Birthday feelings & the best romper I’ve ever owned…

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boohoo heart playsuit, braided updo, polette glasses, nyc fashion blogger, fashion blogger nyc
boohoo heart playsuit, braided updo, polette glasses, nyc fashion blogger, fashion blogger nyc
boohoo heart playsuit, braided updo, polette glasses, nyc fashion blogger, fashion blogger nyc
boohoo heart playsuit, braided updo, polette glasses, nyc fashion blogger, fashion blogger nyc

There’s only 3 days left in my life as a 27-year-old and I must admit, these late twenties are MUCH easier than the early twenties, but also (in my opinion) much more strategic.

my dad told me this year on his birthday that being in your 50’s feels like the 2nd half of a run. The first half is tough, and you try to find your rhythm and your breath, but by halfway through you’re settled and comfortable. i am not one to gravitate toward comfort, as i love to throw my life upside down and figure things out as i go – but i do see what he means. it feels like every single step i take now, whether it be a career move, or money savings tactics, or when to start a family, are all really big decisions that will effect me later on in life. some things on my mind as a gal approaching her thirties for anyone wondering (& please comment if you feel the same!) are…

– HOLY COW everyone i know is getting married and/or having babies. it is beautiful, and emotional, and also sort of like an epidemic.

– BABIES – are my mom vibes ever going to kick in? will i be a good mom? when is the RIGHT time to have one? should i wait and focus on my career and continue to wonder if getting pregnant will be easy and assume it will be, or should we start because we don’t want to be older parents?

– MY HOUSE IS TOO SMALL to even reproduce. HOLY CRAP i need a bigger home (i know a ton of people have probably been here)

– All of my friends are SO professional all of a sudden. Am i this way too? Since when did we get together to talk about jobs and finances and the news? OMG we might be boring.

– Life is really weird because you work to afford the things you want to do, but you can’t really ever do them because you have to work. all of these THINGS like buying a VW van and traveling everywhere and being everything we’ve ever wanted to be.. do we really have to wait to do them because work gets in the way? and when do they ever happen?

– WOW i am lucky to have the husband i have, and the incredible support system around me.

It seems more difficult for me to just enjoy the days as they come lately, because there’s so much thinking ahead all the time. But i guess sometimes you really do need to be a planner, and others it is better to ignore the plan.

Any other 28-year-olds out there? I’ll see you guys on Monday when I join the club 😉

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  • that dress is adorable

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  • So cuuuute!! Happy Birthday to you!!

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  • I can completely understand you! I'm happy I'm finally reading a blog where this is a topic and not just another engagement, marriage or baby. I'll be 29 in a couple of weeks and I feel like I'm at a crossroads with so many life decisions. Having a family especially. But then I meet people, mostly older people at work who already have kids who tell me I should wait as long as I can and enjoy my baby free life. Kids will be here soon enough!:)

  • Happy early birthday! I am only 23 and all of my friends are having kids and being all adult-like, growing up is weird!

    p.s. Your hair looks amazing (as usual).

  • Happy birthday when it comes! I am so in love with your hair in this post and you look beautiful as usual x

  • I just turned 26 and even though I'm a little bit younger than you, I'm totally feeling this! Our place is too small for kids, all of my friends are all of a sudden professional and discussing the news as well, and I work but am too busy to do everything I wanted, too!!! lol! Love it. But the best part about being with someone you love is knowing that whatever the strategy is, you have someone with you to support you and challenge you when needed. We'll figure it all out one day! Happy almost Birthday girl!

    xx Larisa

  • Haha the marriage and babies thing really is an epidemic. As our lives fly by, it's so good to ask ourselves all these tough questions… The hard part is deciding how to answer them! But somehow we're always able do it in the end. Life's weird. <3

  • Loved this honest post Steffy! I am 28 and definitely can relate on a bunch of the points. Definitely don't have the mom instinct yet, and even find myself not making a big effort to make friends with people who have kids just because I feel like I cannot relate AT ALL at this point in my life! The whole "working to make money to do the things you want but not having time because you have to work" hits especially close to home to me. But then I do see my parents who are retired doing what they want and traveling and living the life sooo… I know there's hopefully a happy ending in site but REALLY do I have to be 60+ to do it?!

    Anywaysss… Happy early birthday, wishing you all the best in your 28th year!
    xo Hannah

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  • I understand you very well. I'm 25 years old. I've just finished the career and I'm just at that moment when you have to look for your first job. I'm still living with my parents and I'm wanting to become independent with my boyfriend and begin to have "our life together." Then there is the question of wanting get married and have children, because he already has 32 years… And all our friends are married and we notice pressure in our circles… Agg! Besides, we want doing a lot of thing before. All this is crazy…

    Buuut, we think all the good things in the life come in the perfect moment if you don't force it, so, we can feel happy because we have had lucky until now.

    Ps. I love your printed playsuit ^^

    Xx, Macarena

  • "Life is really weird because you work to afford the things you want to do, but you can't really ever do them because you have to work. all of these THINGS like buying a VW van and traveling everywhere and being everything we've ever wanted to be.. do we really have to wait to do them because work gets in the way? and when do they ever happen?"

    Good god, the struggle is REAL.

    Though, I can tell you that even in a year and a half I've gone from worrying about what I was doing on Friday night, if the buses ran late enough to take my drunk ass home, who would be there, etc etc to being married, buying a house, and trying for kids –which we finally succeeded at just to learn that 'ectopic' pregnancies are a thing, and lost it. So TLDR went from being drunk and out late Friday nights to googling 'Ectopic Pregnancy'. Yep. Welcome to the 'Almost 30 Club'.

  • I turn 28 in September and I know exactly what you mean! I was living the student life for a while. But now that I'm back in the working world, everyone I know is married and/or having kids! I'm definitely feeling more like a grown up now. I have to say, I'm really glad my early and mid 20s are over. I was all over the place and I feel like I've figured things out since then.

  • I got this in the lead up to my 30th birthday – proper pre 30 meltdown – i'm in a relationship, we aren't engaged, we need a bigger house and what if I put off babies then it takes 5 years to have one!? On my 30th bd I was whisked off the NYC and got a proposal! Since then, we've got married and just bought a new house, and I just turned 31 – turns out turning 30 was the best thing! I'd say try and relax about things at the moment, you are married to your love and you are living in a City you love, with your own home and dog – perfect! xx

  • Nice look!! I love all your looks, could you please give me some suggestions on how to improve my outfits? Especially these ones? http://www.diaryofafearlessgirl.com/2015/07/my-latest-outfits/ please I want to improve 😀
    Thank youuuu :))) and never stop writing your blog!
    Valerye from http://www.diaryofafearlessgirl.com

  • Happy Birthday! Welcome to the 28 club! I'm here for a couple more months. And I TOTALLY feel you on the birthday thoughts. It's weird to see yourself in the world and the differences between yourself and your friends / colleagues. 🙂 Hope your bday is the BEST!

    xo Rachael / The Paraders