Shopping In Your Own Closet: Crazy About Dots!

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Hello, hello, hello, my lovely fashionistas! Welcome back to the VIP blog on this wonderful day! In Alabama, the weather is sunny and 65 degrees-ahh….makes me ready for spring break…ooo! and spring fashion! But, I am not here to talk about how desperate I am for a full week of sunny, warm weather! So, let’s get started with what ensemble the VIP created this week by shopping in her own closet….

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As I was rumbling through the boxes of clothes I have yet to unpack from the move, I stumbled upon a forgotten treasure…my vintage polka-dot skirt! This glorious moment spawned  the idea of a “dot-on-dot ensemble”…but what accessories? Hot pink, of course! The VIP simply adores polka dots and hot pink!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Jacket: Twisted Moss

Skirt: Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, MS)

Shoes: JCPenny, Betseyville (by Betsey Johnson)

Belt: Target

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Now, let’s get down to business! Tip time! Hooray for VIP tips! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Would you like to be featured on the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you wearing your dot-on-dot ensemble! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Want fabulous vintage pieces? Check out Twisted Moss on Etsy! You will fall in love with everything for sale! The VIP absolutely ADORES Twisted Moss! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedMoss

Check out The Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852?fref=ts

If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! www.realstorypublishing.com “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

Town and Gown Magazine is now online! Read previous issues @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine

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For more pictures from the “Crazy About Dots” photo shoot, check out the VIP Facebook page!

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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OMG it’s 2013: Part Two

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Hello and welcome back, fashionistas! I know you have all been waiting patiently for part two of the “OMG it’s 2013″…No home depot aprons or house renovation talk–just fabulous fashion, gorgeous heels, and amazing ensembles to kick off this new year in style…So without further ado , I present to you “OMG It’s 2013: Part Two”!

Fashion Talk Time!  Drum roll, please…The VIP’s top trends for the new year are….

  • Monochromatic ensembles: They are so simple, yet so glamorous-every fashionista needs one!
  • Floral Apparel: Lovely floral jeans, skirts, and blouses are ever so vintage and bring a smile to faces of the young and young-at-heart.
  • Handmade Jewelry:  Ooo! handmade jewelry! The VIP just loves Etsy! Etsy is a fantastic way to discover amazing jewelry artisans who put so much effort into their work! Ladies like Lisa Hamilton of Beadsoul, Rachel Leathers of Hearts of Stone Jewelry, and Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign are some super sweet women who will strive to make beautiful pieces of statement jewelry.
  • Super Sweet Pink Wedges: What more can I say? :)
  • Sequins and Metallics: What girl doesn’t love sparkles, sequins, and metallic! Pick up a sequined skirt and pair it with chiffon tops for an effortless, yet glamorous look! Metallic jeans are a great way to spice up any causal outfit in a snap! Remember, think sparkly!
  • Pistachio Green: A fashionista can never have enough pistachio green apparel in her closet! “Well, have you ever just eaten one pistachio?”-Abby Sciuto from NCIS
  • The Hair: You can never go wrong with a messy bun! They are so effortless and elegant and look fantastic with whatever you are wearing–from fancy dresses to comfy pajamas!

I am so excited about all of the awesome blogs and fashion coming this year! So many trends, so many outfits, and so little shopping time! I will have to get super organized in order to ensure adequate time to shop….

Back to the subject at hand…”OMG it’s 2013: Part Two” is here and ready to shine!

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Blouse: TJMaxx
Skirt: Belk
Heels: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson
Earrings: BLuKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

You can get earrings like the VIP's @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign These fantastic, vintage inspired earrings come in several color varieties!
You can get earrings like the VIP’s @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign These fantastic, vintage inspired earrings come in several color varieties!

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You can get gorgeous earrings like these from BluKatDesign @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign Check out the VIP modeling these earrings on Heather's blog! http://blukatkraft.blogspot.com/2013/01/vintage-blue.html
You can get gorgeous earrings like these from BluKatDesign @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign  Check out the VIP modeling these earrings on Heather’s blog! http://blukatkraft.blogspot.com/2013/01/vintage-blue.html

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Top: Urban Oufitters, Pins and Needles
Jeans: TJMaxx, Kenneth Cole New York
Heels: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson
Earrings: BluKat Designs by Heather O’Cain

You can get glamorous earrings like the VIP's @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign Like BluKatDesign on Facebook to stay up to date with Heather's latest creations and projects! www.facebook.com/blukatdesign
You can get glamorous earrings like the VIP’s @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign
Like BluKatDesign on Facebook to stay up to date with Heather’s latest creations and projects! http://www.facebook.com/blukatdesign

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Jacket: Target
Jeans: TJMaxx, Kenneth Cole New York
Wedges: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson
Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

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Sweatshirt: Belk
Skirt: Belk
Wedges: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson
Earrings: BluKatDesign by Jessica Simpson

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Check out my article on www.realstorypublishing.com to see even more fashion tips and inspiration! (“The Adventures of the VIP in the LifeStyle section)

Buy yourself something special @ BluKatDesign in honor of the VIP! Heather makes earrings, beautiful statement necklaces, and super fun magnets! http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign

Town and Gown Magazine is now online! Read the issues and enjoy the fun @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine

Like the VIP on Facebook to see sneak peaks and the latest VIP news! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn