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: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater Outfit #1

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Hello, fabulouses!

Today, I would like to introduce my new styling challenge: 3 Ways to Wear a Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater. Yay! I was given this sweater for Christmas, and what I love about it is the fabulous cobalt blue color–oh, and the owl is too adorable *wink*

Now, how many different ways can you wear a statement sweater like this? Well, over the next few days, I am going to show y’all three of the many looks I was able to create with this magnificent Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater! 

Now, let’s take a look at Outfit #1!

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Sweater: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Skirt: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, DSW

Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

Watch: Kate Spade (Kate Spade at The Summit, Birmingham, AL)

Bracelets:

Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Thumb Ring: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Midi Rings: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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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

Weekly Whistle: VIP Merchandise

IMG_7839Hey, y’all! For those of you who have been keeping up with me on Instagram, you can see that the VIP is having a fabulously beautiful road trip in Tennessee! I cannot express how gorgeous the Johnson City area is–it has truly breathtaking mountain views! Check out highlights of the road trip via iPhone on the VIP’s Instagram here.

Now, that is enough talk about road tripping, let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle!

IMG_7838 IMG_7840 IMG_7861Shirt: Limited Edition VIP Merchandise that YOU can ENTER TO WIN on the VIP’s Facebook page GIVEAWAY!

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

Heels: Nine West

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

A Good Deed & A Gold Sweater

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Hey, y’all! It is that time of year again–closet cleaning time! I have been going through and donating my clothes to various charitable organizations since I was a little girl. Every spring and fall, my mom and I took out everything in my closet, and she would ask me if I still wore it…if I still wanted it…or…if I wanted to get rid of it. Staying true to this fabulous tradition, I went through my wardrobe and gathered items to donate–which is always bunches of fun! I really wanted to donate my fashions to a local organization–usually I donate to the Salvation Army–but this time I really wanted it to be more personal.

I had my clothes bagged and ready to take to a drop off box when I found out about Moody High School’s clothes closet on Facebook. BINGO! *LIGHT BULB* It was perfect–I just knew it was fate! I was so excited to give the six black garbage bags full of my fashions to the brand new clothes closet at Moody High School.  It was such an amazing and heart-warming experience, and I encourage all of you to closet clean and donate some of YOUR clothes to a local charity!

The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school's Clothes Closet.
The VIP with Cheryl Kuyk (Head Principal at Moody High School) after I donated over half of my wardrobe to the school’s Clothes Closet.

Oh, and while I was doing my annual closet clean…I stumbled upon this fabulous gold sweater! I forgot all about it–I bought it about a year ago and the tags were still on it! Fabulous! Anyway, today’s VIP OOTD is all about mixing some Grand Haul items with the snazzy cord sweater I found in the back of my closet! Whoo hoo! Yay for closet cleaning:)

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Sweater: JCPenny

Pleather Leggings: Guess, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Ethereal Energy by Liz Stechschulte

BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn't the VIP's Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!
BEHIND THE SCENES: There is always time for a little Ziva loving when we are on photo shoots! Isn’t the VIP’s Giant Schnauzer an absolute cutie pie?!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn