Weekly Whistle: Freshening Up with Transitional Wear featuring South Boutique


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

With the weather being almost-seventies today, I have been craving spring and fresh chicken salad *wink* Ah…there is nothing like a homemade chicken salad sandwich on a sunny spring afternoon…

Chicken salad aside, the weather got me to thinking about transitioning my wardrobe during this awkward time between seasons. Just to put it into perspective, I was in shorts and a t-shirt today–and tomorrow, I will be dressing for “90% chance of wintry mix and snow”–My goodness, Mother Nature! All I want is some warmth and sunshine–please, no more snow!

Okay–okay–I am not a weather blogger, so let me get back to the topic at hand here–freshening up with transitional wear.

For this week’s VIP Weekly Whistle, I am going to show y’all how I styled a sweet dress from South Boutique in Trussville, Alabama for chilly days and also for warmer days. Let’s take a look at the details, shall we!

Chilly Weather:

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Dress: South Boutique | Belt: Lucky Brand | Tights: Target | Boots: UGG, Belk | Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry

Warmer Weather:

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 (Changed Accessories): Necklace & Earrings: BluKatDesign | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 1; Book Sale


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to the 2014 J.CREW CHALLENGE! Ahh!

Can you believe it is finally here! Oh, it’s as exciting as Christmas morning. You know there are presents under the tree…you can see them…you can count how many…BUT you do not know what’s inside. Oh, decorating my apartment for Christmas is going to be so much fun! I think I want a navy blue tree with silver and gold decorations! Wouldn’t that be fab!

Okay–I am so sorry, y’all…I am quite distracted today. Perhaps three Pumpkin Spice Lattes were two cups too many *wink* Now, before I get distracted by something else, let’s take a look at the FIRST outfit of the 2014 J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!

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Tee: J.Crew (get the look here)

Skirt: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Socks: Ralph Lauren (get a similar look here)

Shoes: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Headband: personal vintage collection

Bracelets/Necklace: personal vintage collection

Glasses: Kate Spade (get the look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Back and Better Than Ever


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Oh, my goodness! I cannot believe it–the J.Crew Challenge is finally back! It’s been a full YEAR now…phew, time sure does fly when you are having fun *wink*

Before I reveal the very first outfit of the brand new J.Crew Challenge tomorrow, I want to give a little info on how many pieces I am going to be working with this year + how many outfits I have planned + a brief throwback to some of the hottest outfits from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge! Ah–we have lots to do, so let’s quit our lollygagging and get to work *wink*


For this year’s J.Crew Challenge, I will be working with 16 items (that’s 4 more than last year) to create a variety of lovely looks. It is going to be so fabulous, and I cannot wait to share all of the awesome outfits with y’all!


For all of the new readers out there, here are the goals of the VIP J.Crew Challenge:

  1. Encourage y’all to invest in quality and versatile clothing items and accessories.
  2. Inspire y’all to get your money’s worth out of your apparel. 

Now, let’s take a look back at five of the hottest J.Crew outfits from last year’s 30 Day J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!


Bright Florals


Dots on Dots


Fun on a cool Autumn Day


Taking Care of Business


Friday Night Lights Inspiration

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn (OOTD)


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s Weekly Whistle time on the blog again, which means it is time to showcase my outfit of the week…BUT before I do, I must tell y’all about my crushed dreams of hopping in Leo and driving to Brooklyn, NY while wearing my “Brooklyn” tee. Wouldn’t that have been super cool *wink*


The picture says it all. Brooklyn is a 10+ hour, 635 mile drive from apartment, and I was going to go into this elaborate explanation on how much it would cost and how many times I would need to refuel Leo before reaching my destination; however, I suck at math. #IAmNotAMathMajor

Now that we have discussed my crushed dreams of driving to Brooklyn and my lacking of math skills, let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit details *wink* 

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Tee: American Eagle

Skirt: BCBG

Jewelry: Sparkle Cat Studio, BluKatDesign, & Hearts of Stone Jewelry


Wait! Before you go, don’t forget to check out the awesome giveaway I am hosting on my VIP Facebook page NOW! You can enter to win a suprise Summer Essentials Beauty Bag…ooo la la! Click here for details and to enter.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater Outfit #3 (Weekly Whistle)


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

What are y’all up to tonight? The VIP is sitting at the hotel in Johnson City, Tennessee watching the new episode of Psych!

Tonight on the blog, I would like to reveal the last outfit of the 3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater.  Outfit #3 is also this week’s Weekly Whistle! Yay!

To change up Outfit #2, I traded the patterned cords for a vintage skirt, tossed off the yellow scarf, and hopped into a pair of darling socks and Cynthia Rowley sneakers. Tah dah! A totally hipster look that is perfect for chilling at the coffee house or shopping at the mall with the besties!

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Sweater: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Socks: handmade by Carlene Jackson

Sneakers: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Button Stud Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Watch: Kate Spade (The Summit, Birmingham, AL)

Arm Candy: 

 Etheral Energy by Liz Stechschulte; Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton, Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn