Weekly Whistle: Summer Fun with R. Tabb & Co

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On my recent trip back to the home-state, I stopped by one of my favorite boutiques in Starkville, Mississippi–R. Tabb & Co.. When I was living in Mississippi several years ago, I did a Town & Gown Magazine event at R. Tabb where I first fell in love with the clothing store. I totally stalked my own blog to find the photo below of Rebecca Tabb and I three years ago. Goodness gracious–hard to believe it was that long ago! Time flies when you’re having fun! How cliche am I *wink*

The VIP with owner of R. Tabb & Co, Rebecca Tabb in 2012.
The VIP with owner of R. Tabb & Co, Rebecca Tabb in 2012. Check out a blog blast from the past here.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit below which features some fabulous Mississippi fashions and accessories! Be sure to come back tomorrow, too, for an awesome Three Ways to Wear Thursday featuring another R. Tabb buy–woo hoo! *happy dance* The VIP loves and misses R. Tabb & Co. 

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Tank: R. Tabb & Co (Starkville, Mississippi)

Shorts: Shellz Boutique (Jonesborough location)

Hat: Blu Gertrude (made in Mississippi)

Wedges: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Long necklace (blue): BROLIN & BAILEY CO. (GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE)

Crystal necklace: gifted 

Short necklace (662): Aspen Bay (Starkville, Mississippi) –this necklace is a reminder of where my roots are, in Mississippi. The “662” is the telephone area code for where I grew up :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Weekly Whisle: Summer Slouch Series Outfit 2

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Hello, my fabulouses, guess what day it is? Fashionistas, what day is it? Oh, come on! I know you can hear me! Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, what day is it Mike? hahahahahah Leslie, guess what day it is! “It’s hump day.” WHOOP WHOOP! …

Sorry, I just had to do that–I absolultely adore that camel on the Geico commercial….ANYWAY it is WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Yay! So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is!

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Blouse: Belk

Skirt: Belk

Shoes: Lucky Brand, Belk

Hat: Cos-Medi Center, Columbus, MS

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Summer Color Crush: Hello, Yellow! http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/19/the-adventures-of-the-vip-summer-color-crush-hello-yellow/

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue: http://www.townandgownmagazine.com/#!current-issue/c113z

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: All About Sunglasses

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Hello, fabulous! It is that time of the week again on the VIP blog, and y’all know what that means–WEEKLY WHISTLE! Yay! This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about snazzy sunglasses. Every fashionista and fashionado needs AT LEAST ONE PAIR of sunnies for all occasions! Hm…I wonder what style of sunglasses I will add to my collection?

As I dream up my next pair of sunglasses, why don’t y’all enjoy this week’s Weekly Whistle! Remember, it is all about the fantabulous sunglasses!

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Special thanks to Jonathan Shalon Ballard for doing my makeup and modeling with me! Isn’t he fabulous!

gnoflyersmallerJoin me for a fabulous fashion show presented by Birmingham-based novelist Liza Elliott! There will be hot summer apparel from local stores and fashion shows every hour on the hour at The Summit Club in downtown Birmingham. Great local food trucks will be serving up the cuisine as we enjoy all of the fashion shows. Tickets purchased will benefit Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center.

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets ahead of time, please visit http://girlsnightoutoperationbeachready-eorg.eventbrite.com/# I cannot wait to see y’all there!

Related Article on See Jane Write by Javacia Bowser: http://www.seejanewritebham.com/2013/06/win-tickets-to-girls-night-out.html

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Behind the Lenses: The History of Sunglasses–http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/12/the-adventures-of-the-vip-behind-the-lenses-the-history-of-sunglasses/

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue: http://www.townandgownmagazine.com/#!current-issue/c113z

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Summer Slouch Series: Outfit One

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Maybe it is just me, but I have noticed that the trending ensemble for summer activities is a t-shirt, Nike shorts, and sandals. Here, in Birmingham, you will see LOTS of teenagers sporting the oversized pocket tees, Nike shorts, and Chacos with their hair and makeup fixed perfectly.  No, I am not bashing the fashion. Every girl needs their “play” clothes–even fashionistas like me!  Whenever I make a quick run to Target, you will most likely see me in Nike running shorts, a t-shirt, my lovely green Chacos, and a messy top bun or side pony tail–there you go, paparazzi.  Now, you know where to snap a picture of me when I am not all dolled up.  You’re welcome.

Now don’t get me wrong…I am all about being comfortable, but I cannot resort to wearing my hair down, with full-fledged makeup… and then tossing on athletic shorts and an old t-shirt…hmm…how can I feel comfortable and look amazing at the same time?  Two words.  Summer Slouch.

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What is Summer Slouch, you ask?  Well, it is quite simple.  Rather than slipping on Nike shorts and a Joe’s Crab Shack tee, you can toss on a cute and colorful mini skirt paired with a graphic tee and snazzy sneakers for a look that is far more dazzling!  That is what Summer Slouch is all about–quick, easy, comfortable, and super spectacularly stylish.

Whether you are having an all-day girls-day shopping all over the city OR whether you are going for a picnic at the local botanical gardens with that cute guy you met at the beach OR whatever the occasion…the VIP Summer Slouch will keep you feeling comfy and looking too-hot-to-handle.  Now, enough chatting and explaining and thinking about meeting a hot guy at the beach, let’s see what cute combo is going to kick off the VIP Summer Slouch Series. Woo hoo!

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T-shirt: Lucky Brand

Skirt: JC Penny

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations:  http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue: http://www.townandgownmagazine.com/#!current-issue/c113z

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: ’64 Skylark, Baby!

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Hello, hello, hello, my fantastically fabulous fashionistas! I am going to jump right to the chase with this week’s Weekly Whistle…because I absolutely ADORE the photo “prop” and the flowy summer shorts from three07! Oh, the 1964 Buick Skylark in a dreamy cobalt blue hue made for truly perfect photos….mmhmm…..it does not get much better than vintage rides and fabulous fashions! All I can say is ’64 Skylark, baby…1964 Skylark, baby!

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Blouse:  The Limited

Shorts:  three07

Belt:  Anthropologie

Heels:  BCBG

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban (Polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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No words can explain how much in love I am with this 1964 Buick Skylark! Thank you Joseph St. John (aka Mr. Joe) for the use of your luscious car for this lovely photo shoot! Mr. Joe isn’t just an awesome guy with an awesome car…Mr. Joe is my boss man at Real Media!  Speaking of Real Media, you can read my latest weekly fashion article “The Adventures of the VIP: The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations” by clicking here.

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stationshttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn