Weekly Whistle: Funky Fine Pair of (Vintage) Levi’s Jeans


 Lately, I have been listening to A LOT of 80s music–Genesis, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Joan Jett and the list goes on and on. So, naturally, I have been in like a totally rad, neon pink, acid wash and Miami Vice mood *said in my best Valley Girl voice*

When the winter storm hit last week and dumped about 9 inches of snow, my photographer and I took the opportunity to take some awesome outfit photos for the blog. As I was pulling items for the photoshoot, I stumbled upon a pair of funky fine (vintage) Levi’s *cue ZZ Top’s Cheap Sunglasses* that I had TOTALLY forgotten about.

In my 80s state of mind, I embraced the crazy, yellow acid-wash denim and decided to create a wearable wildcard outfit for this week’s Weekly Whistle. In the word’s of my photographer, “Wow…well, Abby–it sure it bright.” *wink*

Now, without further ado, get your 80s groove thang on and check out this week’s Weekly Whistle + outfit details! Also, be sure to pay special, close attention to the fabulous handmade bracelets!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Express

Jeans: vintage, Levi’s

Scarf: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Bracelets: handmade, BlueGrits

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Throwback Thursday: Bring back the snow!

IMG_8583Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Throwback Thursday!

Hop in the time machine with me, and let’s blast back in time to January 17, 2013 when Winter Storm Iago coated Birmingham with a lot of snow–in Southern terms…”a lot of snow” really means “we got about an inch, and it is all melted by the next day.” *wink*

As I reminisce about this blog, the best part and most fun of that Southern blizzard was playing with the dogs in the snow–I tried to convince my mom to come out and help me build a snowman; however, she insisted on staying inside the covered porch. I cannot say that I blame her…we do not have the proper attire for playing in snow. Anyway, that day was absolutely marvelous…I wish we would get snow more often–don’t tell my dad I said that because he has a strong dislike for snow *wink*

To see the original post of this snow-tacular day, click here!

Now, without further ado, I reveal never before seen photos from the fun time the pups and I had during our Alabama Snow-tacular last year. Enjoy!

Making my mark in the cul de sac by writing "Miss VIP" or "Vintage Inspired Passionista" everywhere *wknk*
Making my mark in the cul-de-sac by writing “Miss VIP” or “Vintage Inspired Passionista” everywhere *wink*
Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) aka "The Baby" and Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) aka Whiny Britches playing in the snow.
Mattie (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) aka “The Baby” and Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) aka “Whiny Britches” playing in the snow.
La la la! Mattie and the VIP frolicking in the snow.
La la la! Mattie and the VIP frolicking in the snow.
When trying to take a picture with my baby (Ziva), decided she did not have time to take pictures...only time to play, play, play!
Ziva decided that she did not have time to take pictures…only time to play, play, play!

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Note: Laying in the street is never a good idea--do not try this at home, kids!
Note: Lying in the street is never a good idea–do not try this at home, kids!
It is also not very wise for making snow angles in the street...but I live in the cul de sac...so, it's okay? Right?! *wink*
One should never make snow angels in the street…but I live in the cul-de-sac, and I’m a professional…so, it’s okay? Right?! *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Buh-Bye January, Hello Fabulous February!


Hello, fashionistas! Welcome to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! Today, I will be summarizing the month of January in a nutshell…the best of the VIP…best outfits…best tips…best everything…redundancy! So, come on! Join me as we reminisce the month of January in VIP style!














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Ah…January has been quite the humdinger…and February is going to rock! I have many new things to share with y’all….but I do not want to chat about the details right now and ruin the surprise! What I can tell you is tomorrow, I will be kicking off fabulous February with a blog that involves fashion…and a show. That, fashionistas, is all I am going to tell you! Join me tomorrow to discover the super secret awesome blog!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn