Weekly Whistle: Head-to-Toe Blush | Monochromatic Pastel

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Just like Audrey Hepburn, I, too, believe in pink.

Pink is such a ladylike color that can capture the attention of any bystander in such an elegant yet sexy way. It is a subtle wow-factor and showcases strength, style and a little bit of sass *wink*

When I was younger, I was never a huge fan of pink because in my stubborn tomboy ways, I was convinced that pink was a “weak” color because only “girly girls” wore pink; however, as I have gotten older, I have realized that pink is anything but weak–it is strength. Pink possesses a special power unlike any other color. It has the ability to make people smile and feel happy even on the darkest of days + it can be classy, sexy and professional all at the same time.

So, for this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, I want to show off a sweet head-to-toe blush ensemble + give y’all a few tips on how YOU can pull off such a look! Let’s get to it *wink*

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Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign

Bracelet: BlueGrits

Earrings: BluGertrude

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Letter From the Editor: I’m Not a Trend

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I cannot tell you how many people have asked me about why I named my blog Vintage Inspired Passionista, and with the trend of “vintage” and “vintage-inspired” over the past several years, everyone wants to assume I targeted my title around what was hot. That’s simply not the case because I am not a trend. 

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Since I was little, I have loved all things old. I grew up jamming out to the top 80s hits on the way to school rather than Disney Channel radio. I grew up playing dress up in my mom’s closet where vintage frocks thrived. I grew up in a house with 1990s cherry blossom meets grapevine looking wallpaper in the bathroom. I grew up with vintage on the brain, and when it came time for me to find my own style, it was a given I would always be inspired by vintage. Thanks, Mom–that non-stop Madonna and ACDC playlist really paid off *wink*

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One of the first eras of fashion, music, and movies I realized I loved was the 80s. My mom gave me a copy of Pretty In Pink on DVD, and it took me for a marvelous spin with it’s epic fashion, a beat-up pink Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, and one of my favorite actors–James Spader. I can almost quote the entire movie from heart, and one day I will have a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. *wink*

When I started my blog at 16, I was 100% head-over-heels for vintage fashion. I begged to go thrifting and antiquing all the time, so that I could start-up an epic collection of vintage gems. Now, at 20, I still have the heart of the 16-year-old me who bought crazy vintage clothes like the shirt featured on this post from 2012.

Now, one of my goals for January is to get back to my vintage-inspired roots by embracing one of  the fabulous eras–the 1980s. I have to do it for David Bowie, y’all *wink* So, follow me through the rest of this month and remind yourself it’s okay not to look like the Kardashians *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Classic Vinyl, Hit Movies, & Vintage Fashion

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Ahh….the 80s. A time where some of the best classic vinyl, hit movies, and fashions were born. From neon pink and sequins galore to Guns n’ Roses and Motley Crue to Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club–the 80s will forever have a place in my heart…even if I weren’t privileged enough to have been born or to have lived through the epic era *wink*

BUT…since I was NOT born in the 1980s (#90sKid), I would like to embrace the awesomeness through my 2016 wardrobe by teasing my curls, using too much hair spray, wearing lots of sparkle, and singing to David Bowie’s latest and last album, Black Star. *crying* RIP David Bowie…RIP

Now, in honor of the one and only David Bowie, classic vinyl, hit movies, and vintage fashion, take a look at this week’s fabulous VIP Weekly Whistle featuring photos by Andrew Love of Snapshot Avenue. Photos were taken in historic downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Jam out to this epic song while you take a gander at the photos + outfit details.

Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love
Credit: Andrew Love

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Sequin Jacket: Jonesborough Antiques and Artisans
Denim Jacket: GAP
Shirt: GAP
Skirt: Express
Tights: Target
Boots: Jessica Simpson, Belk
Behind the scenes of the shoot with Andrew.
Behind-the-scenes of the shoot with Andrew.
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Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind the scenes *wink*
Bloopers behind-the-scenes *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Beauty Journal Entry 3, Pretty In Pink Products!

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Headband by Forgotten Cotton (Pst…look at the VIP’s new hair! She is going back to her roots…literally *wink* Stay tuned for more photos of her platinum to golden strawberry hair color change!)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

It is that time of the week again where we add another fabulous entry to our VIP Beauty Journals, and this week’s entry is all about being pretty in pink products! Last week, blues and BB King…and this week, pinks and Pretty in Pink–oh, my! What is not to love?! *wink*

Now, before you leave *wink* Check out the VIP Beauty Journal entry #3 and Pretty in Pink Products Polyvore board below + keep scrolling to see how YOU–yes, you–can create YOUR OWN Beauty Journal with an easy supplies list! Yay! Beauty fun for everyone :)

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I may be a redhead now, but the blonde moments are still pretty strong! *wink* I have gotten several messages from readers asking about what supplies are needed to start a VIP Beauty Journal and silly me forgot to put them on the first blog about the Beauty Journal. So, here is a list of the items I use for mine!

*Journal: Moleskine sketchbook. I picked up a three-pack at my local Barnes and Noble.

*Markers/Pens: I prefer to use Faber Castel because I also use FC for my pen and ink artwork; however, Sharpie markers work fabulous + come in a wide variety of colors.

*Page markers: I ADORE the handmade and cutesy paper clips from Picks and Stones on Etsy! She has a special beauty pack + even does custom orders! Check our Picks and Stones here + see them on the blog here.

Note: I do not use my makeup brushes to apply makeup to the pages of my VIP Beauty Journal. I recommend using q-tips, cotton balls, or other one-time-use applicators so that it limits any risk of contaminating makeup products or messing up makeup brushes. 

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Now…Don’t be shy! Join in on the VIP Beauty Journal fun by hashtagging #VIPBeautyJournal on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Also, don’t forget to mention Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog on Facebook and @AbbyHathorn on Twitter/Instagram so we can make sure we see your fabulous beauty journal entries! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Letter from the Editor: My Thing for Spring

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From my personal style to my home decor, old films play a huge role in my inspirations. Two of my favorite movies, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Pretty in Pink, have played a pivotal role in this week’s theme of “My Things for Spring”. From Marilyn’s powerful pink gown to Molly’s magnificent prom dress–I just cannot get enough of pink! So, to get the best of both worlds, I blended my love of pink + 80s slouchy style to create looks that are fresh, bold, and totally spring *wink*

Another big inspiration for the week of “My Thing for Spring” is Lana Del Rey. I fell in love with her unique sound several years ago, and I fell in love with her vintage-inspired style shortly thereafter. From sweet florals and pastels to subtle slouch and grunge, Lana Del Rey is the true definition of a modern-day style icon. I cannot help but feel inspired when listening to her music or  when watching her music videos. She is able to paint a picture not only with her lyrics, but also with her music and style–that is talent…that is inspiring. Check out one of my favorite Lana Del Rey music videos below.

Think Pink Editors Note for VIP

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn