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Backpacks for Bigkids

The Little Mermaid. I remember like it was yesterday, I wanted to have red hair like Ariel!  Do you remember your first backpack? I found this vintage coach bag at Goodwill a few years back and have yet to ever wear it.  I was running out the door to work last week and saw it sitting there and thought “Why not?”
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photo 3 Sweater-Two By Vince Camuto, Sunnies-HOH, Beanie-Groopdealz, Leggings-H&M, Shoes-Chooka, Bag-Vintage Coach

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Aztec Leather

Just another Manic Monday…I am pooped today, like desperately needing one more weekend day to rest and relax.  Is anyone else freaking out that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away? Lots to do lots to do…I threw this outfit together to embark on some Christmas shopping over the weekend.

aztec leggings photo 1 (2) photo 3 photo 4 Leggings-Mimi Chica via Nordstrom, Shirt-Thrifted (similar here), Boots-Sole Society, Jacket-Halogen via Nordstrom (old, similar here), Rings-Vintage (similar here), Sunnies-House Of Harlow

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sole society bootiesxoxo,

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I’m back, with TONS of Goodness

Hi loves! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I took an unintentional blogging break last week that was much needed. I have so much to catch you up on like new business opportunities, some sweet collabs, and of course our fabulous trip to Vegas that has left all 7 of us gf’s still group texting anxiously awaiting  our next trip! :)

WORK: I always get a lot of questions or emails regarding what I do for work.  I will start with a little background:  In 2006 my father and I opened Jimmy & Joe’s Pizzeria, a New York Style, fast casual restaurant that’s not your average pizzeria.  My dad has 30 years of Management/Ownership experience and is the best cook I know.  I graduated from college that summer and he took me under his wing ever from that moment on.  Summer of 2008 I quit Jimmy & Joe’s and moved to San Diego and worked for an amazing woman named Isabel Cruz, who taught me everything I know about good food, eating clean, farm to the table cuisine and the balance of hot and cool flavors. In 2010, my dad opened his 2nd Jimmy and Joe’s.  It was then when he started getting into my ear that he wanted me to move back and open up more restaurants with him.  At the end of 2011 I moved back to Phoenix to join him in expanding our family’s empire.  We had hopes of a 3rd store opening in 2012 and then that year came and went.  In february of 2013 this all changed.  It may have taken longer than expected, but it thrills me to report that we are not only opening that 3rd store this year, but also a 4th.  God never ceases to amaze me in His blessings.  In less than 3 months we will open #3 and by Fall of this year we will open #4. :)

Stella & Dot: All this week I am collaborating with the fab Caroline, my friend and Stella & Dot Stylist.  We have set up a Mystery Hostess Trunk Show online where For every $25 you spend, your name will be entered to win the hostess rewards, which on average are $250 in free jewelry & 4 items at 1/2 off!! There is also going to be a S&D giveaway later this week so stay tuned!

Las Vegas: Come back tomorrow for a LV recap manana where I am talking “pool fashion”

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Dress/Vest/Belt-Vintage, Bag-Kate Spade, Sunnies-House of Harlow, Necklace-c/0 Stella & Dot, Rings-Vintage & Stella & Dot, Skull Bracelet-c/o Karla from Brazil street market & c/o Stella & Dot, Rings-Vintage/c/o Stella & Dot

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Make yourself a great day!

xoxo,

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Pattern Play

Good Morning party people! I am very excited that it’s the weekend.  We have nothing big planned which will be a nice.  This is what I wore yesterday to run around town and tackle my to-do list.  I have been wearing Black and White on repeat lately.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

AVC

Summer Neon’s

When packing for Flagstaff I realized that I don’t really have any of my Winter sweaters handy so I swooped up a few things from the Gap sale last week.  I love neons in the summer time! Who doesn’t want their tan to get that extra pop!? This look was perfect for running around town followed by a BBQ at my Aunt and Uncles.

IMG_4982 IMG_4984 IMG_4987 Sweater-Gap, Shorts-Old Navy, Shoes-Urban Outfitters, Bag-Halogen, Ring-Nordstrom, Bracelets-Tory Burch/Danielle Stevens/Nordstrom/Forever 21, Necklace-Groopdealz, Sunnies-House of Harlow

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Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,

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Chambray & Floral

Good Morning babes!

The one great thing about a holiday weekend is that the week tends to fly by.  Today’s look is what I wore for a casual Saturday in Phoenix.  I ventured downtown to the Phoenix Farmer’s Market to check out the new St Francis concept, Phoenix Public Market.   NOTHING makes me happier than discovering new gems in my backyard.  The restaurant was delicious and the market was the perfect spot to pick up local produce and fresh flowers for the week.

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White Eyelet Dress + A 2 Yr Anniversary

Happy Monday Loves!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in Denver visiting one of my best friends! I had an amazing time and will be sharing more details about my trip later this week.  Today I am wearing one of my favorite new pieces purchased at Old Navy! This White Eyelet dress is perfect for Summer!  I am totally going to be wearing this to the pool or w/ a hat or even a jean jacket for chilly nights in San Diego.  Such a perfect staple for every woman’s wardrobe!!!

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Today also happens to be my 2 year Anniversary with Dapper Fellow.  Below is our first picture ever taken together (2 months after dating) and even looking at it today makes my heart skip a beat.  <3 <3 <3205858_10150748643935402_7831202_nJ, you have made my life so full.  Your kind heart and everlasting love for me keeps me smiling and feeling blessed every single day!!!! The last two years have been the most blissful years of my life and you are the main reason for that.  I thank God every single day for you.  I can’t wait to see our love continue to grow and I look forward to laughing our way & living life to it’s fullest together.  I love you infinity times infinity!

xoxo,

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Red Leather

TGIF!!!! I am attempting to take full advantage of all of my sweaters/jackets/normal clothes before we enter the point of no return aka: 100+ degree weather for 3 months.  Earlier this week I shared with you my 4 must have blazers and today we are talking leather jackets. Similar to a good blazer, a good leather jacket is essential for every woman’s wardrobe! Leather is trickier for women of all sizes because tailoring isn’t an option.  That’s why I recommend investing in a ONE good, quality, fitted leather jacket.  Although the price may initially scare you off, (they normally start around $300-$500) I can assure you that it is a piece you will wear FOREVER!!! Along with this red one you may remember my black leather jacket, a common repeat offender on AVC seen here here here here and here!!! (Can you tell I am obsessed with it?!?!)  I purchased both of these jackets on sale via Nordstrom Anniversary Sale SIX YEARS AGO!!! Sooooo worth it and they have only gotten softer and more comfortable with age. :)

william rast leather jacket zara leopard sandals house of harlow sunglassesShirt/Shorts-Forever 21, Jacket-William Rast (similar here and a more affordable option here), Shoes-Zara, Bag-Vintage, Sunglasses-House of Harlow, Necklace-Nordstrom rack, Bow Ring-Hearts

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vintage chain handbag forever 21 ripped cutoffsEnjoy your Friday friends!

xoxo,

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The Leather Skater Skirt

Happy Friday loves!

Today I am talking skirts, specifically leather skater skirts. I have seen this look on the runways & in stores for the past few months. I am not a huge skirt person, but  I was so excited to find one that I fell in love with! I purchased this one at Forever 21! At the time they had 3 different ones on hand and I found that the A-line style worked best for me.  I paired this skirt with a vintage python silk blouse.  The combination was a simple balance of new and old that I was looking for.leather skater skirt forever 21 skater skirt skater skirt

Blouse-Vintage, Shoes-Steve Madden, Skirt-Forever 21, Sunnies-House of Harlow, Bag-See by Chloe

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xoxo,

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Vintage Glam

My fur collection is borderline out of control for a girl who lives in Phoenix. There is something about a vintage fur and pearls that makes me think of old Hollywood Glam. I think it’s because my grandma use to wear them and to me, she’s the ultimate definition of classic glamour.  Thankfully because of the chilly weather I have been able to wear them! <3vintage fur coat house of harlow sunglasses vintage fur coat vintage fur, vintage dress vintage dress

Dress/Coat/Necklace-Vintage, Shoes-Sam Edleman, Bag-Halogen, Sunnies-House of Harlow

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*A big thanks to Bradie for being my photog for the day!*