I Don't Know About You...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Birthdays are my favorite thing, after Christmas of course. However, this year, I had to deal with the fact that yes, I was no longer twenty one. I moved on to the third year of being in my twenties (that doesn't sound right but you can count on your fingers like I did). Thanks to Taylor Swift, everyone felt the need to sing '22' to me at any possible moment (Taylor please don't sue me for talking about your song, I'm just a young twenty two year old). I really don't know how that's happened and I certainly don't feel twenty two, but does anyone ever really feel their age? I don't know myself and I'm still figuring it out as I go.

I had quite the summer leading up to my birthday. I was away for twelve weeks working as a counselor at camp (If you didn't read that well here's a link for you now). But along the way, I changed jobs back home. I ended my nearly three years at Victoria's Secret and not to long after, I accepted a job at Sephora. It's quite the transition from bras to makeup but I do love both of them dearly. I'm going to be a Color Consultant at Sephora as of a few days ago and I'm excited to learn and grow there. I'll just be covered in eyeshadows, highlighters, and lipsticks from now on...but that's typical even when I'm in Sephora as a customer.

Back to my birthday, I was lucky enough to spend six days with my best friend from California, who hates flying and got on a plane just to come see me. It was a laid back week of floating in the pool and sightseeing around Charleston. Sightseeing was more for Demi, and she ended up falling in love with Charleston.

On my actual birthday, we got up and had brunch at Toast downtown. I've never been there before and people only have good things to say about it, so I was excited to try it out, especially on my birthday. I went with Demi, my mom, her best friend, and her daughter. It was a busy place but we enjoyed mimosas and lattes while talking about polaroid cameras and how they're all the rage. For brunch I had an amazing southern omelet that was filled with spinach, bacon, and tomatoes. RIP omelet, I enjoyed eating you. I was so stuffed that I couldn't even eat the huge biscuit that came with it. Like, it was probably the size of my fist.

From there Demi and I walked around downtown and I showed her the Market where local vendors sell things from sweetgrass baskets to Charleston t-shirts and magnets and artwork, etc. It's a tourist breeding ground to someone who's a local, so I typically avoid it. We wondered up and down King St. where all the main shopping is. I picked up a dress from a boutique called Willy Jay's, a birthday present for one of my friends, and some other bits.

For dinner, we met up with some of my friends that I haven't seen since May (part of that being away in the mountains for twelve weeks). After a short hour wait to get seated (sense the sarcasm there) and a margarita, we finally sat down and caught up with one another. It was what you would imagine a table full of eight girls to be like, all talking at once and a lot of laughing. We went to a place called Taco Boy, a local Mexican place that is known for its Christmas lights outside. Oh, and their margaritas are the best part too.

I wore an off the shoulder mint Topshop dress and broke out my favorite Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize cream shadow in Bette with a bit of Clinque Black Honey in the crease. It's my favorite go to eye look for when I'm going all out. Demi wore an off the shoulder dress too that she bought the same day in a lovely burgundy color, so we were a matching set.

I'm looking forward to what twenty two might bring and how my life has changed just in 2016. I've gone through a lot of personal growth and changes and here's to hoping it only gets better from here.

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