Tag Archives: Basics


6 May

I’m one of those really dorky people who loves the first day of a new term. I mean I LOVE it. Like, to an unnatural point. There’s something so exciting about knowing that this term could be anything you want, an go anyway you want… I’m taking two psychology classes, biology, philosophy, and international business. I’m super excited 🙂

So, here’s the conundrum: What do I wear?

I want to look smart enough to impress my professors, but approachable. I need something cute and fun that makes me feel good, but also just works in that way I want my clothes to work.

I’ve recently acquired a new addition to my accesories wardrobe form my lovely cousin Alexa who picked me to be her confirmation sponsor.

Tiffany Infinity Bracelet, $205, Tiffany & Co

Tiffany blue… someone loves me 🙂 I got her a charm bracelet from Thomas Sabo Charm bracelet with Hope Faith and Love, and my Mum got her a cross.

Charms, Thomas  Sabo

I got tons of the Italian charm bracelets when I got confirmed, but I’d always wanted a real one. I have my Mother’s now and it’s one of the best bits of my wardrobe… and a wonderful piece of jewelry to play with when you’re on the train! I guess I just love the idea of having a story like that on your wrist… something that marks your whole life!

So, tangent much?!

Back to tomorrow. I’m debating a few outfits, I have a cute modcloth top:

Pam Breeze-ly Tunic in Wine, modcloth… no longer available.

Which might look cute with jeans. I know it looks good with my black jeans, but lately they’ve been giving me some weird muffin top action, sigh. So, that shirt, with a tank under? Yes, a white one to keep it slightly more casual. Then I’ll wear either my Tom’s or flats. Probably my Tom’s. With my  brown Ralph by Ralph Lauren Governor’s Lodge Bag, which is the ULTIMATE basic.

Then I think I want to put effort into my hair and makeup. Yes. But in order for all of this to be done, I should probably sleep. 5:45 am comes early and I did some pretty neat partying last night… in a very “what would the girls girls wear?” outfit…

Happy first day of summer… semester.

Basics and the Daily Debate

26 Mar

I never know what to wear in the morning. I always know how I want to look, but it never quite gets there. Usually I end up in the following, which also is my introduction to basics, as I know them. I’m still not entirely sure, and it seems no two people have decided, so there ya go.

In any case, my daily wardrobe consists of three things. And that is a problem.

The American Apparel Unisex Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Deep V Neck

With a name like that, who needs me to say anything more? These are great. They’re made for men, so they’re long enough for my 5’10” frame to wear with leggings or jeans. The deep v does fantastic things for the girls and the hips are narrow so they don’t do that weird stay where they are thing. I’ve been a devotee for four years now. They’re comfy, long lasting, great for travel and ridiculously easy to layer.

Bloch Flats

Black Flats are the hardest thing in the world. They’re so necessary- I wear mine for everything. The problem isn’t so much finding a ridiculously comfy, super basic black flat; the problem arises when you have to replace it. Bloch fits all the flat checkmarks. Super comfy, lasts forever (and I am hard on my shoes), and, most importantly, easy to find. You will always, always be able to get your hands on a pair. I just found out they come in all sorts of colours, so there goes my paycheque.

Topshop Moto Baxter Jeans

These are great skinnies. They’re comfy, come in all the colours you could want and they come in a myriad of leg lengths. I have them in just basic denim, royal blue and black. I want them in coral, a replacement oat pair, brown, pink, red and green. I love colour!

So, there ya have it. What I’m probably wearing today because well, I have an 8:30 class on monday mornings. There comes a point where you just don’t care.

But you should. Sigh.