Thirty, Flirty, & Thriving!




Blog Edit — I wrote this post before Tony asked me to marry him! And engagement story coming to this blog soon 🙂 So needless to say, my 30th Birthday was a dream come true!  Hi Sister-Friends! This post may be a bit long winded, so bear with me because I just turned 30 and I cannot even believe it!  Like, where the hell did the past ten years of my 20’s go??? I thought I would have more anxt and nervous feelings of oldness, but surprisingly I feel pretty dang great.

At a quick glance, let’s take a walk down memory lane!  I graduated from UNL & UNO with my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  I interned and worked at some pretty great places and then found my amazing job at Heartland Family Service.  I achieved my goal and dream to start my own blog and grew it into a successful business and passion!  For the past 9 years, I’ve gotten to be a puppy mom t0 Franklin (9) and Roger (6) whom we love soooo much.  Tony and I started dating when I was just a baby at the age of 22, so needless to say, we’ve grown up and grown together the past 7.5 years and I blessed beyond measure to have him in my life!  We’ve vacationed to Mexico (3x), NYC, KC (3x), and Hawaii!  I’ve become an animal advocate because God has put this cause on my heart!  I know I am called to be the voice for those animals who need help and love.  And me wearing my heart on my sleeve does not fall far from the tree, because I honestly have the most amazing parents that anyone could ask for.  They still would do (and they do) anything for their girls and I am so lucky to call them mine! I love it when people tell me I look/sound/act just like my mom… because CoCo is pretty!

And you know what else is a bonus, I feel that I’ve never looked better! How can that be you may ask at the old age of thirty?  Let me tell you that I’m the most comfortable in my skin & in my own style now more than I have ever been!  I know what works for me and what doesn’t.  I know that I have a strong, healthy, capable body and no matter if I still don’t have a super flat tummy or the most toned arms in the world, I still feel incredibly happy with who I am, on the inside and out.  I just feel at home.  And if that means that I’m getting wiser (and older), then 30 is nothing to be sad about!  So all in all, the past ten years were one hell of a ride and I cannot wait to see what the next decade has in store!

This past weekend we had a little early birthday celebration in which Tone and I went to our favorite Saturday spot for sushi and sips, and this is the outfit I wore.  I’m adding more black into my wardrobe and fell in love with these black booties!  I had been eyeing a pair of Dolce Vita nude peep-toe booties that looked just like this, but with a price tag of almost two-hundo, and knowing that I really did not need another pair of nude shoes, I never pulled the trigger.  And thank goodness I didn’t because much to my delight, the shoes I’m wearing are almost an exact match to the DV style and I definitely did need a good pair of black booties for the Fall, and they were under $40!

This was a new look for me (wearing black shoes… I don’t know why I have such a thing against them but I’m stepping out, yo!) and I felt super comfortable in it.  What do you gals think?  Since we took these photos with my iPhone, we didn’t grab any close ups of the items, so I’ve pulled some images so you can see the deets!

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Black Booties

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Gold Bib Necklace (I haven’t stopped wearing it since it arrived!)

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Yellow Mini Bag (obsessed!) // Similar (and less expensive) options here and here

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Denim Shorts // Black Top (old) but similar // Watch // Earrings // Rose Gold Bracelets

Thanks so much for reading today and have an awesome day, loves!

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