Weekly Whistle: Little Denim Dress

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We all have that little black dress that is our go-to year-round; however, what about a little denim dress? 

A denim dress is just as classic as a black one, it can be dressed up or down, and it holds a special vintage element that totally SCREAMS the late 1960s and 70s. Although the idea of wearing a denim dress might bring back nightmares of the 1990s, this beauty from Forever 21 is hardly a fashion mistake from Saved By the Bell. *wink*

So, for this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, I am swapping my little black dress for a little denim one. ALSO…check out the VIP’s new ‘do *wink* Thanks, Courtney Bennet of Salon Confidence, for dolling me up for a short, spring change-up with my hair. Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit + photos taken in the wonderful downtown of Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Dress: Forever 21

Heels: vintage, BCBG

Earrings: Hearts of Stone (shop here)

Bracelets: BlueGrits (shop here, use SPRING16 for 40% off)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Black to Basics | Eyelet Skirt + SPECIAL #BelkScene Announcement

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…we’ve made it to Thursday, y’all! Just one more day until the weekend–I think we got this fabulous (and stressful) week in the bag! *wink*

Speaking of bags…the VIP has lots in store for y’all on this week’s TWTWT, so let’s get it started *cue Black Eyed Peas* Be sure to stay tuned to the bottom of the blog for a very special announcement about a fab event the VIP will be hosting this weekend! Hm….I wonder what it could be?!

For this week’s TWTWT challenge, I took my new eyelet skirt from JC Penny and wore it three fabulous ways. The special thing about this TWTWT is that I show you how simply tucking in/untucking a blouse can create two looks EFFORTLESSLY. Who would have thought?! Ah…my favorite–cute and effortless fashion *wink*

Way One:

I sported this lucky outfit on St. Patrick’s Day this year; however, I did not share it on the blog. I love the stark contrast of solid shamrock and basic black + I am always looking for an excuse to sport my green kitten heels! *wink*

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Button up: Express

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Nine West

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Way Two:

Preppy, pretty and tucked in for the office or business luncheons.

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Blouse: JC Penny

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

(leather) Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs 

(silver) Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Way Three: 

Comfy, cute and untucked for drinks after work or night out with the girls.

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Blouse: JC Penny

Skirt: JC Penny

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

(leather) Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs 

(silver) Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

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Luke & Lyla Designs = my heart. I mean…how can you NOT love this handmade, pink leather cuff made from a vintage earring! Shop Lule & Lyla Designs here, and fall head-over-heels for all the loveliness!

SPECIAL VIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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The VIP is going to be a guest blogger host at the #BelkScene Prom and Special Occasion event at the Belk Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Alabama this Saturday (April 11). YAY! How fun! I will be at the Saturday Scene event offering up my style advice + talking about the fabulous prom trends–from fabulous dresses to sweet shoes! Speaking of shoes…I will be wearing some pretty cute and comfy Steve Maddens, so stop by to see my shoes + how I will be wearing them *wink* Small hint: they are perfect for dancing!

There will be a live DJ (I will, of course, have to take a dance break in my Steve Maddens*wink*), sweet treats, and models showcasing the best of the best trends from brands like Jessica Simpson, Steve Madden, Unlisted, Adrianna Papell, and MORE! So, Birmingham fans–come out and see the VIP at the Belk Riverchase Galleria for a terrific time, fun fashions, and apparel tips! Cannot wait to see y’all there!

More details about the event + other locations for the #BelkScene prom and special occasion event below:

Stay tuned to the VIP’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, IG) for updates about the event. Now, I am off to pack my bags for the trip to Birmingham–here I come Magic City! *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Easy Safari-Inspired Makeup Look

 

Bracelet by Luka & Lyla Designs Ring from Tiffany & Co.
Bracelet by Luka & Lyla Designs
Ring from Tiffany & Co.

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

Staying true to the Safari Theme for this week, I went hunting for a fabulous safari-inspired makeup look….Hm…I wonder where the VIP’s inspiration came from? *wink*

 

On my adventure, I found inspiration in one of my favorite Meryl Streep films (with the exception of The Devil Wears Prada) + Pinterest. Rather than getting complicated, I created a look that is easy to do and repeatable.

If y’all are anything like me, I like my putting on of makeup to be somewhat effortless and error-free. Given, I almost always mess up on my eyeliner *wink* However, when mixing up my daily routine with things like the VIP Safari Theme, I like to keep it simple yet impactful.

Necklace by Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers.
Necklace by Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers.

Below, check out the details + what awesome products I used for this week’s VIP Beauty Tues :)

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Eyes: 

Blended three creme eyeshadow colors–started with the darkest in the outer crease. (products will be in order from darkest to lightest)

Lined eyes with waterproof black liner on top lid.

Created a smudged look on bottom lid with a smokey gray pencil liner. 

(Note: this creme color is a lot darker than it appears in the container! If deciding to use, apply in small portions and add as needed.)

Cheeks: 

Lips:

Blended a pinky rose shade with a pinky nude shade to add a pop of color for a natural-looking pout.

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Nail color by Drip Drop Nail Paint

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Freshening Up with Transitional Wear featuring South Boutique

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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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Christmas Shopping in Comfy Style

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Woo hoo! It is Weekly Whistle time on the blog, and I cannot wait to share it with y’all…BUT FIRST, y’all must answer one question–

Now, I hope y’all will find some comfy, holiday-shopping outfit inspiration from this week’s Weekly Whistle…especially you, Mom (blog here)…since you are a leggings addict and all *wink* Let’s mix it up. Can we try some track pants? Maybe some jeans? *wink*

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Top: Levi’s, JCPenny

Jeans: Chip & Pepper, Belk

Boots: UGG

Scarf: Vera Bradley

Necklace: Hearts of Stone Jewelry, Etsy

Earrings: BluKatDesign, Etsy

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn