How-To Dress Stately | Kate Spade Chambray Bow Blouse


I am 100% of a sucker for stately clothes–especially pieces that can be worn year-round. So, when I got this AH-MAZING Kate Spade chambray bow blouse for my birthday last week, I 100% jumped for joy! Oh, y’all–I was happier than a 14 year old girl with front row tickets for a Justin Bieber concert *wink*

At first, I was a little skeptical about the bow being so close to my face because usually things that close make my face look fat/round; however, I tossed my hair up + put on some glitzy earrings and TAH DAHHH….fabulousness! The texture of this lovely chambray top is soft and not scratchy, and surprisingly, it pairs effortlessly with lots of different things in my closet! From jeans and clogs to party skirts and vintage-inspired oxfords, this Kate Spade chambray bow top has become one of my stately wardrobe staples in less than a week’s time!

 *fangirl scream* I love this Kate Spade blouse SO SO SOOOOO much, and I am pretty sure I could wear it everyday, everywhere, and with anything, BUT instead, I will just do a VIP Three Ways to Wear later *wink*

Now, without further ado, take a look at the photos, outfit details, and a VIP fashion tip below!

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VIP Fashion Tip For Styling Stately Pieces

When styling stately pieces for the office or brunch with friends, it is important to remember to play down the other elements of your outfit. Doing this will help you create a chic ensemble that will have everyone looking twice *wink* For accessories, go minimalistic. If you want to add a little sparkle, keep it simple like with the glitzy studs I am wearing in today’s outfit. 

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Blouse: Kate Spade

Skirt: Express

Tights: Target

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy

Earrings: Mark by Avon

Bracelet: Blue Willow Bracelets (shop here)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Noteworthy Leopard Looks


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

 Whoo hoo! It is finally Thursday, which means I finally get to share these epic leopard outfits with y’all + give the outfit details, of course *wink*

Now, I am sure y’all are wondering just how many ways you can wear such a stately piece–so far, I have shown y’all two different ways to style a leopard blouse (click here and here to see)…BUT I am about to show y’all THREE MORE lovely ways to sport this top! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the outfits and their details because these Fourth of July cookies aren’t going to bake themselves *wink*

Way One:


Blouse: Express (Johnson City [TN] Mall)

Skirt: Anthropologie

Wedges: BCBG

Belt: Anthropologie 

Way Two:


Blouse: Express (Johnson City [TN] Mall)

Skirt: Loft, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: BCBG


Way Three:


Blouse: Express (Johnson City [TN] Mall)

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Bracelet: Belk

(long gold)necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(layered) necklaces: Avon

(handmade heart) necklace: Jessica Klaaren Jewelry 


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn