Palm Springs Pineapple Soiree

A few weeks ago I drove to Palm Springs to celebrate Miss Jesica’s Bachelorette Party. Jes & I actually met at a blogging conference 4 years ago. Celebrating Jes is very easy for all of us because she is one of the kindest, most caring, true friend a girl could have. Jes loves Pineapples so it was an easy decision to create the perfect Palm Springs Pineapple Soiree.

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Pineapple Cups, Pineapple Straws, Pineapple Garland-c/o Oriental Trading

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Thank you Oriental Trading for helping us spoil our girl~

Got2b Volumaniac

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I was thrilled when Got2b sent me over some of their new products from their Volumaniac line. Volume is something I am always looking for more of when blow drying my hair. I am constantly trying to get that smooth blown out look that you get at the salon.

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I found this massive round brush back in college and I have used it ever since, well not this exact one. But it does a really nice job at smoothing out the hair from root.

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I have naturally curly hair so I am always looking for products that smooths and adds volume.  I started by applying the Mousse to my whole head, then applied the root boost. Finished up with the Hair Spray!

The best part about these products is how nice they smell. I tend to be a little picky when it comes to hair care smells and these are fresh and not too much. My hair felt smooth and full all day long. Thanks Got2b I am hooked!got2b2 got2b3

All photos taken by Hazelleyez Photography

 

This post was in sponsored by @got2b. All opinions are of my own.

Savers Closet Remix

savers arizonaOne of my favorite things to do in the new year is a good closet sweep.  Believe it or not I actually enjoy cleaning out my closet and getting rid of things. I will admit, sometimes it is difficult to part form some items, but in the end you will be thankful you haven’t kept that unworn blouse you “may wear someday.”  Plus it makes room for the new items I have been swooning.

Here are some helpful questions I ask myself when cleaning out my closet:
“Have I worn this in a year?”
“Is this something a woman in their 30’s would wear?”
“What would I wear this to?” -and give yourself 30 seconds
“How many times would I wear this in a year?”

Since I was in a teenager I have donated and shopped at Savers. If you have read my blog you know Savers is my all time favorite thrift store.  By donating with Savers you are not only recycling unused goods, but you are helping preserve the landfills of America.  Savers/Value Village  actually keeps 650 million lbs of reusable items out of landfills annually.  It is a great feeling to drop off the old items and an added bonus you can recycle them to people who need them.

Thrift stores are meant to be a treasure hunt so I don’t always purchase items after donating, but in the new year I like to grab a few key pieces to intermix into my wardrobe.  I wanted to show you all how easy it is to not only pick up thrifted items, but then incorporate them into your already fabulous wardrobe.   Below are some looks I put together from “new to me” items I purchased on my recent  Savers trips.

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Top-Savers, Dress-Savers, Shoes-Vince,  Sunnies-Sunglass Spot, Clutch-Vintage Gucci

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Jacket-Forever 21, Patches-Savers (I took these patches to a tailor and had them sew them onto my jacket for an updated look, Shirt-Savers, Jeans-Rag & Bone, Shoes-Adidas

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Blouse-Nordstrom, Blazer-Savers, Shorts-Target, Shoes-Zara, Bag-Liz Claiborne via Savers

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Shirt-Nordstrom, Jumper-Savers, Shoes-Vince, Bag-French Connection, Sunnies-Forever 21

I hope these looks inspire you to check out your local Savers next time you are looking for an affordable way to remix your closet.

<3

Amy

Downtown Baby

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*pics by Hazelleyez Photography

Bisbee, AZ

Bisbee, AZ has been on my radar the minute I discovered The Shady Dell’s website. I knew I would enjoy this one of a kind vintage RV park, but had no idea how darling the entire town was. We arrived just before sunset and got greeted by the park manager, full of energy who reminded us of a cartoon character. I am not a big camper and was not expecting much from the amenities department, but boy was I wrong. Our little trailer was equipped with everything we needed. I love how much of it seems untouched and preserved for the full affect. Between old cars, abandon stores, and the coolest locals it’s a must see if you’re ever in the Southern Arizona area.

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xoxo,
Amy

Sonoita, AZ

If you head 40 mins south of Tucson you will come up on these beautiful rolling hills surrounded by mountains which is Sonoita, AZ. A small town home to over a dozen vineyards. A few of my favorites are Callaghan, Flying Leap, Dos Cabezas, and Canelo Hills. Both times I have been to Sonoita it has rained just before sunset. From endless Blue skies, to storms, then rainbows and killer sunsets. sonoita wine tasting wine tasting sonoita sonoita arizona sonoita wine tasting FullSizeRender (9) IMG_1255 IMG_1252If you ever get the chance to travel Southern Arizona and visit some of these vineyards I recommend staying at the Hacienda De Sonoita. It’s a charming b&b on 40 plus acres.

<3 Amy

Apple Annies

Although it may be October, it’s hardly Fall yet here in Arizona. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t embark on some fun Fall activities right? After some research the best Apple picking I found is in Wilcox, Arizona, at Apple Annie’s Orchard. Apple Annie’s is located about 3 hrs Southeast of Phoenix. The drive is beautiful and the apples are not running out anytime soon. apple annie orchard apple annie apple picking apple picking arizona FullSizeRender (5) where to apple pic apple picking phoenix apple pickingarizona apple pickingApple Annie’s is family owned and operated and is open until October 31st. Stay tuned later this week for some more Arizona spots you don’t want to miss this fall.

xoxo,
AVC

Arizona Inn

arizona inn tucson arizonaA few weeks ago I headed about an hour and a half south from Phoenix to the beautiful, Arizona Inn.   I have been to this property a handful of times, but never had the chance to stay in one of the darling suites.  The luxury Inn has 92 casita-style rooms that spread over 14 acres of gardens, fountains, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson, Arizona. It is the perfect mix of desert succulents and beautiful florals.  One of the things that has always drawn me to this one of a kind hotel is the history of it.

arizona inn desert oasis arizona inn flowers arizona inn courtyardArizona Inn has been family owned and operated since its creation in 1930 by Isabella Greenway. Isabella was Arizona’s first congresswoman, how bad ass is that?  She also was besties with Eleanor Roosevelt who was a frequent visitor at the Inn. (John Wayne would stay here too) After 8 decades this world-renowned resort is still fulfilling Isabella’s original promise of a desert oasis filled with privacy, quiet and sunshine.

arizona inn style arizona inn poolThis place is also very special to me because it was where my grandmother use to stay every year while she visited my mother and her siblings at UofA. That’s the beauty of historic pieces and places, the memories & the stories that they keep decade after decade.  I hope you have the chance to experience this gem for yourself someday. AZ Inn is located at:

2200 E. Elm Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Make your reservation today at: 1-800-933-1093

Have a great rest of your week!

<3  Amy

 

 

 

Marfa, Texas

Shortly after Christmas I got the opportunity to take a road trip through New Mexico & Texas with my girlfriend Ashley. I have been fascinated by Marfa, Texas since first hearing about it. I was living in San Diego managing a restaurant in a high touristy area and one of my customers who was visiting from Europe told me about his recent trip there. He had killer style and told me if I was into fashion and the arts that it was the place to go. Then began the googling…oh my gosh this places looks awesome!!! If awesome to you means small, ghost townish, one street, literally one stop light.  And you’re comfortable seeing the same people at all the same places because there just aren’t that many.  It almost felt like a time warp. Pretty awesome if you ask me. I will share more about what we did in the town of Marfa later next week, but for now here are some shots of us getting into town. The Prada store is actually in Valentine, Texas so it was our first stop. No, it’s not actually a store, but there are shoes and bags inside. Read more here.welcome to marfa marfa texas prada what i wore to prada installation FullSizeRenderIf you get the chance to head to Marfa definitely do it. There isn’t a direct airport which makes it hard to get to, but it’s about an hour outside of El, Paso which is an easy flight. I hope you have a great day!

Amy

Western Wear

I couldn’t wait to soak in all the desert landscape at Tanque Verde Ranch.  I found this long fringe number that I still had not worn and knew it would be perfect.

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xoxo,
Amy