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

VIP Scrapbook: 2014 Fall Community Showcase with the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, live-blogging for B-Metro Magzine

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Special thanks to the VIP fans who tuned in for the live blogging/social media broadcast of the 2014 Fall Community Showcase with the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders!  It was so much fun getting to work with B-Metro Magazine and My Life Well Loved, for this home-tacular event, and I was so pumped that I was able to share it with all of you…LIVE! I mean, come on…how fabulous was that?!

Now, I want to share with y’all the photos I was not able to tweet and post during the live event–because there is only so much time in a few hours *wink* So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook of the 2014 Fall Community Showcase with B-Metro Magazine!

Be sure to let me know on this blog post or the VIP Facebook page which room of this marvelous house is your favorite! Oh, D.R. Horton did such a fab job, y’all!

Oh, isn't this show house such a dream! Stop by the Hunters Gate community in Hoover, AL to take a look!
Oh, isn’t this show house such a dream! Stop by the Hunters Gate community in Hoover, AL to take a look!
The double staircase grabbed my heart and held it tight as soon as I walked in. Oh, how I would love to have a killer staircase like this in my future home :)
The double staircase grabbed my heart and held it tight as soon as I walked in. Oh, how I would love to have a killer staircase like this in my future home :)
What a spacious living room! I love the open concept that flows effortlessly into the kitchen.
What a spacious living room! I love the open concept that flows effortlessly into the kitchen.
Yes--I'll take this kitchen in my future home--just make the counter tops darker *wink*
Yes–I’ll take this kitchen and beverage center in my future home *wink*
The VIP is head-over-heels for this breathtaking back-splash! So artsy!
The VIP is head-over-heels for this breathtaking backsplash!
LOVELY!!
LOVELY!!
Ah....this bathroom screams (or whispers) relaxation *wink*
Ah….this bathroom screams (or whispers) relaxation *wink*
So...Where do I sign for a closet like this?!
So…Where do I sign up for a closet like this?!
So in love with this closet!!
So in love with this closet!!
Yep--I am marrying this closet *wink*
Yep–I am marrying this closet *wink*
WOWZA! Check out the awesome gameroom!
WOWZA! Check out the awesome gameroom!
I decided to have a little fun in the game room *wink*
I decided to have a little fun in the game room *wink*

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A home theater...really? Yes, really! How amazing is this space!
A home theater…really? Yes, really! How amazing is this space!
The VIP is definitely digging the personal home theater *wink*
The VIP is definitely digging the personal home theater *wink*

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Check out this low-maintenance backyard retreat!
Check out this low-maintenance backyard retreat!
Sparkly fire pit....um, of course I want it *wink*
Sparkly fire pit….um, of course, I want it *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Scrapbook: Athleta Grand Opening Preview Party with B-Metro Magazine

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Special thanks to the VIP fans who tuned in for the live blogging/social media broadcast of the Athleta Grand Opening Preview Party at The Summit Birmingham!  It was so much fun getting to work with B-Metro Magazine, Yo Momma Runs, and All In Stride, for this sport-tacular event, and I am so pumped that I was able to share it with all of you…LIVE! I mean, come on…how fabulous was that?!

Now, I want to share with y’all the photos I was not able to tweet and post during the live event–because there is only so much time in a few hours *wink* So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook of the Athleta Grand Opening Preview Party with B-Metro Magazine!

(from left to right) Lauren Lockhart, Tanya Slyvan, Lisa Booher, and the VIP getting ready to kick off the live-blogging event! Whoo hoo! That was such a fun night!
(from left to right) Lauren Lockhart, Tanya Slyvan, Lisa Booher, and the VIP getting ready to kick off the live-blogging event! Whoo hoo! That was such a fun night!

 

I spy a cute bikini top peaking out of the crowd at the Athleta Preview Party *wink*
I spy a cute bikini top peaking out of the crowd at the Athleta Preview Party *wink*
Check out all of that fabulousness! Meet the Athleta at Summit team members!
Check out all of that fabulousness! Meet the Athleta at Summit team members!
Whoa! The checkout lines at the preview party were ridiculous...but a good and fashionable kind of ridiculous *wink*
Whoa! The checkout lines at the preview party were ridiculous…but a good and fashionable kind of ridiculous *wink*
Hold on before we start live-blogging...I gotta' take a selfie *wink*
Hold on before we start live-blogging…I gotta’ take a selfie *wink*
CLOTHES CRUSH ALERT! I am so totally in love with this scrunch dress from Athleta. I am adding it to my wishlist right...now...*wink*
CLOTHES CRUSH ALERT! I am so totally in love with this scrunch dress from Athleta. I am adding it to my wishlist right…now…*wink*
Oh, and...I am adding this bikini to my wishlist too. *wink*
Oh, and…I am adding this bikini to my wishlist too. *wink*
Summer motivation: Eat Healthy. Exercise. Get Bikini Body. Sport this magnificent Athleta bikini! P.S. I am totally crazy about the back detail...it is amazing!
Summer motivation: Eat Healthy. Exercise. Get Bikini Body. Sport this magnificent Athleta bikini! P.S. I am totally crazy about the back detail…it is amazing!
Ahmmmm....*yoga moment*
Ahmmmm….*yoga moment*
Leggings, here...leggings there...leggings everywhere!
Leggings, here…leggings there…leggings everywhere!
With Athleta, there is no excuse to run ugly *wink*
With Athleta, there is no excuse to run ugly *wink*
Who said Athleta was just sportwear?! Not this chick! Athleta has a great selection of comfy attire that can take you from running errands to workouts to a night out on the town in a snap!
Who said Athleta was just sportswear?! Not this chick! Athleta has a great selection of comfy attire that can take you from running errands to workouts to a night out on the town in a snap!
It is official...I need this. *adding to wishlist now*
It is official…I need this. *adding to wishlist now*
Ooo la la! Another cute bikini in my favorite color!
Ooo la la! Another cute bikini in my favorite color!
More cute bikinis = more beach body motivation *wink*
More cute bikinis = more beach body motivation *wink*
B-metro said it all with this Instagram photo *wink*
B-metro said it all with this Instagram photo *wink*
This swim tank + purple shorts is the perfect after-beach outfit!
This swim tank + purple shorts = the perfect after-beach outfit!
The pattern on these snazzy swim bottoms is to-die-for! I think I am in love....
The pattern on these snazzy swim bottoms is to-die-for! I think I am in love….
I wrapped up my live-blogging coverage with a "tah dah" pose in front of the Athleta red carpet selfie station!
I wrapped up my live-blogging coverage with a “tah dah” pose in front of the Athleta red carpet selfie station!
Proud Kid Moment: I could not ask for a cooler, cuter, nor more supportive mom. Thanks so much, Mom, for coming out to my live-blogging event and helping me with pictures. You are the bestest...and after I post this blog I am scheduling you a spa day for Mother's Day...SURPRISE *wink*
Proud Kid Moment: I could not ask for a cooler, cuter, or more supportive mom. Thanks so much, Mom, for coming out to my live-blogging event and helping me with pictures. You are the bestest…and after I post this blog I am scheduling you a spa day for Mother’s Day…SURPRISE *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

VIP Scrapbook: DSW Shoe Love Party with B-Metro Magazine

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Special thanks to the VIP fans who tuned in for the live blogging/social media broadcast of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham!  It was so much fun getting to work with B-Metro Magazine and Erica Bunker of D.I.Y. Style for this shoe-tacular event, and I am so pumped that I was able to share it with all of you…LIVE! I mean, come on…how fabulous was that?!

Now, I want to share with y’all the shoe-tacular (I just love that word! Don’t you think I should submit it to Merriam-Webster Dictionary *wink*) photos I was not able to tweet and post during the live event–because there is only so much time in a few hours *wink* So, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook of the DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine!

My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don't we look super fierce!
My curly-headed, fashion blogger friend Erica Bunker and I at the DSW red carpet! Don’t we look super fierce!

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Of course, I had to stop to take a thumbs up mirror picture...but unfortunately, this pic did not make it out to social media. *wink*
Of course, I had to stop and take a thumbs up mirror picture :)
Live-styling was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*
Live-styling with such fabulous items from DSW was such a blast! I definitely foresee more VIP live-styling challenges in the future *wink*

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I loved these black-and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the casual and dressy look videos:)
I loved the black and coral (with a touch of gold) looks I live-styled at the DSW Shoe Love Party! Check out the VIP Facebook page to see the videos:)
A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I wanted to take home the black and gold looks I live-styled! Hm...DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*
A trendy twist on a fabulous classic! I totally loved the black and white with a touch of gold looks I styled with DSW accessories! Hm…DSW shopping trip? I think yes! *wink*
A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)
A snapshot of my casual black and gold look. Check out the video on the VIP Facebook page to learn more about this DSW-tacular outfit:)
The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party. I love the way the colorful scarf POPS up against the black:)
The last live-styled looks I put together at the DSW Shoe Love Party were so glam! DSW has such fabulous purses, scarves, and shoes…y’all must hurry to your nearest DSW and see for yourselves :)
This photo made it to the VIP Twitter; however, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may just make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*
This photo made it to the VIP Twitter but, I love it so much I just had to share it again. I may make this my Facebook profile picture later *wink*
NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE.
NEED. THIS. BAG. IN. MY. LIFE. #PurseAddict #ForTheLoveOfMint
DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes and such little time!
DSW at Brookwood Village is a shoe paradise! Oh, so many great shoes in an array of colors and styles :)
Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes...it's true--and they are super cute hats!
Did you know that DSW also has hats? Say what?! Yes…it’s true–and they are super cute hats!
Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!
Ooo la la! The perfect floppy hat for spring!

Before I sign off, here is a slideshow of more random snapshots from the DSW Shoe Love Party live blogging event with B-Metro Magazine

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

DSW Shoe Love Party at Colonial Brookwood Village with B-Metro Magazine

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Calling all shoe lovers and fashionistas! DSW at the Colonial Brookwood Village in Birmingham is having a super fabulous Shoe Love Party…and guess what?! You’re invited! 

Join the VIP, D.I.Y. Style blogger Erica Bunker, and B-Metro Magazine for a fantastic night of shoes, shopping, snacking, sipping, and *drum roll* LIVE STYLING! Live styling? What is that? Well…the VIP will be live-styling outfits at the DSW Shoe Love party showcasing ways to transform basic ensembles to create different looks just by swapping up the accessories! (Pst…this challenge is very similar to the VIP segment Three Ways to Wear) So, what makes this styling challenge so special? Well, the VIP will only be using DSW’s shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories! Whoo hoo! Thanks DSW–the VIP is super excited to show off y’all’s awesome products!

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Event Details:

  • The Shoe Love Party kicks off at 4:30–make sure you are not fashionably late to this event because the first fifty guests will receive DSW swag bags! Oh my gracious–doesn’t that sound fabulous!

  • Come hungry because Fresh Market will be providing complimentary refreshments throughout the event + complimentary mocktails (aka punch *wink*)

  • Instead of the Selfie Station, we will have the “Show Us Your Shoes” Shoe Cam where we encourage all party guests to snap a photo of their rocking hot shoes and share the pictures to social media with the hashtag #DSWBham

  • There will be tons of DSW giveaways+ gift cards! Yay!

  • As previously mentioned, the VIP will be live-styling at the event showcasing easy ways to transform basic outfits just by swapping out accessories–I always tell y’all that accessories make all the difference *wink*

  • And…last but not least, dress your best because you could win a special prize *wink* (Sh…stay tuned to the VIP social media for more information on this coming soon)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn