Monthly Archives: June 2012

Adore It Afford It-Summer Stripes

It is rare for me to find someone who doesn’t enjoy stripes. Something about the traditional print that simply works for nearly everyone no matter the age.  My mom being a huge fan :)  I find myself always packing at least one stripped item while traveling because it is a wonderful layering piece and can be used in multiple outfits which is ideal.  I put together this outfit for a bbq I was going to with friends.

Dress-Old Navy (on sale $9.00), Jacket-Rubbish from Nordstrom Rack (on sale $14.90), Aviators-Ray Ban’s, Shoes-Toms, Bracelets-Bfrend, Watch-Target

TGIF my lovelies,

xoxo

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Most of these pics captured this week were during my stay in San Fran with my best friend Annie. Annie and I met in college and were later roommates during our remaining two years. Words can’t really express what she means to me. I have literally never met someone that I feel understands, identifies, challenges me, unconditionally loves me, cries and laughs with me so in tune as Annie does. Without hesitation she was named my sister years ago. Our family, other friends and boyfriends over the years understand the depths of “us” and get that it is something special. Anyways, enough mushy stuff. This beezie and I will ride and die together til the end.  This one’s for you tiz nilly nasty negner…

Relaxing on Annie’s AMAZING deck

Morning Coffee on the deckWaiting for BART

The AMAZING Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit- See my post about it here

Driving into the city under the beautiful Bay Bridge

Arm Candy

Annie’s fab pants

Annie’s vintage fur collared trench she’s been holding out on me!

Love & miss local REAL coffee

A woman is…

We pretty much hung out on the deck the whole wkd!

sisters

Haight St shopping is the best

Love this wall at Wes Cafe

Have a lovely day

xoxo,

AVC

Scarf Print Galore

Totally in love with this trend because I feel like it screaaaams VINTAGE. I adore the bright colors of these threads,  so feminine and lovely for summer.  I am dying for that ROMPER (#6)

1, 2, 4, 6-River Island, 3-Topshop, 5-Oasis

If you didn’t know about River Island or Oasis before you have to check them out.  Similar to Topshop they coin a style and fashion only London can produce. One of my girlfriends/roommates from college lives there and has opened my eyes to so many different amazing shopping websites.  Seriously, I need to get back to London ASAP!!! This weekend when I was browsing these websites and loving on the scarf print I realized that I had a vintage scarf print shirt hiding away in my closet.

Flats-Sam Edleman, Shirt-Elizabeth and James, Glasses-Vintage Dior, Jeans-Jolt, Scarf print blouse-Vintage, Bag-Halogen (Nordstrom)

Happy Hump Day Lovelies!

xoxo,

AVC

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

This past weekend I was in San Francisco visiting my best friend Annie. She had a lot of fun things planned for us, one being a trip to the De Young Museum for the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. This was clearly right up my ally and in true Annie/Amy fashion we spent the entire day thrifting and shopping before hand. The Museum allowed camera phones with no flash which didn’t produce the most high quality pictures, but the exquisite gowns still shined through.

The experience was beyond exceptional and I look forward to visiting the De Young Museum again while I am in SF. If you’re ever in the area I highly recommend it. Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

xoxo,

AVC

Indian Princess

When I was a child my dad and I did “Indian Princesses” It was a group similar to girl scouts that would meet weekly and we did crafts, earned badges and spent time with our daddy’s. My name was Soaring Dove and dad’s was Bald Eagle-Very fitting for his bald head! :) This outfit totally reminds me of this group and I am super nostalgic about it oh so grateful that I had a dad who wanted to join with me.

Shoes-Target, Dress-Matty M, Sunnies-Vintage Dior, Necklaces-Vintage De Grazia (my grandma Shields’ fav)

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

This is my Friday! I am heading off to San Francisco tonight! Waaaaa whoooo!! I am going there to visit my best friend Annie to frolic in the best thrifting city I have ever encountered!!! Wish me luck!!! :)

xoxo,

AVC

Vintage Orange and White

Maxi dresses and skirts are a perfect item for summer.  Great for running errands, shopping, heading out to eat, or in my case heading to a quick meeting.  I picked up this orange skirt at Savers for $4.99. I typically wear maxi’s with flats, but loved the orange mixed with the brown and tans in my new fav summer heel (Lucky Brand).  

Shirt/Skirt/Purse/Scarf-Vintage, Shoes-Lucky, Sunnies-Vintage Dior, Necklace/Bracelets-Nordstrom BP, Ring-from a Farmers Market in San Diego

How do you wear maxi’s??? I am always looking for new ways to style looks. Happy Hump Day!

xoxo,

AVC

Leopard With Neon

At this point I feel that it is clear that leopard is one of my favorite things to wear. I love the versatile look the print brings to every outfit.  Aiming for a comfortable, neonic combination I added the orange chain/yellow sandals last minute. Subtle brights are perfect for Summer!   

Shirt-Free People, Shorts/Sunnies/Necklace-Forever 21, Rings-Vintage, Bracelets-Tory Burch/Forever 21, Watch-Timex, Bag-Hal0gen, Shoes-Old Navy

Have a Terrific Tuesday!!!

xoxo,

AVC

Father’s Day Recap

This post is dedicated to my dad.  We are very similar and it is easy to say that between my mom and him they have become some of my best friends. We work together so I get many hours a day with this guy, but it is so fun to be able to celebrate him with the rest of my fam yesterday with tacos and pool volleyball (his choice).  He is no stranger to fashion, similar to my dapper fellow his vice is shoes.  When I showed up at their house yesterday we were matching. Never a dull moment with this guy…

Me-Shirt-Tory Burch, Shorts-Frenchi, Shoes-Zara, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Hat-Kangol   Terry-Shirt-Calvin Klein, Shorts-Nordstrom, Shoes-Toms, Sunnies-Oakley, Hat-Nordstrom

I hope you guys had a nice weekend!!!

xoxo

AVC

Old Navy 30% Off EVERYTHING

 

This sale is going on today and tomorrow only!!!! I am heading in later today with my mama. Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!!!

xoxo

AVC