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    23 Ways To Let Your Inner Basic Bitch Out This Summer

    Because I’m not planning on doing anything for the next 2.5 months that doesn’t involve frozen yogurt or getting sand in my tote bag. #YesThatsAMetaphor #Gross

    1. Gchat your girlfriends on a Thursday afternoon with two words: “Beach. Weekend.” Spend approximately 20 minutes discussing how much you need to lay on the sand and drink a caiprinha, followed by 20 minutes of logistical planning. Leave at 4:00 Friday afternoon and spend 5 hours driving 30 miles, while listening to things like Soul Decision’s “Faded.”

    2. Use the words “lay out” often, and with vigor.

    3. Pack a bag of “summer essentials” that can be pulled out at a moment’s notice for impromptu park sessions. This includes a bikini top to wear with your cutoff jorts, a couple of magazines to make you feel bad about yourself, and some kind of lotion that smells like coconuts.

    4. Stock up on Fiji water, and make sure to never be seen in public without one of those adorable square bottles not in-hand.

    5. Send frequent text messages that just contain the word “FROYO” and 10 ice cream-themed emojis.

    6. Have at least one of those days where you spend 10 consecutive hours in the sun, followed by several strong, summery cocktails, the combination of which sends your body spiraling into “emergency shutdown mode.” Covered with sunburn, dehydrated, and full of booze, you’ll spend the whole night shivering in your bed, rubbing aloe on yourself while everyone else bangs on your door and tells you to come do a shot.

    7. Propose a brunch with the one stipulation that you must sit outside somewhere, which automatically means you’re paying twice as much for food of half the quality, and have to wait at least an hour to get a nice table on the terrace.

    8. Go on a “cleanse” which involves two days of drinking a bunch of gross juices, followed by two days of overeating greasy foods to make up for lost time.

    9. Order something curaçao in it, and spend the first 30 minutes of your drink experience forcing everyone to look at how blue your drink is, and posting Instagrams of your blue drink.

    10. Instagram a picture of your legs looking like hot dogs, and tag it #ThighGapOrHotDogs.

    11. Practice your thigh gap a few times in the mirror, and realize that literally anyone can have a thigh gap if they just thrust their hips far back enough. Feel thoroughly ridiculous that you are practicing a thigh gap in your bathroom mirror.

    12. Listen to “Problem,” “Fancy,” and “Talk Dirty” so many times that your ears begin to bleed when you hear the opening notes to any of these songs.

    13. Spend two hours debating the merits of both crop tops and rompers with a girlfriend, and come to the conclusion that you are a crop top-with-high-waisted-bottoms kinda gal, but not a romper gal, though you can appreciate a good romper on the right girl (though you’re not able to reach an agreement on maxi dresses).

    14. Go to a music festival, and discover that you have an intense love/hate relationship with the girl wearing a flower crown. You resent her, but partially because you want to be her.

    15. Fill your freezer with so many freeze pops that you have no room for anything else. Subsist on upwards of 50 freeze pops a day, until you feel like your kidneys are going to give out.

    16. Drink coconut water straight out of a coconut whilst walking around a place that is not a beach. Just chilling at the urban park, sunglasses on, drinking out of a coconut.

    17. Look on Tumblr/Pinterest for the perfect summer tone-up routine that you only need a chair to be able to do, and spend approximately 12 minutes doing chair-based exercises before deciding that you’re just going to walk around some more to get back into shape.

    18. Ask yourself, in a highly serious way, “Should I dye my hair a pastel color for the summer? This might be the last year I can really do it.”

    19. Wear a strapless dress to go out dancing, which means closing your eyes and doing the #FullSummerMode duck face while pulling up your dress every two minutes.

    20. Declare “I’m just trying to make out tonight” before some sort of rooftop-based party.

    21. Throw a gendered party that mostly serves to let people wear no clothes, such as “Cougars and Cabana Boys” (that one’s mine but y’all can have it for free because I live an open source lifestyle).

    22. Debate buying a bike for all of 10 minutes before realizing that bikes are expensive as shit, and you are not trying to navigate city streets while wearing a sundress, only to arrive at work all sweaty and disoriented.

    23. Start talking about how much you can’t wait for fall (and adorable fall fashions) the first time your thighs stick to an outdoor plastic chair and you have to peel them off without anyone hearing that gross, band-aid ripping sound. TC mark

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    20 Gifts To Get Your Basic B*tch This Christmas

    Are you a basic? I might be. Here are 20 things you can buy your basic bitch this holiday season:

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    1. Nail wraps

    Girls who love bullshit love nail wraps. Definitely look for stuff that features her favorite childhood television stars, mythical creatures and junk food.

    2. Ironic celebrity perfume

    There are so many to choose from—Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry all have new offerings. Your girl will love telling her friend’s she’s wearing Eau De Kim K., LOL!

    3. Binged-out lollipop

    A limited edition Pussy Cat Dolls or Jenner sister-designed couture lollipop is a must have for any basic who loves going over-the-top with her bbs!

    4. Pizza hoodie

    Your honey loves her some pizza! Pepperoni, please! Big pause for all the haters that don’t like to grub down with a lil bit of pizza pie! MMm-hhmmmMmmmm

    5. iTunes gift card

    No Pandora for this happin’ mami! She’ll buy herself all the $1.29 singles that she can.

    6. Hello Kitty everything

    Just because I’m 30 doesn’t mean I don’t want a Hello Kitty toaster! So what if you think we’ll get married in a couple of years and register for some really cool toaster, we can just register for something else—like a Hello Kitty ice cream maker or pup tent.

    7. Jewelry that says shit like “cool”

    I know, $499 is a ton of money to spend on a rose gold nameplate necklace that says “party” but it’s cute as fuck and honestly, I love partying so like, I’ll always wear it. Maybe not every day but c’mon.

    8. New Uggs

    Let’s face it: They’re fucking comfortable. And you know what? I think people are getting used to them. It’s like, a known thing that girls are colder than guys and that sometimes you have to wear ugly boots because it’s like, a nature thing. Okay?

    9. A Gap Gift Card

    Their tees are so good. Don’t hate.

    10. Yankee Candles

    The Cake Batter smells so realistic and Christmas Eve reminds everyone of Gram-Gram’s, right?

    11. Converse sneakers

    You know, I just like Converse. They’re just classic, you know? I have Nikes for running or whatever, but Converse is just like, day to day. I have like, three pairs.

    12. iPhone 6 case

    You know my step dad is getting me one, so totally grab me something that has like, an ironic cat or a pizza or something else on it. Maybe something covered in crystals or furry.

    13. DVD set of Dawson’s Creek

    OMG, remember the Creek, girl?

    14. DVD set of Felicity

    Felicity was kind of weird and possibly autistic now that you look back at it, right, girl?

    15. Sephora gift card

    Thanks girl, we’ll use this for some sparkly eyeliner we’d “never normally get.”

    16. Subscription to Audible.com

    This is perfect. I’ve been meaning to catch up on titles by my favorite authors Tori Spelling, Amy Poehler, Dan Savage and Brandi Glanville.

    17. Bath salts

    You know I’ve been really into meditation lately and just like, staying conscious in general and bath salts just really aid in that re: my time in the bath and I prefer that you stick to something more floral than musky, thank you.

    18. Sprinkles fucking cupcakes!

    OMG, hon! A half dozen banana, half dozen red velvs? Babe, you should have! Thank you!

    19. Chic earrings

    Thank you so much—growing out last year’s bob has been hell and these ear cuffs are providing a much-needed distraction during this painful in-between period.

    20. Bath and Body Works Lotion

    But on the DL? The Sweet Pea and Warm Vanilla Sugar smell good as hell. TC mark

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    Read This Before You Call Me A ‘Basic Bitch’

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    Bayan Al-sadhan

    Picture this, a young woman walking the streets of Boston wearing a fashionable Patagonia vest, designer jeans, Bean boots, all while holding the notorious red Starbucks cup.

    Hook, line, and sinker, I know what you’re thinking, we’ve got ourselves a real live BASIC BITCH. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen my fair share of basic bitches, and I’ll be the first to call someone on their bullshit, but let’s talk this one out.

    This young woman happens to be a millennial; someone who accounts for 1/3 of all retail sales annually. That’s no small chunk of change; so let me explain further, she is part of the overwhelming 86% of the millennial population that expects companies to do more in terms of being socially responsible. According to Cone Communications 2015 Millennial CSR report, she’s willing to pay more for products produced by socially responsible companies and is even willing to take a pay cut if it means working for a company committed to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. So do you still think she’s basic? Let’s dive a bit deeper.

    First up is Patagonia, who by the way was a green company before being green was “cool.”

    Here are just a few of their contributions to bettering our basic world.
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    1. Patagonia is well known for their Worn Wear program. Patagonia has a repair facility responsible for over 400,000 repairs a year while their retail staff is trained to handle simple repairs.
    2. They have also published over 40 tutorials on how to repair Patagonia clothing to help their customers keep their clothing in use longer.
    3. They have a transparent Supply Chain to help reduce social and environmental impacts of their products.
    4. Patagonia is committed to the Corporate Responsibility initiatives, which ensures products are produced in fair, legal, safe and humane working conditions.
    5. Patagonia gives 1% of their sales to support environmental organizations around the world. Which totals over 100 million in cash, to date.
    6. Patagonia employees live and breathe their companies mission and values on a daily basis and are integral in creating positive change.
    7. Collectively, this year, they have completed over 10,424 hours of volunteering, might I add they were still paid for a full days work while doing so. Patagonia is BASICally amazing, just saying.

    L.L. Bean

    1. All of L.L. Bean’s buildings are structured in accordance with LEED (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, but I’m sure all of you non-basics out there already knew that…)
    2. L.L. Bean stresses that their employees adopt environmentally friendly commuting be it public transportation or car-pooling.
    3. They recycle more than 83% of their waste and donate extra office supplies and equipment to local schools.
    4. L.L. Bean is committed to sustainable forestry initiatives, recycling, energy conservation, greenhouse gas measurement and reduction, alternative fuel use, green building practices, sustainable products and packaging reduction.
    5. They even offer a lifetime guarantee on their products.
    6. That’s worth the additional cost in itself, but if you’re still not convinced think of all the non-profits, environmental groups, and initiatives you are helping fund & support with your purchases.

    Starbucks

    1. Starbucks has surpassed their goal of 500 LEED Certified Stores.
    2. Starbucks is committed to Ethical Sourcing.
      “We’re committed to responsibility in our merchandise, furniture, and the other items found in our stores. We work with suppliers who share our commitment and adhere to the strong standards we’ve set.”
    3. They are committed to helping the community and create opportunities for the youth, partner with non-profits, and Starbucks foundations support programs that help youth and origin communities.
    4. They committed to hiring 10,000 veterans by 2018.
    5. Starbucks has one of the most talked about perks their College Achievement Plan.
    6. This program which gives eligible part and full-time employees to finish a bachelor’s degree with full tuition reimbursement.
    7. Starbucks also heavily promotes reusable cups, purchases energy credits, uses recyclable packaging, conserve water, & the list goes on and on, but I think you’re starting to get the idea.

    solidLineNow don’t get me wrong, we still have a few BASIC girls out there that do it for the “insta”, or the image or whatever you want to call it. But there are a lot of people, especially Millennials, who are actually very intentional and conscientious with their purchases.

    These are people who know they can make a difference, however large or small. They’re committed to creating a positive impact. So let’s stop pigeon holing this demographic and start recognizing and applauding their efforts for being part of the solution instead of the problem.

    So to all my fellow basic bitches out there, we’re actually not so “basic” after all. TC mark

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