Happy Fourth of July from the VIP Team!


The VIP and her VIP Team want to wish you a happy and fabulous Fourth of July! Enjoy time with friends and family, eat good food, watch fireworks, and stay safe! See y’all on Monday *wink*

ALSO–be sure to stay tuned to the sister blog, Sixteen & Successful, for some big changes coming soon! We have to work out the techno-bugs before revealing all the new stuff *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Fourth of July Outfits


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Thursday–it is so good to see you *wink* Independence Day is only 2 days away, so if you have not gotten your get-up for the Fourth picked out yet…chances are all the good stuff is gone–BUT THAT IS NO REASON TO PANIC because this week’s TWTWT will help you to shop in your own closet and put together a festive look that will knock everybody’s socks off!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some past VIP Fourth of July outfits, where I took some everyday pieces from my wardrobe to create red, white, and blue looks in a snap *fist in air* AMERICA!

Way 1:


Vintage high-waisted fabric shorts + a navy chiffon blouse + white and silver accessories made for a sweet holiday outfit. Click here to view outfit details + more photos.

Way 2:


What girl doesn’t love a tutu?! Check out this Fourth throwback to see how to rock a tutu + denim vest for your Independence Day activities!  

Way 3:


This look isn’t much of a throwback to those of you who saw yesterday’s Weekly Whistle…BUT just in case you missed it *wink* Click here to view the fabulous details about my Fourth frock for 2015!


What will YOU be wearing this Fourth of July? VIP wants to know! Give VIP a few details about your outfit too–was it thrifted? DIYed? Bought locally? Tell us all about your Fourth Frock for a chance to be featured on the blog *gasp* How cool, right?!

Come on! Don’t be shy *wink*

Submit pictures to Vintage Inspired Passionista on Facebook or hashtag #VIPFourthFrock on Twitter/Instagram. 


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Fabulous & Festive Fourth of July Frock

IMG_9617Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

AHH! Check out this super, super, SUPER cute dress from Shellz in Jonesborough, Tennessee! I stopped by the downtown shop over the weekend in search of the perfect Fourth of July ensemble and TAH DAH–stumbled upon this red, white, and blue beauty *wink* I love the sweet baby doll style, bow detail, and the fact that I can wear it after the Fourth of July without looking like a flag *wink*

So, without further ado, let’s get our Independence Day on with this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit details! Yay!

P.S. These fabulous photos were taken in Historic Jonesborough! Such a cute and quaint little town :)

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Dress: Shellz (Jonesborough location)

Earrings: BluKatDesign

Shoes: Korks by Kork-Ease

Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


VIP Beauty Tues: Festive Makeup, Hair, & Nails for the Fourth of July


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

Grab your red lipstick and glitter nail polish because it is time to get your Fourth of July on–beauty style *wink*

This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I am gearing up my beauty routine for Independence Day weekend with fabulous makeup, nail, and hair inspiration that is all about the red, the white, and the blue! Woo hoo!

So, without further ado, take a look at the VIP Beauty Board below for festive inspiration + quick tips to keep in mind as you get ready for your Fourth of July festivities *wink*

Festive Makeup, Nails & Hair for the Fourth of July

Charlotte Tilbury lips makeup

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Last Minute Tips for Fourth of July Party Decorations


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Independence Day is just around the corner, and I don’t know about y’all…but I am pretty excited *wink* I am ready to celebrate the red, white and blue fashionably, home decor-ly, and American-ly!

So, let’s light up this blog post like a last-minute Fourth of July Party because I have some fabulous inspiration photos from downtown Jonesborough + quick tips to share with y’all! Woo hoo! *cue fireworks*

Take a look at these photos of the beautiful and historic downtown Jonesborough to get you inspired.

Shellz shopping window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

*Shellz window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* Stars and stripes frock?! YES! Please!

Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

*Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* I don’t know about y’all, but I am totally crushing on this dress!

Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

*Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* Oh, how cute! Who wouldn’t love to rock this ensemble to her 4th of July festivities?!

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre window.

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre window with a poster of the up-and-coming performance–1940s USO Show. Click here for show dates + more details.

Patriotic bunting <3

Patriotic bunting <3

Tiny flags in a white mason far in an antique store window.

Tiny flags in a white mason jar–an easy, last-minute party decoration!

Antique store window

Antique store window. Love that Coca Cola cooler!

Bunting outside the Eureka Inn.

The Eureka Inn is ready for the Fourth!

Jump for Patriotic Joy at Jonesborough Days! “July 3-5. Take part in Historic Jonesborough’s story through its patriotic celebration featuring live music, storytelling, a parade, fireworks, children’s entertainment, craft vendors, games, food and much more.” For more information, please click here.

Last Minute Tips for Fourth of July Party Decorations


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn