"Somebody"

IMG_0992 I slept in a little today, so I was aiming for casual comfort. I haven't worn my geeky sweater in a while, and I figured that since school is starting to pick up again it was a good time to wear it. Normally I wouldn't pair a sweater in a soft blue color with a light washed denim, but since I have been liking the on-trend monochromatic look, I went with it.

For today's outfit track I wanted to share a band with you called Jukebox the Ghost. Jake introduced me to them a while back and since burning the CD I have really enjoyed the album. Listen along below to "Somebody" while you view--it's so catchy!

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My roommates were awesome and pulled out a ladder from our side yard recently, so we've been having fun hanging out up there and enjoying the view, both sunsets and stargazing! I've been taking my blog photos up there lately and I have to say its so pretty and relaxing to go up there after I get home from class!

geek sweater_PacSun, sale vintage cutoffs_Levi's from eBay high tops_Vans embellished heart purse_clutch from Urban Outfitters, added strap

Thanks for reading! Hope you are all having a great week so far!

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DIY_Daisy Trim Shorts

hey everyone! once again i was browsing the trim aisle at the craft store and found something that i really loved. i know that summer is coming to an end, but since i still have a little bit of warm weather left and the beach near by, i figured i would make these while i had the chance! i was inspired by a pair of Lucky Brand shorts that i saw earlier in the summer (photo) that retailed for $79. if you look closely, you can see that this is the exact same daisy trim that i'm using...score. the pair of shorts that i decided to use also happened to be a pair of Lucky Brand that my friend gave to me (double score) so i'm basically getting the real deal for a little over 4 dollars!

1_gather: a pair of cutoff denim, some white thread, daisy trim, a needle, and some scissors. 2_here's the before image of my shorts 3_the pink X's that i've drawn on this image show where you should stitch. stitch each petal that goes horizontal across the shorts. i wouldn't worry about the petals on the top and bottom. 4_continue stitching each petal around the shorts until you have trimmed the entire leg.

and i'm finished! if you're patient the end result is really professional looking and cute. i spent about an hour and a half sewing these on, but it was worth it!

check back in the next few days to see how i'll style these!

finally, feel free to leave comments or questions, and also email or tweet me pics of the DIY projects you've done! xo, paige.