9 Adorable Things That Will Totally Brighten Your Day

9 Adorable Things That Will Totally Brighten Your Day
Carly Jacobs

used to love reading The Babysitters Club books. They were incredibly basic but I love all the descriptions of Claudia’s outfits. I’d often skip through the books, just reading the outfit descriptions.

I wore the coolest tuxedo I’d recently bought in a thrift shop, including a silky, piped shirt and a bright red velvet cummerbund. I removed the shoulder pads from the jacket, which made it really slouchy (I love that look). Then I bought a pair of white socks with silver glitter. I decided to wear a pair of red sneakers to match the cummerbund. I swept my hair up and fastened it with a rhinestone barrette in the shape of a musical note.”

When I was at uni I discovered Diana Vreeland – the late great editor of Harper’s Bizarre. She had this amazing column called ‘Why don’t you…?’ with decadent life tips. I read every single article I could get my hands on until I ran out. So I started writing my own. Here are 9 adorable things that will totally brighten your day…

Why don’t you…?

1. Go market shopping? Buy the most beautiful fresh seasonal produce you can get? Challenge yourself to make a meal using only your purchases from that day?

2. Wear pink? Sunglasses? Shoes? Bright lippie?

3. Keep a travel sized atomizer of your signature fragrance in your desk drawer? Reapply after lunch?

4. Spend an afternoon making friendship bracelets? Give them to all your friends?

5. Wear fresh flowers? Tucked in your hair? Pinned to your dress?

6. Carry a tiny thermos of herbal tea in your handbag? White tea and rose? Jasmine and spearmint? Chamomile and lavender?

7. Take notes with a good old-fashioned pencil? With an eraser on top? On a yellow legal pad?

8. Pack your lunch in a brown paper bag? A sandwich, an apple and a tiny packet of crisps?

9. Wear outrageous socks under your boots? Cow spots? Stripes?

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What gorgeous things will you do to brighten your day today?


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  1. Love them! It’s so easy to get stuck. Such great suggestions of easy things we can do to make a happy day! oxox

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      That’s the thing isn’t it? You just need to have a few lovely suggestions to get you out of your funk!

  2. MagathaMay 2 years ago

    Sometimes I will wear superhero or The Muppets themed underwear under my work wear just because it will make me smile every time I go to the bathroom

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh cute! I love that! Note to self: buy adorable themed underwear.

  3. Sharni 2 years ago

    I love this – little things that are fun and bring a bit of magic to your day!! I think I might try the pink one, stat. Cheers!

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