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Basic.  I like to think that I am anything but BASIC.  While I love "basics" or a "basic" color scheme, that doesn't mean I have to BE basic.  Right?  Right.  Why would I confine myself to being basic?  As cheesy as it sounds, my parents told me to always be extraordinary, and until the recent years of my life, I never understood what that meant exactly.  Growing up, extraordinary was someone that I simply couldn't be.  Those people saved lives.  They walked on the moon.  They won championships.  Extraordinary people just weren't me.  I was ordinary, I was basic.  But why couldn't I be extraordinary?  What was holding me back?  Myself.  I was the one who was limiting myself.  I thought I was basic, therefore in my mind I couldn't be anything more.  Well, I am here to tell you that I don't want to be basic.  I want to be extraordinary.  I don't have to save lives on the operating table, nor do I need to walk on the moon.  But being some that takes chances and makes the most of life...that counts.  I want to be someone that outsiders look at and say, "she's doing something."  I want my kids to one day look at me and say "mom, you made the most of life."  I want me parents to look at me and say "she's more than we dreamed she would be."  I am vowing to not be basic.  I am vowing to not restrict myself anymore.  Because really, there is a difference in loving the basics and being BASIC.  And basic is not what I want to be.

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Dress (old similar here) | Boots | Hat | Bag | Sunglasses

So with all of that being said, even though I do not want to BE basic, I can still love my basics in my wardrobe.  Exhibit A, this camel sweater dress.  This dress is a classic number with a twist and it is the perfect staple to add to your wardrobe.  The simplicity of the dress goes a long way, but the tie detail on the sleeves definitely brings a special touch.  You can easily pair this dress with tall boots (as I did here), or you can dress it up with a pair of booties.  By adding the right accessory, this dress can easily go from casual to fancy.  Or from basic to extraordinary.  And I love it!

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