Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What I Wore... Sunny Barcelona

It's always sunny in Barcelona...! OK, so I don't know if that's necessarily true, but when I was there, we had amazing weather. If you've never been to Barcelona, it's a beautiful city. I've been working very hard (between all the final essay writing I've been occupied by) on a Girl's Weekend Guide to Barcelona, which I should have posted sometime next week! These photos were taken at the beautiful Park Güell, a must-see if you ever go to Barcelona! Keep reading to check out what I wore...
I've been waiting since February to wear this dress in Barcelona. The minute I saw it at a clothing market in Rome, I knew it would be perfect for spinning around at Park Güell like a Cheetah Girl! I didn't have quite the most coordinated shoes at the time for this photo but try to ignore my baby blue Birks. Anyway, yellow seems to have been popular lately and this dress has gotten me loads of compliments. Definitely buying lots of yellow this summer! What do you think of this dress?


Monday, April 3, 2017

19 Things I've Learned in 19 Years

It's unbelievable to think I'll be turning 20 in just a few days on April 6. This birthday feels very significant to me. I've loved being 19, having more freedom, and of course, studying abroad, and I think it can only get better from here. This year was great, but I know this next year of my life will be even better. To celebrate my birthday, I thought I would reflect on the things I've learned during my life so far.

1. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. If you want it, then chase it.
2. Know that you are loved. Count the quality of your friends, not the quantity.
3. Life is short. Spend every day doing something you love. Don't wait to start working on your dream.
4. Have more fun. In the end, your grades are only letters on a piece of paper.
5. Travel the world and let life surprise you. No regrets, right?
6. Spend time in nature: never let the city you live in consume you and make you angry and cynical.
7. Capture memories with a camera or a pen. You never know when you'll need to look at them again.
8. Know your worth but don't be foolish and egotistical.
9. Keep your life simple: get rid of junk you don't need.
10. Don't hold on to people who only drag you down. They aren't worth your time.
11. It's okay not to be OK. Things get better with time.
12. Create if you're a creator. Find an outlet and just do it.
13. Care only about the opinions of those closest to you. All other opinions don't matter.
14. Avoid dramatic gossipers. If they are talking behind someone else's back, they'll talk about you, too.
15. There are people you will click with and people you won't. Don't get caught up in it. You don't have to like everyone and everyone doesn't have to like you.
16. Drink more water, eat healthier, and exercise.
17. If you're in a bad mood just put some makeup and a cute outfit on. 
18. Count your blessings.
19. Indulge occasionally and always treat yourself well.

I hope this wisdom I've picked up from my past 19 years of life touched you in some way: now onto my next decade of life! Let me know which one is most true in your life in the comment section below!

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#17 If you're in a bad mood, just put some makeup and a cute outfit on.

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