Fashion & Trends

Valentines Day Essentials

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Hey, lovelies!


Valentines Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to gear up! While I’m planning my own fun little V-day celebration, I thought I’d share some of my hand-picked essentials from some of my favorite stores. I’m in love with these amazing gold heart-shaped glitter tealight candles, for one! And the red lace bodycon dress? Yes, please!

Let me know what your Valentines Day essentials are in the comments. You can click the numbered link below my handy cheat sheet to be taken right to the item for purchase – super helpful!


Valentines day essential items

1. Paperchase Gold Glitter Heart Tealights  2. Forever 21 Heart Shaped Fanny Pack 3. Hershey’s Kisses Scented Bath Bomb 4.  Frances Dapper in Fringes Dress 5. Ravishing Lace Bodycon Dress  6. Chasing Waterfalls Dress
7. Red Lace Teddy 8.  Mock Wrap Front Slit Gown  9.  Plunging Mini Dress 10.  ASOS Lips Pajama Legging Set 11.  ASOS Satin Rose Boxers 12.  ASOS Jersey Lips Boxers 13.  ASOS Oversized Shirt with Hearts


Out With the Old Baggage, In with the New!

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Hey, lovelies!


It’s been a while! I’ve been making good on my new year’s resolution to travel more, to clear my mind and set my intentions for 2019.

Speaking of sets…

I have a new set from DELSEY USA for traveling this year! While I adore the gorg blue set I was rocking late last year, this new set is sleek, elegant and next-level….which is perfect for 2019.

My new set is from the Aero line. The Aero cases are light-weight, safe and durable. Plus, they have special soft-touch carry handles which are easy on my hands even when I stuffed these cases to the brim with outfits and makeup supplies!

Other features that make these cases my go-to to travel with:

  • These are so easy to maneuver with even in cramped spaces. They have double spinner wheels that can turn on a dime!
  • TSA-approved lock to secure all my belongings- only agents can get in there!
  • Tie-down straps and pockets to help keep everything from jumbling around during flight



If you’re looking for the exact cases you see here, they are the Aero 21″ Spinner and the Aero 25″ Expandable Rolling Luggage!


Best of all, I have a code that allows you to snag 25% off! Just enter notbasicblonde25 at checkout.


Tell me where you’re traveling to this year in the comments!


New Years Eve Dresses

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Hi, lovelies!

It’s almost that time! If you haven’t picked out the perfect party outfit for New Year’s Eve, now’s your chance. Here’s 16 of the best sparkly looks to usher in the New Year.


The best part is most of these dresses are an absolute steal! Click on the image of any of the New Years Eve dresses you like below to be taken right to the webpage.


Happy shopping…and Happy New Years!




Luxury on a Budget: A Christmas 2018 Gift Guide For Him

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Hi, lovelies!


I hope the holiday season is treating you well, and that you’re good and ready for Christmas just around the corner! If you’re still scrambling for last minute gifts for a special guy in your life that appreciates all things luxury, I have a great guide for you. Here are some of my top picks to help inspire your last minute shopping.

The links are numbered below the guide and will take you right to the item. Shopping has never been so easy!

Happy holidays, and let me know what the best gift you’ve ever given the men in your life was in the comments.

1. Versace Square Buckle Belt  2. Versace Leather Belt 3. Versace Collection Leather Wallet 4.  Versace Geometric Print Tie 5. Valentino Reversible Silk Tie  6. Tom Ford Dot Silk Tie
7. HUGO BOSS V-Neck Cotton Sweater 8.  Versace Collection Logo Wool Sweater  9.  Burberry Crewneck Sweater 10.  UGG Scuff Slipper 11.  Salvatore Ferragamo Slipper  12.  Nordstrom Men’s Flannel Pajamas  13.  Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum 14.  Dior Sauvage Set  15.  Kiehl’s Head to Toe Hydrators Set  16.  Chanel Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum 17.  Cathy’s Concepts Tipsy Whiskey Decanter Set  18.  Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Toilette Set  19.  Herchel Supply Co Novel Duffel


Winter Jacket Roundup

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Hey lovelies,


We’ve gone through my winter style wheelhouse for the most part, except for one key wardrobe element- winter jackets! I’m a huge fan of a stylish winter jacket to keep you cozy and chic all winter long. I prefer long-line jackets and parkas, which emphasize length and height for taller, slender girls. Wearing long parkas can often make more petite girls look shorter, so I recommend a jacket that hits at the hip or slightly higher to keep proportionate and stylish!


Fur and faux-fur details are also a favorite of mine. Nordstrom has several fur trim jackets from rabbits, foxes, and coyotes that are so impossibly chic and soft- I’m obsessed.





Faux Fur Jacket and Graphic Dress

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Hey lovelies,


I hope December is off to a great start for you! I just had to share two brand new scores from my fave store SHEIN. I’ve been picking up a lot of pieces from this company since their price point can’t be beat and their styles are so cute!


If you’re looking for a nice warm faux fur jacket (I love animals, so faux fur is a must for me!) check out this totally adorable pink jacket. It’s thick and has the look of a puffer jacket but with a chic fur finish. You can find it HERE!

I also picked up this graphic print bodycon dress that is super flattering. The skirt is a tulip cut, which clings to the legs in such a flirty way. Plus, the v-neck neckline is super sexy! I wore this one out to a club at the beach and it was perfect for a relaxed, resort-wear vibe with a chic twist. Find the dress on the SHEIN site right HERE!