InStyle Inspiration: September 2012

Hello, lovers of fashion! It is the end of September, and we all know what that means…InStyle Inspiration! Whoo Hoo!

Dress: Deep South Pout
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
*photo featured on “Pigskin Go Team Ready” blog.*

The first article to catch the VIP’s eye was “Color Crash Course: Burgundy”! InStyle suggested wearing burgundy classics with sky blue, forest green, peony pink, or peach apparel or accessories. As I read through the article, I had a fantastic flashback to my blog post “Pigskin Go Team Ready”. On that particular blog, I wore a chic burgundy, high-low dress paired with simple pearl accessories and white wedges.

According to InStyle, “Suits are a return to the most foolproof way of taking care of business.”  This article created another flashback fashion moment for me, and it also helped me to put together an amazing suit pant outfit!

Travel back in time with me to the 11th Annual Tennessee Williams’ Tribute “Of Roses” poetry reading where I wore a fabulous suit accessorized with a dazzling 1940’s hat.

Blazer: The Limited
Top: The Attic
Skirt: The Limited
Belt: Target
Shoes: Kenzie Girl
Hat: The Attic
Gloves: Fantabulous Formals (Louisville, Mississippi: Rhonda Prisock-owner)

The marvelous suit pant ensemble expresses every woman’s attitude of getting stuff done! I slipped into my gray suit pants and blazer along with a sleek black tank and a 1940’s statement hat for a throwback look that was absolutely stunning!

Blazer: The Limited
Pants: The Limited
Shoes: BCBG
Hat: The Attic

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



VIP Accessories Challenge: Deep South Pout

Fashionistas and gentlemen….may I have your attention please….I present to you the fashionably spectacular Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge!

If you are just now joining me….an accessories challenge is where I take outfits and show three different looks by just changing a few accessories!

In this challenge, I have taken two dresses from Deep South Pout and have given them three different looks by swapping accessories!

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: BCBG

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Black belt (Wal-Mart)
Shoes: Black shoes (Kenzie Girl)
Photo taken at Oby’s Restaurant in Starkville, Mississippi

VIP Tip:

  • It is ALWAYS good to have a pair of classic black shoes and accessories on hand…ready for any occassion! I love strappy black heels…and pearls…

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Deep South Pout
Shoes: Material Girl by Madonna
Hat: Blu Gertrude (Blu Gertrude accessories can be purchased at Deep South Pout Stores located in Starkville and Columbus, Mississippi.)

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: (Leopard belt) Target
Shoes: BCBG

VIP Tip:

  • Animal prints make a nice neutral to pair with other prints or patterns! Every fashionista needs a little animal print to spice up her wardrobe!

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Anthropologie (same belt worn with blue owl print dress above)
Shoes: BCBG (same shoes worn with blue owl print dress above)

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: JCrew
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Oh, my gracious…accessories are so important! With just a change of shoes and belts, you can easily give your outfits different looks…classy, dressy, fancy schmancy, you name it!

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Here are just a few more photographs from the Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge photoshoot!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

(All the above photos were taken in Starkville, Mississippi and Mississippi State University’s Chapel of Memories. I had a great time traveling around Starkville for this photoshoot! After the photoshoot, I enjoyed a delicious baked potato at Sweet Pepper’s Deli…you guys know how I just love baked potatoes…)



Accessories make all the difference!

My grandmother's 1964 dress and the jewelry she wore with it.

I finally found time to put together different ways to wear the 1964 dress…The bear investigation, the weather, DIYs, and other whatnots have held my attention lately…

 Today, I want to show how accessories make all the difference when putting together outfits! It is easy to look classy and vintage or comfortable and cute…accessories are a crucial part of every outfit!

Cobalt blue is a fun and fabulous color that pops against this light pink dress!


Don't you just love Peeps??? Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection

Is there anything better than pink and black?? Oo la la!

Every fashionista needs a simple black belt, black statement jewelry, and sexy black shoes!

Shoes: Kenzie Girl, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection.

TIP: Don't be afraid of color! Dare to stand out and be different!

"I believe in pink...I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." -Audrey Hepburn

V.I.P. TIP: When shopping thrift store/vintage shopping, look for simple lines and neutral colors that can be easily accessorized.

This spring, I would like to challenge you to invest in fabulous and classic statement jewelry! (Pssstt….don’t tell my deddy, but I did a little statement jewelry shopping on Etsy last week…I will be sharing my fantastic finds with you soon………….)

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