Beauty Tues: Beauty Journal Entry 4, Beach/Pool Ready Nautical Chic


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

From getting my body and beauty bag beach/pool ready to dressing totally nautical chic–I am on a HUGE SUMMER kick this week *wink*

So, for this week’s VIP Beauty Tues, I printed out some beachy items to tape in my VIP Beauty Journal. Who needs a Pinterest board when I can have fun cutting and taping *wink* If I had beach-themed or nautical-themed washi tape…I would have gussied up Entry 4 a little more, but I used clear glitter polish instead *wink*


Take a look at the VIP Beauty Journal entry below + be sure to share your Beach/Pool Ready Nautical Chic Beauty Journal entry with the VIP Team by using #VIPBeautyJournal on Twitter and Instagram and by tagging Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog on Facebook! You might get featured on the blog–how cool would that be?! *gasp*


Beach/Pool Ready Music Picks:


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear: Vintage Pink


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Long before I became “the VIP”, I was pulling items from my closet and styling pieces multiple ways to give the impression that I “never wore the same thing twice”. I didn’t want my style to be trendy and disposable–I wanted it to be classy and reusable. Sure–I bought trendy/seasonal items that I later donated to the local Salvation Army, but I did not and never have “re-wardrobed” my closet after each season.


I was always taught when you get something new, you donate or give away something else…but that it isn’t always easy for a clothes hoarder like myself *wink* So, I try to invest in really cool wardrobe pieces, and before purchasing, I ask myself, “Can I wear this more than one way? What about three ways?”. And thus…VIP Three Ways to Wear was born *wink* 

For a little Throwback Thursday action, check out the VIP’s first Three Ways to Wear post here from February 2012 *gasp* That was such a long time ago…and man, was my hair long! 

Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s TWTWT to see how I styled the vintage gem from yesterday’s post.

Way One:

Get the details to this look here.
Get the details to this look here.

Way Two:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: vintage | Headband: ForgottenCotton | Earrings: Beadsoul |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target

Way Three:

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Dress: EBV | Necklace: Buckle (from 8th grade *wink*) | Earrings: Blukat Design |Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Belt: Target


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Get the Look featuring Oh-So-Orange Lips


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues. 

This week, we are going to chat about how the VIP achieved her makeup look from the Frugal Friday: Military Meets Floral blog post featuring oh-so-orange lips. Come on, let’s get the look!


With the unofficial start of summer underway, every fashionista is looking to punch up her beauty routine–whether it be with new lipsticks, eye shadow palettes, or simple skincare change-ups. The VIP’s big beauty change-up for this summer is adding trendy, bright lipstick shades to my daily makeup routine of sweet and simple eye shadow + black or dark gray eyeliner, and light-rose colored blush. So, I stepped out on a limb that was not classic red with my first summery lip hue, which is a  fun shade of orange–Gypsy by Guerlain. OH. MY. GOODNESS! When I wear Gypsy, I crave adventure and sunshine *wink*

Although the idea of a bright orange lip sounds a bit scary, it is rather quite fabulous! With the variety of  shades out there in Beautyland, you are sure to find the perfect one for your skin tone. Me–I am bit pale complected, so I tend to lean towards pure oranges and bright oranges–those medium tones and almost nude oranges make me look a bit sick. To help you find your perfect orange lipstick, check out this useful article in Harper’s Bazaar!

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Eyeshadows: Lancome Color Design in Off The Rack (metallic) & Color Design in Clock Strikes 12 (matte)

Eyeliner: Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Stormy Grey

Mascara: Benefit, They’re Real

Lipstick: Guerlain Rouge in Gypsy

Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 220 Buff

Blush: Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom

Powder: Laura Mercier’s Universal, invisible pressed setting powder

Behind-the-scenes: My photo shoot styling assistant adding Virginia Sweetspire flowers to my hair. It was a nice addition to the photo; however, they were quite tickly with the wind blowing *wink*
Behind-the-scenes: My photo shoot styling assistant adding Virginia Sweetspire flowers to my hair. It was a nice addition to the photo; however, they were quite tickly with the wind blowing *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whisle: Summer Slouch Series Outfit 2


Hello, my fabulouses, guess what day it is? Fashionistas, what day is it? Oh, come on! I know you can hear me! Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, what day is it Mike? hahahahahah Leslie, guess what day it is! “It’s hump day.” WHOOP WHOOP! …

Sorry, I just had to do that–I absolultely adore that camel on the Geico commercial….ANYWAY it is WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Yay! So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is!


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Blouse: Belk

Skirt: Belk

Shoes: Lucky Brand, Belk

Hat: Cos-Medi Center, Columbus, MS


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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Summer Color Crush: Hello, Yellow!

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue:!current-issue/c113z


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Summer Slouch Series: Outfit One


Maybe it is just me, but I have noticed that the trending ensemble for summer activities is a t-shirt, Nike shorts, and sandals. Here, in Birmingham, you will see LOTS of teenagers sporting the oversized pocket tees, Nike shorts, and Chacos with their hair and makeup fixed perfectly.  No, I am not bashing the fashion. Every girl needs their “play” clothes–even fashionistas like me!  Whenever I make a quick run to Target, you will most likely see me in Nike running shorts, a t-shirt, my lovely green Chacos, and a messy top bun or side pony tail–there you go, paparazzi.  Now, you know where to snap a picture of me when I am not all dolled up.  You’re welcome.

Now don’t get me wrong…I am all about being comfortable, but I cannot resort to wearing my hair down, with full-fledged makeup… and then tossing on athletic shorts and an old t-shirt…hmm…how can I feel comfortable and look amazing at the same time?  Two words.  Summer Slouch.


What is Summer Slouch, you ask?  Well, it is quite simple.  Rather than slipping on Nike shorts and a Joe’s Crab Shack tee, you can toss on a cute and colorful mini skirt paired with a graphic tee and snazzy sneakers for a look that is far more dazzling!  That is what Summer Slouch is all about–quick, easy, comfortable, and super spectacularly stylish.

Whether you are having an all-day girls-day shopping all over the city OR whether you are going for a picnic at the local botanical gardens with that cute guy you met at the beach OR whatever the occasion…the VIP Summer Slouch will keep you feeling comfy and looking too-hot-to-handle.  Now, enough chatting and explaining and thinking about meeting a hot guy at the beach, let’s see what cute combo is going to kick off the VIP Summer Slouch Series. Woo hoo!

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T-shirt: Lucky Brand

Skirt: JC Penny

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY


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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations:

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue:!current-issue/c113z


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn