Black to Basics home blog for VIP

Black to Basics home blog for VIP

Everyday drinkware
$8.88 –

Black home decor

Newgate Clocks newgate wall clock
$200 –

Mater oak chair

Round wooden table


VIP Holiday Gift Guide: Fragrance Edition 2014


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

Last week, I promised y’all a VIP Holiday Gift Guide Fragrance Edition, and this week, I am bringing it to the table!

I have compiled an inspiration board with some specific fragrances that I love like Spring Flower by Creed and BonBon by Viktor & Rolf! So, without further ado, let’s get our fragrance on, ladies! *cue the Christmas music*

VIP Holiday Gift Guide: Fragrance Edition 2014



Bond No 9 bond no 9 fragrance
$1,175 –

Juicy couture perfume
$94 –

Marc Jacobs daisy perfume

Prada perfume

Creed flower fragrance

Peony perfume

Viktor Rolf flower perfume
$78 –

Chanel perfume
Earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Guns N’ Roses + Vintage


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Whoo hoo! It’s Wednesday, which means it is time to reveal this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit! So, let’s jump right in, y’all! 

For this week’s OOTW, I paired one of my favorite oversized sweatshirts with a vintage suit-separate skirt I got from my mom. The juxtaposition of casual slouch with business prep creates a funky and comfortable ensemble perfect for running errands and getting work done–in style, of course *wink* For the accessories, I kept it basic with a big, bronzey-gold cuff from Southeastern Salvage. To add a bit of spunk, I finished off this outfit with stately Jessica Simpson wedges. 

After you check out this outfit, be sure to check out the other outfit combo ideas at the bottom + a direct picture link to shop the Guns N’ Roses sweatshirt! Ah! The internet is so cool sometimes *wink*

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Sweatshirt: Wet Seal (Similar one below from Forever 21)

Skirt: vintage, thanks mom *wink*

Wedges: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Wrist Cuff: Southeastern Salvage (Irondale, AL)

Nail Polish: It’s handmade! Check out the blog about it here.


Other Combo Ideas

See it. Love it. Shop it.

River Island sweat shirt
$19 –

Carvela studded sandals
$110 –


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Fabulous Finds Friday: Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! 

Ah! It’s Friday…finally *wink*

Boy! Oh, boy! Have you stepped outside today? Ooo…it’s super chilly! With all of this cold weather, I cannot get sweaters off the brain…So, this week’s Fabulous Finds Friday is ALL about spectacular Sweater Weather! 

I am going to keep this quick because I have a drive to Charlotte, North Carolina calling my name! Stay tuned to the VIP social media to find out what I will be up to in Charlotte tomorrow *wink*

If you are craving more sweaters, check out the other VIP Sweater Weather post here! Happy sweater-ing*wink* Y’all stay warm!


Beauty Tues: Last-minute Halloween Makeup Ideas


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

Halloween is just around the corner–literally! Ah! If your October was anything like mine, it flew by, and you totally forgot about planning your Halloween costume. Now–before you panic, check out the following Polyvore board + VIP Pinterest board for some quick n’ easy last minute makeup ideas that are sure to make you the talk of the party!

Now, before we forget about our costumes again, let’s get inspired *wink*

Last-minute Halloween Makeup ideas

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn