Weekly Whistle: Petal Perfect

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Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! As you all may have noticed, I am a bit obsessed with floral….but they are so lovely! What can I say, I love all things vintage and floral! Oh, florals, why must you be so fabulous and wonderful?

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This week’s Weekly Whistle is about a the most amazing floral jacket! It was so sweet, loving, and versatile that I just had to take it home! “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I have got the month of May. I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way? My floral jacket, my floral jacket, my floral jacket! Talkin’ ’bout my floral jacket! My floral jacket!” Before I go off on a karaoke kick, let’s talk about the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week! Whoo hoo!

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Jacket: Target

Skirt: Belk

Heels: Belk, BCBG

Necklaces: Avon & personal collection

Now, It’s time for some stellar VIP tips about petal perfect ensembles! To see more tips, check out my article @ www.realstorypublishing.com! “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

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Wondering what other ways you can wear a petal perfect jacket? Three more fabulous ways to wear in my article “Mad About Floral” @  http://realstorypublishing.com/2013/01/the-adventures-of-the-vip-mad-about-floral/

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Would you like a chance to be on the VIP blog? Email or post a picture to Facebook of you sporting your glamorous floral jacket/blouse! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

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PS: The VIP is very proud to announce she is now a part of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Association! See that amazing badge above the bio….I could just cry happy tears. Yay! yay! Yay!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Thrift Store Finds: This is not a yellow polka dot bikini

Chanel Mannequin is modeling the Thrift Store Find outfit as purchased…sans shoes and hat…keep reading to find out how I added my own twist to it:)

On my last visit to Meridian, Mississippi, I went thrifting…at first, I had no luck finding vintage, but my fortune turned around when I walked into the New Hope Thrift store…there I discovered the most spectacular outfit! A yellow and white blouse/skirt combo…I quickly grabbed it off the rack and hurried to locate my mom who was looking for furniture to redesign…as always;)

VIP TIPS (before you go thrifting):

  • Keep in mind you can combine Thrift Store Finds with the clothes you currently own!
  • Do NOT be afraid to mix patterns...or to go bold with color!
  • Look for unique, fun, funky pieces that make you stand out!

I have put together three different outfits to share with y’all…cute and adorable, dressy and sassy, and last but not least…full out throwback 80s! Enjoy:)

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Headband: The Attic
Shoes: Lucky Brand

Purple and yellow is a bold color combination!

The one thing I love about fashion is that it allows you to be yourself in a variety of ways. If people refuse to accept the way you are…then you always have your heels and pretty clothes:)

Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Target
Skirt: Fashion Barn
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Colbalt blue is my favorite color for spring! Combined with black, white, and yellow…you can’t go wrong!

“Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boy’s they’d just walk around naked at all times.” -Betsey Johnson

VIP TIP:

  • Invest in staple, statement shoes and accessories that add a wow factor to your wardrobe!

You may notice in some of my blogs that I often wear some of the same pieces…Why?…because they are so easy to combine with many different outfits! Items such as: the cobalt blue Jessica Simpson shoes, the cobalt blue belt from Target, and the Reo Speedwagon shirt (my favorite shirt of all time!) from Urban Outfitters are just a few of my staple, statement pieces.

Shirt: Thrifted
Tank top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Lucky Brand

The reason I prefer vintage over everything else is because it allows me to be different! I don’t want to look like every other girl out there!

I wish I could have lived in the 80s…the music is so fabulous!

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” -Madonna

Are you a thrifter? Show me your skills by tweeting me pictures of things you have found at thrift stores you adore! My twitter is @Abbysauce_

Don’t have Twitter? Well, you can also email me pictures of your thrifty discoveries! My email is vintage.passionista@gmail.com

I’d love to show off your nifty, thrifty finds in a future blog! So don’t be shy, email me/tweet me those pictures!

My next blog is a hugger-mugger, hush-hush, heterogeneous doozy!:) So…to ferret out the secret, you must stay tuned to the VIP blog! I also encourage you to subscribe via email to my blog so you NEVER miss a post!:)

You can also follow me on Instagram @vintagepassionista

I hope you have enjoyed this Thrift Store Finds:) Here are some more pictures from the photoshoot!

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel

 

Remember to always be yourself no matter what! Don’t be afraid to stand out and be different:)

Stay Fashionable,

Abby Hat.

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