Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone ! So this week for me is filled with joy and excitement! Why? This weekend is my 26th birthday; its never to early to start celebrating so I wanted to get this up before I go away! Which brings me to some more amazing news, I'm embarking on my first trip abroad...

guys, I'm going to Europe ! I still cannot believe it's finally happening. I've only dreamed of going to all these amazing places (if you follow me on social media, you'll find out where), or saved countless photos on my desktop, or watched videos, the list can go on and on. No, this time its the real deal; this time I AM going to be taking the photos, and I cannot wait to share this experience with you all. Although I am excited, I am also a little scared, I've never been on a flight more than 3 hours, so a flight that's a little over 8+ hours does sound intimidating to me; but in the end, I know it'll be fine. I'd just need to OD on some wine and fall asleep (haha jk!...not I'm not.). Also, as I quickly approach another birthday, all I can say is thank you! Thank you for coming weekly to read my thoughts and hopefully find some guidance and insight. Thank you for letting me inspire you here on the blog and all over social media. I must say I do this because I do truly love it, but mostly, I do it for you all. All your love, supports, comments, it means the world to me!

To add to this, and to welcome the big 2-6...
 here are 26 things that I've learned throughout the years..
(You could also refer back to this post as 
I did the same on my 24th, they are pretty good, go take a peek!)

26 little things...

1. Celebrate your accomplishments (even if its just a cup of wine, you deserve it!)

2. As you get older, friends come, and friends go, learn to accept that.

3. Family is everything guys, tell them you love them, every single chance you get!

4. The ones that care will always be by your side.

5. Before taking care of others, ALWAYS take care of yourself first.

6. Self-love is the best love; when you're confident in yourself, amazing things will happen.

7. Never let someone bring you down, they're just as weak as their statement.

8. It is never ok to just give up on something you want; take a break if needed, but NEVER give up.

9. There is no cure for a makeup addict. NONE. 

10. When all else fails, wear red lipstick and you'll instantly look red-carpet ready.

11. Leopard print is nothing short of amazing, it goes with EVERYTHING!


13. There's nothing a little chocolate can't fix. 

14. Lifting someones spirits does wonders to the soul.

15. Being humble goes a long way; they will remember you.

16. There's no glam behind being mean to someone; you'll notice that just being nice is much easier and fulfilling.

17. There's a fine line between being thankful and just straight up showing off.

18. Travel somewhere you have never been before. It needs to be done at least once in your life.

19. Learn to disconnect from work and spend time with the ones that truly matter.

20. Business is business (and it's strictly financial!); don't mix business & leisure.

21. Know your worth; when this is clear to yourself, it is clear to everyone else.

22. Never be afraid to try something new, those are the most memorable experiences.

23. Black lipstick is pretty life changing. Go and try some on. 

24. Lighting a candle can really change up your mood. 

25. There's no better feeling when you know your making a difference in someone's life.

26. Enjoy and ponder on the little things. 

Dress: Nordstrom (obsessed!) /I adore this one too!
Shoes: Sam Edelman / Identical pair here

Cheers to Summer sixteen... ! <3


  1. Such great lessons! You're way wiser than I was at 26 :P

    xo, Kat

  2. Lovely Dress:) Cuteee