Three Ways to Wear: Owl Frock Featuring Monkee’s of Johnson City

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 With autumn right around the corner, I am starting to stock up on some lovely transition frocks with function and versatility.

When I stumbled upon this fabulous button-down owl piece at Monkee’s of Johnson City, I fell head-over-heels for it! Not only is it warm-hued for fall style, but it is also versatile enough to be worn as a blouse, dress, and outerwear. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday and get a look at how truly amazing this wardrobe goody is ♥

Way One: Blouse

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Owl Frock: Monkee’s of Johnson City

Lariat Necklace & Beaded Bracelet: Beauty In Stone Jewelry

Jeans: GAP

Heels: Jessica Simpson

Cuff Bracelet: Monkee’s of Johnson City

Way Two: Dress

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Owl Frock: Monkee’s of Johnson City

Necklace & Earrings: BluKatDesign

Flats: BCBG, DSW

Way Three: Outerwear

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Owl Frock: Monkee’s of Johnson City 

Dress: Old Navy

Heels: Michael Kors

Short Necklace: BluKatDesign

Earrings: Nest Pretty Things

Lariat Necklace & Beaded Bracelet: Beauty In Stone Jewelry

Clutch: Luke & Lyla Designs

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Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up

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Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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LAST WEEKLY WHISTLE OF JULY 2013!!

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

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For a long, long, long, LONG time, I have been wanting my hair cut and styled like a modern version of Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to Brantley Willis and Jeremy Stephens at The Association of Independent Artists–The Salon that long-loved look became a reality!

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Isn’t Brantley Willis precious!

Brantley Willis, a tremendously talented stylist, did such a FABULOUS job with my color and cut–I could not have asked for a more perfect vintage look! It is hard to trust new people with my signature curly locks, but at the end of the day–it was totally worth it. I am still in complete shock of the wonderful job Brantley did with my curls.  Bonus:  it was so much fun being with Brantley, Jeremy, and Walker today!  Y’all are TOTALLY FABULOUS!

As I was waiting for my top highlights to finish up–the mom, Brantley, and Walker Crow (hair stylist at The Salon) were chatting about how I wanted my hair cut. I have always referred to the VIP cut as a “curly bob”…until today…until Walker Crow’s genius…So…Walker Crow came up with the “cob”–a curly bob.  From this point forward, the VIP’s signature curly bob will be referred to as a “cob”…yes, readers…a “cob”…it is catchy…Thanks, Walker Crow, for that fabulous title:)  Bonus:  I love corn on the cob smothered with butter…slathered in butter….

Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!
Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!

Near the end of the drying process, I began to love my hair EVEN MORE–I did not know that was even possible. To make my hair experience even more fabulous, Jeremy Stephens cut my bangs and played with my hair.  I showed him a picture of Marilyn (yes, I have photos readily available of Marilyn on my phone) and no more than five minutes later…BAM!…I looked like a modern version of the iconic Marilyn Monroe.  It was absolute perfection…so, so, so, so, so, amazing. Words cannot express how much I love the new Cob!  Walker, you have created the most spectacular name for my ‘do.

To schedule an appointment with a fabulous hair artist at the AIA salon, please call (205)402-0022.

Like The Association of Independent Artists on Facebook to keep up with their latest projects and publicity! Click here.

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I am sharing this picture on the blog only because I love y’all…

Now that I have told y’all about my superb hair pampering day at the AIA Salon, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionistas!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Korks by Kork-Ease

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Note:

To the nice guy named Austin that gave me a sweet note with your number on a napkin at the salon today…my mom threw it away before I realized what she had done.  Please understand that it was not personal.  She thought that it was trash.

For future fans and friends, please do not write valuable information on napkins. I recommend brightly colored sticky notes.  To my knowledge the mom has not thrown away any valuable information written on sticky notes.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Accessories Challenge: Deep South Pout

Fashionistas and gentlemen….may I have your attention please….I present to you the fashionably spectacular Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge!

If you are just now joining me….an accessories challenge is where I take outfits and show three different looks by just changing a few accessories!

In this challenge, I have taken two dresses from Deep South Pout and have given them three different looks by swapping accessories!

Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: BCBG
Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Black belt (Wal-Mart)
Shoes: Black shoes (Kenzie Girl)
Photo taken at Oby’s Restaurant in Starkville, Mississippi

VIP Tip:

  • It is ALWAYS good to have a pair of classic black shoes and accessories on hand…ready for any occassion! I love strappy black heels…and pearls…
Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Deep South Pout
Shoes: Material Girl by Madonna
Hat: Blu Gertrude (Blu Gertrude accessories can be purchased at Deep South Pout Stores located in Starkville and Columbus, Mississippi.)
Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: (Leopard belt) Target
Shoes: BCBG

VIP Tip:

  • Animal prints make a nice neutral to pair with other prints or patterns! Every fashionista needs a little animal print to spice up her wardrobe!
Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: Anthropologie (same belt worn with blue owl print dress above)
Shoes: BCBG (same shoes worn with blue owl print dress above)
Dress: Deep South Pout
Belt: JCrew
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Oh, my gracious…accessories are so important! With just a change of shoes and belts, you can easily give your outfits different looks…classy, dressy, fancy schmancy, you name it!

Join me next time for another VIP adventure!

The VIP has finally created a Facebook page to make it easier for my fans to stay updated on what I am doing! On the facebook page, there will be exclusive pictures and sneak peeks that you won’t be able to find on www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com .

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Email: VintagePassionista@gmail.com

Here are just a few more photographs from the Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge photoshoot!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

(All the above photos were taken in Starkville, Mississippi and Mississippi State University’s Chapel of Memories. I had a great time traveling around Starkville for this photoshoot! After the photoshoot, I enjoyed a delicious baked potato at Sweet Pepper’s Deli…you guys know how I just love baked potatoes…)

 

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