The Darling Nomadess: I'm Not Feelin' 22 Anymore!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I'm Not Feelin' 22 Anymore!

Photo Credit: My little sister, Brittney
Scarf: Target // Tank: Kohls // Maxi Skirt: New York & Co. // Sandals: RueLaLa // Sunglasses: NY&C

Something Corporate, one of my favorite bands, sang about being 21 and Invincible, while T.Swift's "Feelin' 22" was blasted on my 22nd birthday. Today I celebrate turning 21 for the third time 23. I've been trying to wrap my mind around this number for the past 6 months. For instance, when I walk up stairs I have to pause, put my hands on my hips and take a few deep breathes, as I say to myself "Come on ol' girl, just a few more steps. You're starting to get old, but you haven't hit 23 yet." Most of my friends are younger than me so it's often joked that I'm the old woman in the group. 

With age comes wisdom, right? Maybe, maybe not. However, if there is one thing for certain it's that small things can and do make a difference. This is why I'm asking you to help me celebrate my birthday by paying it forward in kindness to those around you. It doesn't have to be expensive like giving a homeless man an Audi but maybe get him a meal from McDonalds for $3 or leave an encouraging note in a neighbor's mailbox. I hope that you'll join me and share your story at my birthday party - #DarlingsPayItForward. Find more info here and join on the Facebook event!

With Love,

Linking up with Style Elixir!


  1. Love, love, love this outfit! Especially that scarf!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  2. Hello Ashliegh and Happy 23rd Birthday Pretty Girl. In love with this outfit and your fun pattern-mixing. Adore your skirt and sandals and your hair is looking so cute. =)

    I did make mention of your birthday and the little #DarlingsPayItForward today by the way. Check today's post. I miss hearing from you.

    Happy July and Birthday Month!! <3 Ada.

  3. happy birthday! love your pay it forward campaign! :)

  4. I had the same thought turning 23. I felt that 22 was a young adult, and 23 makes you and adult. Ugh. Hate that word. It's sad all the adult things I have to do now, that I am 24, and each year there's more and more. At times I feel like i'm 85, but I look like i'm 16! Hopefully You have an awesome and fun b-day. And if you ever need to talk about being old, just pull up your rocking chair next to mine ;)

  5. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one!

  6. I love the print mixing! Happy Birthday!

    Please check out my blog!
    xo, Michaela

  7. love the outfit! that maxi skirt and scarf are so cute :)


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