Weekly Whistle: Beach Vibes | Coral and Turquoise in Jonesborough


Even though I am not beaching-it-up on the Carolina coast or Gulf Shores like a lot of my friends, that doesn’t mean I cannot channel my inner boho beach babe with this week’s Weekly Whistle!

Since I can’t make it to the beach, I am embracing some true beach vibes with coral and turquoise! So, join me as I daydream about sitting in the sand while listening to Kenny Chesney with this week’s Miami-inspired outfit of the week 

Photos taken in Jonesborough, Tennessee with iPhone 6s.

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Dress: Shellz (Jonesborough location)

Long Necklace: Brolin & Bailey (Greeneville, TN)

Short Necklace: “borrowed” from mom’s closet

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: Hearts of Stone


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Letter From the Editor: Not-So-Beach-Bound

Orange is the new black? *wink*
Orange is the new black? *wink*

This week has been all about my love for all things beachy and nautical. I have fond memories of Biloxi Beach and Ocean Springs, and I remember Paw Riley walking me out to deeper water because I was too afraid of jellyfish to do it alone….Yes, there is just something about the beach that makes us all slow down and enjoy life.  

As I have gotten older, life has become to0 fast to slow down for beach time, and it doesn’t help that I still have a massive fear of a jellyfish stinging my leg. I mean…come on, y’all–jellyfish are pretty scary *wink* 

So, for this week’s Letter From the Editor, I am going to scrapbook a few of my favorite beach photos from days gone by.

My Deddy and I making sandcastles. Having a dad with an engineer-brain came in handy when trying to build the biggest and baddest sandcastles on the beach.
My Deddy and I making sandcastles. Having a dad with an engineer-brain came in handy when trying to build the biggest and baddest sandcastles on the beach.
My Paw Riley, Maw Maw, and I at Biloxi beach in 2002. My grandmother is one of the biggest lovers of the beach I know *wink*
My Paw Riley, Maw Maw, and I at Biloxi Beach in 2002. My grandmother is one of the biggest fans of the beach I know *wink*
The parents and I went back to Biloxi in 2011 for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.  Six years after the cat. 5 hurrican swept the coast, there was still drift wood from houses that were destroyed and debris left behind from the casinos.
Biloxi 2011


Oh–how I miss Biloxi and Ocean Springs! I have great memories there :) What beach is YOUR favorite? Share your memories + pictures with us on the VIP Facebook page here or by mentioning @AbbyHathorn on Twitter and Instagram!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Nautical

Three Ways to Wear Nautical (cover)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Ahh! It is finally Thursday, which means it is time for a fabulous VIP Original Three Ways to Wear! *happy dance*

Staying true to the beachy/nautical theme of this week, I have compiled three NAUTICAL outfits for this TWTWT + I will be throwing it back to one of my favorite old posts that features a cute anchor frock *wink* So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s TWTWT ensembles + where to wear them *wink* 

Way One

Crop top

Birkenstock leather shoes

Dogeared anchor necklace
$61 – bloomingdales.com

Wrap bracelet

Way Two

Topshop pattern top
$71 – topshop.com

Topshop short cut off jean shorts
$44 – topshop.com

Eugenia kim fedora

Sass & bide square frame sunglasses
$125 – theiconic.com.au

CYCLE 100 leather belt
$90 – yoox.com
Way Three

Oversized blazer
$44 – newlook.com

Chloé flare trousers
$1,220 – selfridges.com

Mud Pie beach tote bag

Enamel earrings


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Check out this fabulous article from 2013 here about dressing nautical. The photos are so fun, and the outfits have me ready to sail away *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

One Top, Six Ways: Part One


Hello, my magnificently fabulous fashionistas! Summer vacations, last minute weekend getaways, and hunky lifeguards on the beach are vastly approaching…Hey, boys! *said in flirty voice* haha…but what will you be wearing on these lovely weekends? That is the question…what to wear…what to wear….hmmmm…..


Whether your trip is planned or spur of the moment, this Michael Stars top from Gus Mayer is a MUST HAVE for summer! This slouchy yet sleek T-shirt is easily dressed up or down by changing out the bottoms (shorts, skirts, knickerbockers, trousers…) and wearing different accessories! Now, strap on your fashionista seatbelts as I show you three ways to wear this glorious top!  Visit me next week to see THREE MORE WAYS! Ahh!  This blouse is the perfect summer go-to-item!

Grab your vintage suitcase, and go with the flow!

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Shorts: Target (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: OTBT, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Necklaces: BluKat Design


Hello, leopard and turquoise!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Thrifted

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Necklace: BluKat Design


Green high-waisted military shorts? Yes, please!

 IMG_8496 IMG_8518 IMG_8517 IMG_8489 IMG_8501Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Shorts: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, AL)

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklace and Bracelets: Beadsoul


Don’t forget to come back next week to see three more ways to wear this spectacular top!


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn