The Essentials

Happy Wednesday! Well, we survived Hurricane Irma. Honestly where we are located was projected to get hit pretty hard, but it ended up taking a significant turn and essentially left us unscathed. I spent yesterday morning cleaning up the debris from our front yard, I've gotta tackle the backyard today. I'm so grateful that we didn't get it is as bad, but I know that there were definitely some who lost everything. And my heart goes out to them! I can't imagine what that must be like so just know that prayers are going out to you, Florida. 

So I typically don't write my blog posts the morning of, but I've been so wrapped up in lots of tasks and projects that it's all I've been left with. But today I want to talk about some of my LEGIT favorite basics. Because you can seriously never go wrong with them..and quite honestly, I think every women's wardrobe needs them.


Sure, you can find tees just about anywhere. But if you're like me and you're super particular then listen up. I have this thing about tops; I don't like them to be too short or too tight. It just makes me feel uncomfortable the entire stinkin' day. However, I have found THE perfect basic tee. It comes in all of the basic colors you'd need like black, white, and grey. Most are $25 + the other style is $30. 

You can use code GOLDENGIRL for 20% off your entire DSTLD order, too!

black distressed jeans

They are probably my most worn pair of denim. It's easy to dress them up or down. And since they're black, they go with just about ANYTHING. I've linked a few brands below, however if you're interested in the jeans from DSTLD just remember you can get 20% off your order with code GOLDENGIRL. 

neutral booties

No matter where you're living, you'll enjoy neutral booties for a good bit of time. Being that we're in the south, it's pretty mild so I know I'll be wearing mine well into fall and possibly winter depending on the weather. These Dolce Vita booties that I'm wearing are hands down my favorite! The style itself is a bit old so I've included links to them, however the sizes are limited. So I've also included some other great styles that I've tried, too.

a statement clutch

Again, another item that is hands down is one of my most worn. It's so versatile and can be paired with just about anything. It can be dressed up or down. The opportunities are legit endless. If you're not a huge fan of leopard, The Providence Story offers a handful of other patterned fabrics. 

PS: The owner, Ali, is expecting. So she doesn't have lots of fabrics shown on her Etsy. However, if you reach out to her and let her know what you're looking for she can certainly help you out. Since she's expecting she temporarily removed some listings!

black sunnies

You don't have to go with Ray-Bans, I just personally love the way the shape fits my face the best. I've tried Diffs aviators and they are a great option being that they're all $85 or less. And if you used code GOLDENGIRL25 when purchasing Diff's, you can get 25% off!

everyday jewelry

I'm definitely a gold girl (Hello, Golden Girl!) so I always resort to some simple layering necklaces or bracelets. Check out some of my most worn favorites below!

what i'm wearing

Tee: c/o DSTLD | Jacket: LOFT (Old), Similar | Jeans: c/o DSTLD (Run Small, Size Up!) | Shoes: Dolce Vita, Similar | Clutch: The Providence Story | Necklaces: c/o Betsy Pittard Designs | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

get the look

photography: ebonn yvonne