Honey I’m hoommmmeeee! After 30 hours of painstakingly long travel, I am finally back home in Milwaukee. Phew! As nice as vacations are, there is truly nothing more comforting than taking a dump in your own home (yeah, you heard me) and sprawling out in your own bed after a long stint away.
I’m currently working on compiling all my pictures and writing about all my experiences in Vietnam and Thailand. Can’t wait to share with you all! In the meantime, enjoy this post about how classic, basic outfits can be your best friend.
Just like a steaming pumpkin spice latte and watching Nick Vial falling in love for the fourth time on TV, some things in life are just better basic. Today’s outfit is nothing spectacular or unique, but it’s classy and versatile. All you need is a camel cardigan, jeans, and some comfy booties for a classic look that will seamlessly take you from work to happy hour.
The shoes have to match the belt right? Not really. I actually rarely do this, but I loved how this camel belt brings out the color of the shoes and blends effortlessly with the cream chiffon top and camel cardigan. Another quality of this belt is that it’s a pull through! I got the belt a couple years ago from Anne Taylor, but they currently carry a similar one here with a round buckle.
When I’m wearing a basic outfit, I like to add a pop of color to my makeup. Today I chose a bold lip to spice it up. The lipstick I’m wearing is a mix between two colors from Lorac’s Pro Matte Lip Color in merlot and aubergine. I love this lip pencil so much that I have it in four colors. The merlot color was a bit too red and aubergine was a bit too dark for the outfit (though aubergine is great for a night out when I’m wearing darker colors). I layered the two for the perfect shade!
I love how the retractable pencil on the Pro Matte Lip Color has a smaller surface area and is easier to apply than a classic lipstick. Be careful if you have dry, flakey lips though! You can’t hide the dryness under this matte lipstick. Just be sure to use a good lip scrub (I use this and this) and moisturize with a good lip balm before applying.
Be shamelessly basic today, ladies. Drink your Starbucks. Take your selfies. Wear a good ol’ classic outfit. Dueces.