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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

 

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. **

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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

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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

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:

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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!

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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

AVC turns 1 year old! Plus an AMAZING giveaway!

I can’t believe this blog has been going for a year now.  I feel so blessed by all of the encouraging, fun women I have been able to meet. I feel so fortunate that I have been able to be a part of awesome business opportunities.  My heart is so full. Full of love, happiness and contentment.   I feel blessed to be alive and from the bottom of my heart want to thank you ALL for your love and support.  As a token of my gratitude I am offering a fab giveaway to one lucky reader…A pair of Halogen Cat-Eye sunnies, just in time for Spring! A ($58 Value)

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To enter simply “like” AVC via FB

Follow AVC via Twitter

Bonus Entires: Follow AVC via Instagram

Winner will be announced on March 8th!!! Just leave a comment so I can know each number of entries. amy's vintage closet amy's vintage closet amy's vintage closet

A special thanks to Dapper Fellow and my beautiful mama who take all of my pictures. None of this would be possible without your love and assistance. I am also forever grateful to my girls Angie, Annie, Krystal, Whitney, Kachet, and Erin who have been huge influences for AVC.  Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow where I will be revealing my best dressed from the Oscars.

xoxo,

AVC

Camo Grudge

I ventured to my parents house on Monday to say hi to my mama who was off work.  She told me to take some oranges because they had too many. I am pretty sure they could be supplying Minute Maid at this point.

I have been wearing this jacket with almost EVERYTHING lately.  You may remember it from my SF trip here.  Perfect because the 90’s are in full comeback mode.  This outfit could easily be transformed to an evening look by dressing it up with a booty or a heel.  I would also swap out the bag for a clutch and maybe change necklaces to a closer to the neckline statement piece.

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xoxo,

AVC

The Grandpa Cardigan

One staple I believe every girl needs is an oversized grandpa cardigan. This is sometimes referred to as a boyfriend sweater as well.  I like grandpa cardigan.  I got this one at Goodwill for $7, but I am also a fan of perusing the Men’s section of your favorite store.  Although any color will work I like to start with a neutral color.  This will give you more room to mix different accessories like a hat, scarf, pair of earrings, shoes etc.  I am diggin the neutrals in general lately so I kept my palet simple with browns and tans.  oversized cardigan

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Leggings-Tart, Shirt-James Perse, Sweater-Goodwill, Scarf-Nordstrom, Bag-McQ, Shoes-Steve Madden, Sunnies-Ray Ban, Necklace-Groopdealz, Rings-Vintage

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,

AVC

Check Check!

Hey lovelies! Happy Monday! Today’s look was from our Sunday Funday. We spent the day relaxing and having great food and drinks. I love a good plaid/checkered shirt! I hope you all had a fab weekend!!!! :)IMG_3800

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Shirt-Rubbish, Leggings-Nordstrom, Shoes-Steve Madden, Sunnies-Tory Burch, Clutch-Hearts, Bracelets-Nordstrom/Forever 21, Ring-Forever 21, Clutch-Hearts

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Su Vino, Me Vino

TGIF!!! What a week it has been. I am so exhausted, but also grateful at the same time. We had a record breaking day at work yesterday! Waaaa who!!!! Also, my best friend from LA is coming into town tonight and I can’t wait for some quality BZ time! :) Today’s look is from last weekend when I went wine tasting at Su Vino in Scottsdale.  Stay tuned for Savory Sunday’s where I will share more about this little local gem. :)

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Kate spade sunglasses

arm party

mint shirt

brown winter hat

ankle boots and skinny jeans

xoxo,

AVC

Instagram Thursday’s

Hey guys! Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have any special plans? At work we are making heart shaped pizza’s. It is one of the best days of the year to work because everyone is in high spirits.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Especially that Dapper Fellow who always makes me smile. You have enriched my life more than I could describe. I love you infinity x infinity. <3 <3 <3

xoxo,

AVC

Little Leopard Book

Today I am so excited to share with you one of my best friends from San Diego, Whitney Bond. Whit was in town this weekend and I couldn’t wait to snap some outfit shots of her for the AVC. Although Whitney’s expertise is in the kitchen (she writes a food blog called Little Leopard Book) she always manages to stay on trend. What I love about Whitney is how good of a bargain hunter she is. Her go-to stores are H&M and Cotton On. leopard old navy blouse leopard blouse pink cotton on pants old navy leopard blouse h & m booties

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Be sure to ck out The Little Leopard Book for creative and experimental recipes!!!

Have a great day!

xoxo,

AVC