3 Ways To Wear A Pretty Pink Coat: Baby, It’s January (Outfit 1)

IMG_9957Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the VIP blog! I am so excited that it is 2014 because I have lots of new and awesome things up my sleeves–new adventures, new outfits, and some other new goodies! I am going to keep it all on the hush-hush for right now *wink* but stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page for updates! Yay!

Today on VIP, I am celebrating the New Year with this fabulous outfit because what fashionista doesn’t love pink and a crown *wink* So, I purchased this pretty pink coat on my last Grand Haul clothing haul; and before I took it to the cash register, I asked myself…how can I wear a pink coat multiple ways? Well, readers, that is where this mini outfit series comes in! Over the next few days, I am going to show y’all three of the many looks I was able to create with this pretty pink coat.

Now, let’s take a look at Outfit 1!

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Coat: Tommy Hilfiger, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Dress: three07 (Shop three07 apparel here)

Heels: Zigi ZoHo, Belk (Trussville, Alabama)

Clutch: Michael Kors, Target Neiman Marcus Collection

Crown: Charming Charlie (Johnson City, Tennessee)

Belt: Target (Trussville, Alabama)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

A Fun Day at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama

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Makeup: Melissa Atkinson, Lancôme (Belk The Summit)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Belk The Summit

One thing this VIP fashionista absolutely loves to do is shop! Where is one of my favorite places to shop? Belk, of course! What modern Southern Belle does not enjoy the one-stop-shop experience at Belk?! You can get fabulous shoes, apparel, accessories, fragrance, and makeup all in one spectacular store–talk about perfection!

Now, I want to share with y’all some of the magnificent things I found at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama! Come on, y’all! It is time to get fabulous!

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If y’all could see my closet…y’all would see how much I absolutely adore purses. So, when I stumbled upon these artsy gems by Brighton….I immediately added them to my Birthday Wish list. Hey, two months is not too far in advance to start blowing out the candles wishing for fashionable birthday presents!

To learn more about these stunning Brighton bags, please click here.

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Looking for a new way to add some pizazz to my summer-to-fall transition makeup, I stopped by the Lancôme counter where MUA Melissa Atkinson made me look like I was ready to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week! I absolutely love the color combination on my eyes–the bright blue liquid eyeliner is a true wow-factor that isn’t too overpowering. Stop by the Lancôme counter at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama to get dolled up just like the VIP…or get the wonderful makeup artists to create you your own snazzy Fall 2013 makeup look!

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The Donald J. Pliner shoe selection at Belk The Summit is truly a fashionista’s dream come true! I was so infatuated with Donald’s fall shoes that I just had to pick my top five to share with y’all (as seen in the slideshow above).  Speaking of Donald J. Pliner…

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You are cordially invited to join renowned shoe designer Donald J. Pliner at Belk The Summit this Saturday, September 14 from 10AM to 2PM to learn about the latest trends and styles in shoes. I hope to see all of you there! *BIG HUGS FOR EVERYONE*

Belk The Summit

Women’s Shoe Department

221 Summit Blvd.

Birmingham, Alabama

For more information, please call (205) 968-4200

To shop in your cute PJs, visit www.belk.com!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Deep South Pout

(from left to right) Bailey McCreary, Jackie Chasteen, and I at the Deep South Pout in Columbus, Mississippi! Aren’t they dressed so stylish!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! I am very excited to share with y’all the special VIP Interview with the owners of Deep South Pout, Nicole Oswalt and Shannon Stoker!

This BluGertrude jewelry is so darling!

Deep South Pout has such adorable apparel, flirty and fierce statement jewelry, handmade hats and jewelry by BluGertrude, and much more! As soon as you walk through the doors, you will immediately spy a key piece that you must have! If you live around the Starkville or Columbus, Mississippi area,  hop in the car and pay a visit to Deep South Pout, and tell them the VIP sent you:)  If you live outside the area, take a weekend road trip to Starkville/Columbus, Mississippi.  There is plenty of good food and shopping!  Visit www.columbusms.org for wonderful things to do and places to go!

Let’s start this interview, shall we? I know y’all are dying to hear it!

1.  Tell us a little something about yourselves.

We (Shannon and Nicole) met in high school in Petal, Mississippi. We
re-connected at a high school reunion two years ago.

Shannon was a school teacher, and now lives in Starkville with her husband and son, Charley.  Nicole and her husband, Justin, live in Columbus with their two puppies. Before Deep South Pout, Nicole worked in corporate retail for several years.

2.  What inspired the name “Deep South Pout”?

When I (Nicole) was working at another boutique (before DSP), we went to New York City for market one weekend. I was amazed at how we Southern women stood out from the crowd. I wanted to incorporate that and to stay true to our roots. That’s where Deep South came from! And being from the Deep South, like most good Southern women, we wear lots of makeup ;) And “Pout” relating to your mouth, just made sense.

Check out this super cute outfit at Deep South Pout in Starkville, MS! Oh, how I am loving those patterned shorts!

3.  Describe Deep South Pout in five words.

Southern, Trendy, Affordable, Fun, & Unique.

4.  What influences Deep South Pout’s style?

We love the TV reality show Junk Gypsy (http://www.hgtv.com/junk-gypsies/show/index.html). We love how they find someone else’s junk and turn it into treasure!

5.  How is Deep South Pout involved with the community?

We love to give back to our community and to get involved with charity projects for those in need. One way we are doing this is by helping a local family fund their adoption of a little boy from Ethiopia. A percentage of our sales each month go toward their adoption fund. We love being able to support a good cause!

What a splendid, shabby glam display case for colorful tops at the Columbus location!

6. What are the top must-haves for fall at Deep South Pout?

We are so excited about our new fall trends! Check out our own blog post about it.  Visit  http://blog.deepsouthpout.com/?p=253 .

7. What is the one item in your closet you would never throw out?

My leopard print flats. Convenient, yet stylish!

It is jewelry heaven at both Deep South Pout locations! We girls love our accessories!

8. What is an easy “go-to” item to spice up any casual outfit effortlessly?

We love to throw on a blazer over jeans and basic t-shirt for an instant outfit upgrade! They are perfect for fall and come in lots of different colors and styles!

Boots, high heels, and stunning flats-oh, my! Which is a fashionista to choose! I’ll take one of each in a size eight, please and thank you! :)

9. What advice would you give to your younger self/selves?

I would say to embrace myself as I am; it’s way more fun that way!

10. What makes Deep South Pout a different shopping experience?

We hope to provide a great atmosphere for our customers. We want to bring them the best merchandise at the most affordable price, all with great customer service.

Check out all the wonderful things that Deep South Pout has to offer at their website www.deepsouthpout.com

Keep up with Deep South Pout via social media!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeepSouthPout 

Twitter: @DeepSouthPout

Instagram: @DeepSouthPout

You can also find them on Pinterest and FourSquare!

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news, sneak peeks, and much more! www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista 

You can also follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce_ and Instagram @VintagePassionista to keep up with me while I am on the go!

Here are a few more photos to make you fall in love with Deep South Pout! Be sure to check out my guest blog about Deep South Pout at www.sweetsorghumliving.wordpress.com -It will be coming soon!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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