Weekly Whistle: Classic Vinyl, Hit Movies, & Vintage Fashion

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Ahh….the 80s. A time where some of the best classic vinyl, hit movies, and fashions were born. From neon pink and sequins galore to Guns n’ Roses and Motley Crue to Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club–the 80s will forever have a place in my heart…even if I weren’t privileged enough to have been born or to have lived through the epic era *wink*

BUT…since I was NOT born in the 1980s (#90sKid), I would like to embrace the awesomeness through my 2016 wardrobe by teasing my curls, using too much hair spray, wearing lots of sparkle, and singing to David Bowie’s latest and last album, Black Star. *crying* RIP David Bowie…RIP

Now, in honor of the one and only David Bowie, classic vinyl, hit movies, and vintage fashion, take a look at this week’s fabulous VIP Weekly Whistle featuring photos by Andrew Love of Snapshot Avenue. Photos were taken in historic downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Jam out to this epic song while you take a gander at the photos + outfit details.

Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love

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Sequin Jacket: Jonesborough Antiques and Artisans
Denim Jacket: GAP
Shirt: GAP
Skirt: Express
Tights: Target
Boots: Jessica Simpson, Belk
Behind the scenes of the shoot with Andrew.
Behind-the-scenes of the shoot with Andrew.
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Behind the scenes
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Behind the scenes
Behind-the-scenes
Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Vintage Pink

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Long before I became “the VIP”, I was pulling items from my closet and styling pieces multiple ways to give the impression that I “never wore the same thing twice”. I didn’t want my style to be trendy and disposable–I wanted it to be classy and reusable. Sure–I bought trendy/seasonal items that I later donated to the local Salvation Army, but I did not and never have “re-wardrobed” my closet after each season.

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I was always taught when you get something new, you donate or give away something else…but that it isn’t always easy for a clothes hoarder like myself *wink* So, I try to invest in really cool wardrobe pieces, and before purchasing, I ask myself, “Can I wear this more than one way? What about three ways?”. And thus…VIP Three Ways to Wear was born *wink* 

For a little Throwback Thursday action, check out the VIP’s first Three Ways to Wear post here from February 2012 *gasp* That was such a long time ago…and man, was my hair long! 

Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s TWTWT to see how I styled the vintage gem from yesterday’s post.

Way One:

Get the details to this look here.
Get the details to this look here.

Way Two:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: vintage | Headband: ForgottenCotton | Earrings: Beadsoul |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target

Way Three:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: Buckle (from 8th grade *wink*) | Earrings: Blukat Design |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: A Piece That Sits Close to Home

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP Home!

Today on VIP Home, I would like to chat about a piece that sits close to home. It is a dresser that my Paw Riley made for my mom when she was little girl.  

My mom with her dad (Paw Riley) when she was in high school.
My mom with her dad (Paw Riley) when she was in high school. Check out that dress and bow, y’all *wink*

When I was little, the dresser was in my bedroom in its original, stained wood finish…(see photo below).

La! La! La! Check out this silly photo that my mom took of me when I was little--haha too funny! Also, check out the dresser in the back ground *wink*
La! La! La! Check out this silly photo that my mom took of me when I was a toddler–haha too funny! Also, check out the dresser in the background *wink*
A small peek at the dresser when it was in the living room of the Mississippi house. I always loved the way my mom decorated the top with her artwork. The bicycle wheel sculptures are some of my favorite!
A small peek at the dresser when it was in the living room of our Mississippi house. I always loved the way my mom decorated the top with her art pieces. Her bicycle wheel sculptures are my favorite–I currently have one hanging above my bed–y’all will have to stay tuned for that VIP Home blog *wink*

After being moved throughout several rooms in our Mississippi house, the beloved dresser finally found a home in the living room. While it was there, each person had his/her own drawer to do with what he/she pleased–to a certain degree, of course *wink* In my drawer, I had an assortment of Polly Pocket dolls and Play-Doh…Man, those were the days!

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Now, the dresser resides in my bedroom at our house here in Birmingham. Mom and I repainted  it “Melody” by Behr Premium Plus Ultra. The dresser truly pops against the dark purple (“Lunar Shadow”  by Behr) walls. It looks FAB-U-LOUS!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sledgehammer

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I want to be your sledgehammer! Why don’t you call my name? Oh, let me be your sledgehammer! This will be my testimony. You’d better call the sledgehammer! Put your mind at rest. I’m going to be-the sledgehammer. This can be my testimony.  I’m your sledgehammer! Let there be no doubt about it. Sledge, sledge, sledgehammer! Oh, hey there, readers! Sorry about my jam-out session to “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel….but these 1980’s high-waist, yellow, acid-washed jeans are so totally rad that I had to break out in song! Wow!Anyway, let’s get down to it, fashionistas! Shall we see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is? Of course, c’mon!

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Shirt: Kohl’s, Jennifer Lopez

Vest: Express

Jeans: Vintage Levi Strauss

Heels: Belk, Zigi Zoho

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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Oh. My. Goodness. Fashionistas. I am so, so, so, so, SO READY for February 15 at midnight! Why, you ask? Wait for ittttttttt……PSYCH SLUMBER PARTY ON USA! Ahh! I am so ready to get all cuddled up in my PJs, eat snacks, and admire the characters Shawn and Gus as they make me laugh throughout the night! I honestly cannot wait….I love you, Shawn and Gus(James Roday and Dule Hill)…y’all are two adorable and funny guys!

I want to be your sledgehammer. Why don’t you call my name? You’d better call the sledgehammer!…I’m going to be the sledgehammer… I’m your sledgehammer! Sledge, sledge, hammer!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Renovating the VIP’s New Home!

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Hello, fashionistas! I am so glad you joined me for this week’s Weekly Whistle! For the next few weeks, you will be seeing a side of the VIP you probably did not know existed!  When you think of the VIP, you think lovely high heels, chiffon blouses, and all things vintage; however, my family and I have started a new adventure, and I want to share the journey will all of you:)

My family and I moved to  Alabama just a few days ago (seems like months…considering the lack of sleep…the days and nights are all blending together) to take on a huge home remodeling project! The house screams 1980s…and not in a good way….we knew the house had great potential…and the view and backyard are divine…not to mention how very close to shopping I am :)  I am babbling…but I am so excited to be learning new skills and working together as a family!

Original wallpaper in the two story foyer! Can you imagine this pattern EVERYWHERE....
Original wallpaper in the two story foyer! Can you imagine this pattern EVERYWHERE….

 

The VIP is learning to be a handy dandy home “DIYer” thanks to this renovating experience! No, it is not all glitz and glam like I would like it to be…but once I find my boxes of clothes which are somewhere in the basement (along with everything else) the VIP blog will be back to fabulous fashion and catchy tunes in no time!

You can keep up with the renovation by liking me on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn