Into the 33rd year

March 11, 2020
Yesterday I celebrated my 33rd birthday! I took the day off, treated myself to a morning workout, had lunch with my mom and Sophia and even snuck in a little shopping. Later that night, Gary took me to dinner and it was a day full of celebrating. I think the last time I felt this excited about a year was when I turned 30. Thank you all so much for all the love and birthday wishes! I thought it would be fun to do a little list of things I wish I would have known / told myself at 23!

Jacket // Skirt (similar) (similar)  // Heels // Bag

  • Don't rush time! Everything will come at the right time for you!
  • Comparison is the thief of joy! Your life is not the same as anyone else's and your journey is just that - your own, so stop trying to live someone else's life. 
  • Save more money - you'll need it for a down payment on your house one day! 
  • Keep the sunscreen on - you'll thank me when you go on your honeymoon and get burnt on the first day and have a tan line that lasts an entire year! 
  • You have a ton of time on your hands right now, do something with it. Learn how to code, photoshop, take photos - really anything. The creativity that you're seeking is in you already - just figure out what you like to let it out!
  • Dating is supposed to be fun. Don't look at every guy like you're on the Bachelorette.
  • Call your grandma's! They aren't always going to be able to talk on the phone and you're lucky to have them right now, so call them, listen to their stories and visit when you can.
  • If you can stop biting your nails, that'll save you a ton of money down the road on fake nails & manicures.
  • Listen to your mom. It's this innate thing that happens and they just know it all. And when you become a mom, you're still going to ask your mom for her opinion, but somehow you'll know what to do! That's just the way the universe works.
  • Everything somehow manages to work it's way out!

Is there anything you wish you could go back and tell yourself at a younger age? Cheers to 33! 


  1. Happy Birthday, Biana! Sounds like you had a great day yesterday celebrating. I totally agree about not rushing time. People always said time goes faster when you are older and boy, is that the truth. Great advice!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. I couldn’t have said it better myself! You are so beautiful and I hope your day was as sweet as you are but please tell me you’re going to continue celebrating all week, truly it’s the month of Biana! xo

  3. Happy belated birthday friend!! Hope you felt extra loved yesterday!!

  4. Such great advice, Biana! Wishing you a VERY happy birthday!! xoxo

    Amen on calling your grandma - how I wish mine were still around.
    & I chuckled at the Bachelor comment :)

  6. Happy belated birthday! Glad you had a full day of treating yourself and celebrating! This is such a great list - many of which I'm still telling myself today! Not rushing time and talking to grandparents are SO important.


  7. Happy birthday to you! I'm glad you took a day off to relax and rejuvenate! It's so good for you!

  8. Yes, listen to your mom, haha! I wish I had! Happy birthday again! So glad you had a great day.

  9. so cute, I love these!! Sounds like an amazing birthday!! xox

  10. Hey B', you look lovely in the photos.

    Happy belated Birthday as well, girl! ^.^

  11. Happy belated Birthday! What a gorgeous skirt, you look fabulous.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  12. Love this! I'll be 33 in July, so right there with you on so much of this. Each year is truly a gift. Happy birthday! xo

  13. Happy birthday love! I’m so glad it was a great day!!
    You look fabulous in that skirt jacket outfit!!

  14. Like a fine wine... you just get better with age!!! I love you and am blessed to have known you when you were 23 (and before!) and treasure you even more now!!!! XOXO, R

  15. Happy Birthday sweet friend, and yay for taking the day off and treating yourself! Loving all those tips especially wearing sunscreen and calling your grandmas <3

    Green Fashionista

  16. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a fabulous day celebrating. I absolutely love your list of things you wish you knew at 23. I am 43 and sometimes still need to remind myself of some of those things. You look as beautiful as ever. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

    xx, Elise

  17. Love all of these... and really glad to know that I'm not the only one who burned and ended up with a tan line that lasted a year. I'm still baffled at how that happened, lol.

  18. Looking fabulous as always dear! Belated happy birthday!

    Jessica |


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