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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?


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sonia // daring coco

metaphoric love child of debbie harry and stevie nicks. weaver of words. infatuated with shoes.