Monochromatic on Landemærket Street

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After buying this dress last August I had this outfit idea in my head the entire summer and thought I would wear it once I moved to Copenhagen, but actually never ended up pairing the pieces together. Funny how that works, right? Well, I kept the combo in my outfit idea list I keep in the back of my head and finally pulled it out of my closet on a rushed day! Comfort is key when I'm hurrying out the door, so I can't wait to try it again with a heeled black boot, more colorful accessories, and bare legs! Except going sans-tights is a pretty big faux-pas in this city so I'll probably wait until I'm back in Arizona for that one...

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I also just had to include this photo to show how active the streets are in Copenhagen every day! This street, Landemærket is one that I cycle down every time I head to school and it is always a busy place. Besides how lively it is, my favorite part has to be these rainbow buildings! I've definitely shared these with you on my Instagram before because I'm obsessed. These are the kinds of picturesque places you just can't find in the states. So pretty! 

I hope you have a great weekend guys, and I'll talk to you Sunday! x, Paige

Leather jacket // H&M [similar]

Dress // H&M [similar]

Sk8-Hi Tops // Vans

Scarf // Zara [similar]

Bag // Next UK [similar]

Photos by Elsa Brown

Instagram Lately

While I'm away in Amsterdam, I thought I would keep up with you guys by doing another Insta-recap of a few things I've been framing lately in Copenhagen, enjoy! insta roundup1

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// Picked up the Cheap Monday logo tee I've always wanted for 6 bucks at a store called WEEKDAY that I really like!

// Local street style I spotted in the Nørrebro neighborhood on a rainy day. I love her chunky cardigan.

// A look inside David Ritter's furniture studio, also in Nørrebro. If you missed his interview on the blog, you can check it out here!

// Fall is in your face in Copenhagen because the changing leaves are everywhere and so pretty. This was during my urban journaling class where we were mapping our bike route.

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// Dreaming of all the beautiful landscapes on my recent study tour, like this one of sunflowers + the Alps taken in Austria.

// As amazing as study abroad is, the one bad part is missing my family and friends at home. For "throwback Thursday" [might be the first time I've ever posted a #tbt] I was remembering the trip to Huntington Beach with Jake and Jamie.

// Have you ever tried Stamen Maps before? I made these 2 watercolor versions of my upcoming destinations on the site. It's an awesome resource!

// Biking is one of my favorite parts of living in Copenhagen, which is pretty clear considering I post bike photos on the reg.

Well guys that's all I had to catch up on with you for now, thanks for stopping by! I'm currently having a great time in Amsterdam and can't wait to share photos and stories with you soon! Keep up with me on Instagram too of course @punkrockparti

x. Paige

Cycling City

IMG_8505 This is where my day in the city starts every morning. After riding the metro from Amager to Copenhagen, I end up at the racks where I grab my white bike and head off to school, a cafe, or park...it changes every day! København is truly a biking city, but it's not even a culture. It's a way of life. Biking is so incredibly fun and easy because of the great planning, and when I ride I feel like a real member of the city.

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Now that I'm done raving about biking (I could go on, trust me) can we talk about this cardigan for a second? Vero Moda is one of the more affordable shops my friends and I have tracked down, and this is what I picked up over the weekend. I decided to veer away from black for once and go with this oxblood knit. It is super warm which is great, and I also like how it matched my shoes this day. Not that I was surprised about that though...it was totally planned!

smile tank // Urban Outfitters, similar here and here cardigan // Vero Moda, Copenhagen disco pants // American Apparel boots // Forever 21, similar necklace // H&M, Copenhagen watch // Casio via Amazon.com

x. Paige

photos by Elsa Brown

Make Your Own: City Guide Notebook

intro Recently, I visited the Dansk Arkitektur Centre here in København to check out the current Zaha Hadid exhibit. The display was really exciting, but another cool part of the museum is that it has a bookstore that is a great resource for designers and architects. While looking through the notebook section, I came across a series called the Moleskine City Guides. These are basically little journals dedicated to individual cities that include maps, blank pages, and specific sections for you to record your favorite restaurants, bars, sites, etc. while you travel! I thought this was such a fun idea and almost considered buying one--but am so glad I held off! Making my own was completely free and also more satisfying than purchasing one. Let's make it!

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I started with this compact notebook, mine is a personal favorite style by Quattro, I had brought with me to study abroad. The great thing about this project is that you can make it completely your own, but here is what I did if you need some help getting started. For now, I have left the front of mine blank, but I am on the hunt for a cool sticker of the city to disguise the front!

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Of course a city guide needs a title page! I like things nice and simple. It would also be a good idea to add some contact info. I know I will because my notebook is becoming a great little resource.

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One of the first maps in my notebook depicts the metro lines that run from my apartment to school. I'm a nerd and like to do things by hand, so I drew mine in with pen and Prismacolor markers. As I add to the book, I plan to cut + paste pieces of maps from different areas of the city. You could even cut down and entire map into individual pieces to fit on each page of your notebook, or fold up the entire thing and stick it inside. This project has a lot of freedom!

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After leaving a decent amount of blank pages for mapping, I then started adding in some categories where I can keep track of my favorite places. So far, I have started a page for restaurants, for architecture sites, and also bars/clubs in the area. This is great especially for the dining spots in case I can't remember exactly where one was.

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Here is a closer look at my food page, which I definitely need to update! I am planning to write down as many places as possible even if they aren't somewhere I'm obsessed about, because then this notebook starts to become like a little diary of everywhere I have been.

Hopefully you are a traveler (or an aspiring one) and enjoyed this little project! I think it would be so fun to make a notebook like this for every city you spend a decent amount of time in, or you could even create a single one for all of your travels! Is this something you would try? Let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by, x. Paige

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