Stilettos New Look Event!

Posted in Style Tip on March 1, 2016 by Alexandra Galanopoulos

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    Fringe + Lace

    Posted in Style Tip on February 8, 2016 by Alexandra Galanopoulos

    Two of the hottest trends are here, fringe and lace!

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    How to wear them?

    We are loving this dress and jacket from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Wear these pieces now with tights and booties. Wear them together in the spring with open-toe booties or platform pumps. In the spring, the fringe jacket is your outerwear. Feel free to take it off if it gets too warm!


    How else do you wear these pieces?

    Don't feel like these two pieces always need to be worn together!

    Fringe Jacket: Wear this jacket with a tee and any one of your favorite jeans! It would also look great with a silky, drawstring jogger pant and a tucked-in tank with a long necklace. No matter which way you want to rock it, make sure the fringe jacket is your "stand-out" piece and keep all other pieces basic.

    Lace Dress: This is a very versatile lace dress that looks good on almost all body types. Your eye is drawn to the lace middle, that gives the illusion of a small waist, regardless of you waist type. The swing bottom is flowy and forgiving, just what any woman wants to hear! This dress can be dressed down with a flat sandal and a jean jacket for the spring/summer months. Dress it up with a dressy, heeled sandal and sparkly statement earrings and you'll be perfect for a wedding or any other special occasion.

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    Let's talk accessories!

    The collar necklace is huge right now! Of course, our fave brand House of Harlow has it in their collection. Let the collar necklace be your go-to this season. Rock it with high-collared or strapless necklines. Stay away from wearing it with a v-neck, scoop neck or collared tops.

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    Leopard clutches are everything...leopard is a neutral...leopard goes with everything. Get on board with leopard. It's here for life!

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      Summer Sun Essentials!

      Posted in Basically Us on May 18, 2015 by Alexandra Galanopoulos

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      Ok, lets all just admit it...you know it's not the greatest for you but, you can't wait to get your glow on this summer! Before you start sunning this summer, there are a few summer sun essentials you should know about. Elta MD Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 is the best facial SPF you will ever encounter. It contains 9% of transparent zinc oxide, is filled with antioxidants, glides on smoothly and the best part...it does not leave your skin feeling greasy. Want a little added help when re-applying throughout the day? Murad Essential C Sun Balm is the answer. It is a moisturizing sun balm stick with great effect against the sun, perfect for cheeks and bridge of your nose. Don't forget your lips and continuously apply a lip balm containing SPF. Our fave...Australian Gold Lip Balm - SPF 30, it provides sunscreen protection while natural Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Jojoba soften the skin. Keep your eyes safe with a pair of shades...you can never go wrong with Ray Ban Aviators...always an accessory staple. Rehydrate your skin with Evian Mineral Water Spray. Last, but definitely not least, every Basically, Us girl needs a new pair of flips during the summer and Havaianas (stop in Stilettos to get a pair too!) are the way to go. They're fashionable, cushioned and come in tons of colors and designs. So lather on that sunscreen, throw on some shades and enjoy that summer sun!

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      Who is Basically, Us?

      Posted in Basically Us on February 18, 2015 by Alexandra Galanopoulos

      After months of designing, gaining feedback and selling Basically, Us tees in my boutique...the brand has officially come to life. I couldn't be happier considering it's a brand that is near and dear to my heart; mainly because everything that comes from this brand is inspired by my group of girlfriends. The things we say, do and love is what drives Basically, Us.

      My hope is that Basically, Us will only get bigger and better. Of course, this can only happen with the help of my girlfriends. You'll get to see how they would rock their fave Basically, Us tee. You'll read up on the hottest new restaurants they've tried or the latest and greatest beauty products they have discovered.

      Follow the journey of Basically, Us here. Get your inspiration for just about anything from witty, charming and independent chicks that are always on the go!

      So, #JoinOurWorld and realize that Basically, Us isn't just a bunch of graphic tees...it's a lifestyle.

      Get your own Basically, Us tee under the Clothing tab.

      Follow us on Instagram: BasicallyUs_Apparel

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      Fashion's Fight Against Cancer & Basically, Us!

      Posted in Style Tip on December 2, 2014 by Alexandra Galanopoulos

      I am so thrilled to say that Basically, Us basic tees made a big appearance on the runway at last month's 4th Annual Fashion's Fight Against Cancer. The tees, styled with clothes from Beyond Boutique in Wicker Park and shoes from Stilettos, were a big hit! Each tee can be dressed up or down, depending on your style and mood. Wear your fave tee with slouchy sweatpants or rock it with your go-to skinny jeans and a leather jacket (Blank NYC-my new fave vegan leather line). Whatever your style, throw on a tee and #JoinOurWorld.

      Check out all of our new styles that debuted on the runway here: Stilettos Boutique

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