20 'Basic' Things I Actually Love

20 'Basic' Things I Actually Love

Embrace the Basic

With Fall just arriving that means that the season of being "basic" has officially started. For some reason anything that comes with the season of Fall is considered "basic". I don't know why drinking Pumpkin flavored coffee while wearing leggings needs it's own label, but hey that's just the type of world we live in. If you've seen me around campus you probably think I'm the most basic bitch you'll ever meet. I wear leggings on the reg and you'll always see me drinking an iced coffee, but I genuinely enjoy both of those things. I don't care if you think I'm basic, I like what I like and I am not going to change that for some stereotype that I apparently fall under. I know lots of others are in the same boat as me and just have a love for "basic" things and I want you to know it's okay to embrace your basicness, especially in its prime season. I thought I'd share my list of my favorite "Basic" things that I actually love.

1. Pumpkin Flavored Anything. It's a really good flavor I'm not sure why you wouldn't like it.

2. UGGs. They are comfy and it gives you an acceptable excuse to wear slippers around in public.

3. Iced Coffee. It just tastes better with ice in it.

4. Grey's Anatomy. This show is amazing and Shonda Rhimes really pulls at your heartstrings.

5. Apple Picking is fun and yeah I'm going to post that cute Instagram with my flannel on picking an apple.

6. Leggings are just better than any other type of pant out there. I feel like I am wearing a hotter version of sweatpants.

7. Victoria's Secret sells some of the best pieces of clothing and pajamas ever. I also enjoy most of their signature scents, like "Pure Seduction" is my shit.

8. Patagonia's are also extremely comfortable and warm and I think they are just a tiny bit more attractive than my ratty sweatshirts.

9. White Converse literally go with everything and make your life just 10x easier.

10. Flannels feel like sweatshirts but look really cute, especially with your leggings and white converse (and probably your Victoria's Secret 'Body by Victoria' bra)

11. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I keep up with the Kardashians all the time, they are entertaining and they take my mind off school and occasionally either Khloe or Kourtney become my spirit animal.

12. Brunch is yummy and everyone should like it. End of story.

13. The Bachelor, Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise. I'll admit I get a little too invested in the relationships from this show, but I really don't care.

14. Owning an iPhone. It's the age of Apple right now, so if you don't own an iPhone, good for you, you're not basic.

15. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show gives me life. All those models SLAY (yes that word is also basic).

16. Pinterest is one of those things that I can spend endless hours on.

17. Fall is just a quality season in my opinion. I love the weather, the colors of the leaves, and all the activities it brings. I also love Halloween and everyone on the Holy Cross campus also loves it. If you don't like it, then don't be fake and go out dressed up on Halloween.

18. Selfies. I love and appreciate a good selfie, and you should too.

19. Gossip Girl. Chuck Bass is a literal god and I would love to be his wife.

20. Snapchat Filters are so entertaining. I love the new deer filter. It's so cute.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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12 Songs That Prove You're A Sucker For The Jonas Brothers

It's been a long, long time.


This past week, the Jonas Brothers released a song and music video starring their wives (and in Joe's case, fiancee), completely shocking fans given the fact that there was pretty much no prior warning. As rumors are running rampant about their getting back together and a possible tour, now seems like a good time to reflect on their past. Specifically, my favorite songs that they've written. And if the rumors are true...I hope to find new favorites soon.

1. "Inseparable"

2. "Australia"

3. "Hold On"

4. "Shelf"

5. "Can't Have You"

6. "Turn Right"

7. "SOS"

8. "Sorry"

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