3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater: Outfit #1


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Today, I would like to introduce my new styling challenge: 3 Ways to Wear a Red Sweater. Yay!  I purchased this sweater on my last Grand Haul shopping spree with The Outlet Shops of Grand River because its vibrant red hue was absolutely irresistible! I could not leave GAP without this in hand *wink*

So, how many different ways can you wear a red sweater? Well, over the next few days, I am going to show y’all three of the many looks I was able to create with this cozy piece.  

Now, let’s take a look at Outfit #1!

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Sweater: GAP, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Vera Bradley

Cords: J.Crew

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk

Purse: Kate Spade (The Summit, Birmingham, AL)


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Lucky 13: Weekly Whistle Day-Cation


Grab your backpack and your school assignments for the day because an outfit this superb deserves a little day-cation. With the gorgeous green sweater being accented with the white statement necklace, how could you not show off this sweet and casual ensemble!

Why I love it: This Lucky 13 look is comfy, yet a bit dressy. It is perfect for class, lunch with friends, or a quick day-cation!

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Sweater: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shorts: Gap, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Necklace: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Heels: Lucky Brand


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Zoolight Safari 2012


Hello, hello, hello, my lovely fashionistas! If y’all were wondering why this week’s Weekly Whistle was not posted on December 19, it is because I was volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo for the Zoolight Safari! It was so much fun, and I just had to share it with all of you! Since I was unable to walk around and take adorable pictures as usual, I gave my mom permission to be “Miss VIP Jr.” as I took up tickets for the train ride! Let’s just say my mom had a lot of fun “playing me” haha:)


A short tour of the Birmingham Zoo’s “Zoolight Safari” brought to you by the VIP’s mom, Chasidy Hathorn!

Sweater: The Loft
Blouse: The Attic (Yes, I let my mom borrow my beloved vintage pieces.)
Pants: The Loft
Shoes: Sanuk
Purse: Vera Bradley

I styled my mom’s outfit to help her to be comfortable with her new Mini Med Paradigm Revel Insulin Pump with CGM. My mom is a type one diabetic so finding the prefect outfit is key to being comfy and confident!

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I met  a lot of amazing people as I volunteered at Zoolight Safari on December 19! There were lots of laughs and smiles as I got random hugs from joyful kids who thought I was Santa’s helper. The event  that made my night was when I met several very enthusiastic girls who thought it was “totally boss”  that I write a blog, newspaper column, and style outfits for a magazine at 17.  Totally boss…I might have to start using that…

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I could not do all of the fabulous things I have done without my amazing parents! Thank you Mom and Deddy for everything y’all do for “the sake of the blog”! From shopping sprees to staying up all night planning photo shoots, there is no way I could do it alone!

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This basically sums up how ridiculous my Dad and I act on a regular basis...got to love us:)
This basically sums up how ridiculous my Dad and I act on a regular basis…got to love us:)

Don’t forget to like my Facebook page to keep up with all the latest VIP news! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

Newspaper Column: www.realstorypublishing.com (The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section!)


Happy Holidays to all! May your holiday events be filled with love, laughter and fashion!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn