vintage inspired passionista

a blog by writer and fashion stylist Abby Hathorn

Happpy Thanksgiving! (1)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

This week, I will not be posting because I am taking time away from the blogs to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. *sad face* BUT you all can keep up with me on social media because I will be posting throughout the week/weekend. In advance, forgive me if I forget a day or two because I am getting ready for final exams + it is my birthday week too *wink* Please stay tuned to Facebook this Friday for a special VIP announcement! Shh…I can’t talk about it right now *wink*

Now–quit reading this and go spend some time with your friends and family! Let us all take some time to actually be thankful for our loved ones rather than just being thankful for the sales at the end of the week *wink* 


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I hope y’all are having a fabulous Friday because I have some very FABULOUS and EXCITING news to share with y’all! *girly scream* AH!!!!

Recently, I applied to Emory & Henry College, a private liberal arts college located in Emory, Virginia. This was not in my plans when I first moved to Northeast Tennessee a little over a year ago, and this definitely was not in my plans when I was in high school. So, needless to say, this collegiate journey has been a little bit stressful and ever-changing. BUT like anything good–it has all been worth it because today, I received my acceptance letter in the mail. My mom and I both screamed *wink*


As if getting accepted to Emory & Henry wasn’t enough excitement, I was also awarded the Patrick Henry Scholarship for my achievements. *happy dance* Somebody pinch me–I can’t believe any of this is real *wink*

I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this amazing opportunity to expand my education. I am also BEYOND thankful for amazing readers, fans and supporters like you guys. There is no way that I could be where I am today without the amazing support I have received from y’all, and I don’t know how I could ever thank you all enough. 

Thank you, readers, for supporting little 16 year old me almost four years ago. I bet that Abby never would have imagined VIP would be what it is today, and that she would be pursuing a broadcasting career. :)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

While scrolling through my newsfeed yesterday, Facebook reminded me that a year ago I was in Charlotte, NC meeting and interviewing one of my fashion icons–Betsey Johnson! Oh, how that brought back such sweet memories + it got me in the mood for wearing that fabulous leopard dress again *wink*

So, for this week’s Three Ways to Wear in celebration of Betsey Johnson, I am going to throwback to three awesome ways to wear leopard + give a few gift ideas for the glamorous divas whose favorite color is leopard *wink*

So, without further ado, enjoy this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday. The VIP Is off to work *wink* #WorkFlow

1. What I Wore to Meet Betsey Johnson:

Get the details for this simple yet chic outfit here.

2. The Wild Card

This is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite outfits and pictures ever! It looks like something straight out of an old movie *wink* My dad is a pretty epic photographer #justsaying Get the details here.

3. The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Ooo! I can’t believe how much snow we got here last year *gasp* Check out this fabulously cute and cozy leopard outfit details here.

leopard holiday gift guide

Sleeveless dress

Betsey johnson glasses

Leopard shawl

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! 

We are continuing the gift-guide fun today, but adding a fabulous vintage twist! Below are some AH-mazing vintage and vintage-inspired  items that I hope to find underneath the tree this year *wink* I mean–come on…the VINTAGE Inspired Passionista needs more VINTAGE goodies in her life because she wants to dress like a pin-up girl every day of the week *wink*

Now, without further ado, have a look at these awesome shops while I go spend my whole month’s pay on new/old clothes *debit card in air*

PinupDollClothing–This fabulous frock is one of my favorites currently avaliable in the PinupDollClothing shop! Check out all the fabulousness + shop here.

DameAndMaiden–LOVE this 90s boho dress because it has a Christmas-y feel to it! Shop it here + check out more clothes from DameAndMaiden.

Midnight Flight–HELLO 1980s! Love, love, LOVE this teal dream of a dress! Shop it + check out other vintage goodies here.

ViaVintageCo–meet me at the dance hall, y’all, because this 1970s dress is a dream come true *wink* Shop it + check out other goodies from ViaVintageCo here.

Tova’s Vintage Shop–OH MY RUFFLES. This dress has me head-over-heels because this girl loves ruffles and plaid *wink* Check it out here + shop more lovelies!

WildWhisperShop–1950s <3 Don’t you just LOVE this plaid maxi?! Check it out here.

LivinVintage–I adore this 1960s dress so much that I am pretty sure I would never take it off–eat, drink, & sleep in it *wink* Check it out here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

glam up your do

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

The wind up here in the mountains is starting to get CRAZY, which means it is time to glam up my ‘do, so it handle the gusts *wink* Sure, I could wear a toboggan or beanie, BUT here’s one word to sum up why I don’t–static *wink*

Now, for this week’s Beauty Tues, I have found some fabulous hair goodies that will help all of us glam up our ‘dos. Check them out below :)

BluKatDesign–these fabulous, handmade hair sticks are absolute perfection! To see how to make hair sticks work for short hair, check out my post here. To shop BluKatDesign and see other hairsticks, click here.

Elizabella Designs–this amazing hair slide will add pizazz to ANY messy up ‘do! I am head-over-heels for all of the designs–shop them here.

ForgottenCotton–this lovely lace headband can help combat the wintery winds! Shop it here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


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