It’s official, tomorrow marks another year in the books, 28 is finally upon me. 30 is the new 20 they say, but is it? I find myself getting increasingly more scared as I have passed the age of 25. Sharing my 25th, 26th, 27th, and now 28th birthday on Eleventh & Sixteenth, not only makes me feel old, but makes me realize how quickly life is passing by. Looking back on all my previous birthdays, It seems as if all I have talked about is the lessons that I continue to learn. However, with each year that passes I laugh at how much I have grown, and how those problems seem to no longer matter.
I am not going to sit here and dwell on all the trying times that have come around in 2016 and literally whooped my ass. A birthday shouldn’t be reflection of the bad things in the year, but tons of happy and exciting moments that will allow you to remember that one year in your life over the others. So here I am at 6 a.m, less than 24 hours before my 28th birthday reflecting on myself, my year, and what I want next out of life. I won’t lie, I had a plan of creating a list of 30 things before 30 (I promise that’s coming) but clearly have found myself procrastinating… as usual. So in my lack of preparation, I decided to celebrate the upcoming year with a pair of beautiful shoes that I have been coveting for a few years now, to ease the pain of course.
For my Carrie Bradshaw inspired outfit, I can’t forget to mention this amazing tulle skirt that I scored from C’est Ça New York for my birthday. I don’t think as a woman you actually ever really grow out of loving tulle, you just end up loving it more. Especially when you start realizing (at an early age) not to dress for anyone else but yourself.
So let me skip the inspirational mumbo jumbo and welcome 28 with open arms.
Cheers to the future ahead, I am not getting any younger… 😉
Photos: Taylor Grayson