5 Days of Denim: Weekly Whistle


Hello, my fabulouses! Welcome back to the blog for this week’s Weekly Whistle.

It has been a bit since I incorporated my most favorite REO Speedwagon tee on the blog. It is so soft, so  versatile, and so fabulous!

Okay, enough of my babbling! Check out today’s fabulously fierce Weekly Whistle.

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Blazer: Anthropologie

Tank: Urban Outfitters

Denim: Chip & Pepper, Belk

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

BLOOPER! Me being Miley Cyrus. Just kidding...No time for twerking, just working *wink*
BLOOPER! My being Miley Cyrus. Just kidding…No time for twerking, just working *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: High-Low Dress


Hello, my lovely fashionistas! It is that wonderful time of the week again…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Whoo Hoo!


This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about a brilliant burgundy, high-low dress I purchased at one of my favorite clothing boutiques-Deep South Pout! This dress is so versatile and comfy that I wear it every chance I get! My mom says that it will be the “REO Speedwagon tank top” all over again….but it’s so stylish! That’s enough talk about my fashion obsessions! Let’s get to the topic at hand-the VIP’s ensemble of the week!






Dress: Deep South Pout (Starkville, Mississippi)

Necklace: Deep South Pout (Starkville, Mississippi)

Purse: Belk, Steve Madden

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson


Oh, I just adore that high-low dress…actually, I love all high-low dresses! Hm…some tips on wearing high-low dresses would be great, don’t ya’ think? Of course, what fabulous fashionista doesn’t love tips! Come on, readers, it’s VIP TIP time! Yay!


Would you like to be on the VIP blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you in your fabulous high-low dress! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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


Oh! I almost forgot to tell y’all…Ziva, my precious Giant Schnauzer, is turning two Friday, January 25! My “wittle” sweetheart is growing up so fast! I think I am going to throw her a “Guess Who’s Two” party…hmmm time to go brainstorm for my doggy’s birthday! If you have any super cute ideas, write on the VIP’s Facebook wall! I would love to hear everyone’s suggestions :)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts

If you are looking for a fun and easy DIY that will give you an absolute summer must have…then this VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts is your ticket to the happy train!

What you will need:

  • Bleach (I used Clorox Splash-less)
  • Paint brush
  • Dark denim jeans
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Vinyl/Latex gloves

WARNING: This DIY involves bleach. Be fashionable in a well-ventilated area. Read warning label on bleach bottle.

Step 1: Put on the jeans and mark the desired length for the shorts with a pencil.

Step 2: Take off the jeans and cut each pant leg at the pencil mark.

Step 3: Mix one cup of bleach with one cup of water for dip dyeing. You can also mix 1 cup of bleach with 2 cups of water for a less bleached look. WARNING: extremely potent.

Step 4: Paint on the bleach mixture as far up as you wish to go.

Step 5: After painting on the bleach, let the shorts sit for approximately 10 minutes (or until desired bleached effect). Rinse, wring, and toss in the washing machine. Do not put shorts in with clothes you do not want to bleach;) Although, it would be the perfect time to bleach your bed sheets and socks haha

Step 6: Put together a fabulous outfit with your dip dye creation and email to me, the VIP!:)

Now, it is time to stop monkeying around and create a topnotch, genteel, chic outfit with your dip dye shorts!

With my DIY shorts, I created a wonderlust of an outfit consisting of a 1970s lace blazer, an REO Speedwagon tank (quite possibly my favorite tank top…EVER), a hot pink and lime green JCrew belt, and of course, the VIP DIY: Dip Dye Shorts!

Blazer: The Attic (Columbus, Mississippi)
Tank Top: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, Alabama)
Shorts for DIY: Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)
Shoes: Material Girl by Madonna (TJ Maxx-Trussville, Alabama)
Belt: JCrew (vintage from Mom’s closet)
Bow: I made it myself from vintage fabric:)
You can dress up your dip dye shorts or dress them down! The possibilities with these fabulous shorts are endless! Be creative and be yourself!:)

Join me next time for a special blog I shall not tell you about now:)

I am currently counting down the days until I attend Project Design Week at Auburn University! In just one week, I will be packing and heading off for a wonderful experience…don’t worry! I will be telling y’all about it:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn