My birthday is coming up this Friday (eek!) and I'm turning 30. Along with the requisite celebration, I can't help but feel like this rite of passage must be lined with ever-the-more meaningful gifts- ones that will usher me into a far more insightful, lucrative and classy decade. A decade of champagne budgets (or at least Prosecco budgets, which are better than beer budgets) and friends with beach houses.
Of course I would judge a birthday by gifts- it's the American way. My 20's were all about designer jeans, a bag with some kind of label on it and shoes that gave me a lifetime of deformities and permanent PTSD (but oh so pretty, right Jimmy Choo?). Somehow I've learned a few things over the past 10 years, and I'm ready to leave that all behind and welcome my 30's with toned calves and practical flats. Learn from my list of what every 30 year old woman needs and deserves:
A Good Haircut (and Color and Hair Tools)I recently spent a horrifying amount of money on a haircut and color. And guess what: I'm hooked. It was WORTH IT because I wear it every day and I fucking love compliments. If you fucking love compliments too, consider splurging. This goes for hair tools as well...
I love my Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care (from Woodley & Bunny, where I got my highlights & cut) and this T3 ceramic hair curler that doesn't give you that tell-tale Dance Recital crimp.
True & Co., an excellent online fitting resource and shopping site- they are awesome.
recommends these affordable goodies, and she has gorgeous skin!
Something Gloriously Impractical and YouthfulI just HAD to have this tulle skirt. It's kind of ridiculous because really, when am I going to wear a tutu? But then I will, because I do shit like that. And it'll look awesome in my opinion and I won't care about anyone else's so there. Plus, it evokes memories of ballet dancing as a child, and romantic Pinterest photos and Paris because people probably wear tutus to the dentist in Paris.
What am I forgetting? What else does one need to gracefully transition from the third to the fourth decade?