Weekly Whistle: College Bound + Antique Shopping Exhaustion


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew–the past few days have been quite crazy for me! I have been running through my college schedule–literally–trying to find the best routes on how to get from Class A to Class B in a reasonable amount of time…memorizing my Student ID number…and tag number. On top of that, I have been antique shopping in Johnson City and Elizabethton all day in search of items to finish my closet organization–I picked up some super amazing things that I cannot wait to show y’all..so, stay tuned to VIP Home *wink*

Anyway…where was I? Oh, my–today is Wednesday, which means it is time to take a look at the outfit of the week. Now, while y’all check out the photos (taken at Northeast State Community College…Go Bears! *wink*) + the outfit details, I am going to go indulge myself with some homemade gluten-free pizza *wink*

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Top: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Necklace: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

Backpack: The North Face, The Summit (Birmingham, AL)


Want to get this makeup look? Check out yesterday’s Beauty Tues here.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways To Wear: Pink ‘N Pleated

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s finally Thursday, which means I finally get to share this week’s three-ways-to-wear styling challenge! Whoo hoo!

I am a huge fan of light pink and pleated apparel, so when I spotted this skirt at Forever 21…it was love at first sight! Before purchasing  this pink ‘n pleated skirt, I thought to myself…How many different ways can I style this? Will I get a lot of wear out of it? Well, off the top of my head, I was able to create six different looks! Ah! How fabulous?! And for this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am going to show y’all three of those–y’all will have to come back next Thursday to see the final three *wink*

Way One:

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 Blouse: Express, Johnson City Mall

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson CityMall

Shoes: BCBG, Belk

Necklaces: BluKatDesign

Handbag: (see blog here)

Way Two:

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Blouse: Target

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson City Mall

Pearls: Personal vintage collection

Bracelets/Earrings: Jules B, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Boots: Nine West, Belk, Asheville [North Carolina] Mall

Way Three:

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Blouse: Cynthia Rowley, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Skirt: Forever 21, Johnson City Mall

Earrings: Jules B, Belk (The Summit, Birmingham AL)

Necklace: Avon

Heels: BCBG, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Strictly Zebra Business


Hello, my fabulouses! This week’s Weekly Whistle is Strictly Zebra Business–the VIP’s signature curls, blue blazer, and zebra print…Oh, I just do not think it gets any better!

Where did I find such a precious zebra tank? My mom’s closet, of course! Thanks, momma, for keeping all of your fabulous vintage clothes:)

Okay, okay, okay! I cannot hold back the pictures anymore….So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionable readers, let’s get fabulous!


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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Tank: Mom’s closet

Shorts: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk



What is your favorite animal print to wear?

Tell the VIP! Comment on this blog or post a picture of you sporting your fabulous animal print frock to the VIP Facebook page!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Pretty Polka Dots in a Purple Pot


Hello, hello, hello VIP readers and welcome back to my blog! It is that time of the week again…and y’all know what that means…WEEKLY WHISTLE! YES! YES! YES! Oh, it feels like forever since I have done a weekly whistle…when it was just last week…have I really been that busy? I guess so…hmm…what was I talking about? Oh, this week’s Weekly Whistle!



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Blazer: Urban Outfitters (Similar looks available here– Target)

Lace Blouse: The Limited (Similar look available here– Eddie Bauer)

Polka Dot Pants: New York and Company (Get the look here)

Heels: Target (Get the look here)

Belt: Target (Similar look available here– Target)

Earrings: BluKat Designs (Get the look here)


Mmmm….I am totally in love with pretty and perfectly patterned pants this spring! They are so spunky and fun, yet very business woman chic! Every fashionista needs AT LEAST one pair in her wardrobe! I am feeling like a shopping spree for more printed and patterned trousers….yep, definitely feeling a shopping spree with my Gus Mayer TheSuperDeal.com voucher ($50 for $100 Worth of Designer Clothing and Fashion from Gus Mayer at The Summit). www.thesuperdeal.com

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


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Petal Perfect


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?


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!






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!


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/


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