Monthly Archives: February 2014

Street Signs

If you live in Phoenix or you have visited the downtown area in the past 3 years you have seen this insane street sign wall.  I remember when I saw it for the first time I wasn’t even a blogger yet and my first thought was “that would be the best background for photos.” I finally made it down there a few weeks ago with the fabulous Maria and shot these awesome pics.  (Don’t mind the white skin. Homegirl is on a mission to get a tan this weekend!)AVC JAN 14  (50) just fab heels AVC JAN 14  (49) AVC JAN 14  (37) AVC JAN 14  (52) AVC JAN 14  (53)

Top/Clutch-Vintage, Shoes-c/o Just Fab, Sunglasses-Christian Dior, Shorts-Urban Outfitters (old, similar here)vintage beaded top AVC JAN 14  (42) vintage details AVC JAN 14  (51)

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AVC

*all photos were taken by Marie Kristie Photography

Gloomy Days

The past few days here in Arizona have been warm, but very gloomy. No sun at all which is strange.  I love throwing on something easy and comfortable when the weather is like this.  I got this tee from Old Navy Men’s Dept.  You have seen me talk about my love for a soft, looser, yet fitted tee before here.  It is sooo incredibly soft and I can’t stop wearing it.

forever 21 leather jacket gap distressed jeans blue mirror sunglasses nike dunks Shoes-Nike (similar here) Pants-Gap (similar here), Sunnie-Ebay, Shirt-Old Navy, Necklace-Forever 21, Bag-Izzy & Aly, Jacket-Forever 21mirrored sunglasses old navy camo izzy and ali

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AVC

B & W-Mixed Prints

I have been loving the weather lately.  80’s in February is a little alarming.  Shorts haven’t been on my radar for some time.  (Hence the stark White legs)  This outfit is perfect for my day to day in the warmer months.  I am normally in the outfit I put on in the morning for at least 12 hours so finding something that is wearable longterm can be a challenge.  I love cotton shorts, very light weight and comfortable.  I feel confident in wearing this to a meeting I may have and if I need to get down and dirty I ditch the jewels, pull up the hair and go!

vintage classic coach bag quay sunglasses maxxinista polka dot shorts vintage coach bag Blouse/Shorts-Thrifted, Shoes-Yosi Samra, Sunnies-Quay, Necklaces-TJ Maxx, Bag-Vintage Coach (similar here)

coach classic vintage bag coach classics yosi samra shoesxoxo,
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Great Gatsby Bachelorette Party

I was so thrilled when my girlfriend Nicki asked me to help her with a 1920’s bachelorette party for her future “sister-in-law.”  Nicki did such a nice job picking out the restaurant, menu and of course custom gold “Gatsby” inspired cupcakes. How gorgeous is this beautiful future bride in white! :) The head pieces were on point and of course in true AVC fashion I wore head to toe vintage! :)head piecesvintage lace dressgreat gatsby partygreat gatsby1013778_10202320713355796_569686484_n 

1606914_10202320687155141_1353818714_nlace and fur 1920s themed party 1557433_10202320681074989_1569057040_n*All photos taken by Marie Kristie Photography*

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AVC

Yarnell, Arizona

A few weeks ago I took a day trip to Yarnell, Arizona.  Yarnell is a small town on the way to Las Vegas.  It’s a very quaint, kitchy town.  On our way back we stopped at Wickenberg to eat and I couldn’t resist this old red school house.  :)

mink pink hoodie old navy jeans mink pink top old navy skinny jeans Sweater-Mink Pink (Um, Jessica Alba wore it here), Jeans-Old Navy, Shoes-Vince Camuto (similar here), Sunnies-Ray Ban, Bag-Halogen,

yarnell arizona ray ban aviators black crossover bag

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AVC

Florals in February

Who doesn’t love flowers? I get so excited for Springtime in Arizona. There is always something going on outside.  Our window for fresh spring florals is short due to the heat so I try to take full advantage of these next few months by constantly filling my home with fresh cuts.

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*This post was inspired by the Spring look campaign for ProFlowers*

*Photos by Maria*

The Feminine Edge

I think there is a part of every woman who loves to feel girly.  I have definitely had my fair share of phases where this is more present than others.  One of my favorite things to do is to combine my love for all things feminine with a bit of edge.  You can do this by adding a bold statement necklace, killer boots, or even by adding an a hat or darker eye make up.  See here here and here :)

amy black amy's vintage closet kohls boots 2014-02-07 23.00.19 Shoes-Kohls, Dress-Collective Concepts, Bag-Halogen, Necklace-GroopDealz,Cuff-Vintage2014-02-07 22.58.47 2014-02-07 23.00.36 2014-02-07 22.57.36 2014-02-07 23.00.21

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AVC

*photos taken by Stesha Jordan Photography*

Leopard & Cobalt

Good Morning.  Did any of you go to the Peter Pilotto launch on Sunday? I went and got 2 things that I cannot wait to style and share with you later this week.  Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that we were all excited about the Phillip Lim/Target Style Collab? I love this Leopard sweater and I have been on a huge Cobalt kick lately.  The colors are perfect for our almost Spring weather we have been having.

AVC JAN 14  (74) details AVC JAN 14  (68) pour la victoire AVC JAN 14  (62) Sweater-Phillip Lim for Target, Shoes-Just Fab, Sunnies-Vintage Dior, Bag-Pour La Victoire, Necklace-Nordstrom Rack (similar here), Skirt-TrouveAVC JAN 14  (70)

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*photos by Maria Kristie Photography*

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AVC

Weekend Florals

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to participate in a photo shoot with the very talented Maria.  Spring has landed here in Phoenix and we are expected to reach high 80’s by the end of the week.  The honeymoon is over.

amy black amy's vintage closet AVC JAN 14  (26) AVC JAN 14  (30) Shoes-Brian Atwood, Blouse-Vince, Skirt-ASTR, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Bag-Philip Lim, Rings-Vintagephillip li,m bag AVC JAN 14  (6)

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AVC

January Instagram Roundup

It is hard to believe how quickly January came and went.  Like usual, it was a busy month for me.  I celebrated the New Year with a small gathering at my house, took full advantage of several brunches with the ladies, and dyed my hair back to dark.   I attended a 1920’s themed party,  had a fab photoshoot (coming soon) with the talented Maria, and of course swooped up some new goodies :) (see here here here and here) :)

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AVC