Weekly Whistle: Funky Fine Pair of (Vintage) Levi’s Jeans

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 Lately, I have been listening to A LOT of 80s music–Genesis, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Joan Jett and the list goes on and on. So, naturally, I have been in like a totally rad, neon pink, acid wash and Miami Vice mood *said in my best Valley Girl voice*

When the winter storm hit last week and dumped about 9 inches of snow, my photographer and I took the opportunity to take some awesome outfit photos for the blog. As I was pulling items for the photoshoot, I stumbled upon a pair of funky fine (vintage) Levi’s *cue ZZ Top’s Cheap Sunglasses* that I had TOTALLY forgotten about.

In my 80s state of mind, I embraced the crazy, yellow acid-wash denim and decided to create a wearable wildcard outfit for this week’s Weekly Whistle. In the word’s of my photographer, “Wow…well, Abby–it sure it bright.” *wink*

Now, without further ado, get your 80s groove thang on and check out this week’s Weekly Whistle + outfit details! Also, be sure to pay special, close attention to the fabulous handmade bracelets!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Express

Jeans: vintage, Levi’s

Scarf: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Bracelets: handmade, BlueGrits

Earrings: handmade, BluKatDesign

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Weekly Whistle: Fabulous Elie Tahari Frock

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Hello, my amazing fashionistas! I am totally in love with my Elie Tahari crochet dress! I can wear it SO many ways–hmm….another blog idea! So far, I have already worn it to the Alpha Xi Delta UAB Scholarship Tea with a blue slip dress and classic pearls. The outfit was absolutely classic glam! This week at the Invite Only Nordstrom Rack pre-opening party, I wore the original, vibrantly colored floral slip dress underneath it. I accessorized this terrific ensemble with a spiked statement necklace! This magnificent ensemble was totally spunky glam!

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I was excited to be invited by Nordstrom Rack to attend the exclusive pre-opening party of the Birmingham store. The delicious food and refreshing beverages gave all of us party shoppers the hydration and nourshiment that we needed for the style hunt.  We were able to put all of our treasures in the complimentary tote bag.  I discovered some awesome designer pieces for a great price–I am definitely going to have to go back to shop rather than always working….Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I am a workaholic…

Anyway…my Elie Tahari dress is so totally fab that I have labeled it as this week’s Weekly Whistle! Oh, I just adore Weekly Whistle time!

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Dress: Elie Tahari, Belk

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Belt: Target

Necklace: Avon

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Welcome to Birmingham, Nordstrom Rack!

Opening Date: May 16 at 9am–Come at 8am to enjoy pre-opening festivities!

Location: 4612 Hwy 280, Building B, Birmingham, AL 35242 (River Ridge Shopping Center)

Phone: (205)587-3100

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Opening Day Festivities:

Rally at the Rack: Come early to celebrate! At 8am, we will kick things off with music, breakfast treats and more. Customers can enter for a chance to win one of (30) $100 gift cards–plus, one lucky winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree and early access through our Rule the Rack sweepstakes.

Rule the Rack: Rule the Rack is a sweepstakes we hold before most Nordstrom Rack store openings, including our new River Ridge store. Costumers can enter a drawing to win a $1,000 shopping spree, plus exclusive entry 30 minutes before the store opens at 9am. The winner’s name is drawn and announced at 8:25 a.m. (Must be present to win.)

*The first 1,000 customers to make a purchase at the new Nordstrom Rack River Ridge will receive a complimentary Nordstrom tote as a gift*

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What is Nordstrom Rack?

“The first Nordstrom Rack opened as a clearance center in the lower-level of the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom store in the early 1970’s. As Nordstrom expanded across the country, Rack stores followed. The new Nordstrom Rack River Ridge will be the retailer’s 127th Rack Location….Nordstrom Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom, INC. offering on-trend, of-the-moment clearance merchandise from Nordstrom stores as well as items purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack. The Store offers significant savings on great brands like Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, and Trina Turk  with most at 30-70% off.”

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What you will find inside:

  • Discounted brand-name apparel, shoes, and accessories
  • Premium denim for men and women
  • Cosmetics
  • Thousands of pairs of shoes
  • Over 2,000 men’s ties
  • Over 1,000 handbags
  • On-site alterations
  • Mobile check-out devices

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Snazzy Shorts that Stop Traffic”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/15/the-adventures-of-the-vip-history-lesson-snazzy-shorts-that-stop-traffic/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Soiree Sociale & Scholarship Tea

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Hello, hello, hello my lovely fashionistas! Phew! What a week it has been! Studying for exams, traveling, deciding what card to get mom for Mother’s Day–Could someone please make decent cards for mom’s who only have one child? Wait…What was I talking about again…anyway…it is that wonderful time of the week that we all know and love…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Come on, VIP fans, let’s see what the VIP’s two outfits of the week are! Yep, I said two…It was too hard to decide!

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Dress: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx

Belt: Target

Hair & Makeup: Rachel Edmonds at Mia Salon

Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!
Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!

Oh, the Town and Gown Soiree Sociale was so much fun! Special thanks to Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb. & Co. for letting Town and Gown host the unveiling of the May issue at her amazing store! If you are ever in the Starkville/Columbus area, stop by R. Tabb & Co. for a FABULOUS shopping experience that you will love! R. Tabb & Co. has so many cute clothes and accessories to offer all fashionistas!

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Town and Gown Magazine Soiree Sociale party! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Like R. Tabb & Co. on Facebook so you do not miss out on all the new apparel! It is all so so SO cute! https://www.facebook.com/rtabbandco?fref=ts

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Dress: Elie Tahari

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Collection

It was such an amazing experience to attend the Alpha Xi Delta UAB Scholarship Tea! Deciding on what college to attend is quite the challenge, but the amazing ladies of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter answered many of my questions about UAB campus life. Wow…hard to believe I turn eighteen in November, and go to college in a year….where has the time gone? Wait, that’s what my mom is supposed to say! :)

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship Tea! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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Okie dokie, fashionistas! That seems to be all the time I have for today! Off to my closet, to style my outfit for an interview by The Cobalt Club tomorrow! Instead of my interviewing, I am being interviewed….Oh, looks like the tables have been turned! It is going to be so much fun–I absolutely cannot wait!

Check out The Cobalt Club blog here!

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Where the Mind Goes While Sitting Under the Dryer”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/08/the-adventures-of-the-vip-where-the-mind-goes-while-sitting-under-the-dryer/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Closet Shopping: Vintage Hipster

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Hello there, fashionistas! Today on Shopping in Your Own Closet OR Closet Shopping [for short] I have channeled my inner vintage hipster in order to create a magnificent ensemble with my favorite pair of vintage high-waisted shorts!

With the warmer weather FINALLY HERE, I have begun to dress a little more spring-y…Oh, this Southern fashionista is LOVING the sunny fun days!

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Now, I know y’all are just dying to see what outfit I created this week by simply shopping in my own closet! Phew! What a penny-saving operation…or at least that is what my mom says…and my dad…and probably their pocketbooks…anyway! Let’s see what the VIP’s Closet Shopping ensemble is!

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Tank: American Eagle

Button-up: personal vintage collection

Shorts: personal vintage collection

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Belt: American Eagle

Earrings: Just Teasin’ Boutik & Salon-Louisville, Mississippi

Sunglasses: Target

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Ahhh! Readers! I am going to just explode over the awesome pictures we took on the photo shoot today! I really need to wait to share them with y’all…but I will give you one and only ONE sneak peek because I just cannot contain my excitement anymore! Check the Facebook page! Go! Go! Go! There, you will find the sneak peek!

Let’s connect! Email pictures to vintage.passionista@gmail.com (or post pictures to the Facebook page) of you sporting your favorite Closet Shopping outfit for a chance to be on the VIP blog and Facebook page! Come on, do NOT be shy! We are all fashion lovers here:)

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

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

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/03/27/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-history-of-the-beloved-hat/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Shopping In Your Own Closet: Crazy About Dots!

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Hello, hello, hello, my lovely fashionistas! Welcome back to the VIP blog on this wonderful day! In Alabama, the weather is sunny and 65 degrees-ahh….makes me ready for spring break…ooo! and spring fashion! But, I am not here to talk about how desperate I am for a full week of sunny, warm weather! So, let’s get started with what ensemble the VIP created this week by shopping in her own closet….

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As I was rumbling through the boxes of clothes I have yet to unpack from the move, I stumbled upon a forgotten treasure…my vintage polka-dot skirt! This glorious moment spawned  the idea of a “dot-on-dot ensemble”…but what accessories? Hot pink, of course! The VIP simply adores polka dots and hot pink!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Jacket: Twisted Moss

Skirt: Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, MS)

Shoes: JCPenny, Betseyville (by Betsey Johnson)

Belt: Target

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Now, let’s get down to business! Tip time! Hooray for VIP tips! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Would you like to be featured on the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog? Email or post pictures to the Facebook page of you wearing your dot-on-dot ensemble! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com OR Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Want fabulous vintage pieces? Check out Twisted Moss on Etsy! You will fall in love with everything for sale! The VIP absolutely ADORES Twisted Moss! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedMoss

Check out The Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852?fref=ts

If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! www.realstorypublishing.com “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

Town and Gown Magazine is now online! Read previous issues @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine

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For more pictures from the “Crazy About Dots” photo shoot, check out the VIP Facebook page!

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn