The Season of Basic

If you are offended by being called basic, this post is not for you. But honestly, you’re probably basic.

Now me personally? I love being a basic bitch (sorry mom, but that’s just what it’s called! Don’t hate me, it’s trendy). I’ll rock out basic like I’m back to being 21 in college. And a bitch? Well, I’ll let you make your own conclusion on that. But the two together? YES, slay girl slay (that’s a really basic thing to say FYI). It’s like Chuck and Blaire – meant to be together. And if you don’t know this reference, you may not be basic enough. Or you just need to go to Netflix (right MEOW) and turn on Gossip Girl. It. Will. Change. Your. Life.

I’m actually really not sure if girls get offended by being called basic (and why aren’t boys basic?? Hmm… possible next post idea). Because for me, it’s all the good things in life.

Pumpkin spice latte? You better believe I had my first one this season back in August on an 80 degree day after playing volleyball and shooting baskets (turns out, if you haven’t touched a basketball since high school, you lose your skills. Go figure. I went from breaking school records to dribbling off my toe). Nonetheless, I enjoyed every last gulp all while dripping sweat into it. It added flavor – who doesn’t like a salted PSL? To be honest, I normally force myself to wait till September, but the basicness crept up fast this year.

  • Can we side note real quick to all that hooplah about the Starbucks’ cup? And how people got offended over it being just red or really anything for that matter. Did that make anyone else want to drop a 50 pound weight on their skull? I don’t care if my pumpkin spice latte comes in a tin can that a homeless man has licked. I’m just happy this little taste of heaven is back. Honestly though, people have too much time on their hands.

Ugg boots? Okay… let’s be real, I have not forked over extreme money for some Ugg boots. However, JustFab has some seriously fab boots, and last year I spent over $200 on boots alone from there (and we wonder why I don’t have money?). I do own over 20 pair of boots. I have a very basic bitch problem.

Leggings. Do I have to say more? If you are a girl, and you don’t like leggings, you are the spawn of Satan himself. And you are not welcome into the basic bitch brigade (I’m starting a thing, who wants to join?).

Abbreviating words. Because who has time to say totally when you could say #totes (and yes, hashtags is another basic bitch problem that I proudly rock*).  I actually really do have a problem with abbreviating words, awhile ago I was talking to my boyfriend, and I said “eh, I’m neut.” He looked at my with eyes a gasp, because I just said neut instead of neutral. But go ahead, try it out. Start saying neut, you won’t be able to stop.

Apparently watching Friends is a basic thing to do. And if being basic means watching Friends on Netflix over and over again, then I don’t want to be un-basic. Because Friends is life.

You know what’s funny? There were only a few things I could come up with that I know are all top-notch basic bitch qualities. Then I had to google some, and I realized: I’m not that basic. But I am proud of the basic qualities I do rock!

So next time you are called basic, tilt your PSL, flash a smile, and say “Thanks! I know I do enjoy the finer things in life.” And then walk away knowing your butt looks great in those leggings.


*this word rock was not the word I was looking for. And I spent hours (minutes) trying to figure out the word I wanted to use. I finally realized it was emasculate! I almost posted it that way, then realized I should look up that word to make sure. In case you were wondering, here’s the definition of emasculate:

emasculate. verb (ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt) (tr) to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld. to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc.

Nope, nope, nope. Not what I was looking for. Anyone know the word I wanted? I can’t figure it out for the life of me.


4 thoughts on “The Season of Basic

    • Liz September 17, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      I read this response in my email, and I had no idea what you are talking about hahaha! Yes, J-dawg – thank you!!


  1. evamaburn September 17, 2018 / 12:23 am

    I’m so basic that I look at “clothing basics” and think, “Eh, that’s a little too out there for me.”

    And you might be thinking of “emulate,” or perhaps “embody.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz September 17, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      hahaha that is great!

      And thank you! Yes, either one would work!


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