Little Happy Things

I’ve been mentally making a list of my little happy things, not the important happy things like Babe, my family, friends and pups, but the tiny day to day things that make your day just a little bit better. The list started short and sweet but everyday I find new ones making it that much sweeter! The list began.. mint chocolate chip anything, the Wheel of Fortune, when online packages come in the mail, pattern mixing, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Yahtzee, Real Housewives, baking something new, Coronas with Lime, finding a great candle, reading a good book. The list is never ending but isn’t that what makes each day special?!

Today I’m sharing my little secrets for creating a great, personal look, Pattern Mixing

It’s one of those things that’s like an optical illusion, it looks hard to do but it’s actually very simple. First, almost every pattern will look great together as long as you love it and you rock it with confidence. Remember, style is about having fun and being yourself. 

A few of my favorite patterns to mix are..

floral + leopard

stripes + camoflauge 

spots + spots (one big print & one little print)

gingham + floral 

Mixing patterns adds dimension, character, pizzaz to what could just be a normal floral dress or stripe tee. It will make you stand out, while looking extremely put together with little to no effort! 

Floral Shift Dress [℅] // If your favorite ice cream sherbet and the holy grail of summer dresses had a love child, this floral number would be it. Comfortable, chic, pockets –it’s got it all. The fabric is to die for and the way is dresses up or down earned it a number 1 spot in my closet. 

Leopard Heels (Dupe, Dupe) // These hold a very special place in my heart. A gift from my mother for not only my golden birthday but I also wore them during my first trip to New York Fashion Week! Can you believe it’s almost time to start planning our new NYFW trip?! SO Exciting. I love the feminine ankle strap paired with the bold leopard. The thick heel and platform make these a breeze to walk in. I’ve linked two more budget friendly options as well! 

Beaded Necklace *10 Colors // A summer staple, this looks heavy but is actually so light. It’s great for adding a little something, something to your favorite dress or jazzing up a cozy tee. I’m wearing color teal, but all ten colors are so gorgeous and fun!

What are the little things that make you smile everyday?! I think it’s great to create this little list because you’re bound to have bad days, but finding that little something can make everyday extra special. 

ps. Tomorrow is the start of Siskin Children’s Institute’s 40th annual Styleworks! I would love if you could make it by to chat with Alex & I, shop, eat, drink and help an amazing cause. Get all the details here. XO

Floral Shift Dress [℅] | Leopard Heels (DupeDupe) | Beaded Necklace *10 Colors | Gucci Disco Bag (Dupe) | Photography by A. Bonds Productions | 

See more pattern mixing here & here

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