Three Ways to Wear: Stately Styling a Noteworthy, Pre-Fall Skirt

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Oh, yippie! Thursday is finally here which means it is time to get our Three Ways to Wear on *wink* 

This week on TWTWT, I am going to show y’all three ways to wear the noteworthy skirt from Weekly Whistle, and rather than wearing it with the obvious black blouse and pumps, I decided a stately skirt needed to be stately paired *wink* So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s fabulous Three Ways to Wear Thursday and get inspired to stately style EVEN more amazing wardrobe pieces *wink*

Way One:

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Way Two

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Top: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew | Belt: personal vintage collection | Heels: Target

Way Three

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Blouse: Express | Skirt: J.Crew | Necklace: BluKatDesign | Earrings: BuriedDiamond | Bangle: personal vintage collection | Heels: Jessica Simpson

NOW…it’s time to throw it back *wink* Click here to see how I stately styled a different noteworthy skirt MORE than three ways! 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Stately Styling Bold Pre-Fall Brights and Patterns

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

WOO HOO! WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME *wink*

With summer apparel going on sale, and pre-fall frocks hitting the racks, I cannot get fall off the brain–cooler temps, changing leaves, and sweaters galore! Ah…the pre-season cravings are extra strong today *wink*

So, to satisfy my wishing for fall, this week’s Weekly Whistle ensemble is all about stately styling with bold pre-fall brights and patterns! Oh, this week’s outfit of the week is a lovely combo of summer sweetness and fall fabulousness *GASP* It’s a perfect summer-to-fall transition look! Oh, my goodness! I am so excited. I can’t stop babbling *wink*

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Three Ways to Wear to see how to stately style this noteworthy skirt from J.Crew!

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 Sweater: J.Crew 

Skirt: J.Crew

Shoes: Nine West 

Necklace: personal vintage collection

Earrings: Minabae

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Stately Styled Eyes

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

This week on Beauty Tues, I am stately styling my eyes by embracing bright shadows and colored liners! 

Y’all know I am no makeup expert, so rather than embarrassing myself trying to apply cool and fun colors to my lids…I decided a VIP Inspiration Board was a better idea *wink* Now, while I go look up YouTube videos for applying colored eyeshadows, y’all take a look at this week’s VIP Beauty Board + helpful hints! :)

To see how I do stately wings, click HERE!

 

Stately Styled Eyes

Looking for a bold eye palette to get your colored collection started? Check out this sweet deal below!

Illamasqua matte eyeshadow
$53 – selfridges.com
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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Stately Styling Your Living Space With Ease!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week on VIP, we are all about Stately Styling! Woo hoo!

To kick off this statement-worthy week, I am going to show y’all three easy ways to add some statement to your living spaces because no fabulous fashionista needs a boring room *wink*. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the Stately Styling board below that also has VIP helpful hints for stately styling your bedroom, living room, writing nook, craft area, or whatever room your heart desires! 

Stately Styling, VIP

Oversized wall art
grandinroad.com

Dot Bo wall art
dotandbo.com

Dot Bo orange chair
dotandbo.com

Green chair
overstock.com

Want MORE stately home inspiration? Check out the VIP Pinterest HERE + Polyvore HERE! :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Letter from the Editor: Brief History of Jeans, John Wayne, James Dean, and more

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“Denim is one of the oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young,” a journalist for American Fabrics magazine wrote in 1969. Starting out as a material for blue-collar workers and gold miners, denim over the years has made its way into closets all over the globe with every fashionista owning at least one pair of blue jeans *wink*

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In 1873, Levi Straus along with Jacob Davis kickstarted the awesomeness of denim by manufacturing what was known as “XX” pants, which later became known as the “501”. Levi was granted a patent for rivet-reinforced pants with the saying, “Improvement in fastening pocket-openings”. Up unto this point, a lot of denim pieces were overalls–some without straps. So, kudos to you, Levi, for stepping up the blue jean game *wink* 

One of the first stars to make jeans popular was silent film actor William Heart in the early 1910s. William Heart won the hearts of viewers with his slick western style and blue jeans. Another western-style star to bring fame to jeans was John Wayne, when he starred in the film Stagecoach (1939). Now…I don’t think I have to elaborate on how awesome John Wayne is *wink*

Soon after John Wayne sported the “501” in Stagecoach, U.S. soldiers and sailors, who were active overseas, inadvertently introduced jeans as casual wear to people all around the world. Well, looky there! Now, we have two things to thank our veterans for–Serving our wonderful country and spreading the casual awesomeness of blue jeans *wink*

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Okay–Okay! Enough with the history lesson *wink* Every time I put on a pair of jeans, I cannot help but think about how denim has evolved over the past 200 years. What started out as something that made people’s lives easier has become a basic fashion essential. From one style, to too many to count–jeans really are eternally young. Unlike furry vests or floral tennis shoes, denim will never go out of style! And that’s an even better reason to dress up the basics–denim shorts, jeans, overalls, and vests…oh, my! *wink*

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So…why a white t-shirt and jeans for Weekly Whistle? Oh, answering that is a cake walk. *wink* James Dean was super attractive, I love his movies, and boy–that man could rock a white t-shirt and blue jeans with a cigarette limply hanging out of his mouth. Oh…how I was born in the wrong era! Where can a girl get a poster of James Dean for her wall rather than one of Channing Tatum (I mean…I will take one of each, please *wink*). 

Now, to wrap things up on this week’s Letter from the Editor, here is a clip of James Dean from Rebel Without a Cause. Yep–I need to break out the fuzzy blanket, popcorn, and old movies because all this talk about fashion history and movie stars has me craving the good ole’ days *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn