VIP Home: Last Minute Tips for Fourth of July Party Decorations

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Independence Day is just around the corner, and I don’t know about y’all…but I am pretty excited *wink* I am ready to celebrate the red, white and blue fashionably, home decor-ly, and American-ly!

So, let’s light up this blog post like a last-minute Fourth of July Party because I have some fabulous inspiration photos from downtown Jonesborough + quick tips to share with y’all! Woo hoo! *cue fireworks*

Take a look at these photos of the beautiful and historic downtown Jonesborough to get you inspired.

Shellz shopping window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.
*Shellz window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* Stars and stripes frock?! YES! Please!
Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.
*Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* I don’t know about y’all, but I am totally crushing on this dress!
Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.
*Shellz store window in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee* Oh, how cute! Who wouldn’t love to rock this ensemble to her 4th of July festivities?!
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre window.
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre window with a poster of the up-and-coming performance–1940s USO Show. Click here for show dates + more details.
Patriotic bunting <3
Patriotic bunting <3
Tiny flags in a white mason far in an antique store window.
Tiny flags in a white mason jar–an easy, last-minute party decoration!
Antique store window
Antique store window. Love that Coca Cola cooler!
Bunting outside the Eureka Inn.
The Eureka Inn is ready for the Fourth!

Jump for Patriotic Joy at Jonesborough Days! “July 3-5. Take part in Historic Jonesborough’s story through its patriotic celebration featuring live music, storytelling, a parade, fireworks, children’s entertainment, craft vendors, games, food and much more.” For more information, please click here.

Last Minute Tips for Fourth of July Party Decorations

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Weekly Whistle: All About Leopard…Meow!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew….it is already Wednesday, really?! This week is really flying by! Oh, I cannot wait for the Fourth of July festivities on Friday…and apparently neither can my neighbors because they have been shooting fireworks from late afternoon until midnight…since Monday. *wink* Oh, I am lacking some serious sleep…I think I need another Starbucks run *wink*

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Anyway…we are not here to discuss my neighbors and their celebrating–we are here to chat about this week’s Weekly Whistle! Whoo hoo!

This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about leopard…meow! Typically a fall pattern because of its warm earth-tones, leopard has surprised us all by popping into our summer wardrobes – from blouses to swimsuits! To read more about leopard + tidbits of the pattern’s history + fashion tips, check out my latest edition of The Adventures of the VIP on Real Media here.

Now, let’s check out the outfit details!

Pst…come back tomorrow for Three Ways to Wear Thursday for more lovable leopard ensembles!

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Blouse: Express, Johnson City [Tennessee] Mall

Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters

Ballet Flats: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Birmingham, AL)

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

*BLOOPER* Photographer: Act a little tough--give me a tough-girl pose.  Me: *poses as pictured* Photographer: *laughs* That was not tough...that was sassy. Me: I like being sassy *wink*
*BLOOPER*
Photographer: Act a little tough–give me a tough-girl pose.
Me: *poses as pictured*
Photographer: *laughs* That was not tough…that was sassy.
Me: I like being sassy *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: American Flags, Picnics and Watermelons

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Hello, fabulouses! Tomorrow is Independence Day, and I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with red, white, and blue patriot pride.  So, grab your red shorts, navy blue blouse, and white wedges–oh, and do not forget your snazzy red lipstick–and join me for the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week.  Now,  let us get this Weekly Whistle going because it is almost time to wave your American flags, enjoy a family picnic at the park, munch on juicy watermelons, and of course, watch fabulous fireworks!

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Blouse: Belk

Shorts: Personal Vintage Collection

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

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Check out my latest Real Story Publishing article about How to Survive Family Holidays: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/07/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-how-to-survive-family-holidays/

Y’all have a fabulous Fourth of July celebration and come back tomorrow for a fun and fabulous VIP blog post!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn