Weekly Whistle: Emerald n’ Gold

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Last week on Weekly Whistle, I chatted about how rust and emerald have always been my color sweethearts. If you missed the post, check it out here–you don’t want to be behind *wink* 

Taking a little bit of inspiration from last week’s throwbacks + a fabulous necklace I just finished making, I decided this week’s outfit of the week should be all about gold and emerald! Oh…there is just something about how emerald pairs so elegantly with rich hues like rust and different metallics. I remember several years ago, I had this fabulous emerald dress, and I wore it with practically with everything under the sun *wink* Hm…I wonder where that post is on the blog? *stalking myself* HERE WE GO! 

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Ahh–this brings back sweet memories! This was when I was living in Birmingham and working with the Outlet Shops of Grand River for events and the Grand Haul Girl video series! Check out the post here.

Seeing this dress again makes me feel like I might have to dust it off for some future closet-shopping blogs, but I digress *wink*

Let’s get back to this week’s Weekly Whistle *wink* Check it out below:

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Sweater: Express

Skirt: Forever 21

Heels: Belk

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign

Necklace: handmade, BlueGrits

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To see another way I wore this necklace, please visit VIP Blue here!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

3 Ways To Wear A Pretty Pink Coat: Baby, It’s January (Outfit 1)

IMG_9957Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the VIP blog! I am so excited that it is 2014 because I have lots of new and awesome things up my sleeves–new adventures, new outfits, and some other new goodies! I am going to keep it all on the hush-hush for right now *wink* but stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page for updates! Yay!

Today on VIP, I am celebrating the New Year with this fabulous outfit because what fashionista doesn’t love pink and a crown *wink* So, I purchased this pretty pink coat on my last Grand Haul clothing haul; and before I took it to the cash register, I asked myself…how can I wear a pink coat multiple ways? Well, readers, that is where this mini outfit series comes in! Over the next few days, I am going to show y’all three of the many looks I was able to create with this pretty pink coat.

Now, let’s take a look at Outfit 1!

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Coat: Tommy Hilfiger, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Dress: three07 (Shop three07 apparel here)

Heels: Zigi ZoHo, Belk (Trussville, Alabama)

Clutch: Michael Kors, Target Neiman Marcus Collection

Crown: Charming Charlie (Johnson City, Tennessee)

Belt: Target (Trussville, Alabama)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Scrapbook: Hottest Moments of 2013

IMG_9966Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! My goodness, can you believe that in just a few short hours (depending on your time zone haha) it will be 2014?! Phew! It has been a fabulous year for the VIP because I have met some amazing people and done some amazing things–and I could not have done any of it without y’all’s love and support.

Now, as we prepare to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look at the VIP’s hottest posts of 2013 (in no particular order)….and then the moment y’all have all been waiting for *drum roll* NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS. *gasp* Come on, let’s get started!

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1. VIP Interview with Extreme Home Makeover Edition’s Ty Pennington

(click here to see post)

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2. Birmingham Fashion Week 2013

(click here to visit category archives)

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3.  VIP Interview with Denim Experts Chip & Pepper Foster

(click here to view post.)

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4.  Grand Haul Girl with The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Lucky 13 outfit series here. (video here)

Superb Seven outfit series here. (video here)

18 Days of Grand Haul outfit series here. (video here)

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5. VIP Interview with Project Runway Season 12’s Ken Laurence

VIP Interview post here.

VIP Interview video here.

Project Runway archives and mini interviews with Ken here.

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Now, it is time for NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS! Whoo hoo!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: How a Scarf Can Change an Entire Outfit

IMG_7615Hello, fabulouses! Have you ever wondered how something as simple as a scarf could change the entire look of an outfit? Well, today’s Grand Haul outfit is simply that!

To add more style to the last Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul ensemble, I tossed on a beautiful pink Charming Charlie scarf and tied a lose knot at each end. This scarf is one of my absolute favorites because I got it for a fabulous deal, and it is super soft! FAB-U-LOUS. Who knew dressing fashionable on a budget could be so easy!

Check out the video below to see the fabulous deal I got on the pretty pink scarf!

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Top: Aeropostale, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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

Shoes: Naturalizer, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

BLOOPER: I just love it when we take dogs on photo shoots. There is never a dull moment haha *wink*
BLOOPER: I just love it when we take Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) and Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) aka the girls on photo shoots. There is never a dull moment haha
Oh, how I adore my Giant Schnauzer sweetheart, Ziva. Man's best friend? I think they meant girl's best friend *wink*
Oh, how I adore my doggie sweetheart, Ziva. Man’s best friend? I think they meant girl’s best friend *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: Bring Back the Cords and A Peek at the Grand Light Spectacular

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Hello, my fabulouses, I brought back the pretty pink cords for today’s Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul outfit and paired them with a black, floral button up from Aeropostale. This look is lovely for running errands, casual coffee dates, and not to mention that I snagged the blouse, trousers, and shoes for some fabulous prices! Oh, shopping at The Outlet Shops of Grand River is always a grand experience–see what I did there *wink*

Before I show y’all my OOTD…take a look at some of the fun the VIP had at The Outlet Shops of Grand River’s Grand Light Spectacular last night! It was a bit chilly, but the VIP and her team had lots of fun:)

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Now, let’s see today’s Grand Haul look!

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Top: Aeropostale, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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

Shoes: Naturalizer, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn