Even More Basics

Sometimes it’s hard to remove yourself from the warm, coziness of your bed in the morning. While usually a time crunch that’s brought on by my attachment to a nice mattress + comforter leads to a less carefully crafted outfit for me, apparently nothing cancels out that occurrence quite like running low on wearable clothes. Procrastinating on life and laundry has never treated me better.

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Sweater: Charlotte Russe; Skirt: Mossimo (Target); Tights: F21; Boots: Mossimo (Target); Jacket: Rainbow
Sweater: Charlotte Russe; Skirt: Mossimo (Target); Tights: F21; Boots: Mossimo (Target); Jacket: Rainbow

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The Basics

I’m not really one for playing around with basic pieces. I don’t own any white t-shirts and I generally prefer things with an extra flair to them (more bang for my styling buck), which is why when I head back to basics, I think more about playing with basic formulas and methods for styling.

It can be a little intimidating when you’re thinking up what you should wear and you’re looking through every single item in your closet. Should you hit the world up with a snazzy sparkly skirt? Make it a little fancy with a printed collared shirt? I recommend thinking of a simple combo and then filling in the blanks: Sweater + Jeans + Socks + Boots. From there, you hit that magical point where you’re restricting yourself to specific types of pieces, while still leaving room for your creativity to shine through. So style it up, keep it classy, and go bold while also heading back to the basics!

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Sweater: Newport News (Goodwill); Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters; Socks: ?; Shoes: Mossimo (Target)

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Valentine’s Day LookBook

Whether your V-day bae is an actual human being or the all powerful tri-force of Netflix, WiFi, and a laptop, you deserve to look a solid 10! Here are 3 outfits in under 2 minutes to offer some inspiration for looking lovely while you spend some time with your one true love!

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Pointless Sweater

I have a love of sweaters that runs so great that I don’t even have a need for them to be functional anymore. This sweater does nothing to keep me warm in this emerging winter cold and I decided to continue the trend of non-winter-functional pieces by layering it over top of this pastel, floral sleeveless button-down. I’m on this new kick of pulling my summer pieced into winter wear because I like a challenge (read: my wardrobe is not as expansive as I wish it was). Don’t limit your clothes to the season friends. Mix and match to your heart’s content. Live your dreams.

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Sweater Mountain Lake; Blouse: H&M; Skirt: Wall Flower; Tights: ?; Boots: Charlotte Russe

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Yeti Chic

I recently have been intensely perusing the web in search of a nice pair of camel colored suede ankle booties, which unfortunately has not resulted with a purchase of that item. In fact, it resulted in me purchasing this lovely sweater from Forever 21 that, despite being quite thin, is very warm and cozy. I have worn it twice since it came in the mail and both times I had to stop and think about how much like a yeti I felt. At first, I was afraid that this new more animalistic side of me may compromise the rest of my outfit, but when it comes to my yeti lifestyle, I have realized that I am a classy yeti. I groom my fur, wash it with luxury shampoo, and then sit back in my icy cave for a cup of tea and some Hulu. I am the classiest, fashion loving yeti on the mountain.

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Cardigan: Girl Scout; Sweater: Forever 21; Jeans: Jordache (Walmart); Shoes: Merona (Target); Necklace: Wetseal; Hat: Forever 21; Purse: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: Girl Scout; Sweater: Forever 21; Jeans: Jordache (Walmart); Shoes: Merona (Target); Necklace: Wetseal; Hats: Forever 21

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