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

Weekly Whistle: College Bound + Antique Shopping Exhaustion

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew–the past few days have been quite crazy for me! I have been running through my college schedule–literally–trying to find the best routes on how to get from Class A to Class B in a reasonable amount of time…memorizing my Student ID number…and tag number. On top of that, I have been antique shopping in Johnson City and Elizabethton all day in search of items to finish my closet organization–I picked up some super amazing things that I cannot wait to show y’all..so, stay tuned to VIP Home *wink*

Anyway…where was I? Oh, my–today is Wednesday, which means it is time to take a look at the outfit of the week. Now, while y’all check out the photos (taken at Northeast State Community College…Go Bears! *wink*) + the outfit details, I am going to go indulge myself with some homemade gluten-free pizza *wink*

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

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

Backpack: The North Face, The Summit (Birmingham, AL)

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Want to get this makeup look? Check out yesterday’s Beauty Tues here.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Slouchy Hat and Cut-off Denim Mini

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Today…it feels like spring has taken a spring break and left us with cold, windy, wintry weather…yuck. So, for this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit, I decided to embrace the chilly air with  knee high socks and a hand knitted slouchy hat by Stephanie Grantham of Sparkle Cat Studio. (P.S. Notice that is the VIP blog colors *wink*)

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Tee: South Boutique (Trussville, AL)

Denim Mini: Thrifted & DIYed

Socks: Maurices, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Hat: Stephanie Grantham of Sparkle Cat Studio

Sunglasses: Fed Thrill

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Visiting Barber Vintage Motorsports (Birmingham, AL)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog. For this week’s Weekly Whistle, I am going to take y’all to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to see one of my outfits in action…

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Shirt: Molly Green Boutique (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique (Birmingham, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham)

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

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Now that y’all have seen the outfit…let me give y’all a little mini VIP tour of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum! I do not want to show y’all everything because I want y’all to visit Barber for yourselves! :)

Jon Eaves (my cousin) and I at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Jon Eaves (my cousin–who’s like my big brother) and I at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. It was really hard to get a photo because cameras were in every direction *wink*

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Ashley Eaves (Jon's wife) and I at Barber.
Ashley Eaves (Jon’s wife–who’s like my sister) and I at Barber.
Striking a pose with a vintage Harley Davidson--so awesome!
Striking a pose with a vintage Harley Davidson–so awesome!
Of course, I had to get a picture with this 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT *wink*
Of course, I had to get a picture with this 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT–don’t fret–it only looks like I am touching it–respect the car *wink*
Out of all the vintage cars at Barber, I immediately fell in love with this 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala. It's powder blue and has sparkly interior...I am pretty sure it was my DESTINY to own this car; however, dad begged to differ *wink*
Out of all the vintage cars at Barber, I immediately fell in love with this 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala. I am pretty sure it is my DESTINY to own a car like this one day *wink*

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So...maybe I am a bit obsessed with old cars *wink*
So…maybe I am a bit obsessed with old cars *wink*
Oh, wouldn't that red 1956 Lotus Xi Sports Racer make for a fabulous VIP photo shoot *wink* Or...any of those Lotus racers--who am I to be picky *wink*
Oh, wouldn’t that red 1956 Lotus Xi Sports Racer make for a fabulous VIP photo shoot *wink* Or…any of those Lotus racers–who am I to be picky *wink*
Wow! Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has an incredible selection of Lotus cars to ooo and ahh over!
Wow! Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has an incredible selection of Lotus cars to ooo and ahh over! 

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To see more photos of the VIP’s adventure at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, check out the VIP Facebook page here.

To learn more and plan your visit to the Barber Motorsports Museum, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP March Madness: Visiting Vulcan Park (Birmingham, Alabama)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog for the very first outfit of the VIP March Madness outfit series! Yay!

I have been living in Alabama for a little over a year, and I have yet to accomplish the things on my Birmingham Bucket List. The first thing on my BBL was Vulcan Park, which is one of Birmingham’s most popular tourist attractions. I have been to Vulcan for parties and events, but never as a tourist. Let me tell y’all–I truly enjoyed the experience of playing tourist in my own town and being at Vulcan. Oh, it is so gorgeous! Overlooking The Magic City from the tower at Vulcan is exciting, scary, and peaceful all at the same time! Now that I have visited Vulcan during the day…I am putting “Visit Vulcan at Night” on my BBL list because I so desperately want to overlook the Birmingham skyline when it is all lit up at night. :)

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My, My...what a big foot you have*wink*
My, My…what a big foot you have*wink*

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Casual selfie at Vulcan with the Birmingham skyline in the background. Perfection.
Casual selfie at Vulcan with the Birmingham skyline in the background. Perfection.

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Shirt: Delia’s

Skirt: Delia’s

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk (The Summit)

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

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To learn more about Vulcan Park and plan your visit, please visit www.visitvulcan.com!

P.S. There are awesome facts and a history of Vulcan on their website…You should definitely check it out *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn