Jack and Jill of America Birmingham Chapter Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at Belk the Summit

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The Birmingham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and Belk at The Summit hosted their annual fashion show fundraiser Saturday, November 16, 2013.  This fantastic fashion show was a sold out event with 350 guests attending. Belk has sponsored this fabulous annual event for five years, and this fashion fundraiser is the signature event for the Birmingham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

What is Jack and Jill America?

Jack and Jill is a national mother’s civic organization with the focus of providing cultural, educational, leadership and social opportunities for African American children.  Strong emphasis is placed upon community service and civic responsibility. 

To learn more about Jack and Jill of America, please visit www.jackandjillinc.org/

What is the Jack and Jill Fashion Show Fundraiser?

Each year, two local charities are awarded the proceeds generated from the event ticket sales.  This year’s recipients were Leading Edge Institute and Grace House. Much preparation went into bringing a wonderful morning of elegant fashion, food, and fun to the Jack and Jill mothers and their guests. 

The Jack and Jill special event committee members Karla Fields, Bonika Wilson, Ty Davis, Terri Gardner, Vickie Ausmer, and Michelle Nalls worked closely with Belk at The Summit Store Manager Susan Held, Belk Special Events Coordinator Katie Jones, and Fashion Stylist Melissa Melvin to make the event truly special. 

A special highlight of the morning was the Jack and Jill teen models that walked the runway with the professional models. Malik Kofi was the featured musical guest, and Chef Julia May provided an elegant continental breakfast. 

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Now, without further ado, here are some fabulous fashion highlights from the Annual Jack and Jill of America Birmingham Chapter Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at Belk the Summit! Enjoy!

It was exciting to see this gorgeous model carry the same Mary Frances handbag I have done the runway! That handbag looked so hot with that outfit, and the model looked gorgeous carrying it!
It was exciting to see this gorgeous model carry the same Mary Frances handbag I have down the runway! She truly rocked that outfit and that handbag!
Check out the VIP blog featuring the same Mary Frances handbag here: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/11/12/18-days-of-grand-haul-from-college-classroom-to-date-night/
Also, check out the VIP Interview with the designer herself Mary Frances here: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/10/25/vip-interview-celebrity-handbag-designer-mary-frances-at-belk-phipps-plaza-atlanta-georgia/

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Read more about the Jack and Jill Fashion Show Fundraiser here.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: How to Add Daring Pieces to a Wardrobe While Shopping on a Budget

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Hello, my fabulouses! I just got back to “the ‘Ham” (aka Birmingham) from another meeting about the movie! I am super excited to announce that I will soon be fitted for my costumes, and we will begin filming the trailer in a couple of weeks! I am so pumped right now that I can barely contain myself…or it could just be a little late night buzz from the Starbucks I had when I got back in town…hm…Anyway, once the trailer is filmed and ready to be published, I will be sharing the video with all of you! I absolutely cannot wait:)

Now, let’s chat about today’s Grand Haul outfit.

It is important to create your own style in the fashion world–never hesitate to be a little daring with an outfit! Taking a walk on the wild side, I paired cozy pink cords with an orange Guns N’ Roses sweatshirt from Wet Seal for a look that is perfect for campus, coffee, or a casual movie date.

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Sweatshirt: Wet Seal, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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

Flats: Naturalizer, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

How can you add some daring pieces to your wardrobe while shopping on a budget? Check out my Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River below to see the fabulous deal I snagged on these outfit pieces!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: From College Classroom to Date Night

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Hello, my fabulouses! For yesterday’s outfit, I took a cozy pair of pink cords and dressed them for the classroom. Today, I am dressing those same pretty pink cords for a dazzling date night!

To take cord trousers from campus to the movies or dinner, toss on a sporty chiffon sweatshirt and baby soft scarf for a fabulous look that is sure to catch the attention of your hot date *wink* For another date night look, simply toss off the scarf and slip a magnificent Mary Frances handbag on your arm–BAM! Two date night looks without a lot of effort or money.

IMG_7472 IMG_7483 IMG_7462 IMG_7470Sweatshirt: Wet Seal, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Pants: 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

Handbag: Mary Frances, Belk Phipps in Atlanta, GA

Check out my Grand Haul clothing haul video below to see the fabulous deals I snagged on the sweatshirt, cords, scarf, and flats!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn