Ya know…there is just something about leopard that makes a fashionista feel fabulous and fearless. It stands out in a crowd, it pairs elegantly with pops of color, and it can be a real wild card when combined with other patterns. (See this week’s #VIPMixItMonday on Instagram.)
I found this lovely, little leopard dress at Monkee’s of Johnson City while on a local shopping adventure, and needless to say, I fell head-over-heels for its wear-ability and versatility. So, for this week’s Weekly Whistle, I am sporting it with a sweet lace under-dress, handmade accessories, and my favorite handbag of ALL TIME *wink*
Check out the photos below taken in awesome downtown Johnson City + be sure to check out Monkee’s of Johnson City on Facebook and Instagram for the latest trends!
Sometimes…it’s just fun to mix a little neon into your wardrobe! It’s good for the soul–just like sweet tea *wink*
So, for this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am adding some brightness to my wardrobe with three spectacular ways to wear a cute goody I picked up at R Tabb & Co. on my recent visit to Mississippi. Now, without further delay, let’s check out this TWTWT as I nap-it-up for Jonesborough Days tomorrow *wink*
On my recent trip back to the home-state, I stopped by one of my favorite boutiques in Starkville, Mississippi–R. Tabb & Co.. When I was living in Mississippi several years ago, I did a Town & Gown Magazine event at R. Tabb where I first fell in love with the clothing store. I totally stalked my own blog to find the photo below of Rebecca Tabb and I three years ago. Goodness gracious–hard to believe it was that long ago! Time flies when you’re having fun! How cliche am I *wink*
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit below which features some fabulous Mississippi fashions and accessories! Be sure to come back tomorrow, too, for an awesome Three Ways to Wear Thursday featuring another R. Tabb buy–woo hoo! *happy dance* The VIP loves and misses R. Tabb & Co.
If there is one thing I absolutely love (other than my Giant Schnauzer), it’s vintage-inspired patterns. They carry such a sweet history that makes me feel like a walking history book *wink*
From sequins to polyester, I have always been a little obsessed with the origin of my clothes…Hm…what about brocade? This fabulous blouse has a brocade-inspired look–I wonder what its story is?…
Brief VIP Fashion History Lesson:
Coming to style in the Middle Ages, brocade was a popular fabric all over the world. The rich and powerful, who lived everywhere from China and Greece to Byzantium and Africa, sported brocade to showcase their nobility and power. During the Italian Renaissance, brocade took the wealthy by storm by embracing renaissance values with a strong and elegant complexity. Moving its way to Europe, brocade’s popularity grew even more, and to this day, it is still (obviously) very popular. For more history click here.
NOW….let’s get down to business.
Ahh..don’t you just love learning about what you’re wearing?! It makes sporting around town EVEN MORE fun! Or…maybe I am just that much of a fashion nerd *wink* BUT that’s beside the point. Let’s take a look at this week’s totally lovely Three Ways to Wear Vintage-Inspired Brocade.
OMG. I am so excited that it is finally Thursday because I have been waiting for what feels like forever to share this fabulous BluKatDesign graphic tee with y’all! I am not only going to show y’all how truly fabulous this BKD tee is, but I am also going to show y’all three fabulous ways to wear it! AHH! What fashionista doesn’t love a Three Ways to Wear with a designed-in-America graphic tee?! *wink*
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at these hip, urban outfits featuring BluKatDesign apparel and jewelry!
Photos were taken in the heart of downtown Johnson City, Tennessee.
Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Pants: Deep South Pout | Belt: Charming Charlie | Necklace: personal vintage collection | Heels: Madden Girl, Belk
Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Skirt: GAP | Blazer: J.Crew | Heels: Michael Kors | Earrings: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here)
Shirt: BluKatDesign (get yours HERE! Available in other colors, too!) | Skirt: personal vintage collection | Necklace: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Earrings: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Ring: BluKatDesign (Etsy shop here) | Heels: Michael Kors