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: 2015 CS Digital Productions Modeling Campaign

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

During my visit to Mississippi over the holidays, I did a photo shoot with Carlos Rosales of CS Digital Productions. I previously worked with Carlos and his son Roberto on their independent film project La Madame where I played one of the main characters, Antanasia. The film has yet to be released, but we are crossing our fingers to see the trailer soon! AH! Stay tuned, y’all *wink*

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When Carlos contacted me about being a part of the CS Digital Productions 2015 Modeling Campaign, I was beyond excited! Carlos is an amazing photographer with a passion for perfection, so working with him and his son on film and photography projects is always a lovely experience. Check out the video below to get a peek at some of the smiles and laughs that took place behind-the-scenes + a quick look at a few of the final photographs!

In addition to this modeling shoot and the independent film La Madame, Carlos and Roberto Rosales are doing more awesome things like a documentary for the antebellum Waverly home in West Point, Mississippi. To get a glimpse at all the wonderful things these two very talented men are up to, check out their website here

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Embracing Street Style

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Hey, y’all, and welcome back to the blog!

My apologies for posting so late today–bless, my internet has been on the fritz since the power flickered off earlier today *sad face* BUT I didn’t let that stop me from creating some SUPER fabulous outfits with all of my new J.Crew items. I am super pumped because all of the outfits are styled and photo shoots for them planned + a clothing haul video is in the works! Hm…amazing how many things I can do when I am not snooping around on Facebook and Instagram *wink*

Anyway–now that my internet is back up and running smoothly, let’s take a look at this fun outfit where I am embracing street style! P.S. the denim cap featured on this post is a little J.Crew sneak peek…stay tuned for a styling challenge coming soon (similar to the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge).

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Top: J.Crew (featured on the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge)

Skirt: Three07

 Heels: Ralph Lauren, TJMaxx

Cap: J.Crew (to be featured on an upcoming J.Crew Challenge)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

EF4 Tornado Strikes Louisville, Mississippi (My Hometown)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog. 

I apologize for the delay of normal posts–it has been a very hectic and stressful two days. I was visiting family in my hometown on Monday, April 28 when the devastating storm hit Louisville, Mississippi hard…very hard. An EF4  tornado ripped through my little hometown leaving behind piles of sticks, mangled rubble, and slabs where houses used to be…it was a destruction in the likes of which I have never seen…and hope to never witness again.

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Driving into town today was very emotional–seeing the place where I grew up in shambles was heartbreaking. When I topped the hill and witnessed the first of the damage in the Louisville Country Club/South Church Street area…I cried–squalled like a little baby. All of this is difficult for me to talk about because I have not had time to fully process everything…but what I can tell you is that when I said, “It is good to see you today”…it was truly good to see you today. 

Due to limited internet and cell service here, I will keep this blog brief. So, here are a few photos from the damage in town today–to see more photos and updates, please visit my social media below. 

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A house damaged right across the road from the Winston Country Medical Center which was heavily damaged by the EF4 tornado.
A house damaged right across the road from the Winston County Medical Center.
Photo Credit: Amberle Rogers  A dear friend of mine, Amberle Rogers sent me this photo she took inside the Winston County Medical Center. Sadly, this is not the worst of the damage
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A dear friend of mine, Amberle Rogers sent me this photo she took inside the Winston County Medical Center. Sadly, this is not the worst of the damage at WCM.
Photo Credit: Amberle Rogers  Another photo from inside the Winston County Medical Center taken by Amberle Rogers.
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Another photo from inside the Winston County Medical Center
Coming into town today, I spotted the Louisville City Limits sign twisted from the tornado, snapped a photo, and tweeted it to The Weather Channel. Thank you, Jim Cantore, for your kind words and support as Louisville, Mississippi recovers from this tragedy.
Coming into town today, I spotted the Louisville City Limits sign twisted from the tornado, snapped a photo, and tweeted it to The Weather Channel. Thank you, Jim Cantore, for your kind words and support as Louisville, Mississippi recovers from this tragedy.
On the East Main Street/Highway 14 East area of Louisville, I spotted this house with the "Thank You, Jesus!" sign. Yes...thank you, Jesus!
On the East Main Street/Highway 14 East area of Louisville, I spotted this house with the “Thank You, Jesus!” sign. Yes…thank you, Jesus!
Broken trees, down power lines, and twisted street signs...never have I ever witnessed such a thing in person.
Broken and uprooted trees, downed power lines, and twisted street signs…never have I ever witnessed such a thing in person.
More of the destruction in Louisville, MS
More of the destruction in Louisville, MS
Photo Credit: Amberle Rogers  A black and white photo of the unbelievable damage by Amberle Rogers.
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A black and white photo of the unbelievable damage.
Photo Credit: Amberle Rogers A street once lined with houses is now basically flattened. We are a strong little town, and we will recover. Our God is stronger than any storm. Thank you, Amberle, for sending in this photo.
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A street once lined with houses is now lined with rubble. We [Louisville] are a strong little town, and we will recover. Our God is stronger than any storm.
Donations at the First Baptist Church in Louisville were magnificent. It was so great seeing the community working together to help those affected.
Donations at the First Baptist Church in Louisville were magnificent. It was so great seeing the community working together.
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Loading my car with food and supplies to take to the local shelters. I am so thankful that I was in town so that I could help. #PrayForLouisville #PrayForMississippi

 

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