Tanque Verde Ranch

I always love a good adventure.  Last weekend My Dapper Fellow and I ventured down south to the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch for a weekend stay of ranch life, horses and the wild, wild west.

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Tanque Verde Ranch is located 2 hours south of Phoenix, AZ. The resort is equipped with all-inclusive accommodations catering 3 meals a day and endless activities to keep you happy and occupied.  Everything from hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding to yoga, fishing or sand volleyball is available. We woke up early Sunday morning and did the Breakfast Ride which was the highlight of our trip and I will share more later this week. Our Casita in the photo below was fully equipped with more than we needed.   All the rooms at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch are tv-less in attempt to get you to detach from everything necessary for the week/ed.
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I look forward to sharing more about our stay later this week. I hope you make yourself a great day!

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Blue Lace Special

I always look forward to dressing up because my day to day look is pretty relaxed and casual. I have been loving Winter Blues lately and this dress screamed my name. I love the lace detail. There are so many different components to this dress I decided to style it two ways. (Stay tuned next week for round two)

Today’s look was simple, I wanted the dress to do all the talking.  This dress is perfect for a shower, a wedding, or a dinner date. I also think I will try pairing it with some dressier oxfords as seen here.

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xoxo,
Amy

Bloguettes Brunch

Hello November! Time is flying over here. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a brunch thrown by some of the coolest girls in town, otherwise known as the Bloguettes.  Started by two young, female entrepreneurs Sakura and Lorena, the Bloguettes purpose is to create a resource for bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.  They hold workshops all across North America where they teach people the importance of digital presence for their individual brands or companies.

They also throw fun happy hours and meet-ups to encourage local Phoenix creatives to stay in touch and meet new people.  Last month they invited a group of us to attend a beautiful influencer brunch.  It was a beautiful setting, everything from the furniture, the food, great company, to the darling props.  I basically wanted to hang out there all day. :)

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IMG_1969 IMG_1966 FullSizeRender_2Had such a great time chatting with Lola, Sarah, & Allison

xoxo,
Amy

 

Arizona Summer

Staying cool is always a priority for me when dressing for the Summer months. This dress I purchased in 3 colors. Sorry I am not sorry. It was the best gift from God in the middle of June when I found this number for $12.90 at Forever 21. And in 3 colors? deal! I normally try to steer away from nude/neutrals because they can almost always wash you out. But thanks to a Summer tan and this darker version of fabric it works. I love this dress because I can picture myself throwing a sweater over it for the winter.  That is if Winter ever comes… Thankfully, our heated months are nearly over and we can hopefully all be thinking about the words Hot coffee or jeans really soon…   😐
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xoxo,
Amy

 

 

 

all my these shot are from the amazing Hazelleyez Photography

Hotel Valley Ho Pool Life

My main reason to encourage a great staycation starts with the pool life! I was on swim team at age 4 and never looked back. I love the fact that the Valley Ho offers two different pools for your convenience. The OH pool has a DJ at the pool and is very fun and lively, while the OHasis Pool serves as a quieter and relaxing alternative.  Upon arrival we noticed that no one as at the OHasis Pool so we opted for rest and relaxation.  It was easy to feel right at home.

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Our second day at the resort happened to be on a Sunday. HVH offers Recovery Sunday’s where they offer several different packages to encourage guests to recover and relax. Sounds good to me! we ventured over to the other OH pool to relax in a cabana and their huge comfortable lounge chairs. It was a Sunday so it wasn’t crowded and we had such an amazing spread of fruit and veggies to enjoy between dips in the pool.  hotel valley ho scottsdale FullSizeRender (3) hotel valley ho poolsideIf you ever get the chance to visit Scottsdale or are simply looking for a place to get away for the weekend I highly recommend Hotel Valley Ho.  Thank you for such a memorable weekend and taking such good care of us. We will be back soon!

xoxo,
Amy Black

 

Hotel Valley Ho Staycation

Last week it was my b-day and we stayed in town at The Hotel Valley Ho. Only 8 miles from our house, but it felt like we were somewhere else.  If you haven’t noticed yet, from my Instagram I love a good staycation. We have some of the best resorts in the country so why not take advantage of them in your own city!
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We decided to dine at their restaurant called, Zuzu for dinner.  The modern, comfortable restaurant had a great variety of menu items. We had the Caesar Salad, Burrata, Cornish Hen, and Beef Stroganoff. I couldn’t decide which item I enjoyed the most. Every dish was incredible. The Burrata had every ingredient I am currently obsessed with, Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula, w/grilled Levain Bread topped with Basil Pesto plus Balsamic drizzle.
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Zuzu serves brunch inside and on the shaded patio with a Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar open 9am-3pm.  Cannot wait to try them next time for brunch. How cute is this patio?
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After a satisfying dinner and an even better night’s sleep I headed to the VH Spa for Vitality + Health.  I arrived early because this was my first spa experience and I wanted to soak it all in.  I was greeted by friendly staff members and shown where I could relax in the women’s lounge. The smell, the music and the lighting was everything I had pictured a spa experience would be. I opted for the HydroPeptide Facial. This facial increases brightness, tones and delivers a supreme level of hydration. I felt like a new woman afterwards.

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xoxo,
Amy

 

PinkBlush Boutique

Hey babes!

Super excited to share with you a new online boutique called PinkBlush that I have been working with that has some awesome, fashionable pieces that are ridiculously affordable. I immediately fell in love with this bell sleeved black little number, I look forward to pairing this dress with high boots in the fall and winter! (maybe even with tights)

*FYI*   —-   The best part about this online boutique is that they actually offer a fashionable maternity line with some of the same patterns and styles! I know from girlfriends who have been pregnant that it can be a challenge to find cute, fashionable maternity dresses.  Perfect for all you mamas!!!

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xoxo,
AVC

Summer Playsuit

Staying cool is always my first priority when getting dressed during the Summer.  I got this River Island playsuit on super sale last season and am finally getting the chance to wear it.  It has an open back (as seen here on my Instagram) which is perfect for these 110 degree temps.  Although I normally wait until fall for the Miu Miu’s to come out I thought they were the perfect embellished match.

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xoxo,
AVC

photos by Maria Hazel

Gingham

I am loving all the Gingham popping up all over. I have been watching some pieces online, but came across this Gingham beauty at my local Savers. Dresses are perfect for AZ Summers, anything light and breezy! :) I also paired it on Instagram with a tie here!

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xoxo,
AVC

 

Venice, CA

I recently took girls trip to LA LA land. It was perfect break from the heat to relax and enjoy some sunny beach weather. While visiting I was able to spend the day in an area I hadn’t been before. It’s hard to believe I have been to LA dozens of times and never spent time in the amazing, eclectic, lively beach city they call Venice. amys vintage closet arizona amy black arizona fashion misguided dress misguided slit dress misguided babe misguided babes arizona fashion bloggers free people hat free people girl how to style a hat zara sandals amys vintage closet arizona amy black arizona fashion misguided dress misguided slit dress misguided babe misguided babes arizona fashion bloggers free people hat free people girl how to style a hat zara sandals amys vintage closet arizona amy black arizona fashion misguided dress misguided slit dress misguided babe misguided babes arizona fashion bloggers free people hat free people girl how to style a hat zara sandals

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xoxo,
AVC