Tickled Pink and 22 in Des Moines

Disclaimer: You’re about to experience quite possibly my favorite blog post I’ve ever done!

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been waiting to post my 22nd birthday blog like all the fashion bloggers wait for Fashion Week (which also not-so-coincidentally happens to be during my birthday).

And thanks to Tswizzle, 22 is now a semi-significant bday, at least when it comes to ‘gram posts.  For that, thanks, girl.

But pop culture needs aside, this year’s birthday really is significant. It’s the first birthday I’ve been on my own, without the fam or my BFF. A little over a month ago, I said to myself “I wonder where and what I’ll be doing on my birthday?” So today that question is answered, and this move will make this birthday one that I won’t forget. It represents growing up, being brave, trying new things, enjoying new people and not taking life too seriously.

And to me, that’s what the color pink represents and why it’s part of my blog identity. THE original Girl Boss and founder of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, sums up my life motto perfectly: “You ask questions. You take your life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass.”

#Girlboss to #Girlboss, I couldn’t agree more. 

So this couldn’t just be ANY regular post, so I’m proud to reveal my first fashion post showing off my new adorable city! And of courseee I did it in a way that will just tickle you pink. Because I’m not messin’ around here, I also teamed up with a Rock N Reconstruct, a Des Moines designer. This outfit might set the bar for an outfit that embodies literally *everything* Tinseled Pink.

Major side note: My Kendra Scott BFF Hannah gave me the brand, spankin’ new multicolored drusy Elisa necklace for my bday and I. Am. Uhhhbbsessed. You have to see it in person to appreciate its beauty.

So enjoy the tour of this on-the-rise Midwest city photographed by the adorably sweet Abigail Tocci Creative! Hope you like the view, and I can’t wait to share this little-big city with you all!












lace dress: Rock N Reconstruct // jewelry: kendra scott // shoes: steve madden 

abigail tocci photography



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