Weekly Whistle: All About Leopard…Meow!


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew….it is already Wednesday, really?! This week is really flying by! Oh, I cannot wait for the Fourth of July festivities on Friday…and apparently neither can my neighbors because they have been shooting fireworks from late afternoon until midnight…since Monday. *wink* Oh, I am lacking some serious sleep…I think I need another Starbucks run *wink*


Anyway…we are not here to discuss my neighbors and their celebrating–we are here to chat about this week’s Weekly Whistle! Whoo hoo!

This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about leopard…meow! Typically a fall pattern because of its warm earth-tones, leopard has surprised us all by popping into our summer wardrobes – from blouses to swimsuits! To read more about leopard + tidbits of the pattern’s history + fashion tips, check out my latest edition of The Adventures of the VIP on Real Media here.

Now, let’s check out the outfit details!

Pst…come back tomorrow for Three Ways to Wear Thursday for more lovable leopard ensembles!

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Blouse: Express, Johnson City [Tennessee] Mall

Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters

Ballet Flats: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Birmingham, AL)

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

*BLOOPER* Photographer: Act a little tough--give me a tough-girl pose.  Me: *poses as pictured* Photographer: *laughs* That was not tough...that was sassy. Me: I like being sassy *wink*
Photographer: Act a little tough–give me a tough-girl pose.
Me: *poses as pictured*
Photographer: *laughs* That was not tough…that was sassy.
Me: I like being sassy *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


VIP Beauty: Warm-Toned Eye Makeup for Summer


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I am going to keep this week’s Beauty Tues makeup look short, sweet, and to-the-point because I have lots to do and to prepare before the Fourth of July activities commence! *wink*

My big inspiration for this week’s eye makeup is the warm and sultry hues featured on the cover of  Porter Magazine (Summer 2014 Edition) + while flipping through this marvelous read, I was inspired to sport some leopard. Be sure to check out my Real Media column tomorrow for more photos + tips on styling leopard this summer. Y’all will not want to miss what King Tut’s tomb, Bettie Page, and 1990’s Trapper Keepers have in common! 

Now, let’s get to the makeup  details!

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What I used:

To create a subtly warm summer eye, I first applied Benefit’s “Birthday Suit” eye creme with the Laura Mercier smudge/crease brush. (Applying it with a brush helps the creme to be evenly distributed.) Next, I lined and added a slight wing to the top eyelids with Lancome’s Le Crayon Khol in “Black Ebony”. Last, but definitely not least, I pumped up my lashes with Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes (4-in-1 mascara).


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn