Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I’ve evolved since my early 20s. Looking back I can see my progression from spontaneous party girl living like there’s no tomorrow to a grown up businesswoman who still loves a tall glass of champagne. While I often wonder if I’ll ever own a home or see the world like I’ve always hoped, all I can do is keep trekking forward making sure that I have tons of fun along the way.
Six Signs that you’re in your Late 20s:
6. Friday Nights In
On Friday nights, you’d rather go to bed than hit the bar. Gone are the days of running to the nearest happy hour the moment work lets out. Once you’ve reached your late 20s, Friday nights become a time to rest and catch up on your favorite shows.
5. Say Goodbye to Daddy’s Credit Card
You no longer have access to your parents’ credit cards. But you’ve probably racked up a significant credit card debt of your own that you’re just starting to pay off. You must mourn this loss.
4. Weekends Mean Weddings
As you attempt to grow your savings account and relax at home on Friday nights, your friends are settling down too. This means your weekends are going to be filled with weddings, bridal showers and of course bachelorette parties. While this means more parties for you, be sure to budget for dresses, gifts and travel.
3. Alcohol = Quality > Quantity
While you used to stock up on the cheapest possible drinks such as boxed wine and 24 packs of Keystone Light, you now prefer to chill at a wine bar or discover a new craft beer.
2. You Know Your Style
After years of experimenting with everything from clearance bin finds to maxing out your credit cards on couture, you finally know what items to splurge on and which to buy on sale. As a certified expert on what looks best on you and what you feel most comfortable in, you’ve also become your best personal stylist.
1. Clubs Become Lame
Though you still make an appearance at a club from time to time, they no longer have the celebrity appeal that they used to. After all, making it across the velvet ropes is so five years ago.
Over the weekend, my Mom came to visit me in New York. Together we enjoyed two of the first nice days Manhattan has seen in months. After a couple mimosa-filled brunches, we explored The High Line and Central Park. According to my Mom’s Jawbone, we burned tons of calories with all the walking we did. While it’s sad to see a beautiful weekend end, I know there will be many more to come.
After declaring 2015 the year of happiness, Kipling celebrated with a party in New York City featuring pink champagne, flowers and a performance by MisterWives – the happiest band ever. Personally, anything that involves pink champagne makes me happy. So pink champagne garnished with pink rose petals made me even happier. Thank you Kipling for an amazing time!
In honor of the first semi-warm day of the year, I broke out my favorite Michael Kors skirt and Target button up and paired them with a pair of black stockings and a fab pair of ankle boots. When I came across a few ivy covered houses in Midtown, I new it was the perfect place to photograph this dressy casual look.
Wondering about the puppy? His name is Bennett (@pombennett) and he belongs to my friend Alex (sheisred.com) who took these pictures after a delicious Sunday brunch.
When it comes to fashion, there’s nothing more exciting than the latest innovation or more on trend than the ever evolving world of social media. This week Style Coalition will be hosting the 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honoring the best digital campaigns, platforms, social media strategies and innovations in the fashion industry. Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors lead with the most nominations, followed by DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff. This year the founders of BaubleBar are being honored with the annual Visionary Award, legendary designer Sam Edelman will be delivering the keynote and I’ll be there to see it all.