Weekly Whistle: Sweater Weather Love


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

WOOOO!!! It’s Wednesday which means the week is halfway over, and, of course, it means it’s Weekly Whistle time *wink*

It is definitely sweater-weather time, and I am definitely excited about breaking out my big, chunky sweaters again! Living in a colder climate than I grew up in, I am learning how to layer and actually make sweaters cute. Up until my moving to Northeast Tennessee, I don’t think I owned more than one sweater, and it was probably an ugly Christmas sweater from the sixth grade *wink* NOW…I have drawers and drawers of sweaters of all kinds that I am just dying to wear! *happy dance*

Okay–okay! That is enough about my newfound sweater obsession.  Let’s take a look at this week’s VIP Weekly Whistle and get in the #SweaterWeather mood! 

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Sweater: GAP

Skirt: Style (Bristol, Tenn.)

Tights: Target

Heels: vintage BCBG

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Sunnies: Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses Hut

Blooper *wink* We always have a fun and silly time on photo shoots :)
Blooper *wink* We always have a fun and silly time on photo shoots :)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


VIP Home: Happy November! Bring on the Thanksgiving Decor!

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week on VIP Home, I want to ring in the new month with some fabulous decor ideas because November is the best month *wink* Why is that, you ask? Well–not only is there Thanksgiving dinner with delicious pies…BUT it is also MY birthday month! *happy dance* 

Just because Halloween is over DOES NOT MEAN that you immediately have to pitch up the tree and kick on the Christmas tunes! Let’s give the cartoon turkeys and pumpkins a chance before Santa and snowmen stroll into the picture *wink* So, I went to Pinterest in search of some Thanksgiving decor ideas for inside and outside the home, and to my surprise, I actually found some pretty doable things! You know how Pinterest is–it is either a win or an epic fail *wink*

Now, without further ado, take a look at some of my favorite picks + check out the rest of my November Decor Pinterest Board to get EVEN MORE inspiration for dazzling up your home for fall! 


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Plummy Fall Lip Color


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

This chilly weather in Northeast Tennessee has me in the fall (and almost Christmas *wink*) spirit! So, for this week’s Beauty Tues, I am going to show off my favorite lip color for fall! Alright, ladies, grab a pen and paper because you might want to take notes *wink*

Plum lips are a fall classic, and I love finding a new shade every season; however, there is one plum hue that seems to win my heart every single year–Lancome’s Hibiscus Pink. The color has a plumy-pink appearance that is perfect for fall, and it makes a great night-out essential year-round. This lip color saves me money, time and stress–it’s a win-win-win. *wink*

Now, without further ado, check out the VIP Beauty Board below + shop my favorite fall lipstick at Net-A-Porter! 

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Lancôme lancome lipstick

What is your favorite fall lipstick? Dish the details on Twitter @AbbyHathorn or Facebook www.facebook.com/vintagepassionista.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: How to Dress for Rainy, Autumn Days


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

There is nothing worse than trying to style an outfit around a rainy day–much less a rainy day with mixed temperatures *wink* So, to help you survive rainy, autumn days this year, I have put together some fabulous style inspiration boards to get you started! Whether you like dressing it up or playing it simple, you’re sure to love these ensembles :)

Surviving Rainy Days in Fall 1

Rails red and white shirt
$215 – harveynichols.com

Armani Jeans platform boots

Valentino engraved jewelry
$260 – luisaviaroma.com

outfit 2

Silk blouse
$26 – amazon.co.uk

Chicwish blue skirt

Eric Javits rain hat
$315 – neimanmarcus.com
Outfit 3

Superdry vintage day dress
$61 – houseoffraser.co.uk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Modern-Day Little House on the Prairie


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

One of my FAVORITE book series when I was little was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My second grade teacher used to read the books to us, when we were really good in class that day *wink*, and as I got older, my grandparents introduced me to the television show. When I tried on this snazzy dress made from recycled materials at Urban Outfitters, it felt like something you would see on a modern remake of Little House on the Prairie!

Laura from the Little House on the Prairie television series. See what I was talking about with the tank dress! Hmm…with the right under shirt, I could go as a modern-day Laura Ingalls for Halloween*wink*

Now, while I go peruse the internet for episodes of Little House on the Prairie, y’all check out the outfit photos + details for this week’s wonderfully nostalgic Weekly Whistle *wink*

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Dress: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Deep South Pout

Heels: Michael Kors

Necklace: BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn