Summer Stroll

In a month, summer will come to an end. I have been doing my best to take advantage of the weather before the fall season approaches. I took a quick stroll around on one of my favorite trails in the neighborhood. I usually come out here in the mornings for runs before it gets too … Continue Reading


The Minimalist

As much as I love bold and beautiful dresses, when it comes to accessories, I tend to gravitate towards something simple and delicate. Bulky jewelry feels, well, bulky to me. Why wear it when a minimalist design will make the same impression? Drew & Co is a brand that has pieces which exemplify the minimalist look I am … Continue Reading

What I Learned My First Year of Blogging

Beyond Basic is an entire year old. It has been a journey since the day I first launched. In celebration of the blog’s first anniversary, I have redesigned the website with a brand new look! I also baked a cake for the occasion (yes I do other things than post about fashion). And if you … Continue Reading

Seersucker in Sausalito

This weekend I headed back to Sausalito, only this time for an afternoon boat ride with friends. I got to the docks early so I could get this shoot in before we disembarked. The town of Sausalito is such a fun place to go in the Bay Area. There is just so much to do … Continue Reading

Polka Dot Dress

It has been hot in the East Bay lately so I have been taking trips out by the bay to beat the heat. This weekend I decided on Sausalito. It’s a little town right outside of San Francisco on the Marin side of the bay. The landscape is reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. … Continue Reading

Wildest Dreams

While this week is my anniversary with my boyfriend, we celebrated it early with a trip to the central coast. I anticipated a pretty low key anniversary this year, but I was thoroughly surprised that my boyfriend booked a wonderful oceanview room at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands last weekend. Carmel is our little spot when … Continue Reading

Florence, Italy

Florence is the place to dedicate the most of your stay while traveling in Italy. You cannot fit it into a cookie cutter space and pack it away as a segment of your travels. It is simply eternal and there is no way nail it down within a few short days. I had the best food, … Continue Reading

Getty Villa

While I may have grown up in the Bay Area, I absolutely love going down to Los Angeles. I love the city, I love the vibe, I love all the beautiful beaches and I love the Lakers. I am definitely a California girl through and through. Last month I was in LA for work and on … Continue Reading

Amalfi Coast

A reader asked me about my last post, how on earth did I manage to take some photos in Positano without any people in the background. Well, when I’m traveling, I love waking up early. I get to catch the sun rise and enjoy as much as I can before it gets too crowded. Waking … Continue Reading

Summer Prints

The summer heat has definitely been coming out full force this year. I’m so glad that it’s finally time to bring out those summer dresses and short shorts. These past few weeks have been nothing but long summer days so I decided to get some use out of this new picnic basket and went out for an afternoon in the sun. I headed … Continue Reading