What a trip! As you’ve probably noticed from my Instagram, I spent all of last week exploring Israel with my family. Unlike most of my more relaxing beach vacations, this was quite the adventure. From floating in the Dead Sea, to exploring Old Jerusalem, to spending a night at a Bedouin Camp in the middle of the desert, this was certainly an unforgettable trip. The Dead Sea was one of the most memorable experiences. We covered ourselves in mud (so good for your skin!) and the weightless feeling of floating was unreal. I got to ride a camel (always a dream of mine!) and walking through thousand year old ruins was mind-blowing. Tel Aviv is a stunning city as well – super modern, open-minded, and laid back. Connecting with my cultural past was certainly the most impactful part of the experience and I couldn’t be more thankful that I was able to go. Hope you enjoy my photos and get to go to this wonderful country at some point in your life as well!
I’m so excited to share my first home tour today on one of my favorite sites, The Everygirl! You’ve seen some of my posts over the past few months where I’ve documented the process of putting together my new apartment and now you can see the finished product! Since this is my first time living alone, I’ve really been able to express my own personal style through my apartment and it’s been such a joy. I’m so excited to get to share with you all not only my home but some tie bits about my life and career as well. Take a peak below and see the full feature here.
// photos by Edyta Szyszlo
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I’m 20, but most people think I’m anywhere between 14 and 17. Very rarely do people think I really am in my 20s. Mostly, it’s my height (I’m 5’1”), but it’s also because I have a “baby face”, and wear just normal jeans and a t-shirt. I also don’t do much with my make up. (Mostly eyeliner and mascara; sometimes eye shadow depending on my outfit and mood, very rarely lipstick).
I was just wondering if you had any advice on how to dress for my age and how to wear my hair and do my makeup so people don’t mistake me for a teenager?
I think changing up your clothes is the best place to start. Jeans and a casual t-shirt can definitely look too young, especially if you’re already short. I would update your jeans to dark wash skinny jeans. They’re classic and look sleek and mature. I would also update your cotton t-shirts to silk blouses. There are lots of silk blouses right now for us girls in our twenties – try Madewell or Piperlime. Next up are your shoes – these are super important. Wearing casual shoes like converses can make you look younger. Try something more sleek like feminine flats, or if you’re more of a tomboy (like me), try booties! They can really make an outfit look edgier and more grownup, yet still casual. Piperlime has a great selection.
As for your makeup, definitely keep it simple yet mature. This means focus more on your skin and your face, and keep your eyes simple. One thing teenagers usually do that adults don’t is wear a lot of eye makeup and nothing on their face. I actually have a post going up tomorrow with tips on face makeup that might help you, so be sure to check it out!
I would also focus on your hair. Throwing it up in a ponytail or bun can make you look young. Try styling it up a bit more, whether it’s touching up your natural waves with a curling iron or blow drying it straight. Having your hair nice and sleek can really amplify your look.
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