OOTD: Monochrome basics.



Everyone needs those basics in their closet. Like White tees, black tees, plain tanks, etc. And this tee is perfect as a great basic. And you will never ever guess where I got it! I will wait….

Nope not H&M, good guess though. Walmart, guys, Walmart. Yeah, I got this basic white tee from Walmart. And what is even more staggering is how little it cost me. Ready for this, you may need to sit for this…. $2.87. YES, $2 freaking dollars and eighty seven cents. WHAT?! Why? How? Walmart is how. And while I do not buy a lot of clothing from there, I do think these basics are great and affordable.

OOTD monochrome basics

  • Why is this such big deal? I have a messy bouncy little. He loves to paint, he loves to draw, he loves to be dirty, and he loves to wipe his hands on MOM. The last thing I want to do is have him wipe his hands on an expensive basic like this. I can get why some pay $60+ on a plain….white…tee shirt. For me right now I will stick with my cheapies when it comes to the basic plain tees.But my silly butt will pay some for a great graphic tee, but a basic? Not sure why my loci is weird. To each their own I guess. To each their own. 

But, for me, I like this, because if my little gets it dirty I wont cry over it. If I spill coffee on it I wont yell at myself over it. I will try to get the stain out and then if not *toss and dump* or cut up for cleaning rags. Reuse and recycle, right?

OH and PS, ladies, if your man has socks that are OLD as dirt and holey cut them up and make rags…..I do that(after washing them of course)

What is it with men and holding on to holey socks and underwear? Really?

OK so I got off topic.

The tee comes in several colors. I got black and white. I will probably get more and P.S. These Junior shirts run way hella small, this is a MEDIUM. SO go up a size or two..I did.



SO, this particular outfit I decided to wear the tee with my black faux leggings and a chunky statement necklace. I pulled out the Justfab bag and heels as well as the H&M bomber. For an exceptional monochrome ootd.


monochrome basics

This is an outfit that can be worn day and night. So if you have to be somewhere at night no worries, just add nothing and go.

OOTD white and black


Monochrome outfit

OOTD blog

I took my little with me who didn’t want to be bothered with pictures so he played with his car next to the tripod.

mom and son ootd

This was the best I got.

The thing about shooting pictures of yourself, by yourself is that people tend to stare, which you do get used to it. And when it isn’t busy you take pictures and that is when all the people magically appear as if they are NPC in a video game and just appear. Like WTH, you weren’t here a second ago.

ootd styling a white tee

styling a white tee

Steal my style

Shirt: Walmart

Pants: H&M

JAcket: HM

BAg: Justfab c/o

Shoes: Justfab c/o

Necklace: ZAFUL c/o

Sunnies Zaful c/o

lipstick TARTE liquid lippie.



The Fashionista Momma



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  • Laura March 17, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Walmart has such great priced basics! And you are right, if something happens, no big deal! I love getting tights there too! They are only like $5! And when I want to make my daughter a holiday shirt, I get one from Walmart to decorate!

    • Stephanie March 17, 2017 at 10:01 PM

      They really do! And if it gets coffee on it I don’t panic, because I am a huge klutz.

  • Gabrielle March 18, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Fabulous monochrome look on you and I love the statement necklace!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 18, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    That necklace seriously makes this whole outfit for me. Simple basics are great, especially for busy moms… I think as long as they are crisp and worn with a cute jacket (like yours) or statement necklace, you’ll get more WOW out of them. 🙂 And, you amaze me with taking all your own pics with a tripod AND kid!!


    • Stephanie March 18, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      I agree! It adds so much to the outfit. Almost necessary right? yup, gotta do what you got to do. I love taking him with me. He is my partner in crime. 🙂

  • wendee March 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    gorgeous in black and white


    • Stephanie March 18, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      Thank you wendee!!!

  • Megan March 23, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    I love the necklace. Thank you for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Stephanie March 24, 2017 at 9:25 PM

      Thank you so much Megan

  • yuka March 24, 2017 at 3:59 AM

    black and white and looking soooo chic babe!


    • Stephanie March 24, 2017 at 9:25 PM

      Thanks Yuka!!! 🙂 Love my monochrome outfits


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