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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Look :: 24 going on 21



Outfit details: Shirt - Urban Outfitters (men's section). Tank, shorts, bracelet, pearl necklace - Ann Taylor. Belt - Swapped from Liesel. Long necklace - InPink. Watch - American Eagle. Ring - Gift from Citizen Rosebud. Tights, socks, booties - Target. Bow pin - c/o PP&MJ.















What can I say? I'm a blogging rebel.

I like to do things my own way, and why the hell not? It's how I think when it comes to anything, really, except for at my full-time job. (I listen to my boss there, of course!) But as for the other compartments of my life -- my friends and my relationships, my writing and my photography -- I'm my own boss. I think it's perfectly okay, perhaps even refreshingly wonderful, to not go 'by the book' when it comes to life. Is there really a set of rules when it comes to growing up? As long as I'm not hurting anybody, I'm happy being a rule-breaker.

For example, I definitely feel like the 'baby' when it comes to my group of friends, and not just because I'm the youngest. My twenty-fifth birthday is two weeks from today, but I still feel like a college student, working hard and playing harder. At some point I'll burn out, but I still have that adolescent energy of someone who's not quite ready to settle down, even though at one point that was what I wanted. I don't know how my mentality has flipped, but perhaps it's because I spent most of my college years in serious relationships, staying in and watching movies and studying instead of meeting boys at bars or playing beer pong with functioning alcoholics.

I don't have any regrets, and I wouldn't change a thing about my past, but I think it's interesting that I've always lived a little bit differently than everyone else, perhaps a little bit behind or a little bit backwards. Maybe I'm just narcissistic, and I'm really not as unique as I think, though sometimes I do feel 'left out' rather than 'special.' But going out with my friends for an early birthday celebration the other night reminded me that growing up doesn't mean shutting up, and we can still eat pizza and drink beer and sing karaoke until last call.

Bryn, Kimberly, Dina, Celeste, and Sarah came to BJ's in Burbank. Afterwards, we went to The Oaks in Sherman Oaks where Brandon, Adam, and Matt met up with us. I would like to publicly thank them for being so great. :) I feel very blessed. I love you all!

29 comments:

  1. I found your blog through Scathingly Brilliant. I totally get what you mean about feeling like the baby of the group and feeling left out sometimes. And I love your rule breaking outfit photos, haha. Looks like you had fun!

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  2. Um, love this. I adore rule breakers...

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. I want to know what you sang... -MS

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  4. I sang 'Tik Tok' by Ke$ha, but it was more like talking ;)

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  5. hahaha, i love this! :)

    http://saramadebeth.wordpress.com

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  6. screw the rules! i love this post. xxoo

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  7. This was such an awesome post. More power to you for breaking the rules girl. I love the photos, and everything you Didn't do haha. Also, you look wonderful :)

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  8. breaking rules makes for great posts!! keep having fun girl! I love it:)

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  9. Love it! Make your own rules...and break them too ;)

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  10. I love this post! You should do whatever you want. Your better for it! Doing what makes you happy is the way to go. You look fantastic and happy!

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  11. you sound so empowered! and by the way, you remind me of katy perry in those photos. totally enjoyed reading this post. :)

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  12. Heya! Visiting from Scathingly Brilliant! <3

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  13. yes, awesome post!
    and it looks like you had a fun night :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  14. I love this! I've been reading up on blogging since I began and every time I read something I come up with the conclusion that there are waaaay too many rules. Why the hell not break them? Are the blogging police coming? You just proved that you can make a wonderful story and not listen to any rules!

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  15. Blog on sister....this is YOUR blog......and you rock it:)

    Love all the pics...blurry ones too!! Mwah!

    June 1989 Jewelry Grand Opening!

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  16. haha. This made me laugh. I love your sense of humor! So fun!

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  17. I wish that everyone had to read this post before making a fashion blog. Just sayin'.
    P.S. I love that military jacket.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  18. Happy Birthday (early?) Live it up loud-mouth!

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  19. I break that blurry photo rule far too often. Great post! Happy birthday.

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  20. What a fun post! Love your attitude towards life :) Happy early birthday!

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  21. this looks like so much fun! and i think seeing photos like this, of bloggers being themselves and having a good time, are wonderful. you and your friends look wonderful!

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  22. Happy early birthday! I think enjoying yourself and having a lot of fun is so important!

    xoxo Mary Jo

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  23. Everyone has their own path! And there's nothing wrong with posting fun candids!

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  24. Hahahhahahah you had me giggeling with your breaking the rules. I love it, and I love YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  25. Every (well most) rule you mentioned, I definitely unintentionally do everytime a camera comes out.

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  26. Haha, you're fucking awesome.

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