Elle’s Edit: 25 Lessons I’ve Learned In My 25 Years


In honor of my 26th birthday (woof!) on Saturday, I wanted to share 25 life lessons that I’ve learned over the years.

I was planning on going more in depth for each and every one of these but I figured y’all would get tired of me after reading five. As I reflect over my first quarter of my life (cringing writing this), I realized that my life is pretty damn good. I’m incredibly blessed with my friendships, my family, my job, my health, and all aspects of life. If my 10 year old self would see what I accomplished since then I think I would be very proud. I laugh as I’m typing this because when I was younger I said by the age of 26 I would be driving a mini van (it was my dream car as a child..judge me), married, and with two children. Well, none of that is true. I’ve come to realize that life doesn’t have to always go as planned and I have to trust God with his plan for me..and with that, I know that everything will be a-okay!

Take care of your skin

Cherish memories with loved ones

Reading can actually be enjoyable

Eating out is expensive

Boys suck

Work hard

But still have fun

Go outside your comfort zone

Make new friends

Travel

Splurge on yourself

Working out can be fun

Life doesn’t have to always go according to plan

Patience is hard to come by

Educate yourself on world affairs and politics

Reality TV may be trash but watch it anyways

Cooking can be a burden but learn how to do it

Take risks

Be your own best friend

Learn how to be independent

Never fake it until you make it

Get rid of toxic friendships

Smile often

Don’t assume that people have your best interests at heart

Trust that God has a plan for you


Thanks for reading Elle’s Edit. If you have any topics that you would like for me to discuss, feel free to email me at elizabeth.lane.dooley@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you! xo


do it for the ‘gram

  • How many apple cider donuts is too many apple cider donuts? Asking for myself🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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Not gonna lie, when I went apple picking a few weeks ago, I may or may not have eaten 4😟 #supersexy Since I’m leaving for Vermont tomorrow, I’m getting ready to indulge in even more #basicbitch Fall activities — and I hope apple cider donuts are included😇
  • Sharing ALL the details about what I learned from a fun filled morning with @netaporter and @instagram — everything from engagement, your grid, and getting hacked — on The Champagne Edit! (PS: The algorithm isn’t working against you🙃) #thenetset #netaporter #instagram
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 @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2xMDH #liketkit // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Today was an actual DREAM😍 I had the opportunity to go to @instagram headquarters with @netaporter and learn from badass women in the digital space: @garypeppergirl, @galagonzalez, and @evachen (#goals). I also treated myself to a massage (#heaven) and then doubled at @soulcycle🙌🏻 If today wasn’t a perfect day, I’m not sure what is😌🤷🏻‍♀️ #mylifeissohard #guccibelt #blazer #fallfashion #nycblogger #balenciaga #netaporter #thenetset // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • 8 classes down, 2 more till I hit my first goal of #SoulTogether 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 There’s honestly no better feeling than to be in a room with 65 other people (and @mantaszvinas because how could we forget about that guy🤷🏻‍♀️🙃) who are STRIVING for something. No, we don’t have all the same goals, same interests, or intentions. But we are all there for a reason, and that’s enough for me☠️💛 The @soulcycle community is such a special one...and something I’m beyond grateful for🙌🏻 . #soulgifted
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If you’re in New York, LET’S RIDE TOGETHER! Let me know if you’re in and we’ll set it up🚲🙌🏻
  • Getting ready for you, weekend😍 Oh, guess who’s getting a hair cut on Saturday💇🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 Should I just trim it or go a little shorter?! Let me know your thoughts...I’m torn!
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What’s your favorite way to hit the refresh button once Fall rolls around?!
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📸 by @pret.a.photo // http://liketk.it/2xImY #liketkit @liketoknow.it #everlane #cashmere #fallweather
  • Feeling like a lady in my favorite @galmeetsglam dress in my favorite city in the world (and I’m just so damn lucky to call it home)🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, Wednesday is ALMOST over! What’s getting you through the rest of the week?🤞🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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http://liketk.it/2xGRm #liketkit @liketoknow.it // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Anyone else feel like they thrive in an all black look like this?🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 What’s your go-to Fall look?! #fall #falloutfit
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📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • The shoes I won’t stop buying or wearing — NEW POST on The Champagne Edit👩🏻‍💻 I always get asked about my Gucci shoes, so I wrote an ENTIRE post about it...including how I got a few pairs at a steal of a price🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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