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Savers Closet Remix

savers arizonaOne of my favorite things to do in the new year is a good closet sweep.  Believe it or not I actually enjoy cleaning out my closet and getting rid of things. I will admit, sometimes it is difficult to part form some items, but in the end you will be thankful you haven’t kept that unworn blouse you “may wear someday.”  Plus it makes room for the new items I have been swooning.

Here are some helpful questions I ask myself when cleaning out my closet:
“Have I worn this in a year?”
“Is this something a woman in their 30’s would wear?”
“What would I wear this to?” -and give yourself 30 seconds
“How many times would I wear this in a year?”

Since I was in a teenager I have donated and shopped at Savers. If you have read my blog you know Savers is my all time favorite thrift store.  By donating with Savers you are not only recycling unused goods, but you are helping preserve the landfills of America.  Savers/Value Village  actually keeps 650 million lbs of reusable items out of landfills annually.  It is a great feeling to drop off the old items and an added bonus you can recycle them to people who need them.

Thrift stores are meant to be a treasure hunt so I don’t always purchase items after donating, but in the new year I like to grab a few key pieces to intermix into my wardrobe.  I wanted to show you all how easy it is to not only pick up thrifted items, but then incorporate them into your already fabulous wardrobe.   Below are some looks I put together from “new to me” items I purchased on my recent  Savers trips.

savers spring closet cleanout
Top-Savers, Dress-Savers, Shoes-Vince,  Sunnies-Sunglass Spot, Clutch-Vintage Gucci

savers find the find
Jacket-Forever 21, Patches-Savers (I took these patches to a tailor and had them sew them onto my jacket for an updated look, Shirt-Savers, Jeans-Rag & Bone, Shoes-Adidas

saversSilk Blouse-Savers,  Jeans-Levis via Savers (I actually took out the hem in these jeans for an updated exposed hem look, Bag-YSL, Shoes-Dior,  Sunnies- Ray Ban

savers thrift arizona Dress-Forever 21, Shoes-AGL, Silk Scarf-Savers, Purse-Dooney & Bourke via Savers, Vest-Levis via Savers

savers of arizona Hat-Forever 21, Dress- Savers, Vest-Savers, Sunnies-Forever 21, Boots-Walmart, Socks-Hunter

savers thrift Velvet Turtleneck-Savers, Dress-Nordstrom, Shoes-Steve Madden, Purse-Ralph Lauren via Savers, Sunglasses-Forever 21

savers az
Blouse-Nordstrom, Blazer-Savers, Shorts-Target, Shoes-Zara, Bag-Liz Claiborne via Savers

savers arizona
Shirt-Nordstrom, Jumper-Savers, Shoes-Vince, Bag-French Connection, Sunnies-Forever 21

I hope these looks inspire you to check out your local Savers next time you are looking for an affordable way to remix your closet.

<3

Amy

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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SAVERS FASHION, SAVERS THRIFT FIND, MY THRIFT FIND, AMY BLACK, AMY'S VINTAGE CLOSET, VINTAGE WIDE LEG PANTS, VINTAGE CLUTCH, MATTY M SHIRT, GYPSY  BOUND BRACELET, ARIZONA FASHION, ARIZONA BLOGGER SAVERS FASHION, SAVERS THRIFT FIND, MY THRIFT FIND, AMY BLACK, AMY'S VINTAGE CLOSET, VINTAGE WIDE LEG PANTS, VINTAGE CLUTCH, MATTY M SHIRT, GYPSY  BOUND BRACELET, ARIZONA FASHION, ARIZONA BLOGGER SAVERS FASHION, SAVERS THRIFT FIND, MY THRIFT FIND, AMY BLACK, AMY'S VINTAGE CLOSET, VINTAGE WIDE LEG PANTS, VINTAGE CLUTCH, MATTY M SHIRT, GYPSY  BOUND BRACELET, ARIZONA FASHION, ARIZONA BLOGGERxoxo,
AVC

 

 

*pics by Audree

 

“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. :)

amy black Romper studded ankle boots vintage black elephant belt Romper-TJMaxx, Shoes-Kohls, Sunnies-Zero UV, Bag-French Connection, Belt-Vintage, Necklace-Monogram Hubphoenix fashion blogger zero uv sunglasses romper and ankle boots phoenix pineapple

xoxo,
AVC

RIP Kyle Baker. I will forever miss you <3