Shortcut to Happiness

Current Cravings

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. – Vicki Baum

I love dancing and do consider it a shortcut to happiness.  The venue doesn’t matter, because dancing brings me joy regardless of whether I’m doing it in my living room, at a club, or in my car.  Yes, that’s right I’m a “car dancer.” By the way, if you’re not acquainted with dancing in your car you’re missing out.

Another one of my shortcuts to happiness is wearing a beautiful dress.  No matter my mood, once I put on a flattering dress in a gorgeous color, I feel like I can take on anything. When I first saw this Nasty Gal Ruffled Cutout Dress, I was convinced it would be perfect for a night out dancing.  Because I am slightly obsessed with pairing fuschia with turquoise, I just had to put these turquoise Guess Ashmere Suede Open Toe Pumps with this dress.  Honestly, if dancing in this outfit doesn’t bring a smile to your face, you must not be shaking it right!

What she’s wearing:

Nasty Gal Ruffled Cutout Dress

Guess Ashmere Suede Open Toe Pumps

Kate Spade New York Chandelier Earrings

Seasonal Whispers Faceted Bead and Metal Bangles

Aztec with a Side of Citrus

Current Cravings

One of my favorite trends right now is Aztec prints.  I’ve become especially enamored with Aztec print shorts and skirts.  I love AllSaints’ embellished Aztec print mini skirt.  And apparently I’m not the only one, since it’s currently out of stock at their website.  But I think the Aztec print piece I’m longing for most are these black and white Aztec print shorts from Topshop.   Much like the AllSaints’ skirt, these shorts are out of stock as well, so the closest I can get to owning them is by drawing them.

The beauty of an Aztec print in black and white is that it functions as a neutral, so you can pair it with so many things.  For my drawing I decided to pair it with another trend, bright colors.

What she’s wearing:

Topshop Aztec Printed Shorts  (currently not available)

Madewell Silk Tapedeck Tank (currently not available)

Steve Madden Shoes (no longer posted on

Michael Kors Large Gold Runway Watch

Coach Classic Leather Shoulder Purse