So I totally feel like a failure as a friend because 2 weeks ago I was having brunch with one of my best friends and she was like “How do I use Like To Know It?” O..m…goodness! Like not only is that a total friend fail but if I was trying to graduate blogging school my professor would have held me back a year for this! I apologize I am just getting around to this post. But in my defense I send my girls direct links whenever they ask for something. I think that is why I never realized Rach didn’t know how to shop my photos! Sorry Rach!
Happy Friday and cheers to a 3 day weekend! Who’s with me?!
As you may or may not know I have given my guest room and guest room closet a mini makeover. I’ll be sure to share pictures soon! When we purchased our home a couple of years ago the previous owners had repainted the entire house flat white and eggshell. Before we even moved in we painted the entire downstairs area, along the stairs and the game room area. Actually I’m not even sure what to call that space right now. It’s a nice extra space that could be a game room, but is currently housing Fashion Manor inventory. Anywho, it’s painted. 🙂 After all of that work from our sweet friends and ourselves, I was like I’m going to take a paint break for a couple of months and then I’ll paint the rooms.
Well, here we are 3 years later and I am FINALLY getting to the rooms. I chose to start with the guest room because 1) our master bedroom is the largest and has 4 doors (one main one, one to the restroom and 2 to the closet) I refuse to paint all of those doors. I’ll save up my pennies and hire that job out! and 2) our 3rd room that we currently use as an office will hopefully turn into a babies room soon so until then we will office in our #basic flat white and eggshell space.
Long story short, I finally painted the guest room and naturally I feel like it needs all new décor. Initially I just wanted to change the bedding out to white so that I can have all the colorful pillows and of course that internet search had me wanting to update everything else. 🙂
So today I bring you the edited down version of my guest room wish list!
Apparently there is a fine line between being basic and not basic. I’m sorry to all you Kreayshawn fans out there, but being basic doesn’t exactly mean one is not awesome.
I’ll be honest- I have other “don’t be basic” themed tees in addition to this one. If you would have walked up to me last week and asked me if I was basic. I would have said “ummm, NO!” with an “I can’t believe you just asked me that” look on my face.
Let me give you one example of why I’m NOT basic:
I do not conform to things/trends just because. If I like it then I like it. If I don’t then I don’t pretend to.
This should be the only reason you need to define you are not “basic”.
I read through lists upon lists of what different social sites define as being basic. One of the explanations includes a definition of a “Basic B****” from Urban Dictionary which was too harsh for my taste. These lists of describing a “basic” person were pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
I’ll give you 20 things that were common amongst these lists and I guarantee you check at least 10. Not because you are basic but because you are a human.
You’re basic if you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
-Ummm. Okay. If you don’t like coffee that tastes like dessert, you might be a robot with no taste buds.
You’re basic if you love brunch.
-A meal that makes it totally acceptable to drink before noon? You can call me super basic on this one.
You’re basic if you had a wedding board on Pinterest before you were even engaged.
-Yes. And I call this good planning.
You have a spin instructor that you claim all your friends “must try”!
-Yes, I have the name of 3 instructors you must try actually!
You’ve done a juice cleanse.
-Yeah, I like living a healthy lifestyle.
You love Taylor Swift.
-Ummm, have you heard this girl sing? And do you see all the amazing, selfless things she does? C’mon you may not be her biggest fan, but you love her too.
You’re basic if you’ve told someone you loved them after a couple cocktails.
-I overly tell people how much I love them after zero cocktails soooo…again another reason I am “basic” according to “the list”.
You’ve made your own jean shorts.
-I can’t even. Of course I have! What else am I going to do with perfectly fitting denim that has paint splatter all over them?!
You’re basic if you own jean shorts.
-Omg, is this seriously on the list?
You’re basic if you like Starbucks.
-Starbucks has coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, water, the cutest coffee mugs and dessert. What’s not to like?
You’re basic if you wear leggings.
-#sorrynotsorry I enjoy comfort.
You’re basic if you love scented candles.
-Yes, I like things that smell yummy.
Sometimes you refer to Mean Girl quotes.
-You go Glen Coco.
You’re basic if you cry when you watch The Notebook.
-Yes, I have a heart and feelings.
You’re basic if one of your life goals was/is to purchase Louboutins.
-It’s called good taste.
You’re basic if you get excited about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
-That’s like asking a man why he’s excited about the Super Bowl.
You’re basic if you take selfies.
-I guess I was basic all weekend.
You’re basic if you take food pictures.
If I think something is pretty, even if its food, I want to share my pic with the world.
You’re basic if you abbreviate words.
-See #18. Guilty.
You’re basic if you love frozen yogurt.
-Literally, laughing out loud! I’m done with this list!
So if you would like to read these long lists in detail feel free to google basic girl vs. non basic. You might be surprised like I was to see how many have put together lists to describe Basic B’s.
Also, for pure entertainment purposes here’s a link to a BuzzFeed questionnaire to tell you just how basic you are LOL.
I scored 37 out of 119 which tells me “Yeah, you like basic s#@!. But there’s a reason why popular things are popular: They aren’t that bad. Go grab a burrito bowl and crack open that D.C. — you deserve it.”
After reading these articles of how being basic is described, I’m thinking my favorite “don’t be basic” tanks should really say “don’t be human”. LOL
I would love to hear your thoughts on this term. I think I’ll stick with my definition of “don’t be basic” because I like it better. I am my own person. I will like what I like and post it all over Instagram because I like it. I will continue to make my own jean shorts and wear them while I eat my fro-yo and drink pumpkin spice lattes. I am, basically not basic.
“You don’t need a million bucks to look like a million!”
Beautiful gifts all under $150!
Look, I am all about affordability but I am also a girl who loves fashion so of course you are going to find designer pieces in my closet. Yes, it does take me some time to ponder over whether I really need it or not and then when I come to a decision, which is usually yes :), I think about how much I will actually use the item and that determines how much I am willing to spend!
Like most of us with a long list of people to buy for, you want to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life but also you want to keep a budget in mind because again…you have a long list of people to shop for!
Today I am sharing total designer must haves all under $150 that I promise your fashionista will L.O.V.E!