Light and Dark

If there’s one thing I love to do when it comes to style, it’s mixing soft, feminine dresses with darker, edgy pieces. I recently got this classic, leather jacket from Dezzal. I have been searching for a good leather jacket for quite some time. I had an older one that was on its way out. However, … Continue Reading


Oregon Trails

I can’t believe it’s been an entire month since I have gone to Oregon and I am just now posting these photos. I apologize for the delay. Work has been stressful and when you add traveling for work on top of that, well it eventually wears down on you. I can see why blogging can … Continue Reading

Indian Summer

It’s really no surprise that we go through Indian summers over in the west coast. While I’m definitely not in the Bay Area in these pictures, San Francisco and the surrounding areas get unseasonably warm after the summer ends. In fact, I am in the outskirts of Vegas and it’s actually a lot cooler here … Continue Reading

The Ultimate Bomber Jacket

The official fall start begins in 2 days and I have been on the lookout for new pieces to add to my wardrobe. When I think about fall style, I always imagine different types of boots and darker clothing. One of my favorite trends this season has to be the bomber jacket. In today’s post, … Continue Reading

Emerald Bay

As mentioned in my last post, I was in Tahoe for Labor Day weekend. However, a weekend in Tahoe wouldn’t be complete without hiking. My favorite place for an easy hike with incredible views would be Emerald Bay. Last time I went up to Emerald Bay, the roads were closed because of the snow as … Continue Reading

Lakeside Proper

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to head up to Lake Tahoe.  I just love breathing in the cool crisp air by the lake. It completely rejuvenates you after a long hard week of hustling in the city. Tahoe is a classic summer destination for us in California. There are … Continue Reading

The Pleated Leather Skirt

Labor Day weekend is coming up this weekend and while I am not ready for summer to end, I am definitely ready to shop for some fall clothes. If there’s one item you need in your closet for the fall, it’s the pleated leather skirt. I consider this skirt an absolute staple in your closet. I … Continue Reading

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