How-To Dress Stately | Kate Spade Chambray Bow Blouse

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I am 100% of a sucker for stately clothes–especially pieces that can be worn year-round. So, when I got this AH-MAZING Kate Spade chambray bow blouse for my birthday last week, I 100% jumped for joy! Oh, y’all–I was happier than a 14 year old girl with front row tickets for a Justin Bieber concert *wink*

At first, I was a little skeptical about the bow being so close to my face because usually things that close make my face look fat/round; however, I tossed my hair up + put on some glitzy earrings and TAH DAHHH….fabulousness! The texture of this lovely chambray top is soft and not scratchy, and surprisingly, it pairs effortlessly with lots of different things in my closet! From jeans and clogs to party skirts and vintage-inspired oxfords, this Kate Spade chambray bow top has become one of my stately wardrobe staples in less than a week’s time!

 *fangirl scream* I love this Kate Spade blouse SO SO SOOOOO much, and I am pretty sure I could wear it everyday, everywhere, and with anything, BUT instead, I will just do a VIP Three Ways to Wear later *wink*

Now, without further ado, take a look at the photos, outfit details, and a VIP fashion tip below!

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VIP Fashion Tip For Styling Stately Pieces

When styling stately pieces for the office or brunch with friends, it is important to remember to play down the other elements of your outfit. Doing this will help you create a chic ensemble that will have everyone looking twice *wink* For accessories, go minimalistic. If you want to add a little sparkle, keep it simple like with the glitzy studs I am wearing in today’s outfit. 

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Blouse: Kate Spade

Skirt: Express

Tights: Target

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy

Earrings: Mark by Avon

Bracelet: Blue Willow Bracelets (shop here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

If you have been keeping up with me on my social media today, you already know that it is my BIRTHDAY! Ah! And for those of you who have been off social media and out shopping killer Black Friday sales…SURPRISE–it’s my birthday *wink*

So, in celebration of the wonderful day I had with my family, I am going to share a few of  the highlights with y’all! :) 

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The Black Keys never sounded so wonderful...#LoveBeatsByDre
The Black Keys never sounded so wonderful…#LoveBeatsByDre
Already ahead of you, parents *wink* Lounge pants, sweatshirt, and fuzzy socks on--I am ready for Etsy shopping *wink* Be sure to tune in to the blog next week where I will be revealing the awesome birthday goodies Beadsoul sent me! Whoo hoo! It is going to be awesome!
Already ahead of you, parents *wink* Lounge pants, sweatshirt, and fuzzy socks on–I am ready for Etsy shopping *wink* Be sure to tune in to the blog next week where I will be revealing the awesome birthday goodies Beadsoul sent me! Whoo hoo! It is going to be awesome! P.S. Does the about $50 include shipping? Hmmm *wink* 
A photo taken by my lovely Deddy at Cakes in a Cup in Johnson City, Tennessee. My mom and I enjoyed gluten-free cupcakes (we are both Celiac) and my dad had a "normal" Birthday Cake flavored one :)
A photo taken by my lovely Deddy at Cakes in a Cup in Johnson City, Tennessee. My mom and I enjoyed gluten-free cupcakes (we are both Celiac) and my dad had a “normal” Birthday Cake flavored one :)
I picked up this AMAZING, navy lace frock from Serendipity Boutique in Johnson City today during their Black Friday sale! I cannot wait to wear this!
I picked up this AMAZING, navy lace frock from Serendipity Boutique in Johnson City today during their Black Friday sale! I cannot wait to wear this!

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And of course, when I spotted this precious vintage Santa Clause yard decor at a local shop...I had to get it *wink*
And of course, when I spotted this precious vintage Santa Claus yard decor at The Next Best Thing in Johnson City, I had to pick it up *wink*
My awesome Aunt Karen shipped me a birthday care box. Love her:)
My awesome Aunt Karen shipped me a birthday care box. Love her:)
Lots of goodies that will keep me above water during finals *wink*
Lots of goodies that will keep me above water during finals *wink*
I also picked myself up this SEXY Rebecca Minkoff bag! Check out the photo below to learn more about how the VIP will be meeting the ONE...the ONLY...Rebecca Minkoff! Ah!
I also picked myself up this SEXY Rebecca Minkoff bag! Check out the photo below to learn more about how the VIP will be meeting the ONE…the ONLY…Rebecca Minkoff! Ah!
Oh, and did I mention...you can meet her too at her public meeting?! Yep--well...you can! :)
Oh, and did I mention…you can meet and mingle with her too at her public appearance?! Yep–well…you can! :)
And I wrapped up the day with this fabulously delicious ice cream treat. I am still a little kid at heart *wink*
And I wrapped up the day with this fabulously delicious ice cream treat. I am still a little kid at heart *wink* P.S. thanks, Deddy, for making me gluten-free sloppy joes and tater tots! *gluten-free macaroon from Cakes in a Cup in Johnson City #shoplocal #dinelocal

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Fabulous Finds: Some Birthday Etsy Wishes

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Genuine 1950s typewriter from JoeVintage on Etsy.

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Whoo hoo, it’s Friday, and exactly ONE week from now…it will be my birthday! Ah! If that doesn’t call for a little online Etsy wishing…then I do not know what does *wink* So, without further ado, here are some Fabulous Friday Finds via Etsy–let’s take a look :)

Loves from Beadsoul:

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Loves from ForgottenCotton:

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Loves from JoeVintage:

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Paw Riley’s Birthday Box + Video

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD–PAW RILEY! 

Today is my Paw Riley’s birthday, and since I cannot be there in person this year….I decided to ship him a “Birthday Box” full of goodies + make a video so that we could celebrate together…ten hours apart. Yes, Paw Riley, this means you can NOW open your Birthday Box that arrived at your house a day early *wink*

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I will admit that I teared up several times while making Paw’s birthday box–all I could think about is how much I miss him…*sniff, sniff*

Now, before I go drown my “missing Paw Riley” sorrows at Starbucks, take a moment to watch his “Birthday Box” video–I think y’all will enjoy it:)

NOTE: the bloopers are quite hilarious.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn