Black and White and Ruffled All Over

You know I have this thing for black and white gingham… every spring and summer, I find myself gravitating to the simple checkered design more than any other pattern, maybe because I am southern?!?! Funny point, you’ll soon see buffalo check plaid drapes in my office/workspace as well as a huge focal point in our master bedroom once the renovation is complete, so maybe that will help tame my fascination with this timeless print!

Turning things back to fashion… hands down, this Smocked Off the Shoulder Gingham Dress has to be my favorite purchase of spring so far!! I saw it in the store and once I put it on, the rest was history… the oversized ruffled sleeves scream fun [and totally suit my personality] and the off the shoulder silhouette is at the top of my list as well. I grabbed a size XS for anyone inquiring about the fit and the $59 pricetag was just TOO good to walk away from!

Here are a few peeks at my new favorite black and white beauty:

Now you know I am a girl who LOVES to accessorize and I believe layering colorful and bold pieces make every ensemble certainly more special… for instance, I fell in LOVE with Accessory Concierge’s new collection of everything FLORAL! This Black Blossom Collar Necklace is even more stunning in person and I love that you can make it short OR take it long with the ribbon tie. They are one of my favorite brands ever — AND they have agreed to offer 20% off everything sitewide for my friends… just use HAPPINESS20 at checkout to save!!! P.S. I’m linking up a few favorites below for you to checkout, too 😉

Mini Tripoli Stud Earrings… Just $24 When You Use Code HAPPINESS20

Petal to the Metal Drops… Now Just $22 Each in a Ton of Colors

Spring has to be the best season for SO many reasons… green grass and flowers sprouting up everywhere, mild temps with warm afternoons perfect for outside fun with my girls after school, and upcoming vacations that have me dreaming of some much needed R&R! Of course, the new arrivals online don’t hurt either and make this mama happy for what’s to come in the next few months.


Let’s also take a moment to talk about this GORGEOUS Teal Wicker Clutch from my friends at Larone Artisans… I’ve featured their stylish line of bags previously and their all new 2018 collection is even more stunning! The details on this clutch are incredible and I love that it comes with a gold chain to carry it as a crossbody as well. Combined with that and a large agate jewel for the top closure and I was smitten.

Their bags are all made completely by hand… the assembly of each piece is a true labor of love and something I can totally support as a small business owner myself. They empower traditional crafting techniques and weaving methods, which have been passed down from generations before ours and their company is able to help provide weavers and artisans with a steady livelihood all year round. Be sure to use code NASHVILLETASH15 to take 15% off your order from their store here.


As always, thanks for reading friends… proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with such incredible brands that make Hello Happiness possible!! Have a great Wednesday and I’ll be back soon for more blogging fun 😉


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