Summer Slouch Series: Outfit One

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Maybe it is just me, but I have noticed that the trending ensemble for summer activities is a t-shirt, Nike shorts, and sandals. Here, in Birmingham, you will see LOTS of teenagers sporting the oversized pocket tees, Nike shorts, and Chacos with their hair and makeup fixed perfectly.  No, I am not bashing the fashion. Every girl needs their “play” clothes–even fashionistas like me!  Whenever I make a quick run to Target, you will most likely see me in Nike running shorts, a t-shirt, my lovely green Chacos, and a messy top bun or side pony tail–there you go, paparazzi.  Now, you know where to snap a picture of me when I am not all dolled up.  You’re welcome.

Now don’t get me wrong…I am all about being comfortable, but I cannot resort to wearing my hair down, with full-fledged makeup… and then tossing on athletic shorts and an old t-shirt…hmm…how can I feel comfortable and look amazing at the same time?  Two words.  Summer Slouch.

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What is Summer Slouch, you ask?  Well, it is quite simple.  Rather than slipping on Nike shorts and a Joe’s Crab Shack tee, you can toss on a cute and colorful mini skirt paired with a graphic tee and snazzy sneakers for a look that is far more dazzling!  That is what Summer Slouch is all about–quick, easy, comfortable, and super spectacularly stylish.

Whether you are having an all-day girls-day shopping all over the city OR whether you are going for a picnic at the local botanical gardens with that cute guy you met at the beach OR whatever the occasion…the VIP Summer Slouch will keep you feeling comfy and looking too-hot-to-handle.  Now, enough chatting and explaining and thinking about meeting a hot guy at the beach, let’s see what cute combo is going to kick off the VIP Summer Slouch Series. Woo hoo!

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T-shirt: Lucky Brand

Skirt: JC Penny

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations:  http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue: http://www.townandgownmagazine.com/#!current-issue/c113z

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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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: These Boots Were Made for Walking!

Sweater: Target
Jeans: JCrew
Boots: Lucky Brand

Oh, my goodness!  I am so glad it is Wednesday again!  Weekly Whistle is the best time of the week!(besides Fridays-which everyone loves!) Now, let’s take a look at the VIP’s outfit of the week! Yay!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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VIP on the go! Again…

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Hello guys and dolls! Today is yet another VIP on the go! We are headed to Jackson, Mississippi and it’s quite a little drive so I wanted to be super comfortable and super cute! So how can u wear cute heels and dressy tops and still be comfortable?! Well, that’s what I am going to show y’all on “VIP on the go! Again…”

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Top: Deep South Pout
Shorts: JCrew
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Hat: BluGertrude @ Deep South Pout

This outfit is perfect for long car rides and walking around outlet malls because it is comfy yet you look fabulous!

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PS: these lucky brand heels are the most comfortable heels I've ever worn! They are soooo amazing!

I hope you all have enjoyed this short blog and don't forget to like me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista
Twitter: @Abbysauce_
Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hat.

Thrift Store Finds: This is not a yellow polka dot bikini

Chanel Mannequin is modeling the Thrift Store Find outfit as purchased…sans shoes and hat…keep reading to find out how I added my own twist to it:)

On my last visit to Meridian, Mississippi, I went thrifting…at first, I had no luck finding vintage, but my fortune turned around when I walked into the New Hope Thrift store…there I discovered the most spectacular outfit! A yellow and white blouse/skirt combo…I quickly grabbed it off the rack and hurried to locate my mom who was looking for furniture to redesign…as always;)

VIP TIPS (before you go thrifting):

  • Keep in mind you can combine Thrift Store Finds with the clothes you currently own!
  • Do NOT be afraid to mix patterns...or to go bold with color!
  • Look for unique, fun, funky pieces that make you stand out!

I have put together three different outfits to share with y’all…cute and adorable, dressy and sassy, and last but not least…full out throwback 80s! Enjoy:)

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Headband: The Attic
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Purple and yellow is a bold color combination!
The one thing I love about fashion is that it allows you to be yourself in a variety of ways. If people refuse to accept the way you are…then you always have your heels and pretty clothes:)
Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Target
Skirt: Fashion Barn
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Colbalt blue is my favorite color for spring! Combined with black, white, and yellow…you can’t go wrong!
“Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boy’s they’d just walk around naked at all times.” -Betsey Johnson

VIP TIP:

  • Invest in staple, statement shoes and accessories that add a wow factor to your wardrobe!

You may notice in some of my blogs that I often wear some of the same pieces…Why?…because they are so easy to combine with many different outfits! Items such as: the cobalt blue Jessica Simpson shoes, the cobalt blue belt from Target, and the Reo Speedwagon shirt (my favorite shirt of all time!) from Urban Outfitters are just a few of my staple, statement pieces.

Shirt: Thrifted
Tank top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Lucky Brand
The reason I prefer vintage over everything else is because it allows me to be different! I don’t want to look like every other girl out there!
I wish I could have lived in the 80s…the music is so fabulous!
“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” -Madonna

Are you a thrifter? Show me your skills by tweeting me pictures of things you have found at thrift stores you adore! My twitter is @Abbysauce_

Don’t have Twitter? Well, you can also email me pictures of your thrifty discoveries! My email is vintage.passionista@gmail.com

I’d love to show off your nifty, thrifty finds in a future blog! So don’t be shy, email me/tweet me those pictures!

My next blog is a hugger-mugger, hush-hush, heterogeneous doozy!:) So…to ferret out the secret, you must stay tuned to the VIP blog! I also encourage you to subscribe via email to my blog so you NEVER miss a post!:)

You can also follow me on Instagram @vintagepassionista

I hope you have enjoyed this Thrift Store Finds:) Here are some more pictures from the photoshoot!

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel

 

Remember to always be yourself no matter what! Don’t be afraid to stand out and be different:)

Stay Fashionable,

Abby Hat.

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