WHAT I WORE: Don't Be Basic

Friday, March 27, 2015

I have a new camera! Nothing too fancy, but while my original camera is at the shop being fixed, I decided to buy a DSLR to pass the time.  I also had another reason for purchasing a new camera. Since I conduct a lot of interviews for Live Life in Style, I've been wanting a camera with a microphone port for a long time and most DSLRs come standard with a 3.5 mm microphone jack. However, my non-dslr, compact system Sony camera (the one in the shop) does not have a microphone port, so I purchased a Canon EOS SL1 from Target. It's the most compact DSLR ever and it's the perfect weight and size for me to carry around as a blogger! The photos in this post are the first outfit photos I took with the SL1! I think the photos turned out great! What do you think? I'm still learning how to use it, mind you...I'm definitely no professional photographer!

Okay, okay, back to this look. I've been reading a lot of fashion articles lately about "normcore" and people being "basic". The term basic has gone so far as to accuse the frequent Starbucks visitor and Michael Kors lover as being basic. I, of course, took personal offense to being called basic just because I won't give up on a brand that everyone likes. Why should I? What does everyone else have to do with what I like? And while I don't agree with any of those nonsensical articles, I did find this shirt to be amusing....so I bought it.

For me "not being basic" means taking your personal style to the next level. While everyone may own a Michael Kors handbag, or Valentino Rockstuds, how do you style them? How do you make your look stand apart from the rest? There's only so far you can go with buying unique pieces. Unless you have money for haute couture, more often than not you own something that someone else owns. So the next time you put a look together with that "basic" item, remember to elevate it with your own unique style.

Tank Top: Target
Necklace: c/o J.Jill (similar)
Sunglasses: Just Cavalli
Jeggings: Torrid
Heels: Chinese Laundry (similar)


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