Banana Republic double breasted stripe blazer & Ryan fit luxe twill stripe pants (also love the Blake fit pants!), River Island ankle strap sandals

I turn 32 on Saturday. I can't believe that it's already time for another birthday. Time certainly does fly. I feel like while the years seem to fly, I feel like so much more has happened in these last few years. I thought it would be a great time to share 10 lessons I've learned in this 32 years I've been on the planet. 

1. Every woman needs a great power suit. I'm wearing one of my new favorites in this post. I eyed it in Banana Republic months ago and waited for an amazing sale to snag it. Nothing makes me feel more powerful or badass than a great suit. More specifically, a pant suit in a bold color or pattern. 

2. Always have multiple irons in the fire. My dad always taught me this. He was a successful entrepreneur with several business. However, he never got complacent and always looked for another investment or business he could start. He never wanted to be dependent on one income. 

3. Always keep cash on you. I'm so bad at this but it's so true. You should always keep cash on you in case you leave your card at home, end up some place that only takes cash or need to get gas in an emergency and card readers are down. I've used my emergency cash way too many times. 

4. Keep AAA on deck. You never want to be stranded on the side of the road. In the middle of the night. Trust me. 

5. One decision can change your whole life. I have really learned this the last few years. Accepting that last minute party invite might mean meeting the love of your life, getting your dream job or meeting a lifelong friend. 

6. Tailoring is necessary. I mention this so often, I sound like a broken record. Tailoring is the key to making your clothes look more expensive. I've purchased plenty of clothes that were slightly too large because I got a great deal on them and knew I could get them tailored. 

7. The Color Purple is the greatest movie of all time. Don't fight me on this. 

8. Listen to what your mom says about friends and significant others. She's 100% right 100% of the time. 

9. If you have an awful interview experience, the job will most likely be awful, too. I learned this the hard way in the past. If a company is a hot mess during the interview process, it's a sign of things to come. 

10. Handwritten thank you notes are a must. I collect thank you cards and after an interview, a colleague goes above and beyond for me or I have a great experience with a brand for the blog, I send a handwritten thank you note. In the age of technology, it's nice to receive something other than an email!