The North Shore’s guide to being basic

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that’s what basic chicks are made of. It’s (technically) fall ya’ll, but you wouldn’t know it with this Indian summer and the sweltering 90 degree days. With that said, you may have some time to get your basic uniform together, from treats to decor. Want a really good PSL with REAL pumpkin and REAL whipped cream? Don’t fret, I got you.


B’s Sweet Bites


So, about that pumpkin spice latte. If you want a truly delicious latte made with fresh ingredients and none of the nasty chemicals that some other coffee places serve, head to B’s Sweet Bites. Saddle up to one of their cozy booths for a treat (that is, if the real whipped cream isn’t enough), and grab one of their sweet bites like the pecan tart, giant cinnamon rolls or a mini pie.


1641 Oakton Place, Des Plaines


Stella 315


Need to update your basic uniform with the latest fall fashion trends? Look no further than Stella 315 for your cozy, chunky sweaters, cashmere scarves and booties. Need some inspo? Their Facebook and Insta pages have you covered.


1911 Tower Drive, Glenview


Waxman Candles


Ever wonder what an Indian summer smells like? Well, I’m about to find out because I just ordered the Autumn Votive box set with more than 12 signature scents that just scream fall. So light it up!


3044 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago


Vintage Nest


You’ve got your outfit, your treats and the lingering scent of harvest moon fired up in your living room, now you just need some décor to tie it all together. For unique and creative accoutrements, visit Vintage Nest and your home will feel like the set of Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving special.


1891 Tower Drive, Glenview


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