January wrapped up

Hey Lovers,

Just like that the first month of the year is over.

I hope it was as kind to you as it was to me!

January taught me to experience EVERYTHING!

I travelled Europe, tried crazy food and even ventured as far as to get a tattoo! (SO NOT ME!!)

It taught me to follow my heart and pursue writing as a career – I’m going to study Journalism next year. This blog means more to me than you’ll ever know, the community that grows day by day on here makes me smile for hours!

I also learnt to breathe and enjoy my relationship, even taking the next step to plan moving out later this year…. it’s official guys!

I’m buying my first car in a few months so that’s also getting me very excited!

Lastly it taught me to be my own best friend, my own hype man and to always be my biggest supporter. This year is the year of change and God Damn I will smash every adventure, goal and challenge that comes my way.

I love you guys and want to support you as much as you support me, so how was your January and what are you going to achieve this year?

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

The three savage things you need to hear to be a Bad Bitch in 2019

Hey Boo,

Yep I’m talking to you!

2019 is a fresh start and we may be 22 days in but hun we are here for the long hall! To take 2019 and make it your side piece, listen up because you my darling are going to own this year!

1.Prep where you can – Okay so yes YOLO and ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ as much as you want but to rule you gotta be on your game and the only way to do that is organisation! Sit down with your coffee and decided what you want… what you really want. Writing something down makes more likely you’ll do it. I myself did this and I’ll tell you what, it worked.. I’m making moves ya’ll.

2.Time is precious- 2019 is the year of ‘It’s all about me k?” So Hun don’t text him back, be like Ari and buy ya friend a damn ring and live your best life. Life is too short to be putting your time into anyone not doing so in return. Think about the amazing person who is waiting for you to be done with that loser. Life advice- Someone who makes you cy more than laugh has gotta go! Please keep in mind this applies to anyone even friends.

3.Breath- Life is hard but so are you, remember that. Take time to stop, breath and know everything is temporary. Nothing lasts, if life’s a bit shit know it’s not forever. In our current world life moves fast so take time to stop it, have a coffee and do nothing, go to the beach late at night and watch the water, just stop.. when you do it’s beautiful.

Have a wonderful 2019, I can’t wait to hear how amazing you make it

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

Confessions of a traveling fashion queen

Hello my lovers,

Let us discuss the world-wide epidemic of over packing. Take a seat, grab a glass of wine and let’s dive into that suitcase you’re staring at.

 

The struggle of packing for amazing countries that are widely considered fashion capitals is a lot of pressure. To be fashionable and well prepared for any occasion is absolutely caused me some anxiety from time to time so let me assist you with my top three travelling tips!

 

  1. Pack black and a splash– black is a staple, this colour will save you. I always store at least five black tops in a suitcase. Generally, I go with one long sleeve and short bodysuit, two t-shirts and one woolly black top.

 

Wondering what that splash is? Well, a splash of colour of course! Accessories are a super easy way to achieve a chic look as well as keeping your suitcase full of room for your fashion binge that you and I both know is inevitable.

  1. The buy and toss technique- Now this and love or hate suggestion, leave your favourite boots at home and buy a cheap pair. Buy a pair you only slightly like, it will help you say goodbye at the end of the trip a lot easier.  Wear your subpar boots throughout your trip and toss them before you leave. This is a life saver, my constant concern for travelling is the weight of my suitcase I always seem to scrape by (Touch wood!!!) so when it comes to heading home the first things to go are the cheap shoes.

 

  1. Packing cubes save lives – Using packing cubes is the most efficient and well-organised way to maintain your suitcase throughout a trip. It also saves room…. for all the new clothes. They retail at approximately $10 AUD so don’t break the bank in any means.

 

I really hope this helped you as much as it helped me, all my love

 

Ciao x

 

Home truths from the heartbreak kid

When deciding on an article to write I have always been advised: “write what you know”. One uncomfortable thing never fails to come to mind is; Heartbreak.

Heartbreak like many things is a dish best served cold. The ones that leave you in bed, overthinking and an image close to that of Bridget Jones are the ones you learn the most from.

My personal heartbreak experience is that of something that gives you a greater appreciation for every classic scene in a rom-com.  Sweet as a button at the ripe old age of 19 I was not given a rose on the final night of my relationship, poetically the gem that was once mine ended our four year high school romance on the steps of our favourite night club. Ironically, doing so on my ‘girls night’ which he had insisted on crashing, hopefully you’re starting to understand the type of person I was swooning over.

The long uber ride home was one of a ‘come to Jesus’ moment, I sat there with the lyrics of ‘big girls don’t cry’ playing in my head looking out the windows as the first of many tears rolled down my cheek, all the while I assured myself things would be okay.

The following weeks dragged on and every clock seemed to be playing tricks on me with time feeling like it stood still. I looked at my Mum my eyes now unremittingly glassy and asked when it would end? Hold on to your seatbelts because this answer held true. “ This is all temporary, this feeling, it’ll pass; but only with time.” With each passing day I began to feel a little better and while keeping myself busy I began to form my own identity.

I like to believe the person I am now is stronger than I once was, the person that did Bridget proud on the couch crying for the month is also one that no longer feels the need for ‘no man’.  I recall that night calling my best friend and saying through tears “I can’t wait for in a year’s time when we are laughing about this.”

Fast forward one year ahead and I have a relationship and best friend my family approves of, treats me like gold and is an addition rather than a necessity. Exactly what is needed, he may be perfect now or forever you never know in this life but for right now it feels that frog may have just brought me my prince.

It’s easy to read and see others that have been through it and believe they have no idea your pain but if we’re being honest, we are all the heartbreak kid and that’s why they invented girl power.

 

The 21-year crisis

Primary school, a blissful habitation where I was so assured my twenty one year old self would have it all covered. At the ripe old age of twenty one years and seven months I can inform you without hesitation this is not the case.

The world is bigger and scarier than ever and the direction I am heading isn’t necessarily the one I have always dreamed of.

 

What is it that gives us the ability to know something is right?

 

To know something is our purpose?

 

To know if the person we love is actually ‘the one’?

 

I find with each passing month I have more pressure, more questions and fewer answers. At the time many of us are starting to begin a more planned and structured future, mine seems to hold more curve balls than anything else.

 

The return and wrap up

Hey Lovers,

I won’t pretend like it hasn’t been a while but man has life changed.

That thing I was holding out for .. well I got it!

I had the honor of being sent to Melbourne for two weeks and it was honestly amazing, my job is awesome as well as the amazing people I have met along the way.

I’ve loved and lost hard this year, I’ve gained friends, strengthened my relationship and lost some friends too.  Evey year, month and day has its ups and downs and I guess that’s kind of what life is.. just a whole lot of lessons we get from the emotional rollercoaster we can’t seem to get off.

This year has posed many questions for me: do I follow my passion and explore fashion, even though I’ve almost completed my degree? Do I move out or stay at home? Do I focus on my passion of writing? What do I do???

I have alot of questions and not many answers, I’m hoping maybe the answers will lie in 2019.  To each one of you reading this, I hope 2019 gives you even more than you hope for

All my love C x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Holding out hope

Dear Lovers,

Have you ever wanted something so bad it consumes you?

I’m sitting here and all I can do is think about this job I interviewed for≥

I am hoping, praying and honestly checking my horoscope in the hopes I get this job. I have become obsessed with it and now is the time I’ll find out whether this dream will become reality.

I honestly can’t even describe this feeling. I’m nervous, excited, scared it’s like having butterflies on steroids!

Fingers crossed hey?

Have an incredible day or night wherever you are in the world,

Ciao lovers x

An open letter to my hacker

Dear lovers,

I am very briefly going to acknowledge a cruel violation of 
privacy I experienced last week. I would prefer to say nothing at all as I am well aware that attention is what this person wants, but feel the need to make one post about it.  Last week someone felt the need to attempt to destroy my account. They locked me out deleted all my content and then proceeded to    post content gloating of how easy it was to hack my account.  Now I'm kind of hoping that this person may see this post and learn something.

Dear Hacker,

Having a blog is such a amazing outlet for me, I use it as a file. I store my anxiety, thoughts, celebrations and everything in between on here and I didn’t realise till it happened how horrible it would feel for that to be taken from me.

The people behind these keyboards come here as an outlet, for a second did you consider maybe you were destroying something that keeps many of us going? Do you truly believe it was worth destroying something someone has been creating for years? Did you consider that you doing that could have pushed someone to a very cruel end?

Actions have consequences. 

In many ways I felt sorry that you felt the need to spend the time to hack my account .. even going as far as to attempt to charge me for purchases well over $400.

I hope you read this, I hope you learn from this. You left me in tears, begging for my diary back, begging for something that means so much to me not to be taken. I am grateful in a way you decided on me... I’m strong enough to scream and shout and to fight back. Some people are not. 

The next time you go to destroy something that is not yours and is very much a legal offence consider how you would feel if it was done to you.  If I were to enter your house without you there. If I was to take the things that mean the most…. I’m guessing quite likely a computer.  If I was to stand there while you begged for them back. How would you feel?

I’ll leave not only you but everyone with some parting words that we all learnt as 3 year olds.

“Treat others the way you wish to be treated”

Aesthetically Basic Blog

A Hot Minute

Hey Lovers,

I owe you an apology… I’m so sorry I haven’t been active as much as I usually am on here. Between launching my you tube channel, podcast and my blog I have really felt a bit overwhelmed. But enough of that! It has been a hot minute since we spoke so here are some life updates.

I have got an interview for my dream job next week which if I land I get to go to Melbourne for training!! ANNDDD It’s a job in fashion.. I know *dying*

This job will mean however I will need to say farewell to my manager’s job at my current employment – I do feel like it is well and truly my time to leave though.

In other news, my Europe trip is coming up fast and I’m beyond excited for it. But God it is expensive!

I hope you are all well,

I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Jump on to my youtube to see me in action

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMIJh7BkDY-N9AoqLoJ5ow

Ciao x

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