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

Superb Seven: College Interview Ready

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Hello, my fabulouses! Have you every wondered what to wear to a college interview? Then this Superb Seven outfit is perfect for you! When putting together an outfit for a college interview, it is important to look professional and poised, yet youthful and trendy. Here are five easy steps to help you achieve that look.

  1. Start with a classic black pencil skirt.
  2. Find a patterned or brightly hued blazer.
  3. Toss on a graphic t-shirt that is mature (yes, that means no cats), but with a pinch of youthfulness (sparkle, bright color, and so forth).
  4. Look for a colorful and comfortable pair of kitten heel pumps that will coordinate with the blazer.
  5. Keep your jewelry as minimal as possible. This is NOT the time for wild arm candy.

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Blazer: Jones New York, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Tee: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Pencil Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

Crochet Breast Cancer Awareness Pin: MarKateLiz Designs by Maria Stechschulte

Check out my October Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River above to see all of the fabulous deals I found!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Strictly Chicken Business

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Hello, my fabulouses! This super cute chicken tee, floral pencil skirt, and terrific teal blazer is lovely for a casual office outfit that will take you from 9 to 5! Tumble outta bed, and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition. Yawnin’, stretchin’, try to come to life. Workin 9 to 5. What a way to make a livin’…(9 to 5 by Dolly Parton)

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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

(get the look here)

Blazer: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Scarf: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

(get a similar look here)

Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

(get the look here)

Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

(get the look here)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Weekly Whistle Taking Care of Business

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Hello, my fabulouses! This spectacular J.Crew outfit is perfect for taking care of business! Speaking of taking care of business….I think I am going to sing a little tune…I honestly cannot resist.

“You get up every morning from your ‘larm clock’s warning. Take the 8:15 into the city. There’s a whistle up above, and people pushin’, people shovin’, and the girls who try to look pretty….Taking care of business (every day). Taking care of business (every way). I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine). Taking care of business and working overtime…” (Taking Care of Business by B.T.O.)

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

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

(get the look here)

Blazer: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

(get the look here)

Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

(get a similar look here)

Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

(get the look here)

Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

(get the look here)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn