Weekly Whistle: Same Accessories, Same Style, Different Look

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Ah…the weekend is half-way here–we got this *wink* I have an oil change for Leo + a photo shoot in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia to look forward to…probably some gluten-free Mellow Mushroom too *wink*

I am always saying how accessories make all the difference, but I am sure deep down inside one of you asks do they–do they really, Abby? *wink* Well, today (and tomorrow on TWTWT) I am going to show y’all how the same accessories can transform the same style into a totally different look in a SNAP! With my life being crazy busy now, I have learned the true power of “accessories make all the difference”–especially if I wake up late or forget an appointment. :)
Last week's Weekly Whistle is what I wore to host a #BelkScene event. It featured some fabulously handmade accessories that I decided to take from "prom inspired" to "whenever/wherever inspired". Take a look at the whenever/wherever look below!
Last week’s Weekly Whistle is what I wore to host a #BelkScene event. It featured some fabulously handmade accessories (details here) that I decided to take from “prom inspired” to “whenever/wherever inspired”. Take a look at the whenever/wherever look below!

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Dress: Tahari, Kohl’s

Necklaces: BluKatDesign

Handbag & Cuff: Luke and Lyla Designs

Heels: Jessica Simpson

BONUS:

I also wore this fabulous Tahari dress to my Phi Theta Kappa induction at Northeast State. I went with minimal accessories + vintage-style makeup to create a timeless and effortless look.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

18 Days of Grand Haul: How a Scarf Can Change an Entire Outfit

IMG_7615Hello, fabulouses! Have you ever wondered how something as simple as a scarf could change the entire look of an outfit? Well, today’s Grand Haul outfit is simply that!

To add more style to the last Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul ensemble, I tossed on a beautiful pink Charming Charlie scarf and tied a lose knot at each end. This scarf is one of my absolute favorites because I got it for a fabulous deal, and it is super soft! FAB-U-LOUS. Who knew dressing fashionable on a budget could be so easy!

Check out the video below to see the fabulous deal I got on the pretty pink scarf!

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Top: Aeropostale, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Cords: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: Naturalizer, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

BLOOPER: I just love it when we take dogs on photo shoots. There is never a dull moment haha *wink*
BLOOPER: I just love it when we take Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) and Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) aka the girls on photo shoots. There is never a dull moment haha
Oh, how I adore my Giant Schnauzer sweetheart, Ziva. Man's best friend? I think they meant girl's best friend *wink*
Oh, how I adore my doggie sweetheart, Ziva. Man’s best friend? I think they meant girl’s best friend *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Lucky 13: All About the Finishing Touches

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Florals. They can be feminine and sweet or sexy and powerful. It is all about the finishing touches. Bring this black floral dress into the limelight by slipping on sleek ankle boots and a statement necklace. The always-in-favor floral print is so fabulously versatile that it will inspire outfit ideas for every season!

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Dress: Guess Outlet, The Outlet Shops of Grand River 

Shoes: Nine West, DSW

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Changing It Up, Making It Casual

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Hello, my fabulouses! Today’s J.Crew Challenge outfit is all about…? Yep, you guessed it–it is all about how accessories really do make all of the difference!

I took Look 1 (posted on September 8th) and swapped the heels and threw on a scarf to create Look 2 (published on September 11th)….Then, I took Look 2 and tossed off all the accessories to create Look 3.

This casual-tastic outfit is perfect for road trips or airport travel! By wearing today’s Look 3 outfit, there will be no worrying about what horrid pictures the paparazzi might snap and sell to celebrity magazines…no fretting about what they will write about….Let’s face it. None of us want to be seen wearing pajamas and unicorn slippers like Miley Cyrus when she boarded her plane after her interesting display at the 2013 VMA’s. So, come on, fashionistas! Let’s get an inside look at today’s J.Crew Challenge outfit so we can avoid the embarrassing paparazzi shots.

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Shorts: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get a similar look here & here)

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Dazzling Dots and Snazzy Scarf

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Hello, my fabulouses! Rather than mixing patterns for this J.Crew Challenge outfit, I decided to stack dots on dots. This look is fun, cute, and casual–perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a snack/coffee break…and everywhere in between! Adding the sunshine yellow scarf to this outfit added not only a burst of color, but also pushed it to the next level. This vibrant yellow hue is sure to catch attention. As y’all can tell–I am totally in love with this scarf! Now, let me have your attention please, fashionistas and fashionados, to show you the J.Crew Challenge outfit of the day!

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To see how accessories REALLY DO make all the difference, check out another way I wore this lovely dot-on-dot look with minimal accessories. Click here.

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Shorts: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get a similar look here & here)

Scarf: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

(get a similar look here)

Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

(get the look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn