Happy Birthday, America!


Happy Fourth of July, Y’all!

I wish everyone safe travels and fun times!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Weekly Whistle: American Flags, Picnics and Watermelons


Hello, fabulouses! Tomorrow is Independence Day, and I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with red, white, and blue patriot pride.  So, grab your red shorts, navy blue blouse, and white wedges–oh, and do not forget your snazzy red lipstick–and join me for the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week.  Now,  let us get this Weekly Whistle going because it is almost time to wave your American flags, enjoy a family picnic at the park, munch on juicy watermelons, and of course, watch fabulous fireworks!

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Blouse: Belk

Shorts: Personal Vintage Collection

Shoes: Jessica Simpson


Check out my latest Real Story Publishing article about How to Survive Family Holidays: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/07/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-how-to-survive-family-holidays/

Y’all have a fabulous Fourth of July celebration and come back tomorrow for a fun and fabulous VIP blog post!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Memorial Day 2013


Today is the beloved day we all call Memorial Day. The day where we should be remembering the fallen and honoring the true American heroes.  Have we stayed true to the real meaning of Memorial Day? That is my question.

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I was in a hurry on my way home yesterday when I passed by an elderly man on the side of the road holding a cardboard sign that read, “Hungry homeless veteran soldier”.  I nearly burst into tears…All I could think about was why was that soldier homeless? Where is the love?  Why have so many veterans been ignored…pushed to the side…and forgotten?

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It seems that in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives that we forget those who served our country…we forget those who jeopardized their lives to protect our freedom…we forget how many good men and women lost their lives defending our nation…BUT today, let us remember them.  Let us remember the heroic men and women who have fallen in the line of duty.  Let us be thankful for our amazing armed forces and praise them for their brave actions.  Let us stay true to the real meaning of Memorial Day.

To learn about the history of Memorial Day, check out my latest Real Media article.

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP: Memorial Day History in a Large, Medium, and Small Nutshell–http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/22/the-adventures-of-the-vip-memorial-day-history-and-fashion-in-a-large-medium-and-small-nutshell/

Ring: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham
Ring: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day, y’all!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn