Recently I have faced the many dilemmas of adulthood. From what I’ve learned so far, what many like to call “adulting,” is no easy feat. It’s crazy to me that all you learn in high school and college is rarely applicable to real life, especially adulthood. School teaches you to be book smart, but it’s up to your parents and yourself to teach you how to be street smart. Things like changing your car oil, cleaning the oven (it cleans itself so it should be easy right?), registering your expired car, working 8-5, filing for tax refunds, switching all your banking information from one account to the other in order to pay bills – there aren’t classes for these, only life lessons. My mother and I recently had a phone call about my troubles with adulting. She jokingly said to me, “You know what Taylor? Throughout all of life’s bullshit I have just learned to smile and be happy, because if I’m not smiling and being happy then I’m going to cry.”
I could not agree more! As a 23-year-old I have not even come close to the adulting my 50-something-year-old mother has, especially not with having no children. I decided that I won’t let life’s bullshit take control of my happiness. I’m going to start to “think pink.” Thinking pink is something I thought of, which is roughly based on the song La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf. In the song, the French musician sings about the literal translation, life in pink, which in colloquial terms means living life in love. It’s seeing life through pink tinted lenses. When the troubles of adulthood are clouding your feelings, just remember to think pink and stay positive! Every day is a learning process. Every lesson and challenge is only there to make you push your limits to learn and grow from them. Thinking pink will not only calm you down from stressful situations, but it will also remind you to just be happy – to enjoy the little things life has to offer!
In this photo shoot I am totally channeling the vision of thinking pink! Nothing brightens up my day like the view of a fresh bouquet of flowers. With my pretty tulips tucked into my favorite Dagne Dover tote, I spent my day smiling and reminding myself that although I am struggling somedays, every fight is worth the victory. This adorable little dress from Fabulous Finds, which reminds me of a vintage Chanel dress, is perfect to think pink in! It is made from tweed and has little silver threading details. The hemline is really unique and has a tennis-style skirt at the bottom. I paired this dress with my new flats from Asos that are currently on sale for $25. My friend Sam, a fellow Style Collective girl, owns the boutique Fabulous Finds. It is located in Fayetteville, NC and it carries all sorts of colorful products such as Lilly Pulitzer, Kendra Scott and GiGi New York. You can shop online at fabfindsboutique.com. Definitely check the boutique out and help support a local, female-entrepreneur business! I hope I have inspired you all to start thinking pink and staying positive throughout all of life’s hardships. We can get through it, especially if we think pink <3
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