Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Black to Basics | Eyelet Skirt + SPECIAL #BelkScene Announcement


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…we’ve made it to Thursday, y’all! Just one more day until the weekend–I think we got this fabulous (and stressful) week in the bag! *wink*

Speaking of bags…the VIP has lots in store for y’all on this week’s TWTWT, so let’s get it started *cue Black Eyed Peas* Be sure to stay tuned to the bottom of the blog for a very special announcement about a fab event the VIP will be hosting this weekend! Hm….I wonder what it could be?!

For this week’s TWTWT challenge, I took my new eyelet skirt from JC Penny and wore it three fabulous ways. The special thing about this TWTWT is that I show you how simply tucking in/untucking a blouse can create two looks EFFORTLESSLY. Who would have thought?! Ah…my favorite–cute and effortless fashion *wink*

Way One:

I sported this lucky outfit on St. Patrick’s Day this year; however, I did not share it on the blog. I love the stark contrast of solid shamrock and basic black + I am always looking for an excuse to sport my green kitten heels! *wink*

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Button up: Express

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Nine West

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Way Two:

Preppy, pretty and tucked in for the office or business luncheons.

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Blouse: JC Penny

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

(leather) Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs 

(silver) Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Way Three: 

Comfy, cute and untucked for drinks after work or night out with the girls.

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Blouse: JC Penny

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

(leather) Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs 

(silver) Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Luke & Lyla Designs = my heart. I mean…how can you NOT love this handmade, pink leather cuff made from a vintage earring! Shop Lule & Lyla Designs here, and fall head-over-heels for all the loveliness!



The VIP is going to be a guest blogger host at the #BelkScene Prom and Special Occasion event at the Belk Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Alabama this Saturday (April 11). YAY! How fun! I will be at the Saturday Scene event offering up my style advice + talking about the fabulous prom trends–from fabulous dresses to sweet shoes! Speaking of shoes…I will be wearing some pretty cute and comfy Steve Maddens, so stop by to see my shoes + how I will be wearing them *wink* Small hint: they are perfect for dancing!

There will be a live DJ (I will, of course, have to take a dance break in my Steve Maddens*wink*), sweet treats, and models showcasing the best of the best trends from brands like Jessica Simpson, Steve Madden, Unlisted, Adrianna Papell, and MORE! So, Birmingham fans–come out and see the VIP at the Belk Riverchase Galleria for a terrific time, fun fashions, and apparel tips! Cannot wait to see y’all there!

More details about the event + other locations for the #BelkScene prom and special occasion event below:

Stay tuned to the VIP’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, IG) for updates about the event. Now, I am off to pack my bags for the trip to Birmingham–here I come Magic City! *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Beauty Tues: Easy Safari-Inspired Makeup Look


Bracelet by Luka & Lyla Designs Ring from Tiffany & Co.
Bracelet by Luka & Lyla Designs
Ring from Tiffany & Co.

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

Staying true to the Safari Theme for this week, I went hunting for a fabulous safari-inspired makeup look….Hm…I wonder where the VIP’s inspiration came from? *wink*


On my adventure, I found inspiration in one of my favorite Meryl Streep films (with the exception of The Devil Wears Prada) + Pinterest. Rather than getting complicated, I created a look that is easy to do and repeatable.

If y’all are anything like me, I like my putting on of makeup to be somewhat effortless and error-free. Given, I almost always mess up on my eyeliner *wink* However, when mixing up my daily routine with things like the VIP Safari Theme, I like to keep it simple yet impactful.

Necklace by Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers.
Necklace by Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers.

Below, check out the details + what awesome products I used for this week’s VIP Beauty Tues :)



Blended three creme eyeshadow colors–started with the darkest in the outer crease. (products will be in order from darkest to lightest)

Lined eyes with waterproof black liner on top lid.

Created a smudged look on bottom lid with a smokey gray pencil liner. 

(Note: this creme color is a lot darker than it appears in the container! If deciding to use, apply in small portions and add as needed.)



Blended a pinky rose shade with a pinky nude shade to add a pop of color for a natural-looking pout.

Nail color by Drip Drop Nail Paint

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Santa Baby–VIP Style


Dear Santa,

Hello again from Abby Hathorn! Usually, I compile a list of things I would like for Christmas…but this year I decided to modify one of my favorite Christmas songs for you. I would love to sing it for you; but, since I am not three, my off-key singing isn’t very cute anymore. So, without further chit chat, I present to you Santa Baby–VIP Style. I hope you enjoy it, Santa darling!

Santa baby, slip a surprise under the tree,
For me.
Been an awful good girl,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a Fiat 500 Pop too,
Brand new.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna Fiat,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need,
some Creed,
From Saks Fifth Avenue,
Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a gift set,
And checks.
Sign your ‘X’ on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With anything bought at Tiffany’s,
I really do believe in you,
Let’s see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
Some bling.
For a new Fiat Pop,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

Since you are so busy traveling to shopping mall’s and the Bass Pro Shop in Leeds, Alabama to listen to little kids’ Christmas wishes and to take pictures with them, I decided to make getting the things on my Christmas list a little easier for you…So, here is all of the contact information for Fiat of Birmingham, Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit, and Tiffany’s in Atlanta. :)

Fiat of Birmingham: FIAT of Birmingham:

5350 Grantswood Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

(888) 419-2622

Here are some of my favorite Fiat’s that they have on their lot now:)

  1. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Espresso–click here to see it.
  2. 2013 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback in Bianco (White)–click here to see it.
  3. 2013 FIAT 500c Pop Convertible in Verde Chiaro (aka Light Green)–click here to see it.

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit:

129 Summit Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 298-8550

If you do not know what to get me at S5A, a gift card will be just fine *wink*

Tiffany’s in Atlanta Phipps Plaza:

3500 Peachtree Road N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 261 0074

Anything from Tiffany’s would suit my fancy, Santa baby; however, I would love to start a charm bracelet…So, if you honestly do not know what to get me, the starter bracelet here would be perfect! As well as the charms here and here.

As not to take up any more of your time, Santa darling, tah tah for now! I cannot wait to see what surprises you leave me under the tree and in the driveway *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn