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Happy Dress Equals Happiness



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I was having a conversation with one of my coworkers and shared one of my philosophies about getting dressed for the day.  Happy dress = HAPPINESS!  I dress for how I WANT to feel in the mornings, even when that morning seems blah.  When I go about the rest of my day, I’m “dressed for success” in happiness so to say.  {BTW, what goes on during the morning before work is a mad rush to get everything together which is usually why I’m wearing a dress (no matching) that makes me feel happy and put together.}

The Style Rx:  Dress for happiness by grabbing a “happy piece” in your closet!  What makes you feel like a million bucks?  WEAR IT and go on with your day!

I wore this outfit to meet the designer, Nanette Lepore, at Neiman Marcus.  I was so tired and really nervous (I’ve been a fan of her since forever) that morning.  This floral skirt always makes me smile, and I feel really confident when wearing it… so voila!  The skirt went off the hanger and on to me with a bow-front blouse for a brunch.

My coworker had never really thought about dressing in this way.  What about you?  Do you dress for happiness?  What’s your secret weapon piece in your closet?

Happiness is a state of mind.  It’s just according to the way you look at things. – Walt Disney


DOLCE AND GABBANA bow front blouse via Last Call {similar save or splurge} || TED BAKER floral skirt (old but similar save or splurge from TB) || earrings {similar} || VINTAGE, BELLARGO rings || LANVIN FOR H&M bow heels (old but here is pair for sale) || CHANEL bubble quilt bag (found one!) || PRADA baroque sunglasses

[thefeedproducts style=’four’] Rxoxo, Sam

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  1. I know what you mean, when I’m having a bad morning (or week) I put on my favorite pieces and I instantly get a boost! Oddly enough, my skinny jeans are one of my happy pieces, and fun shoes! Ha ha
    Closet Fashionista recently posted…{outfit} The Zinke ‘Rooney’ DressMy Profile

  2. Liv says:

    Love the print and colors of the skirt. Fabulous.


  3. Mica says:

    I think that’s a great way to dress! (And I love this skirt too BTW)

    If I’m having a bad day I tend not too put too much effort into my outfit haha. I usually end up wearing something slouchy so I’m comfortable, but it doesn’t always look the best!
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  4. Carrie says:

    Great advice! Totally agree.

    Nanette is such a sweetheart! I saw her last week too. She’s been very nice to partner with a charity with which I’m involved.

    Carrie recently posted…The Top 20 One Piece SwimsuitsMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thank you Carrie!

      And she is so personable! What a great partnership to have on a charity!

  5. That’s why I love fashion :) It can change your mood. I definitely dress up if I’m feeling sluggish. Love those heels!
    Kimberlee @ I Have A Degree In This! recently posted…Graduation RecapMy Profile

  6. Charlotte says:

    Is it bad when pajamas are what make you happy?

  7. […] Don’t forget to have fun! Dressing up makes you feel good. When you feel good, you look good! […]

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