5 Days of Denim: Transformation Tuesday

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Hello, my fabulouses! Today is Transformation Tuesday on the 5 Days of Denim series, and I cannot wait for y’all to see how this retro floral button-down has transformed from summer hipster to fall chic!

Check out Closet Shopping: Vintage Hipster to see how the VIP wore this blouse back in April 2013.

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Blouse: VIP’s personal vintage collection

Jeans: Chip & Pepper, Belk

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer!

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Hello, VIP fashionistas! Let’s kick off this amazing week with an amazing VIP Accessories Challenge! For those of you who are just now joining me on my blogging adventure…or for those of you who simply forgot what a VIP Accessories Challenge is–don’t nod your head no…it’s okay–we all forget things–especially me. I forget to take my laundry upstairs pretty much every single day–Anyway…an Accessories Challenge is where I take one outfit and swap out ONLY accessories to create a variety of looks with ease! Oh….fashionistas can never have too many accessories!

Now, without further ado…I present to you the VIP’s Accessories Challenge with a sunshine yellow strapless dress from Deep South Pout in Starkville, Mississipp! Whoo hoo!

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VIP TIP:

Mixing metallics is a fun and easy way to create a superbly chic look that adds pizazz to any and all summer ensembles! Who said you cannot mix gold and silver together? Well…it was not the VIP!

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 Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Personal Vintage Collection (Truth is…I took it out of my mom’s closet…shhh…)

Heels: Avon

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk–Trussville, AL

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VIP TIP:

A sassy twist to any floor-length strapless dress is color blocked sandals! Beating the summer heat has never been so stylish! Thanks, Gus Mayer, for a wonderful selection of spectacular sandals!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Sandals: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Peach Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Green & Turquoise Bracelet: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklaces:  Personal Vintage Collection (aka my mom’s closet)

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VIP TIP:

Tie up floor-dusting dresses to create a more casual style that is perfect for a coffee trip!…let’s admit it…we all love and NEED our Starbucks runs, BUT we gotta’ look super cute!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY–Click here to see the very first VIP DIY!

Sandals: Circus by: Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Belt: Target

Glasses: BCBG MazAzria (yes, these are my REAL glasses.)

Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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VIP TIP:

I will throw in a personal testimony for all of my blonde readers out there! I was a tad bit nervous to wear this luscious yellow dress because I was afraid it would clash and look terrible with my blonde hair…BUT it doesn’t–it looks fabulous! At the end of the day, blondes can sport yellow–I am not really sure who told me they couldn’t….hmm…

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY

Heels: OBT, Gus Mayer

Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Little Bitty Pretty One

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Little Bitty Pretty One by: Thurston Harris

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk to me
Lovey dovey lovely one
Come sit down on my knee

I can tell you a story
That happened a long time ago
Little pitty pretty one
I’ve been watching you grow

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk to me
Lovey dovey lovely one
Come sit down on my knee

Come on everybody
Let’s put our hands together and sing along
Come on, come on
I’m saying
Come on

I can tell you a story
That happened a long time ago
Little bitty pretty one
I’ve been watching you grow 

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Oh, hello there, VIP readers! Phew…what a day I have had! No, not stressful…it was perfect….chillaxing by the pool with the Giant Schnauzer…getting a nice golden tan…well, golden is not the word I would use…now, that I just looked in the mirror… *Screams from upstairs* Oh, mom….I am going to need some aloe! Okay, okay! Enough about my poolside day, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! *DRUM ROLL* IT”S WEEKLY WHISTLE TIMEEEEEE!

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Dress: Personal Vintage Collection-1960s

Belt: Deep South Pout

Heels: Belk, Jessica Simpson

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My goodness, I just love the 60s! All of the magnificent colors and patterns…and not to mention the spectacular music makes me want to find a time machine and travel back to a simpler time! Ahh…it appears that I have been living in the wrong era…anyone have a time machine I may borrow? Thanks, that would be great.

Well….readers, my mom says that it is time for me to treat the hot sensation of my sunburn now…bleh. So, tah tah for now fabulous fashionistas!

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Go see the astonishing performance of Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of Earth in Columbus, Mississippi, April 9-13 at 7:30pm to experience a magnificent play directed by M.J. Etua!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn