Beauty Tues: Beauty Journal Entry 3, Pretty In Pink Products!

Headband by Forgotten Cotton (Pst…look at the VIP’s new hair! She is going back to her roots…literally *wink* Stay tuned for more photos of her platinum to golden strawberry hair color change!)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

It is that time of the week again where we add another fabulous entry to our VIP Beauty Journals, and this week’s entry is all about being pretty in pink products! Last week, blues and BB King…and this week, pinks and Pretty in Pink–oh, my! What is not to love?! *wink*

Now, before you leave *wink* Check out the VIP Beauty Journal entry #3 and Pretty in Pink Products Polyvore board below + keep scrolling to see how YOU–yes, you–can create YOUR OWN Beauty Journal with an easy supplies list! Yay! Beauty fun for everyone :)

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Pretty in Pink Products
I may be a redhead now, but the blonde moments are still pretty strong! *wink* I have gotten several messages from readers asking about what supplies are needed to start a VIP Beauty Journal and silly me forgot to put them on the first blog about the Beauty Journal. So, here is a list of the items I use for mine!

*Journal: Moleskine sketchbook. I picked up a three-pack at my local Barnes and Noble.

*Markers/Pens: I prefer to use Faber Castel because I also use FC for my pen and ink artwork; however, Sharpie markers work fabulous + come in a wide variety of colors.

*Page markers: I ADORE the handmade and cutesy paper clips from Picks and Stones on Etsy! She has a special beauty pack + even does custom orders! Check our Picks and Stones here + see them on the blog here.

Note: I do not use my makeup brushes to apply makeup to the pages of my VIP Beauty Journal. I recommend using q-tips, cotton balls, or other one-time-use applicators so that it limits any risk of contaminating makeup products or messing up makeup brushes. 


Now…Don’t be shy! Join in on the VIP Beauty Journal fun by hashtagging #VIPBeautyJournal on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Also, don’t forget to mention Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog on Facebook and @AbbyHathorn on Twitter/Instagram so we can make sure we see your fabulous beauty journal entries! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sledgehammer


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!







Shirt: Kohl’s, Jennifer Lopez

Vest: Express

Jeans: Vintage Levi Strauss

Heels: Belk, Zigi Zoho

Sunglasses: Ray Ban



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

Thrift Store Finds: This is not a yellow polka dot bikini

Chanel Mannequin is modeling the Thrift Store Find outfit as purchased…sans shoes and hat…keep reading to find out how I added my own twist to it:)

On my last visit to Meridian, Mississippi, I went thrifting…at first, I had no luck finding vintage, but my fortune turned around when I walked into the New Hope Thrift store…there I discovered the most spectacular outfit! A yellow and white blouse/skirt combo…I quickly grabbed it off the rack and hurried to locate my mom who was looking for furniture to redesign…as always;)

VIP TIPS (before you go thrifting):

  • Keep in mind you can combine Thrift Store Finds with the clothes you currently own!
  • Do NOT be afraid to mix patterns...or to go bold with color!
  • Look for unique, fun, funky pieces that make you stand out!

I have put together three different outfits to share with y’all…cute and adorable, dressy and sassy, and last but not least…full out throwback 80s! Enjoy:)

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Headband: The Attic
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Purple and yellow is a bold color combination!
The one thing I love about fashion is that it allows you to be yourself in a variety of ways. If people refuse to accept the way you are…then you always have your heels and pretty clothes:)
Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Target
Skirt: Fashion Barn
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Colbalt blue is my favorite color for spring! Combined with black, white, and yellow…you can’t go wrong!
“Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boy’s they’d just walk around naked at all times.” -Betsey Johnson


  • Invest in staple, statement shoes and accessories that add a wow factor to your wardrobe!

You may notice in some of my blogs that I often wear some of the same pieces…Why?…because they are so easy to combine with many different outfits! Items such as: the cobalt blue Jessica Simpson shoes, the cobalt blue belt from Target, and the Reo Speedwagon shirt (my favorite shirt of all time!) from Urban Outfitters are just a few of my staple, statement pieces.

Shirt: Thrifted
Tank top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Lucky Brand
The reason I prefer vintage over everything else is because it allows me to be different! I don’t want to look like every other girl out there!
I wish I could have lived in the 80s…the music is so fabulous!
“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” -Madonna

Are you a thrifter? Show me your skills by tweeting me pictures of things you have found at thrift stores you adore! My twitter is @Abbysauce_

Don’t have Twitter? Well, you can also email me pictures of your thrifty discoveries! My email is

I’d love to show off your nifty, thrifty finds in a future blog! So don’t be shy, email me/tweet me those pictures!

My next blog is a hugger-mugger, hush-hush, heterogeneous doozy!:) So…to ferret out the secret, you must stay tuned to the VIP blog! I also encourage you to subscribe via email to my blog so you NEVER miss a post!:)

You can also follow me on Instagram @vintagepassionista

I hope you have enjoyed this Thrift Store Finds:) Here are some more pictures from the photoshoot!

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel


Remember to always be yourself no matter what! Don’t be afraid to stand out and be different:)

Stay Fashionable,

Abby Hat.


1964 Flashback

My grandmother in 1964, age 16.

“Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby). Twist and shout (Twist and shout). C’mon c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on baby).  Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)”  Woah…Hey there…how embarrassing….Anyway….Did you know that the number one hit song in 1964 was Twist and Shout by The Beatles?  What a great song!  It is definitely one of those songs you get your hairbrush microphone and sing it at the top of your lungs.  I am sure all of you…most of you…some of you… are wondering why I am talking about 1964…well, the special event I have been mentioning lately has something to do with it…the dress pictured above is the exact same frock I will be wearing to an exclusive MAC event this Saturday in Trussville, Alabama!  Whooo!  Yes, feel the excitement!

My grammy (on left) and my great-grandmother (on right)

After chatting with my grammy, (Yes…I renamed her because as the fourth grandchild…I never got the chance to give her a name of my own *sniff*)… After chatting with my Maw Maw–I mean Grammy, I decided to learn more about 1964.  Another smashing hit (just so you guys know…I said that in a British accent…speaking of  British accents-Sir Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger was quite the hottie…these days…he is positively the cutiest  little old man ever!  I will end this random babble with…”Bond, James Bond.”)  Back to the smashing hit I was telling you about…Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison…that song is so catchy…(speaking of catchy!  Richard Gere was quite the catch *wink* in the movie Pretty Woman!)…I don’t remember what I was going to say…I’m jamming out to the music of 1964, and I lost my train of thought…

My grammy and her dad…Don’t you just love going through old pictures? I do…

I apologize for my digression…Time to get back on topic! After all my research, the apparel of the 60s was indeed diverse.  There is not enough time today  for me to discuss this topic, but I am almost certain that I will return to it in later blogs!  I wanted to wear my grammy’s dress because of the way the dress poofs out and makes me feel like a 1960s princess…Actually, I thought it would be totally freaking rad!

My grammy was 16 when she first wore the pink dress. well looky there, I am 16! Was this planned… hmmm…we’ll never know…

The custom-made, fabricated by hand frock (no sewing machine was harmed in the making of this dress.) was worn at some relative’s wedding…(I was…checking…my twitter…yes, my twitter…when my grammy was telling me who it was…sorry Maw Maw…) The dress is based on a size 14 pattern, but back then the sizes were different.

V.I.P. Shopping Tip: When shopping for vintage, it is important to know that clothes back in the “good ole’ days” were much smaller than they are today…For example–a size 14 could possibly fit a person who wears a 4/6 today….Don’t focus on the label size; otherwise, you might miss out on a spectacular find!

Once again…there I go…off on another random tanget… I don’t know what’s wrong with me today, but I have the inability to stay focused because I am so excited about wearing a dress from 1964 to the MAC event.

Of course, I will not be wearing it in the exact same way my grammy did…I am going to spice it up a little!  80s meets 60s is what I shall call it!  It is vintage with added pops of color and Jessica Simpson shoes…what girl doesn’t love Jessica Simpson shoes!  This is just a sneak peak…I pinky promise to post pictures of the entire ensemble…because to be honest that dress isn’t the easiest thing to put on in the world…lots of little buttons, zippers, and whatnots…

Next time, I will be sharing with you one of my favorite places to find vintage…or I may just randomly talk about bunnies (yes…bunnies…bunnies in vintage hats!).

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“Pretty woman, don’t walk on by.  Pretty woman, don’t make me cry.  Pretty woman, don’t walk away, hey…okay…………….”