While getting dressed last week, I felt I had two choices. I could TRY, or I could just let it go (let it go!!!!), and be completely, happily boring (Yet comfortable. Clearly I chose the latter.) I mean, sometimes, I just want to be basic and simple and not put on anything more than I need to. I want to blend in and just focus on life, (or keeping warm.)
Here is what I am completely sorry (not sorry) for nowadays:
-These boots. You guys! I swore I would never wear Uggs. I hated them! They seemed bulky and ugly and so NOT cool. Also, Uggs are way too expensive. So, when I saw these Lamo boots on QVC last month and heard the description, (AND saw that they were under $45!), I had to bite. They were worth it. They have cozy fur all throughout, I can slip them on without socks and run out the door in a hurry, and I adore them. I’m not saying I wear them everyday, but I love that they can be so easy to slip on, and also MAY HAVE bought a cobalt blue pair, too. Ha!
-Something else I never thought I would own? A long, fur hooded black jacket, just like every other woman in the Northern hemisphere seems to own. And you know me! I love my leopard fur, (and my plaid jacket, and my gray faux fur…) But one winter in Northern Michigan told me that I needed a really practical and warm option. After looking and looking, I found this beauty on Lands End for 40% off on Black Friday. I love the tulip hem and the belted waist, and better yet, it is WARM! There is something to be said for a basic and warm jacket, it really goes with everything. Sometimes following the herd works, my friends;)
Lastly, I think the moral of this post (and yes, there is one!), is that sometimes we can’t be afraid to follow the crowd when it comes to certain things. This world tends to be more trend driven, with newer and cooler stuff showing up every second. And I DO like to show that stuff off here more often than not, but for every 1 or 2 cool outfits I may pull out, there are 5 or 6 that are completely basic and simple and just not remarkable. And I’m okay with that! While I tend to feel my best in something a bit more, er, styled(?), I can be simple, too. And basic. Because basic is OKAY, and normal, and oh so comfortable. Take my word for it;)
Tell me, what was the last basic thing you bought?