Feeling 22!

burgundy-pleated-dresscasual-winter-outfitburgundy-casual-dresslouis-vuitton-favorite-mmloft-dresspleated-dressburgundy-dresspleated-detailsI’ve always wanted to be 22 so I could jam out to Taylor Swift’s “22” for the entire year. Well, the jamming started way early. I’ve been singing this song nonstop for the past month and it’s always in my head!

I feel like just yesterday I turned 21. I couldn’t wait to finally (legally) drink a glass of wine at a restaurant with my family. It’s crazy how much can happen in one year. I mean… I’m still a crazy immature person but I’ve seen myself grow throughout this past year and I’m okay with it! As a now-22-year-old, I plan to really work hard on my blog, my relationship with my family (to make it even stronger!) and to travel more. I’m actually going to NYC this month, are you surprised?

My best friend comes into town tomorrow and today I’ll be spending the day with family and hanging out and going to Miami Beach at night to party a little! Follow along on Snapchat (laurenpatao).

Also, tomorrow my beachy wave tutorial will go live on my YouTube channel! Make sure to keep an eye out for that.

Thank you so much for being in my life and following along since I was 20. Can’t believe it’s almost been two years of blogging!

Love you all so much, xo.


Lauren Ashley
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  1. Jordyn

    Crazy obsessed with that dress, it looks phenomenal on you pretty girl! Happy Birthday!! Like you I was so excited to turn 22 so I could jam to Taylor’s “22” all year long, I was OBSESSED. When I turned 23 I was so sad really only because the song can’t be my anthem anymore. Have fun with all of the birthday festivities!

  2. Jenny

    Happy 22nd birthday, Lauren.
    Glad to know a fellow blogger who is also a Capricorn!
    And I felt the same when I turned 22 with the T.Swift 22 jam haha.
    Have a great year πŸ™‚

    xoxo, Jenny

  3. Mandy Paulino

    Happy Birthday!!, I had the same thought about the T.Swift song two years ago! You just got a new follower here! πŸ™‚

    Feel free to visit me back πŸ™‚

  4. Brittany Buie

    Happy birthday! You look gorgeous and I may have to get my hands on this dress! So, so cute! 22 was a good year for me! Hope you have a wonderful day love!


    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

  5. Alexandra Adams

    Happy birthday! I totally jammed to T.Swift all of last year when I was 22. I just turned 23 on the 29th of December, and was so sad it wasn’t accurate for me anymore! I did the same thing with ’16 Going on 17′ from The Sound of Music, too!

    Alexandra Adams | X-Height-Ment

  6. Elana

    “We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same time
    It’s miserable and magical oh yeah.” Such a good song! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love this look!

  7. Ashley

    So excited for what this year has in store for you!!! Happy happy birthday to my favorite blogger babe.

    Love you!!

    xo Ash

  8. Sofia

    Happy birthday!!! I wish you all the best for this year. I have been enjoying all the birthday celebrations on snapchat. LOL You are hilarious.

    Happy New Year!



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