Throwback Thursday: Dotted Short and John Deere

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I love my green and navy dotted shorts from J.Crew so much! Do y’all remember them from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge?! Well, let’s take a minute and throwback to when these fabulous shorts first appeared on the blog…click here to view post. 

Now, let’s hop back to the present and take a look at how the VIP wore the J.Crew shorts today!  *wink*

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Blouse: TJ Maxx

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

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Birmingham, AL)

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

VIP Road Trip: Bristol Virginia & Tennessee via iPhone

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Hey, y’all! Today, the VIP was on the road in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee touring the beautiful birthplace of country music! I adore the old-city charm of this Southern town, and I cannot wait for the amazing photo shoot tomorrow in Abingdon, Bristol, and Marion, Virginia!

Phew….it is going to be an early morning…So, as I hop off to bed, y’all enjoy my iPhone picture tour of my favorite sites in Bristol:) Goodnight, my lovelies!

First snacking stop: Burger Bar in Bristol, VA. I could totally see myself working at this super cute burger joint!
First snacking stop: Burger Bar in Bristol, VA. Amazing food and an amazing atmosphere!
Isn't the Burger Bar absolutely adorable? Oh, and that is my mom in the blue sweatshirt getting in the car....sh...don't tell her....*wink, wink*
Isn’t the Burger Bar absolutely adorable? Oh, and that is my mom in the blue sweatshirt getting in the car….sh…don’t tell her….*wink, wink*

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A view of the Cameo in downtown Bristol. Such vintage perfection!
A view of the Cameo in downtown Bristol. Such vintage perfection!
View from the car of the Solar district...I am super in love with the house with green shingles in the distance!
View from the car of the Solar District…I am super in love with the house with green shingles in the distance!
Check out this killer view from the Solar district! Oh, how God is so amazing!
Check out this killer view from the Solar District! Oh, how God is so amazing!
The VIP team and I had a fabulous afternoon snack at Macado's on State Street in Bristol. I loved sitting on the patio watching the world go by for a little while...relaxation is nice:)
The VIP team and I had a fabulous afternoon snack at Macado’s on State Street in Bristol. I loved sitting on the patio relaxing with fantastic food!
Shameless bathroom selfie at Mellow Mushroom in Bristol!
Shameless bathroom selfie at Mellow Mushroom for dinner!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt

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Hello, my fabulouses! On the blog today…comfy meets cute–the city sweatshirt meets the floral pencil skirt. As the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge progresses, my obsession for the city sweatshirt and vibrant pencil skirt is growing. So naturally, I had to pair them together! This look is perfect for weekend activities–from dinner with friends to movies with a cutie.

If you missed ways to dress this pencil skirt up for the office, no need to fear! Please click here and here for examples.

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

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Skirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Hair Sticks: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Wristlet: Coach, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Are you looking for a way to stretch your fashion dollar? Check out my Grand Haul Girl video “Transition to Fall” for The Outlet Shops of Grand River! (see video above)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Modeling Shoot: The Modern Day Jack & Diane

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Jack & Diane

John Cougar Mellencamp

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Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland
Jackie gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie’s car

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Suckin’ on chili dogs outside the Tastee freeze
Diane’s sittin’ on Jackie’s lap
He’s got his hand between her knees
Jackie say, hey, Diane
Let’s run off behind a shady trees
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please
Say a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Say a
Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
They walk on

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Jackie sits back
Reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head
And does his best James Dean
Well you know, Diane
We oughta run off to the city
Diane says, baby
You ain’t missin’ nuth-in
Jackie, say-a

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Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
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 Gonna let it rock
Let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come
And save my soul
Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men

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Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone

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 Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin’ the best they can

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Huge thanks to my fantastic model and photographer friend, Cameron Hinkle.  He truly fit the part of the modern day Jack–with a little bit of  James Dean flare.  Although we almost suffered a heatstroke in this Southern, sultry heat…we made it…it was so totally worth it…and so totally fabulous!

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Check out and “Like” Cameron Hinkle’s photography page on Facebook to see all of his magnificent skills. Cameron is a passionate photographer with the ability to capture the most perfect images! www.facebook.com/cameronhinklephotography

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To see more fabulous pictures from this photo shoot, please visit the VIP Facebook page and the Cameron Hinkle Photography page!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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