Throwback Thursday: Dotted Short and John Deere

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I love my green and navy dotted shorts from J.Crew so much! Do y’all remember them from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge?! Well, let’s take a minute and throwback to when these fabulous shorts first appeared on the blog…click here to view post. 

Now, let’s hop back to the present and take a look at how the VIP wore the J.Crew shorts today!  *wink*

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Blouse: TJ Maxx

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

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Birmingham, AL)

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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Throwback Thursday: Toddler Tips on Getting Ready

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Hello, fabulouses! Today is Throw Back Thursday and in the Instagram world, TBT is an extremely popular hashtag. Most Thursdays, I post a cute or funny baby picture to my @VintagePassionista account–my mom refuses to participate in the matter because it reminds her that I will be turning 18 in November…shh…don’t tell Momma.

Anyway, I picked out some silly (perhaps even a tad bit embarrassing) baby pictures for this week’s TBT and decided they needed a better caption other than #TBT *insert an excess amount of Emojis here*.

Now, I am going to show you how to get ready for a photo shoot–toddler style.

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Step 1: Put on your makeup.

When putting on makeup for a photo shoot, it is important to make sure you look absolutely perfect. Put your eye makeup on heavy and thick. It is kind of like coloring–but it’s okay if you run outside of the lines. If you do not have any blush, improvise with lipstick–rub and smear, rub and smear. Last but not least, apply the lip gloss color of your choice.

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Step Two: Get Dressed.

With your makeup done, it is now time to get dressed. Hop into sheer black panty hose and tuck in your shirt–Arts and Crafts with a  mix of dress up professionalism.

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Step Three: Accessorize and Strike a Pose.

Choosing the right accessories for a photo shoot is crucial. To hide the “I just woke up and didn’t want mommy to comb my hair” look, simply toss on a hat. Tah Dah–strike a pose! Oh, so totally toddler-tastic!

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“Just like mommy! Just like Mommy!”

My mom told me that I would parade around the house with her makeup all over my face and ridiculous dress up outfits talking about how I looked just like mommy. Hm…did I look just like mommy? That is the question.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Turquoise, Dots, and Vintage Rides

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Oh. My. Goodness. VIP readers…all of this preparing for school exams is going to be the death of me! So many books and so little time…enough about that!

Welcome back to the VIP blog for yet another wonderful Weekly Whistle! Mhmm…this week’s weekly whistle is a humdinger! Let’s see what it is….

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Blouse: Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL), Michael Stars

Pants: New York & Co.

Heels: Jessica Simpson

Hat: World Market

Necklace: Personal Vintage Collection

Bracelet: StephieGknits

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Yay for turquoise, polka dots, and of course, vintage rides! Ahh! I just love my Michael Stars shirt from Gus Mayer! It is so versatile and cute! In the near future…I am going to show three different ways to wear my fabulous Michael Stars from Gus Mayer! It is going to be so much fun and spectacular!

Want your own lovely StephieGknits bracelet? Visit her Etsy shop and fall in love with all the amazing jewelry and precious knits! http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephieGknits?ref=search_shop_redirect

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Okay…now, it is time to get back to the books! Tah tah for now VIP fashionistas! Tune in to my Facebook page for some super awesome sneak peek photos from today’s photo shoot! Who says rain cannot be fun and fashionable?!

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/17/the-adventures-of-the-vip-dive-into-the-history-of-makeup/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Sofie Moukidou Jewellery

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Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas and jewelry lovers! Today, y’all are in for a special treat!  Why, you ask?  Well, I have an ever so fabulous interview with amazing jewelry artist Sofi Moukidou!

Sofi creates breathtaking pieces that can easily fit into any girls wardrobe! F rom funky arm candy to spectacular statement necklaces, Sofi Moukidou Jewellery has it all!  So, without further ado, I present to y’all the VIP’s interview with terrific jewelry maker, Sofi Moukidou!

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  • Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a 27 year old jewelry artisan and fashion blogger living in Thessaloniki, Greece.  I love everything related to art, fashion, crafts, vintage and traveling.  I also love cooking; however, I’m still working on it!  I have studied economics, but I never truly loved it.  I started making jewelry about eight years ago.  The driving force for that occupation [jewelry making] was my love for art and fashion.  For the last two years, making jewelry has been my main job.  I still cannot believe what I was dreaming of as a little girl has actually become reality!

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  • How would you describe your personal style?

Mmm…I can’t describe it with only one word…my outfits depend on my mood!  I love retro style, hippie, and sometimes minimal.  I love Aztec prints, geometric prints, polka dots, stripes, colors and bold jewelry.  I really enjoy mixing and matching different styles!

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  • When you are not making jewelry, what do you enjoy doing?

Too many things!  First of all, I enjoy going out with my friends for drinks, coffee, and so forth.  I love to write my blog Style En Mi Opinion[http://styleenmiopinion.blogspot.com/]!  I also write for other blogs and magazines.  I am a fashion writer for four blogs in my city.  I enjoy dancing, even alone at home!  I like to go in flea markets and discover little treasures.  Finally, I looove shopping!  Is there anyone who doesn’t?

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  • Tell us about your blog, Style En Mi Opinion.

My blog, Style En Mi Opinion, recently turned three years old.  It’s a way for me to express my style, personality, and passion about style and fashion.  My blog is also a way to promote my creations.  I wish I could shoot better photos and have more time to write consistently.  What I love about blogging is being able to meet people from all over the world that have my same interests…I love having that connection with so many different people!  Oh!  Last, but not least, I know it sounds silly…but I LOVE WHEN I GET AWARDS! :)

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  • Describe your typical day.

My typical day starts when I wake up at 10:00.  Then, I eat my breakfast, which is usually toast.  Next, I drink my coffee and smoke the first cigarette while I am blogging.  If I have a jewelry order, I go to my workshop and get to work!  If there is no order, I usually go out for several other obligations.  During the afternoon, I go to the coffee shop with one of my friends to chat and hang out.  When I return home, I go back to my PC.

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  • Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

Oh, sooo many!  Let’s start with…hmm…Pull & Bear, Anthropologie, and Forever 21.   I also shop at many local boutiques and vintage bazaars.

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  • Who or what inspired you to become a jewelry maker and fashion blogger?

Since my childhood, I have read fashion magazines–Vogue, Elle, and so forth.

I have always believed that style is what matters…not just being a fashion victim.  I have always experimented on my outfits.
As for jewelry, I am and have been obsessed with it.  I was constantly admiring all the jewelry designers…so when I was about 20 years old…with a whole closet full of accessories, I realized that is something that I really love! So,  I started making jewelry.  I am self-taught  because I believe that institutes limit the imagination.
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  • Who or what inspires your jewelry pieces?

Oh! Inspiration is everywhere!

…from various cultures from all over the world.  For example, my summer 2012 collection was African-style inspired.

People are also a great source of inspiration!  Frida Kahlo, Iris Apfel, as also every day people’s street style.
I can also be inspired by the material itself.
  • VIP QUESTION: What is one item in your closet you could never get rid of and why?

Mmm…there are many items that I can’t rid of…

One is my Henrik Vibskov cashmere black and white coat.  It’s super stylish, comfortable and soft.  I bought it last Christmas from a wonderful boutique in Amsterdam.
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  • What else would you like my readers to know about you and your jewelry?

My latest obsession is the Japanese culture.  I would love to make a trip to Tokyo!

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Oh, my goodness!  Don’t you just love learning more about jewelry artisans…I know I do!  It makes their pieces that much more fabulous and interesting!  Sofi creates such spectacular pieces of jewelry art…colorful, unique, and absolutely awesome!  Oh, aren’t y’all super ready to shop Sofi Moukidou Jewellery right now?!

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Connect with Sofi Moukidou!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/sofi-moukidou-jewellery/232877040104914

Email: sofimoukidou@windowslive.com

Blog: http://styleenmiopinion.blogspot.com/

Shop Sofi Moukidou Jewellery!

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SofiMoukidouJewels

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/10/the-adventures-of-the-vip-on-the-road-in-columbus/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Shopping In Your Own Closet: Crazy About Dots!

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Hello, hello, hello, my lovely fashionistas! Welcome back to the VIP blog on this wonderful day! In Alabama, the weather is sunny and 65 degrees-ahh….makes me ready for spring break…ooo! and spring fashion! But, I am not here to talk about how desperate I am for a full week of sunny, warm weather! So, let’s get started with what ensemble the VIP created this week by shopping in her own closet….

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As I was rumbling through the boxes of clothes I have yet to unpack from the move, I stumbled upon a forgotten treasure…my vintage polka-dot skirt! This glorious moment spawned  the idea of a “dot-on-dot ensemble”…but what accessories? Hot pink, of course! The VIP simply adores polka dots and hot pink!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Jacket: Twisted Moss

Skirt: Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, MS)

Shoes: JCPenny, Betseyville (by Betsey Johnson)

Belt: Target

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Now, let’s get down to business! Tip time! Hooray for VIP tips! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Would you like to be featured on the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you wearing your dot-on-dot ensemble! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Want fabulous vintage pieces? Check out Twisted Moss on Etsy! You will fall in love with everything for sale! The VIP absolutely ADORES Twisted Moss! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedMoss

Check out The Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852?fref=ts

If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! www.realstorypublishing.com “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

Town and Gown Magazine is now online! Read previous issues @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine

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For more pictures from the “Crazy About Dots” photo shoot, check out the VIP Facebook page!

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn