First things first: I’m Paige and I’m 19. I’ll put it plain and simple, I’m far from plain and simple. At first I’m quiet, but once you get to know me you’ll realize I’m very loud and quite crazy and spontaneous. I procrastinate like no other and I’m never on time. I sit like a boy and curse like a sailor, but I’m still quite the girly girl. I am sophomore status at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, which is 12 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. I was studying to be a business major... but jeez is it hard and can I mention boring?! I’m staying at SIUE again this year to knock out some more gen-eds but then I’m transferring to Columbia College in Chicago next summer or fall to major in Fashion Retail Management and Merchandising. Eventually I want to own my own cute little downtown boutique... So technically I don’t need a degree... But you have to live the college experience, right? Plus I need a degree to fall back on if my entrepreneur plans fall through. :p
Some more about me... I grew up in a small town in the Midwest... Population 2000. It’s a small town full of redneck high school football fans who wear too much Hollister Co. and or a lot of camouflage themed outfits... Ick. It’s quite different from me and my style... The majority of the time you’ll find me wearing dresses and my outfits usually consist of a lot of color and various prints... Very quirky, but all very girly. It would KILL me if I had to dress like everyone else. So needless to say, in high school, I stuck out like a sore thumb. This brings me to why I’m interested in writing this blog. I’m using this blog to not only update long distance friends and family about my life, but also to discuss things of interest to me with other people who are interested in the same things I am interested in: first and most importantly, fashion and fashion findings. Also, shopping, art, current events, music, celebrities, etc.
My biggest interest is and has always been clothing and fashion. From the time I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a fashion designer. I use to hand-sew countless little outfits for my barbies and others dolls. Currently, I don’t have enough skill to produce quality clothing, but I’m working on it! Once I open my boutique, hopefully someday my own designs can be a nice addition to my store.
But for now, I’ve been really interested in thrifting. I just loooove to look through thrift stores and consignment shops... I could do it for hours. Lately I’ve been shopping at all the local thrift stores and collecting things here and there. Currently, I’m hemming and altering some of the vintage clothing I’ve bought and making plans to open an Etsy store selling vintage clothing. I’m so excited! My friend Lauren Winter of “Blooming Leopold Vintage” is my full inspiration for starting my blog and Etsy store. (So make sure you check out her site!! -- http://www.bloomingleopold.blogspot.com/ )
More updates are soon to come. But until then, here’s my blog. Welcome and enjoy!