2020- Clearing the Vision

Bet you didn’t expect to hear from me.

Well happy 2020,

I hope this time apart has brought you as much clarity as it did for me.

I owe an explanation to you all, the kindest of souls! My heart was full with the amount of you whom felt the need to reach out through email and DM.

The darkness that began to enter into my once happy blog began to feel almost suffocating. My world was no longer positive, blogging began to feel like a chore. For hours I would brainstorm different strategies of how to hold onto the increasing attention my blog and Pinterest account was receiving.

It consumed and scared me.

One day I just stopped.

I felt a level of disappointment in myself for becoming so consumed by numbers, I needed time to remember why I began my account.

I’m done looking at the viewership, likes and comments.

I’m here for you…. and well me too!

This little blog started as a way to track my personal progress and to document all my thoughts as well as to read yours.

Forgive the lack of working widgets on my blog currently, it’s going to take some time to get back to full working order. Don’t be alarmed if there are a few tweaks to my page too!

If you want to have a looksy at my instagram the link is the big logo icon at the bottom of the page!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

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

Fashion Nova – It’s time to review

Hi Lovers,

It’s been a few days but I’m back!!

‘Fashion Nova’ for those that haven’t yet come across the site, is a fast fashion online store. The girl boss website is marketed at those with curves for days and envy the fashion trends of the Kardashians. Speaking as someone who due to my 5,3 build and hourglass figure struggles to find jeans that fit, I can safely say that ‘FashionNova.com’ is a Godsend!

I have shopped on ‘Fashion Nova’ a few times now and find that although it can be hit or miss.

9 times out of 10 it’s a hit!

I feel with these kinds of sites it is always better to have no expectations and then be pleasantly surprised.

I mean look at these shoes!!

I always find with fast fashion websites, stick to your basics like cute tops, accessories – things that generally should fit and then maybe order one pair of pants to suss the sizing.

Living in Australia the shipping situation is rarely amazing, my orders taking approximately 10 days to arrive.

But then again, we aren’t buying channel now are we?

Below i’ve left two more of my favourite pieces that are currently on site with links, let me know your own review on this company!

For just $29.99 USD

Happy shopping!!

For festival clothing insporation and shopping guide click here to read my ‘ The Fashion Guide you need to Coachella’

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

A day in the life of a Fashion Blogger Collaboration -Slovakian Edition

Hey Lovers,

So yesterday I introduced you to blogger royalty Nat in my interview ‘Sitting down with Blogger royalty Renegadex7!

If you haven’t had a chance to meet her yet, she’s pretty incredible! With a following of over 10,000 on WordPress alone, she is a force to be reckoned with. Nat has moved over to ‘WordPress’ recently after years of running her ‘Tumblr’ blog with incredible success. Through fashion, reviews and absolute raw talent, she is an inspiration to all writers and one to watch!

Today I have the pleasure of having her guest write on my blog, so read below to see what a ‘Day in the life of a Slovakian blogger’ is really like! If you’d like to see my ‘Day in the life of an Australian blogger’ jump over to Nat’s website renegadex7.com when you’re done exploring this one!

Don’t forget to subscribe to her incredible blog so not to miss a post!

A day in the life of a Fashion Blogger Collaboration – Slovakian Edition


Hey. Let’s take a look at how does one day in a fashion blogger looks like. In regards to my previous article titled Fashion Sucks where I shared a complicated topic of fashion blogger let me explore the issue further.

There is endless meaning behind the term. Endless possibilities that even thought might not support your image of fashion blogger it simply can’t deny it either.

Being fashion blogger for me means you have this one interest and you’re dedicated to it on different levels. One day all you can think about is the next outfit you’re going to compose. The next one you don’t give a tiniest crap about what you’re wearing or about what anyone is wearing. The other day you’re mad about fast fashion industry creating devastating effect on environment and the next one you’re neck-deep in discounted clothes.

Being a fashion blogger for me means being on a rollercoaster that leads to true content. No matter what the most important feature for me is feeling good in whatever I’m wearing. One day I feel right in simple jeans and shirt and the other I thrive for people turning heads over my outfit.

Finding a middle zone to describe just one day in a life of a fashion blogger turns out to be harder than I imagined it would be. It’s like I’m split.  There is a version of me that has this incredible ideas in her head that could fill out fashion week. There is a version of me feeling guilty for her materialistic consumptions site and there is me begging me to just chill.

Here is how my usual fashion blogger day looks like:

I wake up early for work. It takes me around one hour to complete my morning routine that considers of thorough cleanup of my face, putting my make up on, having breakfast, regular blog updates and email check and what I’m focusing on in this article – choosing my outfit for the day. If you’re expecting some deeper decision-making I’m gonna disappoint you. I’m literally going by “it’s on the top and it’s the first thing that caught my attention”. How sad.  The reason why I never bothered to focus on my morning clothing routine is because I know than in 15 minutes I’ll be changing again. I still want to look nice for that 15 minutes but more importantly I want to be comfortable for those 15 minutes when I’m traveling to work.

I work as a pharmacist assistant in Pragues pharmacy. First thing I do when I come to work is I change to my work clothes which considers of white pants, white shirt, white socks and white shoes. How creative. I spend eight hours a day in white. I bet that’s not how you imagined a fashion blogger would look like. BUT.

Everyday I have my own fashion show as I get to watch thousands of patients walk in my pharmacy and I get to silently judge their outfits as much as I please. It helps me grow a perspective. Prague’s ladies wears a lot of crazy outfits. I’m enjoying the varieties of styles everyday even thought I’m not precipitating myself. Tha’t the fashion blogger I am during my work hours.

The other part of my day is dedicated to my secret fashion life much more. After work is my website work time that goes on till the morning.

On my ride home I’m already checking for news. Instagram is my ultimate source. Having my favourite brands, bloggers and vloggers, fashion icons in one place makes my research much easier. Fashion bloggers this days are gifted with updates from literally everyone. You know what’s going on right away and that’s both blessing and course of this age. You either catch on new trend right away or 3 day passes and you’re out and you hope to catch the next one that’s coming in like few minutes. So you got to pick your battles. You simply can’t catch them all.

So I check out what’s up. What my favourite brands are up to and I’m already brainstorming how to present my research forward with my touch. The minute I get home I’m switching to blogger mode. I have a short time to make a dinner and change to sweatpants. You have to love my outfits.

I’m researching, creating outfits, editing photographs from my good fashion days, checking for best deals, communicating with partnered websites and most importantly writing it all down. That part of my days gives me true satisfaction and pride in calling myself a fashion blogger. The results of my daily fashion brainstorm are up on my website. 

Everyone’s definition of fashion blogger is different just as the days in fashion bloggers lives are. This is a collaboration of two fashion bloggers from other sites of the world. We hope you enjoyed them both.

xo

Head to www.renegade7x.com to read ‘A day in the life of a Fashion Blogger – Australian Edition’ and of course more from Natalia!

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

How to be a Fashion Blogger

Hey Lovers,

So you want to become a fashion blogger huh?

Well here is my how to guide on how to get started.

First thing’s first, what is your drive?

This is going to be at the core of your blog, your motivation to keep going and your vision for the future. So think about it and then think a little harder again.

Mine is to grow my experience as a writer to one day work professionally and gain and understanding behind running a site.

This next point I know you know. FIND YOUR COMMUNITY – for more on this read my ‘Finding your blogging community’ article. You need to understand and produce for your audience and their needs. If 90% of your viewership lives in the UK, when a major event relating to the UK comes up, be sure to write about it.

Have an understanding of SEO and other techy things. Now yes, it’s a pain and takes time but there is no way your going to grow a community without understanding the importance of this. So, get googling and watching those YouTube videos.

Photos, photos and more photos. Get an understanding of aesthetics and how to enhance them. Look up some blogs and get inspo from them, see what’s working and what’s not ans build from there. As much as I love reading, blogs are a place to write but do require visual aids. Imagine reading about ‘New York Fashion Week’ and seeing no photos – that level of creativity is hard to visualise alone.

Lastly, to become a fashion blogger be sure to comment opinions on upcoming trends, fashion shows, celebrity Collab’s and share on ALL platforms of media in particular the hidden gem ‘Pinterest.’

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic –A millennials’ guide to life

How to write a fashion blog

Hey Lovers,

How are you?

So today we will be discussing how you should write for a fashion blog. This being explored through what content to write, the tone and how to gain interest.

I’m going to start this entry by addressing that as a blogger looking at my stats, I can see the ridiculously high interest for tips for blogging so I will be investing more energy into that!

TIP 1

Blogging is fun, right? People that come to a blog aren’t looking for a political fact-driven piece they are looking to a friend for advice. I think it’s always important to remember that. Write in a way which draws people in and shines a light on your personality, this is something I make a key focus. In a very competitive field, you must stand out and being you is one sure way to do so!

TIP 2

Create a content schedule (yawn), I know you’ve heard this before. Yep it’s pretty important but what I mean by this, is to actually look at the themes that are popular on fellow bloggers. From here see how you could potentially use a successful theme, and do your own spin on it. I always assess SEO, ( Search engine optimisation) as much as I love having my writing freedom, who wants to write what no one will see? Look at the topics that your readers are interested in, fit your niche and are highly searched.

TIP 3

Aesthetics is important, although it may be slightly more important on my blog it is a key factor. By using images, a clear cut simple layout, it allows for your blog to showcase your writing abilities without becoming a confusing mess. This can leaves readers exiting off your page and onto another for the answers you already had. Be exciting, clean, simple and visual.

As always don’t forget to interact with me on my socials! Subscribe to the blog by simply entering your email on the homepage via the side bar option, and comment below to create a discussion.

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

College outfits that are effortlessly chic

Hey Lovers,

So you are heading to or are currently at College and want to be know as the trend setter huh?

Well here are a few key things that can take your look from average to fashion-forward.

Disclaimer – All images are scouted from Pinterest and not my own!

For more content and to never miss a post make sure to sign up to my mailing list on the front page! Also follow me on my socials @aestheticallybasicblog on instagram and click the Pinterest link to follow there too! Link your blog below so I can check it out too!!

Accessory Activist – Below I’ve added a super simple outfit that is so chic purely because of some added pieces. Something to remember is, you can always be fashion forward without looking like you stepped out of a Prada advertisement. This outfit is so simple, yet adds an element of surprise. Featuring a strong piece of jewellery adds an unexpected aspect to her look, which in turn, looks so effortlessly chic. Lucky for those of us on a budget, this look is so achievable.

Layer up – One of the most underrated style hacks is layering. Whether going super casual and using a puffer jacket or wearing a business shirt under a wool sweater, you can’t go wrong. This is a fool-proof way to make sure you look effortlessly chic. A look like this means a messy bun is always appropriate too – win-win hey? Check out the outfit suggestion below!

Sneaker Chic – Nothing says I’m cool and not trying like adding sneakers to your outfit, this makes sure the casual element is accounted for. Yep, a chic outfit is totally college appropriate the second you swap your pumps for a pair of sneakers. Check out below!

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Let me know your college tips too!

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic – A millennial’s guide to life

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