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!
Lauren Price says
I LOVE this post! Such great tips…and that sweater is amazing!
None of these things are silly! I found myself nodding at a lot of ’em like, “yes, ME TOOOO!”
Le Stylo Rouge
So cute! Great denim.
What a great post! Thanks for sharing “What makes me happy”! It is so important to have a great lifestyle to make ourselves happy.
Thank you Joling! It def is so important!
Oh to Be a Muse says
I’m also in agreement with you about showering and putting on comfy clothes. That makes me totally happy. Same thing about waking up early. I feel like the world is so calm and peaceful and warm really early in the morning when hardly anyone is awake. I love it.
And I totally want everything you’re wearing!
Isn’t it the best feeling ever?! So glad you agree Cheryl!
SO beautiful! Want your jeans!
Pose & Repeat
I totally agree with all of these..love love LOVE your positivity! Adorable outfit!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com
Thank you Kate!
Simplicity is the best! What a fun sweater!
Thank you Briana!
Andrea Nine says
That is the greatest sweater! So cozy but still makes me think Spring! You are adorable!
Thank you Andrea!Haha my mind is already on Spring mode!
cute casual wear
I adore your jumper – it’s so pretty. Receiving a genuine compliment is always the best right, it kind of lights you up inside
Thank you Sbiha! It is so true!
Regine Karpel says
Focusing on small things that make you happy each day is a fantastic attitude. Waking up and feeling like you are going to have a crappy day always results in a crappy day.
I really love your heels, I’ll have to see if they are at my DSW so I can try them.
I will admit some days are harder but definitely starting a day with a good attitude makes a difference! I hope they have at your DSW. Let me know what you think!
What a pretty outfit to kick off the new year. I love your floral sweater.
I like to get up early before sunrise too, and discovering a new coffee shop is always wonderful!
Happy New Years to you!
Thank you Lyndi!