Lucky 13: Soft-Spoken & Feisty

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Take a look at today’s indescribably special Lucky 13 outfit–which is soft-spoken…with a dash of feisty.

To catch up on the first four Lucky 13 looks visit the category archives here.

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Shirt: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Cardigan: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Lucky 13: Upgrade Your Slouchy Shorts

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Want to get a few more miles out of your favorite pair of slouchy shorts? Upgrade them with a pretty graphic tee and shimmery gold necklace. With the perfect pair of flats, this outfit will have you dashing for the airport shuttle bus in comfy style.

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Shirt: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

(request a similar look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up

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Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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LAST WEEKLY WHISTLE OF JULY 2013!!

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Abby Hathorn on “Talk of Alabama” on ABC33/40!

Sara McKnight, my lovely model for the TV segment, and I all dolled up and ready for "Talk of Alabama"! We both sported amazing fashions that are available at Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)!
Sara McKnight, my lovely model for the TV segment, and I all dolled up and ready for “Talk of Alabama”! We both sported amazing fashions that are available at Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)!

What the VIP Wore:

Dress: Parker (click for link to dress), Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Hat: Christine A. Moore, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

What Sara Wore:

Dress: Christian Siriano, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Hat: Christina A. Moore, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

I am so grateful to have had Sara modeling on the show this morning! So proud of the amazing job she did! Yay for Sara and Miss VIP!

Today was a very exciting day in the Hathorn house as the VIP was on “Talk of Alabama” on ABC 33/40! I barely slept a wink last night…amazing what a little Starbucks in the morning can do for your spirit! Anyway, I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to represent good teens all over the world today as I talked about my blog, why I started the VIP, and of course, spring fashions!

Now that I have had time to calm down and think about the segment…here are ten things I wish I would have said on live TV!

10 Things I Wish I Would Have, Could Have, or Should Have Said on Live TV:

(I am pretending that David Letterman from The Late Show is reading my top ten right now…yes, I would love to be on his show.)

10.  The pretty-in-pink Parker dress I wore was buttery soft; such a dream to wear!

9.  Sara’s beautiful pastel blue dress is perfect for Easter and the Kentucky Derby!

8. I wish I would have mentioned my newly started YouTube Channel

7.  Ziva (my Giant Schnauzer) would have really appreciated a shout out, according to the wonderful welcome I received when I got home!

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6.  I wish I would have thanked all of my tremendous fans and followers!

5.  I wish I would have explained the sponsorship of my blog better…but that is usually the job of my business manager!

4.  I wish I would have had time to tell everyone where to find me…

3.  I wish I would have answered the question “Where do you see yourself in ten years” better…I cannot think that far in advance very well…BUT in 5 years, I would like to be graduating from college with a degree in mass communications…let’s just say the “10 seconds left” thing freaked me out-no pressure!

2.  I wish I could have had more time to explain my top spring 2013 fashion trends…hmm future blog post? I think yes!

1.  I definitely should have said “Stay Fabulous”!

If you live outside of Alabama, no need to fear! You can still watch the VIP on TV by clicking here!

Cardigan: Banana Republic, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)Shirt: The Loft, Shops of Grand River (Leed, AL)Skirt: JCrewHeels: Nine West
Cardigan: Banana Republic, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)
Shirt: The Loft, Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)
Skirt: JCrew
Heels: Nine West

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sassy Silk Trio

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Hello, fashionistas! It is that time of the week again….WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Whoo hoo! I know y’all must be just as excited as I am! *whistle, whistle, whistle, more whistling* Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, here. we. go!

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This week’s wonderful Weekly Whistle is all about three ways to wear a sassy silk skirt! Three different looks…three different blouses…no need to change accessories…I bet you are thinking to yourself that this seems too good to be true…there is no way to create three different looks that easily…Abby, you are going crazy! No, no, no, fashionistas! It is totally true! This sassy silk trio is perfect for any fashionistas busy schedule! So, without further ado, join me as I show you three ways you can work a silk skirt in complete VIP style!

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Blouse: The Limited

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Jewelry: Avon

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Why this works:

Basic black works with neutral nude because the light/dark contrast is divine.   It creates a dynamic duo!

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Top: DREAMPOP (by Cynthia R.), JCPenny

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklace: Mark by Avon

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Why this works:

A bright printed t-shirt paired with a silky neutral skirt is a cute combo that makes this ensemble perfect for all of your darling day events.

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Sweater: The Loft

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Avon

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Why this works:

A cobalt blue sweater adds a pop of  personality to a neutral skirt. This gives you a look that can go from day to night with ease!

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If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section! www.realstorypublishing.com

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn