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Let me first say that there is literally nothing wrong with being basic at it’s most *ahem* basic level. I like what I like and if a trazillion other girls are also wearing riding boots and herringbone vests and sipping pumpkin spice lattes, so be it. My former roommate and I actually threw a Pumpkin Spice Friendship party. I kid you not. And everyone had a blast!

I found an old-ish Cosmo article that defends basic-ness and my favorite line is:

Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having those same interests, however, does. Own your basic-ness, find your tribe…

(My tribe has a new uniform: my Sissy in law, Phi Sig Little, and I all just got this sweatshirt.)

But Fall has always been my favorite time of year- I hate being hot and love Halloween. I read once, I think in Cosmo too actually, that dressing in fall should actually be more fun because fall clothes have more substance than the dresses we throw on in the summer. I totally agree! I love sweaters and scarves and vests and textures and layers. I also look great in fall colors, tbh. Olive green, deep burgundies, amethyst purples. And with that, I bring you the basic essentials you should probably have for fall.

Monogrammed Herringbone Vest||Oversized Tartan Scarf||Pashmina Wrap Shawl

Women’s Tory Burch Adeline Boot||Style & Co Jamila Zip Booties, Created for Macy’s Women’s Shoes||Hunter Boots Original Tour Boots

Signature Cotton Fisherman Tunic Sweater||Boyfriend Long Sleeve Cardigan||Women’s Hinge Button Back V-Neck Sweater

Women’s Levi’S Patched Utility Jacket||Women’s Bp. Moto Leggings||Jones New York Plaid Cape

Piri Vegan Leather Saddlebag||Le Pliage PVC Coated Leather-Trim Tote||AGP Apparel Leopard Clutch

Jaya Tortoise Pendant||Jaya Tortoise Cuff||Mac glasses

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When you’re into fashion, summer really is the perfect time to have fun with your look. You don’t have to worry about wrapping up in layers to keep warm and dry, so no throwing on a big coat and boots with every outfit you put together. Instead, you have far more flexibility/ Plus Summer clothing tends to be more colorful and bold than anything you can find over the autumn and winter, so fantastic for really making a statement. There are certain accessories and trends that have trickled down from the runway and into our favorite stores, if you want to get on board here are a few things to try this summer!

Frasier Sterling Party Like It’s 1999 Silver Choker Necklace

Chokers

Chokers have been on trend for some time now, and aren’t set to go anywhere just yet. While big statement jewelry chokers are popular (and can look fantastic on a night out) when it’s warm in the daytime you could go with something lighter and more comfortable. Even bootlace style tie chokers can bring something to an outfit but won’t feel like it’s weighing you down. Other jewelry trends include asymmetrical earrings– something to try if you’re feeling really brave! And bold pendant necklaces. These are a great way to perk up any plain looking summer outfit.

Eye Catching Belts

Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga accessorized their outfits on the runway with old, eye-catching belts- so expect to see similar kinds of styles hitting the stores this summer. Again it’s another easy way to perk up a simple outfit. Denim shorts, a tank top and sandals make a simple summer outfit- a statement belt could really bring it to life. If you keep everything else quite simple and go for one bold piece it brings personality without being overkill.

Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized sunnies continue to stay on trend in 2017- great news since they’re a flattering and easy to wear style giving you instant glamor. Plus larger sunglasses protect the eye area better meaning fewer UV rays to damage the delicate skin around the eyes. Be sure to try on a wide selection of sunglasses to find a pair that really suits your face size and shape. Aviators are a classic and are a style you can wear time and time again if you want something that makes less of a statement.

Knee High Athletic Socks

Knee high socks look super cute, the perfect addition to a pair of shorts. They’re ideal if you’re not too keen on your legs since they covered them up- and they also protect them too if you’re going on hikes or playing sports (or if it gets a bit chillier one day). All in all, they are a fun way to accessorize an outfit and can be practical in some cases too. Some designers have even showcased them with wedges and sandals, but if you’re not quite on board with this trend, you can play it safer with a pair of sneakers.

What trends and accessories are you most excited to try out this summer?

 

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We spend so much time thinking about what presents to buy our nearest and dearest, but when was the last time we bought something really special for ourselves. Whatever your reason, go for it.  We all need to spoil ourselves a little.

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If you want to really want to push the boat out then buy yourself something that will last you a lifetime.  Diamonds are rumored to be a girls best friend, but unless you have one? You won’t know if this is a myth or not.  You don’t have to go super extravagant here, there are lots of items with this precious stone in that won’t shatter your credit card.  A small ring, a tiny pendant or a pair of earrings will be enough for you to appreciate the natural beauty of this stone.  You could even look at buying something second hand or some loose gems which you could have made into something later on.  Companies such as James Allen Review can offer you lots of advice when investing in a diamond.

Another brilliant purchase you can make yourself is a timepiece.  Having a good quality watch is something you can hold onto for a lifetime.  It is also something which can be engraved to remember the reason for buying it and could be passed down your family over the generations, so a future heirloom.  There are some traditional brands which hold their value and popularity, such as Rolex or Cartier however if you have a more modest budget there are some newer brands which are starting to make a name for themselves.  Seven Friday is an exciting contemporary watch maker or Bell&Ross who, whilst renowned in luxury watch circles, have a more affordable price tag.  If you can’t afford a watch, there are other ways of getting a little arm candy, like these ideas from Boho Betty

There is something incredible about buying a designer shoe.  From the smell to the feel and the look.  Christian Louboutin is a very popular brand due to the signature red sole which is unmistakable to any fashionista who happens to walk past you.  There are a variety of styles which he makes limited runs of and prices start from £350 then stretch all the way to £3000.  It may seem like an awful lot to spend on pair of shoes but you probably don’t think twice about spending this on ‘shoes’ for your car.  Plus Louboutins are made with such care they will last you a lifetime, or until you get to the age you can’t walk in heels.  It happens … apparently!

Don’t wait for someone else to spoil you rotten.  Even if it’s a weekend trip to Paris or a night in a spa, making a special effort to give yourself a treat will have a positive impact on your mental health.  It is also a great way of giving yourself a boost if things get tough or your self confidence takes a knock.  You can look at that special gift and remember, you earned that.

Now, get shopping!

Shop hot bodycon dresses from fashionmia.com

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Black Friday is always more of just a girls’ day with my mom, my Auntie Steph, and I. We head to Columbia Mall, shop until we’re tired, and head home. Usually this includes about an hour at Sears, picking up items for the Salvation Army Angel Tree (my mom) and warm winter things for Street Sense vendors (me). We do some fun shopping, but it’s not urgent, and we certainly do not rush out out the door. It’s casual… until it isn’t anymore and I start feeling claustrophobic and anxious and the mall is too packed and INEEDTOGETOUTOFHERE. Does anyone else get like that in crowds?

This is why I do most of my Christmas shopping online. Usually I have certain things I know I want to get, and it’s so much easier to clicklclickDONE and end up with exactly what I want for my friends and family. This year, I’ve already knocked out a ton of my Christmas shopping with an earlier Kate Spade Surprise Sale, but this current one is just too good not to share! Today is the last day of this Kate Spade Surprise Sale, so you’re going to want to jump on it to snag some of these amazing deals!

the carolove kate spade surprise sale

1.dewey street little len||2.newbury lane plaid carsen||3.mavis street taden

4.emery court emelyn||5.a la vita ostrich halsey||6.burchelli bethany

7.glitter dot bow sweatshirt||8.fashion kendall coat

9.bourgeois bow studs||10.small square studs||11.glitter round leverbacks

12.nyc pretzel studs||13.nyc pretzel bangle||14.nyc pretzel pendant

Don’t forget that you can earn cash back from Kate Spade when shopping through ebates!
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