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

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OOTD_90: "Tough And Girly"

DSC_0932 Today's #coasttocoastchallenge was "Tough and Girly." Since a feminine yet edgy look is basically my every day style, I decided to go all out by contrasting some of my most edgy pieces with this very girly floral dress.

A big part of the making this outfit "tough" is the fit of this vest. The oversized piece really tones down the flowy dress to make it a little more casual. I also wouldn't normally pair two studded pieces together, but I really like how all of the silver accents are picking up in this look.

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floral dress_TJ Maxx oversized studded denim vest_Goodwill with DIY studs and cut. see my tutorial here studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here silver box purse_Luella collection for Target circa..2006? cross earrings_Urban Outfitters, sale on my lips_NYC Champagne Lip Stain

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DSC_1297 copy It has been drizzly and cold all weekend, so today I biked downtown to meet my friends at our favorite coffee shop to keep warm and work on some essays because we are applying for study abroad! I dressed in dark neutrals that went well with my DIY studded denim vest and creepers that I felt I hadn't worn in a while. I also took my own photos today, which I sometimes I enjoy doing because I feel like I can capture a certain mood that I'm trying to convey.

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if you're preparing and studying for finals week like I am, good luck!

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black studded denim vest_thrifted and DIY, see the tutorial/lookbook here , or Urban sells a similar one here

embroidered skull tee_DIY, see the tutorial here, or get a similar embroidered one from Romwe here

maroon snake print jeans_BDG by Urban Outfitters, sale, but you could rock this black pair

black creepers_spylovebuy.com via Amazon, similar available here

cross earrings_Urban Outfitters sale

Timbuk2 backpack_REI, but this other style is very cool too!