Over this past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday. My darling husband indulged my desire to ring in the next decade somewhere fabulous – I chose NYC and it didn’t disappoint!
Best friends! And cookies!
So much more! People love to suggest that I should feel “old” at 30, but I have never felt better than I do right now. I’m finally figuring out my career, my relationship grows stronger year after year and I’ve never been more confident or felt more comfortable in my own skin. To celebrate, I’m going to impart some wisdom I’ve learned in 30 years — some fashion, some not.
- Buy it in black too. Items of clothing in black never go out of style. If you find an item that you fall in love with, buy it in black too. Your days of “I have NOTHING to wear” are over with this trick.
- Invest in good jeans. I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s worth repeating. Good quality jeans are one of the smartest wardrobe investments you can make. Go to a nice department store and allow the sales associate to help you find a perfect style, fit and wash.
- People don’t care about your birthday as you get older. If you want to make a big deal about it, you have to make it happen.
- You do not need to say sorry as much as you do. I find myself saying “sorry” all day every day — for things I do not have to be sorry about! Sending someone a follow up email for the 4th time to ask someone to do their job does not require a sorry. Going around someone in Target because they have stopped right in the middle of the aisle does not require a sorry. Taking an hour to return a text because you were doing something important does not require a sorry. Making someone feel bad on purpose, being rude intentionally — those warrant a sorry. Think before you sorry.
- Take your makeup off and wash your face every single night. No matter how many glasses of rose champagne you had.
- Treat yourself when you feel like you deserve it. You don’t have to justify it to friends or family. You deserve that facial after a tough week of work. And purchasing an item that you truly love will make you truly happy.
- You should only care what someone thinks of you if you actually value their opinion. And mean girls exist in the adult world too. Screw them, they suck.
- When in doubt, put on whatever makes you feel like your most beautiful and most like you. Even if it’s a pantsuit (#Hillzyeah), rock it.