Lucky 13: Weekly Whistle Day-Cation

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Grab your backpack and your school assignments for the day because an outfit this superb deserves a little day-cation. With the gorgeous green sweater being accented with the white statement necklace, how could you not show off this sweet and casual ensemble!

Why I love it: This Lucky 13 look is comfy, yet a bit dressy. It is perfect for class, lunch with friends, or a quick day-cation!

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Sweater: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Lucky Brand

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Lucky 13: All About the Finishing Touches

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Florals. They can be feminine and sweet or sexy and powerful. It is all about the finishing touches. Bring this black floral dress into the limelight by slipping on sleek ankle boots and a statement necklace. The always-in-favor floral print is so fabulously versatile that it will inspire outfit ideas for every season!

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Dress: Guess Outlet, The Outlet Shops of Grand River 

Shoes: Nine West, DSW

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Check Out Those Susupenders!

*Whistle, whistle, whistle, I’m whistling…whistle, whistle, whistle, la, la, la*

Hello, and welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog on this LOVELY Wednesday! I just adore Wednesdays! Why, you ask? Well, because I get to show all of you fabulous fashionistas my outfit of the week! Whoo Hoo!

Blouse: The Attic
Skirt: Target
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Suspenders: Walmart
Necklace: Avon
Bracelets: Avon
Watch: Avon
Brooch: Avon

I have IMPORTANT news for all of you! I would like all of you fantastic readers to vote for my friend, Anna Leigh Arsenault, to be on the cover of Fitness Magazine! Read her story and vote at http://phtos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-f-fitness-contest/43/2012/2 You can vote every single day until Sunday, October 25. Get to voting, my fellow fashionistas:)

Be sure to join me next time for an awesome interview with the owners of Deep South Pout! You will not want to miss it:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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VIP Interview: Heather O’Cain (BluKat Design)

I have recently interviewed a fabulous jewelry artisian. Heather O’Cain, owner of BluKat Design, is all about upcycling and vintage couture! BluKat Design offers functional, wearable art that is great for a night out on the town or a quick coffee run!

I love to pair my vintage coral owl necklace with a variety of outfits, and it was recently featured in my blog “Sweater Happy DIY”!

Heather is quite the artsian when it comes to creating jewelry that catches a fashionista’s eye…because all fashionistas are attracted to sparkly, vintage things!

Without further ado, I present to all of my fabulous readers the exclusive VIP Interview with Heather O’Cain of BluKat Design!:)

These handmade hairsticks from BluKat Design work great to give a messy updo a classy cute look!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself.

I have been making jewelry for over thirty years, and I am a professional designer of award-winning, high end, modern gold and platinum jewelry in Seattle, Washington for over twenty-seven years. For years, I have hand carved wax models for rings, and now I am designing with a computer CAD/CAM program. I have studied jewelry design under the Master of found object art jewelry, Ron Ho. I have also received awards for my art jewelry including an award from the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Exhibition. For fun, I like to make jewelry by upcycling vintage parts or found objects and selling them in my Etsy shop!

I just LOVE this purple and red statement necklace!
  • How would you describe your style?

My style is kind of fun eclectic, but a colorful mix of vintage and modern.

I would pair these adorable button earrings with a color block tank and a pair of cute khaki shorts!
  • What is your favorite music genre and why?

My music tastes are very eclectic also, from Led Zepplin to Imelda May to Latin and Jazz.

These fun, upcycled earrings from BluKat Design would perfectly complement any fashionista’s wardrobe!
  • What or who inspired you to start making jewelry?

I started making jewelry in high school, for some reason it was easier to express my creativity with jewelry; painting was still scary to me!

“Must Have” for any vintage lover!
  • What are some of your favorite hobbies?

My hobbies include hiking, mushrooming and foraging, painting and crafts.

I adore these beautiful earrings handmade by Heather O’Cain!
  • What is the most popular thing you make?

My hair sticks are quite popular, but there is more interest in my bobby pin jewelry.

  • Why did you decide to name your store BluKat Design?

My shop is named BluKat Design after my Russian Blue cat, Tuffy.

Doesn’t Heather have fantastic style and gorgeous wearable art! I just cannot say enough good things about BluKat Design….I am going to need a bigger jewelry box…haha:)

Heather is a fellow blogger, and we bloggers love other bloggers! So be sure to check out her blog: http://blukatkraft.blogspot.com

Would you like to own one of BluKat Designs fabulous art pieces? Check out her Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BluKatDesign

You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

Facebook: http://facebook.com/blukatdesign

Twitter: @BluKatDesign

Don’t forget to like the VIP on facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram:)

Facebook: http://facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

I have very special news to share with all of you! My first newspaper article will be printed and published online this upcoming week in The Real Story of Columbus, Mississippi! (realstorypublishing.com/category/columbusms/) I feel so blessed to have this opportunity at sixteen! God is amazing and dreams do come true:)

Join me next time for a the Trussville Antiques and Interiors reopening! Interviews with vendors and the owner plus fantastic pictures of all the amazing things Trussville Antiques and Interiors has to offer! You will NOT want to miss it:)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

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