Noveau Punk

IMG_8840 When I first saw this Zara shirt, I had to have it. I love that is says "noveau punk" because it is of course part of my blog name, but I also think it speaks about my personal style. Back when punk rock was founded, it was all about the mohawk, Doc Martens, and being completely covered in spikes head to toe. These days, I like to think I take the punk influence and incorporate it into my wardrobe in a subtle, noveau way. But you'll never catch me without a stud or spike somewhere in my outfit!

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On this day in Copenhagen I chose to incorporate some of my favorite aspects of punk style [leather, flannel, + harness details] into a modern city outfit. While it is a quite polished look, I think that the oversized flannel is the perfect grungy touch to keep the edgy vibe going strong. x. Paige

flannel // Monki graphic tee // Zara heeled boots // DinSko, Sweden bag // Gypsy Warrior bird ring // Fashion Hunters Flea Market, Copenhagen

White Hot Technicolor

IMG_5490 I'm all for basics, but summer needs some color! I'm wearing white pieces to stay true to my personal style, and threw on a bright skirt for a fresh look. Finally, the studs on both the shoes and the bag are keeping it tough. I can feel my style evolving in a more minimal direction, but I think I'll always be that little 90's girl obsessed with Lisa Frank and rainbows.

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Notice the paint marks on my hands? I'm working on a bunch of skateboards right now, and just finished one up tonight. I can't wait to share it with you! In my book, messy hands, are happy hands. Thanks for reading! x. Paige

basic tee // TJ Maxx

skater skirt // Forever 21

flatforms // Deena and Ozzy by UO

white crossbody // UO, clutch converted into a purse

Soleri Sunset

IMG_5199 Another day, another dollar, another outfit. I've been wanting to wear this dress to work many times recently, but hesitated because the back has a large cutout. Today I threw on this oversized lace cardigan that I am obsessed with and was set! I thought that the two flowy pieces wouldn't work together, but the slight structure of lace material actually gives it some shape. As a bonus, it keeps me warm in my cold office! I finished off the look with a statement necklace, and then some sandals to keep look a little more summery and less serious.

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I was out shopping today with my mom and we stopped on this great bridge over the canal in Scottsdale. The large silver structure you can see in the background is a bridge by Paolo Soleri. I used to think the design was an eyesore, but now it is growing on me. Soleri was a fascinating architect that recently passed away, and now I appreciate having a piece of his work so close to my home!

dress // Fashion Q

lace cardigan // thrifted

gladiator sandals // Sam & Libby for Target

studded bag // Gypsy Warrior

collar necklace // Forever 21

Travel Journal DIY

IMG_5061 Before blogging, there was journaling. Whenever I go on a big trip, mainly to Europe, I collect little bits and pieces of my travels and compile them into a big fat book. I've never been one to sit down and write much, so I choose to go a more visual route by keeping ticket stubs, brochures, and postcards, and then adding little comments of memories here and there. With thoughts of going abroad on my mind, I thought about these journals I had tucked away, and decided to share them with you. Here are my favorite pages, and some tips and tricks!

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This journal is from when I traveled to Germany + Paris with my mom for 2 weeks when I was 13. My love of all things colorful is reflected on these pages. When it comes to travel journaling, I say that anything goes. I tape in candy wrappers and even receipts, because it's fun to look at the different shops and currencies.

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If my pages are looking a little sparse, I even throw in a few related magazine cutouts, like the backpacking bag covered in travel stamps.

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The other journal I have is when I took a 26-day Europe trip through an educational program, which 3 of my friends happened to go on as well! We visited Greece, Italy, Austria, and Germany. On a trip like this, journaling is awesome because you're bound to forget certain things, and this fills in some of those gaps.

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With this journal, I packed more drawing supplies and stickers that related to the countries. This helped because I was a bit busier on this trip. I used colored markers to write down silly memories, and the stickers helped make the pages have more depth and interest.

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There are no limits to journaling! Stick whatever you want inside. One of my favorite parts is this fold out book of mini postcards, which pops up when you flip through the pages.

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You may think it's hard to collect so many things on your travels, but I will just take any brochures, etc. offered to me, and just stick them in my bag. At the end of the day, its relaxing to sit down and journal to reflect on your day.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my memories and my tips on travel journaling! I am so happy I have these little collections to look back and remember my fun vacations with friends + family. I am sure I will be avidly journaling (and blogging) while in Copenhagen, especially because I will be seeing it through an architectural background now that I am in college. Thanks so much for reading, and stay tuned for my future travels! x. Paige