Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fun Basics

How do you define a basic?  I like to think of them as easy pieces in your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched with anything.  A lot of people might think of basics as plain or neutral, but they don't have to be.  It's important to have really great basics in your closet because they end up being your workhorses and will last much longer than trendier pieces.  I've mentioned before that this gray tee is one of my favorites, but these polka dotted pants have quickly worked their way up to favorite level too.  I like that they're a little bit dressy and a little bit casual.  I've worn them dressed down with tee shirts and flats as well as dressed up with pretty blouses and heels for work.  Yes, they're polka dotted, but I still consider them a basic.  Would you consider polka dotted pants to be a basic?  

Pants - Old Navy / Tee and Flats (on sale!) - Target / Necklace - Loft (old, similar)

And behold, another score during the great Target binge of September.  I've never owned anything camo before because I didn't feel like it was girly enough to fit into my wardrobe.  Then I saw these flats that had not only camo, but also sparkle cap toes and bows, and I was sold.  It's also partially thanks to these shoes that I decided to go on a shopping ban for October.  We'll see how I do ;)

P.S. In case you missed it, we went and picked up my engagement ring yesterday!  I now can't stop looking at my finger ;)

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  1. Love this look Kristina! Basic and simple but really gorgeous. I definitely agree about them needing to be of excellent quality because basics really do become your "workhorses" - love how you put that! And that necklace is just too perfect on you:)

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  2. Well these pants look amazing on you! Love your fun sunglasses too =)

  3. love these pants! and omg your engagement ring is perfect, congrats girl!!!

  4. I do love a fun basic- these pants certainly fit the bill!

    And how gorgeous is your ring? Beautiful!


  5. Those pants are so fun!! Love! And your ring is gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. Your outfit is so cute and that ring.. stop it!! xoxo

  7. Your flats are too adorable - love 'em!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  8. I think a basic is something you get a lot of use out of....and an item of clothing that goes with everything! These polka dot pants are definitely a basic! Fabulous camo flats too girl! Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

  9. those shoes are fantastic!!