, Tennessee on March 5th! I hope to see all of my local, Tri-Cities readers there :)

ALSO–before you go! Be sure to check out and like Gabe’s Johnson City on Facebook here.

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Gabe’s, which currently operates 55 stores across 11 states, opened its first Tennessee store in Knoxville July 2015 and plans to open a number of additional new stores in 2016. Gabriel Brothers, Inc. is also the parent company of Gabe’s sister store, Rugged Wearhouse, which operates 46 stores including six locations in Tennessee.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn