Fall Uniform @ Figure 8

IMG_5600 I'm not one to be shy about experimenting with taking my own outfit photos, I've done it myself for months at a time, but tonight was the first time I tried this out with only my iPhone in hand. After dinner I took a walk to the 8 Tallet [Figure 8] building behind my house to catch the last minutes of the sunset and get some fresh air. I threw on what I imagine will become my fall uniform. Jeans, a cool jacket, and a statement sneaker to give the outfit some life. I wasn't planning to document this outfit, but the cool lighting and facade of the building were calling my name, and I couldn't resist. The secret ingredient? The "Timer Cam" app, which I learned about from this rad blogger. I love that the spontaneity of this app creates some refreshingly abstract photos in a DSLR dominant world.

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I'm still in awe lately of European fashion because the ladies here are so chic but every look is just so effortless. The fact that I can wear some sneakers paired with leather and be on trend is so awesome in my opinion, and also takes away a bit of the stress of getting dressed in the morning. Urban Outfitters dropped a new line of New Balance shoes for women this week [check it out here] and I already have my eye on a few. Comfort + color? How can you go wrong!

leather jacket // H&M Phoenix grey crop // Last Chance black skinnies // Target neon + black trainers // UO

x. Paige

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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