Basic Tees: Anything But Basic!

We are OBSESSED with basic tees right now! Nothing beats a perfect staple piece, right?? Every woman needs staples in her wardrobe she can always rely on to fit well no matter how many times it’s washed, to be soft, and to be not only versatile enough to be worn with or under anything, but also a beautiful blank canvas on its own.

We LOVE the basic tees from Fifteen Twenty because they come in so many different styles–V-necks, scoop-necks, ribbed, smooth, long-sleeve, short-sleeve, cold-shoulder, poncho style and with various hems…they’re just about the most versatile tees ever! They are made from beautiful high-quality fabric, so they wash beautifully and always keep their shape. And did we mention how SOFT they are?? You won’t want to take them off!

Groceries Apparel is a new eco-conscious tee-shirt line that we found the perfect fitted tee AND they have so many other great styles to choose from.  They are handmade with love, light and good vibes in California with organic materials that aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or GMO’s. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers and US as consumers and our entire wildlife eco-systems.   We just received the basic crew and basic V-neck tees in 4 colors and a tank, but have other styles coming in soon!

Groceries Apparel tees are made with Love!


We love throwing a basic Fifteen Twenty or Groceries Apparel tee under anything and everything–vests, jackets, button-ups…even sleeveless dresses that you’re dying to wear but usually have to save for warm weather! As much as we like to use these basic tees as layering pieces, we also LOVE to wear them by themselves and get creative with the blank canvas! Pair a basic tee with distressed skinny jeans and funky jewelry for a laid-back, casual-chic look! Or pull out that denim skirt and a pair of wedges for a fun Summertime look. Be daring and pair a basic tee with pants that have a bright, bold pattern. The possibilities really are endless!

Basic tees are the unsung heroes of our wardrobes–they do not need the spotlight, but are much better at letting other pieces shine in a way that they perhaps could not have done without the perfect layering piece. Or perhaps that bold, colorful necklace would not sparkle quite as brightly if it were not up against a basic and solid–but no less beautiful–backdrop. As they say, sometimes we have to “get back to the basics” to build a solid foundation, and basic tees are the perfect way to build your wardrobe and spark creativity! So…basic tees are really anything but basic–just like your story. We hope that we’ve inspired you to “get back to the basics” and get creative!


Inspire Me!

PS!! Velvet Tees will be arriving back at Inspire Me in July too!!!

written by Kelsea King and model Brittany Krugh


Grace & Lace


Do you ever wish you had a little extra length at the bottom of a top or a dress like we sometimes do?  Well, we now have the perfect product for you! Grace & Lace products are fabulous and beautiful but this company has a little something else: a truly humbling and inspiring story.

Owner Melissa had always loved sewing and was brought up with DIY roots, and this craftiness and can-do attitude grew with her into adulthood. In the spring of 2010, she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a little bundle of joy. At five months pregnant, she found out that her precious baby girl was trying to come early. Melissa was put on strict bedrest in the hospital. Not even allowed to sit up, this DIY mom decided that she had to do something with her hands! Melissa began knitting a blanket for her little girl.

Sadly, after two weeks the doctors could no longer stop the labor. Melissa’s little girl was born, but was almost immediately called back home to Heaven.

But Melissa found that she had rekindled her love of sewing through knitting her little girl’s blanket, so she began knitting boot socks. Having received an endless stream of compliments, Melissa decided to put her boot socks up for sale online. After an overwhelming reception, Grace & Lace was born! After still more success, Melissa and her husband went on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” in 2013. They were bought by Barbara Corcoran for $175,000! Melissa and her husband now have three beautiful, healthy children and are based in Austin, TX. Melissa herself says, “I truly believe that out of this great tragedy has come our greatest victory.”

Grace & Lace is women’s apparel line, featuring beautiful tops, sweaters, and of course the boot socks that started it all! Additionally, a portion of each sale is donated to organizations that build orphanages  and safe places for children in India, which removes them from the child-trafficking trade. What’s better than fabulous clothes for a good cause?!

Here at Inspire Me! Boutique, we have sold Grace & Lace like crazy! Our customers love their tank extenders and beautiful tops so much that we continuously have had to re-order! We love to put them under any top that we’d like to make a little longer, or just to add that little pop of lacey elegance under any button-up top. Also, coming soon are the Scalloped Lace Top Extenders–perfect for any top that you’d like to leave unbuttoned at the bottom to let the lacey double hem peek out–and the Chiffon High Low Extenders, which will get you that flawless, on-trend hi-lo look no matter what top you pair it with! We could not be more excited to be getting more Grace & Lace–all of their lace extenders add that little extra something to any outfit, dressy OR casual!

We hope the story of this amazing company that was “made with HIS grace and a little lace” has inspired you to spread love, grace, creativity, and joy!


Inspire Me

written by Kelsea King




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