Lucky 13: Upgrade Your Slouchy Shorts

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Want to get a few more miles out of your favorite pair of slouchy shorts? Upgrade them with a pretty graphic tee and shimmery gold necklace. With the perfect pair of flats, this outfit will have you dashing for the airport shuttle bus in comfy style.

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Shirt: The Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry by Rachel Leathers

(request a similar look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Dazzling Dots and Snazzy Scarf

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Hello, my fabulouses! Rather than mixing patterns for this J.Crew Challenge outfit, I decided to stack dots on dots. This look is fun, cute, and casual–perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a snack/coffee break…and everywhere in between! Adding the sunshine yellow scarf to this outfit added not only a burst of color, but also pushed it to the next level. This vibrant yellow hue is sure to catch attention. As y’all can tell–I am totally in love with this scarf! Now, let me have your attention please, fashionistas and fashionados, to show you the J.Crew Challenge outfit of the day!

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To see how accessories REALLY DO make all the difference, check out another way I wore this lovely dot-on-dot look with minimal accessories. Click here.

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

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

(get a similar look here & here)

Scarf: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Earrings: Hearts of Stone by Rachel Leathers

(get a similar look here)

Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

(get the look here)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

One Top, Six Ways: Part One

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Hello, my magnificently fabulous fashionistas! Summer vacations, last minute weekend getaways, and hunky lifeguards on the beach are vastly approaching…Hey, boys! *said in flirty voice* haha…but what will you be wearing on these lovely weekends? That is the question…what to wear…what to wear….hmmmm…..

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Whether your trip is planned or spur of the moment, this Michael Stars top from Gus Mayer is a MUST HAVE for summer! This slouchy yet sleek T-shirt is easily dressed up or down by changing out the bottoms (shorts, skirts, knickerbockers, trousers…) and wearing different accessories! Now, strap on your fashionista seatbelts as I show you three ways to wear this glorious top!  Visit me next week to see THREE MORE WAYS! Ahh!  This blouse is the perfect summer go-to-item!

Grab your vintage suitcase, and go with the flow!

IMG_8402 IMG_8398 IMG_8379 IMG_8375 IMG_8393IMG_8384Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Shorts: Target (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: OTBT, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Necklaces: BluKat Design

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Hello, leopard and turquoise!

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

Skirt: Thrifted

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Necklace: BluKat Design

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Green high-waisted military shorts? Yes, please!

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Shorts: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, AL)

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklace and Bracelets: Beadsoul

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Don’t forget to come back next week to see three more ways to wear this spectacular top!

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Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Snazzy Shorts that Stop Traffic”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/15/the-adventures-of-the-vip-history-lesson-snazzy-shorts-that-stop-traffic/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Red, Gold, and Eggplant

Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog on this wonderful Wednesday! It’s that time of the week again, and you know what that means….WEEKLY WHISTLE! Yay!

Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Blouse: The Limited
Shorts: JCrew
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Deep South Pout
Vase: Lolly Molly Art
Shout out to the lovely Rachel Leathers of Hearts of Stone Jewelry for the dazzling pair of earrings I am sporting in the picture above! You are such a fantastic jewelry artisan-keep up the good work:) You can see more of the amazing pieces Rachel has made on her Etsy shop! www.hrtsofstone.etsy.com

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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