J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 1; Book Sale


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to the 2014 J.CREW CHALLENGE! Ahh!

Can you believe it is finally here! Oh, it’s as exciting as Christmas morning. You know there are presents under the tree…you can see them…you can count how many…BUT you do not know what’s inside. Oh, decorating my apartment for Christmas is going to be so much fun! I think I want a navy blue tree with silver and gold decorations! Wouldn’t that be fab!

Okay–I am so sorry, y’all…I am quite distracted today. Perhaps three Pumpkin Spice Lattes were two cups too many *wink* Now, before I get distracted by something else, let’s take a look at the FIRST outfit of the 2014 J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!

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Tee: J.Crew (get the look here)

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

Socks: Ralph Lauren (get a similar look here)

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

Headband: personal vintage collection

Bracelets/Necklace: personal vintage collection

Glasses: Kate Spade (get the look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


J.Crew Challenge: Back and Better Than Ever


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Oh, my goodness! I cannot believe it–the J.Crew Challenge is finally back! It’s been a full YEAR now…phew, time sure does fly when you are having fun *wink*

Before I reveal the very first outfit of the brand new J.Crew Challenge tomorrow, I want to give a little info on how many pieces I am going to be working with this year + how many outfits I have planned + a brief throwback to some of the hottest outfits from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge! Ah–we have lots to do, so let’s quit our lollygagging and get to work *wink*


For this year’s J.Crew Challenge, I will be working with 16 items (that’s 4 more than last year) to create a variety of lovely looks. It is going to be so fabulous, and I cannot wait to share all of the awesome outfits with y’all!


For all of the new readers out there, here are the goals of the VIP J.Crew Challenge:

  1. Encourage y’all to invest in quality and versatile clothing items and accessories.
  2. Inspire y’all to get your money’s worth out of your apparel. 

Now, let’s take a look back at five of the hottest J.Crew outfits from last year’s 30 Day J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!


Bright Florals


Dots on Dots


Fun on a cool Autumn Day


Taking Care of Business


Friday Night Lights Inspiration

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Gap Top Challenge: Outfit 9, In a Sea of Chairs


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but this is the last outfit of the VIP Gap Top Challenge *sad face* Now–before you ruin your mascara, I have some FABULOUS NEWS! Kicking off September 1st, the VIP is bringing back the J.Crew Challenge! Ahh! Can you believe it?! Starbucks’s PSL is back and so is the VIP’s J.Crew Challenge. *wink*

Now, as I go through photos from today’s photo shoot with my photographer, y’all take a look at the last Gap top outfit + the details :) 

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Top: Gap

Skirt: Delia’s

Scarf: Gap

Heels: Kork Ease, Belk

Ear Cuff & Bracelet: Beadsoul

Necklace: BluKatDesign 


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Gap Top Challenge: Outfits 6, 7, & 8 via Polyvore

VIP Gap Top Challenge

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

TGIF! A fabulous Friday calls for a fabulous outfit challenge *wink*
For this Gap Top post, I took three of my favorite Gap tops on Polyvore and paired them with cute bottoms + accessories to create three different outfits that are perfect for campus, coffee, and date night!
Now, while I go binge out on this marathon of Friends, y’all take a look at the outfit details!

Gap Top Challenge: Outfit 6, Coral Is the New Black


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

Instead of “Orange is the new black”, I say “Coral is the new black”…simply because orange is not a very flattering color on me *wink* 

I love this particular Gap Top Challenge outfit because it can easily be dressed up and down in a snap! I sported this top on campus today with a long BluKatDesign knob necklace and Vans sneakers, then I dressed it up with some bright mint kitten heels and an infinity scarf for coffee! Wowza! Who would have thought that such a simple coral tee would have so much style versatility *wink*

Now, while I go gear up for for the long weekend, y’all take a the look at the awesome outfit details of the sixth VIP Gap Top Challenge :)

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Tee: Gap

Shorts: Target

Scarf: Gap

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Bracelet: Beadsoul


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn