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

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Fabulous Friday: Special Thanks to my Great-Aunts Jo and Judy

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

On my last trip home to Mississippi, I visited my two great-aunts, Jo and Judy. While at their homes in Kosciusko, we sorted through old family pictures, told crazy stories from the past, and even went through some of their vintage fashions. Aunt Judy gave me the lovely pair of vintage gold hoop earrings featured on this blog post, and Aunt Jo gave me the awesome Aztec-print wrap-skirt. I am assuming the wrap-skirt is from the late 70s, early 80s because of the pattern and sizing; however, who knows! I asked Aunt Jo from which era it was, but you know us Southern women…we do not tell our age or anything that might hint at our actual age. *wink*

Oh, how I miss my fashionably awesome great aunts and Mississippi! So, since I cannot sing (nor does anyone want to hear me try), I am dedicating this week’s Fabulous Friday to my great-aunts, Jo and Judy. Note: I will be going to Walgreens later to print them off these pictures…they do not have the internet; however, Aunt Judy is very skillful with blowing up old photos on her scan-in printer *wink*

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the outfit details + fab photos. 

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Top: J.Crew

Skirt: Vintage

Necklace: Deep South Pout

Earrings: Vintage

Wedges: Kork-Ease, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sweet Tea, Stranger, & John Lennon

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This week’s Weekly Whistle title was a  struggle.  98.79% of the time I believe that I come up with clever titles.  Frustrated and suffering from writer’s block–I grabbed my sunglasses and a glass of Milo’s sweet tea and went outside to lounge by the pool.

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After an hour and almost falling asleep, the title came to me!  I remembered a comment a nice stranger (not stranger danger–don’t worry, mom!) said to me–“I love your sunnies! Very John Lennon.”  To which I replied, “Thanks so much!” and then continued to walk to my car…thankful that I was not recognized as “The VIP”.  Who would have thought that sunburn and sunglasses would make such a great disguise?  Anyway…long story short, that comment from the lovely stranger inspired today’s title.  Thank you, kind stranger!

Now, that is enough chatting and story telling! It is time to see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is–Come on, fashionistas!

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Top: American Apparel (Atlanta, Georgia)

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

Earrings: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Sunglasses: Ray Ban (polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Top Picks of Summer & Day Dreaming of Tom Cruisehttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/29/the-adventures-of-the-vip-top-picks-of-summer-and-daydreams-of-tom-cruise/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn