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

Girl On Fire

IMG_4986 A lot of the street style I've been admiring as of late has been from European cities and New York. These styles are, not surprisingly, very focused on neutrals. This influence as well as my transition into office attire has me wearing a lot more neutral outfits than usual. I'm not complaining, but for the summer season I think color is necessary. On this day I pulled out my DIY clutch that adds a statement to my outfit, but still stays professional with its hardware detailing.

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After wearing this thrifted maxi skirt once before, I was torn between chopping off the interior lining, or just leaving it be. Well, I spotted my fabric scissors one day and that skirt had a new fate. I am so glad I cut it! I love that the lace detail shows now, adding so much more depth to my outfit.

geometric crop // local boutique

lace maxi skirt // altered, Goodwill Outlet

sandals // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

hardware clutch // DIY, check out my tutorial 

studded belt // Forever 21

midi ring // Urban Outfitters

skull cuff // eBay

Grow Young

IMG_4670 What better way to beat the heat than to play with the cutout trend? I paired this summery dress with brown leather accessories for a light summer look. Since I had already styled this dress in a quite bohemian way the last time I wore it, I was planning to wear it with combat boots to edge it up. However, my most recent purchase, these gladiator sandals, have me drawn to my tan leather and gold accessories because they are so cute and lightweight.

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You may have also noticed a little change, and no, my hair didn't magically grow over night. I bought extensions over the weekend! I used to think hair extensions were strange and not for me, but I hated my recent haircut (remind me never to say 'yes' to layers again) so I figured, why not? If you have any tips on extensions, I'd love to hear them because I'm pretty new to this!

sunflower dress // Kendall and Kylie Collection for PacSun gladiator sandals (on sale!) // Sam and Libby for Target studded crossbody // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx spike necklace // Forever 21 midi ring // Urban Outfitters yin yang ring // childhood (90's treasure, score!)

Thanks so much for reading! Hope your Monday wasn't too unbearable! x, Paige

Splish Splash of Color

IMG_3579 This graphic tank is one of my all time favorites, especially in the summertime. I love that the strong graphic is contrasted by more feminine blue and pink colors. Normally I wouldn't go be so match-matchy with my accessories, but I think pops of color are perfect for summertime and decided to have fun complimenting the splashy design in the tee.

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Today was super lazy for me. I suppose this is okay for summertime, but I am hoping to kickstart my day tomorrow and get a lot done! For now I am off to spend some time hanging out with friends, because that's what summer is really all about.

shark tank // Arkaik vintage cutoffs // eBay snakeskin sandals // Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters purse // H&M aviators // Target cross cuff // eBay

Thanks for reading! xo, Paige