Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Golden Skirt from Serendipity Boutique

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Before I dive deep into this week’s Three Ways to Wear, I must say that it is absolutely freezing here, and this Mississippi-raised girl does not know how to handle it! My mom and I were huddling around the oven (yes, really–the oven) and eating pizza while my dad was posting pictures to Instagram of the beach sunset in Florida. It’s not fair. I want a warm vacay *wink*

Now, back on topic. For this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am featuring a fabulous skirt from one of my favorite local shops here in Johnson City, Tennessee–Serendipity Boutique. This gold skirt is so simple, which makes dressing it up, down, and everywhere in between a piece of cake or easy as pie. You know…whichever you prefer–cake or pie? *wink* Personally…I am a pecan pie kind of gal. 

If you live in or are visiting the Johnson City TN/Bristol TN/VA area, be sure to stop by one of Serendipity’s two locations! Their wide variety of lovely fashions are sure to tickle your fancy! :)

WAY ONE: 

I first featured this awesome skirt on the sister blog S&S. Click here for more photos + outfit details.
I first featured this awesome skirt on the sister blog S&S. Click here for more photos + outfit details.

WAY TWO:

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Blazer: Anthropologie | Tee: J.Crew | Skirt: Serendipity Boutique | Socks: Target | Shoes: Kork-Ease, DSW | Belt: Anthropologie | Earrings: BluKatDesign

WAY THREE: 

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Blouse: Serendipity Boutique | Skirt: Serendipity Boutique | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk | Ring: SparkleCatStudio (BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER SILENT AUCTION HERE! MORE DETAILS BELOW!)

Info about Sparkle Cat Rescue Online Fundraising Auction: 

100% of the money raised through this auction will benefit the felines rescued by Sparkle Cat Rescue. 

This will be an ongoing auction as items are donated. Instructions will be with each item listed. 

If you are a business or an artisan/crafter wishing to donate an item or items, please contact at sparklecatrescue@gmail.com

The average cost of each feline’s routine medical care is $200+ (spay/neuter, vaccinations, combo testing). Add to that the possibility of illness during their foster care, the cost can increase. They are 100% volunteer and rely on donations from the public.

Visit their website for more information on their organization.
www.sparklecatrescue.org

Ziva joined us on today's photo shoot! Love my sweet Giant Schnauzer :)
Ziva joined us on today’s photo shoot! Love my sweet Giant Schnauzer :)
Like...OMG. Our shoes match *wink*
Like…OMG. Our shoes match *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Fabulous Finds Friday: My Fav Fall Bootie for 2014!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew! What a long week it has been…My, my, I am so glad that it is Friday because that means the weekend is finally here, and I finally get to share the baddest, coolest, fall-est bootie with y’all! *wink*

While shopping in Birmingham last weekend, I went into DSW on a mission to find fall shoes because wearing open-toe wedges in twenty-degree weather does not sound very appealing *wink* So, I told myself to focus. *deep breath* After lots of gorgeous distractions and trying on lots of booties, I found the perfect pair! Ah–I was so excited that I could have danced a jig in the middle of the store! Not only are these Kork-Ease booties fantastically comfy, they are also neutrally classic for fall. I can go from coffee meeting to girls’ night out in a snap in these cutie pies. Oh, I cannot envision myself ever throwing them out :) Thanks, Kork-Ease, for always being the VIP’s favorite go-to comfort (and cute!) shoe :)

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I am head over heels for these!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

The Survival Kit of a Fashionable College Gal featuring Man Crates

ManCrates: Survival Kit

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! 

Recently, I was contacted by the company Man Crates, which is all about (super cool) gifts for men, about my five, must-have essentials for a survival kit. See photo above. I probably should have listed things like a first-aid kit or hiking shoes; however, I think lipstick and popcorn would be much more fun when stranded *wink* 
Now, despite popular belief of the (cute) little old men that sit outside the gas station near my campus, I am not married. *true story* Yesterday on my way back to Johnson City, an elderly fellow stopped and asked me about my VW Beetle, then asked me where my husband worked. When I told him I was not married, he looked at me like I had nine heads. “Someone let you get away! I find that hard to believe,” he exclaimed. It was adorable and a little bit awkward. Oh, how I wish everyone saw me like old people *wink* I digress–So, why would a single girl like myself want anything to do with a company that is all about cool men’s gifts? Great question!
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 I love to give gifts, and I take my Christmas shopping very seriously. And I typically get nontraditional gifts for my dad and Paw Riley because they are too cool for tacky sweaters and ties, which is where Man Crates comes in handy! There is no ribbon or cheesy wrapping paper and each crate is reasonably-priced! Also, they have SO many different crate options–from the grill master to the zombie-apocalypse prepper (seriously? Yes, seriously). I am quite intrigued by the jerky ones–I think both my dad and Paw Riley would really love those!
 
Now, let’s take a look at the details of my five must-have essentials for a survival kit. P.S. I may regret not tossing in a few ban-aids, especially if I have to take a hike in those wedges *wink*