Friday, April 22, 2016

Oh The Aesthetic...

Aesthetic is a word that has been used more than often in the last couple of years. It has been thrown around in meaningless conversations for the effect of pretentious misguided "Deep feels". The use of this word has been so overly used that at one point I think most of us forgot what it even meant. However, for this weeks blog post I think it can be appropriately used. The true and exact definition of Aesthetic is defined as being concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty. I personally believe that Aesthetics can be enhanced by all aspects of our senses. Last week I bought a few things that I felt would add to the Aesthetics found in my daily life.

The first thing I bought was this cute little wooden quote box. I just feel like sometimes we need to be reminded of this, "don't worry, be happy". This is easier said then done, but I mainly bought it because when I see it everyday I can be reminded to not sweat the small stuff. Now, this is not to say I'm never gonna "worry" about things, because we all do. Rather, this is to remind me to not let it kill my happiness. Not to let the worry consume every aspects of my life to the point of where I can't be happy. It's a food for thought that serves a purpose.

The next thing I bought was a cup. Now you might be thinking, how does this add to the aesthetic of my daily life. Well for one just look at it. To simply put it, this cup is awesome! I have a thing with collecting tea cups that are unique and different. I love looking at each one and remembering when I got it, why I got, and how each one of them have a story behind it. This one in particular definitely has a story behind it (thats another blog post). I love the attention to detail and you know I'm a sucker for a cute lil saying, so yeah tea cup, as simple as it may be definitley adds to the aesthetic of daily life.

These fairy lights were an impulse buy, but out all the things I bough that day I think this was my favorite. You know what I love about fairy lights, they instantly change your mood. Feeling sad? turn on fairy lights. Feeling mad? turn on fairy lights. Feeling happy? hey turn on fairy lights anyway. It's like they have some overwhelming calming charge that instantly settles your mood. You forget about everything and its just becomes you and the lights. I don't know how else to explain. It just does.  Fairy lights add the aesthetic of my daily life and you can't argue that. Let just say my room is now "cute or whatever".

Lastly, I bought bath milk. Surprisingly this is not the strangest thing I ever purchased in my life. I mainly picked it up because the shape of the bottle was strange and yet familiar (if that makes sense).  It's like hey I like this, I must buy it, I don't know if it's any good but I like the look of it. And really that was the reasoning behind it. I haven't tried it yet, but it let's just say that it is aesthetically pleasing to look at in the bathroom and isn't that the whole point.


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