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

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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

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