Three Ways to Wear Thursday: 3 Ways to Wrap a Blanket Scarf featuring ForgottenCotton

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I have a very…very…very awesomely handmade 3 ways to wear to share with y’all this week! Ah–let’s jump right to it! 

A few weeks ago, I got this cozy blanket scarf from ForgottenCotton on Etsy. Elizabeth, the lady behind ForgottenCotton, hand-makes ALL of the items in her Etsy shop (scarves, leggings (hand-dyed), boot cuffs, and bow cuff bracelets) in North Western Wyoming where she and her husband live. *BRR!*

As y’all know, the VIP is a HUGE supporter of handmade and American made, so I obviously am head-over-heels for ForgottenCotton! *wink* Oh, there is just something truly satisfying about slipping on a necklace or a scarf that was made by someone who truly adores the craft + is passionate about providing a quality product to consumers. Way to go, ForgottenCotton and all of my other Etsy loves! Y’all are making wardrobes more fabulous by the minute :)

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“ForgottenCotton is a 100% handmade clothing and accessories business…We are a husband and wife team who work together and handle every part of our business from sourcing materials to packing orders. Our business is built on the simple principle that all customers deserve high quality goods which are still made in America….We believe there is a small business revolution happening in America and we are proud to be a part of it,” explains Elizabeth on their Etsy about page.

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Now, without further ado, I introduce to y’all the 3 Ways to Wear a Blanket Scarf featuring the ForgottenCotton plaid blanket scarf (shop it here!)

Way One: oversized modern loop.  Look like a Hollywood celeb in disguise by wrapping your ForgottenCotton blanket scarf like this + it keeps your neck warm *wink*
Way 1: Oversized Modern Loop. Look like a Hollywood celeb in disguise by wrapping your ForgottenCotton blanket scarf like this + it keeps your neck warm *wink*

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Way 2: Embrace the scarves size by wearing it like a shawl. This wrap is one of my favorites because it is so simple and can easily be made casual for a chilly day of running errands or dressed up for a night out on the town with you man candy *wink*
Way 2: Embrace the scarves size by wearing it like a shawl. This wrap is one of my favorites because it is so simple and can easily be made casual for a chilly day of running errands or dressed up for a night out on the town with your man candy *wink*

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Way 3: Classic toss. Just as Kim Kardashian flips her hair, you toss one end of your ForgottenCotton blanket scarf over your shoulder for a simple and classic wrap.
Way 3: Classic toss. Just like Kim Kardashian flips her hair, you toss one end of your ForgottenCotton blanket scarf over your shoulder for a simple and classic wrap that will keep you warm, toasty, and fabulous *wink*

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Speaking of handmade…the jewelry featured on today’s blog post (the teardrop necklace and bracelet) were both handmade with love by Beadsoul. Stop by her shop, too, on Etsy here!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Deep South Pout

(from left to right) Bailey McCreary, Jackie Chasteen, and I at the Deep South Pout in Columbus, Mississippi! Aren’t they dressed so stylish!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! I am very excited to share with y’all the special VIP Interview with the owners of Deep South Pout, Nicole Oswalt and Shannon Stoker!

This BluGertrude jewelry is so darling!

Deep South Pout has such adorable apparel, flirty and fierce statement jewelry, handmade hats and jewelry by BluGertrude, and much more! As soon as you walk through the doors, you will immediately spy a key piece that you must have! If you live around the Starkville or Columbus, Mississippi area,  hop in the car and pay a visit to Deep South Pout, and tell them the VIP sent you:)  If you live outside the area, take a weekend road trip to Starkville/Columbus, Mississippi.  There is plenty of good food and shopping!  Visit www.columbusms.org for wonderful things to do and places to go!

Let’s start this interview, shall we? I know y’all are dying to hear it!

1.  Tell us a little something about yourselves.

We (Shannon and Nicole) met in high school in Petal, Mississippi. We
re-connected at a high school reunion two years ago.

Shannon was a school teacher, and now lives in Starkville with her husband and son, Charley.  Nicole and her husband, Justin, live in Columbus with their two puppies. Before Deep South Pout, Nicole worked in corporate retail for several years.

2.  What inspired the name “Deep South Pout”?

When I (Nicole) was working at another boutique (before DSP), we went to New York City for market one weekend. I was amazed at how we Southern women stood out from the crowd. I wanted to incorporate that and to stay true to our roots. That’s where Deep South came from! And being from the Deep South, like most good Southern women, we wear lots of makeup ;) And “Pout” relating to your mouth, just made sense.

Check out this super cute outfit at Deep South Pout in Starkville, MS! Oh, how I am loving those patterned shorts!

3.  Describe Deep South Pout in five words.

Southern, Trendy, Affordable, Fun, & Unique.

4.  What influences Deep South Pout’s style?

We love the TV reality show Junk Gypsy (http://www.hgtv.com/junk-gypsies/show/index.html). We love how they find someone else’s junk and turn it into treasure!

5.  How is Deep South Pout involved with the community?

We love to give back to our community and to get involved with charity projects for those in need. One way we are doing this is by helping a local family fund their adoption of a little boy from Ethiopia. A percentage of our sales each month go toward their adoption fund. We love being able to support a good cause!

What a splendid, shabby glam display case for colorful tops at the Columbus location!

6. What are the top must-haves for fall at Deep South Pout?

We are so excited about our new fall trends! Check out our own blog post about it.  Visit  http://blog.deepsouthpout.com/?p=253 .

7. What is the one item in your closet you would never throw out?

My leopard print flats. Convenient, yet stylish!

It is jewelry heaven at both Deep South Pout locations! We girls love our accessories!

8. What is an easy “go-to” item to spice up any casual outfit effortlessly?

We love to throw on a blazer over jeans and basic t-shirt for an instant outfit upgrade! They are perfect for fall and come in lots of different colors and styles!

Boots, high heels, and stunning flats-oh, my! Which is a fashionista to choose! I’ll take one of each in a size eight, please and thank you! :)

9. What advice would you give to your younger self/selves?

I would say to embrace myself as I am; it’s way more fun that way!

10. What makes Deep South Pout a different shopping experience?

We hope to provide a great atmosphere for our customers. We want to bring them the best merchandise at the most affordable price, all with great customer service.

Check out all the wonderful things that Deep South Pout has to offer at their website www.deepsouthpout.com

Keep up with Deep South Pout via social media!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeepSouthPout 

Twitter: @DeepSouthPout

Instagram: @DeepSouthPout

You can also find them on Pinterest and FourSquare!

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news, sneak peeks, and much more! www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista 

You can also follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce_ and Instagram @VintagePassionista to keep up with me while I am on the go!

Here are a few more photos to make you fall in love with Deep South Pout! Be sure to check out my guest blog about Deep South Pout at www.sweetsorghumliving.wordpress.com -It will be coming soon!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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