Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Florals

I love a good Chambray & Floral combo.  This is a perfect look for any Spring day.  I like wearing flats or sandals with skirts because it’s so much more comfortable.   I rarely dress up for work so I try and take full advantage of my days off where I can wear some of my skirts and dresses.  I love the cut of this Topshop skirt, perfect for walking around downtown at the Farmer’s Market and hitting up my favorite brunch spots around town.

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xoxo,
AVC

photos by Marie Kristie Photography  linking up with Vodka Infused Lemonade

Black, White & Leopard

Here’s the funny thing about these leopard sneakers.  I am a little bit stalkerish to Nordstrom’s website.  The minute I saw them I knew I had to have them.  I am always on my feet and sneakers have become a staple for me.  Plus they’re leopard. RU KIDDING ME!!!???? I neeed them.  Every morning after answering emails I would look at them again and debate if I was going to take the plunge.

 Then the shoe angels threw a pair at me while shopping at my favorite Nordstrom returns store, Last Chance.  Victory was mine, I nearly shed a tear I was so excited they found themselves in my arms. Now the true test, will they fit…they are a size 10 and I am normally a 8.5/9.  I couldn’t believe it, but they fit.  I read the reviews and it’s true, they run small. Thank the shoe angels because mama found her glass slippers.  :)

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AVC

 

Downtown Baby

I have been spending a lot of time in downtown Phoenix.  Not your typical “downtown” city life, but definitely the epicenter of cool around here.  We don’t have sky scrappers or long lines of taxi’s, but it is home to a Historic District, beautiful art galleries, flower shops, boutiques, concert venues and great restaurants.

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xoxo,
AVC

Shades of Cream & Beige

My love for prints and brights will never die, however lately I cannot get enough of neutrals. I am loving anything creams, crisp whites and of course girly light lace.  The weather has been heating up and I pretty much live in shorts for the next 5 months.  You may remember these amaze Haute Hippie shorts from my post in May. Everyone needs a pair of lace shorts for Summer, trust me!

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xoxo,
AVC

Salvation Mountain

I read about  Salvation Mountain for months before finally venturing on my own excursion.  Correction, I dragged Stesha with me.  It ended up being a few hour detour in our trip, but her and I both agreed was well worth it. It is located in the middle of the California desert and it’s fascinating how one man built this unique piece of art.

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xoxo,
AVC

70’s Spring Love

This outfit reminds me of the 70’s.  One of my favorite things about thrifting is imagining the person or people who have worn an item before it got to me.  I am actually mesmerized by it.  I come up with all kinds of scenarios in my head about who “she” was and what “she” was like.  I think this girl was a 70’s flower child and I love it  :)

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xoxo,
AVC

*pics by Marie Kristie Photography

Vintage Blue Frock

I love nothing more than finding a true one of a kind thrifted dress or item that just fits like a glove. I found this dress last month when I was shopping for options for Lucky Fabb.  Although I didn’t end up bringing it with me to LA I felt that it was the perfect weekend dress for my shoot with Maria on Saturday.  I always like adding a modern touch to a vintage look and these Just Fab heels were the perfect addition.  This belt actually goes to an old H&M dress that I got in college and I really like the contrast of blues and prints.

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xoxo,
AVC

Lucky Fabb Day 2

Today is the look I put together for day 2 at Lucky Fabb.  When dressing for events like this I am always trying to best represent AVC and what better way to do that than with a vintage leopard skirt? I mean, really? This little number was too perfect.  The blog conference was held at the beautiful SLS in Beverly Hills. It is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been to.

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AVC

Lucky Fabb-Day 1

When packing for fashion related trips I always try and spend some good brainstorming time before hand so I am not a complete stress case.  I picked up this gorgeous vintage frock a couple months ago at Goodwill and knew it would be the perfect getup for day one at Lucky Fabb.  As always I was aiming to combine a few vintage pieces with a few of my newer go-to pieces.  Dapper Fellow got me these gorgeous Vince Camuto heels for Christmas and they’re seriously the most comfortable heels I own.  Sidenote-Vince Camuto be killin it lately!

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AVC

 

*thank you Stesha for the pics
*linking up w/Because Shanna Said So and Vodka Indused Lemonade

 

Spring Leopard

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday.  I am still trying to catch up on my super fun filled weekend in LA for Lucky Fabb.  I attended Lucky’s blogger conference last year and almost forgot how much energy and sleep it takes out of you.  It was all totes worth it.  Like most people I am use to a solid routine back home and rushing from one social event to the next was a fun change of pace, but dang am I glad to be home in my pj’s in bed.  :) If you’re a fashion blogger and haven’t been to the Lucky Fabb blogging conference I highly recommend it.  You will make lifelong friendships and gain valuable information to your blog.  Stay tuned later this week to see what I wore to the conference.

I met up with Stesha the day before we ventured to LA and snapped these pics.

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xoxo,

AVC