Good morning loves! Long time no blog. I finally turned 20! Wee! Not a teen anymore, so I decided that it’s time for some serious adulting! I realized that if you seriously want something you have to work hard, be mature, and most importantly motivate and push yourself to get it. As I get older, nobody else is gonna hold my hand and walk me to the finish line. At the end of the day, it’s just me myself and I. Truly, that is one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the past year. 20 means fully focusing on myself and learning more about who Jenni is. It means taking as many opportunities as possible to do things I love. It means focusing on my career, future self, and inspiring more people on the way. To me, turning 20 is all about my self journey. I’m very excited for the opportunity to embark upon this new decade, and see a different side of life!
Birthday morning consisted of brunch and shopping with my sister, Sandy, and her fiancé (soon to be brother in law! yay! So excited!), Mike. We headed out to Fashion Island in Newport Coast. Brunch was at Sweet Maple. They had these amazing maple bacon donut appetizers and a great selection of brunch and lunch! Deeeelish! And, they even brought me cute little raspberry sorbet birthday sweets, great service! Sandy and Mike gifted me the Miu Miu by Miu Miu perfume! If you’re reading this, thanks guys, I love it!
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We did some shopping afterwards, because how can you not when you’re at fashion Island! #tempting. We went into Anthropologie (my favorite store ever!) and found some holiday goodies! This table was so festive. Currently waiting for all the after christmas damage i’ll do here in a few days!
Oh yeah, and I also left out one really really exciting detail for the end….. I’M GONNA BE A BRIDESMAID! Woo! Sandy surprised me at brunch and asked me to be her bridesmaid next Fall at her wedding. At the end of brunch, our server brought out this wooden crate and placed it in front of me. I was super shocked but totally thought it was just another birthday surprise that Sandy had put together for me. The card had a huge metallic gold heart on it & it was like a scratcher with the message under the gold part! So creative. It read,
As soon as I saw the beginning of the word, bridesmaid, I felt the tears coming and I looked up at my sister and just felt so grateful and excited to be apart of her big day! They made fun of me for crying, but I couldn’t help it lol! Anyways, it was the most perfect surprise to top off my birthday brunch! Couldn’t ask for anything better.
My outfit for the day was a grey sweater dress + festive holiday scarf + sparkly black tights + black booties + and a simple black coat! Perfect for the holidays & cold weather.
Later during the day, I drove up to LA to see my other sister, Dianne. She surprised with me tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet in LA, so sweet! For my outfit, I threw on a nude blazer coat, a huge furry scarf, and did some red lips! Pop! Afterwards we did dinner at this cute little Japanese restaurant! So much sashimi guys… my sister knows me best! She surprised me with the cutest new Kate Spade necklace that i’ll have to show you guys! And lastly, the night of course ended with a sleepover!
Needless to say, I had an amazing birthday spent with the people I love most! 20 is gonna be a good year, I can feel it! Cheers, to twenties!