Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tres-Chic Fashion

Hey guys! I have a very special post for you today…I am teaming up with the fab Agi from Vodka Infused Lemonade & co-hosting her weekly Tres-chic Thursday!!!! :) Every Thursday Agi hosts a “link up” to encourage other bloggers to network and get to know each other better.  I always look forward to it and I am sure you will to!!!


Here are AGI’S favorite looks from last week:

Vicky from The Mummy Chronicles

The Mummy Chronicles

Kileen from Cute & Little

Cute & Little

Lindsey from High Heels & Training Wheels

High Heels & Training Wheels


1. Must be a new post, or fairly recent one. Please link the post not the blog.

2. Please follow Agi via Facebook, Bloglovin, Pinterest or Twitter.

3. Please follow Amy from Amy’s Vintage Closet via Twitter.

4. Please stop by the other blogs and say hi. The idea is to get to know other bloggers .

5. Please link back to my blog or post this button on your blog.



Halloween Fancy

I am diggin on White, Black and Grey lately.  I have been waiting for the weather to drop so I can wear this “Fancy” sweater.  I lasted until about 11:30am until I swapped it for a t-shirt. All you peeps posting  pics wearing Jackets,  Scarves, etc are making me reeeeeal jealous!!!

halloween fashionphoto 2 happy halloweenphoto 4Sweater-F21, Necklace-Nordstrom, Sunnies-Ray Bans, Shorts-Vintage Levis DIY, Shoes-Kohls, Bag-See by Chloe

photo 1photo 5fancy sweatshirt, forever 21, amy's vintage closet



Instagram Thursday-NYC Edition

This is a hard Instagram roundup for me. I am heartsick for NYC and reliving these snapshots are very dear to me.  They remind me of the fun I had, the life-changing experiences that happened, the memories with friends, reuniting with old friends, and overall magic I lived in for the week I was there.  I am already planning my next trip in the Spring where I intend to spend a few more days in Williamsburg!

nyc 1 1) Straight off the plane and I am smiling ear to ear! 2) The cutest mini bagel and lox, 3) The gorgeous Kate Spade flagship store where I wish I lived 4) My two gf’s I met in NYC, Annie and Joelle on our first night in the city. nyc 4 1) My first Broadway show, Newsies. I was so overwhelmed with emotion. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid. 2) Drinks at Beauty & Essex (where we just missed Mila Kunis) 3) Sissy and I at Hudson Station  4) Selfie inside Annie’s apt she rented, the walls were covered with awesome art and 3 1) Noah Champion Buck, we went to college together in Vancouver, he lives in LA, Annie lives in SF and I live in PHX, reunited in NYC!! 2) My babe Ashley, she recently relocated to NYC from AZ and this is who I stayed with. 3) Katie is also someone we went to college with in Van, she now lives in Boston and has the cutest little Addy. So thankful for her joining us for a day in NYC. 4) My fab sorority sister and I reunited after 8 years. :) Pi Phi’s for life! nyc 2 1) The best slice of pizza I have ever had. 2) Queens graffiti 3) Central Park <3 4) Annie and I at Finnerty’s 

e1105d72344811e3b68a22000a1f9af0_8 We biked across the Brooklyn Bridge, around Brooklyn and then back across the Manhattan Bridge. It was a highlight of my trip and I definitely recommend it. By the end of the ride I was weaving in and out acting like a NYC’erfcd856a0336b11e3816722000a1f93c3_8St Paul’s Chapel is one of my favorite spots to visit while in NYC. It is magical and will move you to tears every time. There is this sense of peace and flooding love that I feel every time I visit it there. dc0905da335911e3adbc22000a9e17d5_8It was an added bonus that across the street from where we Annie & Joelle were staying just so happened to be the newest Banksy exhibit. We thankfully got there before the car door was stolen.

9c73a496352211e3a3ff22000a1fb762_8Me, getting teary eyed at the airport because I had to leave. :(

I hope you’re all having a great week.



*Linking up today w/Vodka Infused Lemonade*

Jersey Girl

I have been a sports fan since I was a little girl. Although, God never graced me with an unreal basketball talent, or swift softball moves I have always enjoyed watching, cheering and being at sporting events.  I think of it similar to skiing…If you didn’t grow up doing it you probably aren’t going to take any interest in it later in life.  I got this Topshop jersey t-shirt this summer, but I have been waiting to wear it with leggings. I am typically drawn towards effortlessly put together outfits. A simple shirt paired with sneakers, leggings and a bold statement necklace is the way to go for me in the Fall!! I introduce to you my Jersey girl look…

photo 2 photo 3 photo 1 top shop jersey Leggings-H&M, Sneakers-MIA, Bag-Pour La Victoire, Sunnies-Forever 21, Shirt-Top Shop, Necklace-Brina Box

pour la victoire bag photo 5 mia sneakers

photo 4xoxo,




White After Labor Day

Rules are meant to be broken…Ok maybe not ALL rules, but fashion rules are! That’s the beauty of fashion. No one is right or wrong, it’s a personal expression.   Living on the west coast for the majority of my life has made me very comfortable with “white after labor day.” I love a good winter white, or creams at Christmas. So chic.  IMG_5964 IMG_5970 IMG_5973 IMG_5965

Pants-Blue Essence, Bag-Trouve, Shoes-Dolce Vita, Sunnies-Dior, Top/Watch-Vintage, Necklace/Cuff-Nordstrom

IMG_5975 IMG_5974 IMG_5966 xoxo,



Wedding Season

In case you didn’t get the memo, it’s here…Wedding season! Like any state, Arizona has a few really good months to get married in, October being one of them.  Fall is always my favorite time of year.  We wait all year for the temps  to drop and almost instantly everyone starts hanging out outside again! :)

Below is what I wore to our friends Brittany & Bryan’s wedding.  It was a perfect evening for a wedding w/a castle setting and this bride shined bright like a diamond. <3

wedding attire


jessica simpson heelsShoes-Jessica Simpson, Clutch/Watch-Vintage, Dress-Vince Camuto, Ring-Franchesca’s, Necklaces-GroopDealz/Danielle Stevens

photo 4My fab fam. <3 <3



Thrifted Mixed Prints

Good Afternoon friends,

I am back from NYC!! To say I had an awesome trip would not do it  justice.  It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I had so many amazing moments while being there. I’ve been to NYC before, but this trip was just magic. I literally cried upon leaving. I saw my first Broadway show, visited the new World Trade Center, biked across the Brooklyn & Manhattan bridges, stopped into the Bollare showroom, visited the Lesportsac office, consumed WAY too many street gyros, caught up with several college friends, and sipped some of the finest cocktails I have ever had in my life.  I look forward to sharing more with you throughout the week.

Today’s look is comprised of mostly ALL thrifted/vintage pieces. :)

IMG_5977 IMG_5981 IMG_5984 IMG_5982 Blouse/Skirt/Rings/Watch-Vintage, Bag-Vintage Coach, Shoes-Piperlime, Sunnies-Vintage Dior, Necklace-c/o Michelle Money, Shoes-ThreadSense

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Workwear Wednesday

By the time you read this I will be up up and away on a plane to NYC for the weekend. I cannot wait to see my good friend Ashley, who recently moved there for work.  I am also meeting up with my sister Annie from SF & one of her friends Joelle.  I love a good girls trip and Annie and I have mastered traveling with one another.

Today’s look is something you’re going to find me in a lot this fall. I like this because it’s casual/chic.  I love this blazer and I feel like it really tailors the look well.  Neutrals are great in fall, especially when mixed with one of the hottest Pantone’s of the season, Mykonos Blue. Mixing prints can be tricky, but I always say start small, meaning the smaller the print the easier it will be to mix with clashing fabrics.

IMG_5890 IMG_5899 IMG_5891 IMG_5896 Shirt-Bellatrix, Pants-Forever 21, Jacket-Jemma, Bag-Pour La Victoire, Shoes-Cole hann Sunnies-Ray Bans, Necklace-vintage, Kendra Scott c/o, arm chain-ebay,

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I had such a wonderful time attending PHXFW this year.  Last year was my first experience at any sort of fashion show and it did NOT disappoint.  One of my favorite things about events like this is meeting beautiful, kind women who share so many of the same passions. I met a ton of new friends and of course ran into some of my favs. <3

1383776_10153328311230402_1610229201_nIMG_5957 Phx Bloggers unite!


securedownloadIMG_5933 It was so fun running into my friend Maile from Seattle!

My top two favs from the two nights that I attended were the Robert Black collection, a Phoenix local and the Brandon McDonald collection, a current Project Runway contestant. Both were flawless and I literally was gasping with excitement!

IMG_5937 IMG_5935 IMG_5942 IMG_5936 IMG_5938 IMG_5947 IMG_5940 IMG_5941 IMG_5948 Brandon, who sort of resembles Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family yes?

IMG_5961Love these gals, Audree, Stesha and Brie

1381371_10153328310760402_376352265_n My gorgeous sista, Norma.

1379260_10102928339027011_1223001492_n My BFF Krystal, Cynthia & Norma

1234527_10153328311695402_2075263257_n The darling Ashley Cooper, so great to finally meet you <3

1377270_10153328311045402_2100846579_nNight two with these two hot babes <3

It is always over so fast :( Thanks PHXFW for another great year of fashion!



Casual Monday Blues

Whew. What. A. Weekend. PHXFW did not disappoint. A special thanks to all of you, especially my two favs Lauren and Abbei.  :) I also attended a beautiful wedding for my dear friend Britt. It is always special to be a part of a couple’s BIG day, but this wedding was extra special as my whole family was there and my baby brother officiated the ceremony. I love love love my family and Britt you made such a stunning bride. <3 <3 <3 <3

 I am keeping it simple today with an easy breezy shirt/skirt combo.  I swooped up this bow tank top for $3.90 last week from TJ Maxx. I have been diggin TJ Maxx lately. I have always been a fan, but their recent deals have been screaming my name!!!

IMG_5858 IMG_5866 IMG_5863 Shirt-TJ Maxx, Skirt-Old Navy (borrowed from mama), Sandals-Similar here, Sunnies-Ray Bans, Watch-Vintage (my dad’s from the 70’s), Bag-Phill

IMG_5868 IMG_5862 IMG_5867Have a blessed day!

<3 AVC