Twenty-five.

So, this week I turned 25.

Yeah, 25. I can't believe it's here either. I mean, 25 is a milestone. I have been on this Earth for a quarter of a century. Geez.

I have to say, this 25th year may have been the best one yet.

Also - in the last few months, my advice giving skills really seem to be sky-rocketing. So, there that is.

When it came to celebrating my birthday, there were just a few things I really wanted.

My friends and family together in one spot, coated in fabulousness, of course.

A really good cake.

Golden number balloons.

I'm a happy girl.

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The balloons are still alive a few days later, and I don't even mind when people stare at me while I trot down my street with them to snap these photos.

My loved ones have clearly picked up on my love for metallics - especially gold. Honestly, aside from the bottles of cabernet sauvignon (my favorite kind of wine), pretty much all of my gifts were of the shiny variety. It's nice knowing your people really know you. Kiss, kiss.

This statement necklace is a new staple - yes, I said staple - in my holiday wardrobe. Because seriously, this is the season for sparkle.

Bonus: it's currently on sale! Hello, beautiful.

Also, the cord design of this flashy piece makes it extra comfortable. I will be seeking out more cord necklaces in the future.

So, how did you celebrate your birthday this year?

Are you feeling wiser as you get older?

What shiny staples are you rocking this holiday season?

Let me know!

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Wearing - blouse buy Express (similar), black boyfriend trousers by Old Navy, metallic gold Oxfords via TJ Maxx (similar), black felt bowler hat by Urban Outfitters, statement necklace by J. Crew, handmade stacking bracelets (contact me to order)

Enjoy the season before it blows away!

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The FF Sig

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