basic bitch 101

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUSLY BASIC BITCH

BASIC BITCH 101 -DO YOU FIT THE CRITERIA?

The first time I heard the term ‘basic bitch’ was from a gay friend at work. I had no idea what it meant but from his tone, I gleaned that it was first and foremost a derogatory term. Several weeks later, Kate Moss was thrown off an Easyjet flight for becoming reportedly ‘unruly’ after being refused alcohol and called the pilot of a plane a ‘basic bitch.’ Intrigued, I began to conduct some research into the term. It seemed that basic bitches loved avocados, handstands on beaches, ‘but first, coffee’ memes, the Nashville Insta filter, lip fillers (but only like, .5 of a mm), Michael Kors tan totes and gingham Bardot tops ‘got them like… (insert hands up, dancing Flamenco girl emoji).’ At first I thought, what an awful way to describe women but after further investigation, I began to revel in my own basicness. Sharing protein ball recipes with friends? Sign me up. Rockin’ every trend that sets foot into Penney’s though you’d sworn off fast fashion for Lent? Guilty as charged. Carefully manipulate your food/contents of your desk/books/whatever to create a painfully contrived flaylay. Yes, yes and YES. If you’re unsure as to whether you identify with basicness, read on. There’s a little basic bitch in all of us and she’s just dying to be accepted.

 GANGSTA BASIC BITCH

Likes: Drake, to bake (mostly protein pancakes from Natural Born Feeder) – she’s werkin on her buns but not so much the guns, monogram and lots of it (think Mary J. Blige and oodles of Louis Vuitton), fishnet tights with ripped jeans and Caterpillar boots, 90s chokers, velvet and incorporating acronyms/slang and made-up words into everyday conversation.
Most likely to say:; ‘YOLO! I got hot sauce in my bag. SWAG.
Signature move: Twerkin in her ass-chafing vintage Levis – dem peaches are LIT!
Favourite haunts: Pygmalion, obvs. Two for one pygtails – it’s a no-brainer, bitches.

BASIC BAE

Likes: Beyonce, eyelash extensions, digital marketing, TOWIE/Made in Chelsea/First Dates, cats, Kate Spade stationery, square nails in nude and balayage brown-to-blonde hair extensions.
Most likely to say: #blessed
Signature move: Raise the roof whilst singing ‘whoop, whoop.’
Favourite haunts: Penney’s, two euro.

THE BASIC PROTEIN QWEEN

Likes: Protein, protein bars, protein balls, Louise Thompson and Ryan Libby (ugh, I was a huge Alec fan) wildly exaggerating ‘cheat day’ on Instagram, the Snapchat butterfly filter, Calvin Klein bras and Adidas superstars.
Most likely to say: If it fits my macros, better known as IIFMM.
Signature Move: Squats, natch, as long as it keeps the peaches LIT AF.
Fave haunts: Tang (the sweet potato or protein pancakes are to die for), Mooch and Flye Fit.

EMBRACE YOUR INNER BASICNESS – I DID

When you love fashion, it’s not very cool to be basic. In other words, Mom jeans and fishnet tights are not going to cut it. In the bloggersphere, there is a terrible fear that you might show up to a press event wearing the exact same outfit as four or five other bloggers. Remember the Pippa dress in Penneys? The star-print mini dress with the choker top – I was one of those bloggers who took multiple selfies in it until I sold it on my Depop. Guess what? It didn’t matter a jot to me. I still felt fabulous. So here’s the thing or three.
1. I like being blonde. Yes, my natural hair colour is mid to dark brown and I’m told it would suit my skin tone better but I’ll be damned if I don’t have my signature blonde till the day I DIE. Basic.
2. I LOVE a good gold hoop and I’ve been known to dabble in ones with serrated edges (deal with it). V. basic.
3. I adore avocados and while I’ve never Instagrammed a picture of them, I would definitely Instagram a pic of me on a beach if a) I could do a handstand b) I had the buns and guns of Gisele and c) it was actually warm enough in Ireland ever to attend a beach without the fear of a seagull attacking your tangle twister.

IT’S OK TO BE A BASIC BITCH

While I like to think of myself as a kook, I have many symptoms of basicness in my repertoire and guess what, I’m not afraid to tell you.
– I genuinely enjoy an almond milk matcha latte and I would happily write it on my Insta stories
– Although I have never watched an episode of the Kardashians, I have no problem with them
– I regularly say ‘thanks hun, Penneys.’
– I own and still wear a Juicy Couture tracksuit and it’s not Juicy x Vetements or even ironic it’s just God damn comfortable and it makes my bum look great, OK?
– I love a strong DARK brown eyebrow although my hair is creamy blonde and it in no way matches
-I’m partial to a ‘dem legs tho’ comment on Instagram
– I adore Ru Paul’s drag race
– I am a common white girl who lifts weights, drinks protein shakes
and calls gin and prosecco ‘bae.’

BE YOU BOO (EVEN IF THAT’S A BASIC BAE)

For years I avoided wearing fifties style skirts because, basic. Blonde hair & pink? Basic.com. SO. WHAT. If you want to call yourself an influencer or a micro-influencer and you hashtag MUA after a one week course at Makeup Forever, GO FOR IT.  Be basic, be you, you do you boo. Forget about all the rules and just do what feels good even if everybody else is doing it.

DEETS

Photos: Pearl Phelan. Website here, Facebook here.
Outfit details: Top, €30 and skirt, Savida at Dunnes stores, shoes Penneys, currently in store.

1 Comment

  • Reply Grace June 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Love this! All about the peach! I’m obvs pretty basic. Can’t agree on the fast fashion thing though…

  • Reply LucasRasty April 9, 2019 at 8:37 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks! Very good information!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    canadian pharmacy 365
    canadian viagra
    buy prescription drugs from canada
    northwest pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks! Quite a lot of postings!

    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacy viagra brand
    canadian drugs
    canadian pharmacy no prescription
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 12:48 am Comment awaiting approval

    Lovely material, Thank you!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacies
    global pharmacy canada
    online discount pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 2:54 am Comment awaiting approval

    Helpful write ups. Many thanks!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    drug price
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    canada pharmacy online
    canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 5:00 am Comment awaiting approval

    Kudos. I like this!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canada pharmacies without script
    canada drugs online
    best online international pharmacies
    northwest pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 7:06 am Comment awaiting approval

    You made your point quite effectively..
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    online pharmacy canada
    canada drugs online
    mail order pharmacies
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 9:11 am Comment awaiting approval

    Valuable knowledge. Thank you!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    cheap prescription drugs online
    canadian pharmaceuticals online
    pharmacy prescription
    canadian pharcharmy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 11:16 am Comment awaiting approval

    Very well voiced indeed! .
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canada pharmacy online
    canada drug
    canadian drugs
    canada online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You actually explained this very well.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canada pharmacy online orders
    northwest pharmacy
    no prior prescription required pharmacy
    canada drugs online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 5:46 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Great forum posts. With thanks!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    buy drugs online
    northwest pharmacy
    online rx pharmacy
    north west pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 7:57 pm Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks, I enjoy it!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    web medical information
    canadianpharmacy
    pharmacies in canada
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 10:05 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic facts. Thanks a lot.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    canadian drugstore reviews
    canada drug
    pharmacies near me
    northwest pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 12:13 am Comment awaiting approval

    You said that superbly.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    board of pharmacy
    canadian drugs
    discount pharmaceuticals
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 2:23 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks! I appreciate it!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    candrugstore com
    northwestpharmacy
    canada pharmacy online reviews
    online pharmacies canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 4:35 am Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic advice. With thanks!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canadian discount pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies
    canadian prescription drugstore
    canadian pharmacies online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 8:54 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks! Quite a lot of data.

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    northwest pharmacy canada
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    online pharmacy without prescription
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 11:05 am Comment awaiting approval

    Valuable facts. With thanks!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    pharmacy prescription
    canadian pharmacies without an rx
    canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs
    canadian pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 1:16 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Very well expressed genuinely! !
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canada meds
    canada pharmaceuticals online
    pharmacy online mexico
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Superb content. Regards.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    mexican pharmacy online medications
    canadian pharmacies without an rx
    no prescription pharmacies
    canadian pharmacies-24h

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm Comment awaiting approval

    This is nicely expressed! .
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    pharmacy cost comparison
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian mail order pharmacies
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Well voiced really! .
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    discount pharmacy
    canada pharmacy online
    buy prescription drugs from canada
    canada drug

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Thank you. I like it!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    drugs for sale
    canadian pharmacy online
    canadian drug stores online
    online pharmacies of canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 12:17 am Comment awaiting approval

    Great data. Kudos.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    best online pharmacy stores
    canadian pharmaceuticals online
    international pharmacy
    canada drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 2:31 am Comment awaiting approval

    You made the point.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    walgreens pharmacy
    london drugs canada
    drugs from canada
    trust pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 4:44 am Comment awaiting approval

    Good knowledge. Appreciate it!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    discount pharmacy online
    canadian pharmacy online
    canadapharmacy
    online pharmacies of canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 6:53 am Comment awaiting approval

    Wow a good deal of wonderful facts!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadian rx pharmacy online
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering
    compare prescription prices
    canada drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 9:05 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks, Fantastic information!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    canadian cialis
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 11:12 am Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks! I appreciate this.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canadian drugs without prescription
    canada online pharmacies
    my canadian pharmacy
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers! I appreciate it.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    international pharmacy
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian online pharmacies
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible many of useful knowledge!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canada pharmacy
    canadianpharmacy
    rx pharmacy
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks! Quite a lot of posts!

    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    pharmacy without dr prescriptions
    online pharmacies canada
    mexican pharmacy online medications
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible many of great advice.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canadian drug store
    global pharmacy canada
    buy prescription drugs without doctor
    canada drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 11:56 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Position well regarded!!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    ed meds online
    canada pharmacy
    overseas pharmacies
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 2:00 am Comment awaiting approval

    Terrific advice. Appreciate it.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacies online
    canada pharmacy online
    online prescription drugs
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 4:06 am Comment awaiting approval

    Information well considered!.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canada drugs
    canada pharmaceuticals online
    canadapharmacy com
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 8:23 am Comment awaiting approval

    You stated this terrifically.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canadian drugs without prescription
    canada pharmacy
    best price prescription drugs
    canada drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 10:31 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put. Kudos.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    visit poster’s website
    canadian pharmacy online
    canadian pharcharmy online
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You’ve made your position extremely well..
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks, A lot of facts.

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canada pharmacy no prescription
    online pharmacies canada
    online pharmacy no prescription
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 4:59 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put. Kudos!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    canada drugs online
    canadian pharmacy online
    online pharmacy without prescription
    northwest pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Great facts, Many thanks.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canadian pharmacy
    trust pharmacy canada
    prescription drug
    trust pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You actually expressed it adequately.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    pharmacies near me
    canadian pharmacy online
    canada pharmacy online orders
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Factor well utilized!.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    online pharmacy no prescription
    canadian pharmacies
    canadian online pharmacies
    canada drugs online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 1:36 am Comment awaiting approval

    Kudos! Awesome information.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    24 hour pharmacy
    canada drugs
    canadapharmacy
    canadian pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 3:48 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually said that well!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    medical information online
    canadian pharmacy
    online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 6:01 am Comment awaiting approval

    Fine facts. With thanks!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    discount pharmacy
    canadian drugs
    drug price
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 8:16 am Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic write ups, Thanks!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    costco pharmacy pricing
    northwestpharmacy
    pharmacies near me
    online pharmacies of canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 10:31 am Comment awaiting approval

    You made your point pretty effectively!.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    best online international pharmacies
    canada drug
    canada drug pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You explained that superbly!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    international pharmacies that ship to the usa
    canada drug
    the canadian pharmacy
    canadian pharcharmy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks. I like it!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    us pharmacy no prior prescription
    northwest pharmacy
    canada drug prices
    canada online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 5:16 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Terrific stuff. Many thanks!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    best canadian prescription prices
    canada drug
    online canadian pharmacies
    top rated canadian pharmacies online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks! Loads of facts!

    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canada drug
    canadian pharmacies
    canada pharmacy online
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 9:44 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Really lots of beneficial facts!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacy
    online pharmacies of canada
    buying drugs canada
    canadian cialis

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 11:58 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, An abundance of advice!

    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    rx online
    online pharmacies of canada
    online pharmacies canada
    canada pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 2:13 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually mentioned that superbly.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    get prescription online
    northwest pharmacy
    canadian drug stores online
    canadian pharmacies-24h

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 4:29 am Comment awaiting approval

    You explained that really well!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    pharmacies in canada
    london drugs canada
    mexican online pharmacies
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 6:45 am Comment awaiting approval

    Tips certainly utilized!.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    northwestpharmacy
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 9:02 am Comment awaiting approval

    Valuable knowledge. Kudos.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    online pharmacy usa
    canadian cialis
    legitimate online pharmacies
    online pharmacies canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 11:18 am Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks. Numerous knowledge!

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    safeway pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies online
    online pharmacy
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Fine material. With thanks.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadapharmacy
    canadian pharcharmy
    pharmacy prices compare
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Really tons of wonderful information.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    canada pharmacies online
    canadian pharmacies
    24 hour pharmacy
    top rated canadian pharmacies online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 6:09 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, Ample material!

    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadian pharmacies online prescriptions
    london drugs canada
    canada drugs online
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You mentioned that wonderfully!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    pharmacy drug store
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    online pharmacy reviews
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 10:35 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You said it nicely.!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canadapharmacy com
    north west pharmacy canada
    canadian drug
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 12:42 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put. Thank you!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    northwestpharmacy
    overseas pharmacies
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 2:50 am Comment awaiting approval

    Wonderful content, Appreciate it.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    pharmacy canada
    canadianpharmacy
    prescription pricing
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 5:00 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thank you! A good amount of knowledge.

    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    online discount pharmacy
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 7:10 am Comment awaiting approval

    Well expressed indeed. .
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canadian pharmacy meds
    canadian viagra
    pharmacy cost comparison
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 9:20 am Comment awaiting approval

    Regards. Lots of posts!

    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canadian discount pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    overseas pharmacies
    canada pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 11:30 am Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks! Lots of forum posts!

    http://talahicc.com/
    canada pharmacy
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    canadian pharcharmy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 1:41 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Amazing a lot of amazing tips.
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    approved canadian pharmacies online
    online pharmacies of canada
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Leave a Reply