Frugal Friday: Sweet Southern Style

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Thank goodness, it is Friday! Phew…it has been a long, stressful week–so, what better way to kick off the weekend than with a new VIP series! Whoo hoo!

Frugal Friday will be a weekly series featuring frugal outfit ideas, home decor, and great deals I find–it will always be a surprise! *wink*. Frugal Friday is all about fun, frugality and fabulousness–does it get any better than that?! *P.S. Oh, how I adore alliteration *wink*

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For the very first Frugal Friday post, I shopped in my own closet and created a sweet, Southern style outfit that is perfect for Friday night bonfires…cute dinner dates…sassy square dancing…or even grocery shopping–that is what I did tonight while wearing this outfit *wink* Oh, yeah! Living on the wild side! *wink*

Now, as I snack on these delicious banana chips from Earth Fare, let’s take a look at the snazzy outfit details. 

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Blouse: The Limited

Skirt: Three07

Belt: Thrifted

Boots: Old West, Williams Brothers (Philadelphia, Mississippi)

Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

BLOOPER: My clumsiness never fails while on photo shoots--but sometimes, it turns out somewhat cute *wink*
BLOOPER: My clumsiness never fails while on photo shoots–but sometimes, it turns out somewhat cute *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Weekly Whistle: What I Wore to Fiat of Birmingham

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to this week’s Weekly Whistle which is all about the fabulous outfit I wore to the Fiat of Birmingham VIP Interview. So, let’s stop the chit chat and find out the outfit details! Come on, y’all!

P.S. Be sure to check out the poll after the outfit details to vote for your favorite color Fiat:)

I will let y’all know the results next week on my Facebook page!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Cords: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Target

Handbag: Mary Frances, Belk at Phipps Plaza

Arm Candy: Beadsoul, Ethereal Energy, Sparkle Cat Studio

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Bright -vs- Neutral

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Hello, fabulouses! Today is reader’s choice! Reader’s choice? What is that, you ask? Well, reader’s choice on the VIP blog is where you (a VIP reader) will choose which outfit you like best! On this blog, the challenge is BRIGHT -vs- NEUTRAL! So….without further ado, here are some more fabulous pictures to help you make your decision.

Once you have decided BRIGHT or NEUTRAL comment on this post OR tweet me @AbbyHathorn with your favorite using the hashtags #teamBRIGHT -or- #teamNEUTRAL!

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Blouse: The Limited

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Click here to tweet for the BRIGHT ensemble! Don’t forget to hashtag #teamBRIGHT!

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Blouse: The Limited

Shorts: JCrew

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

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Click here to tweet for the NEUTRAL outfit! Don’t forget to hashtag #teamNEUTRAL!

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Well, readers, it is up to you to decide which ensemble is the reader’s choice of the week!

Voting will end July 20 at midnight Central Standard Time (CST) and the winning ensemble will be posted to the VIP Facebook page! So, y’all get to commentin’ and tweetin’! I cannot wait to see which is YOUR favorite :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: ’64 Skylark, Baby!

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Hello, hello, hello, my fantastically fabulous fashionistas! I am going to jump right to the chase with this week’s Weekly Whistle…because I absolutely ADORE the photo “prop” and the flowy summer shorts from three07! Oh, the 1964 Buick Skylark in a dreamy cobalt blue hue made for truly perfect photos….mmhmm…..it does not get much better than vintage rides and fabulous fashions! All I can say is ’64 Skylark, baby…1964 Skylark, baby!

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Blouse:  The Limited

Shorts:  three07

Belt:  Anthropologie

Heels:  BCBG

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban (Polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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No words can explain how much in love I am with this 1964 Buick Skylark! Thank you Joseph St. John (aka Mr. Joe) for the use of your luscious car for this lovely photo shoot! Mr. Joe isn’t just an awesome guy with an awesome car…Mr. Joe is my boss man at Real Media!  Speaking of Real Media, you can read my latest weekly fashion article “The Adventures of the VIP: The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations” by clicking here.

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stationshttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Gus Mayer: Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out!

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Check out my Madonna-inspired outfit for Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out! Big leopard bow–MUST HAVE for ALL fashionistas!
Blouse: The Limited
Shorts: Paige Denim Company, Gus Mayer
Makeup: Bobbi Brown violet gel eyeliner
Bobbi Brown foundation
Bobbi Brown Uber Pink lipstick  (Bobbi Brown cosmetics are available at Gus Mayer! It is truly the best makeup I have ever worn!)

Last night, April 18, I attended Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out at Gus Mayer! Oh, it was a FABULOUS event full of tremendous “fashions from Brightly Twisted and Hilton Hollis, makeovers by the Gus Mayer cosmetics team, hair demonstrations by Joelle Salon, and complimentary glamour shots by Photographer Beau Gustafson a.k.a. The Big Swede.” (press release) On top of all the makeover and photo shoot fun, we all jammed out to the music by DJ Coco, who was also the DJ at Birmingham Fashion Week!

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Guests were encouraged to bring gently worn denim to get $50.00 towards a purchase of $150.00 or more in ladies apparel. The donated denim will be given to various charity organizations.

Designer Hilton Hollis talking about his Fall 2013 collection! Pst! I will have a mega fabulous interview with the Mississippi native designer on the YouTube channel SOON!
Designer Hilton Hollis talking about his Fall 2013 collection! Pst! I will have a mega fabulous interview with the Mississippi native designer on the YouTube channel SOON!
Shalon Ballard and I posing for our glamour shot with The Big Swede photographer!
Shalon Ballard and I posing for our glamour shot with The Big Swede photographer!
The VIP with fellow blogger Vincent Martinez of Fashionado! Don't we look ever so fabulous! http://fashionado.net/
The VIP with fellow blogger Vincent Martinez of Fashionado! Don’t we look ever so fabulous! http://fashionado.net/
Alicia Rohan and Kimberlee Brooks of KC Projects looking super gorgeous and enjoying Girl's Poppin' Night Out!
Alicia Rohan and Kimberlee Brooks of KC Projects looking super gorgeous and enjoying Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out!
The VIP with Ann Simmons, the store manager of Gus Mayer!
The VIP with Ann Simmons, the store manager of Gus Mayer!

Now…enjoy even MORE pictures from Gus Mayer’s Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out!

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These delicious sweet treats came from Seasons 52!

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Check out my Facebook page for more Girl’s Poppin’ Night Out here!

Also, stay tuned for my awesome interview with Mississippi native fashion designer, Hilton Hollis! Oh, it is so so SO fabulous! Y’all are going to love it!

The VIP with DJ Coco-He is seriously the best DJ ever!
The VIP with DJ Coco-He is seriously the best DJ ever!

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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/2013/04/17/the-adventures-of-the-vip-dive-into-the-history-of-makeup/

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

I absolutely ADORE Brightly Twisted scarves! Each scarf is hand dyed...it is truly wearable art!
I absolutely ADORE Brightly Twisted scarves! Each scarf is hand dyed…it is truly wearable art!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn