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

DIY Asos Inspired Aztec Tank

If you read my outfit post Desert Vibes, then you saw my latest DIY creation, an aztec embellished top! I was inspired by the tank top below, which I originally spotted on Asos. The brand is called "Freak of Nature" and I'm obsessed with their southwestern yet edgy pieces that have graphic prints, cutouts, and interesting textiles. I loved the cool southwestern feel of this top, and wanted to recreate it. I chose to just do the aztec trim for a simpler look to suit my own style, but you could add the turquoise beads and fringe as well! IMG_3155 my DIY

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Freak of Nature Mojo Rising Applique and Fringe top

Check out my video tutorial below for the steps!

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A litle trip update: I'm blogging from the road again and will be home in a few hours!

Thanks so much for reading, and have a great weekend!

"The Science of Selling Yourself Short"

DSC_1276 You know what this background means? I'm back in Arizona! I wore this outfit to a family party on Saturday, and couldn't resist taking some photos in front of the amazing flowers in my backyard. Every year my parents and I get really excited about these flowers, so it's kind of a fun tradition to pose in front of them. Although most of this outfit is very simple, I love the big punch this skirt adds for a spring event!

Today's outfit track is "The Science of Selling Yourself Short" by Less Than Jake because I love the upbeat tune. Listen along here while you view!

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black tank_Last Chance tropical skater skirt_Forever 21 lace up wedges_Deena and Ozzy for Urban Outfitters black tote_H&M black bangle_?, old armor ring_Macy's textured ring_found

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HOW I STYLE_Vests for Spring + Video!

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I filmed this video with my iPhone over the past couple of weeks because I have noticed how much vests are becoming a staple of my spring wardrobe. I love how they add a layer to your outfit, without making you too warm. Check out the video and I have also included photos with outfit details below if you are curious!

outfit 1

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studded army vest_Rose Bowl Flea Market budweiser tee_Target men's section, sale high waisted shorts_Levi's from eBay boots_Doc Martens from Rose Bowl Flea Market watch_Nordstrom BP ring_Macy's, sale

outfit 2

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vest_Saver's DIY cutoff sleeves and patches graphic metal tank_Goodwill, DIY cutoff sleeves floral skater skirt_Forever 21 creepers_Amazon spiked headband_Urban Outfitters, sale

outfit 3

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cream leather vest_Forever 21 metallica tank_Urban Outfitters, sale high waisted leopard print jeans_Urban Outfitters BDG, sale heeled booties_Forever 21, sale black tote_H&M cross bracelet_eBay

outfit 4

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black denim vest_Goodwill, DIY cutoff sleeves and studs floral dress_Material Girl for Macy's studded combat boots_Steve Madden beanie_Urban Outfitters BDG skull cuff_eBay spiked cuff_Forever 21

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