Weekly Whistle: How to Dress for Hot-Cold Weather in Style

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Is it just me, or does it seem like winter weather keeps creeping into the forecast? *sigh* I am so ready for consistently hot weather; however, it seems nowhere in sight. So, how do we fabulous fashionistas dress-to-impress in this outrageously hot-cold weather? WELL…I am so glad you asked *wink* 

We all have a winter-to-spring wardrobe, but it is all about knowing what to do and how to do it. So, for this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, I am going to show y’all a simple outfit on how-to dress for hot-cold weather in style + give a few VIP quick tips. So, without further ado, let’s get this party started! *hit it DJ!*

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Sweater: GAP

Shorts: Shellz (Jonesborough, TN)

Heels: Nine West, Outlet Shoppes of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Necklace: Brooke Morgan Designs (Louisville, MS)

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  • Play It Slow: Think about your transitional outfit like a crush on a cute, shy guy–you don’t want to jump in too quickly and make things awkward, so you play it step-by-step. Now, in the case of an outfit, you do not want to run straight into wearing light sun dresses and open-toe sandals, so reach for a cute pair of colorful shorts and a chunky sweater instead. This gives you a fabulously springy look without freezing to death when the wind blows *wink* 
  • Be a Layering Queen: I am the worst at this because growing up in the Deep South, layering was never really needed; however, living in Northeast Tennessee has taught me the power of knowing how to layer–especially when the seasons are changing. It is important during hot-cold weather to plan an outfit layer-by-layer in order to be comfortable from day to night. It is best to think about your outfit in segments, so that as the temperature rises throughout the day, you can shed your layers and show your true, spring colors! And when the temperature goes down with the sun, you can easily add back a light jacket or cardigan to stay all warm and cozy. :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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: Stately Styling Bold Pre-Fall Brights and Patterns

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

WOO HOO! WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME *wink*

With summer apparel going on sale, and pre-fall frocks hitting the racks, I cannot get fall off the brain–cooler temps, changing leaves, and sweaters galore! Ah…the pre-season cravings are extra strong today *wink*

So, to satisfy my wishing for fall, this week’s Weekly Whistle ensemble is all about stately styling with bold pre-fall brights and patterns! Oh, this week’s outfit of the week is a lovely combo of summer sweetness and fall fabulousness *GASP* It’s a perfect summer-to-fall transition look! Oh, my goodness! I am so excited. I can’t stop babbling *wink*

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Three Ways to Wear to see how to stately style this noteworthy skirt from J.Crew!

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 Sweater: J.Crew 

Skirt: J.Crew

Shoes: Nine West 

Necklace: personal vintage collection

Earrings: Minabae

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Moving Madness + KristaLize Jewelry

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…today has been exhausting! I have been moving into my new apartment, unpacking boxes, and trying to make sense of what needs to go where–needless to say…it is a bit stressful. *ugh* So, I decided to take a break to sit down and chat with y’all about this week’s Weekly Whistle! Ah…this tall glass of sweet tea and blogging should mentally prepare me to tackle unpacking the boxes labeled “clothes” and “shoes” *wink*

Now, that is enough chit chat about the moving madness–let’s take a looksey at the outfit details of this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit, which features an ADORABLY AWESOME handmade necklace from KristaLize! Oh, how the VIP simply adores KristaLize jewelry! :)

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Dress: Von Maur, Birmingham AL

Necklace: KristaLize

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater: Outfit #2

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Hello, fabulouses!

What did y’all think about Outfit #1 of the 3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater styling challenge? It was perfect for a casual day…but how do we dress it up for AM meetings? Come on, I’ll show you!

To change up Outfit #1, I traded the dark cords for a vibrant, floral pencil skirt, swapped the scarf for handmade earrings and necklace, and hopped into a pair of gold wedges for a look that is sure to make you stand out at the next office meeting. *wink*

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To see how another way I styled this lovely floral skirt for an AM meeting, click here!

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Sweater: GAP, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Skirt: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Necklace: Handmade by Darla Osborne

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn