VIP Scrapbook: Visiting the HOMEtown


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

For the past week, I have been visiting friends and family in my hometown of Louisville, Mississippi where I got a mani/pedi with a fabulous friend, finished filming the indie film, visited some old cheer buddies at their senior prom, chopped four inches off my hair, visited my great aunts, learned more about my family history, and last but not least…attended the grand opening of the new Dollar Tree–this is big news for Louisville *wink* 

Now, I know I have been slacking on the social media lately…Please forgive me, VIP fans. I am so spoiled to high-speed Internet and 4G (even 3G) cell signal that adjusting to limited service has been very…frustrating. I will spare y’all the dramatic story of my breakdown prior to posting this blog via my Samsung Galaxy Note3. Long story short, the HughesNet Internet and I had a fight and…the HughesNet Internet won *wink*

To make up for my social media slacking, I decided that today I would post a VIP Scrapbook of all the fun and fabulous things I have been doing lately in and around my hometown. Now, without further ado, I present to you the VIP Scrapbook: Visiting the HOMEtown. Yay!


My friend Erin Clark and I getting our toesys done at the V.I.P. Nails salon in Louisville. I thought it was a fitting place for the VIP to get her nails done *wink*


My sad face selfie on the last day of filming La Madame…Now, I cannot wait for the movie premiere! Ahh!


Rachel Edmonds of Mia Salon in Starkville, Mississippi cut four inches off the VIP’s hair. I have been growing it out for the movie since November…and it feels fabulous to have the Cob (curly bob) back *wink* Thanks so much, Rachel!


(From left to right) Macey Donald, the VIP, and Taylor Alexander
It was so fun “crashing” prom to see two of my old cheerleader buddies! The two gingers and a blonde reunite after three years *wink*



It was so awesome looking through old family photos with my great Aunt Judy. Hearing her stories of the past is so amazing and inspires me to learn more about my family. Right now, my big goal is to learn more about the history of my middle name, Rianza. Stay tuned for a future blog…once I get more information:)



*drum roll* Today, I attended the grand opening of the Louisville Dollar Tree. I will let the pictures of my shopping adventure tell the story *wink*


Easter arts and crafts–my favorite! I bought one of the items shown in this photo…can you guess which one???


As soon as I saw this jumbo chalk…I went from 18 to 5 in a matter of seconds *wink* I call this my “Oh my gosh, Mom, it’s jumbo chalk! Can I please have some” face.


I am a huge fan of the clear glass coffee mugs in this photo. I think I will be making a trip back to the Louisville Dollar Tree before I leave to pick up some cute coffee cups for my new apartment…oh, and I will also be getting some jumbo chalk *wink*


I got these FAB-U-LOUS cups for my apartment TODAY.  They were so cute…I could not pass them up!


Last but not least…I picked up one of these snazzy snack packs for my travels. You are never too old to snack happy and adorable *wink*


Now, I am off to watch The Blacklist on NBC.  I may not have great Internet connection, but thank goodness I have satellite TV *wink*


Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hathorn


Weekly Whistle: Soiree Sociale & Scholarship Tea


Hello, hello, hello my lovely fashionistas! Phew! What a week it has been! Studying for exams, traveling, deciding what card to get mom for Mother’s Day–Could someone please make decent cards for mom’s who only have one child? Wait…What was I talking about again…anyway…it is that wonderful time of the week that we all know and love…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Come on, VIP fans, let’s see what the VIP’s two outfits of the week are! Yep, I said two…It was too hard to decide!

IMG_8175 IMG_8162 IMG_8137 IMG_8182

Dress: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx

Belt: Target

Hair & Makeup: Rachel Edmonds at Mia Salon

Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!
Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!

Oh, the Town and Gown Soiree Sociale was so much fun! Special thanks to Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb. & Co. for letting Town and Gown host the unveiling of the May issue at her amazing store! If you are ever in the Starkville/Columbus area, stop by R. Tabb & Co. for a FABULOUS shopping experience that you will love! R. Tabb & Co. has so many cute clothes and accessories to offer all fashionistas!

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Town and Gown Magazine Soiree Sociale party!

Like R. Tabb & Co. on Facebook so you do not miss out on all the new apparel! It is all so so SO cute!


IMG_8323 IMG_8305

Dress: Elie Tahari

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Collection

It was such an amazing experience to attend the Alpha Xi Delta UAB Scholarship Tea! Deciding on what college to attend is quite the challenge, but the amazing ladies of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter answered many of my questions about UAB campus life. Wow…hard to believe I turn eighteen in November, and go to college in a year….where has the time gone? Wait, that’s what my mom is supposed to say! :)

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship Tea!


Okie dokie, fashionistas! That seems to be all the time I have for today! Off to my closet, to style my outfit for an interview by The Cobalt Club tomorrow! Instead of my interviewing, I am being interviewed….Oh, looks like the tables have been turned! It is going to be so much fun–I absolutely cannot wait!

Check out The Cobalt Club blog here!


Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.


Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista


Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Where the Mind Goes While Sitting Under the Dryer”:

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue:


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

The VIP’s Signature Blonde Curls

The VIP’s signature blonde curls are brought to you by the talented Rachel Edmonds! Let’s give her a round of applause! *claps and wooing*

I love my new low maintenance short haircut! The curls are natural, and they can sometimes have a mind of their own…but with a super awesome cut and color, bad hair days are a thing of the past! Thank you so much, Rachel Edmonds of Mia Salon. I don’t know what my curls would do without you:) You rock!

If you are wanting a fabulous hair cut or color, visit the amazing Rachel Edmonds at Mia Salon in Starkville, Mississippi. You will NOT regret it!

Make an appointment today with Rachel Edmonds!: (662) 323-3029

Love that fabulous vintage blouse I am wearing in the picture at the top of this blog? Then check out SGB Vintage online and find yourself a lovely vintage gem!

Don’t forget to like the VIP on Facebook!

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



The VIP’s New Do with Rachel Edmonds

If you live around the Starkville, MS area and are looking for a fantastic hair cut and color…then Rachel Edmonds is your girl!

Last week I got a bit of a hair makeover by the lovely Rachel Edmonds of Mia Salon in Starkville, Mississippi. It was a slight dramatic change…Rachel cut 5 inches off of my curly locks…I was a bit nervous, but the end result was super fabulous…I feel all bouncy and pouncy :)

I  had to share my ‘do makeover with all of my lovely readers.  I knew that it might be a shocker to see me in future blogs with much shorter hair without a background stroy!

The above picture was taken by my mom…bless her and her type 1 diabetes!  We had to hurry straight to lunch so she could eat before her “sugar” crashed…so my hair is still damp…but even a bit damp…it looks fantastic!  Thanks to a wonderful cut and color!

Fall Hair Tips by Rachel Edmonds:

  • After summer, hair is dry from all the summer sun…So, definitely moisturize and trim those ends.
  • Go with a caramel or beige color, if you are a blonde, and a warm, rich brown color, if you are a brunette.
  • Cute headbands and messy buns are stylish for fall!

Aren’t those tips great! And..isn’t Rachel just VIP fabulous!  Thanks, Rachel, you are a doll!

Join me next time for a spectacular blog about a fantastic new shop I ran across while antiquing and picking with my mom in Springville, Alabama! You will not want to miss this humdinger of a blog, I promise:)

Follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce_ and Instagram @VintagePassionista and Like the VIP on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and sneak peeks that you cannot find anywhere else!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



Sweater Happy DIY and a Little Shoutout!

Right now is the perfect time to head to your local thrift store or go shopping in your own closet for sweaters that need a little love…this easy, peasy, sweater, cheesy DIY will show how to convert an old winter sweater into an adorable vest with vintage flare!

What you will need:

  • A winter sweater
  • scissors
  • vintage buttons
  • needle
  • thread
Step1: Find vintage buttons the same size as on the original sweater. Remove the original buttons and sew on the vintage buttons to give your sweater a little VIP touch!

Step 2: Now that the buttons are sewed on, it’s time to cut off the sleeves! Measure one inch away from the seams of each sleeve. Cut off both sleeves…tah dahhh! Done!

I am so excited to show you two ways I decided to wear my sweater happy DIY!

Dress: Sweater Happy DIY
Under shirt: Forever 21
Belt: Target
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bracelet: Deep South Pout
Necklace: BluKat Design
I purchased this oversized sweater at the Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)…from the one dollar rack…as soon as I saw it…I knew it had the potential to be a fabulous DIY!
Earrings: Blu Gertrude
Sweater: Sweater happy DIY
tank top: Forever 21
Belt: Deep South Pout
Shorts: The Attic
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
I just had to pair this oversized sweater with these vintage baby blue shorts! This outfit gives the VIP a put together look that is comfortable and adorable!

My hair is one of my signatures…so keeping my blonde, curly locks healthy during the summer is an absolute must! I want to give a special shoutout to Rachel Edmonds of Mia Salon in Starkville, Mississippi for getting my hair ready for summer!

I want to share with y’all a few things I found out about Rachel who is so precious and darling!

  • Tell us a little something about yourself.

I am 27 years old and have been a cosmetologist for 8 years. I live and work in Starkville, Mississippi at Mia Salon. I love my job, and enjoy making others feel better about themselves.

  • How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as casual to dressy.. I love to accessorize with lots of jewelry and a cute pair of shoes! Clothes and jewelry are definitely a weakness of mine!

  • Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

Some of my favorite places to shop are definitely boutiques! One of my favorites is Deep South Pout!

  • What is your favorite genre of music and why?

Some of my favorite genres of music are probably pop and country. I love anything that puts me in a good mood. Dave Matthews is one of my favorites!

  • What are some easy summer hair care tips?

Hair care tips for the summer: Moisturize your locks! The heat and sun dry your hair out, and it is good to do a good moisturizing treatment once a week! Also, keep hair trimmed to avoid split ends and breakage.

Stay tuned next time for a fantabulous Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge:)

In an upcoming blog, I will be sharing with you all the vintage treasures that a friend of mine sent to me from Ten Dollar Vintage which is quite the catch when it comes to parcels of adorable outfits for vintage lovers! Make sure to stay tuned to find out more:)

Follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce and Instagram @vintagepassionista

Stay fabulous,

Abby Hathorn