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Bauble Love

Earrings have never been my cup of tea. I love them on other people, but am NOT a fan of my hair being up so I see no point.  This all changed when I was at Old Navy last month and cleaned house in the accessories department. These baubles were too good to be true!  They’re lightweight and I was able to wear them all day! Perfect for a day of sightseeing in Denver.

IMG_4745 IMG_4756 IMG_4746 IMG_4755Shorts-Old Navy, Sunnies-Kate Spade Shoes-Chinese Laundry (I love their shoes right now. How maj are these ones?) Bag-Halogen, Top-Trina Turk (old, but I love this one), Earrings-Old Navy, Bracelet-Kate Spade/Forever 21/Ebay, Jacket-

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Congrats to Elizabeth Gonzalez! You won my Hearts Tote Giveaway!!! I look forward to seeing how you style it! Thank you for everyone who participated! :)

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xoxo,

AVC

Black & Bow’d

Today’s look is a classic black on black winter go-to for me if I am getting dressed up. I live in black blazers and this vintage one with the gold buttons has been such a practical, wearable piece.  When wearing all one color I like the idea of mixing textures together. This will create more depth for your black on black look.  vintage black blazer

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Shirt-Realitee, Blazer/Belt-Vintage, Shoes-House of Harlow, Skirt-Halogen, Purse-Alexander McQueen, Bow bracelets-Kate Spade, Bow Necklace-Vintage, Link Bracelet-Groopdealz, Sunglasses-Ray Bans, Tights-Spanx

black and gold

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pave bracelet, vintage bow necklace

alexander mcqueen black pursexoxo,

AVC

Preppy to Chic

Hello lovelies!

I am not sure when it fully happened, but I know it was early in my first year of college that I began to love accessories.  Growing up as many girls born in the 80’s decade I was very drawn towards anything preppy.  This was before Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Cotton On, and Franchesca’s.  It was The Limited, Gap, 5-7-9, Abercrombie and Fitch, Holister, and Claires days. *sidenote (Gap was good then and is good now. They will always be a good go-to in my opinion)  All of those stores at the time were very preppy. It was my time of collared shirts, khaki pants, sweater vests, Doc Martins, jellys, and Airwalks.  The style was simple then and we had little options. This was before internet shopping was normal.  As far as accessories, it was all sterling silver, charm bracelets, lockets, and anything Tiffany’s!!!

So somewhere from my bootcut khaki’s and Doc Martin wearing days I got accessorized through my new friend Ebay.  It started with my love for Guatemalan friendship bracelets and literally the rest is history. In my early 20’s it wasn’t unusual for my bangles to be up to my elbows. Ridic I know.

My outfit today is compiled with 3 main preppy pieces- a white collared shirt, blazer and skinny jeans.  By adding a gold floral statement necklace, spiked gold flats, cocktail ring, and 3 bold bracelets this ordinary preppy outfit has a little edge to it.  One thing I think everyone strives for is originality.  We may love and own the same items, but it’s how you wear them, combine them that truly shows who you are.  What do you guys do to spice up ordinary looks?

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Jeans-Jolt, Shoes-Sam Edleman, Bag-Alexander McQueen, Shirt-Eight Sixty, Ring-Nordstrom, Bracelets-Tory Burch/Forever 21/Kate Spade, Necklace-Nordstrom Rack, Sunglasses-Ray Bans, Blazer-Rubbish

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IMG_3426Don’t forget to enter in my Hearts giveaway here!

xoxo,

AVC