Monthly Archives: May 2013

Instagram Thursday

image image image image image image image image image image image image image image imageTop of the morning to you!!!!  I am currently sitting in the Phoenix Airport getting ready to take off to Denver. I am going there to cheer on one of my best friends who is competing for Mrs Colorado! I’ll be traveling there with my old roommate. Be sure to follow me via Instagram for my pageant updates!!!!



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Hippie Gypsy

Yesterday I introduced you to the darling Ashley from The Pink Ruffle.  Her leopard knotted headband is so easy to style.  I have been wearing it non stop with EVERYTHING!!  Headbands, wraps, scarves, and turbans are perfect for Summer because they transfer from day to night so easily.

Do you remember when I first fell in love with Shawl Dawls? Shawl Dawl’s designed pieces similar to the cream one I am wearing below.  The shawl is one piece and it can be converted 13 ways!!! This one in particular is perfect as a pool cover up!shawl dawl, forever 21 cut offs, amy black, amy's vintage closetIMG_4646shawl dawl, forever 21 cut offs, amy black, amy's vintage closetshawl dawl, forever 21 cut offs, amy black, amy's vintage closet Tank-BP Nordstrom, Shoes-MIA, Shorts-Forever 21, Bag-Halogen, similar, Shawl-Shawl Dawl, Headband-Pink Ruffle, Sunnies-Kate Spade

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I hope you enjoy your day!



The Pink Ruffle

Good Morning Fashionistas!

Today I am introducing you to a darling girl with an even more darling Etsy shop!! Ashley, from The Pink Ruffle . Ashley opened her shop shortly after the birth of her first daughter. She makes bracelets, head bands, and hair pieces for both babies and adults.  I am in LOVE with this floral crown.the pink ruffle

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Ashley was kind enough to send me over this leopard beauty below…Stay tuned tomorrow for how I styled it. :) the pink ruffle, ashley from the pink ruffle, pink ruffle etsy shopI hope you all have a splendid day!



Great Giveaway for an AMAZING Cause

My love affair with the Hearts company began before they even launched their store in October of last year. A Scottsdale based, Eco-Friendly, fashion forward group of designers that continue to kill it. I am super excited to share with you the perfect giveaway, just in time for Summer!!!


Speak Carry All Tote

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Speak up and speak out, this handmade tote tells a hopeful story of local women empowered by their removal from the sex trade industry in India. The crafting of each Hearts bag supports a rebuilding process with fair wages, better work environments, business and literacy classes, childcare, as well as budgeting and debt managing services for these  hopeful women. This is all thanks to an organization, committed to rescuing women from the Indian sex trade industry and giving them fair living wages in a healthy environment through handicraft production.

AND it’s totally chic and just in time for Summer pool and beach days! :)

Here’s the deal! Enter to win this fab tote by clicking the Rafflecopter Giveaway link below:

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In addition to this great bag I am giving away, Hearts is giving all AVC readers 25% with the code AVC25! 

Good Luck and Happy Weekend!



Christian, Jimmy & Coco

Happy Wednesday!!!

The older I get the more and more I learn to invest my money into the important things rather than the quick, trendy, short lasting items.  Shoes and bags will always be something I am willing to pay full price for.  Most of the time I spend months if not years ooo’ing and aww’ing at a given bag/pair of shoes before purchasing them.  I read reviews, ask my friends, and analyze how this purchase will fit into my closet.  As someone who is always on a budget this really limits me to only a few BIG purchases a year. I would like you to meet my new friend, Jimmy Choo:) I have been on the hunt for a classic, black, timeless stiletto for years and he is perfect.  With the exception of my shoes and bracelets everything I am wearing today is thrifted/purchased at vintage resale stores.  jimmy choo black abel pump, vintage christian dior glasses, vintage chanel scarf, taverIMG_4575IMG_4587IMG_4597IMG_4606Blouse/Purse/Rings-Vintage, Scarf-Vintage Chanel (swooning over this one), Sunglasses-Vintage Dior (affordable version here), Necklace-Vintage Givenchy, Shoes-Jimmy Choo, Pants-Taverniti (really old, but I these are classic), Bracelets-Kate Spade/Threads/Vintage

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Best Dressed-Met Gala Ball 2013

Good Morning loves!

In case you missed it, the Met Gala Ball was last night. Each year there is a theme and a this year’s theme was: “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”  Named one of the biggest fashion night out events, this gala ALWAYS showcases some of the best dressed looks.   Here are a few of my fav’s from the evening…

Cara Delevingne, met ball, met gala, 2013 met gala ballCara Delevingne looked stunning in this spiked Burberry gown.  I love the smokey eye makeup and fierce clutch. I am not too crazy about her hair. It looks like it doesn’t know if it should be straight or wavy and I am left thinking it just looks a bit undone. I sleek ponytail would have been a better choice to this edgy chic look.    photo credit

anne hathoway met gala, met gala 2013, valentinoI LOVE this Vintage Valentino number on Anne Hathaway. This gown is exquisite.  I think it was very risky and brave of Anne to attempt this amazing archival piece from the very talented Valentino.  Similar to Cara, I am not loving her hair. Did everyone drive to the Gala in a convertible?  Photo Credit

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Blake Lively  doesn’t disappoint in this flawless light-green strapless Gucci number.  I love the full layered skirt with feather embroidered details.  Blake styled the gown with elegant Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  Photo Credit

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Jessica Alba is always on my best dressed list because this girl just get’s it! I ADORE this Tory Burch dress on her! I am actually still in awe that it’s Tory Burch. The cut-outs are perfectly appropriate and the gown is just perfection on her.  Her high voluminous bun and her subtle bronze glow finishes off the look.  Photo Credit

What were your favorites? Did you see Miley’s hair?? OH MY GOSH! If not GTS NOW! Have a great day!



Derby Deets!

Hey Yall!!!

I am so excited because today I am sharing with you a FAB Kentucky Derby outfit AND introducing you to my best friend Whitney Bond from Little Leopard Book! Whit and I have been friends for years. Our mutual love for food and fashion has kept us closer than glue! :) She is an expert in experimental/healthy cuisine and truly has NO limits! This girl has got it going ON!!!

Below is my list of Derby Essentials and of course Whit’s perf recipe to go along with it! derby ideas

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I hope you all have a fab Derby weekend! And send me your pics! I would love to see them!!!



Instagram Thursday-LONG Overdue!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since my last Instagram roundup! This past month I was blessed to attend several AMAZING events.  It started off w/Lucky Fabb, followed by the Young Lives Vintage Tea, The Shine Project’s Beauty Bar, Spring Swap, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market and ending with the Phoenix Style Collective’s Blogger Conference!  Oh and we have a new roommate in the house!! Dapper Fellow’s best friend is staying with us for a bit as he recreates his roots in AZ. <3tacori gift suite, modify watches, gladiator sandals z1

Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for a highly anticipated collaborating with the one and only Whitney Bond from Little Leopard Book! <3



A Desert Girl

Arizona has my heart. As much as I adore the other parts of the US and at times dream I was in a different place, I love it here.  The desert is so unique and beautiful.  I was thrilled when Heather from LA Fashion Snob wanted to participate in a desert photoshoot!!! Heather and I had a blast going to vintage markets, lunch, and shopping!! Did I mention our day started at 6am??? We had a lot of ground to cover. I also dyed my hair darker. What do you think?

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