Weekly Whistle: Funky Fine Pair of (Vintage) Levi’s Jeans

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 Lately, I have been listening to A LOT of 80s music–Genesis, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Joan Jett and the list goes on and on. So, naturally, I have been in like a totally rad, neon pink, acid wash and Miami Vice mood *said in my best Valley Girl voice*

When the winter storm hit last week and dumped about 9 inches of snow, my photographer and I took the opportunity to take some awesome outfit photos for the blog. As I was pulling items for the photoshoot, I stumbled upon a pair of funky fine (vintage) Levi’s *cue ZZ Top’s Cheap Sunglasses* that I had TOTALLY forgotten about.

In my 80s state of mind, I embraced the crazy, yellow acid-wash denim and decided to create a wearable wildcard outfit for this week’s Weekly Whistle. In the word’s of my photographer, “Wow…well, Abby–it sure it bright.” *wink*

Now, without further ado, get your 80s groove thang on and check out this week’s Weekly Whistle + outfit details! Also, be sure to pay special, close attention to the fabulous handmade bracelets!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Express

Jeans: vintage, Levi’s

Scarf: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Bracelets: handmade, BlueGrits

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Ain’t Nothing But an Arm Party

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Thursday, y’all! I hope all of you are warm and cuddled up with fuzzy blankets. Looking outside and at the forecast, I cannot help but think yuck! Will this winter weather ever stop? No? Okay–that’s cool….literally “cool” *wink* Corny jokes are my specialty. 

Abby Hathorn

Freelance Writer, Fashion Stylist, Blogger, & Corny Joke-Teller

Now, I know y’all aren’t here for my terrible jokes and winter-weather rants….*wink* So, for this week’s TWTWT, I am freshening up my wardrobe with some new arm candy! Oooo….! It ain’t nothing but an arm party! *cue Houseparty by the J. Geils Band* 

Arm party for two! These two fabulous bracelets are from Polka Dot Drawer on Etsy! Check her out and fall in love!
Arm party for two! These two fabulous bracelets are from Polka Dot Drawer on Etsy! Check her out and fall in love!
Baby, it's cold outside--so, there will be lots of cuddling with Z the Giant Schnauzer, reading of magazines, and wearing of dotted GAP socks.
Baby, it’s cold outside–so, there will be lots of cuddling with Z the Giant Schnauzer, reading of magazines, and wearing of dotted GAP socks.
*girl scream* No words can express just how lovely I think this Luke & Lula cuff is! It reminds me of New Orleans, and it has me wishing I was there to enjoy killer food and jazz music.  *photo in frame was taken by my father in New Orleans*
*girl scream* No words can express just how lovely I think this Luke & Lyla cuff is! It reminds me of New Orleans, and it has me wishing I were there to enjoy killer food and jazz music.
*photo in frame was taken by my father in New Orleans*
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THROWBACK: Photo taken four years ago in NOLA while shopping for Mardi Gras masks.
Was wearing Aztec before it was cool Maybe....*wink* Another throwback from NOLA at the aquarium in 2011.
Wearing Aztec + DIYed shorts before they were cool *wink* Another throwback to NOLA.
Arm party for one and a dog? This dotted, denim-inspired cuff is from Polka Dot Drawer. I love navy and polka dots--so it was love at first sight :)
Arm party for one and a dog? This dotted, denim-inspired cuff is from Polka Dot Drawer. I love navy and polka dots–so it was love at first sight :)
Ziva says that y'all VIP readers should shop Polka Dot Drawer and Luke and Lyla Designs in your pajamas *wink*
Ziva says that y’all VIP readers should shop Polka Dot Drawer and Luke and Lyla Designs in your pajamas *wink*

SHOP Polka Dot Drawer | SHOP Luke & Lyla Designs

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

 

VIP March Madness: An Outfit Perfect for Shopping Local

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog for another outfit in action! Whoo Hoo!

Today, I stopped by South Boutique (Trussville, AL) to do a little shopping and to say congrats on the one year anniversary. Not only was there delicious cake, but also a fabulous handmade jewelry artisan–Krista Lovelady of KristaLize jewelry was there with her sweet gems!  South has a wonderful variety of cute clothes and home decor–so cute that I had a hard time deciding on what to get! Finally after lots of chit chatting with my mom and thinking about things in my closet, I decided on a skirt and shirt from South and a super fabulous necklace from KristaLize. Sh…I am going to keep the goodies I got on the down low for now…Y’all will have to stay tuned to the blog to find out more *wink*

The VIP with Krista of KristaLize jewelry! Isn't she so cute!
The VIP with Krista of KristaLize jewelry! Isn’t she so darling!
Oh, the endless arm candy!
Oh, look at the endless arm candy!
Oooo...look at all the pretty jewelry!
Oooo…so many pretty options! I wonder which KristaLize piece the VIP got today *wink*
The VIP absolutely loves KristaLize! Y'all so need to check her out and fall in love :)
The VIP absolutely loves KristaLize! Yay for handmade:)
The VIP outside of South after shopping. I wonder what's in the bag...hmm...*wink*
The VIP outside of South…after shopping. I wonder what’s in the bag…hmm…*wink*

Now, before I spill the awesome beans on the cool stuff I got, let’s take a look at the details of today’s outfit in action!

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Vest: VIP DIY

Tank: Delia’s (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique (Birmingham, AL)

Heels BCBG, Belk

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain (Etsy)

What happens when dad (aka Deddy) comes home from a long work trip. *wink* Oh, how Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and I love our Deddy *wink*
This is what happens when dad (aka Deddy) comes home from a long work trip. *wink* Oh, how Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and I love our Deddy *wink*

To learn more about the fabulous things South Boutique and KristaLize have to offer, like them on Facebook here and here.

Also, don’t forget you can shop online in your PJs here and here *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater Outfit #3 (Weekly Whistle)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

What are y’all up to tonight? The VIP is sitting at the hotel in Johnson City, Tennessee watching the new episode of Psych!

Tonight on the blog, I would like to reveal the last outfit of the 3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater.  Outfit #3 is also this week’s Weekly Whistle! Yay!

To change up Outfit #2, I traded the patterned cords for a vintage skirt, tossed off the yellow scarf, and hopped into a pair of darling socks and Cynthia Rowley sneakers. Tah dah! A totally hipster look that is perfect for chilling at the coffee house or shopping at the mall with the besties!

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Sweater: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Socks: handmade by Carlene Jackson

Sneakers: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Button Stud Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Watch: Kate Spade (The Summit, Birmingham, AL)

Arm Candy: 

 Etheral Energy by Liz Stechschulte; Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton, Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Superb Seven: College Interview Ready

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Hello, my fabulouses! Have you every wondered what to wear to a college interview? Then this Superb Seven outfit is perfect for you! When putting together an outfit for a college interview, it is important to look professional and poised, yet youthful and trendy. Here are five easy steps to help you achieve that look.

  1. Start with a classic black pencil skirt.
  2. Find a patterned or brightly hued blazer.
  3. Toss on a graphic t-shirt that is mature (yes, that means no cats), but with a pinch of youthfulness (sparkle, bright color, and so forth).
  4. Look for a colorful and comfortable pair of kitten heel pumps that will coordinate with the blazer.
  5. Keep your jewelry as minimal as possible. This is NOT the time for wild arm candy.

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Blazer: Jones New York, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Tee: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Pencil Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

Crochet Breast Cancer Awareness Pin: MarKateLiz Designs by Maria Stechschulte

Check out my October Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River above to see all of the fabulous deals I found!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn