30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Comfy Paradise

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Hello, my fabulouses! I have the most delightful J.Crew outfit for y’all today! It is perfect for a weekend road trip to paradise…I’ve got two tickets to paradise. Won’t you pack your bags, we’ll leave tonight! I’ve got two tickets to paradise. I’ve got two tickets to paradise! Sorry, y’all! I could not resist jamming out to a little Eddie Money. I wish my last name were “Money”…

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

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Shorts: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Wrap Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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Bracelet: Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Are you looking to stretch your fashion dollar? Check out my Grand Haul Girl video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River below!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: 2 looks in 1

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Hello, my fabulouses! I am skipping ahead a week to celebrate the First Day of Autumn! Come on, who wants to wait until September 22 to celebrate one of the best seasons of the year!  Oh, the weather is magnificent, and the this outfit is absolutely fall-tastic! So, let’s celebrate autumn a week early with today’s J.Crew Challenge 2 looks in 1. Now, it’s time to get fall-bulous!

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V-neck Tee: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Flannel Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Skirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Scarf: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Shoes: Vans (VIP DIY)

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Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: Adventuring with Patterns, Style, & Color

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Hello, my fabulouses! I am going to keep this simple and sweet. Today’s 30 Day J.Crew look is all about adventuring with patterns, style, and color. Why not create a tremendously fabulous three-piece outfit with floral, plaid flannel, and bright! So, let’s go have a fashionable adventure and take a gander at the fourteenth J. Crew Challenge ensemble! Come on–it is time to get fabulous!

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V-neck Tee: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Flannel Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Skirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Shoes: Vans (VIP DIY)

BLOOPER! Oopsy--the VIP had a slight scare when several fish splashed their tales out of the water. Man...they messed up my Vogue pose before this...
BLOOPER! Oopsy–the VIP was startled when a few fish jumped out of the water. Man…they messed up my Vogue pose…
The VIP being silly while running test shots for lighting with the two photographers. Obviously, there was not a full moment during this adventurous photo shoot!
The VIP being silly with the two photographers while running test shots for lighting. Obviously, there was never a dull moment on this adventurous photo shoot!

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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

One Top, Six Ways: Part Two

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Hello, my lovely fashionistas! Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog for three more ways to wear this spectacular Michael Stars t-shirt from Gus Mayer! Oh, I cannot believe how many different looks I have created with such a simple blouse…who would have thought that a turquoise t-shirt could go so far in the fashion world!

If you missed One Top, Six Ways: Part One, no need to panic! Everyone just calm down! Click here for a direct link….see, I said it would all be okay:)

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Ahh! I can barely contain my excitement! These three additional ways to wear the superb Michael Stars blouse are so spectacular! Yay! Jump for joy because summer is here, and so is One Top, Six Ways: Part Two! Whoo hoo!

Gotta’ Have My Summer Slouchy Hat!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer

Shorts: VIP DIY

Hat: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklace & Bracelets: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Forever Brightly Twisted!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer

Shorts: American Eagle

Scarf: Brightly Twisted, Gus Mayer

Necklace & Bracelets: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

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Gus Mayer, Gus Mayer, & More Gus Mayer!

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Shorts: Paige Denim Company, Gus Mayer

Scarf: Brightly Twisted, Gus Mayer

Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Ring: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP: Memorial Day History in a Large, Medium, and Small Nutshell–http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/22/the-adventures-of-the-vip-memorial-day-history-and-fashion-in-a-large-medium-and-small-nutshell/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn