Photo Shoot with Country Music Singer Trip Richmond

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Hello, my fabulouses! I just have to share with y’all the stunning photo shoot I had with country music sensation Trip Richmond. Currently touring the Texas radio circuit with his Southern Gothic Creations team, Trip is wowing listeners across the state with his rocking new single “Not Here Tonight”.

To see the VIP Interview with Trip Richmond and hear a sneak peek of his single “Not Here Tonight”, please click here.

To purchase Trip Richmond merchandise, click here.

Like Trip Richmond’s new Facebook to keep up with the latest tour date information, merchandise updates, and more! Click here.

Now, without further ado, I present to you the magnificent photo shoot with country singer Trip Richmond! Oh, and of course, I will be telling my fabulouses what I sported to said shoot! ;)

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What the VIP Wore:

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Shirt: Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA

Skirt: three07

Shoes: Gus Mayer

Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

Here is a delightfully hilarious blooper for your enjoyment. :)
Here is a delightfully hilarious blooper for your enjoyment. :)

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To see more pictures from the photo shoot with Trip Richmond, please stay tuned to the new Trip Richmond Facebook page here!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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SliceFest2013–A Sold Out Celebration

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Blouse: JCPenny
Shorts: three07
Shoes: Gus Mayer
Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (polarized), Sunglasses Hut

As the day grew warmer, the crowd grew larger at the second annual Slice Fest in Birmingham, Alabama. Fun activities for the kiddos and deliciously spectacular pizza from Slice are just two things that set SliceFest above all the rest.

In addition to the awesome refreshments and fabulous food, the rocking hot bands made the day fly by with stage stompin’ excitement! Live performances by headlining band JJ Grey & Mofro, Ponderosa, Rollin’ in the Hay, Banditos, Bad Brad & the Sipsey Slims, Wildflowers, Ophelia, and Festival Expressions were the icing on this festive cake—or shall I say the toppings on the pizza?

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If you did not think it could get better than divinely fresh stone pizzas, local brews, and live music, then think again. SliceFest 2013 partnered with local charities, Alabama Forever and Suki Foundation, to donate a portion of the festivals proceeds to great these causes.  Fun and a good deed!  Yes, yes, indeed.

SliceFest Sponsors included: Birmingham Budweiser, BB&T, Birmingham Mountain Radio, City of Birmingham, Cocoa-Cola, happy Family, Kassouf & Co., Mancha Hardscapes, and Super Deal. 

 

Related articles: Geek Alabama http://geekalabama.com/2013/06/04/slicefest-2013-in-birmingham/

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Over 1700 tickets were sold for this year’s SliceFest–where will you be next year? That is the question. If you missed out on this Slicetastic extravaganza—no need to fear! It is easy to stop by Slice in Birmingham, Alabama for just a slice of what SliceFest had to offer.  For more information about Slice, please visit www.slicebirmingham.com.

Whether you wanted to pig out, rock out, or both, SliceFest 2013 was the perfect destination for an all-day summer celebration—but do not fret! There are still plenty of all-day summer activities to enjoy in Birmingham. Plan a day trip for Sloss Furnaces, lunch at Slice, and an afternoon full of shopping!

The VIP with the bro-owners of Slice Pizza & Brew!
The VIP with the bro-owners of Slice Pizza & Brew!

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What is Sloss Furnances? “Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham, AL. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces, with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks, offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.” (www.slossfurnaces.com) To learn more about Sloss Furnaces, please visit www.slossfurnaces.com

Where to shop? “Not only is Birmingham home to one of the largest malls in the nation, but we have antique stores, art galleries, factory outlets, specialty shops, and upscale boutiques than you can shake a platinum card at. If you’re into shopping a sprawling promenade, a downtown city street or a quaint village road, your dream shopping destination is right here,” says www.birminghamal.org. To learn more about shopping in the Birmingham area, please visit www.birminghamal.org

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

One Top, Six Ways: Part Two

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Hello, my lovely fashionistas! Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog for three more ways to wear this spectacular Michael Stars t-shirt from Gus Mayer! Oh, I cannot believe how many different looks I have created with such a simple blouse…who would have thought that a turquoise t-shirt could go so far in the fashion world!

If you missed One Top, Six Ways: Part One, no need to panic! Everyone just calm down! Click here for a direct link….see, I said it would all be okay:)

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Ahh! I can barely contain my excitement! These three additional ways to wear the superb Michael Stars blouse are so spectacular! Yay! Jump for joy because summer is here, and so is One Top, Six Ways: Part Two! Whoo hoo!

Gotta’ Have My Summer Slouchy Hat!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer

Shorts: VIP DIY

Hat: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklace & Bracelets: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Forever Brightly Twisted!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer

Shorts: American Eagle

Scarf: Brightly Twisted, Gus Mayer

Necklace & Bracelets: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Gus Mayer, Gus Mayer, & More Gus Mayer!

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Shorts: Paige Denim Company, Gus Mayer

Scarf: Brightly Twisted, Gus Mayer

Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Ring: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

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Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

An Addition to My Shoe Addiction

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Hello, my dear fashionistas! I think it is time for me to have an intervention…is that usually how that kind of thing goes? Do I submit myself for such? Oh, well…it doesn’t matter because it is highly unlikely that I will change…Anyway…Today, I am going to chat about a fabulous addition to my shoe family! Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I am a fashionista who is obsessed with shoes….

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I am so in love with my new lovely summer sandals from Gus Mayer! They are so bright, so unique, and so…ADORABLE! Check out two ways I wore these delightful Circus by Sam Edelman shoes on my blog yesterday! Click here for a direct link.

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On Instagram, I posted a photo of ALL of my shoes as I was “summer cleaning” my closet. Many of my followers were humored at the fact I had posed (sans makeup) with the stacked boxes just to show how tall they were. Now…before anyone freaks out, I must add that I am only 5’2″…Anyway, the Instagram caption is true….I don’t have a shoe addiction…nope…nuh uh…not me…not this gal!

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Okay….perhaps the Instagram caption was an untruth….maybe I should go to shoeaholics anonymous. Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I have a serious shoe addiction…

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BUT, hey….You have to admit that these super sassy summer sandals are completely AWESOME! Get a pair like the VIP at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama! www.gusmayer.com

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Follow the VIP on Instagram to keep up with my day-to-day randomness as I conquer whatever comes my way in the world of a homeschooling teenager with an obvious fashion addiction:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer!

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Hello, VIP fashionistas! Let’s kick off this amazing week with an amazing VIP Accessories Challenge! For those of you who are just now joining me on my blogging adventure…or for those of you who simply forgot what a VIP Accessories Challenge is–don’t nod your head no…it’s okay–we all forget things–especially me. I forget to take my laundry upstairs pretty much every single day–Anyway…an Accessories Challenge is where I take one outfit and swap out ONLY accessories to create a variety of looks with ease! Oh….fashionistas can never have too many accessories!

Now, without further ado…I present to you the VIP’s Accessories Challenge with a sunshine yellow strapless dress from Deep South Pout in Starkville, Mississipp! Whoo hoo!

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VIP TIP:

Mixing metallics is a fun and easy way to create a superbly chic look that adds pizazz to any and all summer ensembles! Who said you cannot mix gold and silver together? Well…it was not the VIP!

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 Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Personal Vintage Collection (Truth is…I took it out of my mom’s closet…shhh…)

Heels: Avon

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk–Trussville, AL

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VIP TIP:

A sassy twist to any floor-length strapless dress is color blocked sandals! Beating the summer heat has never been so stylish! Thanks, Gus Mayer, for a wonderful selection of spectacular sandals!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Sandals: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Peach Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Green & Turquoise Bracelet: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklaces:  Personal Vintage Collection (aka my mom’s closet)

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VIP TIP:

Tie up floor-dusting dresses to create a more casual style that is perfect for a coffee trip!…let’s admit it…we all love and NEED our Starbucks runs, BUT we gotta’ look super cute!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY–Click here to see the very first VIP DIY!

Sandals: Circus by: Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Belt: Target

Glasses: BCBG MazAzria (yes, these are my REAL glasses.)

Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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VIP TIP:

I will throw in a personal testimony for all of my blonde readers out there! I was a tad bit nervous to wear this luscious yellow dress because I was afraid it would clash and look terrible with my blonde hair…BUT it doesn’t–it looks fabulous! At the end of the day, blondes can sport yellow–I am not really sure who told me they couldn’t….hmm…

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY

Heels: OBT, Gus Mayer

Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

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Follow me on Pinterest to see exclusive photos, my favorite Etsy finds, and more! http://pinterest.com/VIPblog/

Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Snazzy Shorts that Stop Traffic”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/15/the-adventures-of-the-vip-history-lesson-snazzy-shorts-that-stop-traffic/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn