Buh-Bye January, Hello Fabulous February!


Hello, fashionistas! Welcome to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! Today, I will be summarizing the month of January in a nutshell…the best of the VIP…best outfits…best tips…best everything…redundancy! So, come on! Join me as we reminisce the month of January in VIP style!














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Ah…January has been quite the humdinger…and February is going to rock! I have many new things to share with y’all….but I do not want to chat about the details right now and ruin the surprise! What I can tell you is tomorrow, I will be kicking off fabulous February with a blog that involves fashion…and a show. That, fashionistas, is all I am going to tell you! Join me tomorrow to discover the super secret awesome blog!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Work to Play

“Everybody’s doing a brand new dance, now.  Come on baby, do the loco-motion.  I know you’ll get to like it, if you give it a chance, now.  Come on baby, do the loco-motion.  My little baby sister can do it with me.  It’s easier than learning your ABC’s, so come on, come on, do the loco-motion with me!”  What a mega classic!  I can remember dancing around in my Barbie pajamas as I sang the “Locomotion” by Little Eva!  Speaking of locomotion, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Locomotion is the act or power of moving from place to place.”  That definition fits us busy fashionistas perfectly.   It is important to have a key piece in our wardrobe that can take us anywhere in a snap because of our full schedules!  My top locomotion pick for this season is a fabulous raspberry pink sweater skirt.  By changing up and layering, I was able to create two stellar looks-one for work and one for play.

Blouse: The Attic
Skirt: Target
Suspenders: Walmart
Sneakers: Converse

An outfit perfect for play and totally pretty in pink is a vintage high-collared button up and a darling raspberry hue sweater-knit skirt paired with neutral tone suspenders and retro style sneakers.  So fabulous and comfortable, this ensemble works great for looking absolutely ravishing on a quick coffee run, movies with friends, or a day of antiquing!

Sporting an adorable animal motif sweater with a precious pink vintage high collared blouse and a sweater skirt is a marvelous way to look professional, yet fun at the same time!  Pair this spectacular ensemble with classic black, closed-toe stilettos and BAM! There you have it!  You are ready to go from a day at the office to dinner in a instant!

VIP Tips on Work to Play:

  1. Purr-fect Sweaters:  Animal-motif sweaters are huge right now! “…Pair your sweater with tailored separates in luxe fabrics, such as brocade, leather, or menswear tweed. To add a grown-up edge, opt for suede platforms or booties with a high heel,” says InStyle Magazine, August 2012 issue.
  2. Playful Hemline!:  Find a playful hemline skirt that flatters your figure.  When in doubt, choose an A-line skirt!  “An A-line is universally flattering,” says Glamour magazine.
  3. Super Suspenders!:  Suspenders to the rescue!  Add a throw-back vibe to any skirt or pants outfit with suspenders!  Neutral colored suspenders play well with preppy skirts, Bermuda shorts, or slightly relaxed boy-friend jeans for a picture-perfect ensemble.  Dare to wear black suspenders with trousers and graphic tees for a funky casual look.
  4. Statement Piece Magic!:   Brooches, chunky bracelets, and unique necklaces are magical for all ensembles!  Play up a boring blouse with a gorgeous statement necklace, a business blazer with a lovely brooch, and a flowy dress with bedazzled arm candy!  You can easily take any outfit from work to play with the right accessories.
  5. Let’s Hear it for the Boys!:  For work-wear, a patterned shawl cardigan worn with a solid hue long sleeve button up underneath and paired with flat front chinos gives a comfy, yet professional vibe.  For play, wear that snazzy patterned shawl cardigan with a graphic band tee and light wash jeans.  This outfit is a terrific for a night out with the boys.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn