Weekly Whistle: College Bound + Antique Shopping Exhaustion


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew–the past few days have been quite crazy for me! I have been running through my college schedule–literally–trying to find the best routes on how to get from Class A to Class B in a reasonable amount of time…memorizing my Student ID number…and tag number. On top of that, I have been antique shopping in Johnson City and Elizabethton all day in search of items to finish my closet organization–I picked up some super amazing things that I cannot wait to show y’all..so, stay tuned to VIP Home *wink*

Anyway…where was I? Oh, my–today is Wednesday, which means it is time to take a look at the outfit of the week. Now, while y’all check out the photos (taken at Northeast State Community College…Go Bears! *wink*) + the outfit details, I am going to go indulge myself with some homemade gluten-free pizza *wink*

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

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

Backpack: The North Face, The Summit (Birmingham, AL)


Want to get this makeup look? Check out yesterday’s Beauty Tues here.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


VIP Home: Things Are Coming Together + Awkward Shoe Storage Turned Bracelet Organizer (w/ video)



Being a fashionista comes with a price. That price is real estate space because we fashionistas normally accumulate more clothes and accessories than we have storage space for them. So, what do we do? Well…in my case, lots of jewelry and other accessories gets tossed into various rubber-maid containers and stored in and under things. Not the best process, but it works…sometimes *wink*

Not many of us ladies have the luxury of turning a garage into a giant walk-in closet/office like blogger/vblogger DulceCandy; however, we can organize our current closet spaces to make them feel more like the ones we dream of having*wink* Fashionistas dream of the day when we can open the french doors to our closets and run through the racks singing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah or whatever tunes suit our fancies. Perhaps by then we will all have maids like Rosie on the Jetsons to do the laundry and keep the shoes tidy *wink*


For the past few weeks, I have been organizing my apartment’s closet. It is a slow and steady process, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. While shopping for organization at Bed Bath & Beyond in Johnson City, TN, I stumbled upon what I thought was the most genius shoe organizer EVER. A revolving shoe caddy. I sat there in the store reading the box and dreaming of what it would be like to have a remote-controlled, revolving shoe cabinet with all the shoes color-coordinated…quickly, I snapped myself out of my daydream, put the revolving shoe-organizer in the buggy, and proceeded to the check out.

Once I got my organizing necessities back to my apartment, I got to work–see last week’s VIP Home post here. I also assembled my revolving shoe-organizer. I will not spoil all of the humor of the video below; however, I must state that assembling things is not my forte *wink*

So, did I leave the shoe organizer a shoe organizer? No–it did not work well for my space for two reasons:

1. The spot where I had planned on putting it was too small, and it did not revolve properly making it hard to access my shoes easily.

2. My floors are a bit cattywampus which caused the organizer to be a bit cattywampus. My apartment dates back to the 20’s, and I am 90% certain the room that is now my closet was once a sleeping porch…but that is another VIP Home for another day *wink*

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So, what made me decide to turn the shoe organizer into a giant jewelry holder? Well, over the past few years I have gotten a lot of bracelets–some as gifts and some I bought myself–and they were all thrown into a crowded, plastic container. Every time I got ready to wear a bracelet, I would have to dig through and hope I found the one I was looking for in a reasonable amount of time. It recently got to the point where I seldom wore bracelets because it was too big of a hassle. Phew…long story short. It was an easy way to get all of my bracelets out of a box and out where I could see them and wear them more freely.

Moral of the Story: Just because something didn’t work out exactly how you planned does NOT mean that it is an epic fail. Step back, look at the situation from a different point of view, and figure out how to solve it. This works when organizing your closet or when organizing your life *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn