Superb Seven: Girl’s Night Out with Ease

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Hellooooo, my fabulouses! Welcome to the weekend! It is time to leave work wear, deadlines, and projects behind and enjoy a little time with friends. No time to change before Girl’s Night Out? Toss on a leather jacket and layer on a few extra accessories and head off to the bar-and-grill to meet your gal pals to party like it’s 1999! Yeah, yeah! So tonight we gonna (party like it’s 1999) We gonna, oww! (Prince-1999)

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Jacket: American Eagle, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shirt: American Eagle, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Leather Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Bracelet: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

(long) Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

(short) Necklace: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Little Bitty Pretty One

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Little Bitty Pretty One by: Thurston Harris

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk to me
Lovey dovey lovely one
Come sit down on my knee

I can tell you a story
That happened a long time ago
Little pitty pretty one
I’ve been watching you grow

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk to me
Lovey dovey lovely one
Come sit down on my knee

Come on everybody
Let’s put our hands together and sing along
Come on, come on
I’m saying
Come on

I can tell you a story
That happened a long time ago
Little bitty pretty one
I’ve been watching you grow 

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Oh, hello there, VIP readers! Phew…what a day I have had! No, not stressful…it was perfect….chillaxing by the pool with the Giant Schnauzer…getting a nice golden tan…well, golden is not the word I would use…now, that I just looked in the mirror… *Screams from upstairs* Oh, mom….I am going to need some aloe! Okay, okay! Enough about my poolside day, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! *DRUM ROLL* IT”S WEEKLY WHISTLE TIMEEEEEE!

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Dress: Personal Vintage Collection-1960s

Belt: Deep South Pout

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

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My goodness, I just love the 60s! All of the magnificent colors and patterns…and not to mention the spectacular music makes me want to find a time machine and travel back to a simpler time! Ahh…it appears that I have been living in the wrong era…anyone have a time machine I may borrow? Thanks, that would be great.

Well….readers, my mom says that it is time for me to treat the hot sensation of my sunburn now…bleh. So, tah tah for now fabulous fashionistas!

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Go see the astonishing performance of Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of Earth in Columbus, Mississippi, April 9-13 at 7:30pm to experience a magnificent play directed by M.J. Etua!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Look Totally Fab at BFW 2013

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Walking on a dream. How can I explain? Talking to myself.  Will I see again? We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it.  Always pushing up the hill searching  for the thrill of it.  On and on and on we are calling out and out again, never looking  down.  I’m just in awe of what’s in  front of me.  Is it real now?  When two people become one. I can feel it, when two people become one.  Thought I’d never see the love you found in me, now, it’s changing all the time. Living in a rhythm where the minute’s working overtime…

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Hello and greetings to my wonderful blog readers! It is that lovely time of the week again, Weekly Whistle, of course! I simply adore getting to share my favorite outfit of the week with y’all, and this week’s whistle is ever so helpful to all of my fashion week fans! Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 is about to kickoff here in the great state of Alabama, and I must be finding something darling to wear.  This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about looking totally fab at BFW 2013! So, fashionistas, let’s see what it is!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Chiffon Pants: Deep South Pout (www.deepsouthpout.com)

Stilettos: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Pearl Collection

Brooch: Beadsoul (handmade by Lisa Hamilton www.etsy.com/beadsoul)

Nail Lacquer: Revlon (Minted) & Essie (Russian Roulette)

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Why this ensemble works for a special event:

  • Classic Black & Pearl– Black and pearls are timeless and ever so elegant.  These two classics play well together–what else can I say!

  • Lace It Up–  A lace blouse is a lovely choice because it dresses up business woman trousers with ease.

  • Artistic Accessories– Add a bit of pizazz to your BFW or special event outfit with artistic statement jewelry! Create a conversation piece combo with a waterfall of pearl necklaces that says you are a Vintage Inspired Passionista! (Check out BluKat Design @ www.etsy.com/blukatdesign and Hearts of Stone Jewelry @ www.etsy.com/hrtsofstone for awesome, handmade statement jewelry!)

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/bhamfashionweek HASHTAG: BFW2013

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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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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!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn