City Chic

IMG_7770 I was feeling a little casual lately from bummin' around studio this week, and wanted to go with a polished look. I actually ended up biking quite a bit today to class field studies though, so I got a taste for how the Danes bike in their chic heels and blazers. I must admit, it feels nice to pull up to a destination and hop off my bike looking put-together. I think for the longest time I have associated biking with exercise and getting slightly sweaty, but you wouldn't believe how effortless and cool Europeans make biking look. I think I am getting there, but have a long way to go!

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blazer // H&M tank // Fashion Hunters Flea Market, Copenhagen skinnies // American Apparel Easy Jean heeled boots // DinSko, Sweden bag // Gypsy Warrior earrings // Forever 21, similar midi rings // H&M Copenhagen, similar

Also, how do you like my new boots? I picked these up in Sweden over the weekend. I was in need of a shoe with a bit of a heel, and couldn't resist the price. Everything in Malmö was a lot cheaper than Copenhagen! You may have seen them already on Instagram a few days back, but they looked a little different. When I got home that day, I realized that the harness part [which I love] are actually removable! I love that I can just unbuckle them when I want to simplify my look like today. Now I think I got an even better deal because it's like getting 2 pairs of shoes for the price of one! x. Paige

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Investment Pieces // Copenhagen

investment pieces title Lately my shopping mantra has been "quality over quantity." Granted, this isn't a groundbreaking idea, but for me it is a new way of thinking. As a pro-bargain hunter, I've been known to buy something that I like a decent amount, if I can get it for a killer deal. Don't get me wrong, I love my wardrobe, but it's left me with an overcrowded closet. Lately I've been working on only acquiring pieces that I either love or are vintage treasures. The result so far has been money saved, an organized closet, and some wardrobe staples that I'm very excited to wear.

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My first stop was American Apparel. This is definitely a place I have always just window shopped in, so I was excited to finally pick some things up.

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New in: The Disco Pant, a street style favorite. The sheen, the cut, what's not to love? I even remember my best friend and I popping in to just try these on so we could see how they feel. Now that I own them, I am sooo hooked. Also a plus, I think they will keep me warm while abroad!

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Next up: The Easy Jean. Another piece that has been raved about by women everywhere. I didn't think a pair of jeans could be that much better than any I had worn before, but boy was I wrong. The 2% elastane gives these the perfect amount of stretch. They are both comfortable and fitted, and will be a good change of pace from my typical black denim.

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I also paid a visit to Zara online. (The Arizona location is opening soon!) I saw this bag $60 less than the original price, and fell in love with the real leather black and white minimalism. I thought it would be a good bag to throw over my shoulder for a day of class, and could hold my books + laptop while riding my bike to class. However, I was a little disappointed to open the package and realize it didn't have much structure to it. If you're looking for a slouchy tote, I definitely recommend this baby, but it just wasn't the perfect choice for me. I'll have to keep my eye out for another black + white carry-all!

That's the extent of my purchases to date, but I'll keep you updated with new finds. Thanks for reading! x. Paige

// Looking for more Copenhagen fashion? Check out my must-haves!

Copenhagen Must-Haves!

In a little over a month I am packing my bags for a school year abroad in Copenhagen! As big as my closet is, this Arizona girl is lacking clothes fit for cold and rainy weather. These are some of the pieces I have my eye on to keep me warm and prepared, but also stylish while abroad: Copenhagen Must Haves with text

American Apparel Disco Pants // will go with anything and hello thick material to keep me warm! North Face Backpack // I need a huge hands free carryall for short trips around Europe Dot Grid Journal // you can bet I'll be packing a bunch of sketchbooks, and I have my eye on this one Drop Dead Jacket // I'm on the hunt for visually interesting jackets to avoid being in solid black Gold Chain Necklace // Need one of these babies to throw on with the disco pants and a sweater Unif Hellraisers // It's no secret I love black loafers, and I'm ready upgrade to a spiky pair Pilot Varsity Ink Pen // These are my favorite sketching pens; I want to stock up and bring a bunch Clear Heeled Rain Boots // Amazingly minimal for rainy days in Copenhagen...but sold out ugh!

I'm excited to get to Copenhagen, and the chance to pick up a few great new pieces. I hope you'll join me in preparation for my big trip! Thanks for reading! x

OOTD_95 "Starlight"

DSC_1135 This gloomy day needed to be brightened up so I pulled out my new pastel ombre sweater. I have big heart eyes for this baby. Black may be the safest color route to style this piece, but comfort was my ultimate goal for the school day so I ended up piling them all on to stay warm. Even though this outfit is very casual, I feel like it embodies my favorite kind of casual skater style.

The title of today's outfit post is "Starlight" by Tonight Alive. I know I've recently used their music on here, but I'm going to their concert a week from today and can't wait. You can listen along below while you view!

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