Cactus Lace

IMG_4373 Since I have started working 8-hour days and coming home in the evening, I have been trying to choose work outfits that are still cute for nighttime wear. Although I might not be able to get away with this look in some offices, I am lucky that mine is somewhat casual. I also think most people in Arizona are reasonable with getting a little more casual in the workplace because it is just so hot. I stayed cool in these detailed pieces, a lace tank and a self-altered thrifted skirt.

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Today was a really rewarding day at work for me. Since I started at my new job, I have been juggling a couple of land properties. In the past 2 days, I concentrated on one property in Chandler and created a site plan in order to get some feedback from the city's Planning and Development Department. Today I got to print out large copies of my site plan and go turn it in at their office. It was such a cool feeling to create something on my own that was for a real piece of land, rather than a school project!

Thanks so much for stopping by! What have you been up to this week? x, Paige

lace top // Kimchi Blue by UO

vintage skirt // altered, Goodwill Outlet

gladiator sandals // Sam and Libby for Target

studded crossbody // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

gold arm cuff // sewing supply from craft store

Floral and Fauna

IMG_4216 This is the dress I wore to my cousin's June wedding. I didn't get a chance to document it while I was in North Dakota, but luckily for me it is the perfect dress to wear to dinner in the hot Arizona summer. Besides the pretty floral print, I love the leg slits, v-neck, and strappy back. Details like this are what makes this maxi have a 90's vibe.

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For a summer wedding, I don't think you need to wear with anything too fussy, which is why I opted for sandals. I finished off the look with my grandmother's vintage clutch (which may have actually gotten more compliments than the dress!) Finally, although I kept it simple at the wedding, for dinner I piled on an arm cuff and a couple interesting rings.

dress // Reformation by UO bandeau // UO gladiator sandals // Sam & Libby for Target clutch // vintage from my grandma arm cuff // sewing supply from craft store skull ring // Brandy Melville USA textured ring // found

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Skater Summer

IMG_3521 This is the epitome of an Arizona summer outfit for me. A tank, cutoffs, and my staple Vans. I found these Free People shorts at TJ Maxx on clearance for $20 and am loving the unique color they added to my closet! To dress up this casual look a bit, I added gold accents and this leopard headband. I really love this headband trend at the moment because it just adds something extra to your look!

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I'm off to Dave & Busters with my friends to celebrate one of their birthdays! Thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend! x, Paige

Four Year Strong tank top // eBay green shorts // Free People from TJ Maxx skate shoes // Vans Sk8-Hi's leopard headband // Forever 21 studded bag // Gypsy Warrior handcuff bracelet // Amazon.com

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

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Although Coachella isn't really my type of music, I will admit that all of the festival fashions I'm seeing on my favorite blogs and Instagram accounts are influencing me! I normally wouldn't go in such a bohemian direction, but when I slipped on this bell-sleeved lace dress from my closet (a past Christmas Eve dress) I couldn't help but pair it with some accessories that put me in a flower child state of mind, rather than my typical studs and spikes.

To get really cliche on you, I chose "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen as tonight's outfit track, just because I rarely dress like this. Listen along below while you view, and enjoy!

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Also, I know I promised that today would be an art post, but I couldn't help but share my outfit with you guys! Sometimes it is fun to dress out of your comfort zone and try a different style!

lace dress_H&M moccasins_Target gold bird necklace_local boutique, $1 heart sunnies_Forever 21

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