Attention all Gossip Girl fans! It’s November 15th, and that means it’s the birthday of the Queen B of the Upper East Side, Blair Waldorf!
No matter how snobby or mean she could get, you can’t help but love everything about Blair, from her outfits to her personality. Not only did she serve looks, but Blair also did share great words of wisdom that will help you slay through every day life. Here’s every life lesson we’ve learned from the queen.
1. YOU CAN HAVE POWER WHETHER YOU’RE LOVED OR NOT.
Wise words to Little J. You need to be cold to be queen.
2. A WOMAN DOESN’T NEED A MAN.
Blair had the self-love we all desired to have, and most importantly, she knew her worth. No woman needs any man, and a woman is most powerful when she’s independent and happy all on her own.
3. CHAMPAGNE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.
Sometimes your friends just don’t cut it, and Blair knew you could always rely on a bottle of pink champagne for comfort.
4. DON’T WAIT FOR SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN.
Yes, there’s the saying that good things come to those who wait. But Blair thought otherwise—instead, she believed it made more sense to take matters into your own hands and make it happen yourself..
5. KNOW YOUR WORTH AND DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS.
You’re either end game or you’re not. You should know your value and never let anyone treat you less than what you deserve.
6. YES, MEN DO TEND TO DOWNGRADE.
But in the end, it’s his loss, because you were definitely the best thing that ever happened to him.
7. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND GO GET IT.
If you want something, be confident and strive for it. Don’t let anything hold you back and don’t ever doubt yourself.
8. STOP OVERTHINKING.
It’s true that when we think too much about something, we tend to make things seem worse than they actually are. So don’t fret too much about it.
9. FEELINGS SUCK.
Our feelings and emotions can be difficult to deal with at times, and it doesn’t really get easier as we get older.
10. DON’T EVER SETTLE FOR LESS.
You deserve a man who will fight for you until the very end, no matter what obstacles he faces. Don’t give so much of yourself to a man who won’t even give his all. Instead, get a man who travels all the way to Paris just to get you macarons (like Chuck did for Blair).
11. DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT YOU WANT.
Blair always had a determined mindset. Whatever it is that you want in life, don’t let anyone or anything slow you down and get in your way of reaching it.
12. SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE RETAIL THERAPY.
Maybe we can’t buy everything we want like Blair can, but we can still treat ourselves once in a while.
13. BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
Invited or not, if you don’t have a spot, you make your own. You deserve a place just as much as everyone else.
14. PUT YOUR LULULEMON LEGGINGS AWAY.
We’re all guilty of this though, let’s be real.
15. YOU DON’T NEED ANYONE BUT YOURSELF.
Even though we depend on our loved ones, in the end, the only one who can save you is yourself.
When it came to being a badass, Blair Waldorf taught us everything we need to know on what it takes to be a strong woman. You know you love her, so here’s cheers to Blair.