Three Ways to Wear: Fourth of July Outfits

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Thursday–it is so good to see you *wink* Independence Day is only 2 days away, so if you have not gotten your get-up for the Fourth picked out yet…chances are all the good stuff is gone–BUT THAT IS NO REASON TO PANIC because this week’s TWTWT will help you to shop in your own closet and put together a festive look that will knock everybody’s socks off!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some past VIP Fourth of July outfits, where I took some everyday pieces from my wardrobe to create red, white, and blue looks in a snap *fist in air* AMERICA!

Way 1:

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Vintage high-waisted fabric shorts + a navy chiffon blouse + white and silver accessories made for a sweet holiday outfit. Click here to view outfit details + more photos.

Way 2:

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What girl doesn’t love a tutu?! Check out this Fourth throwback to see how to rock a tutu + denim vest for your Independence Day activities!  

Way 3:

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This look isn’t much of a throwback to those of you who saw yesterday’s Weekly Whistle…BUT just in case you missed it *wink* Click here to view the fabulous details about my Fourth frock for 2015!

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What will YOU be wearing this Fourth of July? VIP wants to know! Give VIP a few details about your outfit too–was it thrifted? DIYed? Bought locally? Tell us all about your Fourth Frock for a chance to be featured on the blog *gasp* How cool, right?!

Come on! Don’t be shy *wink*

Submit pictures to Vintage Inspired Passionista on Facebook or hashtag #VIPFourthFrock on Twitter/Instagram. 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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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

Memorial Day 2014: Artistic Photo Story + Quotes

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Memorial Day is not just a day for barbecuing and beach tripping…It is a day for remembering our lost soldiers…It is a day for praising our lost soldiers for their bravery to fight…and to die for America. As President Ronald Reagan once said, “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

Now, without further ado, please enjoy this artistic photo story + quotes.

Please leave your feedback in the comments box at the end of this blog. Thank you, God bless, and stay safe this Memorial Day!

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“For love of country, they accepted death.”

-President James A. Garfield

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“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

– Daniel Webster

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“The brave never die, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

-Minot J. Savage

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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

– General George S Patton

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“We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”

-Francis A. Walker 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up

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Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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LAST WEEKLY WHISTLE OF JULY 2013!!

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn