Coachella -Arichella period

Hey,

So you know what’s coming.

The queen performed, and I still just can’t and won’t stop raving!

Ariana Grande can do no wrong, in my eyes. Ariana is a leader of power and inspiration for all young women.

Ariana first touched my heart just like many of you back when she began on ‘Victorious’, from there I have been a loyal and loving fan. I’ve been there through her breakout solo career to entering into a whole new realm of artistry.

Now for those of you that don’t know my family is from Manchester and I for many years lived there. I have so much love for the city, that I got my first tattoo in dedication to it. See my post ‘ 2019 Rundown’ for a little peak at it.

So when the Manchester attack happened my love for her grew even more, it’s kind of odd to feel such a personal connection to an artist.

I don’t know why but I feel so in-tuned with the messages her songs have.

But enough about my girl crush lets breakdown that epic performance!!

The outfits!

The show as to be expected was a showstopper! the outfits breath taking and were festival envy chic, i’ve highlighted my top two below!

First up, this outfit caught my eye due to the perfect colour choice that intentionally complemented the theme of her 2018 album ‘Sweetener’.

lilac is hands down the colour of 2019 and I couldn’t be more about it!

Styling this look in very Ari style with the slick back ponytail and knee-high boots, I am absolutely in love with how true to her vibe it is.

As a side note, Ari took part in a tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller while in this outfit. Leaving her looking appropriate angelic for the occasion. The crowd held up peace signs as a sign of love and unity while remembering the rappers and artists lost this past year.

It was a beautiful moment of light in a dark time and gave us chills across the world.

The next outfit I want to discuss is one is by far my favourite… maybe even of all time. I’m a sucker for the sparkle! This outfit fits both the Coachella vibe as well as the show’s! The high boots continued just adding to the ability to let Ari be true to her style, while shining both inside and out! The detailing is insane, leaving many of us anxiously waiting for the arrival of copy- cat designs on ‘Missguided’ I’m sure.

Now that I’ve gone lo-co over the outfits time for me to wrap things up!

The event had so many incredible features, from the graphics to the song choices. Even going as far as to bring back old favourites like ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Dangerous Woman‘ she could do no wrong. Ari even went full Kanye naming the festival Arichella with full merch available.

Oh and on that note, the merch tent had a ‘7 RINGS ARCHWAY!!! I’ll leave a pic below for you to go as insane as I did!

One last thing … she performed with N- SYNC!

We’ll that’s it from me for now on the incredibleness of Coachella.

I mean Arichella!

Let me know your thoughts!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

How im going to get a job at Vogue

Hey,

Weird title I know.

So I am sorry, it’s been a minute since i’ve sat down with you.

Currently, I’m on my two week break from university.

Between working and studying full time it feels like for the first time I can breathe.

This year has been one of a lot of self discovery. Every day I find another question plays on my mind or I feel an urge to do something new, kinda starting to feel like a quarter-life crisis is coming on.

One thing I have found consistent through it all is my two major goals for 2019.

I want to begin writing and I want to move out. Both seem to be moving forward.

So guys, I’ve decided my career goal and drive forward will be

To work at Vogue.

Remember back in January’s post ‘January wrapped up’ where I was so beyond sure I had found what I wanted. I guess that dream has just continued to grow.

Now, i’m not one to not practice what I preach so here I am giving you a few updates on what i’ve done to develop my career goals.

Last week, I put my name forward to intern at Sydney’s Australian Fashion Week!

I’m anxiously awaiting the news of whether I have got it or not!

I have also applied for a Bachelor of Journalism as my current degree will be finished at the end of this year! Yikes another three years of study ahead.

Here is my mini list of goals I have set myself:

  • Get an internship at a fashion magazine
  • Published article in a major publication
  • Move to Melbourne
  • Travel the world and get inspired
  • Have my own office space at my new home
  • Work at Vogue!

So there we have it folks, I feel it’s important for me to document these little milstones and thoughts so hopefully one day looking out of my glass walled office in New York I can say,

“I bloody did it!”

Tell me what your goals are?

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

Sitting down with blogger royalty www.renegade7x.com

Hey Lovers,

Today I have something to share that has been in the works for a while now!

Drum roll please….

For those of you that don’t belong to her over 10,000 strong subscribers’ viewership on WordPress alone, Natalia is the writer behind http://renegade7x.com/

If you love fashion, travel, uncut realness and some pretty awesome reviews…. well Nat is the girl for you.

I have had the pleasure of creating some exciting content with this writing inspiration myself!

 I have spent the last few weeks speaking with this blogging Queen and asked if  I could interview her.

Nat has been kind enough to sit down and share her knowledge, thoughts and give us bloggers just a little sneak peek behind the curtain of renegade7x.com.

As many of you know, along with my fashion, travel and advice posts I love to write blogging tips. Having the opportunity to gain some insight from a well-established blogger and writer has been something I’m very grateful for.

Beginning on Tumblr over six years ago, Nat transferred to wordpress.com.  Humble with her success, Nat lives in one of the World’s fashion capitals Prague! I first came across Nat when I saw her post “2019 is the worst and it’s been just 12 days!” From there I was hooked, I have been eagerly awaiting each and every post since! I’m sure you’ll find so too!

 Her realness, relatability and writing skills were and continue to be just so enticing. Nat is a writer few can compare to, she writes from the heart and is so engaging you can feel like she is talking directly to you over a coffee.

It’s funny to me that many bloggers are writers that engross you more than a book ever can. (Plus the bonus of getting to talk to them directly couldn’t be cooler.)

Bloggers helping and sharing with other bloggers is something that is incredibly special. This forum allows us to connect with other likeminded people. One thing that took me by surprise, is that so many of Nat’s responses were the same as my own. So, from one Australian blogger and one Slovakian blogger we thank you for being a part of our community. Please feel free to share your own responses below, we’d love to hear from you!

Here is our interview below:

1 – what’s something people don’t know about you?

When I was 2 years old me and my parents and grandma moved to New Jersey from Slovakia. My first english words were “grandma where’s my puppy?

2- How long have you been blogging?

I started in May 2013 out of pure boredom and curiosity. I created my tumblr blog and started exploring the blogger world. My blogs main topic changed so much over the years just as my interests changed. I created my WordPress blog to share more articulated articles about my life in 2018 – so really I’m still a blogger newbie.

3- When did and what made you gain a blog following?

I believe my tumblr blog got the biggest boost because of youtubers Dan and Phil (or Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil back then) I shared small comments, edited some pictures and people from youtube fandom seemed to enjoy my stuff and I gained thousands of followers seemingly overnight.

About my renegade7x website I believe it was just few months after I started blogging on WordPress. I kept it real. I wrote stuff that was hard to type and the response I got was heartwarming. I wrote about my depression, anxiety, self harm, psychiatric sessions and I kept it as rough as reality was. So many people could relate but couldn’t voice it like I did and that’s what brought attention to my writing.

4- what’s your go to fashion piece in your wardrobe?

I have this one black and white knitted cardigan that I had for ages and it’s so stretched now but I just can’t let it go as it looks great with everything I own.

5- who’s your fashion icon?

Rihanna. She’s truly a fashion icon because of how she wears herself. People joke around that and item of clothing is ugly until Rihanna decides it’s not – and that’s just so true. She could put whatever on and still look fabulous because of her admirable level of confidence I aspire to have one day.

6- what’s one word to describe you?

Blessed

7- what actress would play you in a movie?

I don’t want to sound too cocky but I’m gonna go with my celebrity crush Lily James. Love the shape of her.

8- where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I’m in my New Yorks apartment with this beautiful view over the city. I’m wearing silk pajamas and drinking coffee. My laptop is opened and my succesful website is on as I’m finishing my lattes article. I just published my book alongside with my new fashion line.Life is great. Everything I do now is in order to get that coffee in 10 years.

9- where do you want to travel next?

Switzerland. I have this scratch off map of the world and I have Europe pretty much traveled but I’m missing

Switzerland. Hope to fix that this year.

10- what’s your favourite blog topic?

It’s so natural for me to write reviews. It’s relaxing. But I find it more challenging to write something personal, some reflection. I love that feeling when I get new idea and I just have to pour it all down in one sitting and I get to publish it right away for world to see.

11- top tip to new bloggers?

Don’t focus on the numbers. I know it’s exciting to see your audience grow but don’t let it discourage you if the results are not according to your expectations. Take your time and focus on the content instead. Enjoy every struggling minute of writing

I hope you enjoyed today’s post as much as we loved creating it!

Special thank you to Nat for all her time and inspiration.

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

To read more from Nat follow:

http://renegade7x.com/

The Fashion guide you need for Coachella

Hey lovers,

I hope you are all doing amazing!

before jumping into today’s article, I just want to touch on my absence. So if this isn’t your first time visiting my blog you may be aware I work full time as well as study full time… yuck! So as the semester is well underway it does sometimes mean I cant post every day, but I do try to at least every two or three where possible!

Okurr let’s get down to business, as we head towards Coachella 2019 beginning on the 12th of April I figured i’d give you all some of my festival picks!

Look #1 – The Wild Child

So you’re you want a fire look without looking like a unicorn attacked? Well honey I got you!

  • Image from beginningboutique.com – Products all available from their site
  • Top – valued at $49.99 AUD
  • Shorts- Viper shoorts cream snake – $89.95 AUD (Includes the belt!)
  • ACCESSORIES:
  • a mini backpack, gold jewellery or mini sunglasses
  • total cost = $140 AUD

Look #2 – Shine Bright Like A Dimond

So you’re a little extra huh? Yeah me too! This look is by far a show stopper and is sure to get you into the VIP booth without a second glance!

  • Image from Meshki.com.au – products all available from the site too!
  • Top – Asha Diamante Bandeau top – $99.00 AUD
  • Bike shorts- Ashley Diamante Bike Shorts – $149.00 AUD
  • ACCESSORIES:
  • Black mini backpack and black sunglasses – keep everything else simple!

Look #3 – Easy Breezy

This final look offers comfort, beauty and all at an affordable price.

  • Image from showpo.com – All products available on the site too!
  • Tier me two piece set – $79.95 AUD
  • ACCESSORIES:
  • For this look due to the pastel vibe, I’d shake things up by wearing a hat with it or even white boots!

Have an incredible Coachella experience lovers, I look forward to reading all about it!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – The Millennial’s guide to life

Three things that seriously increased traffic to my blog

Hey Lovers,

Happy Monday! (yuck!)

As we get back into the working week, I thought today I would share three things that help to increase the level of traffic my blog received!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to never miss a post, follow my social accounts and as always leave comments below so we can interact and I can check out your blogs too!! ( I love a little blog stalk!)

# 1

So the first thing that hugely impacted my traffic was learning and focusing on SEO. This means Search engine optimisation. Basically, in simple terms this means how easy it is for my blog to be found on the internet. By making sure i’m writing about popular trending topics and using specific key words I increase my chances of being found. (Tagging helps too!)

#2

It may seem silly, and obvious but creating an instagram for my blog has had a giant impact on my blog growing. It acts as a taste tester for readers to understand what my blog is about, in a visual way. i’ve seen alot of people travel over from the link in my accounts bio to come see the full thing. (@aestheticallybasicblog)

#3

Lastly, the best thing I did for my traffic growth was linking my articles to Pinterest! I have had as many as 1.7K followers come view my blog, after seeing one post on Pinterest – CRAZY! So I absolutely recommend doing the same!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

How to create your own fashion blog

Hey Lovers,

You asked for it so here it is!

Today i’m going to give you some of my absolute key tips to creating a fashion blog, that you probably haven’t heard before!!

TIP # 1

Pinterest– To begin any fashion blog you need a pinterest account, this site assists with ideas, inspo, advice and is a super easy way to draw traffic to your blog!

TIP # 2

Creative Market– I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again, this site is AMAZING!! Creative market allows for you to customise and create a unique website that has the ability to stand out from the rest. With reasonably priced themes and options it’s a great investment for serious bloggers.

TIP #3

Domain Security – Okay so this one you might know, it is super important to secure your domain guys! Across absolutely every platform whether you use it or not you have to secure them!! Please, please make sure they are owned by you. WordPress users this also means making sure you are a wordpress.org account.

TIP #4

Photos – now, what would a fashion blog be without photos?! Make sure you’re page is well light and stimulating to your readers. Making content that is visually pleasing is such a huge part of the job!

Now that’s all for now, I hope you got a few tips from me today lovers that have inspired you just a little more!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide for millennials

How to sell yourself as a Fashion Blogger

So you’re wondering why you aren’t cutting it with the bomb pictures you see the likes of Shani and Jaclyn are throwing out on the gram?

We’ll here are some super easy poses and tools to get you started!

  • Camera – especially those with Portrait mode
  • Confidence – Non – negotiable
  • Sunglasses – Instant coolness
  • A coffee cup – are we millennials if we aren’t fuelled by it?

Just kidding on a few of those guys! – Here are a few from my own account

Okay lets get down to it!

Pose like you know you’re a 10. Confidence can be seen through a photo so pose like you have a $100,000 sponsorship and it will come through in the photo.

Bright images are more aesthetically pleasing – the brighter and more colourful an image the more pleasing it is on the gram. Weird I know – we are creatures that like Aesthetically nice things – Well I mean read the name of the blog!

Now my final tip is actually the hack of all hacks – This is in no way uncovering any secrets or encouraging you to take part. The hack instagramers use is ‘Facetune’ – this app lets you enhance, brighten and alter an image. It has airbrush features that of course will give you that instagram glow but please use with caution and remeber ……… INSTAGRAM ISN’T REAL.

I hope this gave you a few ideas and insight into the instagram hacks our favs use!

Don’t forget to let me know your tips, tricks and of course don’t forget to follow for more content!

Love always,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide for millennials

How to style by Pinterest

Hi Lovers,

Today i’m letting you in on my style plan.

Every season I sit down, get out my phone, and do the same thing to ensure I can remain fashionable all season long.

Pinterest my loves is key!!

Start by creating a board and giving the board a title – I usually just write the season and the year…. creative I know!

From here I jump onto the browse page and look at all the different trends that are up! Living in Australia, we generally get everything six months after the U.S and U.k! So by going on Pinterest, I get to pretty much see a preview of what will be coming to stores in a few months.

From here, once my board has a reasonable amount of pictures I’ll jump on sites such as ‘Missguided’, ‘Top-Shop’ etc and start buying their on sale items that are dupes for those I have on my Pinterest board! – They’re on sale as they are at the end of the season overseas.

Obviously, this can be reversed for those of you, not in Australia! So wanting swimwear for Summer or a summer dresses? Jump onto some aussie websites for some real steals. Eng ‘Princess Polly’ and ‘Showpo’

Let me know what you’re Pinterest are so I can give it a look!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

Don’t forget to click the Pinterest icon on the homepage to see my own account and outfits!!

How to keep yourself motivated to blog for beginners

Hey lovers,

Today I’m going to hand out some real advice on blogging.

Now I personally totally get how disappointing it is to put all your energy into coming up with a kick ass post and then receiving low engagement.

I figured I would post an article and give out some of my own advice after reading so much of others!

First up, I know first hand how much it sucks to get the advice – iT TAKES TIME. Which yes, it’s true but also I’ve been blogging for two years with slow growth. I get it, it sucks. But what turned my view was, the realisation I blog for ME. I am here because it’s my thing, I love having people read my content and I love having a record of my thoughts. If I go back through my posts I can read back on some pretty significant moments, and the feelings i had in the moment. These posts detail breakups, adventures, new and old friendships and so much more. So again, I’m here for ME. I think that’s key.

Another piece of advice that I think helps is remembering to commit. Blogging is a unique hobby, it involves a-lot of time and energy. Quite frankly, if you don’t love it you won’t last. To gain followers, a good flow and grow your blog you have to show your readers you’re here for the long haul. To do this I suggest following a similar process to me. I set aside one or two afternoons a week where I write all my content and then schedule it for the coming days, I work on one post a day.

My final tip for now is, look at your locations! If 90% of your views are from the USA focus on scheduling posts that are most suited to their time. I generally post to UK time as they are my largest viewership. This works super well and helps for your post not to get lost in the sea of wordpress.

Now I won’t ramble on because if you’re anything like me you’ll want to get started!

Let me know how you go,

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

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