Thank you for stopping by Basically Blonde. I am a hard working girl with a passion on the side for all things stylish that seek to make me more of who I am. With that being said, I have come to believe over the years that fashion can be an outlet for personal creativity – if used in the right way. I have always said I was never artistically inclined – I could not draw or paint you a picture to save my life (unless you like stick figures), and I was always envious of people who could create beautiful things on paper or canvas. I have since realized I can create beautiful things using an outlet that is my own personal style. I am an RN by profession, working specifically with the terminally ill population. It has been life changing for me because every day I am reminded that life is a gift and could be taken at any second, as is the case with all of my patients. This has really changed my life perspective, and has contributed to my decision to begin this blogging journey. Is blogging the only thing I do when I’m not working? Absolutely not. It is something I have picked up as a hobby. It doesn’t run my life. I fit it in when the rest of life’s responsibilities have been handled. My fashion philosophy has and always been sticking to an affordable price point when it comes to those in and out trends. Don’t sacrifice your financial freedom just for a trip to the mall! There is more to life than stuff. A full closet is useless if the heart is empty. On the flip side, I do believe in treating yourself by investing in those timeless pieces that will never go out of style. I work hard to earn a living, and I choose to treat myself when the time is right. On this blog you will see just that – some items I get dirt cheap, and I mix those things with my investments. What kinds of posts can you expect to see here? Well, I had two choices when I started this blog – I could post things that look amazing but have little practical value (do you go grocery shopping wearing a giant tulle skirt? I don’t.) My other option was to post outfits you could actually see me in if you ran into me in real life. I decided to go the practical route, because I want you to find these posts useful. That said, I hope you are inspired by the things you see here.
Oh…and one more thing. You will see an occasional travel post. I love to travel (who doesn’t?) and I want to share those experiences with you.