Weekly Whistle: What I Wore to the Movie Premiere | Featuring Monkee’s of Johnson City & Hutch

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If you have been keeping up with me on social media for the past week, you know I attended the premiere of La Madame, the first independent film in which I starred.

The 10+ hour trip, being absent from my classes, and sacrificing high-speed internet was TOTALLY worth it because it was so amazing to see a project I did at 17 and 18 finally come together. Oh, it was a wonderful trip filled with lots of hugs, laughs, and of course–fabulous fashions *wink* 

So, for this week’s Weekly Whistle I am sharing with y’all the absolutely lovely dress I wore for one of the premiere events! A special thanks to Monkee’s of Johnson City and Hutch for this look because it made me feel like a Hollywood actress at the Oscars *sassy strut*

Now, without further ado, take a look at the outfit below. Be sure to stop back by the blog tomorrow for behind-the-scenes pictures, photos from the road trip, what I wore to the night showing, and more! ALSO….tomorrow I will be sharing information about my new radio show! WOO! I won’t spill all the beans tonight *wink*

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Dress: Hutch, Monkee’s of Johnson City

Necklace: Avon

Heels: Jessica Simpson 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways To Wear: Pink ‘N Pleated

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s finally Thursday, which means I finally get to share this week’s three-ways-to-wear styling challenge! Whoo hoo!

I am a huge fan of light pink and pleated apparel, so when I spotted this skirt at Forever 21…it was love at first sight! Before purchasing  this pink ‘n pleated skirt, I thought to myself…How many different ways can I style this? Will I get a lot of wear out of it? Well, off the top of my head, I was able to create six different looks! Ah! How fabulous?! And for this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am going to show y’all three of those–y’all will have to come back next Thursday to see the final three *wink*

Way One:

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 Blouse: Express, Johnson City Mall

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson CityMall

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Necklaces: BluKatDesign

Handbag: (see blog here)

Way Two:

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Blouse: Target

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson City Mall

Pearls: Personal vintage collection

Bracelets/Earrings: Jules B, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Boots: Nine West, Belk, Asheville [North Carolina] Mall

Way Three:

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Vest: VIP DIY

Blouse: Cynthia Rowley, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson City Mall

Earrings: Jules B, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Necklace: Avon

Heels: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Wonder Woman at Founders Park

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Hey y’all! 

Phew…I just got back to Johnson City after a quick business + shopping trip to Birmingham. I have so many super fabulous things to share with y’all on upcoming blogs–Oh. My. Goodness. I am so excited to start scheduling the posts and photo shoots! *squeal* Now, before I spill the awesome beans about all the new items coming to VIP…let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle.

Note: All of these lovely photos were taken at Founders Park in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. Stay tuned to my Real Media column, The Adventures of the VIP, for an upcoming article about the marvelous details + pictures of the public art walking tour and ribbon cutting :)

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Tee: Old Navy

Skirt: Express

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk

Necklace: Mark by Avon

BLOOPER: The photographer was taking a few light test shots...and snapped this beauty of a blooper of my mom and me. *Note to Mom: please don't hate me for sharing this photo on the World Wide Web *wink**
BLOOPER: The photographer was taking a few light test shots…and snapped this beauty of a blooper of my mom and me. *Note to Mom: please don’t hate me for sharing this photo on the World Wide Web *wink**
AND....the train. So fascinating *wink*
AND….the train. I should be a railway model…ya’ get it*wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Daring To Be Different

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Hello, fabulouses, today I would like to introduce the new VIP motto, ” Be Daring. Be Fabulous. Be You.” with a little artistic photography post. Let us celebrate and start the new year off with the motivation to be who we truly are–Be Daring. Be Fabulous. Be You.

Do not be scared–Be Daring! Do not be timid–Be Fabulous!  Do not get Entangled by the NormBe You!

Daring To Be Different

by Everlife

My first thought said
With no line, you’ll get lost this time
If you don’t know where you’re going
My second thought said
It’s okay, okay to change
It’s time you started growing

So there I stood without a clue
My head tried to tell me what to do
My heart started playing tug-of-war
Like it’s out of my hands

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To be fearless, when I’m scared to move
I’m overdue
Daring to be different
To scream, yes, yeah I’m awake
I will not break
Daring to, daring to be different

The whole world tells me
If I choose wrong
I won’t belong
I better make the right decision
But what they do and
What they say
Are not the same
They’re a spinning contradiction

It’s just the old that they call new
Dizzy from all the points of view
Closing my eyes while breathing in
Look up, let go, no hands

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To be fearless, when I’m scared to move
I’m overdue
Daring to be different
To scream, yes, yeah I’m awake
I will not break
Daring to, daring to be different

Different, different

To be fearless when I’m scared to move
I’m overdue
Daring to be different
To scream, yes, yeah I’m awake
I will not break
Daring to, daring to be different

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Necklace: Handmade by BluKat Design (Heather O’Cain) from my grandmother’s buttons (Visit BluKat’s Shop here)

Headpiece: Avon, mark. “Go For Baroque” necklace (get the look here)

Lipstick: Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham, Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait M25 Colere (get the look here)

Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. (get the look here) Stacked

Midi-Rings: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton (get the look here)

Necklace: handmade by BluKat Design (Heather O'Cain) from my grandmother's buttons.  Headpiece: Necklace from Avon

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Top It Off With a Blazer

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Hello, fabulouses! Did you miss yesterday’s 30 Day J.Crew Challenge outfit? Click here to see the 5th outfit of the challenge!

Now, how can you take yesterday’s bright floral outfit from play to work in a snap? Simply top it off with a blazer! Come on, I’ll show you! Time to get fabulous!

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

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

(get the look here)

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

(get the look here)

Necklace: Avon

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn