It's The Most Basic Time of the Year! #thedailybasic

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Fall. That time of year when all of the basic dreams come true.

And just for the record I'm not looking down in the photo above because I'm just another basic blogger, it's because I'm hungover and I'm waiting for my shrimp basket.

And because I'm basic, who am I kidding?

For those of you who don't know (mom) a "basic girl" is someone who... loves all the basic shit other girls love...basically.  Like blanket scarves, and pumpkin spice lattes and new Sam Edelman booties oh my! Honestly I hate pumpkin spice lattes, but give me all of that other stuff and I'm a happy camper.

And it just so happens that fall is the time when a basic girl can shine! She can proudly fill her Instagram feed with as many generic photos of pumpkins and leaves and omg plaid as her little basic heart desires! Going apple picking? You betcha! Posing with scarecrows? Why not! Bathing in pumpkin cinnamon candle wax? Duh. Tis the season to be basic.

Embrace it and do it without shame. I've already started.

A flannel under the 2015 vest everyone had to have? Done and done.


An omg the leaves are changing pic. Couldn't help myself.
leaves found in Chicago.

The candle pic. Had to.

Candle found here.

I think we should ban together and celebrate the basic season that is upon us! I'm proposing the hashtag #thedailybasic to share all of our pics and browse each other's photos. Creative, right? In true basic nature I'll be reposting some of my favorite pics on this blog. Because if there's one thing I love, it's Instagram photos this time of year.

And just to make it even more fun, I'm going to choose one #thedailybasic photo at the end of October to win a basic girl's gift package. The package includes a blanket scarf, a candle, and a coffee tumbler.

To join the basic fun make sure to use #thedailybasic, and if you want to be certain I see your photos to be entered to win the gift package just tag me @thedailytay.

And just for the record you don't have to be a blogger to win. Just a basic.


You can snag this scarf here. Or you could just win it...

Let's have some fun with this, okay? Don't over think it, anything goes.

*Basic dog photos are also heavily encouraged.


38 comments:

  1. Well shit snacks. This was awesome. Sad I live in Arizona and being basic is not really possible yet. Still in shorts and flippy floppies. And candles melt before get them home.

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  2. Fall was wasted on all the generations that had no Instagram. Did it even happen?

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  3. So I created an Instagram challenge for October and was THIS close to making the hashtag #basicisbest I ended up changing it at the last minute to something more in line with my blog (brand recognition or something I'm supposed to know more about) but now I get to still do all the basic things haha :)

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  4. OMG i love the title of this post haha im walking around singing that now!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  5. BAHAHA YES. This is perfect. I'm in!

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  6. This post makes me smile. I think I once took a quiz on Buzzfeed on whether or not I was basic, and the percentage came out higher than I liked, but I like what I like, and dammit, no quiz or social movement will tell me how that measures me up as a person. But truthfully, I adore fall, scarves, and I'm pretty simple in my coffee tastes (cream, 1 sugar). Totally going to start using that hashtag. :-)

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  7. I have always loved fall, it doesn't have to be basic!

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  8. What about...dogs, in costume, in a pumpkin patch?!

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  10. So excited! I can't wait to use this hashtag when I'm listening to Taylor Swift while drinking a PSL and wearing a blanket scarf!

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  11. So excited to see my candle featured today! YAY!

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  12. Fremont Zesto. Seriously, who knew Zesto was a chain location and didn't start in Fremont. Love the idea here. So basic.

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  13. fun. I love embracing my inner basic during this season :)

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  14. this is such a great idea! If only I'd snapped a pic of my leggings and boots outfit earlier this week, holding a starbucks cup...

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  15. Im so basic I need the link to the vest to work

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  16. Love this and totally doing it because I'm as basic as they come. Fall photos and new booties for all!

    Alyssa
    Feathers and Stripes

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  17. Haha I love this idea, loving all of these photos of you. You're the cutest basic there is (:
    I will totally be participating!

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  18. This is great, and I really want to participate in #thedailybasic. I don't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes, either. There is always so much hype over them. But I really want that Pumpkin Spice candle!

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  19. I feel like I'm not very basic before I don't drink PSLs or wear blanket scarves. But the scarf thing is really only because it's about 97 degrees here today.

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  20. YESSS! #thedailybasic and proud!!

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  21. YAS to this hashtag...this basic girl will use it all Fall long! #sobasic

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  22. I'm glad you speficied that basic dog photos are allowed as well. Cheers to basic season!

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  23. Ah I love this! Haha I guess that makes me basic?

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  24. Judy is already carefully crafting her basic post!

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  25. YESSSS! Embrace the basic, I love it. I just wish I could be basic in my flannels, it's still 95 degrees.

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  26. This is awesome. You crack me up. I'm totally looking for a dog blanket scarf and other basic dog items so we can taking matching pictures.... as soon as it's not 90 in New Mexico.

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  27. Yay for basic season!! The only thing I look forward to in the fall is being basic. Given a choice I would keep summer forever. But apple picking, apple cider donuts, pumpkin flavored desserts I'm all there.

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  28. I'm basic af today. I went to target to get fall plug-ins and Mrs. Meyers. Like I can't even with myself.

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  29. I love you and this idea so so much! Get ready for my crazy basic photos all over Instagram!

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  30. This is amazing! Looooove it. Because I'm basic. And anything that requires a hashtag & instagram & I'm in. I just posted my own "fall photo scavenger hunt" list on the blog, which obviously shows just how basic I am! Owning it. :)

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