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I cannot tell you how many people have asked me about why I named my blog Vintage Inspired Passionista, and with the trend of “vintage” and “vintage-inspired” over the past several years, everyone wants to assume I targeted my title around what was hot. That’s simply not the case because I am not a trend. 

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Since I was little, I have loved all things old. I grew up jamming out to the top 80s hits on the way to school rather than Disney Channel radio. I grew up playing dress up in my mom’s closet where vintage frocks thrived. I grew up in a house with 1990s cherry blossom meets grapevine looking wallpaper in the bathroom. I grew up with vintage on the brain, and when it came time for me to find my own style, it was a given I would always be inspired by vintage. Thanks, Mom–that non-stop Madonna and ACDC playlist really paid off *wink*

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One of the first eras of fashion, music, and movies I realized I loved was the 80s. My mom gave me a copy of Pretty In Pink on DVD, and it took me for a marvelous spin with it’s epic fashion, a beat-up pink Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, and one of my favorite actors–James Spader. I can almost quote the entire movie from heart, and one day I will have a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. *wink*

When I started my blog at 16, I was 100% head-over-heels for vintage fashion. I begged to go thrifting and antiquing all the time, so that I could start-up an epic collection of vintage gems. Now, at 20, I still have the heart of the 16-year-old me who bought crazy vintage clothes like the shirt featured on this post from 2012.

Now, one of my goals for January is to get back to my vintage-inspired roots by embracing one of  the fabulous eras–the 1980s. I have to do it for David Bowie, y’all *wink* So, follow me through the rest of this month and remind yourself it’s okay not to look like the Kardashians *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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