Everything She Touches Turns to Gold | Vintage Sequin Dress

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One of my resolutions for 2016 is to get back to my blog roots by buying and wearing more vintage, and while on a recent photo shoot with my dear friend Andrew of Snapshot Avenue, I found this AH-MAZING vintage gem at Jonesborough Antiques & Artisans.  This 1980s, gold, sequined jacket/dress is an absolute power-piece, and I am tempted to slap the VIP logo on the back and wear it all of the time *wink* Oh. My. Goodness. I love sparkle…and especially vintage sparkles *wink*

Behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Andrew Love.
Behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Andrew Love.

This stately frock is so gold that it reminds me of one of my favorite James Bond movies, Goldfinger! Now, as you take a gander at this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, listen to this killer Shirley Bassey Bond theme song and get inspired to wear more gold, vintage and sequins*wink*

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Dress: Jonesborough Antiques & Artisans

Tights: Target

Shoes: Nine West, Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: BuriedDiamond, Etsy

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Easy Day-to-Night Floral Dress

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Woo hoo! It is finally Wednesday, which means it is time for me to share with y’all this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit!

This fabulous frock is from Shellz in downtown Jonesborough, and it is so..soo..SO cute ‘n comfy! *wink* I chose this dress to be the outfit of the week because of the colors, fun floral pattern, and cute lace detail at the hem–this dress is so fabulous I am (almost) speechless *wink*

Now, to show y’all just how AH-mazing this dress is, I decided to make this week’s Weekly Whistle double special with a day-to-night look. By simply changing out accessories–and NOTHING else *wink*–I was able to transform this floral frock from a day on the town to a night on the town effortlessly. 

So, without further ado, take a look at the outfits below, and be sure to give Shellz a “Like” on Facebook here!

Daytime Look:

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Dress: Kori America, Shellz (Jonesborough location) | Cuff: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS) | Necklace: personal vintage collection | Shoes: Sbicca, Molly Green Boutique (Birmingham, AL) | Toe Rings: Beadsoul

Nighttime Concert Look

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Necklace: BluKatDesign | Arm Candy: (various locations in AL and MS) | (tan and pink) Leather Cuffs: Luke & Lyla Designs | Blue Cord Bracelet: Beadsoul | Boots: Williams Brothers, Inc. (Philadelphia, MS)

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Behind-the-scenes: While taking photos in Jonesborough, Tennessee, I just had to stop for strawberry ice cream at the General Store & Eatery. Such a lovely little place :)
Behind-the-scenes: While taking photos in Jonesborough, Tennessee, I just had to stop for strawberry ice cream at the General Store & Eatery. Such a lovely little place :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Vintage Pink

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Long before I became “the VIP”, I was pulling items from my closet and styling pieces multiple ways to give the impression that I “never wore the same thing twice”. I didn’t want my style to be trendy and disposable–I wanted it to be classy and reusable. Sure–I bought trendy/seasonal items that I later donated to the local Salvation Army, but I did not and never have “re-wardrobed” my closet after each season.

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I was always taught when you get something new, you donate or give away something else…but that it isn’t always easy for a clothes hoarder like myself *wink* So, I try to invest in really cool wardrobe pieces, and before purchasing, I ask myself, “Can I wear this more than one way? What about three ways?”. And thus…VIP Three Ways to Wear was born *wink* 

For a little Throwback Thursday action, check out the VIP’s first Three Ways to Wear post here from February 2012 *gasp* That was such a long time ago…and man, was my hair long! 

Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s TWTWT to see how I styled the vintage gem from yesterday’s post.

Way One:

Get the details to this look here.
Get the details to this look here.

Way Two:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: vintage | Headband: ForgottenCotton | Earrings: Beadsoul |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target

Way Three:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: Buckle (from 8th grade *wink*) | Earrings: Blukat Design |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Bright-Red, Vintage, Hawaiian, Caftan Kimono

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week’s Weekly Whistle is SUPER special because I am revealing my SUPER amazing, vintage Kimono that I got from EBV on Etsy. AH! I mean…how darn fabulous is this dress, y’all?! *jaw drop*

Rather than me babbling on and on about how much I ADORE this dress, I am going to let the Kimono + photos speak for themselves *wink* Take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit photo shoot + ensemble details below :)

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Kimono: (vintage from) EBV

Necklace: BluKatDesign 

Bracelets: Beadsoul

Dangly Earrings: Minabae 

Wedges: Jessica Simpson

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursday: 3 Ways Handmade, Gold Statement Earrings

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It is Thursday, once again, and y’all know what that means–it is time for another Three Ways to Wear Thursday! 

As promised last week, I have a fabulous TWTWT featuring my three favorite new pairs of gold statement earrings! Each set of earrings on this blog post were handmade by Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign. Heather makes such a wonderful variety of casual and statement jewelry and that makes BKD a one-stop-shop for fashionistas! After checking out this 3 Ways to Wear gold statement earrings post, head on over to BluKatDesign’s shop here and treat yourself to an early Valentine’s Day gift *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn