Weekly Whistle:Perfect Pearls & Musician Gabriel Tajeu

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Hello, hello fashion and music lovers! Y’all are in for a special treat today on the VIP blog!

I know, I did not post Weekly Whistle yesterday, but it was for a good and fabulous reason! I was interviewing the spectacular musician and singer, Gabriel Tajeu! Oh my gracious, readers, Gabriel is so terrific! Click here for a sneak peek of his song “Southern Skies” which will be featured on his upcoming EP Album release this summer!

Also, stay tuned to the YouTube channel and my website for the interview with Gabriel Tajeu! In the meantime, listen to more of Gabriel’s tunes on Reverb Nation by clicking here!

Connect with Gabriel Tajeu and keep up with where he will be performing next by liking his page on Facebook here and following him on Twitter here!

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Okay, now, it is time for the VIP’s favorite time of the week-except Fridays because Fridays are always fun-WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Ahhh! Yes, I know, try to contain your excitement…because this week’s weekly whistle is about every lady’s favorite accessory-PEARLS. Being a Southern Belle, pearls are a total must have for any and all occasions! “Southern Charm Tip #9:  Every Southern Girl Should Have Pearls Galore.  You can’t go wrong with a classic single strand of pearls, but lately we’re fans of the statement pearl Necklace,” states Southern Living.

From expensively delectable dinners to the explorers searching the Mighty Mississippi, pearls have had an interesting journey…To learn more about the history of pearls as well as some nifty fashion tips, check out my latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) article here!

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Blouse: The Limited (Similar look here-Tommy Hilfiger)

Skirt: JCPenny (Similar look here-JCPenny)

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny (Get the look here!)

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During this photo shoot, Ziva decided she wanted to be on my blog too…so precious…and she managed to be more adorable than she usually is…I guess all of the selfies and Instagram pictures have finally gone to her furry head! Have I raised a glamorous diva dog? Yes, yes I have…Oh, Ziva the Diva!

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Doesn’t Ziva make a fabulous doggy model! Future career for her? Hmm…did I mention that my fur baby likes Swedish Fish and lazy couch naps?

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Denim and pearls…it simply does not get any better! Or…does it?

keep reading to find out : )

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Denim Top: Thrifted (Similar look here-Diopsters General Store on Etsy)

Tank: New York and Co. (Get the look here!)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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A new take on classic black and pearls! Trade out your LBD (little

black dress) for LBS (little black shorts) to create a day-time, pearly-perfection

ensemble!

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Blouse: American Eagle (www.americaneagleoutfitters.com)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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No…I can never be serious on photo shoots…I am still a six-year-old at heart haha:)

Okay…So, I fibbed a bit. It does get better than denim and pearls! How, you ask?

Just put the VIP in a freezing cold swimming pool with lots of pearls

and there y’all have it–an artistic take on the timeless must-have!

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There’s Ziva again, doing what she does best-begging for attention! Can you tell she is spoiled?

One plus to freezing my tooshie off in the swimming pool was teaching Ziva how to swim! Aw…my fur baby is growing up:(

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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_

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

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-perfectly-prominent-pearls/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Pretty Polka Dots in a Purple Pot

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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)

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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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 January-Bridal Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/townandgownjanuary

Town and Gown Magazine February-Love Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/february2013

Town and Gown Magazine March-Simple Green Living: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/march2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Look Totally Fab at BFW 2013

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Walking on a dream. How can I explain? Talking to myself.  Will I see again? We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it.  Always pushing up the hill searching  for the thrill of it.  On and on and on we are calling out and out again, never looking  down.  I’m just in awe of what’s in  front of me.  Is it real now?  When two people become one. I can feel it, when two people become one.  Thought I’d never see the love you found in me, now, it’s changing all the time. Living in a rhythm where the minute’s working overtime…

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Hello and greetings to my wonderful blog readers! It is that lovely time of the week again, Weekly Whistle, of course! I simply adore getting to share my favorite outfit of the week with y’all, and this week’s whistle is ever so helpful to all of my fashion week fans! Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 is about to kickoff here in the great state of Alabama, and I must be finding something darling to wear.  This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about looking totally fab at BFW 2013! So, fashionistas, let’s see what it is!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Chiffon Pants: Deep South Pout (www.deepsouthpout.com)

Stilettos: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Pearl Collection

Brooch: Beadsoul (handmade by Lisa Hamilton www.etsy.com/beadsoul)

Nail Lacquer: Revlon (Minted) & Essie (Russian Roulette)

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Why this ensemble works for a special event:

  • Classic Black & Pearl– Black and pearls are timeless and ever so elegant.  These two classics play well together–what else can I say!

  • Lace It Up–  A lace blouse is a lovely choice because it dresses up business woman trousers with ease.

  • Artistic Accessories– Add a bit of pizazz to your BFW or special event outfit with artistic statement jewelry! Create a conversation piece combo with a waterfall of pearl necklaces that says you are a Vintage Inspired Passionista! (Check out BluKat Design @ www.etsy.com/blukatdesign and Hearts of Stone Jewelry @ www.etsy.com/hrtsofstone for awesome, handmade statement jewelry!)

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To learn more about Birmingham Fashion Week, take a gander at their website: www.bhamfashionweek.com. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week, click here.

Like BFW on Facebook to keep up with the latest media coverage and runway updates! www.facebook.com/bhamfashionweek

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bhamfashionweek HASHTAG: BFW2013

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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sassy Silk Trio

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Hello, fashionistas! It is that time of the week again….WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Whoo hoo! I know y’all must be just as excited as I am! *whistle, whistle, whistle, more whistling* Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, here. we. go!

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This week’s wonderful Weekly Whistle is all about three ways to wear a sassy silk skirt! Three different looks…three different blouses…no need to change accessories…I bet you are thinking to yourself that this seems too good to be true…there is no way to create three different looks that easily…Abby, you are going crazy! No, no, no, fashionistas! It is totally true! This sassy silk trio is perfect for any fashionistas busy schedule! So, without further ado, join me as I show you three ways you can work a silk skirt in complete VIP style!

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Blouse: The Limited

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Jewelry: Avon

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Why this works:

Basic black works with neutral nude because the light/dark contrast is divine.   It creates a dynamic duo!

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Top: DREAMPOP (by Cynthia R.), JCPenny

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklace: Mark by Avon

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Why this works:

A bright printed t-shirt paired with a silky neutral skirt is a cute combo that makes this ensemble perfect for all of your darling day events.

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Sweater: The Loft

Skirt: The Gap

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Avon

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Why this works:

A cobalt blue sweater adds a pop of  personality to a neutral skirt. This gives you a look that can go from day to night with ease!

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

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

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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