Weekly Whistle: Mixing Patterns + Classic Style

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It is Wednesday…and y’all know what that means *wink* IT IS WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME!

For this week’s Weekly Whistle, I am mixing patterns with my new and STYLISH skirt from Style in downtown Bristol, Tennessee and a striped top from one of my favorite Mississippi boutiques. To add a classic twist to this mixed-pattern look, I decided to embrace a more vintage style by slipping into a pair of black Mary Jane heels, putting on a vintage-inspired hat, and tossing on some pearls (of course *wink*).

Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s Weekly Whistle + be sure to come back tomorrow to see how to wear this groovy skirt 3 ways *wink*

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Blouse: Deep South Pout

Skirt: Style (Bristol location)

Pearls: personal vintage collection

Heels: Kensie Girl, Belk

Earrings: Belk

Hat: Target

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Three Ways to Wear Thursday: Golden Skirt from Serendipity Boutique

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Before I dive deep into this week’s Three Ways to Wear, I must say that it is absolutely freezing here, and this Mississippi-raised girl does not know how to handle it! My mom and I were huddling around the oven (yes, really–the oven) and eating pizza while my dad was posting pictures to Instagram of the beach sunset in Florida. It’s not fair. I want a warm vacay *wink*

Now, back on topic. For this week’s Three Ways to Wear Thursday, I am featuring a fabulous skirt from one of my favorite local shops here in Johnson City, Tennessee–Serendipity Boutique. This gold skirt is so simple, which makes dressing it up, down, and everywhere in between a piece of cake or easy as pie. You know…whichever you prefer–cake or pie? *wink* Personally…I am a pecan pie kind of gal. 

If you live in or are visiting the Johnson City TN/Bristol TN/VA area, be sure to stop by one of Serendipity’s two locations! Their wide variety of lovely fashions are sure to tickle your fancy! :)

WAY ONE: 

I first featured this awesome skirt on the sister blog S&S. Click here for more photos + outfit details.
I first featured this awesome skirt on the sister blog S&S. Click here for more photos + outfit details.

WAY TWO:

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Blazer: Anthropologie | Tee: J.Crew | Skirt: Serendipity Boutique | Socks: Target | Shoes: Kork-Ease, DSW | Belt: Anthropologie | Earrings: BluKatDesign

WAY THREE: 

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Blouse: Serendipity Boutique | Skirt: Serendipity Boutique | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk | Ring: SparkleCatStudio (BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER SILENT AUCTION HERE! MORE DETAILS BELOW!)

Info about Sparkle Cat Rescue Online Fundraising Auction: 

100% of the money raised through this auction will benefit the felines rescued by Sparkle Cat Rescue. 

This will be an ongoing auction as items are donated. Instructions will be with each item listed. 

If you are a business or an artisan/crafter wishing to donate an item or items, please contact at sparklecatrescue@gmail.com

The average cost of each feline’s routine medical care is $200+ (spay/neuter, vaccinations, combo testing). Add to that the possibility of illness during their foster care, the cost can increase. They are 100% volunteer and rely on donations from the public.

Visit their website for more information on their organization.
www.sparklecatrescue.org

Ziva joined us on today's photo shoot! Love my sweet Giant Schnauzer :)
Ziva joined us on today’s photo shoot! Love my sweet Giant Schnauzer :)
Like...OMG. Our shoes match *wink*
Like…OMG. Our shoes match *wink*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Rain

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To celebrate the 200th VIP blog post, I would like to share with y’all the awesome artistic photos my photographer took on one of the many rainy days we have had here in Alabama. Thankfully, no cameras were harmed in the taking of these photographs. Enjoy the art!

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“Songs About Rain”

by Gary Allen

Well, this town has closed down way too early,
And there’s nothin’ to do.
So I’m drivin,’ around in circles, and I’m thinkin’ about you.
Today, I heard you got a new last name,
Sure didn’t know it was gonna’ hit me this way,
And the radio just keeps playin’ all these songs about rain.

Now there’s all kinda’ songs about babies and love that goes right,
But for some unknown reason, nobody wants to play them tonight,
Hey, I hope it’s sunny wherever you are,
But that’s sure not the picture tonight in my car,
And it sure ain’t easin’ my pain, all these songs like,

Rainy Night in Georgia, Kentucky Rain.
Here comes that rainy day feelin’ again,
Blue eyes cryin’ in the early mornin’ rain,
They go on and on, and there’s no two the same.
Oh, it would be easy to blame all these songs about rain.

Well, I thought I was over you ,
But I guess maybe I’m not.
‘Cause when I let you go looks like lonely is all that I got,
Guess I’ll never know what could have been,
Sure ain’t helpin’ this mood that I’m in,
If they’re gonna keep on playin’ these songs like,

Rainy Night in Georgia, Kentucky Rain,
Here comes that rainy day feelin’ again,
Blue eyes cryin’ in the early mornin’ rain,
They go on and on,
There’s no two the same,
Oh, how I wish I could blame all these songs about rain

Rainy Night in Georgia, Kentucky Rain,
Here comes that rainy day feelin’ again,
Blue eyes cryin’ in the early mornin’ rain,
They go on and on,
There’s no two the same

Rainy Night in Georgia, Kentucky Rain,
Here comes that rainy day feelin’ again,
Blue eyes cryin’ in the early mornin’ rain,
They go on and on,
There’s no two the same.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Soiree Sociale & Scholarship Tea

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Hello, hello, hello my lovely fashionistas! Phew! What a week it has been! Studying for exams, traveling, deciding what card to get mom for Mother’s Day–Could someone please make decent cards for mom’s who only have one child? Wait…What was I talking about again…anyway…it is that wonderful time of the week that we all know and love…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Come on, VIP fans, let’s see what the VIP’s two outfits of the week are! Yep, I said two…It was too hard to decide!

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Dress: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx

Belt: Target

Hair & Makeup: Rachel Edmonds at Mia Salon

Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!
Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!

Oh, the Town and Gown Soiree Sociale was so much fun! Special thanks to Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb. & Co. for letting Town and Gown host the unveiling of the May issue at her amazing store! If you are ever in the Starkville/Columbus area, stop by R. Tabb & Co. for a FABULOUS shopping experience that you will love! R. Tabb & Co. has so many cute clothes and accessories to offer all fashionistas!

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Town and Gown Magazine Soiree Sociale party! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Like R. Tabb & Co. on Facebook so you do not miss out on all the new apparel! It is all so so SO cute! https://www.facebook.com/rtabbandco?fref=ts

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Dress: Elie Tahari

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Collection

It was such an amazing experience to attend the Alpha Xi Delta UAB Scholarship Tea! Deciding on what college to attend is quite the challenge, but the amazing ladies of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter answered many of my questions about UAB campus life. Wow…hard to believe I turn eighteen in November, and go to college in a year….where has the time gone? Wait, that’s what my mom is supposed to say! :)

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship Tea! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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Okie dokie, fashionistas! That seems to be all the time I have for today! Off to my closet, to style my outfit for an interview by The Cobalt Club tomorrow! Instead of my interviewing, I am being interviewed….Oh, looks like the tables have been turned! It is going to be so much fun–I absolutely cannot wait!

Check out The Cobalt Club blog here!

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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Where the Mind Goes While Sitting Under the Dryer”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/08/the-adventures-of-the-vip-where-the-mind-goes-while-sitting-under-the-dryer/

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle:Perfect Pearls & Musician Gabriel Tajeu

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Hello, hello fashion and music lovers! Y’all are in for a special treat today on the VIP blog!

I know, I did not post Weekly Whistle yesterday, but it was for a good and fabulous reason! I was interviewing the spectacular musician and singer, Gabriel Tajeu! Oh my gracious, readers, Gabriel is so terrific! Click here for a sneak peek of his song “Southern Skies” which will be featured on his upcoming EP Album release this summer!

Also, stay tuned to the YouTube channel and my website for the interview with Gabriel Tajeu! In the meantime, listen to more of Gabriel’s tunes on Reverb Nation by clicking here!

Connect with Gabriel Tajeu and keep up with where he will be performing next by liking his page on Facebook here and following him on Twitter here!

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Okay, now, it is time for the VIP’s favorite time of the week-except Fridays because Fridays are always fun-WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Ahhh! Yes, I know, try to contain your excitement…because this week’s weekly whistle is about every lady’s favorite accessory-PEARLS. Being a Southern Belle, pearls are a total must have for any and all occasions! “Southern Charm Tip #9:  Every Southern Girl Should Have Pearls Galore.  You can’t go wrong with a classic single strand of pearls, but lately we’re fans of the statement pearl Necklace,” states Southern Living.

From expensively delectable dinners to the explorers searching the Mighty Mississippi, pearls have had an interesting journey…To learn more about the history of pearls as well as some nifty fashion tips, check out my latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) article here!

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Blouse: The Limited (Similar look here-Tommy Hilfiger)

Skirt: JCPenny (Similar look here-JCPenny)

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny (Get the look here!)

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During this photo shoot, Ziva decided she wanted to be on my blog too…so precious…and she managed to be more adorable than she usually is…I guess all of the selfies and Instagram pictures have finally gone to her furry head! Have I raised a glamorous diva dog? Yes, yes I have…Oh, Ziva the Diva!

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Doesn’t Ziva make a fabulous doggy model! Future career for her? Hmm…did I mention that my fur baby likes Swedish Fish and lazy couch naps?

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Denim and pearls…it simply does not get any better! Or…does it?

keep reading to find out : )

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Denim Top: Thrifted (Similar look here-Diopsters General Store on Etsy)

Tank: New York and Co. (Get the look here!)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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A new take on classic black and pearls! Trade out your LBD (little

black dress) for LBS (little black shorts) to create a day-time, pearly-perfection

ensemble!

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Blouse: American Eagle (www.americaneagleoutfitters.com)

Shorts: Target (Get the look here!)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Similar look here-Belk, Jessica Simpson)

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No…I can never be serious on photo shoots…I am still a six-year-old at heart haha:)

Okay…So, I fibbed a bit. It does get better than denim and pearls! How, you ask?

Just put the VIP in a freezing cold swimming pool with lots of pearls

and there y’all have it–an artistic take on the timeless must-have!

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There’s Ziva again, doing what she does best-begging for attention! Can you tell she is spoiled?

One plus to freezing my tooshie off in the swimming pool was teaching Ziva how to swim! Aw…my fur baby is growing up:(

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Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/03/the-adventures-of-the-vip-perfectly-prominent-pearls/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn