Weekly Whistle: Guns N’ Roses + Vintage


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Whoo hoo! It’s Wednesday, which means it is time to reveal this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit! So, let’s jump right in, y’all! 

For this week’s OOTW, I paired one of my favorite oversized sweatshirts with a vintage suit-separate skirt I got from my mom. The juxtaposition of casual slouch with business prep creates a funky and comfortable ensemble perfect for running errands and getting work done–in style, of course *wink* For the accessories, I kept it basic with a big, bronzey-gold cuff from Southeastern Salvage. To add a bit of spunk, I finished off this outfit with stately Jessica Simpson wedges. 

After you check out this outfit, be sure to check out the other outfit combo ideas at the bottom + a direct picture link to shop the Guns N’ Roses sweatshirt! Ah! The internet is so cool sometimes *wink*

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Sweatshirt: Wet Seal (Similar one below from Forever 21)

Skirt: vintage, thanks mom *wink*

Wedges: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Wrist Cuff: Southeastern Salvage (Irondale, AL)

Nail Polish: It’s handmade! Check out the blog about it here.


Other Combo Ideas

See it. Love it. Shop it.

River Island sweat shirt
$19 – riverisland.com

Carvela studded sandals
$110 – selfridges.com


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


5 Days of Denim: Transformation Tuesday


Hello, my fabulouses! Today is Transformation Tuesday on the 5 Days of Denim series, and I cannot wait for y’all to see how this retro floral button-down has transformed from summer hipster to fall chic!

Check out Closet Shopping: Vintage Hipster to see how the VIP wore this blouse back in April 2013.

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Blouse: VIP’s personal vintage collection

Jeans: Chip & Pepper, Belk

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Bright -vs- Neutral


Hello, fabulouses! Today is reader’s choice! Reader’s choice? What is that, you ask? Well, reader’s choice on the VIP blog is where you (a VIP reader) will choose which outfit you like best! On this blog, the challenge is BRIGHT -vs- NEUTRAL! So….without further ado, here are some more fabulous pictures to help you make your decision.

Once you have decided BRIGHT or NEUTRAL comment on this post OR tweet me @AbbyHathorn with your favorite using the hashtags #teamBRIGHT -or- #teamNEUTRAL!


Blouse: The Limited

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Click here to tweet for the BRIGHT ensemble! Don’t forget to hashtag #teamBRIGHT!


Blouse: The Limited

Shorts: JCrew

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

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Click here to tweet for the NEUTRAL outfit! Don’t forget to hashtag #teamNEUTRAL!


Well, readers, it is up to you to decide which ensemble is the reader’s choice of the week!

Voting will end July 20 at midnight Central Standard Time (CST) and the winning ensemble will be posted to the VIP Facebook page! So, y’all get to commentin’ and tweetin’! I cannot wait to see which is YOUR favorite :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Something’s Fishy, Jack!


Hello, fabulouses! It is that time of the week again…Weekly Whistle time! Yep, you got it!

Before this summer thunderstorm knocks out my Charter internet…let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionistas!

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Hat: Blu Gertrude, Deep South Pout

Blouse: Deep South Pout

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk


Something About the VIP:

I admit…my favorite fast food restaurant is Jack’s.  I am a sucker for a Blue Bell orange sherbet ice cream cone and a fried chicken sandwich–plain–no mayo. no tomato. no lettuce.  Yes…I probably should have said my favorite thing to eat is salad…but that would be a flat out lie.  Can my choice of fast food be justified by the fact I order it without mayo, lettuce, and tomato?


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

One Top, Six Ways: Part One


Hello, my magnificently fabulous fashionistas! Summer vacations, last minute weekend getaways, and hunky lifeguards on the beach are vastly approaching…Hey, boys! *said in flirty voice* haha…but what will you be wearing on these lovely weekends? That is the question…what to wear…what to wear….hmmmm…..


Whether your trip is planned or spur of the moment, this Michael Stars top from Gus Mayer is a MUST HAVE for summer! This slouchy yet sleek T-shirt is easily dressed up or down by changing out the bottoms (shorts, skirts, knickerbockers, trousers…) and wearing different accessories! Now, strap on your fashionista seatbelts as I show you three ways to wear this glorious top!  Visit me next week to see THREE MORE WAYS! Ahh!  This blouse is the perfect summer go-to-item!

Grab your vintage suitcase, and go with the flow!

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Shorts: Target (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: OTBT, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Necklaces: BluKat Design


Hello, leopard and turquoise!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Thrifted

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Necklace: BluKat Design


Green high-waisted military shorts? Yes, please!

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Shorts: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, AL)

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklace and Bracelets: Beadsoul


Don’t forget to come back next week to see three more ways to wear this spectacular top!


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn