Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Saguaro Hotel

One of my favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to hotel pools in my own backyard.  Scottsdale is home to many relaxing resorts and spas and they encourage residents to come dine, swim, drink, and stay at their properties.  (*Travel tip and little known fact about AZ: The Summer months are very slow and rates are at an all time low so if you can stand the high temps it is a great time for a weekend getaway)

Today’s look was taken at the Saguaro Hotel.   After a lovely day in the sun, we ended our afternoon with tacos and margs at the delicious restaurant inside the hotel called Distrito! Dapper Fellow and I have been here before on a date night, but never for Happy Hour. If you live in the valley or are in town visiting you MUST try this place out.  A3

aA2 Shorts-Forever 21, Shoes-MIA, Bag-Halogen, Shirt-Thrifted, Sunnies-Oakley’s

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A1Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

 

Instagram Thursday’s

Good Afternoon to you!

Busy busy day over here. I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday!!!! Temps are heating up in Phoenix. We are suppose to have a high of 108 degrees over the weekend.

  Here is my week via Instagram

65099352c28c11e2a4b822000aaa04bd_7 So excited to try my new lash growth!

34dea35ec0e111e2babb22000a1e868c_7If you don’t know, get to know this little Sofia can of bubbly goodness!

e7fb02e4c75c11e2b6fe22000a9f12db_7 Dirty Martini, Dirty Bastard

1944d724c59311e2ab6722000a1fb853_7 A great MDW filled with grilling and lots of pool time!

676b5ff8c67511e2a3eb22000a1fbdaa_7 Cab Diaries with my soul provider

536a74d2c66911e2845f22000a9f3c3e_7 Love this card!

d33c6ca0c5c011e2bdce22000aaa0927_7 Roomies <3

71c01a68c55111e29ad022000a1f9a79_7 The Phoenix Market Cafe-Can’t wait to come back this weekend!

55e1d8fcc5ad11e2aeda22000a1f973b_7 Hippie for life

4d77290ec57311e2996f22000a1fbc6f_7 Waterproof playing cards

2a1410c2c89211e2984e22000a9d0de0_7BLTA-Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado Pizza <3a3cab2d2c5a811e2952122000a1fbf2e_7It’s summa summa summa time

1fae7820c74811e2839b22000aa801fc_7 Dbacks Double Header

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Have a fabulous day!

xoxo,

AVC

Chambray & Floral

Good Morning babes!

The one great thing about a holiday weekend is that the week tends to fly by.  Today’s look is what I wore for a casual Saturday in Phoenix.  I ventured downtown to the Phoenix Farmer’s Market to check out the new St Francis concept, Phoenix Public Market.   NOTHING makes me happier than discovering new gems in my backyard.  The restaurant was delicious and the market was the perfect spot to pick up local produce and fresh flowers for the week.

rubbish chambray shirt, house of harlow sunglasses IMG_4880 IMG_4882 IMG_4894 Shirt-Rubbish, Skirt/Necklaces/Purse-Vintage, Shoes-Chinese Laundry, Sunglasses-House of Harlow, Bracelet-Nordstrom (similar here)

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xoxo,

AVC

Pink Pizazz

IMG_4856 IMG_4864 IMG_4853 IMG_4868Dress-Maggie London, Shoes-Zara, Necklaces-TJ Maxx/Forever 21, Purse-Vintage, Sunnies-Christian Dior, Bracelet-Urban Outfitters

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xoxo,

AVC

Happy Memorial Day

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day. A big thank you to all current and former military members.  <3 I am off to work then heading to the Diamondbacks game! IMG_4823 IMG_4822 IMG_4821 IMG_4827 IMG_4832 IMG_4825 IMG_4831

xoxo,

AVC

 

Pretty Bird

Somewhere along the line I became obsessed with animal printed blouses. No not leopard, snakeskin, or python, I am talking little mini animals all over a solid colored blouse. This parrot blouse has been on constant rotation since I last wore it here! I think I have worn something from Old Navy every single day this week. Oooopsies.

gap skinny jeans, old navy bird blouse, kate spade sunglasses, lo and sons camera bag, lo and sons dslr bag IMG_4804 IMG_4803 Shirt-Old Navy, Jeans-Gap, Shoes-Steve Madden, Sunnies-Kate Spade, Cuff-Nordstrom, Bag-Lo&Sons, Ring-Nordstrom Rack

IMG_4805 IMG_4802 IMG_4800Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday-Denver Edition

This week’s Instagram Roundup was filled with snap shots from my Denver Trip.  The beauty below in the sash is my girlfriend Nicki! She competed for the Mrs Colorado Pageant and placed TOP 10! Her dedication and hard work for this competition was beyond intense.  In addition to placing top 10 Nicki won the award for “Most Photogenic” which earned her a free 1 year modeling contract.  By the end of the weekend I was sold on this Patagonia wearing city!d2

denver fashion, coors field, denver beerd3xoxo,

AVC

Hot Child In The City

Happy Wednesday to you all!

Today’s look is day 1 from the Mrs Colorado Pageant I attended this past weekend in Denver.  My girlfriend competed and did AMAZING. Stay tuned for my full recap on the event and all of my favorite things about Denver later this week!  The pageant was cocktail attire so it was fun to dress up a little more than usual! :)

red badgley mischka dress, vince camuto heels, vince camuto leopard heels, vintage pearl necklaces, kate spade sunnglasses IMG_4681 IMG_4678 IMG_4683Dress-Badgley Mischka, Shoes-Vince Camuto, Sunnies-Kate Spade, Ring-Forever 21, Bracelet-Nordstrom, Necklaces-Vintage

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xoxo,

AVC

Bauble Love

Earrings have never been my cup of tea. I love them on other people, but am NOT a fan of my hair being up so I see no point.  This all changed when I was at Old Navy last month and cleaned house in the accessories department. These baubles were too good to be true!  They’re lightweight and I was able to wear them all day! Perfect for a day of sightseeing in Denver.

IMG_4745 IMG_4756 IMG_4746 IMG_4755Shorts-Old Navy, Sunnies-Kate Spade Shoes-Chinese Laundry (I love their shoes right now. How maj are these ones?) Bag-Halogen, Top-Trina Turk (old, but I love this one), Earrings-Old Navy, Bracelet-Kate Spade/Forever 21/Ebay, Jacket-

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Congrats to Elizabeth Gonzalez! You won my Hearts Tote Giveaway!!! I look forward to seeing how you style it! Thank you for everyone who participated! :)

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xoxo,

AVC

White Eyelet Dress + A 2 Yr Anniversary

Happy Monday Loves!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in Denver visiting one of my best friends! I had an amazing time and will be sharing more details about my trip later this week.  Today I am wearing one of my favorite new pieces purchased at Old Navy! This White Eyelet dress is perfect for Summer!  I am totally going to be wearing this to the pool or w/ a hat or even a jean jacket for chilly nights in San Diego.  Such a perfect staple for every woman’s wardrobe!!!

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Today also happens to be my 2 year Anniversary with Dapper Fellow.  Below is our first picture ever taken together (2 months after dating) and even looking at it today makes my heart skip a beat.  <3 <3 <3205858_10150748643935402_7831202_nJ, you have made my life so full.  Your kind heart and everlasting love for me keeps me smiling and feeling blessed every single day!!!! The last two years have been the most blissful years of my life and you are the main reason for that.  I thank God every single day for you.  I can’t wait to see our love continue to grow and I look forward to laughing our way & living life to it’s fullest together.  I love you infinity times infinity!

xoxo,

AVC