Sixteen things I've learned being sixteen

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Sara Wallflower 36 Comments

Hello everybody!

Since I’m celebrating my 17th birthday today, on January 31st, I decided to share with you some of the things I’ve learned being 16. Of course I’ve learned a lot more, but the list would be endless if I wrote everything- I can’t even believe so much has happened in such a short time as 16 years.

Listen to your mother

I had to write this as a number one, because we all often underestimate mother’s opinion. But let’s face it- they are almost always right. I don’t know why I always think I know more than a woman who has experienced so much more than I have. In my defence- we learn from mistakes, right?

Best friends exist

I’m hearing from people my age all the time, that there is no such thing as ‘bff’. As there’s an age limit for when you meet your real friends. I’ve been best friends with Katja for 5 years, with Saša for 14 years and I’ve been friends with Ajda for 2 years. It’s true- I don’t know if we’ll be friends in 20 years from now, but if I’d have to guess, I’d say there’s a big chance we’ll be ‘friends forever’. You just have to find friends you share your interests with.

Don’t overthink everything

That’s actually an advice for me too, as I literally overthink everything- how I behave, what I do, what I say, what grades I get in school... But I’ve learned not to overthink unimportant things that don’t drastically affect my life.

Don’t take other’s opinion too personal

You sometimes have to hear some constructive criticism, so you can develop personally, but don’t take everyone’s opinion too personal. Those people are often just too disappointed about their life and all they do is making opinion about people they don’t even know. I admit- other’s opinion still affects me sometimes (being called small all the time sucks), but I’ve learned to build walls around me.

Have fun

Enjoying life while being young is okay and so is having fun. Even if you embarrass yourself sometimes (or all the time like me), that’s perfectly fine- those kind of moments are the moments that make your life so much more interesting. And those are the moments you’ll remember when you’ll be old. Can’t wait to see what kind of moments I’ll make posts about when I’ll be 70 years old- being optimistic :).

Travel, try new food, meet new people, do new and exciting things

I travel as much as my finances allow me. But one of my biggest dreams is to travel, be adventurous and spontaneous, even if that means only taking car trips to the nearest countries. I’ll be at least able to say I haven’t lived a boring life.

Think about the future

Even if you’re 16, your motto should not be ‘yolo’. Think about the future, even if only a couple of years, months or just weeks in advance. It’s totally fine to sometimes go with the flow, but you still should have some plans for the future and don’t act like a child all the time. Just in case if you don’t get to marry a billionaire who would buy you three cars and you’ll actually have to work to get money.

Cats will always stand by your side

If you feel like something’s missing in your life, just buy a cat. Cats will always stand by your side and they’re an excellent company- of course if you feed them all the time. Everyone needs at least one (or twenty, you can choose) cute fluffy cat in their life.

If you can’t stop thinking about it...buy it

If you really really really want something, then buy it now or cry later. I’m quite rational when it comes to buying things and I buy a bit more expensive things only if I want them for more weeks or months. But every now and then you can still buy a piece of clothing, perfume, bag you know you won’t even use. Just to look so damn good on your shelf.

Make others happy

Make others happy all the time. Smile at people, say hello, help them with anything, talk to them. Little things like that will make them happy, but it will also be a lot easier for you to find your inner happiness.

Do good and good will come to you

If you do good, good will come to you, there’s nothing more to say.

Relax and don’t stress too much

It seems that stress literally controls my life and I feel like I can’t even relax. But it’s good to read an interesting book from time to time, watch that old cartoon you used to watch when you were little and just do nothing. I can’t even express how much I appreciate those kind of moments.

Learn to accept yourself

This is probably one of the hardest things in my life. Learning to accept myself is still in progress, but I really hope I’ll be able to like my body/ thinking/ personality soon, because this restricts me from doing so many new things, meeting new people, talking to people and staying in touch with them.

Appreciate what you have

Appreciate everything you have and never take anything for granted. I’ve appreciate what I’ve had since I was little and I know my parents work really hard to buy my sister and me new clothes, to buy food and daily supplies, take us to different trips. I know they often didn’t had enough money, but they still bought us that toy that every kid in our school had. So it actually annoys me so much when some teenagers from which I except a certain level of maturity literally cry because they got a black iphone instead of the white one (this is only a generalized example, I certainly don’t have such an opinion on every teenager).

Crying is okay

You should definitely cry your tears out every now and then. I always keep all the bad things in myself for so long and then I suddenly explode and cry for hours and hours. I’ve always thought that crying makes me worthless, inept and somehow I believed that ‘big girls don’t cry’. I still don’t like if anyone sees me at my bottom, when I’m completely out of control over myself and my emotions.

Past is the past

Never stress over the things that have happened in the past. You’ll forget about them sooner or later and they’re definitely not worth worrying about them. I’ve learned that things from the past are never worth your time, you should focus on the future and make sure you do your best at anything.

As you can see, I had to get a lot off my chest during the last minutes as a sixteen year old. I can definitely say I’ve learned so many things in those 16 years and I can’t wait to learn more. And even though I’d like to be forever 16, I know I still have to accomplish so many things, explore the environment in which I live in and I have to develop in so many different areas. And I actually can’t wait to do all that!

I hope you enjoy reading blog from another teenager! 

Love, Sara Wallflower


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December and January Favourites

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Sara Wallflower 30 Comments

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I was so excited to write about my December favourites when I realised that I can’t even find enough things I’ve loved in December. You could say I’m picky, but I just didn’t want to write about random products just to make a post. So here are my favourite beauty/ fashion/ decorative products and books I’ve been loving through December and January.


Afrodita Cosmetics: Hand & Nail Cream

I mentioned this hand and nail cream in my June Favourites, but I didn’t use it that much in the summer. During the winter my hands crack often and my hands are also quite dry due to using chalk while climbing, so I use it quite a lot now. In addition that it makes my hands so soft, it also smells divine. They don’t sell this cream anymore as it was a limited edition, which makes me quite miserable.

Katy Perry: Royal Revolution

I got this Katy Perry’s Royal Revolution set, which consists of Eau de Parfum, Royal body lotion and Royal shower gel. It smells so divine; top notes (pink freesia, red pomegranate), middle notes (sandalwood, orange flower, jasmine petals), base notes (mystical blackthorn, vanilla orchid). I prefer this perfume than Killer Queen, which is too sweet for me. Maybe I’ll do a comparison between Royal Revolution and Killer Queen in one of the following posts.

Forever 21: Faux leather skirt

I bought this faux leather skirt in Forever 21 in Munich. I still don’t know why we don’t have one in Slovenia- well we don’t have many stores here and that’s not fun at all. It was quite cheap, I think it was around 11 €. I usually wear it with baggy sweaters, because I would feel too girly in anything else.

Made by my mother: Doll

My mother absolutely loves crafting, so in December she made lots of dolls of cloth. I have one on my shelf as it looks so cute; I love the colours and this lovely butterfly on its hair.

Audrey Hepburn: A photographic journey of a beautiful star’s rise to silver- screen icon

Audrey Hepburn is my favourite actress and I admire her talent, beauty, acting...so much! So when I saw this book at the store, I had to buy it. This book is full of her photos from the beginning of her career to the end and there are also details and descriptions of each. I could literally stare at these photos all day long.

I hope you enjoy reading blog from another teenager!

Love, Sara Wallflower 


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OOTD: I listen to the wind

Saturday, January 17, 2015 Sara Wallflower 29 Comments

Hello everybody!

It has been raining all day long and then it finally stopped. I got ready in a surprisingly short time (my sister did my make-up, she said I have to write this), because I wanted to shoot photos today. Then my sister and I realised that our backyard is full of mud due to rain and it became very windy. But you can probably tell that by my windswept hair. Also due to our weather conditions I decided to stay in the house, so we shot photos on our little balcony. It was actually so cold outside, we probably shot everything in 15 minutes.

I wanted to show you my favourite sweater, made by my grandmother, who passed away before I was born. It has a big sentimental value for me, so I often wear it. I wore dark blue high waisted pants, which I mentioned in OOTD:Black Is Such A Happy Colour Darling, but I do prefer black ones. And again- my black ankle boots. I just love them!

High waisted pants: H&M
Sweater: My mother's, made by my grandmother
Boots: MASS


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Love, Sara Wallflower ♥


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Birthday Wishlist

Saturday, January 10, 2015 Sara Wallflower 28 Comments

Birthday Wishlist


1. Women's Topshop Strap Lace Bralette // 2. Acne Studios Pin High-Waisted Skinny Jeans // 3. Joseph Sid cotton-blend tweed coat // 4. Urban Decay Naked3 // 5. MAC Lipstick // 6. Brights Nail Lacquer Collection  // 7. AERIN Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick, Coral Sand // 8. Linda Farrow Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses // 9. Alexandra Ferguson White and Black Relax You're Home Now Pillow // 10. Pier 1 Imports Holtom Storage Bench - Antique White

Hello everybody!

“You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen...”

As you can tell my 17th birthday is coming soon- it’s only 20 days until January 31st! And because I’m nice, I thought I would make a Birthday wishlist post, so all my relatives and friends won’t have any difficulties in selecting gifts :). I change my mind all the time, so this wishlist is actually completely different from my Christmas one. And because it is my birthday I can exaggerate with the choice, right?

I chose some fashion/ beauty/ home items and accessories that I love at the moment. I actually don’t know how did that happen, but I’ve become obsessed with black in last months. And with high-waisted pants- but I really need another one. There are never enough beauty products I say, especially lipsticks (they are my favourite). I've been looking for a darker shades and this dark plum looks amazing, but I want a bright pink too, because who doesn't need a little bit of pink? Do I even have to explain why I need another nail polish? I really like those glasses- they are cat eye sunglasses, so there is no need for further explanation. And finally, which 17-year old doesn’t want a bench? You can sit on it and stuff and it's cool. A pillow is also on my wishlist, as I like to sleep (who doesn't?) and white pillows look so lovely, especially the ones with quotes on them.

What are some things that are on your wishlist?

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Love, Sara Wallflower ♥



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Favourite Winter Nail Polishes

Friday, January 02, 2015 Sara Wallflower 29 Comments

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I was thinking what should be my first post in 2015. I then decided to write about nail polishes, something I’m really passionate about.

I chose my two favourite winter polishes, Maybelline New York Colorama 23 and Catrice Cosmetics 38 Vino Tinto.

I think I don’t have to explain why I love the first one, because black literally goes with every outfit I wear. I’ve become a bit obsessed with black lately, I just feel like wearing black all the time in the winter. I usually apply this nail polish in two coats, but if I don't want it to look too boring, I will sometimes apply glitter/ glow in the night as a top coat.

I’m just in love with the second one. I really like the shade as it looks like dark plum but when it gets darker, it looks almost black. It’s so easy to apply and it’s only one coat needed, but I apply two or three coats just in case. I use this nail polish throughout the whole year, even though I sometimes forget about it in the summer.

During the festive time I also like to add some glitter, you know- when in doubt, just add glitter!

I hope you all had an amazing New Year’s Eve and I wish you all lots and lots of unforgettable moments in 2015! 

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Love, Sara Wallflower ♥


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