vintage inspired passionista

a blog by entertainment writer and fashion stylist Abby Hathorn


Have you ever bought a dress that was absolute PERFECTION, and wondered How in the world am I going to wear this more than one way?! OR How am I going to get my money out of this piece? Well, that’s what I thought when I bought this marvelous dress in my school colors *wink* It was a little spontaneous; however, it was totally worth it because when I got it home…I started to style it three ways *wink* Accessories really do make ALL the difference!

So, for this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am going to show y’all three ways to wear a fabulous blue and white frock. Take a look at the outfits below + enjoy the fabulous pictures taken by my awesome hobby-photographer dad *hugs*

Way 1: Weekly Whistle


To see the details of this outfit, click here.

Way 2: School Spirit–Go Wasps! #Emory&HenryCollege

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Dress: Serendipity Boutique (Johnson City, TN)

Necklace: Serendipity Boutique (Johnson City, TN)

Bracelets: Serendipity Boutique (Johnson City, TN)

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk

Way 3: Pre-Fall

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Dress: Serendipity Boutique (Johnson City, TN)

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs

Clogs: Kork-Ease, Belk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Sometimes, it is fun to dress head-to-toe in matchy-matchy outfits; however, I often like to think outside the box. From mixing leopard with flamingo to mixing  navy/white with bright mint and lime green–there is just something extremely satisfying about adding a little bit of funk to the everyday work-flow outfit! I get a little bit of adrenaline rush, ya know? *wink* Okay–so maybe, fashion is my addiction, and I have no shame–ZERO SHAME *wink* 

For this week’s Weekly Whistle, I styled this funky work-flow ensemble that is not only great for the office and running errands, but it is also great for catching a bite to eat after the work is done–no changing, no extra accessories, no worries *hands in air* So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s absolutely smashing outfit of the week ♥

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Dress: Serendipity Boutique (Johnson City, Tennessee)

Necklace: Belk

Gold Bracelet: vintage, mom’s closet

Watch: Brighton

Earrings: BluKatDesign

Handbag: gift

Heels: Nine West


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


What’s better than pink? Pink plaid, of course! *happy dance*

Plaid isn’t just for Christmas pajamas and pink isn’t just for Wednesdays *wink*, so for this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I want to show y’all three ways to wear pink plaid this summer! So, without further delay, check out the outfits + details below!

Outfit 1:

Brighten it up! Click here to check out this outfit + details.


Outfit 2:

The vintage. This look is BRAND NEW–well, sort of *wink* The blouse is vintage Levi Strauss, and the shorts are from the 1970s.

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Blouse: Elegant Thrift in downtown Johnson City

Shorts: personal vintage collection

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: BluKatDesign

Outfit 3:

Throwback!! Check out this fabulous look from the past here.



Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


 To agree with the words of Emma Bunton, “I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.” *wink* 

Oh, pink is just one of those pretty and powerful colors that can make you feel like a real #GirlBoss when walking into the office. Its elegant yet sassy hue works great no matter the day and no matter the hour. So, for this week’s Weekly Whistle, I decided to deck myself out in pretty pink!

ALSO…if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the #VIPMixItMonday that was also all-pink-inspired. If you missed it, no need to fear, check it out right here + be sure to follow me for daily fashion fun and peeks inside my life! 

ANYWAY…that’s enough chat about social media *wink* Let’s get back to this professionally pink Weekly Whistle ensemble! Check out the photos + outfit details below and enjoy :) 

p.s. These lovely photos were taken in one of my favorite historical towns, Jonesborough, Tennessee #OnlyInJonesborough

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Button-Down: Serendipity

Skirt: Lauren James, Rumors Boutique

Heels: DSW

Necklace: BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



Blue is my favorite color–there is no denying it.

Blue blazers are like my power piece, and I admit that I have three different blue-colored blazers hanging in my closet right now along with some blue trousers, multitudes of blue tops, and even a few pairs of blue shoes. There is something about the color blue that makes me feel absolutely fabulous, and I love the fact I can shamelessly and effortlessly wear all of its shade year-round without too many strange looks *wink*

Yesterday on Weekly Whistle, I mixed navy with turquoise, and today, I want to throw it back to some other ways I have mixed blue hues to create unique yet wearable outfits. There is totally nothing wrong with sporting your favorite color from head to toe–or almost head to toe *wink*

Also, to help you blend variations of your favorite hue, this special throwback edition of Three Ways to Wear Thursday also features styling tips from yours truly :)

Way One:

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Jumping allllllll the way back to 2012 when the blog was first founded, I did a Henry-David-Thoreau inspired post featuring all-blue ensembles. This is honestly one of my favorite blogs from the genesis, and I’m still a Thoreau fan *wink*


Denim is an easy go-to when blending blues.

Whether you’re topping off an outfit with a denim vest or rocking a thrifted, denim button-front, denim items are easy finds that easily blend with everything else in your wardrobe.

When I go thrifting and vintage shopping, I like to look for unique denim pieces I can wear as is OR look for outwear to DIY.

Way Two:

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Mixing blues does not always have to be stately–it can be subtle.

For example, in the looks above, I mixed blue hues with accessories and outfit pieces that have touches of blue in the patterns.

This is an easy way to rock the look without having to plan a shopping trip *wink*

Way Three:

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Play it casual–no where in the (imaginary) rulebook of fashion does it say that we have to make all of our statements super dressy.

So, if you’re a fashionista who prefers t-shirts over fancy blouses, you can rock mixed blues with your favorite pair of jeans and blue-hinted graphic tee and still be #OnPoint with the trend while also being super comfy and confident!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


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