Embroidered Floral Sweater: c/o Chicwish ($69)
Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy ($35), also love this one ($36)
Heels: Marc Fisher ($59.99)
Mini Bucket Bag: J.Crew Factory (it might be sold out), similar here ($99)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Simple Things in Life
Yesterday, one of the conversations I had with my co-workers got me thinking a lot. We got on the topic of being happy and doing what makes you happy. We talked about how nice it is to get up in the morning and know that you will have a good day. Even if it means there is some crap you have to deal with.
When I got home, it got me thinking about happiness. I do think the major things in your life can make you happy (like traveling, buying a new house, having a baby, etc) but I also find so much joy in the simple things in life. The things that are not necessarily life-changing, but they always make you feel good. So I thought I’d share with you guys what simple things in life make me happy.
What Makes Me Happy
I love getting up in the morning before sunrise. I find so much comfort being up that early and reading a magazine or blog with a warm cup of coffee or tea. Something about being up around dawn is soothing and calm and time seems to go a little bit slower. It’s my own mini getaway from the world.
Drinking enough water in the day. My body needs water and I actually get more dehydrated than your average person. When I do have more than enough water in my body, it’s like I have this burst of energy and I just feel great.
When I feel like I can keep going when I workout. This is a rare one but I love that feeling when I just feel strong and want to keep going. Those endorphins are the best high.
Discovering new coffee shops. I love going to coffee shops! I just love how they are locally owned, have character, and how much love goes into making a good cup of coffee.
Receiving a genuine compliment. When you know the compliments came from the heart. I hear people giving others compliments all the time (which I think is amazing!), but when you can tell someone is speaking from the heart and it is so genuine and sincere, it is an awesome feeling.
Getting dressed (and showered) to wear a fresh new pair of pajamas or lounging clothes. I love being all cleaned up and being comfy all day. This is a treat for me, so I do this occasionally as a reward haha. Otherwise, I don’t think I will be productive if I am always in my pjs haha.
I know some of these things I listed are silly, but hey everyone is different and everyone has a different perspective. What about you guys? What simple things in life make you happy? I’d love to hear them! Who knows I might try them out too!
Onto the Outfit
I thought I’d share quickly about this outfit. Disclaimer: We shot this outfit about a month ago when we had a day of unusually warm weather for November. I figured it was appropriate to share it today because we are having an unusually warm January this week. It is 35 degrees! How funny that 35 degrees feels so warm, right?
What I love about this outfit is the embroidered sweater. I love the floral embroidery. I’m a sucker for florals and if there is a way I can wear florals in the Winter, you bet I will do it. So I was so glad to come across it. If you love florals, you will love this sweater.
I know I have talked about these heels before, but seriously, so comfortable! I love them and have worn them on several occasions already. They are the perfect heels and are affordable! Speaking of comfortable and affordable, my jeans are also a favorite! Ok, so basically I really love this entire outfit head to toe and I can’t wait until I can wear it again!
Happy Tuesday everyone and hope you all take time to do what makes you happy!