OOTD // Packing Up

IMG_3053 Today I have been packing up my studio and room in preparation for leaving at the end of the week. I actually may have to leave a day later than planned, but I will share why in the next few days! In order to stay stylish yet functional, I paired one of my go-to muscle tees with some durable boots. Finally, the gold-toned accessories and sunnies are then keeping the look a little polished.

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Notice the large piece of plywood? Despite being obsessed with this texture for photo backgrounds lately, I am working on a special DIY to give my roommates as going away gift because I won't be seeing them for a year. More on that later this week!

Iron Maiden muscle tank // eBay shorts // H&M Europe vintage boots // Doc Martens, Rose Bowl Flea Market aviators // Target arm cuff // Forever 21 handcuff bracelet // Amazon spike earrings // Forever 21

Thank you for reading! x, Paige

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DIY_Crate Table

DSC_1234 Since I had already tackled my closet as part of my spring cleaning (see my video if you missed it), I had to move on to another part of my room.

I had plans for this entire quarter to build an elaborate table for my room, and even saved this piece of plywood, but time just never seemed to permit. But today when I finished my finals (!) it was the first thing I got done...but by a little faster route.

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Like I said I had saved this piece of plywood for a while now. I got in from the shop yard of my school's wood shop--aka it was free. It's a great place for people like me. As for the crates, I first walked down to two antique shops next to my house looking for some cool vintage ones, but at $40 a pop, I passed. I picked up these two wooden crates at Michael's today instead and just set the wood on top. Easy. Done.

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The reason I wanted open crates was so they could double as storage. Since I set my record player on top of the table, I stored my records in one of the crates which I really like the look of. I'm using the other one for my camera gear, which I need access to daily!

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Remember the pipe and flange lampI made a while back? I wanted to display it on this table as well. However, I broke the lightbulb recently, so for now, its working as a great hat rack!

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Finally, I set my long mirror on top of the table. This wasn't part of my original plan, but it now lets me see my full outfit without having to kneel down (a fashion bloggers dream!). It also adds some nice height to the space!

I hope you enjoyed this little storage DIY--I wanted to share it because its such a fast storage solution that also shows off your personality at the same time.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with an outfit post to show you what I wore to dinner with my friends!

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