Letter From the Editor: For the Love of Sweaters

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week on the blog has been very warm and cozy, and I am thankful for that because it has only gotten colder and windier here in Appalachia *wink* So, needless to say, I have a feeling I will begin layering more with sweaters soon…then layering more with coats….Where are my hats?!? Where are my gloves?!? 

Check out this fabulous sweater poncho I wore this week to WCYB News station with some of my fellow broadcasting majors. Not only was this an EPIC experience, I was also warm for the whole trip *wink*
Check out this fabulous sweater poncho I wore this week to WCYB News station with some of my fellow broadcasting friends. Not only was this an EPIC experience, I was also warm for the whole trip *wink*

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“I like sweaters. I have a sweater obsession, I guess.”

–Drake

I think Drake and I are on the same page with our sweater obsessions, I guess *wink* So, with that…let’s jam out to a song Vine parodies have virtually ruined for me. *fist in air* HOTLINE BLING. *cue cheesy dancing*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Letter From the Editor: Coffee Will Get Me Through October

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s Friday *sighs and plops down in comfy chair* THANK GOODNESS! This week has been never ending, and I have a feeling this next week will be filled with lots of work, too! Thank goodness for coffee *wink*

ANYWAY–this weekend is merely a transition into SOME AWESOME THINGS for all of October! Let me tell y’all a little bit about my October :)

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  • I will be interviewing NBC’s Tracie Potts for Direction: Northeast at Northeast State Community College. I am SO VERY excited about this broadcasting opportunity! EEK! Stay tuned for more info *wink*
  • I have like a bajillion papers due–let’s not talk about it…I’m just going to say that I am glad that Starbucks is open late. 
  • I am getting ready to tour transfer universities. #stressful #paperwork 
  • *fingers crossed* I am working on a new project; however, I do not want to spill any beans until it’s official-official as to when it will be released.
  • I have fall break to look forward to–that means a 5 day weekend of #NetflixAndChill *wink*
  • The blog *might* be receiving a little makeover this month–if all goes according to plan! 
  • AND…last but not least, I have a SUPER fabulous blog series coming soon *happy dance*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Frugal Friday: It’s a Day for Fun and Fabulous Deals

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

TGIF….phew! The weekend could not have come any sooner this week! 

In celebration of all the happy and stressful things that happened this week, I treated myself to a little retail therapy at TJMaxx in Johnson City (TN) where I picked up the following super fabulous items for a steal-of-a-deal! 

Kate Spade Saturday Origami Tote--Retail, this floral beauty would cost $110; however, I snatched it up on sale for only $32.00! The orginal TJMaxx price was $39.99.
Kate Spade Saturday Origami Tote–Retail, this floral beauty would cost $110; however, I snatched it up on sale for only $32.00! The orginal TJMaxx price was $39.99.
It is a bottomless pit of pure cuteness! I cannot wait to carry this bag on campus at Northeast State Community College...speaking of college...the tote is my school's colors! How ironic *wink*
It is a bottomless pit of pure cuteness! I cannot wait to carry this bag on campus at Northeast State Community College…speaking of college…the tote is my school’s colors! How ironic *wink*

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren wedges--Retail, these strappy sisters would cost $69.00; however, I snatched them up the stellar price of $29.00! The original TJMaxx price was $39.99.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren wedges–Retail, these strappy sisters would cost $69.00; however, I snatched them up for the stellar price of $29.00! The original TJMaxx price was $39.99.
Oh, these cuties will be perfect for campus as well...AND they match my new handbag *wink*
Oh, these cuties will be perfect for campus as well…AND they match my new handbag *wink*

Okay, readers–I must be off! I have a photo shoot to plan + find time to squeeze in a little workout session before hitting the hay! Tah tah for now, my lovlies, and happy weekend! :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Weekly Whistle: College Orientation Outfit + Beauty Giveaway

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Yesterday, I attended freshman orientation at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee, and it was absolutely amazing! I got my fall term schedule…my student ID…and a microwave from my mom and dad for tackling orientation sans parents.

The Northeast State Blountville campus is so beautiful and  full of wonderful professors + it has a killer Mass Communications and Theater department…the more I talk about it, the more excited I become. Whoo hoo–E! News or Vogue here I come *wink* 

Okay, that is enough college chat–there will be plenty of time for that once fall term rolls around *wink* Now, let’s take a look at the outfit details about what I wore to college orientation + why it works. 

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Blouse: Deep South Pout

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

Belt: American Eagle

Sandals: Born, DSW (Birmingham, Alabama)

Why it works:

This outfit worked perfectly for college orientation because it was comfy yet totally cute. I could have worn Nike shorts and a tank top and would have been comfortable, BUT I wanted to make a fashionable impression. And what better way is there to do that than by dressing cutely in bright hues! *wink*

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Guess what?! The VIP has a spectacular surprise beauty giveaway happening RIGHT NOW on the VIP Facebook page! Click here for more details and to enter! Good luck!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn