Monthly Archives: July 2012

DIY bleached jean tank

I have been seeing these bleached, almost ombre tanks/shirts popping up everywhere so I decided to take a stab at it.  It turned out better than I had thought it would and it was a fun project that kept me busy last weekend.

What you need: Bleach, a bucket, and a tank (this one I got at a thrift store for $4)

You have to allow the shirt to sit in the bleach for awhile. Around 30 mins later I came back to take it out. 

And Voila…A new and improved shirt is born!!!

Shorts-Eight 14, Shirt-Thrifted, Sunnies-D&G, Necklace-Kris Nations, Bracelets- Forever 21/Nordstrom Anniversary sale, Shoes-Steve Madden

This tank is perfect for summer!!! I have already worn it a few times and only had it a week.  Have you tried any DIY projects? I am interested to try more!!!! Have a fabulous weekend my lovelies!!!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Such a late start to my fav post of the week! :( Lots to do before my vacation and work is a little bananas right now.  Here ya go folks.

Love this

Bahama Bucks

Daytime sparkle

Homeade dinner

Juiced up

Arm swag

Leopard tips

 

Unusual Saturday blog sesh

Sangria with my sister

Shantel’s bday night out

My space in his place

Lily girl sleeping on my chest

Mi amore

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,

AVC

Daytime Gold Sparkle

I find it harder and harder over the years to make use of ALL  my clothing.  I have TONS of dresses/skirts and high heels that I use to wear out every weekend in my early 20’s that have since started collecting dust due to my adult schedule and more laid back, dressed for comfort mentality.  I have been wanting to do a post on something that I normally would consider an “PM wear” item and make it more day time appropriate.  This gold skirt is from H&M forever ago.  To me, gold/glitter has a stigma for PM wear.  To tone down this skirt I paired it with a basic, loose, white t-shirt and flat gladiator sandals.  Anytime sparkle is concerned I think matching it with something basic will relieve the za za zoom a bit.  A simple gold necklace with soft wavey hair really brings an overall daytime look.

Skirt-H&M, Sandals-Sam Edelman, Shirt-14th & Union, Necklace/Watch/Purse/Sunnies-Vintage, Ring-Banana Republic, Bracelets- Forever 21/Tory Burch

Happy Hump Day!!

xoxo,

AVC

Green and Orange

I cannot stop being drawn to brights and patterns! Orange and Green are fun ones to mix.  I noticed it while packing. I am getting ready to go to Cabo this weekend and seem to have accumulated every neon, bright, bold print item that I own.  It is summer afterall. We can save the Black for the fall!!!

Shirt-Random LA Boutique, Shorts-Forever 21, Shoes-Paul Green, Necklace-Vintage, Bracelets-Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Make yourself a GREAT day today lovelies,

xoxo,

AVC

Tribal Print Pants

Is anyone else just swooning over fall? I rarely go to the actual mall, but last week I ventured into my familiar wing of Forever 21 and H&M.  Fall has made it’s mark in the store windows.  I picked up these tribal print pants for $12.50. DEAL!! The material is stretchy, but almost legging like.  I can’t wait to wear them with boots in the fall.

Shirt/Necklace-Vintage, Pants-H&M, Sunnies-Forever 21, Shoes-Calvin Klein, Cuff-BCBG

Hope you have a great start to your week!!! Thanks for all who participated in the Blossoms giveaway. The TWO winners are: Kalli Jones and Ashley!!! Please email me your addresses so I can send you your lotion!!!

xoxo,

AVC

My Love for Seafoam Green

“It’s so much easier when seafoam green is in fashion.”-One of my fav lines from Incubus’ song “Are You In” I couldn’t agree more. Something about this color that just makes me smile.  I was hanging out with my mom yesterday when she pointed out that I match her patio chairs.  Not really my goal of the day, but humorous and made for a fun photo sesh!

Shirt/Braclets-Vintage, Shorts-Frenchi (nordstrom sale), Shoes-Ivanka Trump, Bag-Old Navy, Necklace-House of Harlow, Sunnies-Ray Bans

Happy Weekend! Hope you have some fabulous plans set up. :)

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Happy Thursday!!! So excited that tomorrow I will announce the winner of the Blossoms Giveaway! Entries are welcome until Midnight Pacific time…As always, here’s a look into my life via instagram for this past week!!!

Mid week mani

Troll car…TOO good to be trueSangria with my sisterI can’t get over this AZ sky.Life mottoRoad trip necessityRide home from SD with my bestJuly BirchboxAshley’s Bday dinner12 years and countingThe best breakfast in SDThe gang back together aginSo trueNew gloss!SD

 

 

Don’t forget to ck out the giveaway and have a great rest of your day!

xoxo,
AVC

A mix of Vintage Blues

I cannot believe how fast this week is flying by!!!! This dress worn as a skirt I picked up while thrifting in SD. It is so light and whimsical which is just right for the AZ heat! I am loving blues very much right now, if you couldn’t already tell! I was running out the door so fast that I forgot sunnies….Thank GOD for Mama and letting me borrow hers. How cute are they though? She got them when Banana was having their 40% off sale for $32! When it comes to deals I learn from the best!

Shirt/Dress/Watch/Necklaces/Clutch-Vintage, Bracelets-Bfrend, Brighton, and Jcrew, Ring-Nordstrom, Sunnies-Banana Republic, Shoes-Tory Burch

Don’t forget only 2 more days to enter my Blossoms giveaway!!!!!

xoxo,

AVC

Summer Leopard-Black and Brown

This is the month from Hell in Phoenix.  From the end of July to Labor day it is muggy and our temps are heating well above 110.  It is a time where I find it rather difficult to put together outfits. Let’s face it… all I really want is to be in a swim suit 24/7.  This long sleeved sheer blouse has more of a layered, winter look.  There is no way I could even think of layering a long sleeved blouse with a tank in this heat.  Instead, I rolled the sleeves all the way up and wore a black bandeau underneath the blouse to make it more airy and wearable!

Top-Bellatrix, Shorts-Lily White, Bracelets-Forever, Black bracelet/Watch ring-Vintage, Bag-Halogen, Shoes-Trouve, Necklace-Forever21 Sunnies-Kate Spade

Have an amazing day!

xoxo,

AVC

Mumu’s in San Diego

I snuck away to San Diego for the weekend to spend some time with my girlfriends and it was such a treat to beat the heat for a few days.  The last day we were there my gf and I went to the beach for brunch and to relax for the last few hours we had in town.  As you can see it was a PERFECT day and of course made us wish we were staying longer.  The previous day we had done some thrifting at my old stomping grounds and I picked up this mumu dress. When I found it and showed it to her we both were in awe. I said “Um I love it! But my boyfriend will hate it!” We laughed, but isn’t that the truth.  

Dress-Vintage, Bracelets-Forever 21/Nordstrom, Watch-La Mer, Sunglass-Forever 21, Ring-Nordstrom

Don’t forget to enter my Blossoms Giveaway! Winner will be picked this Friday July 20th!

Hope your week is off to a great start!!!!

xoxo,

AVC