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So this day was spent with some of my favorite people who threw me a surprise party for my 18th birthday. 18. That’s a pretty pivotal moment in a teenage girls’ life. Maybe I won’t be at the club every weekend but 18 is still another year older. I could get that tattoo I’ve always wanted (haha no I can’t thanks to my parents), or i could get married (again not happening) but still knowing these are tangible things is pretty crazy to think about. I feel like my life is just starting with the commencement of college- new people, new classes, new ways of thinking. People say when they turn 18, they have a different outlook on life. Their priorities change, their interests change, and everything in between. It’s all too exciting to think about and I can’t wait to see what 18 has in store for me!

Featured Pieces: Dress: Express// Shoes: Forever 21// Bag: Stella&Max

Desire

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Desire is the strong feeling of wanting something important to happen to you. Looking back on it, the only desires I  had growing up was the desire to get the boy in math class to like me, but those have changed along with age. Now my desires fall under careers and personal goals that I hope to achieve in the future. Many people are scared of their desires because it means they have something to work toward that they may fail at, but in reality that should be more of a push.

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One thing I probably have the most desire for is fashion. I have the desire to grow in the world of fashion and find my true calling within in. Growing up I always loved fashion, even though I didn’t really understand it. I knew I always had to have cohesive pieces so I didn’t look completely crazy, but it also gave me joy when I put a specific outfit on. Fashion is a way to display your personality on a different level from others because you call the shots. With that much power and decision you are allowed, you are bound to make something magical from it.

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With the infinite amounts of bad days and heartbreaks we experience in a lifetime, desire keeps us sane. It’s a way for us to persevere and consummate our hoped for milestones, which should be enough of a reason to see desire as a positive and not an intimidating and daunting task.

Jeans: Topshop Top: Zara Shoes: Topshop

Desk Decor

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If there is anything I’m almost as passionate about as fashion, it’s definitely room decor. In my mind, I’m a big time interior designer who can design anything at the snap of a finger. Unfortunately, I’m confined to my bedroom and maybe the bathroom, but for now that’s good enough. The most exciting part of my room to design is hands down my desk area. It is imperative to have this space clean and modern; at least for me. It helps me think and clears my mind at the same time. While you’re working, it doesn’t hurt to make the space look good. Starting off with what I think is the most important; a mood board. If you’re working a job that requires constant creativity a board full of fun and inspiring pictures and ideas is the best thing to have, plus it looks really good over any desk. Next are plants! Who doesn’t love a little green? It adds color and earthy tones perfect for a workspace. Lastly, I love candles. They help me relax when I’m freaking out over work or just when I need a nice night in. They add so much to the decor aspect but also smell great! The bottom line here is, your office space is one of the most important parts of any home because it’s where work gets done! So putting a little love into your workspace will benefit you and your work a little more.

Monochrome Room Decor

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Room Decor has become my newfound obsession. While I only play with about three colors in the decor palette, it’s still an exciting time. These are some of the pieces I use for inspiration for my own home!

Celeb Spotlight: Victoria Beckham

If there is anybody who knows about fashion, it’s Victoria Beckham. This brilliant fashion mogul has been killing the fashion game for as long as we can remember, specifically after Spice Girls. She is the epitome of chic and fashionable, which is probably why she is so famous in the world of fashion. She has created an empire with her clothing line which soon contributed and sprouted her heavy influence in charities.

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Victoria knows exactly how to put an outfit together from top to bottom, even if she has some risky pieces, she rocks it. Even her kids are relevant in the fashion world, with her younger son being the face of Burberry. Freaking Burberry! Her fashion sense has definitely rubbed off on her family and millions of people, so now I’m hoping some of it will continue to rub off on me.

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Trends: Denim

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Let’s think back to a time when denim wasn’t the dominating fabric in American culture. It’s pretty hard to pinpoint a time simply because it was popular from the get go. Back in 1873, denim was created in San Fransisco by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss. During the Gold Rush, at the same time Davis and Strauss were working, miners needed heavy duty pants to resist hard work. From this denim jeans were created. Now for a while jeans were only worn by workers, however as the 50’s rolled along and teens learned what rock and roll meant, jeans were worn by all. During this time specifically, James Dean and other actors universalized jeans. They became a trademark piece for all the bad boys and greasers at the time, but men were not the only ones sporting this new trend. Marilyn Monroe revolutionized style for women when she wore jeans in her films as well. Denim quickly crept its way up the trend pole in America and has yet to leave.

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