Sunday, April 13, 2014

Basic essentials

After such a long winter, I've drawn my colour palette inspiration from the beach. Classic blue and khaki, which kind of makes me feel like I rolled out of a Gap ad.  I never used to be much of a fan for that kind of plain preppy style, but I'm starting to see the benefits. I think by now, we understand the concept of owning essential pieces to mix and match and wear for many years to come. But I also forgot how comfy basics are. A relaxed t-shirt is like going out around town in dressed up pajamas, and I have no objections to that.

I'm also a fan of neutral colours because it means that I can make my jewellery a little more flashy. I would've worn more stacked rings if I could, but the set that I got doesn't quite fit me. Which is a shame because I've really been into the stacked ring trend lately. I wish that you could select where your fat went. But even gaining a bit of finger fat is a hard thing to ask for.

You can vaguely see it in the background of the photos, but it's nice to see that the lake is actually blue for once. After a harsh snow that has finally melted, it's almost as if the lake has been washed, watered down with fresh precipitation, and fresh for once. In a populated city with a ton of pollution and a nuclear plant visible from the shore, the lake is usually an odd shade of dark blue-grey. For once, this looks like water that I'd actually want to swim in. Except that it's still just 10 degrees and not nearly warm enough for that.

Denim shirt from American Eagle / Striped t-shirt from Gap / Beige skirt from TJ Max / Scalloped bag from Asos / Wooden sunglasses from Woodzee / Tan ankle boots from Justfor5pounds / Chain necklace & stacked rings c/o Bornpretty Store

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34 comments:

  1. So in love with your shorts! Love how flowy and breezy they are! Glad to hear the weather is getting much warmer wher you are as well! Days like this really do call for a neutral color palette with flashy accessories! Love the necklace and the color of your nail polish!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. So pretty! I love your shades and the skirt!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  3. Lovely skirt and cool booties. Exceptional style by you here.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  4. Really like how you styled the denim shirt, I have one that's really similar!
    Love your nail color, too <3

    xx, Chaereen

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  5. As I grow older I find that basics are the best! I wear them more often than before and they're just the perfect ensemble for a lazy day, which is like, everyday :D
    Love the cool rings and boots, and that pretty skirt!

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  6. I love the thick gold chain best of all. It's edgy.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  7. lovely look, love the accent color of the nail polish and the sunglasses.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  8. nice outfit. love your boots and those nails!!!
    what nail polish do you use, dear?
    i am now following your blog. looking forward to read more posts from you.

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  10. I like this combo very much, can't go wrong with this color palette! Looks comfortable too :)
    Thank you for following me on Bloglovin, I gladly follow you back, I really like your style, can't wait to see more.

    Love,
    L'extravagance

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  11. Love the neutral colors and the chambray shirt as a jacket!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  12. Incredibly chic darling! Love the whole look :)

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  13. I love that denim shirt. So effortless :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  14. GIRLLLL - I love this :)
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  15. Such a great outfit! I wasn't so much into the preppy style either at the start, but now i'm slowly getting into it. Im in love with neutral/pastel colours as well so the colours here are great! Also thank you so much for passing my blog Sabrina! I really appreciate it :) Keep up the fab work x

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  16. nicely put together!! love the boots and shades, dear! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  17. The photos are beautiful. I love all of the neutrals in your look.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  18. Just found your blog and it is totally amazing!
    Would you like to follow each other?!
    Let me know

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  19. I love the simplicity of this look...you could go to the beach or a concert!

    beck daily

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  20. we love how you layered all your pieces..genius. We're also liking the socks peeped over your boots too! Perfect outfit for the warmer weather!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  21. You do look like you stepped out of an ad! I mean, your outfit is perfect and the photo itself is great!

    ♥♥♥

    http://e-rosales.blogspot.com/

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  22. love your outfit! I love your accessories!
    I'll wait on my blog!
    There are new posts!
    www.likeaclown.org

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  23. I totally agree with you, sometimes it's harder to master the basics than to put together a really fussy and bold-printed outfit-- and you do it perfectly here! I love the neutral tones, so perfect for spring and so calming as well :D

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  24. Your accessories work so well with your outfit! the neutral tones are perfect for this season!

    http://vveallstartasstrangers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Hey,

    You have a great blog. Would you like to follow each other !

    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  26. Love this outfit Sabrina! You've definitely mastered that effortless...not trying too hard...all around awesome outfit! It's like a Gap ad with more life though:)!

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  27. I really like the bag <3

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  28. Stylish color combinations! Can't wait to wear those colors too! And your necklace matches perfect with the outfit ♡ I followed you via G+ and Bloglovin :) follow me back!
    Kisses
    www.letsdochocolate.blogspot.com

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  29. Such a chic look! Sometimes looking like a Gap ad is a good thing. ;)

    Tara x

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  30. adore the casual outfit. looks great!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  31. great casual outfit x
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  32. perfectly styled essentials!! i love that you draw your color inspiration from the beach! i find myself doing that alot on my days off. khaki and denim go with everything!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.northernlights-southernbelles.com

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  33. I think you look a bit edgier than a Gap ad, I love your chain necklace and rings!
    Chic on the Cheap

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