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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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With summer hot on our heels, most of us are starting to feel ready to shed the winter wardrobe. The days of bulky jumpers and scarves are long behind us. As we’re blessed with the first beautiful spring days of the year, we’re itching to break out the summer wardrobe. Of course, it’s not quite hot enough for that yet. But, it won’t be long. The good news is, you still have time to stock up on a summer wardrobe that works. Winter was all about hygge and comfort. But, we’re going to look at why a minimalist wardrobe will serve you better for the summer months.

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A BAG THAT’S EASY TO CARRY

When you’re already hot and bothered, the last thing you want is to be hoisting your bag back up every few minutes. That’s a sure way to make the heat stress that bit more stressful. Instead of looking like the graceful summer Goddess you were aiming for, you’ll look like a wooly mammoth in the wrong climate. So, ditch the bulky bags. Opt instead for a light option like these saddlebag purses. That way, you won’t feel weighed down by unwanted baggage. Think, too, about minimizing the amount you carry. A lighter bag calls for a lighter load!

SPAGHETTI STRAP TOPS

No winter wardrobe would be complete without a selection of strap tops. Instead of rushing out and buying an extensive wardrobe, stock up on a few of these. They’re sure to keep you going through the warm months. The best thing about these is that they’re cheap, and exactly what you need. With the sun beating down, you’re not going to want anything covering your arms. Save going topless; it doesn’t get much cooler than this. When you’re shopping, make sure you pick options with high-quality material. Strap tops are big business, and many companies keep the price down by using thin fabric. Letting everyone see your bra each day is not the kind of sexy you’re going for.

SHORTS

Choosing what to wear down below isn’t as easy. Shorts used to be the go-to choice, but they’re now a hard thing to pull off. Though, the 80s are in this summer, so you may see a few more around. Even so, shorts are a risk. You need to be careful not to buy anything too long. Shorts that fall just above your knee aren’t going to look good on anyone. At the same time, you don’t want anything too short. Make sure to try before you buy, and be honest with yourself about whether the length is right.

 

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Last week, I brought you my gifts for guys. This week, I’m showing love to my GALentines. Before our girl Leslie Knope made it popular, I was hosting little dinners for my best gal-pals in high school around Valentine’s Day. My family has belonged to Montgomery Country Club since I was in kindergarten, and they always helped me set up the cutest events- big or small. For this particular dinner, we bought in balloons + decor, plus they made us a special, personalized menu.

Not saying you have to go all out and host a dinner, but I do think it’s important to remember the ladies who make a positive impact on your life- supporting, uplifting, and generally making your world a brighter place. I know that Valentine’s Day is often dismissed as being created by card + candy companies, but I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- there is nothing wrong with any day that is marked by the message of love.

1.Sugarfina Champagne Bears Gummy Candy||2.Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette, 100 mL||3.Jolene Vegan Saddlebag w/ Chain Detail

4.Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses||5.KAYU Cheers Herringbone Straw Clutch||6.Women’s Baublebar Crispin Drop Earrings

7.Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm – Bountiful Blush||8.Women’s Baublebar ‘Globe’ Multistrand Beaded Necklace

9.Women’s Echo Strawberry Print Silk Scarf||10.Women’s Topshop Tokyo Blossom Tee||11.Happy Plugs Rose Gold Earbuds

12.Federica Moretti Knit Beanie w/ Nylon Bow||13.Women’s Topshop Dip Dye V-Neck Sweater||15.Tory Burch Logo & Heart Charm Key Fob, Pink

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