Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bell Bottoms Up

Happy Halloween Loves!

I hope you are all being festive, dressing up, and gearing up for candy overhaul.  The 70’s to me were huge in fashion.  Often, I unintentionally find myself channeling an  androgynous look from the 70’s.  (She this one.)  When I purchased these pants I didn’t think I had shoes that were high enough for them.  It turns out I don’t really, but I really like that about them. I paired them with a tan bootie wedge from UO that I got last year.  I am currently crushing on tans, browns, chocolates so much right now.  I decided to mix and match neutrals on top to allow the main focus to be my ballerina tip toe effect.

AVC Jean Advice: It is good to have at least one pair of pants that are longer legged and have a wider bottom flare it really elongates the leg and creates a nice slimming effect.

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Jeans-Citizen of Humanity, Booties-Urban Outfitters, Bag-Marc by Marc Jacobs, Blouse/Jacket-Thrifted, Necklace-Loft, Sunnies-Ray Bans

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What do you guys think of the bell bottom inspired pant? Are you a fan?

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

xoxo,

AVC

Casual Lemons-Lilly’s Debut on AVC

Currently in Phoenix the weather is in this iffy zone.  We have a nicer low 80’s day and then bam…99 degrees. This lightweight sweater is perfect for cooler mornings and evenings, but warmer during the day.  I love the lemon zest mixed with a muted pewter color.  Neon’s are typically saved for summer  and 90’s themed parties, but in this case the darker accessories and similar two toned lemon and grey make for a perfect transitioning into fall outfit.

Introducing Lilly. One of two dogs that I call mine that live at my parents house.  I tried to get her to step aside, but she insisted so here she is…Isn’t she the cutest!?

Shoes-H&M, Shorts-Hudson, Shirt-Cotton On, Sunnies-Juicy, Bracelets-Ebay/Forever 21/Nordstrom, Ring-Vintage, Bag-Halogen

I hope all of the east coasters are staying safe through Hurricane Sandy!

xoxo,

AVC

Fall Must Haves

Hi loves! Happy Monday!
Today I name my top picks for fall that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe!
AUTUMN FAVS

The Classic Boyfriend Blazer-

River Island black jacket
$72 – riverisland.com

Neutral Fur Vest- 

H m
$40 – hm.com

Black Liquid Leggings-

Two Toned Flat Riding Boots-

Tory Burch flat boots
toryburch.com

Smoking Slipper-

Miu Miu flat shoes
miumiu.com

Fall Pop Of Color-

Infinity Scarf-

Dark Green Nail Polish-

Nail polish
essie.com
What are some of your fall favorites?
xoxo,
AVC

Nostalgic Boutique

Happy Friday loves, FINALLY. This week was a long one and I look forward to getting away for the weekend.  Dapper Fellow and I are going to Tucson for the weekend for a football game and some resort relaxation.

I have a great designer to introduce to you guys today named Rebecca Turley of Nostalgic Boutique.  Rebecca is an Arizona native and just so happens to be 2010’s Scottsdale Fashion Week Designer of the Year!  I met Rebecca through a friend of mine and fell in love with her designs on her Etsy shop as I am sure you will to.  Her unique, delicate, hand made designs have so much quality and detailing.  Today I am wearing the Brooke dress.  (She names all of her designs)

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Shoes/Bracelet-Tory Burch, Dress-c/o Nostalgic Boutique, Sunnies-Forever 21, Necklace-Loft, Bracelets-Nordstrom

Be sure to check out Nostalgic Boutique! Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Good Morning lovelies! This week work has been very busy. Surprisingly enough I am shocked it’s ONLY Thursday.  My family’s restaurants, Jimmy and Joe’s (where I manage) had our 6 year Anniversary yesterday. It was an awesome day! :)

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This is my favorite pic from this week’s INstagram wrap up. My dad, cooking, in his element, entertaining for our family and 3 of my friends. <3

xoxo,

AVC

 

 

Gimmie More Bordeaux

I think it’s clear that Burgundy/Oxblood/Wine and Bordeaux have made a permanent stay in the front section of my closet.  It all started when I first laid eyes on these Miu Miu’s.  I was on the hunt for a black pair, but the detailing, stitching and bling on these sealed the deal for me.  Now I literally find myself pairing them with everything.  See past outfits here and here.

Shirt-Bellatrix, Jeans-Jolt, Shoes-Miu Miu, Blazer/Pearl Earrings-Thrifted, Sunnies-Dior, Rings-Vintage, Necklace-Nordstrom

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xoxo,

AVC

 

Arizona Taco Festival-Recap

Happy Taco Tuesday! In case you missed it on my Friday post, I attended the 3rd annual Arizona Taco Festival this weekend! It was so much fun and a perfect activity to do while my gf, Whitney Bond from Little Leopard Book was in town for a visit.

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I often get asked by friends and family members to assist in dressing them for specific events. Whether it is a dinner date, wedding, party, graduation etc. Daytime activities or festivals such as this can be tricky to dress for because walking is a huge factor. This event was held in a grassy field so comfortable shoes were my first priority.   I really wanted to dress festive for this event so I got out my Camisas Mexicanas for Whitney and I. :) Although it was warm outside the red skinnies were a good choice because I think it tied in the outfit all together. (*Oh and the last picture in the photo booth I am holding a sign that says “Jaimeson you’re missing out!” because my Dapper Fellow decided not to come with us) It was only fitting :)

Also, a photographer from the Phoenix New Times snapped our picture and we ended up on their website! :) Here is the pic below…

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Have a great day and go eat some tacos!

xoxo,

AVC

Utility Dress and Leather…YES!

Monday, Monday, It’s a Manic Monday! Or something like that right? I hope everyone had a bangin weekend! As you may have seen via Friday’s post, my girlfriend Whitney from Little Leopard Book was visiting us this weekend.  We had a blast together and as usual did a lot of cooking eating!

This outfit was inspired by the utility trend I have been crushing on as of late.  In true AVC fashion I felt the need to pair something casual and more masculine with a sleek modern leather jacket.  You all loved my Ash heels in this previous post and it made me want to style them yet again! I feel that the casual utility dress was a perfect match for the spiked Ash heels that we all love.

Dress-Thrifted/Target-Jacket/Bag-Halogen, Sunnies-Forever 21, Shoes-Ash, Bracelet/Necklace-Vintage, Tory Burch, Forever 21

Have a super day lovies!

xoxo,

AVC

Savory Sunday’s-BLD

Happy Savory Sunday loves! I missed last week’s Savory Sunday because I was in SF, but this week I am sharing with you one of my family’s favorite spots called BLD.  It just so happens to be down the road from our church and the concept is killer.  BLD-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner is in charming Chandler, Arizona and offers a great variety of comfort/American food that delivers across the board quality.  Have you ever been to a place for lunch or dinner then tried their breakfast and it wasn’t up to par? Or vice versa? It has definitely happened to me before.  I have eaten at BLD for all meals and it excels across the board.  On this particular day I went to lunch with my gf’s Krystal and Kelly and we were all feeling burgers.  I think we can all agree that there is something to be said about a good, homeade, cheeseburger. MMMM I want another one just thinking about it!

Another awesome thing about BLD is that they offer cooking classes.  If you live or are ever visiting Chandler, Arizona be sure to check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

     

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AVC

Tuxedo Dress

Hello my loves! It is FRIDAY, our favorite day of the week! This weekend will be jam packed full of fun items. We are attending the Arizona Taco Festival and if you know me this is EXACTLY up my ally. Tacos, outdoor festivals, friends, tequila, and sombreros? Yes please! :)

Today’s outfit was centered around my love of the tuxedo suit for woman.  I am no stranger of menswear for women, but I love the idea of a feminine dress or tunic mixed with a bow tie.   Love it!

Blouse-Isda and co, Bow Tie- Vintage, Leggings-Old Navy, Shoes-Trouve, Sunnies-House Of Harlow, Watch-Target, Bracelets-Forever 21/Nordstrom

These pictures were taken by the amazing and talented cook Ms Whitney Bond. She is the brains and beauty behind the fabulous cooking blog Little Leopard Book! Ck it out for easy, healthy recipes! 

xoxo,

AVC