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


 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


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Shopping in Your Own Closet: Little Red Dress


Welcome back, fashionistas! If y’all have been keeping up with me on Facebook, I dropped a hint that there was going to be a new weekly segment on the VIP blog.  Well, get excited because “Shopping in Your Own Closet” is here and ready to be ever so fabulous!

Lately, I have been going through my closet and finding clothes to donate. During the process, I stumbled upon a lovely floral dress that my Aunt Carol had given me! I skipped off in joy to find my mom to tell her of the precious frock I had found! She nodded her head with approval and waved me off to continue cleaning out…she was on the phone, and after all these years, you would think I would learn not to bother my mom when she was on the phone.  I digress!

momandauntcarolMy mom(on right) and Aunt Carol (on left) back in the ’80s. They are quite the adorable fashionistas!

That little red dress got me to thinking….hmmm shopping in your own closet for a totally precious outfit…what a great blog that would make! Bam! Tah-dah! Yay!  The new segment was born, and I owe it all to my Aunt Carol and the little red dress!



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Top: Target

Dress: “Closet Shopping”

Shoes: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Earrings: Betsey Johnson


Oh, “Closet Shopping” makes me ever so happy! Discovering precious dresses, fancy skirts, and comfy sweatshirts that I forgot I had is the best feeling in the world-besides a facial. I love facials…and manicures…and pedicures…and trips to the hair salon…I am feeling in the need of some girly pampering! Oops, off topic again, let’s talk tips now, shall we?


Ooo la la, Closet Shopping is indeed fun! Go shopping in your own closet and email (vintage.passionista@gmail.com)  or Facebook (www.facecbook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista) me pictures of you sporting your fabulous ensemble for a chance to be featured on the VIP blog!

Wanting more of the VIP? Check out my column “The Adventures of the VIP” @  www.realstorypublishing.com in the Lifestyle section!

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

Dreaming of finding lovely, vintage inspired, handmade jewelry? Dream no more, fashionistas! Check out BluKat Design @ www.blukatdesign.etsy.com! She has fantastic earrings and statement jewelry that will knock your socks off!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn