Weekly Whistle: Freshening Up with Transitional Wear featuring South Boutique

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

With the weather being almost-seventies today, I have been craving spring and fresh chicken salad *wink* Ah…there is nothing like a homemade chicken salad sandwich on a sunny spring afternoon…

Chicken salad aside, the weather got me to thinking about transitioning my wardrobe during this awkward time between seasons. Just to put it into perspective, I was in shorts and a t-shirt today–and tomorrow, I will be dressing for “90% chance of wintry mix and snow”–My goodness, Mother Nature! All I want is some warmth and sunshine–please, no more snow!

Okay–okay–I am not a weather blogger, so let me get back to the topic at hand here–freshening up with transitional wear.

For this week’s VIP Weekly Whistle, I am going to show y’all how I styled a sweet dress from South Boutique in Trussville, Alabama for chilly days and also for warmer days. Let’s take a look at the details, shall we!

Chilly Weather:

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Dress: South Boutique | Belt: Lucky Brand | Tights: Target | Boots: UGG, Belk | Earrings: Hearts of Stone Jewelry

Warmer Weather:

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 (Changed Accessories): Necklace & Earrings: BluKatDesign | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sail Away with Me

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

For this week’s Weekly Whistle, I took a little inspiration from a song I heard on Pandora a bit ago…Sail Away by David Gray. It is a phenomenal song with a chill vibe–the VIP gives David Gray and his song two thumbs up! *two thumbs up*

Now, take a look at the artsy, fabulous photos from a recent shoot in my hometown of Louisville, Mississippi intertwined with the lyrics, and let me know what y’all think!

*Outfit details will be listed at the bottom of this post–be sure to check them out to discover what wonderful jewelry artisan made my necklace *wink*

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Sail Away by David Gray

Sail away with me, honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me, honey, now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now

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Crazy skies all wild above me now
Winter howling at my face
And everything I held so dear
Disappeared without a trace
Oh, all the times I’ve tasted love
Never knew quite what I had
Little Darling, if you hear me now
Never needed you so bad
Spinning round inside my head

IMG_5240Sail away with me, honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me, honey, now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now
IMG_5253I’ve been talking drunken gibberish
Falling in and out of bars
Trying to get some explanation here
For the way some people are
How did it ever come so far
IMG_5228Sail away with me, honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me, honey, now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now
Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me, honey, now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now

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T-shirt: The Home T, South Boutique (Trussville, AL)

Skirt: South Boutique (Trussville, AL)

Necklace: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

Heels: Steve Madden, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Slouchy Hat and Cut-off Denim Mini

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Today…it feels like spring has taken a spring break and left us with cold, windy, wintry weather…yuck. So, for this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit, I decided to embrace the chilly air with  knee high socks and a hand knitted slouchy hat by Stephanie Grantham of Sparkle Cat Studio. (P.S. Notice that is the VIP blog colors *wink*)

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Tee: South Boutique (Trussville, AL)

Denim Mini: Thrifted & DIYed

Socks: Maurices, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Hat: Stephanie Grantham of Sparkle Cat Studio

Sunglasses: Fed Thrill

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP March Madness: An Outfit Perfect for Shopping Local

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog for another outfit in action! Whoo Hoo!

Today, I stopped by South Boutique (Trussville, AL) to do a little shopping and to say congrats on the one year anniversary. Not only was there delicious cake, but also a fabulous handmade jewelry artisan–Krista Lovelady of KristaLize jewelry was there with her sweet gems!  South has a wonderful variety of cute clothes and home decor–so cute that I had a hard time deciding on what to get! Finally after lots of chit chatting with my mom and thinking about things in my closet, I decided on a skirt and shirt from South and a super fabulous necklace from KristaLize. Sh…I am going to keep the goodies I got on the down low for now…Y’all will have to stay tuned to the blog to find out more *wink*

The VIP with Krista of KristaLize jewelry! Isn't she so cute!
The VIP with Krista of KristaLize jewelry! Isn’t she so darling!
Oh, the endless arm candy!
Oh, look at the endless arm candy!
Oooo...look at all the pretty jewelry!
Oooo…so many pretty options! I wonder which KristaLize piece the VIP got today *wink*
The VIP absolutely loves KristaLize! Y'all so need to check her out and fall in love :)
The VIP absolutely loves KristaLize! Yay for handmade:)
The VIP outside of South after shopping. I wonder what's in the bag...hmm...*wink*
The VIP outside of South…after shopping. I wonder what’s in the bag…hmm…*wink*

Now, before I spill the awesome beans on the cool stuff I got, let’s take a look at the details of today’s outfit in action!

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Vest: VIP DIY

Tank: Delia’s (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique (Birmingham, AL)

Heels BCBG, Belk

Earrings: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain (Etsy)

What happens when dad (aka Deddy) comes home from a long work trip. *wink* Oh, how Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and I love our Deddy *wink*
This is what happens when dad (aka Deddy) comes home from a long work trip. *wink* Oh, how Ziva (Giant Schnauzer) and I love our Deddy *wink*

To learn more about the fabulous things South Boutique and KristaLize have to offer, like them on Facebook here and here.

Also, don’t forget you can shop online in your PJs here and here *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn