I missed the Birmingham, Alabama Snowpocalypse

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

My goodness! I am so happy to be back home in Birmingham with my Charter high-speed internet and a Starbucks that is 2.1 miles from my house; however, spending time in my hometown was nice–spending time with old friends and family, revisiting some of my favorite photo shoot spots, and taking walks in the pasture listening to the calm silence that exists in the middle of nowhere…

Now, enjoy some photos from our adventure! Please note that my mom is quite possibly the worst iPhone photographer ever *wink*

Diet Dr. Pepper--when you are stranded without a Starbucks...it is the next best thing *wink*
Diet Dr. Pepper–when you are stranded without a Starbucks…it is the next best thing *wink*
Ziva (Giant Schnauzer), Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier), and the VIP taking a walk in the pasture. Ahh....the fresh air.
Ziva (Giant Schnauzer), Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier), and the VIP taking a walk in the pasture. Ahh….the fresh air.
Revisiting an old photo shoot spot with the furbabies.
Revisiting an old photo shoot spot with the furbabies.

After two days of being in Louisville, we were finally given the “clear” to head back to Birmingham. Roads were still a bit icy in patches, but God blessed us so greatly because we could have been stranded on the side of the road rather than stranded in the hometown :)

There was still a bit of snow to enjoy once we got back to Birmingham:)
There was still a bit of snow to enjoy once we got back to Birmingham:)
Leaving my mark in the snow *wink*
Leaving my mark in the snow *wink*
Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and the VIP being silly with Paw Riley's scarecrow.
Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and the VIP being silly with Paw Riley’s scarecrow.
Ziva is a snow baby rather than a snow bunny *wink*
Ziva is a snow baby rather than a snow bunny *wink*

Check out the video below to see Ziva enjoying the rest of the snow while sporting one of my sweatshirts–yes, my dog is spoiled rotten *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: Cute Cowboy Boots & A Frilly Skirt

IMG_7497Hello, my fabulouses! On today’s Grand Haul outfit, I took the sweatshirt from yesterday’s look and paired it with a frilly lace skirt from Aeropostale and a traditional pair of cowboy boots for a super cute style that is fabulous for Friday night bonfire parties! Mmm…now I am in the mood for sitting around a bonfire with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

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Sweatshirt: Wet Seal, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Skirt:Aeropostale, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Boots: Williams Brothers Inc., Philadelphia, Mississippi

Check out my Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River below to see the fabulous deal I snagged on these outfit pieces!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Something’s Fishy, Jack!

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Hello, fabulouses! It is that time of the week again…Weekly Whistle time! Yep, you got it!

Before this summer thunderstorm knocks out my Charter internet…let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionistas!

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Hat: Blu Gertrude, Deep South Pout

Blouse: Deep South Pout

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Something About the VIP:

I admit…my favorite fast food restaurant is Jack’s.  I am a sucker for a Blue Bell orange sherbet ice cream cone and a fried chicken sandwich–plain–no mayo. no tomato. no lettuce.  Yes…I probably should have said my favorite thing to eat is salad…but that would be a flat out lie.  Can my choice of fast food be justified by the fact I order it without mayo, lettuce, and tomato?

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle:Perfect Pearls & Musician Gabriel Tajeu

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Hello, hello fashion and music lovers! Y’all are in for a special treat today on the VIP blog!

I know, I did not post Weekly Whistle yesterday, but it was for a good and fabulous reason! I was interviewing the spectacular musician and singer, Gabriel Tajeu! Oh my gracious, readers, Gabriel is so terrific! Click here for a sneak peek of his song “Southern Skies” which will be featured on his upcoming EP Album release this summer!

Also, stay tuned to the YouTube channel and my website for the interview with Gabriel Tajeu! In the meantime, listen to more of Gabriel’s tunes on Reverb Nation by clicking here!

Connect with Gabriel Tajeu and keep up with where he will be performing next by liking his page on Facebook here and following him on Twitter here!

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Okay, now, it is time for the VIP’s favorite time of the week-except Fridays because Fridays are always fun-WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Ahhh! Yes, I know, try to contain your excitement…because this week’s weekly whistle is about every lady’s favorite accessory-PEARLS. Being a Southern Belle, pearls are a total must have for any and all occasions! “Southern Charm Tip #9:  Every Southern Girl Should Have Pearls Galore.  You can’t go wrong with a classic single strand of pearls, but lately we’re fans of the statement pearl Necklace,” states Southern Living.

From expensively delectable dinners to the explorers searching the Mighty Mississippi, pearls have had an interesting journey…To learn more about the history of pearls as well as some nifty fashion tips, check out my latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) article here!

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Blouse: The Limited (Similar look here-Tommy Hilfiger)

Skirt: JCPenny (Similar look here-JCPenny)

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny (Get the look here!)

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During this photo shoot, Ziva decided she wanted to be on my blog too…so precious…and she managed to be more adorable than she usually is…I guess all of the selfies and Instagram pictures have finally gone to her furry head! Have I raised a glamorous diva dog? Yes, yes I have…Oh, Ziva the Diva!

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Doesn’t Ziva make a fabulous doggy model! Future career for her? Hmm…did I mention that my fur baby likes Swedish Fish and lazy couch naps?

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Denim and pearls…it simply does not get any better! Or…does it?

keep reading to find out : )

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Denim Top: Thrifted (Similar look here-Diopsters General Store on Etsy)

Tank: New York and Co. (Get the look here!)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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A new take on classic black and pearls! Trade out your LBD (little

black dress) for LBS (little black shorts) to create a day-time, pearly-perfection

ensemble!

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Blouse: American Eagle (www.americaneagleoutfitters.com)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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No…I can never be serious on photo shoots…I am still a six-year-old at heart haha:)

Okay…So, I fibbed a bit. It does get better than denim and pearls! How, you ask?

Just put the VIP in a freezing cold swimming pool with lots of pearls

and there y’all have it–an artistic take on the timeless must-have!

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There’s Ziva again, doing what she does best-begging for attention! Can you tell she is spoiled?

One plus to freezing my tooshie off in the swimming pool was teaching Ziva how to swim! Aw…my fur baby is growing up:(

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

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-perfectly-prominent-pearls/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn