Three Ways To Wear Thursday: Floral Coral

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to the first ever Three Ways to Wear Thursday! Whoo hoo!

To kick off the first TWTWT (funny how that worked out to be a pattern *giggle*), I decided to style three different looks with one of my favorite skirts EVER–my floral coral skirt from Molly Green Boutique in Birmingham, Alabama.

So…how many different ways can you really wear a statement-worthy skirt like this floral coral one? More times than I can count–no, really! I have worn this particular skirt several, several times on the blog in the past…click here to see…and right NOW I am going to show y’all three NEW ways to wear it. Ahh! How fabulous is that?!

Way 1:

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Button Front: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River(Featured on the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge)

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique

Heels: Target

Way 2:

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Tank: Delia’s

Vest: VIP DIY

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Way 3:

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T-shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: Molly Green Boutique

Sneakers: Keds, Belk

Earrings: Beverly’s Basket (Louisville, MS)

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Do you have a favorite skirt? If so, where did you get it? Give the VIP all the details–comment on this blog post or post a picture + caption to the VIP Facebook page here. I cannot wait to see what fabulous skirts y’all will share!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer!

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Hello, VIP fashionistas! Let’s kick off this amazing week with an amazing VIP Accessories Challenge! For those of you who are just now joining me on my blogging adventure…or for those of you who simply forgot what a VIP Accessories Challenge is–don’t nod your head no…it’s okay–we all forget things–especially me. I forget to take my laundry upstairs pretty much every single day–Anyway…an Accessories Challenge is where I take one outfit and swap out ONLY accessories to create a variety of looks with ease! Oh….fashionistas can never have too many accessories!

Now, without further ado…I present to you the VIP’s Accessories Challenge with a sunshine yellow strapless dress from Deep South Pout in Starkville, Mississipp! Whoo hoo!

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VIP TIP:

Mixing metallics is a fun and easy way to create a superbly chic look that adds pizazz to any and all summer ensembles! Who said you cannot mix gold and silver together? Well…it was not the VIP!

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 Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Personal Vintage Collection (Truth is…I took it out of my mom’s closet…shhh…)

Heels: Avon

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk–Trussville, AL

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VIP TIP:

A sassy twist to any floor-length strapless dress is color blocked sandals! Beating the summer heat has never been so stylish! Thanks, Gus Mayer, for a wonderful selection of spectacular sandals!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Sandals: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Peach Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Green & Turquoise Bracelet: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklaces:  Personal Vintage Collection (aka my mom’s closet)

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VIP TIP:

Tie up floor-dusting dresses to create a more casual style that is perfect for a coffee trip!…let’s admit it…we all love and NEED our Starbucks runs, BUT we gotta’ look super cute!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY–Click here to see the very first VIP DIY!

Sandals: Circus by: Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Belt: Target

Glasses: BCBG MazAzria (yes, these are my REAL glasses.)

Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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VIP TIP:

I will throw in a personal testimony for all of my blonde readers out there! I was a tad bit nervous to wear this luscious yellow dress because I was afraid it would clash and look terrible with my blonde hair…BUT it doesn’t–it looks fabulous! At the end of the day, blondes can sport yellow–I am not really sure who told me they couldn’t….hmm…

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY

Heels: OBT, Gus Mayer

Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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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!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Simply Stylish in Southern Snow

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Even though the gorgeous snow of yesterday’s winter wonderland has gone away…*sad face*…I have three ensembles from a last minute photo shoot to share with all of you! Having all that snow got me to thinking how fun it would be to travel North for winter just to take pictures! Hmm….spending the winter up North…in the snow…sounds like a good excuse to purchase lovely wool coats and adorable boots! But in the meantime….let’s take a look at the simply stylish outfits I put together for the Southern snow!

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Denim Button Up: Target

Shirt: The Loft

Jeans: JCrew

Leather Boots: Belk, Lucky Brand

Scarf: TJMaxx

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Coat: Buckle

Blouse: SGB Vintage

Jeans: JCrew

Heels: BCBG

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Blazer: JCrew

Shirt: Target

Jeans: JCrew

Heels: TJMaxx, Jessica Simpson

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Aren’t those ensembles the perfect way to look Simply Stylish in Southern Snow? Of course! Of course! Of course!

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Journey back to the VIP Blog for another lovely article on “Shopping in Your Own Closet”! Until then…stay totally fabulous! Wait! Before I sign off…here are some more pictures from the Simply Stylish in Southern Snow photo shoot:)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Petal Perfect

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Hello, hello, hello, fashionistas! As you all may have noticed, I am a bit obsessed with floral….but they are so lovely! What can I say, I love all things vintage and floral! Oh, florals, why must you be so fabulous and wonderful?

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This week’s Weekly Whistle is about a the most amazing floral jacket! It was so sweet, loving, and versatile that I just had to take it home! “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I have got the month of May. I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way? My floral jacket, my floral jacket, my floral jacket! Talkin’ ’bout my floral jacket! My floral jacket!” Before I go off on a karaoke kick, let’s talk about the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week! Whoo hoo!

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Jacket: Target

Skirt: Belk

Heels: Belk, BCBG

Necklaces: Avon & personal collection

Now, It’s time for some stellar VIP tips about petal perfect ensembles! To see more tips, check out my article @ www.realstorypublishing.com! “The Adventures of the VIP” in the LifeStyle section!

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Wondering what other ways you can wear a petal perfect jacket? Three more fabulous ways to wear in my article “Mad About Floral” @  http://realstorypublishing.com/2013/01/the-adventures-of-the-vip-mad-about-floral/

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Would you like a chance to be on the VIP blog? Email or post a picture to Facebook of you sporting your glamorous floral jacket/blouse! Email: vintage.passionista@gmail.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/VintageInspiredPassionista

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PS: The VIP is very proud to announce she is now a part of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Association! See that amazing badge above the bio….I could just cry happy tears. Yay! yay! Yay!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn