Monthly Archives: February 2013

Instagram Thursday’s

Happy Thursday loves!

Instagram Roundup time!!!!! What a BIG week for AVC. I celebrated my blogiversary, attended the SF Giants home opener, started the Paleo diet, made it in the NY Times Fashion & Style section again, and I decorated our bathroom! So much to be excited about!!! I hope everyone is having a great week! new york times style sectionamy blackamy's vintage closetNY times fashion and style section

Oh and be sure to enter in my Nordstrom Cat Eye Sunglasses Giveaway! Winner will be announced on Monday March 4th!



Spring Love-My Top Picks!

Alright, I think it’s safe to say we are all ready and anxious for pastels, brights and everything nice!!! Winter, it’s been real, but now it’s time for baseball, festivals, and laying out! I realize I am partial, but it doesn’t get better than Springtime in Arizona. Here are a few of my fav colorful must-haves so far…

spring brights

1) High-Waisted Shorts-Oasap 2) Nail Polish-Essie, 3) Pants-Jill Stuart, 4) Shoes-Rachel Roy, 5) Bag-Asos, 6) Shirt-Madewell, 7) Earrings-Max & Chloe

I plan on incorporating a few more of my fav Spring Trends in the upcoming months! What are you most excited to wear this Spring 2013?

In other news did you enter in my AWESOME Nordstrom Sunglasses giveaway!? You have until Monday March 4th to enter. :)



Best Dressed at the Oscars 2013

This is the first year I had a few gfs over and actually made plans to watch the Oscars. It was so much fun! I was sort of surprised by the neutral colored theme of the evening. But that didn’t stop these beauties from show stopping! Here are some of my fav’s:

best dressed at the oscars

Love this peuter color and the cut outs are perfection on Naomi Watt’s perfect figure. Her hair looks beautiful and the entire look works so well!

4537684-3x4-700x933 Jessica stunned with her loose waves and delicate beaded gown. I don’t feel like this is a dress that would look good on many, but she looks amazing


Reese Witherspoon looks beautiful in this cobalt blue Louis Vuitton. I adore her and think she can do no wrong. She also looks like she has not aged at all! Oh and did you know she just had a baby?!


Jennifer Lawrence is so dazzling in Dior. I also love that she accidentally fell while she went to accept her award. She seems so normal. Loved her in this gown.


Is it just me or does everyone need to eat a cheeseburger? Damn Gina! I love Amanda Seyfried’s quirky personality and we all know how I feel about Mr Alexander McQueen…PERFECTION!

halle_berry best dressed oscars

I think this dress was the winner for me. I LOVE this gown on Halle Berry. The futuristic structured shoulders and the low cut top flatter this gorgeous actress perfectly. She killed it!

What were your favorites of the night? I absolutely loved the Les Mis performance!

I hope you have a great day today!



AVC turns 1 year old! Plus an AMAZING giveaway!

I can’t believe this blog has been going for a year now.  I feel so blessed by all of the encouraging, fun women I have been able to meet. I feel so fortunate that I have been able to be a part of awesome business opportunities.  My heart is so full. Full of love, happiness and contentment.   I feel blessed to be alive and from the bottom of my heart want to thank you ALL for your love and support.  As a token of my gratitude I am offering a fab giveaway to one lucky reader…A pair of Halogen Cat-Eye sunnies, just in time for Spring! A ($58 Value)

halogen cat eye sunglasses

To enter simply “like” AVC via FB

Follow AVC via Twitter

Bonus Entires: Follow AVC via Instagram

Winner will be announced on March 8th!!! Just leave a comment so I can know each number of entries. amy's vintage closet amy's vintage closet amy's vintage closet

A special thanks to Dapper Fellow and my beautiful mama who take all of my pictures. None of this would be possible without your love and assistance. I am also forever grateful to my girls Angie, Annie, Krystal, Whitney, Kachet, and Erin who have been huge influences for AVC.  Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow where I will be revealing my best dressed from the Oscars.



1 Vintage Fur & 1 New Leather Hat

Happy Friday loves!

Living in Arizona really limits my ability to take full advantage of my fur collection.  This particular fur I purchased in San Fran while I was in college.  It is my favorite of them all and with the chilly weather that we’ve been having I jumped to the chance to wear it. I just bought these pants and if you follow me via Instagram you will know that they’re the 1st pair of pants I have paid full price for in over 10 years!!!!  They’re from Gap and called Deconstructive Always Skinny jean, but I got a size up and feel like they’re the perfect boyfriend jean.  I absolutely love this new leather hat. It goes with EVERYTHING. I originally saw it on Asos, but later purchased it for half the price through

*I ALWAYS do this when shopping online. 90% of the time I find something I want and end up purchasing the exact same item on Ebay or Amazon!*


Shirt-Zara, Coat/Purse-Vintage, Sunglasses-Kate Spade, Watch/Necklace-Nordstrom, Hat-Amazon, Jeans-Gap, Shoes-Enzo, Shoe Clips-Vintage


Have a great weekend!



Instagram Thursday’s

Good morning loves! Is anyone else having one of those week’s that seems to be draaaaaging? I am pooped and thought it was Friday yesterday! Speaking of yesterday, I have huge news to report…IT SNOWED IN ARIZONA! Not even joking. Shiz was craaaazzzzzzeee. Here are my pics of the week via Instagramhearts fashion,


michael kors watch

alexander mcqueen bag

valentine's day fashion




Camo Grudge

I ventured to my parents house on Monday to say hi to my mama who was off work.  She told me to take some oranges because they had too many. I am pretty sure they could be supplying Minute Maid at this point.

I have been wearing this jacket with almost EVERYTHING lately.  You may remember it from my SF trip here.  Perfect because the 90’s are in full comeback mode.  This outfit could easily be transformed to an evening look by dressing it up with a booty or a heel.  I would also swap out the bag for a clutch and maybe change necklaces to a closer to the neckline statement piece.

zara jean and leather jacket zara leather jacket demanta bag vintage coin necklaceShirt-Alternative Apparel, Jacket-Zara, Pants-Old Navy, Necklace-Vintage, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Shoes-Converse, Earrings-Nordstrom Rack

alexander mcqueen demanta leather camo and leather leather and jean



The Grandpa Cardigan

One staple I believe every girl needs is an oversized grandpa cardigan. This is sometimes referred to as a boyfriend sweater as well.  I like grandpa cardigan.  I got this one at Goodwill for $7, but I am also a fan of perusing the Men’s section of your favorite store.  Although any color will work I like to start with a neutral color.  This will give you more room to mix different accessories like a hat, scarf, pair of earrings, shoes etc.  I am diggin the neutrals in general lately so I kept my palet simple with browns and tans.  oversized cardigan

leopard loafers

steve madden loafers

grandpa cardigan

alexander mcqueen black demanta

boyfriend cardigan

Leggings-Tart, Shirt-James Perse, Sweater-Goodwill, Scarf-Nordstrom, Bag-McQ, Shoes-Steve Madden, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Necklace-Groopdealz, Rings-Vintage

Have a lovely day!



Check Check!

Hey lovelies! Happy Monday! Today’s look was from our Sunday Funday. We spent the day relaxing and having great food and drinks. I love a good plaid/checkered shirt! I hope you all had a fab weekend!!!! :)IMG_3800


rubbish shirt

Shirt-Rubbish, Leggings-Nordstrom, Shoes-Steve Madden, Sunnies-Tory Burch, Clutch-Hearts, Bracelets-Nordstrom/Forever 21, Ring-Forever 21, Clutch-Hearts

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Savory Sunday’s-Su Vino

su vino winery

I am so excited to share with you all about Su Vino.  This little gem has been in my backyard for 6 freakin years and I never knew! Su Vino is the only winery in the Phoenix area and although they are not a vineyard they make their wine all on site.  We happened to be there while a family was about to bottle their batch.  I have been wine tasting many times, but this was such a unique experience.  They offer tastings every day, but Monday and host private parties and events.  Su Vino I will see you soon you in a week when my girl Angie is here!IMG_3624 IMG_3625 IMG_3629 IMG_3628 IMG_3631 IMG_3630 IMG_3626 IMG_3627

Have a wonderful Sunday!