Nordstrom top and skirt | Nordstrom necklace | Steve Madden realove heels
American Apparel dress | Dr. Martens boots | Topshop socks
Brandy Melville pants | Brandy Melville sweater | Steve Madden sandals | Cobra Shop sunnies
Jawbreaking crop top | American Apparel skirt | Forever 21 platform converse | MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
This school year is proving to be an absolute whirlwind, and although I have a few well documented outfits prepared for upcoming posts, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite recent 'ootd' posts from instagram. If you want to check out more of my outfits and what's been going on lately, follow me @paigepalleva! The ease of snapping a photo on my iPhone and selecting a flattering filter has definitely proven to be much quicker than writing an entire blog post, but when I've got free time there's still nothing I love more than sitting down to share my outfits on here.
Brandy Melville daisy shorts | Nordstrom chiffon blouse | Dr. Martens boots | Marc Jacobs/Nordstrom jewelry
The first day of school always calls for an outfit that is the perfect balance of showing off your personal style without looking like you're 'trying too hard', so for me this chic but comfy outfit achieved just that. The newest babies of my shoe
addiction collection, my Dr. Martens, added the perfect dose of toughness to my otherwise feminine outfit. I apologize for the iPhone pictures, I took them with the original intention of only posting them on instagram but I then realized that I haven't had a decent outfit to post in quite awhile! Although my schedule is absolutely crazy this year between AP courses and dance drill, hopefully I will get the opportunity to update more frequently, especially since I currently have some incentive to do so with my new back to school wardrobe ;)
American Apparel shorts | American Apparel crop top | Converse via Nordstrom
When I spotted these kitschy high waisted shorts during a recent trip to American Apparel, I couldn't resist their bright hues and fun color blocking (I have an affinity for all varieties of AA shorts--I own nearly every color of solid denim, not to mention an array of obnoxious patterns). They're such a great piece for summer and I can't wait to break them in at the beach with a cute bikini! A simple white crop top and converse topped off the bold bottoms perfectly for the warm weather today in SoCal.
Sorry for the lame iPhone quality, but you can't forget about MILK, the famous ice cream macarons just down the street from the museum!
Ok sorry for being lame again but this is from my instagram
American Apparel riding pants | Nordstrom tunic | Steve Madden boots | American Apparel sunglasses | Nordstrom necklace | Zara handbag
Let me begin by apologizing for the all over the place photos! But anyways...One of my favorite places to spend time in downtown LA is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or as many know it, LACMA). I particularly enjoy the wide variety of modern art, and the extraordinary Stanley Kubrick exhibit--time and time again, I find myself in awe of his outstanding visions and work methods. This simple outfit with a pop of print felt perfect for a calm afternoon of perusing contemporary art and everyone's favorite filmmaker.
Urban Outfitters blouse | American Apparel high waisted shorts | Steve Madden sandals | Nordstrom and handmade bracelets