Monthly Archives: March 2013

Camo & Leather

This one goes out to my favorite/better half/dapper fellow! Him and his co-workers always do a “Camo Friday!” I easily welcomed this amaze tradition! Camo has become one of my fav prints over the past few years!!! Last seen here and here. TGIF loves!IMG_4131 IMG_4135 IMG_4140 IMG_4133

Jacket/Bag-Halogen, Shirt-BP (Nordstrom), Sunnies-Ray Bans, Pants-GoJane, Shoes-Tory BurchIMG_4138 IMG_4145 IMG_4147 IMG_4143



Instagram Thursday’s

Hi friends! Such a blessed week it has been! I cannot tell you how excited I am for the upcoming Spring/Summer months!!!! So much on the horizon! This week has been filled with lots of love! Instagram Thursday’s have become one of my fav days on AVC because it truly gives me a chance to sit back and appreciate what a beautiful life I have been given…f991805a93d611e2a4da22000a1f9253_7

We said goodbye to one of our fav/longtime employees Kelsea! Bittersweet for sure!e998761e940711e2942122000aaa0535_7-1

I welcomed an SD favorite of mine, Sean who has never been to AZ!!!f0a5bf8294b811e2982122000a1f8c32_7

I picked some fresh grapefruits which I squeezed to make my fav juice!f3d760fa950011e2abd422000a9f4de4_7

I welcomed another visitor from the state of CA with a shopping trip that quickly turned us into bag sisters!f019e66092a611e28c8722000a1f90f9_7

I had a night in with a high school bestie who is moving out of the country next month :( I will miss you K!!!c49c35c4962511e2893b22000aa8100d_7

I sported some serious pants to make you dance!aa9145fe934911e2bb8a22000a1f97fc_7

My tan self with my ootd/arm candy!!6186f91494c811e2ac8422000a1fbf16_7

Getting real nerdy with my Hello Kitty nerdy’s and my tie dyed shirt.18a36488970911e2a89422000aa802aa_7

No words needed…Just look at them!0c14514a966511e2905222000aaa031b_7

What can I say? I love my bacon!1da4b524925c11e2b87b22000aaa07f6_7

The most beautiful woman I know, inside and out <3 my mama! <304b7bf06937a11e2a1fa22000a1f9261_7

3 beers from 3 cities often found in our fridge…SD, SF & the CHI <304b85760940411e2ae8022000a9e2946_7It doesn’t get better than AZ in the springtime

I am participating in a link up with some fab ladies over on Vodka Infused Lemonade! Be sure to ck it out!!!

Have an amazing day!



Red Suede Shoes

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to give myself an outlet where I could be creative…Putting together all of these outfits takes time yes, but I love it. I would do it all day if I could.  My love for styling isn’t limited to just my own.  I love when a friend calls or texts me questions & advice on what to wear to things.  I love dressing people up, letting them borrow items for a night and seeing them smile because it’s another way to feel beautiful.

The idea behind “Amy’s Vintage Closet” began sometime in my 20’s when I realized that even though I owned pieces similar to other people, I did not dress like most of them.  My style is a mix of thrifted/vintage items mixed with Forever 21, Nordstrom, TJ Maxx and Ebay.  In my opinion there is nothing more original than mixing of an item designed decades ago with something you recently purchased.

There are two things that I do splurge on…Can you guess which two they are??? DING DING DING…Shoes and Handbags.  :) Guilty as charged! But those two items will inevitably outlive me so they may as well be something that is extra gorgeous! May I introduce you to these red beauties designed by the ever so talented Brian Atwood!brian atwood figara brian atwood figara red bootie pump vintage elephant belt kate spade sunglasses, vintage scarf

Shoes-B Brian Atwood (black version), Jeans-Essence, Belt/Blazer/Rings/Scarf-Vintage, Blouse-Elizabeth and James, Bracelet-Forever 21, Bag-Halogenbrian atwood figara red bootie vintage scarf vintage elephant belt

I hope you all have a fabulous day!



Pajama Pants To Make Her Dance

One of the best trends this Spring, (in my opinion) is the pajama pant.  A loose, often silk, straight leg, patterned pant that screams comfort.  One thing I don’t wear as often as I would like are dress pants. A lot of this has to do with what I do for work so on the weekends or on an off day I try to spruce it up a bit.

*I have a similar pair of pants last seen here.*pajama pants christian dior sunglasses finger rings, vintage clutch

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Shirt-Eight Sixty, Pants-Chaus, Necklace/Clutch-Vintage, Shoes-Paul Green, Watch-Timex, Bracelet-Hearts, Cross Ring-Forever 21, knuckle rings/earrings-Vintage

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March Birchbox Review

Good Afternoon loves!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had some friends in town which always seems to keep me busy! I love having visitors, but I am looking forward to a mellow week.  The next few months are going to be busy busy with work, traveling, weddings, and lots of exciting new happenings for AVC. One thing that you should know about me if you’re an AVC follower is my love for Birchbox.  I signed up with this awesome company almost a year ago and have honestly loved  ALL of my monthly boxes.  This month’s box is on another level AMAZE!!!!!!!!! Included in my box this month were the following items:

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1) Twistband-Headband Collection-I don’t normally wear these, but it came in handy when I wash my face. It is the 2nd item from the Twistband company, the first was a wrist band hairtie which I wear ALL the time!

2) Whish-Shave Cream-I used this right away. I hate shaving because I have thick hair and very sensitive skin, but this cream was so smooth and I didn’t have any sort of irritation afterwards. :)

3) Serge Normant-Dry Shampoo-LOVE this product, but hate when some of them make my hair white/flaky. Totally buying this brand in the full size when my sample is out!

4) Madewell-Emery Board-Nothing special about this little guy except that it’s the most darling floral print ever. But they did include a $25 off any purchase of $75 or more inside the box!

5) Incoco Design Nail Appliques-I got the pink version of this nail decal kit and I am not a huge fan of pink, but I plan on mixing them with some bolder, edgier colored polishes. Stay tuned for my mani of the week later on this week!!

 If you aren’t signed up yet I definitely encourage you to give it a try. At only $10 a month it isn’t a break the bank commitment AND you may cancel your membership at any time if you chose. Simply click here to sign up and give it a try!



Instagram Friday!!!

Why hellllllllo there!!!! Thursday came and went and I was a busy little bee…Here is my recap of the week via Instagram

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Have a wonderful weekend loves!



The Spring Turban

I am huge fan of headwear. Whether it is a scarf, hat, headband, or recent obsession a turban I love them all.  My love for turban’s developed with my love for all things Zoe.  At the time all of the turban’s I found online were $100 and up. I searched the web until I found one more in my price range.  (under $30 from Ebay) I think a turban is something that may scare the average girl, but rest assured this hat looks great with almost everything.  It is so easy to throw one on when you’re heading to the pool, with a swim suit coverup or out running around town. I love it paired with a long summer dress, or even with a structured business casual outfit like I did today. It seems like I have seen them in dozens of stores nowadays.  Also check vintage or thrift stores for them because I scored a fab vintage turban that you may remember, last seen here!

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Jeans-Gap, Shoes-Ash, Bag-Halogen, Blouse-Belatrix, Necklace/Rings-Vintage, Sunnies-Ray BansIMG_3923 IMG_3924 IMG_3925 ash heels



Mini Mexico Moments

Happy Tuesday loves!

Here are a few more pics from my Mexico getaway. I think it’s safe to say we consumed every fruit possible from the beach vendors. I am still full from tortillas, ceviche, oysters, tacos and beer.  I enjoyed it so much that I am already planning a trip back. See you in a few weeks Mexico…m1 m2 m3


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My Mexican Getaway

Sorry for the late post, but today has been busy busy busy. I left town Friday with some girlfriends and we went to Puerto Penasco, Mexico! One of the best things about living in Arizona is how close we are to great getaway spots, Mexico being one of them. When packing for Mexico I always go light. (You may remember my trip to Cabo last summer here.) Do you need anything else besides a swim suit, sunnies, and a pair of sandals? Not really. The weather was perfect…80-85 degrees the entire weekend. I bought this flowered head band from Asos last year around this time in preparation for Coachellaflower head bandcoachella headbandIMG_4062flower headband 

Shorts-Jolt, Blouse-Johny Was, Sunnies-Kate Spade, Shoes-Nordstrom Rack, Headband-Asos, Rings-Vintage, Bracelets-Tory Burch/Forever 21/Mexico street vendors

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I hope you all had a great weekend!!!



The Leather Skater Skirt

Happy Friday loves!

Today I am talking skirts, specifically leather skater skirts. I have seen this look on the runways & in stores for the past few months. I am not a huge skirt person, but  I was so excited to find one that I fell in love with! I purchased this one at Forever 21! At the time they had 3 different ones on hand and I found that the A-line style worked best for me.  I paired this skirt with a vintage python silk blouse.  The combination was a simple balance of new and old that I was looking for.leather skater skirt forever 21 skater skirt skater skirt

Blouse-Vintage, Shoes-Steve Madden, Skirt-Forever 21, Sunnies-House of Harlow, Bag-See by Chloe

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