Why It’s Good to Be a Girl

When my mom was pregnant with my younger sister, everybody thought she was going to have a baby boy. To our surprise, it turned out to be a baby girl and my dad jokes ever since that my mom “tricked him twice”: first with me and then with my sister (the doctors expected that I’d be a boy too!). I’m happy that I was born a girl! Think about all the high heels, dresses, and red lipsticks that I have in my collection and you’d easily figure out why. I feel strongly about every stereotypically “girly” thing—from watching a marathon of my favorite romantic movies to organizing everything in my life—and would like to encourage other women to embrace this feminine side!

Today, I’m partnering with Vera Bradley to take a part in the brand’s “Why It’s Good to Be a Girl” campaign and share with you my top 10 reasons why I love embracing my femininity.

1. Multitasking. I never was able to understand why guys always concentrate on just one thing at a time and still forget things during the process. For me, there is nothing easier than doing three or more things at a time! It comes naturally and I’m so happy that I’m “designed” that way—multitasking saves me so much time!

2. Makeup. There is nothing that I love more than playing with beauty products! Collecting, testing, and reviewing makeup gives me true joy and makes me feel so much more special every single day. I hope male makeup starts trending sometime soon because guys simply don’t understand what they are missing out on!

3. Desserts. While there are plenty boys who love sweets, I know many more girls who are willing to eat desserts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and not gaining weight while doing so—isn’t it a dream?). Macarons, fruit cups, chocolate—I’m addicted to all of those little sweet things both aesthetically and gastronomically.

4. Flowers. When I feel a little blue, I treat myself with flowers. There is something special about the look and aroma of a freshly cut bouquet of roses, peonies, or tulips that so much bring joy to my life.

5. Romantic Comedies. I don’t know why guys don’t like those, but for me watching a fun, optimistic movie is such a great de-stressing technique! I’ve heard somewhere that laughter prolongs your life, that’s how I explain why I re-watch my favorite chick-flicks so many times—just making sure the “treatment” works!

6. Manicures. Aren’t those weekly treats relaxing? When I have time, I’m always asking for a chair massage afterwards—this weekly splurge helps me to stay sane and feel more organized throughout the week. (It’s a bit weird, but I feel that my life is getting out of control when my nail polish gets chipped!)

7. Candles. While fresh flowers are a special occasion treat for me, beautifully scented candles are my favorite everyday treats. I love when the environment around me smells delicious, not to mention a relaxing and sensual lighting that fragranced candles provide.

8. Organizing. I might not be an OCD organizer who is sorting clothes by its color and length, but I do have a skill of finding a place for every item in the house. Well, Ben might disagree with this statement (sometimes my “over-organizing” really annoys him), but I still believe that it’s my feminine side that is responsible for my decent organizing skills.

9. Stationery. I have a soft spot for pretty notebooks, pens, folders, and all other things that make your desk brighter and prettier. There is a Papyrus shop around the corner of our house where I shop weekly and don’t feel guilty about: if pretty stationery helps me to be more productive, it is a smart investment, right?

10. Dressing Up. There are so many more options for girls to dress according to their taste! If you are reading this blog, you know how much I love the girliest style ever—dresses!—and how many of those I have in my collection. In my opinion, just this one reason is good enough for explaining why it’s so great to be a girl!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and would like to encourage you to share why you love to be a girl. Please share your thoughts in the comments area below!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Vera Bradley Lydia Satchel (also comes in black and burgundy)
Cinq à Sept Rust Nova Dress (check out more dresses by Cinq à Sept here)
Christian Louboutin Dorissima Pumps
 // HM Necklace // Photo by Mani Andreone


  • This is such a great post idea! I agree with everything you mentioned. Being a girl is great!

    xo, Liz

  • Anna Hubbard

    I totally agree with all of these! Also, you look absolutely STUNNING in that dress!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • There are so many things I love about being a girl! All the girly things that you mention plus the ability of doing more than one thing at the same time are really important. I also think we are more mature and responsible in general, specially at an earlier stage than boys, they become mature at some point too 😉


    • Yes, I totally agree with you, Cristina! We are more responsible! Sometimes this sense of responsibility doesn’t let me sleep at night — too much on my mind to be responsible of ;))

      When it comes to maturity, it’s actually a scientific fact that women mature earlier than man — I kind of enjoy it though!

      Thank you for stopping by on my blog! Have a wonderful day!


  • Amanda M (@mommygorun)

    That dress is absolutely STUNNING!!!
    One of my favorite things about being a girl is doing all the things people think I shouldn’t!!!

    • What a great answer, Amanda! Yes, breaking the boundaries is something that we girls are so good at. You go, girl! Wishing you all the best on your exciting journey! xoxo

  • Emily Fogarty

    This dress is so gorgeous!! I totally agree with all of your reasons to be a girl, it’s the best!!

    xox E

  • What a cute list of what rules about being a girl! Love all your picks and outfit too!

    xo Mariam | http://www.thepetitebijou.com

  • Being a girl is the best! Also so true that we’re much better at multitasking haha


    • YES! Multitasking is totally my thing! I mean, could you imaging a man running at the gym, tweeting, and listening to a podcast at the same time? LOL

  • Awww this is the cutest list! Second you on the Rom Com 🙂


    • I’m so addicted to optimistic movies — can’t stand zombies and vampires on TV. I know, it’s so girly of me to day ;))

  • Love that bag!! I have that pattern in a makeup bag and it’s perfect for fall 🙂

    xo, Kristina

    Medicine & Manicures

    • Thanks, Kristina! Yes, the colors of this cute bag by Vera Bradley are so beautiful — I know that I;ll be wearing this purse non-stop this season!

  • You are the portrait of femininity in this post! Such a stunning look, and I LOVE the red lip and the bag!

  • You look absolutely stunning in these pictures, Katya and I’m loving the short bob on you. I am a girl who is horrid with multitasking though, like seriously I can’t even walk and type on my mobile or I will literally walk into someone or even worse, a wall. I don’t know why I can’t do it but I just can’t. LOL!

    ps: What lipstick are you wearing here? It’s so beautiful!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • You are so cute, Shireen! Well, you happened to be a wonderful mother and a super talented blogger – here come your secret multitasking abilities! 😉

      P.S.–It’s elf cosmetics in lipstick in red carpet!

  • I absolutely adore everything about this post. From your super sexy dress, to the fact that you shot in front of Ladurée, to the list you gave (which is super true)! Such a fabulous post to share, girly. Love!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Thank you so much for your feedback, Stephanie! Yep, Ladurée is one of my guilty pleasures in life! Have a lovely day!

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  • Love this post! And that dress is amazingggggg!!! You look SO great!

  • hell yes! girl power ;). You forgot to mention our sexy curves and strong lower bodies hehe 🙂

  • Angelle Marix

    Yesss!! Loved this post!!! And, girl, you are on FIYA!!! SMOKIN’ hot in this dress.


  • You look stunning in that dress!! It’s, like, MADE for you. Agree on all your points too… I’m definitely THAT GIRL too haha!!

    xo Steph
    A Sparkle Factor

  • Such a cute story about your mom ‘tricking your dad twice’! Haha! Love this look girl!

  • Lovely!!! It’s the best feeling to be a girl! I love dressing up and getting to girly things!

    Jasmine 🙂

  • Yes yes!! There are so many amazing reasons why its good to be a girl! That dress looks stunning on you!

  • I love this post and agree on so many of your opinions. But you look freaking amazing here! Totally obsessed with your haircut!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Absolutely adore this post idea because it’s great to be a girl, and you look AMAZING in this dress. Makeup is definitely one of my favorite things too 😉 Such a beauty! xx adaatude.com

  • I have this bag too and I totally adore it! The ladylike shape is perfect!


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  • Absolutely loved reading this post, and great outfit too!

    Emma at http://www.collagemepretty.com

  • Michelle Jensen

    Love that GORGEOUS red dress and amazing bag. Beautiful pictures – you look amazing as always! XOXO

    Michelle Jensen

  • Tina Maddox

    Hi! Luv Luv the dress (& entire look!). For reference, so that I have an idea of what size to order, do you mind sharing what size dress you are wearing in the red nova dress?
    Thank you!! Tina