Golden Year

Goodbye 23. Hello 24! My Golden Birthday (also known as Champagne Birthday) has finally arrived and I have no doubt ’24’ will be amazing. In case you don’t know what your Golden Year is, it’s when you turn the age of your birth day (ex.: 24 on January 24). Sorry if you were 11 when this happened.


For some reason turning a year older isn’t scary to me (yet). I don’t know if its because I’m excited for what’s to come or if I am finally comfortable and happy with the direction my life is going. Most likely a healthy combination of both.

You may know this about me or you may not but, for a long time I felt stuck. I felt like nothing was going right and the universe was working against me. When I started The Sunny Side of Things it was my way of taking control of my life. I wanted to create a place where I could share all of my passions with the hope that at least one person would take interest. Who knew there are so many likeminded people out there? I sure didn’t.

24 will be a year of extreme growth, this I am certain of. I will travel internationally for the first time EVER (the first stop will be on the other side of the globe). That alone will be the growth some experience in an entire year, or lifetime, so I am very fortunate. I’ll continue being a writer, stylist, social media coordinator, photographer and marketer for my blog. It sounds like a lot of work because it is a lot of work. Spoiler alert: it’s worth it.

So here’s to long nights, long flights, health, happiness, and love.

tulle skirt

Shop my look

Lover’s Lane Ribbed Bodysuit (similar) // Tulle Skirt // Slip // Tory Burch Metal Logo Stud Bracelet (similar) // Pearl & Metal Double-Wrap Bracelet (similar) // Faux Suede Ankle Strap Sandals 

Special thanks to my photographer AKA my mom for making this happen.



  1. Paula
    January 24, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Happy Birthday, Golden Girl! Enjoy every bit of the year ahead.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • January 24, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks Paula <3 Miss you!

  2. January 25, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    You look beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and good luck with your upcoming adventures❤️❤️

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