Letter from the Editor: Women Who Wear the Pants


In an interview with Barbara Walters in 1981, Katharine Hepburn explained that she put on pants 50 years ago and declared a middle road between the expectations of women and men. “I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain’t afraid of being alone.” What powerful words those are! I love Katharine Hepburn’s blunt, humorous, and independently fiery personality. Only having been married six years out of her life, Katharine showcased that women do not need a man to be successful. She also showcased that we can rock suit pants better than men *wink* 

March is Women’s History Month. Looking back at all the marvelous women who have contributed to our growth as a society makes me feel pretty wonderful and proud to be a woman. There is no doubt that we are often downgraded, but many of us wear the pants–and that is from where this week’s “Menswear” theme stemmed.

In the 8th grade, I had to read the biography of Marie Curie, a physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize, over the summer. I remember sulking and dragging out my reading of the book–I am sure that I also whined to my mother–but when I finally started reading, I was immediately inspired. Marie Curie stepped out, unknowingly risked her life, and made an impact on history and science. *fist in air* Girl power! Are we strong? Yes! Are we beautiful? Yes! Are we intelligent? Yes! Are we influential? Yes! 


I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.

–Little Richard


Now, of course, I had to pick a girl power song for this week *wink*  Check out the awesome jam below from Bikini Kill, a feminist rock band from Olympia, Washington.

Who is your favorite woman in history? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comment section at the end of this post.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Three Ways to Wear Thursday: BluKatDesign Upcycled Tie Necklace


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Ah–the weekend is almost here…almost! I am in dire need of a radio-silence trip to some place exotic…but that will have to wait *wink*

For this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am taking BluKatDesign’s upcycled tie necklace and showing y’all three different (and FABULOUS) ways to wear it–from the office, to dinner, to girls-day-out, this necklace is a VIP must-have spring accessory. You can get your own HERE. *gasp* Can you believe it?!

A scene from Woman of the Year (1942) starring Katharine Hepburn. Still showcasing her killer menswear style *wink*

Outfit 1: Weekly Whistle

Truly embracing the menswear element of BluKat's necklace, I paired it with this lovely outfit on the blog yesterday. Get all the fab details here.
Truly embracing the menswear element of BluKat’s necklace, I paired it with this lovely outfit on the blog yesterday. Get all the fab details here.

Outfit 2:

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Dress: Express | Belt: J.Crew | Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Necklace: BluKatDesign

Outfit 3:

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Blouse: The Loft | Skirt: J.Crew | Heels: Michael Kors, Belk | Bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs | Necklace: BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: A Twist on Katharine Hepburn’s Menswear Style


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Wednesday! Ah–I did not think this day would ever get here! I have been excitedly awaiting this week’s Weekly Whistle, so that I could finally reveal this super fabulous ensemble! 

Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett (1935) wearing men’s apparel. P.S. For 1935, I love the risks that were taken in this film! The acting, the plot, some of the scenes–all spot on! Plus…Cary Grant is in it *wink* Oh, Cary…darling *wink*

Inspired by the one-and-only Katharine Hepburn, I took a more modern twist to her awesome menswear style. Rather than pairing suit separates, I put classic black, pin-striped trousers and a blue, vintage-style button up together to create the basic look. To accessorize, I slipped into a pair of red stilettos, used a men’s necktie as a belt, and tossed on a tie necklace by BluKatDesign. This look is perfect for us ladies looking to mimic Katharine the Great’s style + it is great for us ladies looking to up our fashion game at the office *wink*

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Shirt: J.Crew | Trousers: J.Crew | Heels: Steve Madden | Necklace: BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Welcome back!


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

After a two day siesta from outfits, it is good to be back to the styling fun of the J.Crew Challenge. Oh, what do I have in store for y’all today? Hm…that’s a good question! How about y’all take a look while I cram for a Mass Communications exam *wink* I think #CollegeLife is an acceptable hashtag for this *wink*

To create this look, I took the structured tee from Outfit 11 (Attention to Detail) and paired it with simple navy shorts. To pump up the personality (or jam…if you prefer *wink*), I slipped into a sassy pair of dot socks and silver loafers + tossed on one of my favorite handmade necklaces. TAH DAH! A comfy AND cute outfit in a snap. :) 

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Tee: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Socks: GAP

Shoes: J.Crew

Necklace: BluKatDesign (shop) (blog)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

J.Crew Challenge: Outfit 14, Worth Waking Up Early For


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the J.Crew Challenge!

Whoo hoo! Thank goodness it is Friday! I am so excited about attending Rhythm and Roots in Bristol, TN/VA tonight that I can barely contain myself! Ah! Okay. Deep breath. Calm down. This is a serious matter. *wink*

For today’s J.Crew #OOTD, I took the silk-fronted sweater tee and combined it with camel khaki shorts and matching golden-toned wedges for a look that is perfect for campus to coffee house. I am totally in love with this outfit AND the photos! The warm light of morning made this photo shoot look SO FABULOUS…It was so worth waking up early for *wink*

Now, readers, I am off to Rhythm and Roots! Now, y’all check out the awesome outfit details + photos taken by my Deddy below, and do NOT forget to stay tuned to the VIP’s social media for all the R&R fun :) Tah tah for now, my lovelies! I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend! 




Blouse: J.Crew

Shorts: J.Crew

Heels: BCBG

 Short (heart) necklace: Jessica Klaaren Jewelry (shop)


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn