Haul | Basic-ally

Friday, 29 May 2015


I learnt my lesson from my last shopping spree. There is a time to be frugal, and a time to shop. If you may never go to a nice store for another year, then perhaps you should splurge a bit more for those cute shoes and form-fitting jeans.

With that in mind, I'm incredible happy with the pieces I got from Uniqlo and H&M. A month ago, I made a Weekend Wishlist here detailing the many basics I lacked. Focusing on what you need, rather than what you want, is the easiest way to spend your money wisely.

So here are the basic staples I got in Singapore!



Black Tee | Uniqlo | A versatile piece. Made from Uniqlo's new Suprima Cotton, it's so airy and stretchy. It's a comfortable fit and the most basic piece I now own. This piece will start the revolution of blacks and greys in my closet.

Batman vs Catwoman | Uniqlo | Catwoman would win. Hands down. I'm a huge comic book fan, but I don't have a lot of comic memorabilia. This is the only graphic shirt I have right now, but I don't intend it to be the last.

Denim Shirt | H&M | Do you know what's the best part about this shirt? It has clip-on buttons! I didn't realize it until after I bought it, but I didn't mind. It makes it easier to pretend to be Superman. I wore it last week's outfit post on Double Denim here.

Ballet Flats | H&M | I don't have nude shoes, so I picked up these delightful flats for $20. They are simple, and such a great item to have. But I worry that since it's suede, it will be easy to muck up and hard to clean up.

Round Sunglasses | H&M | Self-explanatory. I wanted an easy way to look both fashionable and alien. And round glasses seemed to work for everyone, making you look automatically cool while hiding your sad, dead eyes. 

Biker Jacket | H&M | This was god sent from Fashion Heaven. Light shown down and a choir sang when I found this through seemingly endless piles of floral tees and white hangers. A faux leather jacket was going to cost me but at $80, it was a steal!

In hindsight, It's not a huge haul. This is the first time I've ever spent so much on clothes in one day. I intend to be on a spending ban in the coming months even if I still scroll through online stores and stare into the void. 

So what basic staples do you think you're lacking? These are mine but what are yours? I'd love to know!

116 comments

  1. I love your leather jacket! They are a wardrobe must have!
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  2. Loved all the pieces you got! Those round sunglasses though; I need a pair in my life!

    May x • http://themayden.blogspot.com

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  3. Great picks hun! I love the batman shirt and the leather jacket!! You are gonna look so badass!

    Jenan
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  4. What great picks! Thanks for sharing:)

    xx
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    1. Great essentials, Catwoman or should I say Superman! Haha! These are very versatile, Bash! They were all worth it, dear!! My essentials would be: a black blazer, denim, a leather jacket, black & white shirts and sunnies! ;-) Understand your joy for that leather jacket, it's superb!

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  6. I want that jacket! haha nice haul!
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  7. i need that jacket lol :) x x

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  8. I really like those sunglasses an the denim shirt :) Great haul!

    RedLip&Love

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  9. Love the jacket and sunnies!! All items are so chic~~ xoxo

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  10. Loving the jacket and sunglasses. All of this looks so comfy and right up my alley!

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  11. Lovely items you got there! I would totally steal that jacket if I got access to your closet haha! Lovely post!
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  12. Love these jacket and sunnies. xx

    Nina
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  13. Great leather jacket *_* It's perfect and cool :) Love the batman /catwoman shirt too :) *_* So cool and edgy! have a nice weekend dear :) xo

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  14. What a great haul, love your moto jacket! :) xo~ Lena
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  15. I've been doing the same thing- really trying to load up on staples. Right now I think I'm lacking white tees, oxfords and a good pair of black pants. May have to do some shopping soon!

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  16. LOV the Batman vs. Catwoman tee! And yeah, Catwoman would definitely win!! The staple I'm missing is a nice spring/ summer coat. I still haven't found one I like, and in the UK we get random cooler days, even in summer, so I like to be prepared :)

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  17. You can never go wrong with a leather coat, we have so many and it is our go to piece for sure! :) Lovely haul x

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  18. I'm loving those flats & that awesome biker jacket! I did a little bit too much shopping last weekend, so I won't be doing much shopping for awhile. However, my RocksBox comes in next week, and I'm hoping I'll find a piece in there that I like enough to purchase. Happy Friday, Bash!

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  19. Lovely basics. The flats are so cute! X
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  20. That Batman Tee is so cute
    xo
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  21. These look like really nice items. I like the black biker jacket a lot! Can't wait to see how you style all of these things together:) Have a lovely weekend beautiful lady:)

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  22. Really nice haul ! Thank you for sharing :)

    Gaby
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  23. I have been looking for a good jacket, this looks like a nice pick! I'll have to check it out and I can't wait to see your photos wearing these items!

    xo.
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  24. You picked out some great pieces! :)

    I've been loving wearing some jeans and a normal t-shirt and pairing it with a vintage looking watch or a necklace! :)

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    Xoxo Jessy

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  25. Loving the title of this post! Such cute basics for the "ally" type. I really love the round sunglasses. I just bought a pair of cat eye ones today!
    Brooke | brookewrote

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  26. I'm lacking aaaallll the staples lol I recently picked up some stuff from H&M though, I might have to go back to get my hands on a leather jacket. And to pick myself up a Superman shirt ;) x

    Ornella || euhnella

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  27. That biker jacket is fab! I'm a huge fan of comic prints, I used to have a massive collection but I don't really wear them much anymore :( Also, round sunglasses are like, fail safe. I have four pairs at the moment and I want more hahaha!

    Amanda Jayne / beauty, style + everything else

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  28. Love your shoes and the biker jacket! You got some really great bits here. Gorgeous glasses too! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  29. Your sunglasses look the coolest!!

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  30. great pics Honey :) and the t-shirt batman vs catwoman is great! :)
    greetings! :)
    Vivi:)

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  31. I love that jacket, such a great piece to have! Everything you picked is so cute! That denim shirt is probably my favorite. Lovely haul!
    xo Kiki
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  32. Such lovely things! I love the leather jacket so much, I love a good leather jacket, and your one has that lovely texture detailing!

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  33. I love the round glasses and the graphic tee looks really cute :)

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  34. Cool haul! I am always lacking these kind of basic black or white tops to wear under sweaters or blouses. I am very stingy with spending money on basic items...even though you need them in your closet to style cool outfits ;)

    x Stefanie
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  35. This jacket seems great! Nice haul ;)
    Trend-Mae

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  36. How many nice stuff **

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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  37. Awesome finds!

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  38. Wow, I'm loving those sunglasses and biker jacket. I'm in desperate need of one myself - a leather jacket and basic tees are a must have!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  39. Great post! Love your Blog :)
    Hope you will visit me too.
    Greetings from Pakistan.
    xx

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  40. Hi lovely, great items, I love that leather jacket, my must have are a black blazer, white shirts (like hundred of them) and some black brogues, Have a great weekend.xx
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  41. ooh great staples! I don't think I could pull off a leather jacket though haha. Those nude flats are so cute! Would match well with a ton of things.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  42. I saw this BATMAN top again today which makes me want to have it! Love your haul!
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  43. Loving the simplicity of the shoes! I'll definitely add it to my to-buy list the next time i'm in H&M xx

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  44. Love the items you got :) especially the shirts :)

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  45. Yay! You got a leather jacket, I remember your comment of you wanting get one.
    You got so cool pieces, love your style <3 Kisses from Hungary xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

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  46. Love all the pieces you got, the leather jacket is my favorite! Great post! :)

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  47. The denim shirt is a long overdue on my wishlist but now I need to go to h&m and once more check it for a shirt like this - you found one, so I can too ;)
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  48. nice haul, I really like that jacket!

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  49. Your style is really, really cool. I'd buy every single item you've bought haha. I think a nice leather jacket is always a nice investment!


    xx Naomi in Wonderland

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  50. That's such a good tactic for smart shopping! I tried browsing stores online before heading over to the actual store for shopping so that I'd have an idea of what I wanted and not waste time (and imminently money), but for some reason I find it really difficult to navigate shops online! Anyways, Uniqlo and H&M are my favorite shops for basics :) I kind of want to get rid of my whole closet and just buy a bunch of tees in various shades from white to black, and also olive green, burgundy, navy blue, and mustard :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  51. I agree it is wiser to focus on what we need and to avoid impulse buys that we shall regret later.
    I really like everything you have bought, especially that cat woman vs. batman tee! it's so cute.
    Those white flats and biker jacket are great purchases as well...we all need basic pieces like that in our closets.

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  52. I'm just in love with the Batman shirt, so cute!!

    Kiss.

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  53. I love your leather jacket.
    It's nice to pair in everything
    XO

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  54. You bought amazing basic items and I'm sure that spending maybe little more money than usually on clothes was good decision, it was worth to buy them all :)

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  55. I really like the leather jacket and the round glasses!

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  56. Love that leather jacket! I always struggle to find one that fits me well, good thing you found it on sale too!
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  57. I love graphic tees and really need to add more to my wardrobe! I'm looking for a sleeveless jacket at the moment :)

    Pop over to my blog :)

    Sarah
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  58. That Batman shirt though!!!! Kind of reminds me of the whole band-tee vibes :) Really enjoyed reading your last post as well!

    Alina

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  59. I'm constantly trying to buy more of what I need versus want, but it's such a struggle. I find the needs aren't as fun to shop for. Such is life, smh.

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  60. You have a great eye Bash, love literally everything you have here, especially the Batman Vs Catwoman top.

    Meme xx

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  61. So nice garments, I love so much the clio-on shirts too

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  62. That leather jacket is amazing!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  63. lovely post :)

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  64. SO many great finds!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  65. I love your ballet flats. I agree, there are times where it is necessary to spend on good buys. :)

    xoxo
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  66. You picked some awesome ensemble. I love everything! :)
    Thanks for passing through my blog and have a blessed week ahead.

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  67. All such great pieces and will work with everything! I really love the batman v catwoman shirt, so fun! And I completely agree about spending the money on good buys, quality triumphs over quantity! x

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  68. These gorgeous picks are all so perf! Absolutely love your slogan tee, so rad! And your jacket and sunglasses are such slick additions to your wardrobe too. A heavenly haul ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  69. Great photos!! as a big comic book fan, I love that comic t-shirt! really cool!!
    have a wonderful week! xx, Natali

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  70. Great pieces! I especially love the jacket!

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  71. I've been doing a lot of that myself lately. Rather than throwing caution to the wind and buying all the things (whilst depleting my bank account), I've stepped back and really thought about purchases. Especially what I actually need since I have a habit to buy everything but that very thing. It was hard the first few times but its become much easier now and I'm kinda enjoying it too.

    Sxx
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  72. Love your haul...that jacket is gorgeous!!! X

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  73. Great buy! I like all of these things)))

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ❤
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  74. Great buy, I love the sun glasses!!

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  75. love the leather jacket!!!giulia
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  76. I love haul posts! Really like the look of the denim shirt :)
    Rosanna x
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  77. Love the biker jacket!
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  78. The leather jacket is a dream!!

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  79. That Batman top is cool!

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  80. Great purchases!

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  81. Lovely picks ! x

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  82. oh wow, great products :) Looks really great :)

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  83. Great basic picks. Love the jacket.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  84. Great purchases!!! Love especially the leather jacket and ballet flats! :D
    xxx
    S
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  85. beautiful purchases!! I love the balck jacket!
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  86. Love the jacket and the sunnies! I feel like I need a pair of black booties that are comfy, but still look good dressed up or down for my wardrobe. Still on the hunt for those!

    She Likes to Shop

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  87. I loved everything! xo
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  88. Love the t-shirts and the jacket :3

    Ana ♥
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  89. Love the staples you picked up, can;t wait to see how your pair them.

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  90. love the batman top !

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  91. the denim shirt and well, heheh the batman shirt!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  92. That leather jacket is lovely! That's a really great haul!

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  93. amazing jacket!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  94. that black T-shirt looks amazing and super comfy! I have similar ballet flats but they are so uncomfortable :(

    shopping well done!

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  95. What great pieces to add to your wardrobe! Love the leather jacket especially! Can't wait to see how you style them!

    be the plebeian

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  96. Two of my favorite stores! Great finds!

    Tina
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  97. Hi lovely, Just want to wish a great week! xx
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  98. I wonder how it's like to splurge in Singapore. Cool picks :D

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  99. I love that denim top you bought! <33 Great haul :)

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  100. I LOVE the bits you picked up in H&M, especially the round glasses - I have a pair from Topshop, they're soooo cool!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  101. Oooh I'm yet to buy something from Uniqlo but I keep meaning to go in and have a proper look! You definitely got some gems there ;-)

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  102. Oooh everything looks gorgeous especially that jacket - it's perfect for the day and evening as you can dress it up or down! Love it :)

    Layla xx

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  103. Kimberly Myers5 June 2015 at 04:55

    Those are totally awesome! I love everything about it.

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  104. This makes me want to go shopping soon! ♥ I like your jacket, sunglasses, shoes, and your black shirt! I've always been more into simple clothing that's why I tend to wear shirts, preferably plain ones. Hehe. xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

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