Weekly Whistle: Vintage-Inspired Trendy Outfits from Forever 21

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Trends…trends…trends–they come…they go…they repeat, just like history!

So, how does a fashionista keep up with the trends while still having her own unique style? Well–let me answer that for you *wink*

On a recent trip to the mall, I went into Forever 21 just to browse. While shopping around, I stumbled upon some vintage-inspired pieces that I just had to have. The following four items were being considered as hot “new” trends when, in fact, the styles are anything but new *wink* The colors, the necklines, the buttons, the everything are little repeats of pivotal trends from the 60s and 70s.  

And I rest my case *wink* These ensembles are from the 70s. Pay close attention to the green skirt on the left, the socks with heels, and the button details on the skirts on the far right. See the resemblance? Oh, how I do love fashion history :)

Now, before I go off on a fashion history lecture *wink* let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle which includes two–YES, TWO–fabulous outfits *wink*

Look 1:

When I first tried this look on together, I thought it looked like something a modern Nancy Drew would wear. What do y’all think? *wink*

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Blouse: Forever 21 | Skirt: Forever 21 | Necklace: BluKatDesign  | Bracelet: BlueGrits  | Clutch: Kate Spade | Heels: BCBG | Glasses: prescription *wink*

Look 2:

This look gives a more 1970s feel with the colors and boho vibe of the blouse + the skirt reminds me SO much of the green skirt pictured in the vintage picture!

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Blouse: Forever 21 | Skirt: Forever 21 | Boots: Bedstu, The Gypsy Spur | Bracelet: vintage

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What’s your favorite era in fashion? Start a chat by commenting on this post or by liking the VIP on Facebook here!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Weekly Whistle: Sweater Weather Love

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

WOOOO!!! It’s Wednesday which means the week is halfway over, and, of course, it means it’s Weekly Whistle time *wink*

It is definitely sweater-weather time, and I am definitely excited about breaking out my big, chunky sweaters again! Living in a colder climate than I grew up in, I am learning how to layer and actually make sweaters cute. Up until my moving to Northeast Tennessee, I don’t think I owned more than one sweater, and it was probably an ugly Christmas sweater from the sixth grade *wink* NOW…I have drawers and drawers of sweaters of all kinds that I am just dying to wear! *happy dance*

Okay–okay! That is enough about my newfound sweater obsession.  Let’s take a look at this week’s VIP Weekly Whistle and get in the #SweaterWeather mood! 

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Sweater: GAP

Skirt: Style (Bristol, Tenn.)

Tights: Target

Heels: vintage BCBG

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Sunnies: Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses Hut

Blooper *wink* We always have a fun and silly time on photo shoots :)
Blooper *wink* We always have a fun and silly time on photo shoots :)

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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

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt

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Hello, my fabulouses! On the blog today…comfy meets cute–the city sweatshirt meets the floral pencil skirt. As the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge progresses, my obsession for the city sweatshirt and vibrant pencil skirt is growing. So naturally, I had to pair them together! This look is perfect for weekend activities–from dinner with friends to movies with a cutie.

If you missed ways to dress this pencil skirt up for the office, no need to fear! Please click here and here for examples.

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

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

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Hair Sticks: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Wristlet: Coach, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Are you looking for a way to stretch your fashion dollar? Check out my Grand Haul Girl video “Transition to Fall” for The Outlet Shops of Grand River! (see video above)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: The World of Tumblr and a Sunshine Yellow Scarf

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Hello, my fabulouses! Have I ever mentioned how accessories make all the difference? Y’all know I have! I love my accessories! To change things up a bit for the 9th J.Crew Challenge outfit, I simply hopped into a different pair of darling wedges and tossed on the lovely sunshine yellow scarf. This fabulous ensemble is perfect for a day at the office or an afternoon at the downtown coffee shop…So, join me readers as we dive into today’s J.Crew Challenge outfit! Come on, it’s time to get fabulous!

NEW! Check out the VIP’s “Why Accessories Make All the Difference” video on YouTube to see 5 spectacular ways to dress up the pink V-neck/floral pencil skirt combo! Click here to watch now!

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

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

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

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Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

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Shoes: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn