Category Archives: Fashion Events

Best Dressed at the 65th Emmy Awards

Hey babes. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  On Sunday I was able to attend an Emmy viewing party thrown by the fabulous Chic Spy! If you haven’t been to her site, be sure to check it out for the latest in everything Chic. We chatted over appetizers and ooooo’ed and awwww’ed at the dresses (and sometimes boo’ed). Here are my fav looks of the night:

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Heidi Klum seems to always get it right.  It’s hard to go wrong with a body like that though.  She is stunning in this Versace gown. The detailed beading and neckline are BEYOND. I personally feel like she was the best dressed of the night.  65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals I would love to meet this spicy Latin someday. Her energy and personality always shines through in her Red Carpet looks. I love this body hugging Vera Wang lace dress on her. The look was complete with her gorgeous custom made Lorraine Schwartz Emerald jewels.

Christina hendricks best dressed at the emmys Christina Hendricks shined in this elegant number by Christian Siriano. It is difficult to tame those bad boys she has up top, but this dress was the perfect balance of sexy and chic.  I also LOVE her simple curly bob!

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Julie Bowen’s Zac Posen trumpet-style dress was a definite showstopper! I don’t like pink that much, but this shade is subtle and so sophisticated on her.  I hope you all watch Modern Family.  They won best comedy and the speech given by the creator of the show was so on point. :)

“I cannot begin to express to you how surreal this ride has been, because none of us grew up feeling like winners,” said Modern Family creator Steven Levitan. “So thank you to the bullies, to the popular kids, to the gym teachers who taunted us, who rejected us and who made fun of the way we ran. Without you we never would have gone into comedy!”

Did you watch the Emmy’s? Who were your favs?? I would love to hear about them!

xoxo,

AVC

 All images are from E! Online

Make-Up Monday

Every girl loves getting dolled up for an occasion. Truthfully, makeup has never really been my thing. I am more of a natural, less is more type of girl.  It wasn’t until my 20’s that I began to experiment with eye shadow and liner.  I will never be a Kim K type of make-up wearer, but hey, I am learning to experiment!

Although, I have my basic, usual  routine I love any chance to be glammed up by a make-up artist.  Maria is a friend of mine who recently started a company called Blush by Maria, specializing in skin care and makeup application.  I was so excited to get glammed up for a wedding we attended earlier this month and SOOOO happy with the application and how long it lasted.  Maria was very informative and actually taught me some tricks throughout the process.   If you or anyone you know lives in the Phoenix area I encourage you to reach out to Maria for any up and coming events or parties! Everyone deserves to feel like a queen now and then right?

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I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday! Don’t forget! Tonight is the Dressed to Death Fashion Event I am judging tonight!!! Hope to see you there!!! :)

xoxo,

AVC

Dress To Death

dress to death, scottsdale fashion, amy blackYou may remember my post a few weeks back promoting the 1st “Dress to Death” fashion night out event hosted by the lovely Bri Bridge.  Dress to Death is a fashion networking event intended to bring together fellow fashionistas.

September’s featured brand will be After Hours Agenda the hottest new tee trend that began in AZ and is spreading like wildfire across the globe. Live models will be showing AHA’s latest designs throughout the night, and the brand will be available for purchase, along with some must-haves from other AZ boutiques.

The best dressed attendee will receive fashionable giveaways and gift cards for local shopping.  Holler!  I am so excited to be judging the Best Dressed contest with  Cassidy Doller!!!

EXCLUSIVE DINNER MENU
$5 MARTINIS
$5 CHAMPAGNE

I can’t wait! I hope to see you there! Monday Sept 16th from 7pm-11pm at American Junkie!

xoxo,

AVC

My Morning With Kendra Scott

Last week I had the pleasure of spending the morning at the Kendra Scott store at the Scottsdale Quarter. I had never visited the store before and was anxious to check out all the gorgeous gems in person.  Kendra is primarily known for her Color Bar.  The Color Bar is designed for you to be able to pick and chose what item you would like and then create what stones to put in your piece.  It is very interactive and easy to use. There are so many different choices, but in true Amy Black fashion I picked and committed to the first combination I chose.  :)kendra-scott-scottsdale-quarter-store-front 77ac1a44158811e3a61a22000a9e06f0_7 CB_howto_for_print k3 k1

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Stay tuned next week where I am sharing an exclusive peak at Kendra Scott’s new Fall line!

xoxo,

AVC

 

30 Isn’t Old, It is GOLD!

Hey there!

It’s official, I am about to turn 30 tomorrow! With every birthday I feel like I learn more, understand more and attempt to do more.  I am more aware, more transparent, more reasonable, more loving, more vulnerable, more caring and MORE FUN!!! Cheers to 30 reasons I am stoked to turning 30:

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1) I am not 20
2) I have solidified my major core values, likes and dislikes.
3) I know what works and what doesn’t work with my hair.
4) I can successfully file my own taxes (thanks E) :)
5) I am in LOVE with a wonderful man who makes me smile everyday.
6) Cheap shoes are not even an option anymore.
7) My taste buds are snobby. Some may think this is a bad thing, but I remember the days when Ramen, Spaghetti with canned tomato sauce, and easy mac was the norm. Woof! Gone are those days.
8) It is not uncommon for me to cry daily. I am moved by the smallest things and feel my emotions so much more intensely than I ever have before.
9) I officially have the travel bug. Although this is always something that I have been into, the locations for travel have changed. Dreaming of Europe in 2 years & Hawaii with my Dapper Fellow. <3
10) I don’t care who likes or dislikes me. Ok, maybe this is one I am still working on :) This year especially I have come to an acceptance that all I can do is be the best that I can be and the people who don’t care to stick around for the ride aren’t people I want to be associated myself with.
11) I have a job that brings me joy EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Who can say that?
12) My mom has become one of my best friends. This relationship wasn’t always easy for us, but these past few years have felt like dream. She is one of the greatest women I know and I look up to her every day.
13) I buy fewer impulse, cheap, bargains and find myself saving and only purchasing investment pieces. 
14) I am the exact opposite of cool and I embrace it.
15) I am not afraid of much.
16) I am learning the importance of keeping my mouth shut. LEARNING is the key word. :)
17) Whether it’s eating a meal, going to a movie, or just exploring around my city. I feel comfortable hanging out alone.
18) I love cooking. Not so much the cleaning, but I have really gotten more experimental with my cooking and feel very confident in the kitchen.
19) I am no longer terrified of having a child in my future. 
20) I know what it means to set “healthy boundaries”
21) I understand the meaning of real friendship. A lot of shit goes down in your 20’s. You cry, fight, see each other at her worst, but hopefully you come out on top, recognizing how important each of your roles are for one another’s life. My girlfriends are the absolute BEST!
22) Remember all those annoying things that your parents do? Yeah, I definitely do all of those things.
23) Although I had an amazing time in college, living in the real world is so much more gratifying.
24) I know what true happiness feels like and I am there now.
25) I don’t have all the answers and that’s ok.
26) I can’t wear the majority of cut-off shorts sold in stores and am forced to make my own.
27) I understand the value of sleep
28) I realize the importance of knowing when to splurge and when to save. 
29) I know the importance of saying “I’m Sorry”
30) I have created a very self-assured, eclectic style that I take pride in. 
The best part of this birthday is that I have an entire new decade to learn, grow, love and develop more! That itself is so powerful and I cannot believe I am as blessed to be in this life of mine. God, you’re far too good to me and I am grateful for every single day!
xoxo,
AVC
 

A Rockstar Baby Shower

TGIF party people!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my dear friend Kaylee’s Bridal Shower. Kaylee’s family and my family grew up together in Tucson.  I love any occasion where we all can get together! You may remember my post from this past Christmas when all of us ladies attended our anual Mother/Daughter Brunch!

Kaylee seriously looks like she’s wearing a fake baby suit.  She is as radiant and stunning as always.  Her fiance is in a band so naturally the shower was “rockstar” themed! I had so much fun celebrating this beauty! The shower was thrown by the lovely Melissa Defer (Kaylee’s Sister-In-Law), my partner in crime since age 14. :)

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

 

 

Dress To Death-Scottsdale, Arizona

Why hello there! It has been far too long since I have caught up with the blogging world.  If you follow me via Facebook you may recall this minor mishap that occured with my most prized posession, my Macbook Pro.  I know, I know, it was awful, buuuut the good news is that my little mac’y is fixed and finally back in my arms. :)

This post is for all my Phoenix based fashionistas. Tonight my gf, Bri Bridge is hosting a FAB event that you all should be attending:67663_647687231909460_115992485_n

I hope to see you there!

xoxo,

AVC

 

The Shine Project-Beauty Bar Event

You all should know by now my love for all things ASHLEY from the Shine Project. Last week she put on an awesome event geared towards a “ladies beauty night out!” Not only did this event have amazing rooms where ladies could get their hair, nails, and eyebrow’s done, but there was also a silent auction to win fabulous prizes. Considering my last run at a silent auction, I opted out of bidding. Haha. It was a great turnout and the best part was hearing about the work that Ashley and her camp are doing in all of these kids lives!!!

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Ashley and I. See my outfit details here!

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Hope you make yourself a great day!

xoxo,

AVC

Spring Swap Event

If you follow me via Instagram then you know I attended a Spring Swap Event put on by the CO-OPHX organization! It was an amazing turnout and let me tell you, these ladies know how to organize an event.  I was a part of the SWAP team which helped with set-up and the organization of all of the donated items .  It was a perfect day in Phoenix and I was able to not only get to know some new friends, but also officially meet Karla and Kelsey who started the organization.  The venue was out front of 3 of the most darling vintage stores.  I cannot wait to go back when I have more time to get my shop on.  If you live in Phoenix I definitely recommend checking out these gems located on 6th St and Garfield! co-ophx spring swap

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IMG_4521 IMG_4522 IMG_4523 IMG_4524 IMG_4525 IMG_4526 IMG_4527Have you ever attended a “swap?” I feel like they’re becoming more and more popular and as huge proponent of recycling clothes this makes me very happy!! Have an AWESOME weekend!

xoxo,

AVC