BE YOURSELF

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"ONE OF THE BEST DAYS IN YOUR LIFE IS WHEN YOU STOP CARING ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE THINKS ABOUT YOU AND YOU START CARING ABOUT BEING YOURSELF".

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This post topic has come up quite a few times with friends of late in conversation and it is something that really resonates with me. About two or three years ago now when I initially started my journey blogging is when I started to realise that not caring about what others think about me is the best way to take on my life!

If you know me personally or follow me via my Snapchat stories (@jeskaaleee) you will know I like to be just a tad silly and well probably occasionally weird.. I am so okay with that as I love having fun, being ridiculous and making people laugh..and I generally laugh at myself too.. because why not! 

In the past I used to be quite conscious about what others would think of me because I felt as though I needed to be a certain way in their eyes rather then staying true to myself. 

My advice to anyone who is feeling self conscious or unsure of themselves.. Take a moment and ask yourself if you are worried about someone else's opinion of you and if their opinion of you doesn't fit what they see as great than their opinion shouldn't be taken into consideration. Surround yourself with people who love you for you and learn to love and be yourself without worrying about others opinions.

You are uniquely you, embrace it!
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In other news I was recently interviewed by The Weekend Edition here if you'd like to get to know a little more about myself & my blogging journey!


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WHITE JUMPSUIT

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Welcoming the first day of Autumn today here in Australia and following on with fashion revival talk from my last post where I chatted about seeing old trends being revived and made new.

I could totally see this jumpsuit being worn back in the 70's but it has a modern day twist to suit current trends. Now I know myself and a lot of you would see the 70's as flared legged pants, chunky belts, swede sky high chunky boots & a floppy hats. Trust me that is a little much for me (haha) so I created a modern feel to suit the thinner tailored pant leg & simple coordinating belt of this Winona jumpsuit by styling it back with some simple but fun accessories & soft wavy hair. I could honestly see this jumpsuit worn all year round too with a few styling adjustments & you have a keeper season, after season!

Autumn is another of my favorite seasons (coming second from Summer of course!) it's that beautiful transition season where it is still warm enough to dress comfortably but you can still thrown on one of your favorite jeans or winter blazers.
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ASOS SUNGLASSES, SHAZOEY NECKLACES, WINONA JUMPSUIT, VINTAGE BRACELETS & BILLINI SHOES


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INTO THE LIGHT

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"DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY & DON'T LET OTHERS CONTROL YOUR HAPPINESS".


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Has it ever taken you a little longer to achieve something than you would have liked? or it took you longer than what society expects of you? This could be for anything a task, a job or something personal. I've got my hand up sky high for this! I bring up this topic because as of yesterday I now have my license (My Red P's).. and I am so damn happy about it & proud of myself for reaching my goal! 

I've had people & friends a long way have their view or opinion about me not having my license for years.. "WHAT! you don't have your license, how do you even live"  or "It's so easy to drive, you should have your license" or  "I can't believe you still don't have your license". On a more positive note I've also had some really encouraging & positive views on it as well that I wish I focused on more in the beginning..

Of course everyone is going to have their own opinion or views about different things and that is totally okay but in beginning I let the negative remarks bother me about my license & make me feel bad about myself, rather then pushing them away & focusing on the positives & working toward my goal. It came to a point where I decided that the negative comments weren't doing me any good & yes it may have taken me longer than what society expects of me to obtain my license.. and now all I have to say is, so what, it's my journey & I will travel at what ever speed I like (of course sticking to the speed limit when driving.. hehe) 

At the end of the day all that mattered was how that I viewed it myself & the goals I set to get me to where I wanted to be and I feel so proud of myself for being where I am today & really thankful for those few who supported me & helped me get there too! Applying this attitude to any situation by only focusing on the positives (this includes positive & constructive criticism too), rather than focusing on the negatives will be a lot better for you & getting where you want to be. 

I thought I would end on a fashion note & keep it short & sweet ..everyone needs a Little White Dress (LWD) ..that's the opposite to the LBD but I think in summer every girl needs a LWD it's fresh & cool! especially this one by Finders Keepers with on trend cut outs!

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ROC SUNGLASSES, DISSH NECKLACE + SAMANTHA WILLS NECKLACE, VINTAGE COAT, FINDERS KEEPERS DRESS, ASOS WATCH, VINTAGE CLUTCH & WITCHERY SANDALS


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BY THE SEA

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"LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE, SWIM IN THE SEA & DRINK THE WILD AIR". –  RALPH WALDO EMERSON


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Have you ever thought about how the ocean connects us all? Isn't it crazy/amazing to imagine the water at your local beach could have been all over the world.. Each grain of sand between your toes may have travelled from different parts of the world, through every sea on an adventure to find itself below your very feet..  It blows my mind & makes me feel a little more connected to this beautiful planet we live on.

Okay so enough mind blowing.. You know what I really love about the feeling of being by the sea is to be at the beach watching the sets flow
, listening to the waves crash, squishing my toes in the sand & seeing the sunshine sparkle over the wavy blue water.. it brings all of my senses alive & refreshes my mind to be by the sea. To be by the water also really encapsulates what Summer is to me (and I guess many others too).. whether it be walking down by the beach, relaxing by the pool or having a picnic at my local creek with friends & family ..that has to be one of the best things about Summer.. quality time with loved ones, spending some time in the sunshine & delicious summertime food all the time creating memories that last a lifetime.  

This post is an exciting collaboration & my competition entry with some of my favorite brands Roc Eyewear, August StreetPink Stitch (which was one of the very first brands I featured on my blog here) + The Luxe Nomad in the ultimate summer blogger competition with the theme of ‘Eclectic Roc and Roll Summer - A Summer style post by the water’. I shot this look on Four Mile beach on my recent trip to the beautifully tropical Port Douglas.

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ROC 'ISLA' SUNGLASSES & PINK STITCH 'ADELIA' DRESS

PS. You can check out all the other bloggers entries at this hashtag #eclecticrocandrollsummer on instagram – I have my fingers & toes crossed!

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WHAT DOES BEING BY THE WATER MEAN TO YOU?


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HERE WE GO

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As I sit here attempting to tell you about my exciting new venture I am nearly getting blown away by my ceiling fan! I think I may have mentioned before that our air-con poop'd itself here at home so we have to do the old fashioned thing and turn on the fans when it's hot.. and WOW it's been pretty stinking hot the past couple of days & the fans seem to be producing hot air not cold (and yep I've checked the winter/summer switch on top & it's definitely on the right one!)

Okay so now onto my exciting new venture!! Ahh!! Here goes.. So I am super excited & slightly nervous to let you know that I have jumped onboard the video blogging train (vlogging) & you can listen, watch & giggle at me down below. I'd dreamed of bringing this to the blog for a while but didn't have the best camera to do so.. I've recently upgrade my camera (yay!) and I will be growing my filming equipment to bring better quality videos to you soon!

In this Vlog as they call it, I thought I would let you in on my creative process when it comes to styling one of my photo shoots. I thought it was only fitting to chat about styling swimwear being so hot & these gorgeous Illias kini's have been perfect for keeping me cool! Please bare with me as I get used to talking to a camera, my nerves definitely got the better of me & I repeated myself quite a lot (Ummmm & soooo haha)
I feel I can only get better with time right?! 

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AGENT NINETYNINE HAT, MASCOTTE SUNGLASSES & ILLIAS BIKINI


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View my vlog on youtube & subscribe to my channel here.


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"WE ACCEPT THE LOVE WE THINK WE DESERVE". – S. CHBOSKY


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How beautiful is love.. I love, love! Love can be seen, felt & shown in so many beautiful ways I couldn't begin even count. It is something so truly special shared between humans & animals alike in their own special ways. 

I bring up the topic of love as today I am feeling loved up and celebrating 5 years together with my best friend & soul mate Jays! We have had many beautiful times, we have had sad times, we have had a lot of fun times, we have spent time together exploring & all the other crazy times in-between that bring us here today, 5 years together sharing love! 

Another thing I love is white on white fashion in Summer it's super fresh & keeps you cool in the heat too.. big plus! Whatever you do when you wear white just be sure not to eat anything too saucy and maybe steer clear of beetroot juice! haha or if you do make a mess of yourself just say you were getting creative & creating your own fashion!

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RIVER ISLAND SUNGLASSES, BOO HOO VEST, WITCHERY TOP, THE HORSE WATCH, WHITE CLOSET PANTS & LONDON REBEL SHOES 


TODAY MAKE SURE YOU TELL SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM!


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