Flashback to Fall

Going through my archives for my post on my 1 year blogaversary, I realized that since I have documented my outfits for over a year, I have the opportunity to take a look back and revisit what I was wearing in 2012. Fall is here, and since my style is always evolving it is fun to see outfits past. Doing this, I noticed that the only neutral that I ever really worked with was black. This fall, I am trying to work with more neutrals like oxblood, grey, and olive green. This post also kind of really made me miss my larger wardrobe at home that I had to leave behind...but that's a story for another day! dsc_1151

Edgy Aztec

Hit up your local Goodwill and dig up a gem like this colorful aztec number. Aztec prints are still in this season as far as I'm concerned, and even if they weren't, who cares?! If you want to freshen it up a bit, add some studded flair in this tutorial.

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Cozy Textures: Velvet

Now that the colder months are here, you can trade out your cotton pieces with more interesting textures like velvet. This vintage LBD is a personal favorite of mine because it's so versatile. I like to transform it with a grungy print like camo, and adding a beanie takes it to the next level of casual cool.

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Studio Stripes

I pulled out that beanie again, this time for a look that I would thrown on for a day spent at school in studio. To prevent the striped sweater from being a bit too basic, layer on a couple of necklaces for some added interest. A statement shoe like Doc Martens always helps in that department too!

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Bold Statement Skulls

Pull out your favorite breezy summer blouse and pair it with some dark skinnies. Add a bold lip and accessory, and you're good to go! I also am [again] sporting that same favorite beanie because I never like looking too dressy. P.S. I promise I have added a few more beanies to my collection to rock this fall...!

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Band Tee Babe

It wouldn't be a throwback post on this blog if we didn't include a band tee look! For this outfit, I transformed a basic match up of black tee/black pants to a new level with leather, spiked accessories, and a killer shoe. Fall is a great time to put those heels to use before it gets too slippery and snowy outside!

I hope that these looks gave you some inspiration to start styling yourself into fall! It may seem tricky to start pulling out those cold-weather pieces after a hot summer, but ease into it with some statement prints + textures!

Which was your favorite look? #1 #2 #3 #4 or #5? Let me know! xx. Paige

P.S. Hi from Switzerland! I am still on my study tour but had to get this post out to you guys so I'm not away for too long. Hope you are having a great week!

Cardigan + Cutoffs

IMG_3878 A piece that I have been lusting over for months now is the American Apparel Modal Shawl Cardigan. It's a big ticket item that I think I will invest in before leaving for Copenhagen, but until then I have been on the hunt for something similar at thrift stores. That's why I was stoked when my bestie gave this one to me yesterday (that she thrifted) because she didn't like how it looked on her. We trade clothes like this quite often, and I gladly accepted! I think it will look great with dresses, but yesterday I paired it with a simple tank and shorts combo to stay cool.

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black tank // Material Girl for Macy's vintage cutoffs // Levi's from eBay lace cardigan // thrifted sandals // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx studded bag // Gypsy Warrior red belt // Goodwill octopus bracelet // local boutique Frances Vintage arm cuff // antique inital necklace // Urban Outfitters charm necklace // rummage sale

On my Instagram earlier today I posted this photo of a DIY tank I made in case anyone needed some outfit ideas for the 4th tomorrow!

It is pretty simple to make--just cut fringe and add beads, but if you need a more in-depth tutorial I have posted it below! This tutorial was the first DIY video I ever made back when my best friend and I tried starting up a YouTube channel. It's pretty embarrassing I'll admit, but still useful! Enjoy and have a good holiday!

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DIY // Large Plywood Chalkboard

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When I found myself with a spare piece of plywood and some leftover matte black paint from an architecture model, I decided to make a large chalkboard for my roommates. Our house needed something to write notes and lists on, and I wanted to make them something as a gift to use next year while I'm gone. This was the result!

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jo7fIc2ENE&w=560&h=315]

I wrote a note for them with some of our inside jokes, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they use it in the future (via Snapchats!)

Thanks for reading! My wisdom teeth surgery yesterday went well but I haven't been feeling too great. I hope to be out of bed and style blogging soon--I have so many outfit ideas in my head! x, Paige