3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater: Outfit #2

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Hello, fabulouses!

What did y’all think about Outfit #1 of the 3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater styling challenge? It was perfect for a casual day…but how do we dress it up for AM meetings? Come on, I’ll show you!

To change up Outfit #1, I traded the dark cords for a vibrant, floral pencil skirt, swapped the scarf for handmade earrings and necklace, and hopped into a pair of gold wedges for a look that is sure to make you stand out at the next office meeting. *wink*

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To see how another way I styled this lovely floral skirt for an AM meeting, click here!

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Sweater: GAP, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Skirt: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Necklace: Handmade by Darla Osborne

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Strictly Zebra Business

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Hello, my fabulouses! This week’s Weekly Whistle is Strictly Zebra Business–the VIP’s signature curls, blue blazer, and zebra print…Oh, I just do not think it gets any better!

Where did I find such a precious zebra tank? My mom’s closet, of course! Thanks, momma, for keeping all of your fabulous vintage clothes:)

Okay, okay, okay! I cannot hold back the pictures anymore….So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionable readers, let’s get fabulous!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Tank: Mom’s closet

Shorts: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk

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What is your favorite animal print to wear?

Tell the VIP! Comment on this blog or post a picture of you sporting your fabulous animal print frock to the VIP Facebook page!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Pigskin Go Team Ready!

Can you feel it?  The spirit is in the air!  Pep rallies and tailgating-crowds cheering and cowbells ringing-Oh, my goodness!  I am so pumped to get dolled up in school colors and attend the first game of the season.  The VIP will be sporting sheer tops, wide-leg trousers, flirty dresses, cute cardigans, and team-colored accessories this football season.  Please join me, my sports loving, team supporting fashionistas, on this school spirit fashion adventure as I demonstrate how to dress comfortable and GO TEAM adorable!

Putting together a savvy, team-spirited outfit can be tricky-unless you are one of those guys that paint your chests with various team colors and letters.  Then dressing for the game is rather simple and no doubt messy; however, I am no expert on body painting, and it may be rather complicated and time consuming.  Don’t you just get a chuckle when you see those guys standing in the wrong order-all the letters out-of-sorts-bless!  I digress.

For all the red, white, and blue team out there, I have put together an outfit dedicated to you!   The tricky thing about red, white, and blue is not looking too patriotic or American “flagish”.  An easy way to maneuver past this is wearing wide-leg blue trousers and a sheer white blouse with a red spaghetti tank underneath.  Don’t forget the accessories!   Red high heels and a red beaded statement necklace will add a little bit of spice and not July 4th to this outfit!

Maroon and white fans, I have a little something special for you.   The trick to carrying off maroon and white or crimson and white is embracing a solid and punching it up with the right accessories.  I chose to add spirit to a short in the front, long in the back maroon dress by piling on a mix of black and pearl necklaces and adding a charming bracelet in those same colors.  Don’t forget the importance of a darling shoe!  White patent wedges are the perfect choice to carry this cowbell ringing outfit from pep rally to a 5th Quarter party!

The VIP Spirit Tips:

For football fans who want to dress fabulously while cheering on your favorite team, these VIP spirit tips are just the ticket for you.  Take a look at these tips to see how you can wear team colors with some fashionista VIP flare!

  • Go Sheer!:   Sheer tops are super easy to spice up by simply adding a team colored tank top underneath for a peek-a-boo effect that screams GO TEAM!
  • Go Patterns!:  Mix those patterns, my fashionista fans! Combine a two-toned striped cardigan with a polka dot dress for a VIP outfit that will surely win the victory! GO, GO PATTERNS, GO!
  • Go Solids!:   Let’s hear it for solids! Solids are the quarterback of football season fashion.  Paired with the right accessories, your superstar solid will lead you to a fabulous fashion touchdown.
  • Go Accessories!:  Accessories are the cheerleaders of every fashionista’s game-time wardrobe. They add the right spunk and glam to everything from a cute dress to jeans and a plain, white T-shirt.  ACCESSORIES ARE RED HOT, ACCESSORIES ARE RED HOT, ACCESSORIES ARE R-E-D, RED, H-O-T, HOT, RED HOT FAB THAT CAN’T BE STOPPED!
  • Go Guys with Body Paint!:  I have no advice…because well, as stated earlier, I am no expert on spirit body painting.  GO GUYS WITH BODY PAINT!
For all you ‘Bama fans out there-this is for you! Wrap yourself in houndstooth and crimson as you yell ROLL TIDE!

War Eagle, Hail State, Hotty Toddy, Roll Tide, Geaux Tigers, Go Patriots, DEFENSE, Go Dawgs, fight, fight, fight, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, two bits, four bits, six bits a dollar, all for VIP, stand up and holler!  Oh, there I go again.

Anyway, my game ready ladies and gents, grab your cowbells, pom poms, heels, or body paint and support your favorite team this year…while looking VIP FABULOUS!

Love the VIP? Then follow me on Twitter: @Abbysauce_ and Instagram: @VintagePassionista! You can also like my page on Facebook for exclusive sneak peeks and VIP news you cannot find anywhere else! www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

You can read more about the VIP and my fun adventures at www.realstorypublishing.com

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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