Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Last week I turned 30, something I had been dreading ever since I was a child. Growing up in the nineties, it was all about being young, carefree and pretty much never becoming an adult.  I'm reminded of that feeling while watching some of my favorite movies from the time, Empire Records, Reality Bites, Dazed and Confused, Can't Hardly Wait, Hook.  All movies encompass the same spirit of youth growing up and seeing those before them that didn't do it well.  To me, thirty was that scary, now you're really an adult and not-so-cool anymore age.  In all my wisdom now of being thirty for a week and three days (still a total child), I have realized not only is it not so bad, but it's actually kind of great!
I can actually cook real meals now and instead of spending my income eating out constantly, I prefer having people over for drinks and dinner.  I feel wiser, more engaged and I'm pretty sure people in my career consider me more of a peer (I'm a teacher with a nose-ring who looks not much older than those I teach).  I'm starting out this decade eating healthier, drinking less and working out more than in the previous one and as a result, hope to keep this twenty-something bod.  I don't mind "missing out" on things like I used to as there are some nights where I really would prefer to go to bed early and I'm perfectly happy doing so.  I have more confidence in myself and my abilities and if someone doesn't like me, I'm just fine with that. And I finally have a savings (it may be super small but it does exist) so I can finally take mini (and hopefully soon not-so-mini) trips!
Anyone else have a big birthday recently and surprisingly feel good about it?!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Heavenly [Giveaway]

This is a very big week for me.  In addition to teaching over the summer, we are moving to a new home, I am hosting my very first giveaway and I'm turning 30!  As I've transitioned from a mid to a late twenty-something, I noticed my style has gotten much more minimalistic.  Instead of purchasing a lot of small trendy pieces, I now focus on getting a few classic staples that can be worn in different ways.  

I first met Maggie of The Heavenly Jewelry on Instagram and was immediately a fan of her still-life photos and her rings!  I like that her geometric pieces can be worn everyday and can be casual or elegant.  In honor of my birthday, I will be giving away a set of earrings and rings.  To enter the contest, visit my Instagram (here)  for details.  
Basic Love Set and Parallel Ring

Bonus to all readers, Maggie is offering a discount in honor of her new lookbook and my birthday, just enter the code HEAVENLY30 for 15% off any of her lovely pieces.  Click HERE to shop!

D- Ring
Basic love earrings and Lune necklac