Weekly Whistle: Funky Fine Pair of (Vintage) Levi’s Jeans

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 Lately, I have been listening to A LOT of 80s music–Genesis, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Joan Jett and the list goes on and on. So, naturally, I have been in like a totally rad, neon pink, acid wash and Miami Vice mood *said in my best Valley Girl voice*

When the winter storm hit last week and dumped about 9 inches of snow, my photographer and I took the opportunity to take some awesome outfit photos for the blog. As I was pulling items for the photoshoot, I stumbled upon a pair of funky fine (vintage) Levi’s *cue ZZ Top’s Cheap Sunglasses* that I had TOTALLY forgotten about.

In my 80s state of mind, I embraced the crazy, yellow acid-wash denim and decided to create a wearable wildcard outfit for this week’s Weekly Whistle. In the word’s of my photographer, “Wow…well, Abby–it sure it bright.” *wink*

Now, without further ado, get your 80s groove thang on and check out this week’s Weekly Whistle + outfit details! Also, be sure to pay special, close attention to the fabulous handmade bracelets!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Express

Jeans: vintage, Levi’s

Scarf: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Bracelets: handmade, BlueGrits

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Floral Week | BluKatDesign Graphic Tee

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

OMG. I am so excited that it is finally Thursday because I have been waiting for what feels like forever to share this fabulous BluKatDesign graphic tee with y’all! I am not only going to show y’all how truly fabulous this BKD tee is, but I am also going to show y’all three fabulous ways to wear it! AHH! What fashionista doesn’t love a Three Ways to Wear with a designed-in-America graphic tee?! *wink*

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at these hip, urban outfits featuring BluKatDesign apparel and jewelry!

Photos were taken in the heart of downtown Johnson City, Tennessee.

Look 1:

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Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Pants: Deep South Pout | Belt: Charming Charlie | Necklace: personal vintage collection | Heels: Madden Girl, Belk

Look 2:

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Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Skirt: GAP | Blazer: J.Crew | Heels: Michael Kors | Earrings: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here)

Look 3:

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Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Skirt: personal vintage collection | Necklace: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Earrings: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Ring: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Heels: Michael Kors 

#ShortGirlProbs  Wearing heels AND standing on my toes just to see over the bridge at Founders Park in Johnson City *wink*
#ShortGirlProbs
Wearing heels AND standing on my toes just to see over the bridge at Founders Park in Johnson City *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: VIP Lip Color of the Month featuring Butter London “Primrose Hill Picnic”

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

Woo hoo! What better way to ring in February than with a new lip color? 

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Bracelet handmade by Luke & Lyla Designs (visit shop here)

For this month’s VIP lip color of the month, I went into Ulta looking for something a bit electric and eclectic. After sampling several colors and brands, I stumbled upon the most fabulous color from Butter London–“Primrose Hill Picnic”–Not only does this Butter London lipstick give kissy pouts a HUGE pop of color, but it is also Butter soft with a moisturizing, matte finish.

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Even though this Butter London shade is matte, it is moisturizing! No more worrying with your lips drying out while wearing matte lipstick! Ah–it’s a miracle! *wink*

Although glossy lips are extremely popular, I am a huge fan of matte hues. I feel like they wear better for longer, which is so important with my crazy schedule! One application of matte lipstick can take me through the entire day without worrying about an ugly lip-shade fade *phew* One less thing to worry about *wink*

Needless to say, I am head-over-heels for matte lips, and I have fallen for “Primrose Hill Picnic” *wink* So, shall we take a closer look at why this snazzy hue was chosen to be the VIP lip color of the month for February? Well, of course, we should *wink*

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In LOVE with this shade? SHOP IT HERE or EXPLORE other Butter London lipsticks here

Earrings handmade by Heather O'Cain of BluKatDesign (visit shop here)
Earrings handmade by Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign (visit shop here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: A Tree in a Bag + DIY Ornaments & more!

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

AHH! Y’all will never believe what I found at EarthFare today while picking up some gluten-free pizza….A TINY CYPRESS CHRISTMAS TREE IN A BAG WITH COLORED LIGHTS AND ORNAMENTS! How darn fabulous and precious is that, right?! Coolest part is I will be able to plant this sweet little tree in my parents’ yard –after the holidays are over. Oh, I cannot wait :)

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In addition to sharing my sweet little Charlie Brown Christmas tree with y’all, I am going to share the rest of my holiday decorating with y’all! Come on–let’s take a look :)

My purposefully-tacky Christmas tree *wink*
My very well-planned tacky Christmas tree *wink*

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This fabulous ornament was handmade by my jewelry-making friend Heather O'Cain of BluKatDesign!
This fabulous ornament was handmade by my jewelry-making friend Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign!
To learn how to make YOUR own ornament like this, check out Heather's DIY post HERE!
To learn how to make YOUR own ornament like this, check out Heather’s DIY post HERE!
Let it snow! This floor rug was just too cute to pass up at Wal Mart *wink*
Let it snow! This floor rug was just too cute to pass up at Wal Mart *wink*

ALSO, the VIP’s sister-blog, Sweet Sorghum Living, is hosting a week-long blogging home tour about the decorations at Hathorn Hall. The first part of the tour was published today–check it out here!

Photo by JC Bravo
Photo by JC Bravo

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 1; Book Sale

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to the 2014 J.CREW CHALLENGE! Ahh!

Can you believe it is finally here! Oh, it’s as exciting as Christmas morning. You know there are presents under the tree…you can see them…you can count how many…BUT you do not know what’s inside. Oh, decorating my apartment for Christmas is going to be so much fun! I think I want a navy blue tree with silver and gold decorations! Wouldn’t that be fab!

Okay–I am so sorry, y’all…I am quite distracted today. Perhaps three Pumpkin Spice Lattes were two cups too many *wink* Now, before I get distracted by something else, let’s take a look at the FIRST outfit of the 2014 J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!

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Tee: J.Crew (get the look here)

Skirt: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Socks: Ralph Lauren (get a similar look here)

Shoes: J.Crew (get a similar look here)

Headband: personal vintage collection

Bracelets/Necklace: personal vintage collection

Glasses: Kate Spade (get the look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn