Weekly Whistle:Perfect Pearls & Musician Gabriel Tajeu

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Hello, hello fashion and music lovers! Y’all are in for a special treat today on the VIP blog!

I know, I did not post Weekly Whistle yesterday, but it was for a good and fabulous reason! I was interviewing the spectacular musician and singer, Gabriel Tajeu! Oh my gracious, readers, Gabriel is so terrific! Click here for a sneak peek of his song “Southern Skies” which will be featured on his upcoming EP Album release this summer!

Also, stay tuned to the YouTube channel and my website for the interview with Gabriel Tajeu! In the meantime, listen to more of Gabriel’s tunes on Reverb Nation by clicking here!

Connect with Gabriel Tajeu and keep up with where he will be performing next by liking his page on Facebook here and following him on Twitter here!

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Okay, now, it is time for the VIP’s favorite time of the week-except Fridays because Fridays are always fun-WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Ahhh! Yes, I know, try to contain your excitement…because this week’s weekly whistle is about every lady’s favorite accessory-PEARLS. Being a Southern Belle, pearls are a total must have for any and all occasions! “Southern Charm Tip #9:  Every Southern Girl Should Have Pearls Galore.  You can’t go wrong with a classic single strand of pearls, but lately we’re fans of the statement pearl Necklace,” states Southern Living.

From expensively delectable dinners to the explorers searching the Mighty Mississippi, pearls have had an interesting journey…To learn more about the history of pearls as well as some nifty fashion tips, check out my latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) article here!

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Blouse: The Limited (Similar look here-Tommy Hilfiger)

Skirt: JCPenny (Similar look here-JCPenny)

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny (Get the look here!)

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During this photo shoot, Ziva decided she wanted to be on my blog too…so precious…and she managed to be more adorable than she usually is…I guess all of the selfies and Instagram pictures have finally gone to her furry head! Have I raised a glamorous diva dog? Yes, yes I have…Oh, Ziva the Diva!

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Doesn’t Ziva make a fabulous doggy model! Future career for her? Hmm…did I mention that my fur baby likes Swedish Fish and lazy couch naps?

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Denim and pearls…it simply does not get any better! Or…does it?

keep reading to find out : )

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Denim Top: Thrifted (Similar look here-Diopsters General Store on Etsy)

Tank: New York and Co. (Get the look here!)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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A new take on classic black and pearls! Trade out your LBD (little

black dress) for LBS (little black shorts) to create a day-time, pearly-perfection

ensemble!

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Blouse: American Eagle (www.americaneagleoutfitters.com)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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No…I can never be serious on photo shoots…I am still a six-year-old at heart haha:)

Okay…So, I fibbed a bit. It does get better than denim and pearls! How, you ask?

Just put the VIP in a freezing cold swimming pool with lots of pearls

and there y’all have it–an artistic take on the timeless must-have!

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There’s Ziva again, doing what she does best-begging for attention! Can you tell she is spoiled?

One plus to freezing my tooshie off in the swimming pool was teaching Ziva how to swim! Aw…my fur baby is growing up:(

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Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-perfectly-prominent-pearls/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sassy Silk Trio

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Hello, fashionistas! It is that time of the week again….WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Whoo hoo! I know y’all must be just as excited as I am! *whistle, whistle, whistle, more whistling* Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, here. we. go!

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This week’s wonderful Weekly Whistle is all about three ways to wear a sassy silk skirt! Three different looks…three different blouses…no need to change accessories…I bet you are thinking to yourself that this seems too good to be true…there is no way to create three different looks that easily…Abby, you are going crazy! No, no, no, fashionistas! It is totally true! This sassy silk trio is perfect for any fashionistas busy schedule! So, without further ado, join me as I show you three ways you can work a silk skirt in complete VIP style!

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Blouse: The Limited

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Jewelry: Avon

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Why this works:

Basic black works with neutral nude because the light/dark contrast is divine.   It creates a dynamic duo!

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Top: DREAMPOP (by Cynthia R.), JCPenny

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklace: Mark by Avon

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Why this works:

A bright printed t-shirt paired with a silky neutral skirt is a cute combo that makes this ensemble perfect for all of your darling day events.

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Sweater: The Loft

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Avon

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Why this works:

A cobalt blue sweater adds a pop of  personality to a neutral skirt. This gives you a look that can go from day to night with ease!

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Shopping in Your Own Closet: Where’d You Get that Vest?!

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Hello, my fashionistas! It is time for another fabulous  Shopping In Your Own Closet! Ahh…yes…good ole’ closet shopping! Join me, fashionable ladies and gentlemen, as we search for lovely forgotten treasures within our wardrobes!

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This week’s Shopping In Your Own Closet ensemble is all about a totally 80s denim vest from a VIP DIY! Oh, I just love my VIP distressed denim vest…it is so stellar and combines well with so many outfits! So, I have brought the VIP DIY Vest out of the closet so that it may enjoy fame once again!

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Vest: VIP DIY

Blouse: Belk

Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Heels: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson

Necklace: Avon

Rings: Beadsoul, Pandora, and Personal Collection

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Now, let’s talk tips! No fashionistas can ever have too many tips!

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Would you like to create your own VIP Totally 80s vest? Then check out the DIY @ this link: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2012/02/29/diy-v-i-p-style-is-that-too-many-initials/

Want a chance to be on the VIP blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook wall with a caption of you sporting your VIP DIY distressed denim vest! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Simply Stylish in Southern Snow

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Even though the gorgeous snow of yesterday’s winter wonderland has gone away…*sad face*…I have three ensembles from a last minute photo shoot to share with all of you! Having all that snow got me to thinking how fun it would be to travel North for winter just to take pictures! Hmm….spending the winter up North…in the snow…sounds like a good excuse to purchase lovely wool coats and adorable boots! But in the meantime….let’s take a look at the simply stylish outfits I put together for the Southern snow!

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Denim Button Up: Target

Shirt: The Loft

Jeans: JCrew

Leather Boots: Belk, Lucky Brand

Scarf: TJMaxx

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Coat: Buckle

Blouse: SGB Vintage

Jeans: JCrew

Heels: BCBG

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Blazer: JCrew

Shirt: Target

Jeans: JCrew

Heels: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson

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Aren’t those ensembles the perfect way to look Simply Stylish in Southern Snow? Of course! Of course! Of course!

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Journey back to the VIP Blog for another lovely article on “Shopping in Your Own Closet”! Until then…stay totally fabulous! Wait! Before I sign off…here are some more pictures from the Simply Stylish in Southern Snow photo shoot:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Work That Floral Skirt!

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Long whistle, short whistle, short whistle, short whistle, short whistle, short whistle, short whistle, long whistle….and whistle some more…Here is a little song I wrote. You might want to sing it for a note. Don’t worry, be happy! Oh, Bobby McFerrin I am very happy! Why? Well, it is time for Weekly Whistle, of course! Oh, Bobby, I am going to have to let you go…I have blog readers awaiting a post! Sing with you later!

Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! It is that time of the week again…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Yay! This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about a fabulous floral skirt that I fell in love with at first sight! So, without further ado, I present to you, the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week! *Applause*

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Blouse: The Gap

Skirt: Target

Heels:  Belk, Jessica Simpson

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VIP TIPS:

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  • MIX IT UP: Mixing patterns is a spectacular way to step up an outfit! Floral and polka dots play well together and give off a fun and spunky vibe!
  • WATERFALL OF PEARLS: Do not be afraid to layer different length pearl necklaces! Doing this will create a chic statement that is perfect for any vintage inspired ensemble! Pearls are like neutral heels, they go with everything!

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  • PLAY IT UP: A flowy floral skirt does not always have to be dressy! Play it down with a fun graphic sweatshirt and vibrant hue knee high socks for a exciting and comfortable look!

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To see three more ways you can work a floral skirt in complete style visit my column @ www.realstorypublishing.com “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn