The Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul Girl Video 1

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Hey there, fabulouses! I am so excited to announce that my Grand Haul Girl “Transition to Fall” video is published to The Outlet Shops of Grand River YouTube channel! Can you believe it? I got almost $400 worth of name brand apparel items for only….only how much? Come on, Abby! Tell us! Nope…y’all are going to have to go watch the video :) Click here to watch now.

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Who said the number 13 was not lucky? Pish posh! On my first clothing haul, I got six fashion pieces and four accessories that I am going to use to create thirteen looks. Stay tuned to the blog and VIP YouTube channel for the “Lucky 13” ensembles reveal. Y’all are not going to want to miss it!

For sneak peeks of the “Lucky 13” reveal, check out the VIP’s Facebook page (click here) and NEW Tumblr (click here).

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I would like to say a special thank you to all of my fabulous supporters who have helped me get to the point I am at today…Grand Haul Girl is only the beginning! Words cannot express how blessed I feel to have such dedicated “Abby” fans on my blog and Real Media.  I cannot thank y’all enough for helping me win The Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul Girl shopping video series! *BIG HUGS FOR EVERYONE*

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Me? nervous? Nah…not at all. *sarcasm* I call this nervous look “Deer In Headlights”…

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Y’all do NOT forget to check out The Outlet Shops of Grand River Facebook page (click here) for upcoming sales, events at The Shops, and the releasing of more Grand Haul videos! I cannot wait to see what the other Grand Haul Stars got on their clothing hauls!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Kicking Off the Series in Style

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Hello, my fabulouses! Today is the first day of September…and I am so ready to kick off the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge! I have waited two whole weeks for this moment! What is this 30 Day J.Crew Challenge of which I speak?  Well, I am going to take 12 items from the J.Crew Factory store at The Outlet Shops of Grand River and style 30 outfits–one outfit for every single day of September! Whoo hoo! This is going to be the best September yet! Come on, fashionistas, it is time to get fabulous and see what the first outfit of the month is!

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V-neck tee: J.Crew Factory (get the look here)

Shorts: J.Crew Factory (get the look here)

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Sandals: Circus by Sam Eldeman, Gus Mayer

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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Y’all stay tuned for a fabulous outfit each day of September. Oh, it is going to be fabulous! Come back tomorrow for more ensemble fun:)

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from this fantastic photo shoot! Click here.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

A Very Vivacious VIP Valentine’s Day

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Come Dance With Me: Frank Sinatra

Hey there cutes, put on your dancin’ boots and come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evening for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin’ place, come on dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor

And while the rhythm swings
What lovely things I’ll be sayin’
‘Cause what is dancing
Making love set to music, playin’

When the band begins to leave the stand and folks start to roam
As we walks home, cheek to cheek we’ll be
Come on, come on, come on, come on and dance with me

Hey there cutes, put on your Basie boots and come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evening for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin’ place, come on dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor

And while the rhythm swings
What cuckoo things I’ll be sayin’
For what is dancing
Making love set to music, playin’

When the band begins to leave the stand and folks start to roam
As we wing home, cheek to cheek we’ll be
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on and dance with me

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Happy, happy, happy Valentine’s Day to my sweet and sassy readers! I had the most precious photo shoot for “A Very Vivacious VIP Valentine’s Day” blog at The Pink Porch inside of Trussville Antiques and Interiors! Dawn Glass, owner of The Pink Porch, had the shop all decked out for Valentine’s Day! Oh, it was all so super cute! If you live near the Trussville, Alabama area, head on down to Trussville Antiques and Interiors to visit The Pink Porch! You will absolutely fall in love with all of the darling vintage items she has for sale!

Like The Pink Porch on Facebook to keep up with the latest news, updates, and fabulous inventory of The Pink Porch! https://www.facebook.com/thepinkporch?fref=ts

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Cheek to Cheek: Frank Sinatra

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gamblers lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to climb a mountain
And to reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to go out fishing
In a river, or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you will carry me through to…

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find that happiness I seek
When we’re out together swinging cheek to cheek

Come on and dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you will carry me through
Right up to…

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find that happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing
Out together dancing
Out together dancing cheek to cheek!

Photo taken at The Fabric House (inside the Trussville Antique Mall). Owner: Bradley Leonard Stop by The Fabric House for all of your fabulous fabric needs! Bradley has an eye for design when it comes to picking out the perfect fabric to fit your needs!
(Photo taken at The Fabric House inside Trussville Antiques and Interiors. Owner: Bradley Leonard) Stop by The Fabric House for all of your fabulous fabric needs! Bradley has an eye for design when it comes to finding the perfect fabric for your projects!

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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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

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

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Like the VIP on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news and sneak peeks! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/vintagepassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Wonderful Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  All the world’s waiting for you, and the power you possess.  In your satin tights, fighting for your rights and the old Red, White and Blue.  Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  Now the world is ready for you, and the wonders you can do.  Make a hawk, a dove.  Stop a war with love.  Make a liar tell the truth. Wonder Woman, Get us out from under, Wonder Woman.  All our hopes are pinned on you.  And the magic that you do.  Stop a bullet cold.  Make the Axis fall.  Change their minds, and change the world. Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman.

Well, hello, readers! There is something about Weekly Whistles that just make me want to sing and dance! Ahh…Weekly Whistle is the best time of the week! The best because we all get to see what the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week is! So, come on! Let’s see what this week’s Weekly Whistle is all about!

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Cardigan: Old Navy

Graphic Tee: Old Navy

Jeans: JCrew

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny

Earrings: BluKat Design by: Heather O’Cain

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How to Rock a Superhero Tee in VIP Style:

1.  Cassie’s Cute Cardigans: Pair a cute colored cardigan with a spectacular superhero tee for a superb look that will take you to infinity and beyond!

2.  Jeanie’s Jamming Jeans: For a laid back look, layer a superhero tee with a basic black blazer and slip into your favorite dark wash jeans and flirty flats to create a look that will take you from casual Friday at work to karaoke with your best friends at the local café in a snap.

3.  Fran’s Flirtatious Frocks:  Flirt-ify a distressed superhero tee with a sassy skirt and splendid stilettos. This style is great for a dashing dinner party with that special someone or catching a movie at the matinée with a group of friends!

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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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

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

Like the VIP on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news and sneak peeks! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/abbysauce_

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/vintagepassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Shopping in Your Own Closet: Denim with a Splash of Neon

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Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! What about that Super Bowl yesterday? I am not a huge football fan; however, that was quite the interesting game! A power surge in the stadium, Beyoncé, and funny commercials-perfect way to spend Super Bowl Sunday (given that I spent most of the day in Nike shorts and a sweatshirt-fashionistas deserve to a lazy day too!) Anyway…we all know I am not here to talk sports! If I were…it would go something like this: Kick off, linebacker, quarterback, touchdown, go team go, cheer, chant, cheer, swing batter, batter, swing, homerun! Okay, now you all know why I am not a sports blogger haha! So, let’s get down to business! It is time to see what magnificent ensemble the VIP styled while shopping in her own closet!

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As I was organizing my newly renovated closet…Yes, our house is still under construction, but the mess makes for fabulous pictures! I do not know what I am going to do when we actually finish the house…hmm…Anyway, as I was organizing my newly renovated closet, I stumbled upon a terrific pair of denim trousers! I had forgotten all about them during the move! So, without further ado, I introduce the VIP’s closet shopping ensemble! Whoo hoo!

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Shirt: VIP DIY

Trousers: JCrew, Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)

Heels: Belk at the Summit, Michael Kors

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, Alabama)

Necklace: BluKat Design

Earrings: Claire’s (Trussville, Alabama)

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Time for tips? Of course! Shopping in Your Own Closet would not be the same without tips! C’mon, fashionistas, it is VIP TIP TIME!

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Would you like to be featured on the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you wearing your darling denim trousers! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Check out The Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852?fref=ts

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

Town and Gown Magazine is now online! Read previous issues @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/Abbysauce_

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/vintagepassionista

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn