Everything She Touches Turns to Gold | Vintage Sequin Dress

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One of my resolutions for 2016 is to get back to my blog roots by buying and wearing more vintage, and while on a recent photo shoot with my dear friend Andrew of Snapshot Avenue, I found this AH-MAZING vintage gem at Jonesborough Antiques & Artisans.  This 1980s, gold, sequined jacket/dress is an absolute power-piece, and I am tempted to slap the VIP logo on the back and wear it all of the time *wink* Oh. My. Goodness. I love sparkle…and especially vintage sparkles *wink*

Behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Andrew Love.
Behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Andrew Love.

This stately frock is so gold that it reminds me of one of my favorite James Bond movies, Goldfinger! Now, as you take a gander at this week’s fabulous Weekly Whistle, listen to this killer Shirley Bassey Bond theme song and get inspired to wear more gold, vintage and sequins*wink*

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Dress: Jonesborough Antiques & Artisans

Tights: Target

Shoes: Nine West, Outlet Shops of Grand River

Earrings: BuriedDiamond, Etsy

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Fabulous Friday: Special Thanks to my Great-Aunts Jo and Judy

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

On my last trip home to Mississippi, I visited my two great-aunts, Jo and Judy. While at their homes in Kosciusko, we sorted through old family pictures, told crazy stories from the past, and even went through some of their vintage fashions. Aunt Judy gave me the lovely pair of vintage gold hoop earrings featured on this blog post, and Aunt Jo gave me the awesome Aztec-print wrap-skirt. I am assuming the wrap-skirt is from the late 70s, early 80s because of the pattern and sizing; however, who knows! I asked Aunt Jo from which era it was, but you know us Southern women…we do not tell our age or anything that might hint at our actual age. *wink*

Oh, how I miss my fashionably awesome great aunts and Mississippi! So, since I cannot sing (nor does anyone want to hear me try), I am dedicating this week’s Fabulous Friday to my great-aunts, Jo and Judy. Note: I will be going to Walgreens later to print them off these pictures…they do not have the internet; however, Aunt Judy is very skillful with blowing up old photos on her scan-in printer *wink*

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the outfit details + fab photos. 

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Top: J.Crew

Skirt: Vintage

Necklace: Deep South Pout

Earrings: Vintage

Wedges: Kork-Ease, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Birmingham Home and Garden Show 2014

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The Birmingham Home and Garden Show 2014 was four days jammed pack with celebrity guests, food tastings, inspiring outdoor displays, local vendors, and MORE! Can you believe it? All of that fabulousness in downtown Birmingham at the BJCC [Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex]!

I attended the Birmingham Home and Garden Show on Saturday, February 15, and I was amazed at the turn out! There were so many people chatting with local vendors, sampling food at the Western Supermarket pavilion, and snapping iPhone pictures of the awesome yard inspiration.
I attended the Birmingham Home and Garden Show on Saturday, February 15, and the turn out was amazing. There were so many people here, there, and everywhere chatting with local vendors, sampling food at the Western Supermarket Pavilion, and snapping iPhone pictures of the awesome garden displays. Oh, the Birmingham Home and Garden Show is the place to go!

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Car shopping at the Home and Garden show? Nah...I wish--my dad said no race cars *wink* I guess I will have to stick to Fiat of Birmingham *wink*
Car shopping at the Home and Garden show? Nah…I wish–my dad said no race cars *wink* I guess I will have to find a super adorable and sporty ride at Fiat of Birmingham *wink*
Carmen Johnston presenting Southern Plant Collection's expert decorating tips for 2014. Wow! Carmen gave me some great ideas for decorating the small green space of my future apartment.
Carmen Johnston presenting Southern Living Plant Collection’s expert decorating tips for 2014. Wow! Carmen gave me some great ideas for decorating the small green space of my future apartment.
Ah...daffodils! Spring is in the air....
Ah…daffodils! Spring is in the air….
Love this backyard idea! So cute and colorful!
Love this backyard idea! So cute and colorful!
Emily Ellyn (as seen on Food Network Star Season 8 and Cupcake Wars) and I chatting about about vintage prior to the interview. We could have talked about vintage clothes all day long *wink*
Emily Ellyn (as seen on Food Network Star Season 8 and Cupcake Wars) and I chatting vintage clothes prior to the interview. We could have talked about vintage all day long *wink*
Meeting Ahmed Hassan (Yard Crashers host) before our interview. It was so much fun getting to meet and chat with Ahmed!
Meeting Ahmed Hassan (Yard Crashers host) before our interview. He is such a fun person and a healthy eater *note the banana in his left hand haha* ;)
Ooo another paparazzi shot! The VIP and Emily Ellyn chatting with the Father Nature Landscapes people about their awesome display.
Ooo another “paparazzi” shot! The VIP and Emily Ellyn chatting with Father Nature Landscapes about their awesome display.
Ahmed Hassan giving his presentation at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show 2014.
Ahmed Hassan giving his presentation at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show 2014.
Emily Ellyn cooking up a storm at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show 2014.
Emily Ellyn cooking up a storm at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show 2014.
Okay...So, this photo was wayyyy too embarrassing for me NOT to share with y'all. The VIP in public with no heels, dressed up, and eating a cheeseburger. That's okay though, I am not ashamed *wink*
Okay…So, this photo was wayyyy too funny for me NOT to share with y’all. The VIP in public with no heels, dressed up, and eating a cheeseburger. That’s okay though, I am not ashamed *wink*
And...another shot of the VIP and her dad snacking it out at the show haha *wink*
And…another shot of the VIP and her dad snacking it out at the show…check out my chew-smile haha *wink*

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For more information about the Birmingham Home & Garden Shows, please visit www.birminghamhomeandgardenshow.com.

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Stay tuned later today for the VIP Interview with Ahmed Hassan! Yay!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater Outfit #3 (Weekly Whistle)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

What are y’all up to tonight? The VIP is sitting at the hotel in Johnson City, Tennessee watching the new episode of Psych!

Tonight on the blog, I would like to reveal the last outfit of the 3 Ways to Wear: Cynthia Rowley Owl Sweater.  Outfit #3 is also this week’s Weekly Whistle! Yay!

To change up Outfit #2, I traded the patterned cords for a vintage skirt, tossed off the yellow scarf, and hopped into a pair of darling socks and Cynthia Rowley sneakers. Tah dah! A totally hipster look that is perfect for chilling at the coffee house or shopping at the mall with the besties!

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Sweater: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Socks: handmade by Carlene Jackson

Sneakers: Cynthia Rowley, Belk

Button Stud Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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

Arm Candy: 

 Etheral Energy by Liz Stechschulte; Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton, Sparkle Cat Studio by Stephanie Grantham

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Strictly Zebra Business

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Hello, my fabulouses! This week’s Weekly Whistle is Strictly Zebra Business–the VIP’s signature curls, blue blazer, and zebra print…Oh, I just do not think it gets any better!

Where did I find such a precious zebra tank? My mom’s closet, of course! Thanks, momma, for keeping all of your fabulous vintage clothes:)

Okay, okay, okay! I cannot hold back the pictures anymore….So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionable readers, let’s get fabulous!

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Blazer: Urban Outfitters

Tank: Mom’s closet

Shorts: Target

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk

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What is your favorite animal print to wear?

Tell the VIP! Comment on this blog or post a picture of you sporting your fabulous animal print frock to the VIP Facebook page!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn