Wednesday, September 12, 2012

how to style Wild Doll's Black&Gold studded frock dress! plus a GIVEAWAY!

here's another piece from Wild Doll that I styled in various ways!
It's the Black & Gold studded frock dress! It fits lovely along your contour :) I highly recommend it!
I think it's one of those dresses that works all-year-round with the help of layers as it gets colder.
Since it's black, it goes well with any type of shoe too!
The studs are the brass kind and so it's not too much at all. It's a great accent to the already cute dress!

simply with Kenneth Cole shoes

nude pumps: GoJane, slouch top: FashionQ

shirt: Japan, flats: Cotton On
 I swear I wasn't upset or angry...!! haha
But as the weather gets colder, it will work with any cute shirt layered on top! and of course, a blazer or jacket!

crochet shorts: Threadsence, flats: GoJane
wear it like a top!!!! It's great because it's a form-fitting dress so will easily work like that. So it's nice to wear with shorts or even a flowy maxi skirt.

So there you have it! An awesome all-year-round dress that could work both casual or dressy!

Also, don't forget to go to my Facebook page to enter to win a pair of these booties from Wild Doll !!
You've got until this Friday at noon!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hunny is sweet...

but friendship is sweeter.

Hope everyone's week will be sweet too!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

a happy quote


A quote that's been around and known well but we tend to forget.
So true! It's all about positivity and being grateful for what we have, right? ;)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Skulls...yay or nay?

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

So I've always sort of avoided skull-related items because I always thought they were scary looking or weren't very "me"... I think they really do have scary/negative connotations :(
BUT!! lately I've been coming across a lot of "cuter-looking" skull items..!!
Especially that necklace! As you can see I sort of picked out some friendlier skulls above haha.
It's hard to see.. but that first blouse has skull studs! and that black shirt is a DIY project!

what do you guys think of skulls?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

things to celebrate (and be grateful for!)

1. Joined the gym a couple weeks ago.
    It's been a lot of fun going to classes and a great way to release stress. I'm grateful for my health and ability to pay $40 a month!!!

2. Having awesome friends to go to Vegas with.
Sounds easy, sounds ordinary.. but when I think about it, a stress-free, drama-free, and laughter-filled trip with friends is the best thing I could ask for! Wouldn't you agree?

3. Having awesome sponsors like Wild Doll!
They have been so good to me and I am a lucky doll for having them as a sponsor!!!
check out those shoes I just got!! IN LOVE!

4. Living a short drive away from the beach where it's always sunny!
This is when I am so grateful about living in So.Cal! Thankful for our location & beautiful little house.

5. Taking a trip to San Diego for my birthday!
Although getting older is not the best of things, I'm still glad we get to go on lovely trips every so often.
The highlight of the trip definitely was the Safari park. I highly recommend it!!!

6. Having reached 100 BLOG FOLLOWERS!!!
Thank you guys!!! Planning on a big 100 followers Giveaway soon... stay tuned :)

7. August 18th marked 10 YEARS IN THE STATES for moi!
Yep! Since I moved here from Japan... 
I miss my family every day, but it has been a fantastic 10 years.
Especially since I met the man of my dreams.

Last but not least...

Celebrate LIFE... because lately I think to my self EVERY DAY,
how lucky and grateful I am to be living such a wonderful life.


What have y'all celebrated recently??? or what do you celebrate each day? :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Alright ladies... this week's Wild Doll shoe giveaway winner gets a pair of the cutest loafers ever!!!

Aren't they adorable?
They'd be so cute for the fall/winter weather with an oversized sweater, shorts & tights!

If you'd like a better look or want to purchase them, go here!

Now.. to ENTER this giveaway, just like my page on Facebook and enter through the Win these shoes tab!

Check back EVERY WEEK for a new pair of shoes giveaway from Wild Doll!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

new shoes & SHOE GIVEAWAY!!!

My new shoes from Kenneth Cole! MSRP $90.00 but I got mine for $55 at the Primm outlet store :) :) 

Speaking of shoes... 
You have until tomorrow noon to enter to WIN these adorable pumps from Wild Doll!!

All you have to do is enter through my Facebook page and click on the "Win these shoes" tab and follow the instructions!

For more cute and awesome shoes & clothes for GREAT prices,
check out WILD DOLL !!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

backless dress & hair do-over

When it's hot out... wear a backless dress hehe.

dress: Romwe, shoes: Kathy Van Zeeland

I love the softness and the FLOWY part about the dress! and the bow!
The dress color is a very light creamy pink color.. so it would go with many shoe colors.

So above is my hair "BEFORE" and this is my "AFTER" pic..
I feel so refreshed after getting my hair re-dyed and getting full bangs again!!!

Don't forget to enter the Acute Designs earrings of your choice giveaway!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Acute Designs earrings GIVEAWAY!! (CLOSED)

I have been a busy and lazy poo! But back on a roll with a fantaaastic giveaway from Gina at Acute Designs!!

I can't tell you how super grateful and excited I am.. because I have been a follower of Gina's lovely blog for so long and a great fan of her products!! She makes GORGEOUS bridal hair accessories, jewelry, baby bands.. you name it!

Today, Gina is offering a pair of studs (under $15) of their choice !!!
to one lucky Smallest happiest things reader!!  how awesome is that????

Here are some of my favorites:

I own these and love them :)

How to Enter (all entries are validated):

Become a follower of THIS blog if you haven't already (click Join This Site on the right side bar),
visit the Acute Designs store and come back and tell me which studs you'd get if you won!
Make sure you write a way for me to contact you if you win. All in one comment. (1 entry)


-Follow the Acute Designs blog (+1 entry)
-Like Acute Designs on Facebook feel free to say hi on her wall! (+1 entry)
-Like my musician page on Facebook (+1 entry)
-Like my blog page on Facebook (+1 entry)
-Tweet/facebook about this giveaway and come back and post the link (+1 entry)

Total of 6 possible entries!

and please, no "unfollowing" or "unliking" of Gina's or my blog/pages after the giveaway is over..
Giveaway ends Tuesday August 21st and the winner will be announced on this page.

Thank you again Gina!!

Good luck everyone :)

UPDATE: the winner is Mary Beth! Congrats!! :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Five Simple Rules For Happiness"

Saw this on someone's Facebook status today...

How true!

Hope that photo has made someone smile.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

this week's Shoe giveaway...

Just look at those studded flats from Wild Doll!!! (Click on the photo to jump to their website!)
Studded shoes are in right now..! I saw shoes like these on my friend's Facebook the other day as well..
They would be so cute with a pair of denims/buttoned shirt, or anything else that's simple!

My awesome sponsor Wild Doll has just gotten a whole bunch of new shoes (including the ones you see above)

Here are a few others I'm lovin' right now from Wild Doll...

Which ones do you like?
Or tell me what kind of shoes you are lovin' lately!!!


Check out Wild Doll's shoe giveaway this week! They are giving away one pair of the studded flats you see at the top!!!

How to enter:
Go to my Facebook page and click on the Goody free shoes app!
Follow the instructions and voila! you're all set!

You can enter every day and/or share with friends to increase your chances of winning!

Don't forget to enter the custom beanie giveaway also!! No entries so far so the odds are in your favor!!!

Good luck!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Custom Beanie Giveaway!(CLOSED)

Today's giveaway is quite a special one and dear to me as I'll be introducing you to one of my friends, Justin Janer. He is an INCREDIBLE musician who plays mainly alto sax, and recently performs as a singer-songwriter also. Despite his amazing talents, he is a very humble and sweet individual. Justin also loves to surf and crochet and decided one day to open up his SURF BEANIE store on Etsy to provide custom made beanies. EVERYTHING is custom made! They really look great.. check them out!


solid color


Justin has been SO generous to offer one of my lucky readers a CUSTOM beanie.
So you get to pick the color(s) and theme (solid color, thick striped, or multi-colored) you want!!!
How cool is that!?!?!?
Maybe for your self, maybe as a gift?

Here is how to enter:

Be/become a follower of my blog via GFC,
then visit Justin's shop and leave a comment below on which kind/colors you'd get if you won! (1 entry)

Bonus (optional) entries! (Leave an additional comment for each)
-Add Justin's shop to your favorites on Etsy (+1 entry)
-Follow Justin's blog (+1 entry)
-Like The smallest happiest things on Facebook (+1 entry)

Total of 4 entries allowed!

Open to U.S. residents. Giveaway ends in two weeks. Winner will be randomly selected via and will be announced on this page.

And please no "unfollowing" of Justin's or my blog after the giveaway ends.. several people did that after the last giveaway. It breaks my heart and I think it is super rude...

Good luck everyone and thanks again Justin!!!

UPDATE: The winner is Meg {henninglove} !! Congrats! Will be emailing you soon!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pink Sorbet and another SHOE giveaway!


Aren't sorbet colors the cutest? They're perfect for the summer and are so fun!

Here's my latest addition to my sorbet items!

tank dress: Mink Pink, shoes: GoJane, nails: Sally Hansen mint sorbet, hat: Japan

here's a good look at the tank dress I'm wearing:

photo source: Karmaloop

What sorbet colored items do you guys own or have on your wish list!?

Also, stop by my Facebook page to enter this week's Wild Doll SHOE GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Again, you can enter every day/share with friends to increase your chances of winning!

Congrats to Summer who won last week's giveaway! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

3 ways to style a Wild Doll Romper

So here is one of my newest sponsor Wild Doll's Blue Crochet Bottom Romper (which also comes in cream and taupe). I am a sucker for rompers and this is a new favorite of mine!

Today, I'll be showing a few different ways you can style a romper like this!

Here I am wearing it simply with some nude pumps:

shoes: GoJane

Added a black bow belt and black bow boots to match that
boots: Nine West, belt: Japan
I probably need a necklace too !!!

let's take it up a notch! 
hat & vest: Japan

and if you want it a little more casual but still interesting...
shoes: Threadsence, hat: Japan, denim shirt: Cotton On

So as you can see, it's pretty versatile! I love how you can make it look casual, but also dressy!
You could definitely try out different belts, and substitute a plain black vest for the plaid one I wore, wear knee high boots (which I unfortunately don't own), and so on and so on :)
The top part is a very soft material, there is a zipper along the side so no worries of stretching anything when you're putting it on! Check out their shop for other cute rompers, shoes, and dresses!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Floral shoes from Wild Doll !!

Hello everyone!

If you are in So.Cal like me..or any where that's burnin' hot, I hope you are staying cool..

Anyway, I'm excited to let you know about another awesome and fun giveaway today!

Wild Doll is giving away a pair of these adorable Floral Lola shoes!!!!

They'd be so cute with denim shorts & a slouch tee, or those asymmetrical maxi skirts! So perfect for the summer!

Here's how to Enter:

- 'Like' my page on Facebook 
- Follow the instructions through the Goody-Free-Shoes app
(you'll have to like Wild Doll in the process as well)

and you're all set!!! Winner announced on Wild Doll's Facebook page this Friday!!!
Enter every day and share with friends for more chances to win!!! 

Good luck ladies!!!
Happy 4th of July! Safe travels!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

building a new bed!

this should soon look like.....


Got a BIGGER bed (Queen) a few weeks ago and am patiently waiting right now for our mattress to be delivered later today! It's our first memory foam mattress so I'm so excited!
Building stuff is always tiring and it takes way longer than you think! But I guess it's all worth it, right?

I was freakin' out all day because the slats don't touch the center beam, but after discussion and inquiring with the furniture company, they told me that's how it should be when you build it, and after we put the foundation and mattress on top it will be perfect..

A few more hours left until the My Memories giveaway and Melissa's Camera strap giveaway is over!

Stay tuned for more giveaways too! I've got lots of cool stuff lined up for y'all!!!