30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Fun on a Cool Autumn Day


Hello, my fabulouses! Today’s 30 Day J.Crew challenge outfit is all about having fun on a cool autumn day. Push aside your Nike shorts and slouchy t-shirt for something more appealing to the eye…like the VIP’s J.Crew outfit of the day! So, let’s jump right to it–let’s see what the J.Crew look of the day is! It is time to get fabulous, fashionistas!

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Flannel Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Shorts: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Hair Sticks: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Ring: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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To find out more ways to stretch your fashion dollar, check out my Grand Haul Girl video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River where I got almost $400 worth of clothes for…for…for? Hmm…I guess you will have to watch to find out:) Click here to watch NOW!

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Abby Hathorn


Casual Saturday: Pink Poor Pitiful Pearl


Hello, hello, hello my fabulouses! Today on the blog, I am going to show y’all a fabulous Casual Saturday ensemble that is spectacular for any daytime event! With the back-to-school blues upon us, looking too-cute-to-handle on a Saturday is a MUST HAVE! Shove those uniforms, Nike shorts, and t-shirts to the side because this VIP Casual Saturday outfit is comfy and totally styling!

So, without further ado…let’s see what it is! Come on, fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

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Dress: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

Belt: Anthroplogie

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk


Whether you are running errands all day, shopping fabulous deals at local boutiques, or meeting friends for lunch–this super cute and comfy muumuu dress is the perfect frock for you!

To see two more fabulous ways the VIP wore this darling muumuu,

click here AND here!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Summer Slouch Series: Outfit One


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.


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


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


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Shopping in Your Own Closet: Denim with a Splash of Neon


Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! What about that Super Bowl yesterday? I am not a huge football fan; however, that was quite the interesting game! A power surge in the stadium, Beyoncé, and funny commercials-perfect way to spend Super Bowl Sunday (given that I spent most of the day in Nike shorts and a sweatshirt-fashionistas deserve to a lazy day too!) Anyway…we all know I am not here to talk sports! If I were…it would go something like this: Kick off, linebacker, quarterback, touchdown, go team go, cheer, chant, cheer, swing batter, batter, swing, homerun! Okay, now you all know why I am not a sports blogger haha! So, let’s get down to business! It is time to see what magnificent ensemble the VIP styled while shopping in her own closet!


As I was organizing my newly renovated closet…Yes, our house is still under construction, but the mess makes for fabulous pictures! I do not know what I am going to do when we actually finish the house…hmm…Anyway, as I was organizing my newly renovated closet, I stumbled upon a terrific pair of denim trousers! I had forgotten all about them during the move! So, without further ado, I introduce the VIP’s closet shopping ensemble! Whoo hoo!







Shirt: VIP DIY

Trousers: JCrew, Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)

Heels: Belk at the Summit, Michael Kors

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, Alabama)

Necklace: BluKat Design

Earrings: Claire’s (Trussville, Alabama)


Time for tips? Of course! Shopping in Your Own Closet would not be the same without tips! C’mon, fashionistas, it is VIP TIP TIME!



Would you like to be featured on the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you wearing your darling denim trousers! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! www.realstorypublishing.com “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn