VIP Home: Picking Paint Colors Wasn’t as Easy as I Thought It Would Be…

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I apologize for being away so long… I have spent the past few days making my apartment livable–Yay! No more boxes stacked around the perimeter of the rooms! Phew! I hope to never again see moving boxes…or at least not anytime in the near future *wink*

Now that my apartment is somewhat organized, I am starting to spiffy up the place with color! My two main paint projects at the moment are the front door and the closet that I am turning into my office.

Testing out paint samples on the front door.
Testing out paint samples on the front door.
The closet, which is soon to be my new office, prior to painting.
The office prior to painting.

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do at the home improvement store with my parents was picking out paint samples–we spent a lot of time in Home Depot and Lowe’s…so, the paint samples kept me entertained*wink* I would pick out handfuls of samples each trip, and I am sure the store employees hated me for that; however, the samples are free…and I am pretty positive that it is not a crime to adore paint samples because I have yet to find my picture posted on the door of a Lowe’s or Home Depot *wink*

Back to the present–This weekend, I was filling my hands with paint samples for a totally different reason–my apartment is too blah and needs a few pops of color. Oh boy, picking paint colors wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be…When I little, there was no commitment–it was just for fun and giggles…but now, this is for real, and if I pick a bad color…what will my momma think *wink*

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 After going through a massive amount of paint samples, I finally decided to paint my front door Peacock Feather (Behr–Home Depot) and my office Honeysuckle (Pantone–Lowe’s). Once the humidity decreases here, I will put a second coat of paint on my front door and office walls…Oh! I cannot wait to show y’all the finished products next Monday on VIP Home! It is going to be FAB-U-LOUS! :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Weekly Whistle: Moving Madness + KristaLize Jewelry

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…today has been exhausting! I have been moving into my new apartment, unpacking boxes, and trying to make sense of what needs to go where–needless to say…it is a bit stressful. *ugh* So, I decided to take a break to sit down and chat with y’all about this week’s Weekly Whistle! Ah…this tall glass of sweet tea and blogging should mentally prepare me to tackle unpacking the boxes labeled “clothes” and “shoes” *wink*

Now, that is enough chit chat about the moving madness–let’s take a looksey at the outfit details of this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit, which features an ADORABLY AWESOME handmade necklace from KristaLize! Oh, how the VIP simply adores KristaLize jewelry! :)

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Dress: Von Maur, Birmingham AL

Necklace: KristaLize

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Reminiscing 2012

Welcome back, fashionistas! Lately, I have been thinking about how far the VIP has come… I started my blog 11 months ago! Wow…it seems like just yesterday I was learning how to blog!

From Vintage Inspired Passionista, I gained the opportunity to write a weekly fashion column for The Real Story newspaper called “The Adventures of the VIP”.  In October, I was featured in Town and Gown Magazine.  I also worked as a stylist for the December and January issues of  Town and Gown Magazine.  I look forward to seeing what other amazing opportunities God has to offer me as I continue my journey!

Now,  let us reminisce with some of my favorite pictures!

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Check out the outfits I styled for the December issue of Town and Gown Magazine! I want every outfit for myself!
Check out the outfits I styled for the December issue of Town and Gown Magazine! I want every outfit for myself!

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Wow...this was February! I got my make up done by these wonderful women at MAC before Birmingham Fashion Week 2012! I had only published two blogs before I was out reporting about fashion shows! Oh, how the time has flown by!
Wow…this was February! I got my make up done by these wonderful women at MAC before Birmingham Fashion Week 2012! I had only published two blogs before I was out reporting about fashion shows! Oh, how the time has flown by!

Be sure to like me on Facebook to keep up with the house renovation and much more! http://www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Check out my weekly column @ www.realstorypublishing.com in the Lifestyle section!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: The VIP’s New Adventure!

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Shirt: thrifted
Yoga Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Vans(just love my vans…)
Sunglasses: Ray Bans

Hello, hello, hello readers! This weeks weekly whistle is to inform you of my new adventure! The VIP and her family are moving to Trussville, Alabama! I am currently on the road right now to Alabama so this blog shall be short!

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You can keep up with me and the move on my Facebook! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Also, today is the VIP’s birthday! Happy 17th birthday to me! :)

Follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce_ and Instagram @vintagepassionista!

Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hathorn