Leopard + Gingham | How to Mix Trendy Patterns

Leopard + Gingham are an unlikely duo. Mixing these patterns creates a trendy, but unique vibe that’s fabulous for the workplace or date night. The trick to rocking this mixed-pattern look is matching tones. The earthy hues of the leopard pants pair so perfectly with the pale yellow and creme of this precious, vintage-inspired blouse.

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Three Ways To Wear Thursday: Vintage, Statement Kimono

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! 

Yesterday, I introduced y’all to my lovely, vintage kimono, and today, I am going to show y’all TWO MORE WAYS TO WEAR IT! Ah! Perfection. 

When I first fell in love with this frock, I asked myself how I could wear it more than one way–I try not to invest in too many solo statement pieces because I like to get a lot of wear out of my clothes…especially the really cool items like this bright-red kimono *wink* So, for this week’s TWTWT, I decided to challenge myself with three ways to wear my snazzy, old-new Kimono from EBV! Y’all take a look at all the fabulousness below *wink*

Way One:

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See outfit details here.

Way Two:

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Belt: Anthropologie | Stone Necklace: Hearts of Stone | Infinity Necklace: BragAboutIt | Shoes: Michael Kors, Belk

Way Three:

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Bracelets: Thrifted Collection | Heels: Jessica Simpson

A blooper of me talking about the birdies just for fun *wink*
A blooper of my talking about the birdies just for fun *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Welcome back!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

After a two day siesta from outfits, it is good to be back to the styling fun of the J.Crew Challenge. Oh, what do I have in store for y’all today? Hm…that’s a good question! How about y’all take a look while I cram for a Mass Communications exam *wink* I think #CollegeLife is an acceptable hashtag for this *wink*

To create this look, I took the structured tee from Outfit 11 (Attention to Detail) and paired it with simple navy shorts. To pump up the personality (or jam…if you prefer *wink*), I slipped into a sassy pair of dot socks and silver loafers + tossed on one of my favorite handmade necklaces. TAH DAH! A comfy AND cute outfit in a snap. :) 

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Tee: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Socks: GAP

Shoes: J.Crew

Necklace: BluKatDesign (shop) (blog)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 14, Worth Waking Up Early For

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

Whoo hoo! Thank goodness it is Friday! I am so excited about attending Rhythm and Roots in Bristol, TN/VA tonight that I can barely contain myself! Ah! Okay. Deep breath. Calm down. This is a serious matter. *wink*

For today’s J.Crew #OOTD, I took the silk-fronted sweater tee and combined it with camel khaki shorts and matching golden-toned wedges for a look that is perfect for campus to coffee house. I am totally in love with this outfit AND the photos! The warm light of morning made this photo shoot look SO FABULOUS…It was so worth waking up early for *wink*

Now, readers, I am off to Rhythm and Roots! Now, y’all check out the awesome outfit details + photos taken by my Deddy below, and do NOT forget to stay tuned to the VIP’s social media for all the R&R fun :) Tah tah for now, my lovelies! I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend! 

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Blouse: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Heels: BCBG

 Short (heart) necklace: Jessica Klaaren Jewelry (shop)

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 13, L’amour Des Peintures Murales Du Centre-ville (Love Downtown Murals)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

Yesterday, I gave my opinion on the great mural debate in downtown Johnson City with outfit photos featuring Nelson Fine Art’s mural. Today, I am featuring another downtown mural that is also under fire…

“Downtown Farming” is one of the newer, commissioned murals of the area, that resides on the wall near the Johnson City Farmer’s Market. This one is my favorites because it is so colorful and inspiring. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be on that wall slowly awaiting death. Oh, it will be so sad to see this beautiful piece of art go. And why must it go when there are bigger issues in our city than murals…like cigarette butts littering the streets, dilapidated buildings…or petty crime. 

Now, while I go pick out my outfit for Rhythm and Roots in Bristol Tennessee/Virginia tomorrow, y’all take a look at today’s J.Crew #OOTD + details! Stay tuned to the VIP’s social media this weekend as I rock out at the 3-day music festival in downtown Bristol! Whoo hoo!

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Tee: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Heels: Jessica Simpson

Pearls: thrifted

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn