Hints of Gold

IMG_5274 I don't know how I forgot about this skull-studded tunic top hiding in my closet! It's so summery and light, and paired perfectly with my handmade daisy trim shorts for a day at the office. Like I've said in the past, my office is pretty casual so I can get away with wearing an outfit like this. I paired up the combo with lots of gold pieces, and even added my pretty silver Duplika feather earrings to the look because there's a lot of different mixed metals going on in this outfit!

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I hope you guys are having a busy + enjoyable week; in my mind, being busy is always a good thing. Right now I have work, my upcoming birthday trip, and getting ready to go abroad on my mind! It's exciting! Anyway, I am off to dinner with my dad. Thanks so much for reading! x. Paige

skull studded blouse // TJ Maxx

daisy trim shorts // DIY inspired by Lucky Brand, check out my tutorial!

gladiator sandals // Sam & Libby for Target

purse // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

feather earrings // Duplika Handmade c/o

Casio watch // Amazon

yin yang ring // childhood

midi ring // Urban Outfitters

skull studs // Urban Outfitters

 

 

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

Cactus Lace

IMG_4373 Since I have started working 8-hour days and coming home in the evening, I have been trying to choose work outfits that are still cute for nighttime wear. Although I might not be able to get away with this look in some offices, I am lucky that mine is somewhat casual. I also think most people in Arizona are reasonable with getting a little more casual in the workplace because it is just so hot. I stayed cool in these detailed pieces, a lace tank and a self-altered thrifted skirt.

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Today was a really rewarding day at work for me. Since I started at my new job, I have been juggling a couple of land properties. In the past 2 days, I concentrated on one property in Chandler and created a site plan in order to get some feedback from the city's Planning and Development Department. Today I got to print out large copies of my site plan and go turn it in at their office. It was such a cool feeling to create something on my own that was for a real piece of land, rather than a school project!

Thanks so much for stopping by! What have you been up to this week? x, Paige

lace top // Kimchi Blue by UO

vintage skirt // altered, Goodwill Outlet

gladiator sandals // Sam and Libby for Target

studded crossbody // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

gold arm cuff // sewing supply from craft store