A Good Deed & A Gold Sweater

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Hey, y’all! It is that time of year again–closet cleaning time! I have been going through and donating my clothes to various charitable organizations since I was a little girl. Every spring and fall, my mom and I took out everything in my closet, and she would ask me if I still wore it…if I still wanted it…or…if I wanted to get rid of it. Staying true to this fabulous tradition, I went through my wardrobe and gathered items to donate–which is always bunches of fun! I really wanted to donate my fashions to a local organization–usually I donate to the Salvation Army–but this time I really wanted it to be more personal.

I had my clothes bagged and ready to take to a drop off box when I found out about Moody High School’s clothes closet on Facebook. BINGO! *LIGHT BULB* It was perfect–I just knew it was fate! I was so excited to give the six black garbage bags full of my fashions to the brand new clothes closet at Moody High School.  It was such an amazing and heart-warming experience, and I encourage all of you to closet clean and donate some of YOUR clothes to a local charity!

The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school's Clothes Closet.
The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school’s Clothes Closet.

Oh, and while I was doing my annual closet clean…I stumbled upon this fabulous gold sweater! I forgot all about it–I bought it about a year ago and the tags were still on it! Fabulous! Anyway, today’s VIP OOTD is all about mixing some Grand Haul items with the snazzy cord sweater I found in the back of my closet! Whoo hoo! Yay for closet cleaning:)

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Sweater: JCPenny

Pleather Leggings: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn't the VIP's Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!
BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn’t the VIP’s Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Superb Seven: Wrapping Up the Series

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Hello, my fabulouses! The Superb Seven series is coming to a close, but it is not the end of Grand Haul with The Outlet Shops of Grand River!

Stay tuned in November to see the 18 different looks I created..,sh…that’s all I can tell y’all about the November clothing haul right now…Check out the VIP social media for sneak peeks:)

VIP Facebook here.

VIP Twitter here.

VIP Instagram here.

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Cardigan: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Blouse: American Eagle, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

The VIP loved this roaming photo shoot in Abingdon, Virginia for the Superb Seven series! It was so great getting to work with and meet new people:)
The VIP loved this roaming photo shoot in Abingdon, Virginia for the Superb Seven series! It was so great getting to work with and meet new people:)
BLOOPER:  For y'all's enjoyment, I decided to include this ridiculous blooper picture of me while I was talking to the photographer haha :)
BLOOPER:
For y’all’s enjoyment, I decided to include this ridiculous blooper picture of me while I was talking to the photographer haha :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Superb Seven: Pull Off Anything with Confidence

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If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much  anything.

 –Katy Perry

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Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: J.Renee, Belk

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Superb Seven: A Pop of Color

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Hello, my fabulouses! Today’s Superb Seven outfit is so lovely and perfect for an internship meeting or a sweet lunch date with that hottie you met at the campus café. The chic combination of light petal pink and sleek black is so classic and charming. Accenting this look with shiny gold wedges, long tassel earrings, and  handmade necklace adds just the right amount of shimmer and bling.

For a bit fun, I added a pop of color to this ensemble with the hot pink Nine West bag that I got for only FIVE DOLLARS…originally…originally? Y’all will have to check out my Grand Haul video below to find out the original price :)

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Blouse: American Eagle, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Pencil Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Purse: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

Necklace: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

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Abby Hathorn

Superb Seven: College Interview Ready

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Hello, my fabulouses! Have you every wondered what to wear to a college interview? Then this Superb Seven outfit is perfect for you! When putting together an outfit for a college interview, it is important to look professional and poised, yet youthful and trendy. Here are five easy steps to help you achieve that look.

  1. Start with a classic black pencil skirt.
  2. Find a patterned or brightly hued blazer.
  3. Toss on a graphic t-shirt that is mature (yes, that means no cats), but with a pinch of youthfulness (sparkle, bright color, and so forth).
  4. Look for a colorful and comfortable pair of kitten heel pumps that will coordinate with the blazer.
  5. Keep your jewelry as minimal as possible. This is NOT the time for wild arm candy.

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Blazer: Jones New York, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Tee: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Pencil Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

Crochet Breast Cancer Awareness Pin: MarKateLiz Designs by Maria Stechschulte

Check out my October Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River above to see all of the fabulous deals I found!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn