Wednesday, January 28, 2015


How gorgeous is this fur hat?
I love how it covers my ears and it's so warm and soft.
Such a great winter statement accessory!
Since the hat is brownish, I opted for this olive color sweater.
Comfy and practical, really nice for the nippy weather we are having now.

Fur hat // Urban Outfitters
Sweater // Forever21

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Hi, Guys.
It looks like Sports Luxe trend is definitely in for the rest of this year.
Well, it's easy wear the trend in warmer weather.
But has any of you wondered how do you pull it off in this ice weather?

That's why I created this Winter Time Sports Luxe Guide collage.
I chose this Yankees beanie from the baseball hats on fanatics.
simply I thought I could use something that would keep me warm
and NY is where I am now! :)
And I went for this gorgeous deep V neck sweater 
and the bra top as a nice detail.
One of my winter staples is fax leather pants/leggings.
They are warm, go along with anything and make you look chic!
For shoes, I would wear these Vans for Jcrew high tops.
To finish the look, I have chosen an oversized leather jacket.

I think you don't have to make it all sporty and give up your favorite pieces for the trend.
You can mix it up with a few sporty accessories like the collage I made.

Thanks for reading.
Stay warm!

Shop the look:
Beanie // Fanatics
Coat // Acne
Bra Top // One Teaspoon
Sweater // Rag&Bone
Faux Leather Pants // Zara
Sneakers // Jcrew x Vans

Friday, January 16, 2015


Oversized sweater is one of the basics for winter time for me.
This one that I am wearing is in oatmeal which is a nice neutral color
and it's long enough to cover my bum!
I love wearing long sweaters and leggings underneath :)
It was so cold in New York I had to steal my fiancé's huge blanket scarf.

Sweater // Zara 
Faux-leather pants // Express
Boots // Zara
Bag // Rebecca Minkoff

Monday, January 12, 2015


I have so many black clothes and accessories 
and I am not the only one, right?
I got this furry jacket in white color to brighten up my winter look.
It's been keep me so cozy and warm, I love it!

Stripe T-shirt // Zara
Lacy Sleeveless // H&M 
Disco Pants // H&M
Boots // Zara
Bag // Mulberry
Nails // Essie - Find Me an Oasis

Friday, January 9, 2015


My blog's name and address have been changed to "Personally Basic"
just because I think it describes myself better :)
I will be renewing the layout and everything with the new name over this weekend.
I am loving the new logo that I came up with tho!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Happy New Year everyone!
I finally decided to come back to blogging world after a long long break.
It took me quite a lot of thinking and courage..but I am happy to be here writing again!
Here are my New Year's Resolutions.

1.Be Fitter.

I used to work out at least 5 times a week. I would simply exercise at the gym, swim or even go hiking.With the new career and settling in another country, it has been pretty hard for me to go to gym regularly in the past year during the weekday. 
I'm going to start getting up a little bit earlier and working out at home.I've been trying numerous different green smoothies for the past year, and I learned that what you eat is truly what you are! My favorite combination for green smoothie is pineapple + carrot + ginger + baby spanich + coconut water + Honey:) So this year I will be working on some healthy recipes, too. 
Oh last but not least, I am going to intentionally drink more water and stay hydrated.I don't feel thirsty easily and I also drink a lot of coffee and tea.As a result, I get dehydrated without even knowing. 

2.Stay Inspired.

This was the biggest issue for me in 2014.I got myself stressed out over writing & posting, and kinda lost the interest on blogging. If you are a blogger, you would understand what I'm talking about and how I felt during that time.
As one of a few solutions, I am going to read more in 2015. There's a saying "Reading books is like dreaming with eyes open" and I totally agree. I literally have a list that I want to read, and I am going to read at least one book every two weeks. 
I think sharing inspirations here on my blog will help me remind myself where I get inspirations from. This way, I can stay inspired while I inspire others too!

3.Explore More.

I really hope I would be able to see more of the world and I will try my best to make it happen! 
This also means that I will be going out of my comfort zone and trying new things. 
It could be new places, new dishes and new brands that I've never tried before.

4.Be Organized.

I've moved into a new house not too long ago. Until just recently, I still had boxes and bags of stuff around me, and I had an excuse to kinda put things everywhere.I now realized how much effort and time consuming it was to clean up the mess I made all at once. It's just a lot easier if I get tidy tidy every day.
I also started donating clothes that I don't wear anymore to H&M.You can bring your old clothes, bed sheets and any fabric to one of the H&M store near you, they recycle them and give you 15% discount coupons. More about it here.
On another note, I sell my clothes, accessories and bags on Depop, which is a mobile app. 
I think It's a great way to offer people some of my old cool stuff. If you are interested, you can find me @vickykimthekorean on Depop.

Do you have any New Year's Resolution?