Welcome to Basically A Mess!
Hello there! I’m Linda Quinones. I was born & raised in New York City. I’m Vietnamese & Puerto Rican and incredibly proud of both of my cultures. I credit my love of warm weather & all things tropical to my love for Vietnam & Puerto Rico. I started blogging in 2014 after graduating college. I’ve worked in the fashion industry for several years, holding positions at Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Victoria’s Secret and Gap.
I love all things Disney, so much so that at least 90% of my wardrobe has some kind of Mickey graphic on it. I have a weakness for graphic tees and I’m not entirely sure I have a single plain tee in my closet. I annoy my family with how often the Harry Potter series is playing on the t.v. But, I’m always down for a good Marvel superhero movie, especially if Chris Evans is making an appearance. You can almost always find me drinking boba, playing Animal Crossing, watching a K-drama or curling up with a book.
I created Basically A Mess as a place for me to share the ups and downs of my life in New York City and the lessons I learn from them. This blog is also a place for style inspiration. I define my personal style as a little bit basic, a little bit trendy, a little bit fun, but always classic & comfortable. Since I’m almost always on a budget, I focus on pieces that will be timeless staples I can rotate in my wardrobe. I strive to provide style inspiration that doesn’t focus on a specific product, but instead a specific style. Basically A Mess is also a place where I share lifestyle content. Everything from the beauty products I can’t live without to the books I’ve been reading and everything else that makes me me.
If you prefer video content, I also have a YouTube channel where I share videos weekly about my everyday life in New York City.
Contact Me: Linda@BasicallyAMess.com