The Art of Being a Lady: 50 Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day

This weekend included its equal dose of good and bad news. Alas, such is life. And while I'll be the first to propose adopting a more optimistic, carefree approach to life, I'll also be the first to admit that sometimes this is much easier said than done. Sometimes I just need that extra little push {or shove} to propel me back to my usual happy-go-lucky self {triple chins and all... See photo below.} 

As someone once said, the best things in life are free, and the following list of life's simple pleasures – some of which will, in fact, require a little spending – just may be the extra little push to get you through another Monday. If it works for me, it just may work for you. Or perhaps you have your own list, in which case you absolutely must share it with me in the comments section below.




  1. Polka dots and other girly patterns
  2. Lazy weekends with le husband {especially if they involve the comfiest pants not unlike these too-cool-to-be-sweat-pants from Perle Market}
  3. My morning coffee routine {and by "morning" I mean that it may start in the morning but never truly ends}
  4. Dessert 
  5. A long bath with a good book 
  6. Sunshine 
  7. Checking off my to-do list
  8. Sleeping in
  9. Receiving a handwritten letter or package in the mail
  10. Freshly laundered bed sheets
  11. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
  12. Watching the sun rise or set
  13. Walking barefoot in the grass
  14. Listening to good music in the car
  15. Freshly cut flowers {like this bouquet of roses}
  16. Chocolate
  17. A clean house
  18. Homemade gourmet dinner
  19. An afternoon nap
  20. Serving or receiving breakfast in bed
  21. A massage
  22. The smell of a new book
  23. An organized purse {are you starting to notice my OCD tendencies?}
  24. Swinging on a swing
  25. A {finally} empty email inbox
  26. An old-fashioned picnic
  27. Hugs
  28. A child's laughter
  29. The feeling of silk against my skin
  30. Singing in the shower
  31. A new haircut or hair color
  32. True friends {such a rare but most cherished find}
  33. Warm clothes straight out of the dryer
  34. Watching a child sleep
  35. Surprises
  36. Scoring a good deal {see the bottom of this post}
  37. Catching up with an old friend
  38. The changing of seasons from winter to spring
  39. Birds chirping in the mornings
  40. The smell of rain
  41. Lounging around the house in a silky robe
  42. A good night's rest
  43. When a person's laughter is funnier than their joke
  44. Random acts of kindness
  45. Cleaning out my closet
  46. Waking up extra early, far before anyone else is awake
  47. Dancing when I'm home alone
  48. Writing in a leather journal
  49. Sparkly statement pieces {like this multi-colored neon work of art}
  50. Returning home after a long trip

Something else that makes me oh-so-deliriously happy is discounts, and I'm happy to report that both Perle Market and Trendy Trinkets have agreed to offer FOXY OXIE SUPERNOVA readers an exclusive discount for a limited time! Enter the code OKSANASPEEPS to receive 15% off your entire purchase at Perle Market, and enter the code FOXYOXIE15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase at Trendy Trinkets


Top, ASOS // Pants, c/o Perle Market // Shoes, Nine West // Necklace, c/o Trendy Trinkets

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  2. Simply *love* this list! …but you probably already guessed that since you know I write about a single simple pleasure every Sunday. It’s so fantastic that you posted this because I believe that it is so important to enjoy the little things in life and to consider every single day significant. To thoroughly enjoy the present and not just wait for the future.

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