happy, happy, happy

Now that spring has sprung and summer is just a couple of weeks away (spaz attack of joy happening right now), I’ve found myself more and more attracted to clothing that reflects how I’m feeling. HAPPY.

Go ahead, hum Pharrell’s version to yourself. I won’t stop you. In fact, I’ll join in!

southern preppy styleTwo colors that so perfectly reflect this state that I’m in? Blue and watermelon. I’m going to go ahead and narrow that down to fresh blue ikat and glistening watermelon lizard. I’m a sucker for a good adjective.

southern preppy style While both this darling Joie top from St. Bernard Sports, a favorite Dallas shop spot, and this perfect Mingle Mingle Mini purse by Kelly Wynne can easily stand on their own, I’m just loving the statement they make together.southern preppy style It has me thinking of popsicles, sea breeze, freshly-cut grass, worn out Ray Bans, and all other factors that go into the happy, warm days that lie just around the river bend corner. southern preppy styleAdd in subtle metallic touches with a modernized monogram necklace and the ever-appropriate Tory Burch sandal, and you’ve got yourself, for lack of a better phrase, the cutest thing ever.
southern preppy styleOr, you could just call it happiness.

southern preppy style

Joie TOP   |   Kelly Wynne “Mingle Mingle” PURSE   |   Modernized Monogram NECKLACE   |  Tory Burch SANDALS   |   JCrew  SHORTS   |   Horse Bit BRACELET

And you know what else is making me very, very happy? The fact that I get to celebrate the first birthday of Kelly Wynne this Monday with Jessi of The Darling Detail, and you’re invited! If you didn’t catch the details in my last post, be sure to check them out below. I’m crossing my fingers to see you there!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Ford Yates


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  1. Courtney said:
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  2. Courtney said:

    Haha, I’ve been listening to that song on repeat all the time! I love your outfit and color combo! :)


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  3. This is stunning! Love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  4. kate these pictures are too cute and that outfit is definitely happy! love the pairing of blue and watermelon!

    have a wonderful weekend!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  5. Kristin said:

    I love this outfit! The top is gorgeous and goes great with that watermelon bag!


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  6. Rebecca said:

    I need those sandals!! Such a cute outfit.

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  7. Jennifer R said:

    been lusting after these earrings for forever!!! so amazing!

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