Hey gorgeous. As some of you may now, I am in my twenties (hashtag adulting--kinda!) So in honor of what is promised to be some of the best years of my life I wanted to share ten lessons you should know by and for your twenties.
I am also sharing one of my favorite go-to outfits with you all. If you are an OG reader of mine, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with off the shoulder tops. I love how they look on me, but I hate that I anytime I bend, lift my arms, or move in anyway (btw, I'm Cuban so I talk with my hands a lot, haha) the shirt shifts. Oh they also get all messed up via a seat belt so here's a quick fashion tip, when wearing an off the shoulder top make sure before you step out you fix your top...trust me on this one.
Anyways, I found this off the shoulder top (with straps too, I just usually tuck them in) at Macy's in one of my favorite colors, white, so you know I had to buy it. I swear I have more white tops currently in my closet than most people have in a lifetime. It's a serious addiction. What I love is that this top is lightweight so I don't melt under the Miami sun and pairs great with jeans! By the way: On my sneak peek,Instagram post I couldn't find the exact top to link, but I finally found it (thank you shopping stalker skills) and linked it below and here.
10 Life Lessons to Have in Your Twenties
1.) Manners Matter. In a generation where no one says please and very rarely do boys open doors for you, remember that manners DO matter. So say your please and thank you's! And surround yourself with people who also have manners, because that's what you deserve!
2.) Do what you love. I am a strong believer that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. As you are in the job market, choosing your major, or even figuring out your passions--remember you don't want to end up in a job you dread because you'll just hate life, find something that gives you a drive whether it is a job that pays a million or not!
3.) Love Yourself, Before You Give Love. You will never be able to fully give someone the love they deserve before you learn to love yourself.
4.) Surround Yourself with Positive People. My abuela always told me, "dime con quien andas, y diré quien eres." Which in translation means: Show me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are. I honestly live by this. While my friends and I may not necessarily have the exact same beliefs or morals, I always surround myself with "ride or dies" aka people who have three things: love me for who I am, push me to be the best me possible, and always have my back. Always look for people (especially close or best friends) with these three things and you will have a solid group.
5.) Know Your Worth. Not going to lie, this is one I struggle with a lot in my life. When people degrade us, let us down, or disrespect us, it is easy to think "wow maybe I deserve it." But don't let that little voice in your head tell you that. You deserve to be accepted, cared for, and respected. Never let anyone make you think otherwise.
6.) Praising someone else won't dim your success. Hype people up! Compliment your co-worker, comment on someone's Instagram picture they look beautiful, or write your BFF a text telling them how special they are to you. Society wants us to be "all about me", but instead learn to praise others. It will not only make their day but also helps you grow.
7.) Work Hard, Play Hard. I believe firmly in hard work, but when you work hard you got to reward yourself...buy that purse you've always wanted, spend a night on the town with your friends, or take a weekend getaway!
8.) Your Chandler is out there, he's just with Janice right now. If you know me, you know I LOVE Friends. It is literally my favorite TV show ever (so of course, I have to incorporate it!) When you hit your twenties I feel like people expect you to automatically be constantly dating or in a relationship, but honestly you don't. Everything in life happens at a certain time for a certain reason. Some people meet the love of their life at 14 and some people meet the love of their life at 40. Just wait for the one that'll make you smile, laugh, and love...there's no rush.
9.) Smile. This may seem like an easy one, but trust me its not. Sometimes life has you so down that you forget to smile, sometimes your heartbreaks so you forget to smile, and sometimes you see someone who put you down and can't even bear the thought of smiling. Never let anyone take your smile away. Never let those who put you down, see you down. Smile. Why? Because the best revenge is life is being happy.
10.) Speak Your Mind Always. I strive to always be candid and as honest as possible (sometimes to a fault!) Don't be afraid to say what is on your mind and share your perspective. We all may have different opinions, values, or thoughts...but it doesn't mean one is less valid than another.
Shop the Post
Top: Macy's - Sold out! (Similar ones linked!) |
Jeans: Sneak Peek - Sold Out! (Similar ones linked!) | Sunglasses: Fantas-Eyes (and here) |
Shoes: Steve Madden | Lip Stain: Sephora "Marvelous Mauve" (Color 13) |
Bracelet: David Yurman | Ring: Alex and Ani | Earrings: Taudrey (Similar ones linked!)