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Instagram Friday

TGIF!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.  Here is my Instagram roundup for the week:

2 From Left to Right: A darling belated bday card from my girl Nicki <3  I am the one on the right:)  My OOTN for Dress to Death. My girls, gonna miss you Ashley! Prints on prints on prints. Snakeskin is taking over my closet!3 One of my fav quotes right now.  My new restaurant’s sign is up!

1From Left to Right:  BFF and I are ready for fall. OOTD with my vintage trousers. My Phillip Lim for Target haul. Brunch with my boo at the delicious Central Bistro.

Have a fabulous weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

 

Vacation Recap

“Guess who’s back? Back again. Amy’s back, tell a friend!” It’s me! I am back after a full week of a relaxing fun vacation.  Dapper Fellow and I started the week by heading up north to Flagstaff, AZ for my family reunion.  Most of my fam live in the midwest so I am not able to see them as much and the days went by waaaay too fast. We had so many laughs, good times and made wonderful, precious memories.

IMG_4997 My mom in the striped dress and her sisters.

IMG_5006 My cousin Megs. <3 her

IMG_5011My Mom’s Siblings

IMG_5021 Sisters at sunset

IMG_4990 Dapper Fellow and my daddy. <3

IMG_5033 Pops owning the grill

IMG_5028 This picture is ironic because the face I am making is the one usually on DF. Haha-I got ya!!!

IMG_5049 Yup!! My Fam!

IMG_5059 My whole fam minus a few<3

IMG_5002 Deer came up to the deck at dinner

IMG_5106Beautiful Sedona

IMG_5081 We took an off-roading jeep tour with these crazy Wildcats. :)

IMG_5100 DF and I 7000 feet up!!

IMG_5089It looks fake right?

We left Northern Arizona and then headed to Laguna Beach to celebrate DF and I’s 2 year Anniversary.  <3

IMG_5112 View from our room in Laguna

IMG_5114Beach Baby

IMG_5166 Angels vs Yankee game w/friends!

IMG_5144I love driving on the coast. Heading up to Newport

IMG_5169On our last day E came to meet me for breakfast. Such a great ending to a fabulous week! <3

It’s amazing what a week off can do for you! I feel so refreshed and ready to take on the week! I look forward to catching up with you all!!!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday-Denver Edition

This week’s Instagram Roundup was filled with snap shots from my Denver Trip.  The beauty below in the sash is my girlfriend Nicki! She competed for the Mrs Colorado Pageant and placed TOP 10! Her dedication and hard work for this competition was beyond intense.  In addition to placing top 10 Nicki won the award for “Most Photogenic” which earned her a free 1 year modeling contract.  By the end of the weekend I was sold on this Patagonia wearing city!d2

denver fashion, coors field, denver beerd3xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday

Hey pretty people! Hope you are all having a fantastic week!!!  There are two amazeballs events this weekend that I will be covering that you will not want to miss! You may remember the post I did about The Shine Project’s Beauty Bar Event happening this Saturday night?! I am also volunteering at the Spring Swap event put on by the fabulous Kelsey Wong, Karla Rasmusson and their CO-OPhx team!! As usual here is my weekly roundup via Instagram

f1228d08a6c611e29a1922000a9d0dee_7OOTD post from Tuesday

001dd3c8a3c311e2be4122000a1f9d51_7 Find of the week…Old Navy trouser pants on sale for $13

4e8c49aea3f011e290d522000a1fb852_7 Macaroons from my best friend, straight from LA <3

5ca86ceca56311e289de22000a9f1406_7 An amazing Vintage cart full of goodies-(stay tuned next week for more on this)

6b18387ea60911e280dd22000a9f3cd5_7 My new favorite obsession-Nordstrom Mint Green Tea Lemonade’s-TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!

9bbef346a22111e2b7ab22000a1f90e7_7 Gorgeous roses blooming at my parents house. :)

32dbd4d4a2e911e2820422000a1f97b5_7 Swag Bag from LUCKYFABB!!!!!

74c8c420a13f11e2a4d822000a1f924b_7 Neon Yellow OOTD

172e29b2a47e11e2b4ea22000a1fbdb0_7Scottsdale Culinary Festival with my besties

2592d9b8a77011e2a32722000aa800c4_7 OOTD-Preppy boat style

a0ed3352a32811e2b59422000a9f13f8_7 My clique <3

ef3ef5c8a25011e2908222000a9f146a_7Back in 89′-Ck out my Mickey Mouse socks!!

Make yourself a good one!

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday

Good Thursday Morning to you all! I still feel out of it and cannot believe the week has flown by.  Lots to be excited about over at AVC. Here is my PHX->LAX->SAN->PHX Instagram recap for the week.  Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for my Day 1 Recap of LuckyFabb. I  have been dying to share with you all the fun pics/stories!

laxWelcome to LA!lucky fabb 2013 I was fortunate enough to stay with my dear friend Ashley while in LA for the conference. :) We met our bf’s at almost the same time and joke that before that we were each other’s girlfriends. <3

lucky fabb 2013San Diego sun is one of the best around.

hotel del coronado A beautiful wedding on the beach <3

leopard sandals

Ashley & I’s shoesies on the plane to LAsnake braceletRoot beer floats served at the reception. Best idea ever!

hotel del coronadoSuch a gorgeous bride. Charlie, is a friend of Dapper Fellow’s from college and it was such a joy to be in Coronado and see them tie the knot in a perfect, intimate setting!

floral pantsSmores and a bonfire on the beach!

los angelesLA at Union Station

leopard braceletDrinks with J-hunny.

la princessHad to squeeze in some best friend time while in la la land.

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,
AVC

Oh-P.S. Have you entered in my $300 Gap/Banana/Old Navy Giveaway!!!??? Do so here!

Prabal Gurung Dress

Unless you’ve been living under a rock EVERYBODY knows about the fab Prabal Gurung/Target collaboration.  I picked up this little number a few days after the launch.  This was the first Target collaboration I made an effort to stop into within the first week. I loved almost everything from the line. Prabal’s designs are so unique and bright. The New york-based designer has been consistently wow-ing us since his first collection debuted in 2009. His design philosophy is characterized by a mixture of modern luxury, indelible style and an astute sense of glamour.  Here is how I styled his drop waist dress…prabal gurung for targetPrabal Gurung For Target Drop Waist Dress in First Date PrintPrabal Gurung For Target Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print 

Prabal Gurung For Target Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print

Dress-Prabal Gurung, Heels-Steve Madden, Bracelet-Hearts, Necklace-BP, Jacket-Halogen, Sunnies-Tory Burch, Bag-McQueenPrabal Gurung For Target Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print steve madden booties Prabal Gurung For Target Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print

Don’t forget to vote for me when you can for the Arizona Foothills Battle of the Blogs!!! Voting is unlimited and I appreciate as many votes that you have to give.  Have a wonderful Wednesday loves!

xoxo

Floral & Polka Dots

This past weekend it was 85 in Arizona.  Spring is in the air! It was nice enough to lay out, wear shorts, and get a suntan. I have worn both of these items several times before, just never together. Last year around this time was when I first began mixing prints. I remember feeling so weird about breaking the traditional rules of matching.  Are you comfortable mixing prints? Is it something you’ve wanted to try, but didn’t know how? I discovered a few tips that helped me out a lot along the way that I shared with you here if you’re interested in checking them out! I would love to know your feedback. :)

**You can see this blouse also styled here and these shorts last seen here. **

floral and polka dots mixed prints IMG_3871 IMG_3879

Shorts-Old Navy, Shirt-Frenchi, Shoes-Tory Burch, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Bracelets-Hearts/Groop Dealz/Kate Spade, Necklace-Tobi, Ring-Banana Republicname necklace tory burch flats old navy polka dot shorts

ray ban aviators

The pups wanted in on the pics too!!! Meet Daisy (tanish one on right) and Lily (3 year old spotted pup on left). Such little joys!!! I hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!

xoxo,

AVC

TGIF Love

DIY Heart

A big “air five” to all of you reading this because you made it to Friday! This is the first weekend in 2 months that we don’t have ANYTHING planned! I look forward to catching up on my 8 magazines and soaking in this 80 degree weather. What do you have planned?

Spring Love-My Top Picks!

Alright, I think it’s safe to say we are all ready and anxious for pastels, brights and everything nice!!! Winter, it’s been real, but now it’s time for baseball, festivals, and laying out! I realize I am partial, but it doesn’t get better than Springtime in Arizona. Here are a few of my fav colorful must-haves so far…

spring brights

1) High-Waisted Shorts-Oasap 2) Nail Polish-Essie, 3) Pants-Jill Stuart, 4) Shoes-Rachel Roy, 5) Bag-Asos, 6) Shirt-Madewell, 7) Earrings-Max & Chloe

I plan on incorporating a few more of my fav Spring Trends in the upcoming months! What are you most excited to wear this Spring 2013?

In other news did you enter in my AWESOME Nordstrom Sunglasses giveaway!? You have until Monday March 4th to enter. :)

xoxo,

AVC

Best Dressed at the Oscars 2013

This is the first year I had a few gfs over and actually made plans to watch the Oscars. It was so much fun! I was sort of surprised by the neutral colored theme of the evening. But that didn’t stop these beauties from show stopping! Here are some of my fav’s:

best dressed at the oscars

Love this peuter color and the cut outs are perfection on Naomi Watt’s perfect figure. Her hair looks beautiful and the entire look works so well!

4537684-3x4-700x933 Jessica stunned with her loose waves and delicate beaded gown. I don’t feel like this is a dress that would look good on many, but she looks amazing

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Reese Witherspoon looks beautiful in this cobalt blue Louis Vuitton. I adore her and think she can do no wrong. She also looks like she has not aged at all! Oh and did you know she just had a baby?!

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Jennifer Lawrence is so dazzling in Dior. I also love that she accidentally fell while she went to accept her award. She seems so normal. Loved her in this gown.

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Is it just me or does everyone need to eat a cheeseburger? Damn Gina! I love Amanda Seyfried’s quirky personality and we all know how I feel about Mr Alexander McQueen…PERFECTION!

halle_berry best dressed oscars

I think this dress was the winner for me. I LOVE this gown on Halle Berry. The futuristic structured shoulders and the low cut top flatter this gorgeous actress perfectly. She killed it!

What were your favorites of the night? I absolutely loved the Les Mis performance!

I hope you have a great day today!

xoxo,

AVC