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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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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LGD

We all have a few perfect LBD’s that are a quick, guaranteed go-to. I now have found the perfect LGD (Little Grey Dress) from Forever 21 and only $12.90. Yeah, I know that price is ridiculous and that’s exactly why I purchased it in 3 colors. This bad boy is so comfortable. The lightweight jersey cotton is  just enough coverage and very breathable which is a Non-negotiable for me in the Summer.  Stay tuned later this week for the others :)

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AVC

 

*all photos by Maria Hazell

 

The Glam App

Last week I attended a party for The Glam App. The Glam App is beauty on demand. With the push of a button, The Glam App delivers beauty experts
to your front door. Offering services that range from a blow dry, to make up applications, or just a simple polish change there’s no need to leave your house, when we bring the salon to you. I mean, does it get ANY easier to get ready!?

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*pics by Audree

 

Kissy Kissy

Hello loves!

June is in full swing in AZ and it is hot hot hot!!!! In my efforts to take a mini escape from the heat I am sharing an unseen post from much cooler months. :) I feel so lucky to have met such AMAZING Arizona women through blogging. Audree, from Simply Audree Kate is one of those special gals.  We recently got together for the launch of the Glam App (more to come on that this week) and it reminded me of a shoot we did earlier this year that I hadn’t posted. Insert monkey holding hands over eyes emoji here…It’s true, life gets busy and sometimes things are better late than never people.

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AVC

 

*all pics taken by Audree

 

Vintage Levis

Happy Friday!!
Every girl needs a good pair of cut off shorts. No matter what the age or body type shorts are a must in the summer.  It seems that every year the shorts keep getting shorter and shorter in the stores and a few years back I decided I would steer clear of them and cut old jeans to make and style my own. (I have done this to more than half of the shorts I own) Even if DIY’s aren’t your thing this is the easiest thing for anyone to do. It becomes really fun when you cut, fray and style a pair of old jeans from a thrift store because there is little to no investment, these were $7!!!!!

Levi’s are hard to find so I felt like I scored with this pair from Savers.  I simply cut them and allowed them to fray naturally.  I would wear them, then wash them, wear them, and wash them, even when they didn’t need to be washed I washed them because that’s what gets them frayed the fastest.

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AVC

Spring Fashion w/Savers

Oh hello there! Remember me? It’s been awhile friends and I am so glad to be back in the blogosphere.  Just in time for Spring fashion trends with Savers.  This week I will be styling several looks with different pieces I purchased from my local Savers. Savers has always been a favorite thrift store of mine. My love for thrifting began shopping at Savers in high school and continued to Vancouver when I went to college and then shopped at Value Village, their Canadian store!

Let’s talk Culottes!  No, you’re not having flashbacks of your 3rd grade teacher.  Culottes are back yo, or at least I like wearing them.  Not something for everyone I realize, but the key thing I found when styling them is to pair them with a heel to elongate your legs.  The pants speak for themselves so the rest of the outfit is simple with classic touches.  My favorite piece of this look is the VINTAGE FERRAGAMO purse!!!! It was love at first sight.  :)

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AVC

Singh Farms

One of the best things about living in a large city like Phoenix is that I am constantly discovering new gems right in my backyard.  I heard about Singh Farms last year from a girlfriend and I had no idea what to expect.  Truthfully, I have never been impressed by a lot of the Farmer’s Markets in the Phoenix area. That was until I visited Singh Farms. The craziest thing to me is that this farm is 3 miles from my home and the minute you enter into it you feel like you’re in a different state.  It is a lush, secluded hideaway that offers fresh produce, fruit, homemade breads, locally raised eggs as well as fresh roasted coffee!! Honestly, what else do you need? If you are ever in the Phoenix area, Singh Farms is a must see!

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AVC

“We’re not in Kansas anymore!”

It’s been awhile since I have blogged or even logged onto my website.  I told myself when I started this bad boy 3 years ago that I would never allow writing and sharing with you all to become an item on my to-do list.  Sometimes life happens and unfortunately my little passion project tends to get the backseat.  And boy did life happen this past month.
I attended a funeral for someone who was very near and dear to me.  I have only been to one other funeral before so this was really new.  The pain from a death like this was something way bigger than I could have imagined.  It very much crippled me and made normal routine events and tasks seem oddly difficult.  I  don’t think you ever get over the death of a loved one and I am realizing that is ok.
One thing that kept popping in my head over the past month is how “we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Life is tough and real and serious and sad and scary and it hurts.  I have obviously known this for awhile now, but every time life happens I am reminded how precious it truly is.
So, I can sit here and be sad & fight the process or I can face life head on with all it’s experiences, challenges and scariness.  I choose the latter.  I am so thankful for my amazing little life.  Every circumstance good or bad makes me stronger, wiser and more compassionate of others.  I am grateful for that.  I am happy to be alive, to live in a beautiful place with my favorite people and to feel real love all around me every single day.  My goal for 2015 is to focus more on the content in my posts rather than a quick outfit recap. I want to dream bigger, be better and share more of my heart with all of you.  So without further adieu, Black is back. :)

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AVC

RIP Kyle Baker. I will forever miss you <3

My Favorite Season

It’s beginning to feel a little more like Fall each day.  Granted, it will be a high of 88 degrees today. Haha.  But at least our evenings are cooling off a lot. We are nearing my favorite month of the year, November.  There is nothing I love more than Fall fashion, College Football, Thanksgiving and spending time with my family and friends.  November is also the beginning of my big yearly transition, switching my Americano’s from iced to hot, I know…exciting things going on over here!

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