Tomorrow I turn 26. I have many thoughts about that, but the main one is: how did I get here?
Seriously, where did the years go? I was in school and then I was done. Now I’ve been writing for seven years and blogging for almost four. I honestly one hundred percent do not understand how that is possible.
And yet, the calendar doesn’t lie. Oh how sometimes I wish it did. Getting older is a lot to deal with. The pressure of the world … or maybe mostly myself … to fall in love, find my squad, become successful … basically find my place in the world is immense.
But as my friend Jennifer from Savory Simple told me, I have to make 2016 my bitch. So that is what I am doing. I repeat that over and over again, forcing myself to believe it. Because it’s true. This is MY YEAR. Of course, I also hope it’s YOUR YEAR for all my wonderful readers.
I’ve already done a lot in January, not the least of which is this look. These photos are a miracle since it was sooooo cold outside, but I make sacrifices for my blog 😉
I paired my classic black cashmere coat that I have had for 11 years (you read that right … 11 years) with a black Issa jersey dress that is comfortable and easy to wear yet super striking.
Some fun Charlotte Olympia shoes and my new Fendi bag (an early birthday present from Mom that she found on MYHABIT) rounded out the look. I am obsessed with this bag. The color is great and it’s so roomy.
This outfit definitely feels birthday worthy. So clearly 2016 and my 26th year better watch out. I’m coming.
Coat: Burberry // Dress: Issa // Shoes: Charlotte Olympia // Bag: Fendi // Necklace: Tiffany