Weekly Whistle: Vintage Vibes | 1970s Floral Dress from Greeneville, TN


O. M. G. Y’ALL–

Look at this beauty of a vintage find I picked up on my first visit to Greeneville, Tennessee! It’s 1970s, great condition, funky floral, colorful…Oh, it’s perfect! SO perfect! *jumps up and down*

Okay–let me gather myself and be an adult for a second *deep breath*

My mom and I took a little trip to Greeneville last weekend and explored the downtown area. Inside a local antique shop, on the second floor, I stumbled upon this totally rad 70s dress tucked away on a clothes rack–sweltered by scary amounts of 1980s ruffles and rayon *wink* It was taxing to rescue this frock from the rack, but I did it…I did it *fist in air*

Once I got the dress home, I immediately planned a photo shoot. Major props to my awesomely talented dad for taking the amazing photos for this post ♥

Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle below + details:

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Dress: vintage, 1970s (Greeneville, Tennessee)

Necklace: handmade, Brolin & Bailey Co. (Greeneville, Tennessee)

Heels: vintage, BCBG (mom’s closet)

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Weekly Whistle: Spring and Fall


Flash back to my blog, “Inside the Attic”, to see how I wore this fantastic 70s dress in the spring! Don’t you just love vintage!


*drum roll……………* Whoo! Today is the best day of the week (besides Friday). Why does the VIP love Wednesdays so much, you ask? Well, it is because I get to show all of you fabulous readers my crush outfit of the week!



Flash forward! I adore this dress so much that I had to find a way to transist it into fall…
Dress: The Attic (1970s)
Shirt: Gap
Belt: Betsey Johnson
Heels: Jessica Simpson


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts

If you are looking for a fun and easy DIY that will give you an absolute summer must have…then this VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts is your ticket to the happy train!

What you will need:

  • Bleach (I used Clorox Splash-less)
  • Paint brush
  • Dark denim jeans
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Vinyl/Latex gloves

WARNING: This DIY involves bleach. Be fashionable in a well-ventilated area. Read warning label on bleach bottle.

Step 1: Put on the jeans and mark the desired length for the shorts with a pencil.

Step 2: Take off the jeans and cut each pant leg at the pencil mark.

Step 3: Mix one cup of bleach with one cup of water for dip dyeing. You can also mix 1 cup of bleach with 2 cups of water for a less bleached look. WARNING: extremely potent.

Step 4: Paint on the bleach mixture as far up as you wish to go.

Step 5: After painting on the bleach, let the shorts sit for approximately 10 minutes (or until desired bleached effect). Rinse, wring, and toss in the washing machine. Do not put shorts in with clothes you do not want to bleach;) Although, it would be the perfect time to bleach your bed sheets and socks haha

Step 6: Put together a fabulous outfit with your dip dye creation and email to me, the VIP!:)

Now, it is time to stop monkeying around and create a topnotch, genteel, chic outfit with your dip dye shorts!

With my DIY shorts, I created a wonderlust of an outfit consisting of a 1970s lace blazer, an REO Speedwagon tank (quite possibly my favorite tank top…EVER), a hot pink and lime green JCrew belt, and of course, the VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts!

Blazer: The Attic (Columbus, Mississippi)
Tank Top: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, Alabama)
Shorts for DIY: Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)
Shoes: Material Girl by Madonna (TJ Maxx-Trussville, Alabama)
Belt: JCrew (vintage from Mom’s closet)
Bow: I made it myself from vintage fabric:)
You can dress up your dip dye shorts or dress them down! The possibilities with these fabulous shorts are endless! Be creative and be yourself!:)

Join me next time for a special blog I shall not tell you about now:)

I am currently counting down the days until I attend Project Design Week at Auburn University! In just one week, I will be packing and heading off for a wonderful experience…don’t worry! I will be telling y’all about it:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn