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Idgi I had that watch in black and white (recently gave it away)
Am I being called a basic bitch?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

i think this is a thread about basics, meant in a good way. but i hope it can also be a safe space for sharing our basic bitchiness. that watch is great but i need a chrono :(, so like a REAL basic bitch i have a $35 matte black ironman.

lord of the ting tings (map), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

I can’t get past how much Swatches cost now

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

$65? That’s not a ton of money. Times watches are $30

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:13 (two weeks ago) link

Sorry timex

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah but they used to cost $35

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:21 (two weeks ago) link

Like 30 years ago?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

I don’t think $65 is a ton to spend in 2021 for a watch that is reliable and actually much less basic-looking than your average Target option, which usually costs $30-50.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

i think with inflation, swatch watches have actually gone down in price? ... I hate wearing stuff on my wrists and jewelry in general (as in I hate wearing it, not that I hate it categorically), so idk

but on thread topic -- are betabrand pants all that? I do not own any, but I keep getting ads that make them seem appealing?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:12 (two weeks ago) link

i did have a swatch watch about 35 years ago though -- and a pair of acid washed guess jeans -- yes it was junior high and no, I don't have pictures

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:14 (two weeks ago) link

yeah sorry i meant this as a celebration!

swatch seems pretty cheap for what you get imo

actually this watch is maybe not quite normcore enough for 'true' basic bitch?? i posted this mainly because it immediately made me think of these sorts of tops - https://global.llbean.com/shop/Womens-French-Sailors-Shirt-Three-Quarter-Sleeve-Boatneck-Multi-Stripe/116832.html

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

Lol I’ve got one of those too, still in perfect shape since 1991 or so! I can’t get rid of it.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:38 (two weeks ago) link

my original first and only swatch was a present from my parents. my mom worried that the glow in the dark hands would irradiate my body:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/2135/8893/products/Cosmic_Encounter_2_1200x1200.jpg?v=1565418463

i traded it for a batman t-shirt. what a terrible trade!! anyway i haven't worn a watch since college and i was thinking i'd get one, something not too expensive, and i kept coming back to swatch watches. i've come back to a lot of stuff from the 80s and 90s that used to feel really exotic and european to me and now they're... old-school?? basic?

i got this one in the end, probably the closest to a timex that swatch make lol

https://joyerialago.com/10074-large_default/reloj-swatch-sigan-so28n101.jpg

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

my son is a pretty classic basic bitch. these are his sweats, this is his look:

https://mosai✧✧✧.z✧✧✧.net/vgs/media/pdp-gallery/N1/24/2E/0E/JQ/11/N1242E0EJ-✧✧✧@1✧.j✧✧

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

I am a basic bitch who loves everything in rose gold/millennial pink, and I love that sweet IG home decor aesthetic of white walls & a rustic kilim rug. Not even sorry. My house is dope (currently messy).

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:56 (two weeks ago) link

lollbean -- I recently got a nightgown from there -- long sleeves, supima cotton -- they carry plus sizes and have clothing made from natural fibers

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:12 (two weeks ago) link

relatedly -- a semiotic question: is basic bitch size inclusive, or is part of the symbolism that no fat chicks are allowed?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

Hell no basic bitch is whatever you want it to be.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:15 (two weeks ago) link

there are definitely plenty of basic bitch garments made for large women, and the floofy boots ... still can't do the floofy boots, even though 11 months of covidism has, shall we say, shifted my aesthetics somewhat

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:18 (two weeks ago) link

Tracer, is your child...A Jock?

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:25 (two weeks ago) link

i think he might be, you know

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:54 (two weeks ago) link

swatch is the only watch ive ever worn, for one year in 7th grade, black with turquoise details, received as a gift from my grandparents

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 16:48 (two weeks ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

some of the home decor items at Target are actually quite nice --> basic bitch?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

yes and yes

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

live, laugh, love

maybe a nice big sign in my home that says HOME

boxedjoy, Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:43 (two weeks ago) link

kind of want a 'well-behaved women seldom make history' fridge magnet

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EueWtSvXMAAp2KB?format=jpg&name=large

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

Bright purple color makes you Prince IIRC

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:26 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

basic bitch style has to have 'bitch' as well as 'basic' in it. if you were rotating through five pair of heavily pre-washed citizens of humanity jeans and your flannels were all idk volcom or something then you would be in basic bitch land.

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

target is like the capital of basic bitch territory, nordstrom rack is a sophisticated coastal city.

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:54 (two weeks ago) link

classic basic bitch

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Euh5b5vXMAQi3MX?format=jpg&name=large

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

some of the home decor items at Target are actually quite nice --> basic bitch?

― sarahell, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:27 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

So completely true. Also, when I'm outside of NYC Target is actually one of the chic-est places to get stylish things, more than GAP or Walmart or whatever. Target's women's work wear line is actually GREAT, their table linens and dishes are seasonal and great, and they sell my favorite sheets too.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:26 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

as a Minnesotan I've worn this outfit for probably 70% of my life

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

Also, when I'm outside of NYC Target is actually one of the chic-est places to get stylish things

they had some cute art deco-y bathroom accessories when I went a month ago.

sarahell, Friday, 19 February 2021 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

Target is cool. The menswear isn’t as extensive as the women’s clothing offerings, but even a man could look put together with the right target items. Not the one in Lincoln Center though—that Target is like a mini target and I couldn’t even find good athletic shorts there last time I went.

treeship., Friday, 19 February 2021 02:31 (two weeks ago) link

I've been window-shopping at Saks Off Fifth for the last several weeks, coveting items that have no relevance to my current way of life. Basic bitch, or dangerously hubistric?

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Friday, 19 February 2021 03:04 (two weeks ago) link

as a Minnesotan I've worn this outfit for probably 70% of my life

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:44 PM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

basic bemidji

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 19 February 2021 04:15 (two weeks ago) link

xp j.lu -- depends on the items!! due to covid there have been so many good deals on cocktail dresses and fancy women's clothing -- and some of them do qualify as "basic bitch" but some are very much not ... thredUp got a bunch of stuff from rent the runway that are like, $300 - $800 dresses selling for like $50 or less ... there are some things in my size. I don't even look at the straight sizes tho. I'm not gonna peer wistfully over that fence to the luxurious green grass of all the cute inexpensive things made for thin people.

sarahell, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:54 (two weeks ago) link

February = Basic Bernie

... (Eazy), Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:24 (one week ago) link


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