Weekly Whistle: Rust + Rose Quartz + Velvet Floral


For those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning (it will be four years tomorrow–CELEBRATE! *happy dance*), you know just how obsessed I am with funky blazers. From bright, graphic prints to velvet floral ones–I cannot turn down a blazer that has a spunky personality *wink* Oh, and to think…it all started with a turquoise blazer I stumbled upon at Urban Outfitters about five years ago! It was love at first sight…and then I quickly spun out of fashionable control *wink*

This blazer is still one of my favorites ever!

Now, for this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, I am playing with warm and pastel hues + a super-duper lovely velvet floral blazer. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s outfit of the week!

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Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Blazer: Anthropologie

Boots: Bedstu, The Gypsy Spur

Bracelets: handmade, BlueGrits


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Weekly Whistle: Strictly Zebra Business


Hello, my fabulouses! This week’s Weekly Whistle is Strictly Zebra Business–the VIP’s signature curls, blue blazer, and zebra print…Oh, I just do not think it gets any better!

Where did I find such a precious zebra tank? My mom’s closet, of course! Thanks, momma, for keeping all of your fabulous vintage clothes:)

Okay, okay, okay! I cannot hold back the pictures anymore….So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionable readers, let’s get fabulous!


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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Tank: Mom’s closet

Shorts: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk



What is your favorite animal print to wear?

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Pretty Polka Dots in a Purple Pot


Hello, hello, hello VIP readers and welcome back to my blog! It is that time of the week again…and y’all know what that means…WEEKLY WHISTLE! YES! YES! YES! Oh, it feels like forever since I have done a weekly whistle…when it was just last week…have I really been that busy? I guess so…hmm…what was I talking about? Oh, this week’s Weekly Whistle!



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Blazer: Urban Outfitters (Similar looks available here– Target)

Lace Blouse: The Limited (Similar look available here– Eddie Bauer)

Polka Dot Pants: New York and Company (Get the look here)

Heels: Target (Get the look here)

Belt: Target (Similar look available here– Target)

Earrings: BluKat Designs (Get the look here)


Mmmm….I am totally in love with pretty and perfectly patterned pants this spring! They are so spunky and fun, yet very business woman chic! Every fashionista needs AT LEAST one pair in her wardrobe! I am feeling like a shopping spree for more printed and patterned trousers….yep, definitely feeling a shopping spree with my Gus Mayer TheSuperDeal.com voucher ($50 for $100 Worth of Designer Clothing and Fashion from Gus Mayer at The Summit). www.thesuperdeal.com

Let’s connect! Email pictures to vintage.passionista@gmail.com (or post pictures to the Facebook page) of you sporting your favorite pair of printed pants for a chance to be on the VIP blog and Facebook page! Come on, it’s bunches of fun-do NOT be shy! We are all fashion lovers here:)


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Dirt Road Prayer

Dirt Road Prayer by Lauren Alaina

Let the light shine on my mama
She’s been worried about me
And I can tell she’s tired
Walk my brother in a straight line
I know he’s only 16
But he’s been playing with fire
Give my grandpa a little peace and quiet
I can feel the years of hard work in his hands
Make my days pass just a little bit slower
I’ve been runnin’ so fast
I’ve forgotten who I am

And so I go where the green grass grows
The weeds are high and the sun hangs low
Look to the sky and I say, hello
Like it’s the very first time
It doesn’t matter how long it’s been
I can talk to God like he’s my best friend
Take my heart lay it down again right there
In a dirt road prayer

He’s a good guy
Looks dad in the eye
And I wonder if you made him just for me
But before I fall give me patience
Until you show me where to take this

And I go where the green grass grows
The weeds are high and the sun hangs low
Look to the sky and I say, hello
Like it’s the very first time
It doesn’t matter how long it’s been
I can talk to God like he’s my best friend
Take my heart lay it down again right there
In a dirt road prayer

It’s good to know I can
Always go where the green grass grows
The weeds are high and the sun hangs low
Look to the sky and I say hello, ooo yeah
It doesn’t matter how long it’s been
I can talk to God like he’s my best friend
Take my heart and lay it down again right there
In a dirt road prayer yeah, yeah
In a dirt road prayer yeah, yeah

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



InStyle Inspiration: August 2012

Hello again, my beautiful readers! Do you know what time it is?  INSTYLE INSPIRATION time! Whoo Hoo! The excitement ( I’m so excited, and I just hide it and i don’t know the rest of the words to this song la la la la…but I think I like it…) oh yes, the excitement is spreading rapidly through my fashionista veins so I must share with you my inspiration from the August issue of InStyle magazine!

Blazer: Urban Outfitters
Top: The Limited
Shorts: JCrew
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Necklace: Avon

As I flipped through the pages of the August issue, I ran across a FABULOUS article called “Colored Blazer”…I shouted, “Colored Blazer! I have the perfect colored blazer-in blue-quite similar to the one shown!…Mom, where is my blue blazer I just got from Urban Outfitters…no, I haven’t looked for it…”  I am proud to announce that I found my blue blazer all by myself…shiny gold star sticker!

InStyle showed two different ways you could spice up your wardrobe with a “lucious hue”  blazer! (InStyle, August 2012, pg. 110)  I dedcided to pair mine with shorts for a classy look that would keep me cool during the dog days of summer.

I always make sure to read the “Color Crash Course” articles in every issue! This month, “Color Crash Course Jade” opened so many doors for my newly thrifted, vintage, highwaisted Wrangler jade hue jeans! InStyle says, “Jade plays well with navy, chalk, eggplant, and teal.” There are so many possibilities with all things Jade…and I challenge you to create your own fabulous outfits and email, tweet, or facebook me with your eye-catching ensembles! (InStyle August 2012, page 103-104)
The “Shop It!” section this month says, “Think outside the ordinary. Shop a spectrum of skinny belts.” Well…I have numerous skinny belts that can be paired easily with many different VIP ensembles! Every good fashionista needs skinny belts in a variety of styles and colors! So beg your deddy (Deddy, not daddy. Deddy is the VIP’s Southern slang coming out;)) for a little cash and splurge a little on new accessories for fall! (InStyle August 2012, page 206)

So pick yourself up the September issue of InStyle (available now) to see what will inspire you!  The “Fall Fashion” edition with stunning Jennifer Lopez on the cover is so AMAZING!   Join me next month for another fantabulous blog about what I found inspiring from the September absolutely fashion-packed issue of  InStyle mag.!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn