Beauty Tues: VIP Lip Color of the Month featuring Butter London “Primrose Hill Picnic”

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

Woo hoo! What better way to ring in February than with a new lip color? 

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Bracelet handmade by Luke & Lyla Designs (visit shop here)

For this month’s VIP lip color of the month, I went into Ulta looking for something a bit electric and eclectic. After sampling several colors and brands, I stumbled upon the most fabulous color from Butter London–“Primrose Hill Picnic”–Not only does this Butter London lipstick give kissy pouts a HUGE pop of color, but it is also Butter soft with a moisturizing, matte finish.

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Even though this Butter London shade is matte, it is moisturizing! No more worrying with your lips drying out while wearing matte lipstick! Ah–it’s a miracle! *wink*

Although glossy lips are extremely popular, I am a huge fan of matte hues. I feel like they wear better for longer, which is so important with my crazy schedule! One application of matte lipstick can take me through the entire day without worrying about an ugly lip-shade fade *phew* One less thing to worry about *wink*

Needless to say, I am head-over-heels for matte lips, and I have fallen for “Primrose Hill Picnic” *wink* So, shall we take a closer look at why this snazzy hue was chosen to be the VIP lip color of the month for February? Well, of course, we should *wink*

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In LOVE with this shade? SHOP IT HERE or EXPLORE other Butter London lipsticks here

Earrings handmade by Heather O'Cain of BluKatDesign (visit shop here)
Earrings handmade by Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign (visit shop here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 4, Don’t Frown, The World’s Sad Enough

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 Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

TGIF! Phew…I thought Friday would never get here! *wink* But it is here, so let us welcome the weekend with open arms and a new outfit! 

To create today’s J.Crew Challenge look, I took yesterday’s shorts and paired them with a silk-fronted, floral sweater-tee and accessorized with simple pearls + handmade bracelets. This outfit is so chic and sassy–I cannot help but smile when wearing it:)

“Don’t frown, the world’s sad enough!”

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Top: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Bracelets: Ethereal Energy, KristaLize 

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 Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 3; Black ‘n Blue

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge for outfit 3! Whoo hoo!

For this outfit, I decided to introduce two completely new pieces to the challenge. Ah! Aren’t they amazing! Oh…I just love J.Crew! I do not know what I would do without it *wink*

What I love about this look:

I love this button down and denim short combo because it can be dressy or casual by simply changing up accessories. The mixing of patterns adds a pop of personality to the simple black ‘n blue hues creating a subtle yet stately look. 

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Button Down: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Shorts: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Boots: Lucky Brand, Belk

Rings: Sparkle Cat Studio (get similar looks here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 2; Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

Whoo hoo! What did y’all think about that first outfit? I loved how the photos turned out! Big shout out to my pretty amazing photographers *wink*

To create outfit #2, I kept the cutesy green skirt and combined it with a collegiate-style tee, denim ball cap, and silver menswear shoes. I adore this look because it is can take me from campus to coffee to ball game effortlessly! 

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Top: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Skirt: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Shoes: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Cap: J.Crew (get THE look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Etsy Exchange

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This Friday, I want to share with y’all a little styling challenge I like to call “Etsy Exchange”. So, what is “Etsy Exchange,” you ask? Well, it is all about taking one single outfit and swapping out the accessories to show how big of a difference accessories can make! For this particular styling challenge, I decided to use all Etsy artisans because I absolutely ADORE handmade and Etsy :)

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at this VIP Etsy Exchange challenge.

Way 1: For the first look, I took a Jessica Simpson dress and paired it with a Forever 21 blouse. The lace-style blouse made for a cute add-on to the strapless dress.
Way 1:
For the first look, I took a Jessica Simpson dress and paired it with a Forever 21 blouse + bronze-toned Kork Ease wedges. The lace-style blouse made for a cute add-on to the strapless dress.
I accessorized this look with a yellow heart necklace from Sparkle Cat Studio and a single heart necklace from Jessica Klaaren Jewelry.
I accessorized this look with a yellow heart necklace from Sparkle Cat Studio and a single heart necklace from Jessica Klaaren Jewelry.
Way 2: For the second look, I simply took off the Sparkle Cat Necklace (see way 1) to create a more casual ensemble.
Way 2:
For the second look, I simply took off the Sparkle Cat Necklace (see way 1) to create a more casual ensemble.
Way 3: To take the semi-casual outfit from lunch date to night out on the town, I slipped off the Forever 21 blouse and TAH DAH! A fabulous look featuring a Jessica Klaaren necklace.
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To take the semi-casual outfit from lunch date to night out on the town, I slipped off the Forever 21 blouse and TAH DAH! A fabulous look featuring a Jessica Klaaren necklace.
Way 4: Adding a bit more pizzazz to the last ensemble, I tossed the Sparkle Cat Studio necklace back on + a pair of patching earrings.
Way 4:
Adding a bit more pizzazz to the last ensemble, I tossed the Sparkle Cat Studio necklace back on + a pair of matching earrings.
Earrings: Sparkle Cat Studio
Earrings: Sparkle Cat Studio
Way 5: I tossed off all the jewelry and traded the yellow clock earrings for white, shell ones.
Way 5:
I tossed off all the jewelry and traded the yellow clock earrings for white, shell ones.
Earrings: Sparkle Cat Studio
Earrings: Sparkle Cat Studio
BONUS: I loved these green Sparkle Cat Earrings so much that I just HAD to share them with y'all ;)
BONUS:
I loved these green Sparkle Cat Earrings so much that I just HAD to share them with y’all ;)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn