Monthly Archives: December 2012

NYE Sequins

Good Morning loves! Can you seriously believe 2012 is going to be gone in mere hours? 2012 was a monumental year for me.  So much to be thankful for.  One of my favorite blessings has been this little blog.  In February AVC will turn 1 and I couldn’t be happier! This blog has been such a positive outlet for me to cultivate my creativity and meet amazing women that share similar interests. So thank you for being a part of it.

This NYE Dapper Fellow and I are staying in.  I am going to attempt to cook a roast and we bought my favorite champagne so I look forward to ringing in the new year with him in our home.  Even though we aren’t leaving the house, NYE is such a great night to get dressed up and sparkle. You don’t have to ask me twice to break out the sequins.  What are you guys up to? Do you have any fun parties to attend?vintage sequins

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Sequin Dress-Vintage, Tights-Spanx, Shoes- Poetic License, Sunnies-Kate Spade, Clutch-French Connection, Earrings-Vintage Chanel

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Roundup

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I have been doing absolutely nothing and it feels amazing. I feel like I am still trying to recover from the Holidays.  Here is my Christmas week recap via Instagram. I want to repeat it so badly. What amazing times and fond memories with my fam and friends…

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xoxo,

AVC

Texturized & Accessorized

HORRAY IT’S FRIDAY!!!!! Was this a weird week for anyone else? I was constantly checking to see what day it was. Today’s outfit is a distinct variation of fabrics and prints, but somehow works.  I wore this to our anual mother/daughter brunch with my fav ladies I grew up with from Tucson.  These pleather leggings were an early Christmas pressie from a gf and I was so excited to wear them.

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faux fur vest

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Shoes-Trouve, Leggings-Ebay, Blouse/Rings-Vintage, Sunnies-Vintage Dior, Faux Fur Vest-Ebay, Bag-Pour La Victoire Bag (a gift on super sale, similar)pour la victoire bag pour la victoire bag

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We had such a lovely time laughing, catching up and eating delicious food.  I love all of these women so very much! <3wrigley mansion brunch

Have an awesome weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

An Equestrian Dreamer

Considering I took off a few days of blogging I decided to postpone Instagram Thursday’s until the weekend. :) Besides, I have all these outfits I am too excited about! Today’s inspiration comes from my love for Equestrian style. It began with my first pair of flat riding style boots a few years ago. I love a clean, tucked in, belted, basic outfit from time to time and I thought the hat was as close as I will be getting to a riding hat. In attempt to add my own twist on it I opted against the usual riding boot and picked a funky leopard round toed wedge.  These shoes are really comfortable believe it or not. I normally am not a fan of the shoes at Forever 21, but I have worn these to death!

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Jeans-J Brand, Shoes-Forever 21 (old) Shirt-Elizabeth and James, Sunnies-D&G, Watch-Timex, Bracelets-Forever 21/Nordstrom, Belt/Necklace/Bag-Vintage

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leopard wedges

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xoxo,

AVC

Lace & Polka Dots

Hello lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday! With all the hustle and bustle I unintentionally took a few days off from blogging/technology to fully enjoy my family and catch up with friends. There is always a sense of sadness that I feel about Christmas because I wish it would last longer.  The act of giving, loving, sacrificing, coming together and celebrating is so profound I get really sad that it’s over so quickly.  I am so incredibly grateful for my amazing family, friends and my dapper fellow that I want more time. I want one more day with us all together laughing and cooking and eating and watching movies. I want one more day to tell them all how much I love them and how much they mean to me.  I want one more day relaxing with Dapper Fellow at home, just him and I.  I want one more day cuddling with my dogs and not having to work.  I want one more day to thank/celebrate God for the ultimate gift of His Son.  It is a lot to soak in and as another Christmas has passed I am in awe of the blessings in my life and grateful to be alive.  :)

With that said…Today’s outfit is a juxtapose mix.  This is a standard Amy move…Running late, getting ready for work, trying my best to throw something together.  Not my favorite outfit, but it works.  I got this scarf a few months ago when it was still in the 90’s and I forgot how soft it is.  I actually like how the mix of grey’s and yellow’s work together…

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Shoes-H&M, Pants-Jolt, Bag-Vintage, Scarf-Chelsey By Joseph, Blouse-Bellatrix, Sunglasses-Tory Burch, Watch-Nordstrom, Bracelets-Gifted (Franchesca’s)

chelsey by joseph scarf

chelsey by joseph scarf

skull bracelets

chelsey by joseph silk scarf

xoxo,

AVC

Beige on Beige on Beige

Happy Friday!
I seem to have found myself somewhere in the middle of a beige obsession and I don’t hate it. We have had some chilly mornings here and this was a big day because I broke out a jacket.   I love this sweater. I got it last year and never got a chance to wear it considering our winter span is about a month.  It is very lightweight and ideal for layering.  I snapped these pics after a morning with mama. IMG_3259

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Sweater-Ella Moss, Tank-Frenchi, Jeggings-Hue, Boots-Steve Madden, Sunnies-House of Harlow, Bracelets-Forever 21, Purse-Tracy Reese

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How cute is mama?

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Have a fantastic weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Hey loves! Sorry for the late post, but better late than never right? I have been running around all day trying to accomplish all my last minute lists before Christmas. This is the BEST time of year because I feel as though everyone I interact with is so cheerful and in such good moods! What do you guys have on the lineup this weekend? Family stuff? Christmas parties? I wish December lasted for two months. :) Here is my last 2 week recap via Instagram. Lots of good times with great friends. <3

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xoxo,

AVC

Boyish Swag

Do you ever get ready in the morning then realize around 10am that you feel like you dressed like a boy?? No? Just me? Well, today I was wearing the same sweater as my friend Matt and I was ok with it.  It’s not far from the truth considering I bought this sweatshirt from Urban Outfitters in the Men’s department a few years ago.  I found this hat while cleaning out some winter stuff and l added a red lip to increase my identity as a female. If I owned some hoop earrings I would have thrown them on too.

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Leggings-Nordstrom, Shoes-Converse, Hoodie-BDG, Hat-NYC street vendor. Sunnies-Ray Bans, Ring-Forever 21

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Are you guys getting ready for Christmas?? Have you seen the amazing 12 days of Christmas giveaway’s my friends at Hearts are doing? Be sure to check it out!

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xoxo,

AVC

Cashmere in Coronado

Good Morning loves!

Today’s outfit is what I wore to Coronado this weekend.  It is hard to get sick of the gorgeous scenery, perfect beaches, and somehow ALWAYS blue skies.  This sweater is a few years old and I probably only get to wear it once a year.  It is so insanely soft and the neutral color makes it very easy to wear.  The weather was beautifully sunny, but had a chilly breeze near the ocean.  If you haven’t been to the Hotel Del Coronado definitely make a stop there when you visit!IMG_3224

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Jeans-Jolt, Boots-Diesel, Bag-Lo& Sons, Socks-Happy Socks, Sweater-Nordstrom, Bracelets-Forever 21/Groop Dealz

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The GORGEOUS DEL…d1 d3 d2

This is the view driving on the bridge that connects SD to Cornadod4

Have a great day!

xoxo,

AVC

Colorful Layers

This is a perfect example of what you can find me in during most work days. Being a restaurant manager I have a lot of fashion limitations.  Mobility is a huge issue as I am constantly on the move so accessories (my fav part of an outfit) are often left out.  Layers are also essential because I am sort of like a menopausal woman getting hot and cold flashes by the hour.  My natural style is 100%  comfortable/laid back so I am always drawn to easy flats, skinnies, and a oversized sweater. A definite staple for me in the winter months. :)

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Shirt/Necklace-Vintage, Shoes-Toms, Pants-Joe’s Jeans (last seen here), Bag-Zella, Sunnies-Halogen, Sweater-H&M, Ring-Forever 21

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I hope you kick Monday’s A$$!

xoxo,

AVC