What does happiness mean to you?! After all, this is what we all strive after, am I right? Truthfully I don’t think I really knew what love and happiness was really about until I became a mother, to my now 3 year old son. Blogging, to a certain extent brings happiness as well, but it scares me at times too. As you continue to grow, the more and more people know about you – even if it is just your brand/blog persona. I’m still getting used to it and learn as I go, and I truly hope you will grow with me. Because after all, YOU are the reason that motivates me to keep on going. Your comments and support mean the world to me, and yes, they add a good amount of happiness to my life, so thank you for that.

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.”

William E. Gladstone

As always, thanks much for reading & have a wonderful weekend!

Much love.



  SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | DENIM: Shopbop | BLOUSE: Target (similar HERE) | BRACELETS & EARRINGS: What Would V Wear (available August 10!) | NECKLACE: Happiness Boutique c/o | HEELS: Steve Madden via Nordstrom



  1. July 31, 2015 / 2:38 AM

    Love this look Vanessa! I wish you all the happiness in the world.
    Lots of love

    Mich x

  2. July 31, 2015 / 3:45 AM

    Hello V, this is a great look, those jeans are perfection and the hat!!! I love it. the necklace is the perfect touch! Have a happy weekend.
    Glamoury Armory Blog ๏ปฟ

  3. July 31, 2015 / 4:20 AM

    Yep, happiness is being contented and loving what we have.
    I like that shades Vanessa, and I can see the photographer hihi

    Have a great day!

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  4. July 31, 2015 / 6:11 AM

    Hey V! I just love how you have your own style! And everything fits so well together!! Have a lovely weekend dear X

  5. July 31, 2015 / 6:22 AM

    Great figure! Nice combo that highlight your perfcet body-shape. Necklace and hat are awesome !
    Kiss, Sily
    P.S. Nice text about hapiness.

  6. Jeannette
    July 31, 2015 / 6:38 AM

    Hello Vanessa! Yes, happiness and being happy is what I strive for every day of my life and like you, being a mom have brought to me the greatest happiness of all. I have also learned that true happiness come from within and it is also the one that nobody can take away from us. We own it. And you my friend always radiate a very contagious happy energy that always make me smile:-) You look amazing as always! Love your look, the necklace and your beautiful smile. Sending you lots of love and blessings. Jeannette


  7. July 31, 2015 / 7:06 AM

    I love this look on you Vanessa! The jeans look so good on you and I love that black top with the beautiful necklace. Definitely loving this 70s vibe ๐Ÿ™‚ xx


  8. July 31, 2015 / 8:06 AM

    What a sweet post, Vanessa! And what a fabulous necklace! Doesn’t Happiness Boutique have the prettiest jewelry?! Love it paired with the black blouse and flared jeans. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel

  9. July 31, 2015 / 8:08 AM

    Your words are so touching Vanessa. Happiness (for me anyway) comes from so many factors– being happy with myself, gratitude, acceptance, and for sure, my family. Being a mother just produces this big well of emotions that were never there before. A mother’s love for her child is terrifying at times because it’s so vast, right? I am so thrilled for your happiness and every beautiful thing that happens in your life. I will always be cheering you on every step of the way! PS- I love your jeans and this whole look on you- it’s fabulous! Xxoo Michelle

  10. July 31, 2015 / 8:19 AM

    I got that necklace from there too! I really love how you styled it with the pretty blouse and flared denim! So chic!

  11. July 31, 2015 / 8:57 AM

    Wow gorgeous look! Such a sweet post, thanks for the inspiration! You always rock Vanessa!

  12. July 31, 2015 / 10:00 AM

    I agree with you, as I see friends with kids, that nothing equals the love of a mother! I have two brothers, and I can only relate to that, how much I love and do to my lovely brothers! Also, blogging and knowing so nice people, it’s really so amazing, you are right! I am very glad I get to know you better through the blog, cause you are an amazing soul and also very beautiful and elegant – this cuff is amazing, the flare jeans too, and the hat and the top are also lovely! Always so beautiful, dear V., the happiness quote is really so true!

  13. Jess
    July 31, 2015 / 10:06 AM

    Vanessa, you are not only beyond gorgeous but you are a beautiful soul too! Love Denise’ comment – you are amazing! I come to your blog for inspiration, mostly outfits but I do LOVE reading more about you! Can’t believe your a momma too! Your bod is amaze! Your son is so lucky to have a stylish mom like you! Hope to be like you one day!
    xx, Jess

  14. Tash
    July 31, 2015 / 10:18 AM

    This necklace is stunning and you wear it so well ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your photos dear! Have a great weekend!


  15. July 31, 2015 / 10:28 AM

    I need to get myself a pair of those jeans
    They look fab on you
    you rocked them nicely


  16. July 31, 2015 / 11:06 AM

    I love the top!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  17. July 31, 2015 / 11:14 AM

    Those jeans are seriously fabulous and look so amazing on you! I’m such a sucker for a wide leg jean, I just find them so flattering! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



  18. July 31, 2015 / 12:18 PM

    Beautiful look! Happiness, to me, is definitely being with family. There’s nothing better than being with the ones you love.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  19. July 31, 2015 / 2:01 PM

    Happiness is the ultimate prize in life! You’re a wonderful mama (and blogger)!! Absolutely love this outfit, the jeans are perfect on you!


  20. July 31, 2015 / 2:26 PM

    This post is so inspiring, every our day has some happiness in it and we should cherish each moment!
    Looking fabulous Vanessa, perfect necklace and jeans!
    Wishing you great weekend!


  21. July 31, 2015 / 3:18 PM

    Wow, do you ever Rock those flares V!! I am so happy with the higher waist pants, your legs look amazing and a mile long! The jewelry makes this outfit so chic and classy!! You truly are one of the most gorgeous women I know, inside and out. And I agree, bliss comes from our little angels! Have a most lovely and relaxing weekend!! xo

  22. July 31, 2015 / 4:04 PM

    So lovely, Love those pants ! and The necklace is so chic !
    I wish you all the happiness hun !
    Have a wonderful weekend !!

  23. July 31, 2015 / 4:17 PM

    Once again, I love when you wear flared jeans! That just suit you amazingly… You look gorgeous:)
    Have a beautiful weekend,

  24. Arianna
    July 31, 2015 / 4:39 PM

    Darling you look FABULOUS!
    I can’t believe it, I just went to the Nordstrom Rack and tried on a pair of jeans from 7 For All Mankind that looks just like yours -same high waist, same flared ankles….I decided against them because I thought they weren’t a versatile piece. NOW I regret not buying them ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have a lovely day!

    Arianna, Nymphashion โ™ก

  25. July 31, 2015 / 6:14 PM

    These jeans look amazing on you, and I love the necklace! Have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
    Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kisses from Zurich,

  26. July 31, 2015 / 7:10 PM

    You look gorgeous, Vanessa! I absolutely love this look, especially that necklace, I have it too ๐Ÿ™‚ But I love the way you styled it here! Oh, and you should wear hats more often, they look fabulous on you!

    Hoping you have an awesome weekend, beautiful!



  27. July 31, 2015 / 8:11 PM

    Es un look muy vistoso. Eres encantadora, saludos desde El Blog de Boris Estebitan.

  28. July 31, 2015 / 9:17 PM

    Great post Vanessa and you look stunning. Great outfit – the hat, your jeans and shirt and of course fab jewellery.

  29. August 1, 2015 / 10:05 AM

    Blogging can be totally scary sometimes! People get all this ideas about us that are often not true and we as bloggers are not quite sure what to do, just ignore them or try to explain or….blogging can be hard. Nevertheless, it is also a great opportunity to meet amazing people.

    you look absolutely stunning!!!!!!! I do love those high waisted jeans! brilliant styling!


  30. August 1, 2015 / 10:26 AM

    Amazing post Vanessa:) I love your message and this look is so chic. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend gorgeous, and you blog is fab!

    xx Julianna

  31. Gabrielle
    August 1, 2015 / 11:08 AM

    Those jeans look fabulous on you – the flared cut is so chic and the fit is super flattering! The gold cuff is gorgeous too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  32. August 1, 2015 / 5:57 PM

    I love these pants! They look great on you!! You look amazing as always!! I am sure your little boy brings so much happiness!!



  33. August 1, 2015 / 6:05 PM

    Your outfit is so beautiful! Love the jewelry. You look amazing!

  34. August 1, 2015 / 7:47 PM

    You look amazing! Your style is unique!
    I like your bog, such a nice site!!


  35. August 1, 2015 / 8:50 PM

    I so know what you mean Vanessa. Blog is my spaces which is just for me and I love to meet there a friends who are like minded.
    You look fabulous darling. Those jeans looks amazing on you.
    Hope you are having wonderful weekend.


  36. August 1, 2015 / 10:16 PM

    Love the outfit!!

    xx Arwa

  37. August 2, 2015 / 4:18 PM

    So chic and fabulous, I don’t know if I could pull off jeans like that ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

  38. August 3, 2015 / 2:47 PM

    Ok can we just take a moment and talk about those jeans and how amazing your bod is!! And that necklace is pretty stunning too.
    It’s interesting that you ask that question about happiness, it’s something thats been on my mind a lot lately..maybe it’s because I’m getting older!lol But I think happiness comes from being around the people you love and always putting energy into the things that bring you happiness. I hope you continue to share with us, as I love getting to know you! And you inspire me ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, jackie

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