Birthdays, and Crying in a Dressing Room

So, this Tuesday is my 30th birthday. I’m really excited about it! Probaby because I already spent some time freaking out about it, so that’s all out of my system. I realized freaking out is a waste of energy and kind of boring. It also can potentially cause premature lines. It’s better to be excited! Plus I reached all my “Must Do Before 30” goals. Intern for Conan (check! although, let’s be real: it’s not like I could really do that after 30 haha), communicate with Lindsay Lohan via Twitter (double check!), write a book (check!), sign with dream agent (check!). It’s hard to freak out when you can put concise little check marks next to your life list.

And I love concise little check marks.

When it comes to my birthday, it doesn’t take a lot to make me over-the-top excited. Some new clothes, Hanson merch, and makeup is really all it takes to get me like

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Add on the fact that I managed to pick up two pair of Mossimo jeans from Target last week, and I was like

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I’ve always been drawn to Target jeans. They’re super cute and affordable. But for some reason, I’ve never been able to figure out how to calculate their sizing.

If you’re in a bad mood, I highly suggest staying far away from the Target dressing rooms. Even if you’re in a good mood, steer clear. Because standing in there and trying to fit into their brand will put you in a bad mood. I have never had an ounce of luck in Target dressing rooms. The cut of all their jeans and shorts, combined with the huge mirrors and lighting is recipe for a tearful disaster.

But then back in May I fell in love with these cute striped shorts they had in bright pink. I knew once I tried them on, things would take a horrible nose dive. So I tried them on without actually looking in the fitting room mirror and went only by how they felt. Then when I got home, lo and behold, they looked really cute. This also worked last week for my new jeans. This is how I will only ever try on clothes from now on. It’s a great system.

Next week, I’ll be doing a birthday haul kind of blog post, like all the YouTubers do. I’m excited to play beauty guru for a day!