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

Frugal Friday: A Trip to Sephora + Happy Birthday, Mom!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Friday, y’all! Also…happy birthday to my mom–the coolest mom EVER *wink* 

I am going to keep this week’s Frugal Friday brief because I still have yet to make my mom’s gluten-free brownie cake–as she requested–and I have to rest up for the Kingsport Art Crawl tomorrow! Oh, goodness….what shall I wear?!

I digress…This week’s Frugal Friday is all about an outfit I created by shopping in my own closet–take a look:

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Blouse: Deep South Pout (click here to see other ways I’ve worn this dime of a top *wink*)

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique (click here to see other ways I’ve worn this fabulously floral frock)

Heels: BCBG (These were actually my mom’s shoes–she bought them several years ago–it’s safe to say these heels were a classic buy *wink*)

Mom and I totally failed at our attempt to get the Sephora sign in our selfie...our luck--it's backwards *wink*
Mom and I totally failed at our attempt to get the Sephora sign in our selfie…our luck–it’s backwards *wink*

While shopping at Sephora in Johnson City, I picked up a lip gloss for the slamming price of $1.99–now, that’s a frugal buy! To make it even better–it’s universal pink…my favorite *wink*

Stay tuned to Beauty Tues in the coming weeks to find out the other awesome things I purchased + mini tutorials! Yay!

Now, readers, I am off to make gluten-free brownie cake in celebration of my mom’s 20th birthday *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Vintage Skirt Worn as Top…Say What?!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week’s Weekly Whistle outfit is all about the VIP wearing a vintage skirt as a blouse…Yep, that’s right–wearing a skirt as a blouse. The versatility of this darling piece is what makes it so fabulous! Skirt or shirt…it all depends on the mood I am in when I wake up *wink*

To see other ways the VIP has worn this sweet skirt, click here

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Blouse: Vintage Skirt

Jeans: Chip & Pepper Denim, Belk

Heels: BCBG, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Bracelet: Vintage

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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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

Lucky 13: Soft-Spoken & Feisty

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Take a look at today’s indescribably special Lucky 13 outfit–which is soft-spoken…with a dash of feisty.

To catch up on the first four Lucky 13 looks visit the category archives here.

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Shirt: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Cardigan: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn