Guys, let me begin this post with another round of gratitude for all those lovely birthday well wishes and sweet nothings. You sure know how to make a girl smile, especially when she's not feeling the best. That said I am feeling a tad better; yesterdays epic (and seriously nail biting) Superbowl game has me in much livelier spirits. Patriots baby, whooo! As I've gotten older the need for arm parties and the extreme collecting and hoarding of high street trend items has become more and more unnecessary for me. And with that a new love and appreciation for simple basics has blossomed. As individual pieces, like a chameleon they have the ability to transform and harmonise. The the ultimate team players.

When it comes to basics I tend to agree with the image above and for me there are certain key pieces that I believe one must procure. A well-fitted pair of denims, a simple tee and a tough biker jacket (I know some may not consider a biker as "basic" but I do and I am referring to the general structure of said jacket here). For me, these are three pieces I would cease to exist without. And I'm not being melodramatic. Because they're especially perfect for those mornings were you find yourself crawling out of the comforts of bed, tearing through your wardrobe like some feral supernatural being, causing havoc and chaos all in the hopes of finding something decent to wear. In having these three pieces at hand you'll save yourself from unnecessary drama and avoid moments like these. By placing all three together you have one drool worthy ensemble at your command.

What do you guys think? Do you agree? Have any of you noticed a new found respect or gravitation towards the humble basics with age?

-Sxx

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Guys, let me begin this post with another round of gratitude for all those lovely birthday well wishes and sweet nothings. You sure know how to make a girl smile, especially when she's not feeling the best. That said I am feeling a tad better; yesterdays epic (and seriously nail biting) Superbowl game has me in much livelier spirits. Patriots baby, whooo! As I've gotten older the need for arm parties and the extreme collecting and hoarding of high street trend items has become more and more unnecessary for me. And with that a new love and appreciation for simple basics has blossomed. As individual pieces, like a chameleon they have the ability to transform and harmonise. The the ultimate team players.

When it comes to basics I tend to agree with the image above and for me there are certain key pieces that I believe one must procure. A well-fitted pair of denims, a simple tee and a tough biker jacket (I know some may not consider a biker as "basic" but I do and I am referring to the general structure of said jacket here). For me, these are three pieces I would cease to exist without. And I'm not being melodramatic. Because they're especially perfect for those mornings were you find yourself crawling out of the comforts of bed, tearing through your wardrobe like some feral supernatural being, causing havoc and chaos all in the hopes of finding something decent to wear. In having these three pieces at hand you'll save yourself from unnecessary drama and avoid moments like these. By placing all three together you have one drool worthy ensemble at your command.

What do you guys think? Do you agree? Have any of you noticed a new found respect or gravitation towards the humble basics with age?

-Sxx

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  1. I completely agree! Good basics are the foundation of any closet. We get so caught up in all the options that we forget that. I'm with you on the well fitted denim and am looking for both a good pair of boyfriend jeans and great skinnies too!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  2. I've always been a girl whose wardrobe has revolved around basics. I could never convince myself that I could pull of trends and have always stuck with the tried and true. Luckily, with age, those pieces have been getting better and better in quality. I'd have to add though, a solid pair of boots is always killer

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! xx

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  3. I agree with that! Thanks for sharing!
    xx Sabrina
    www.gypsytan.co | Instagram | Blogloving

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  4. I'm building up my wardrobe with basics too. Makes so much more sense than blindly following trends

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  5. It only takes a few pieces to make a wardrobe pop and you could build from it a good blazer, knit sweater ,t-shirt of crew necks and v-necks and a crisp white shirt with a long skirt, slack and jean trust me when I left home I had this to play with and build so many outfit from it by adding scarfs, belt and cool accessories.

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  6. The basics is what its all about. I think people overdo fashion so much these days thinking that it's a statement but really, when you pass someone in the street pulling off just a plain white tee and some boyfriend jeans.. it's nice :)
    I hope you had a fabulous birthday! I was celebrating for you over here in London!

    http://www.mystery-girl007.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-breakthrough-with-alex-oh-and-i-dont.html#comment-form

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    1. It is a fine art to style a humble tee and jean and to carry it with such poise. Thank you for the birthday love sweetie! xx

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  7. Ohh I couldn't agree more! I'm so saving that list for future reference!

    Bella Pummarola

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  8. I totally agree!!! Lately, seeing my closet full of stuff just makes e wanna donate most of it. Still, I do love going shopping :S
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  9. I agree!! You can really mix and match if you have a good amount of basics in your closet :) hope you have a nice week!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  10. Love this mood board! And Happy Belated pretty lady!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  11. Glad you're feeling better + your Patriots got a win! :)
    I have found comfort in the basics as I age, sure. You sorta learn what feels right + good with your style, and have stand-bys that never let you down.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. One thing I've noticed is that just plain pumps to slip on my feet are so needed lately! Heels and pretty sandals are lovely but lately so many of my new dresses don't match any shoes I have besides a nice pair of plain black pumps!
    Woolworths has great shoes too, leather and so comfortable.

    How was your birthday!?!?1? xxxxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww Jade it was nice, thank you for asking! xx

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  13. That embellished coat is just stunning! I love this inspiration board!

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  14. Fantastic pictures, thanks for the inspiration and I'm glad you had a great birthday! :)

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  15. I am all about basics lately! To me, if styled properly, basics are never boring. Love those rings you have shown!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  16. I so agree. And I hope you had such an amazing birthday and did everything I didn't do ;).

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    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  17. Having these tried-and-true basics is such a time-saver when dressing, aside from the fact that you'll always have a classic and chic look:)

    PS Glad to hear you had a good bday, Sonia. And yay for your team:D

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  18. My dear Sonia,

    I have to say you make the best collage that a gal can find. Love love the combo put together. Gosh! I have not mastered the art of putting a proper bold lip like hers on the go, seriously. The other day I was almost late for an event, my hubby drove like an F1 driver (just to get me there on time *_^), and it was not a pleasing sight, haha! I need sturdy hands, please!!

    Well, I have to agree with you on this, the three basics here is most definitely a winning combo and truly can be a life savour at times like you mentioned above. I am quite a jacket and blazer sort of a person. Have not gotten my hands on a real cool nice biker jacket, just yet.

    My hunt continues.

    Yes, as we age, some things seemed way important back then appears less relevant now, if one puts things into better perspective (high-five-ing you there!)

    Thanks for dropping over and say hi. Always heartwarming to see familiar "faces" and "voices" there, back again!

    Have a beautiful rest of the week, my friend.

    Cheers,
    Jeann

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    1. Aww thanks lovely. I haven't mastered it either, it takes me a good while to put mine on properly. I hope you find that fierce biker jacket girl! xx

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  19. Oh, happy happy belated birthday, Sonia! Am sure it was a blast *_^

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  20. I should definitely apply these rules!;) My closet is begging for mercy! ;) Thanks Sonia!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  21. Hello Sonia,

    First up, HAPPY 26th birthday to you! I will try to wish you happy 26th every year from now on. Ah, now I know your age and I'm much older than you. Maybe I should remain 26 every year too. Hehe... Well, I hope you spent some quiet birthday moments with yourself coz that's the best company ever and also with selected loved ones. For someone living along the equator, I've always heard about Superbowl and thought it was the super championship for bowling. No, you didn't hear that. I'm so ashamed to admit that. Of coz when I got into the habit of googling, I would try not to embarrass myself by googling first.

    RYC:
    Ooh... I have half a day's time difference with people way up in the north too so we are actually closer in time zone. You and me, Sonia. I try not to follow too many people as I do not like my news feed to be too cluttered. There are really too many famous YouTubers, beauty bloggers, fashion bloggers to follow, so I pick and choose and if I wanna check out the post of the rest, they are easily searchable. I still miss out on many posts even with control of who I'm following. I guess the only way not to miss out is to be trawling it every hour.

    The fat thing seems to be true on me. I've mostly sleeveless dresses for work and I find that other than my legs my arms getting flabbier and flabbier in the cold office. I have a blazer but sometimes, it gets too warm. Maybe I should start to wear longer sleeves but Singapore is just too hot.

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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    1. Hehehehe thank you so much Jo! 26 years young forever and EVER! And I don't believe that you are older, if you really are I'll need proof my dear, then you beauty regime lol! xx

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  22. I love this inspiration board!
    Melanie @ Meandmr.com

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  23. Great thoughts, Sonia! Btw, did I miss your birthday? Oh dear! Happy belated birthday, in case I didn't wish you before. xoxo

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    1. Oh that old thing, yes it was back at the end of January lol. Thank you xx

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  24. Morning Sonia! Definitely I agree with you! Growing up, I found myself fonder of basics and comfy style. Those items are a must-have even for me and actually my kind of "uniform" :) Hope you had a great bday and blast! Many kisses Sonia! xo

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  25. I completely agree with you!! Sometimes, basics are just more than enough. And you know what? Sometimes, the best way to feel confident is to actually put on some basics. (at least they make me comfortable :p). And loveee your arm candy that you’ve put together! Hope you had a blasting birthday, babe! <3

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    1. Me too and thanks for the birthday wishes xx

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  26. Happy to hear you feel better now! Hope your b-day was nice! I agree about these 3 items, although I think the biker jacket is not a basic item. But I really want to find my perfect one. Have a nice day!

    sunandsany

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  27. Oh I agree basics are the best wardrobe pieces! :) I'm finding myself wanting more and more basic pieces and passing on the more statement stand-alone pieces. It just makes getting dressed easier if everything goes together! :)

    Will never give up my arm parties though! Longing to get back into them, once baby T gets a little less destructive with his grabbing! ha!

    Away From The Blue

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  28. I used to accumulate clothes, spending lots of money on a monthly basis. Nowadays it's the opposite! Shopping is no longer a hobby of mine. I stick to what I've got and it's more than enough.

    www.LUXESSED.com

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    1. I did that too when I was younger, though shopping is still a favorite pastime of mine hehehe! xx

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  29. Lovely post, as always! I had fun reading this.

    ** NEW POST NOW UP ON BEAUTYEDITER.COM **

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  30. Ah love the pictures! Love your blog, starting to follow you now!

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl ♥

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  31. Have a happy belated birthday Sonia!! Hoping for the best for your birthday week and that you get everything that you want and more! Oh my, do I love everything in this post. The hair is amazing and I don't understand why my hair can never look like that whenever I style it. The beautiful jewelry (I need some jewelry in my life) and the pretty flowers just makes a perfect collage. I consider a biker jacket a staple for sure! If only I can afford a nice Acne one, I think my wardrobe would be complete but until then, my H&M one will have to do!

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    1. Awww thank you Kat and I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks a cool biker is essential. I've been (trying) to save for a fierce BLK DNM one for ages now xx

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  32. your collage is gorgeous love your blog following you.
    love,
    Virgit
    www.preppyfashionist.com

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  33. Happy birthday!!

    I'm in the long process of re-doing my wardrobe and I agree basics are a must. T-Shirts of any flattering kind and a lot of denim I tend to drift towards for bottoms. Jeans, shorts (always), and I'm looking for the perfect denim mini skirt :) And yes, a biker jacket is a staple. Simply because it makes you feel badass when you wear it ;) haha.

    Elleosophy

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  34. Loving this! I need every piece of jewelry off of that picture! Happy belated birthday! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  35. cute post! lovely collage! and happy belated birthday ! :D
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  36. I love your collages, they are very inspiring ♥ Have a wonderful rest of the week Sonia!

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  37. I've also been veering towards the basics as time goes on. I'm not sure if it has to do with age, or because I've been trends like normcore. Either way, I'm embracing it :)

    Mili

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  38. It is true that with age, we are returning to basics... and wearing more comfy clothes... like pyjamas comfy :) Love your list. Have a great day. Mel
    New post up @www.livingoncloude9.com

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    1. Hehehe nothing beats lazy days in PJ's! xx

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  40. Basic are good as you can build from them. Though I don't have a lot of basic stuff. Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a great day :) xx

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  41. great blog!
    please visit my blog and id love to follow each other on GFC :)

    emiri-desu.blogspot.com.au
    x

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  42. Fantastic pictures...
    Www.mrsnoone.it
    Kiss

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  43. I'd rather have a closet full of basics than a closet full of prints. Great post! Love it :)

    Have a nice day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  44. Totally agree Sonia... great basics!!!!
    Have a lovely day!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  45. Hi dear.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I already follow you, I hope you can follow me back.
    Btw, such a great post.
    Kisses

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  46. happy b-day my love!!!

    kisses from Spain

    http://bellerivoli.blogspot.com.es/

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  47. I love how you organized this - so similar to what I do for packing lists! If you take the basics, you are set :)

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  48. Heck yeah, I do. For example, I am currently wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, prairie boots and lovely gold jewelry. I realize this is not the sexiest of outfits, but I feel comfortable and I like how it looks. Sometime the lack of fuss is the beauty in an outfit.
    Texas Jak
    http://www.novermyhead.com

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    1. Sexiness also stems from confidence, so if you're feeling amazing in what you're wearing chances are you're looking fine too xx

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  49. Love all of this !

    http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com

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  50. This is such a great and inspiring collage! You got me at the french wardrobe basic list! Great post! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  51. Happy belated birthday Sonia! I'm glad you're feeling a tad better now. Get well soon sweetie! I wanted to watch the game but I only lasted 20 minutes. It was so late over here that I missed one of the best super bowls ever. I'm glad the Pats won. Happy Thursday Sonia!!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mira and well the last 20 minutes was were all the action was anyway, the insane parts anyway. xx

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  52. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin ? :)
    www.blog017.blogspot.com

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  53. Beautiful!
    New post from me:http://theroaronthecatwalk94.blogspot.it/2015/02/an-exciting-new-discovery-sunglasses.html#comment-form let me know what you think!
    A kiss!

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  54. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Totally agree about good basics. They are a must for building a wearable wardrobe. I kind of did away with trendy pieces in my closet a few years ago and now find wear most of my wardrobe more wearable than before.

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  55. I'm glad you're feeling better now, Sonia! I totally agree with you, there's nothing wrong the simple basic. I usually stay away from basics because I feel that they're too plain, but I realize that it's always about the perception and how you utilise them. I want that French wardrobe! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  56. What a lovely mood board, was kinda rooting for the underdog, but all is good.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

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  57. I Totally agree, Sonia. As my grand-daughter says, "it's all about the accessories, Grammy." She's twelve:) I agree with the need for a slick pair of boots too...I'm a basic jean and tee "gal" from way back when, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, very inspiring...

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  58. The basic is the needed for my closet, a good Jean jacket and a biker one are the must have. I am glad you're feeling much better. I hope you'd be able to do something on your day. Hope everything is fine with you girl. Talk again soon Sonia.

    Xxoo Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  59. Aw happy bday to you! I'm agree with you, may when I was younger I choose more colorful and may be strange clothes, but now i love clean, simple and dark colors. ..
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  60. I agree on this totally, 100%! Basics are really all you need to achieve that chic, easy, simplistic look. Glad you're feeling better, love! <3

    xx

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  61. great photos!
    please visit my blog and do let me know if you want to follow each other on GFC :)

    emiri-desu.blogspot.com.au
    x

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  62. Glad to know that you're starting to feel better. I love to "stock" my closet with tons and tons of basic pieces because: 1) they never go out of style 2) they never go out of style 3) it's easy to mix and match them with almost anything.

    Janelle | Styles & Prints

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  63. Love those rings!! :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
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  64. Great tips. These are basics that everyone should have in their closet.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  65. I love the 4 piece French wardrobe!
    www.lumublog.com

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  66. great photos!
    see mamma chia on your site! i know them!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  67. the collage is so cool. Basics are the "base" :) - if you have them you can rock any outfit with few other pieces. Don't stop enjoying Sonia.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  68. cool collage, and I agree that!
    http://rueoh.blogspot.it

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  69. I agree with you Sonia. I'm really basic. Sorry for delay but....happy birthday!!! Kisses from Italy (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  70. I love basic, always been very minimal me :) Great post Sonia

    Meme xx
    Latest post out now
    'Superdrug Haul'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. this moodboard is just lovely

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  72. I am pretty much a simple style kind of girl, but I also love color. Mixing it up is fun too, I love color blocking, and patterns just as much. I love braking fashion rules because I dress how I feel that day, and slightly follow trends here and there. If I feel good in it I will definitely wear it! Have a great weekend Sonia :))

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

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  73. Happy late birthday hun! I love the pictures <3
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow
    xxx

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  74. Dear Sonia, thank you so much for your lovely words on my post about blogging. It was very sweet of you. I'm glad you are feeling better :-) A biker jacket is definitely a basic wardrobe staple which can be used all year round to give that cool vibe to any outfit. Tons of love dear!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Thank you for that awesome and honest post Coco, I hope you're feeling better though xx

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  75. I'm entirely with you. I love the simplicity of a basic tee, but the British weather can make it more than a little difficult to wear on its own! I'm all for the biker jacket, so long as it isn't adorned with one million studs and colour splats, I discovered the beauty of a simple leather jacket back in October and have been attached to it ever since!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 

    x

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  76. always a fan of humble basics! hope you had the loveliest of birthdays beautiful! x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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