The simple things in life that make us happy

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make you happy. Being out in the sun, drinking tea, having a tasty lunch, sleeping in fresh and clean bed sheets, saving money on groceries, seeing kids laughing together, hanging around with your loved ones so you forget you have a phone and…seeing flowers everywhere.

Yes you read that right, flowers! There is something magical about them. Flowers give us joy—whether you give, receive or see flowers, it’s something that will automatically put a smile on your face. They make us improve our emotional health—they can cheer you up, make you feel delighted, excited and even more productive (unless you’ve got the hay fever, but that’s a different story hehe).

Last weekend my friend came to visit me and we strolled through sunny Amsterdam. The climbing roses immediately caught our attention and they made us scream “ohhh” and “aaahh”, as they popped up on every corner. Aren’t they just beyond beautiful?

Seeing those roses blooming everywhere, plus catching up with my friend really brightened up my day. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we passed by a peony pop-up store and the owner gave us peonies (which are my faves btw) for free! Life is good. Yes, the older I get, the more I realize the simplest things in life are the real ones that make me smile.

On a side note: this was probably the hardest photo session I’ve ever had as the stupid hay fever hit me so badly! You can’t tell but I kept sneezing that I wanted to chop off my nose.

What are the little things in life that make you happy?

I’m wearing
Stradivarius oversized trench
Zara ruffled sleeve lace top
H&M high waisted wide leg trousers
Céline bag (similar here)
Keds sneakers (similar here)
Eline Rosina earrings (similar here)

Little Sunshine

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,


  1. The Style Contour June 4, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    You are so right–flowers instantly up your mood! I love them so much and they make me so happy to see and receive, as well as give. The natural colors are just so gorgeous and makes you wonder how they come about. The rose bush makes for the perfect backdrop, especially with the bike, so charming. I’m also loving your outfit, those pants are so chic! Thanks for sharing and have a great week, beauty!



    • Vivian Tse
      June 7, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Jalisa!! Hope you are having an amazing week :) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      June 7, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Totally agreed! Have an amazing week too! xx

  2. Rubi June 7, 2018 / 5:06 am

    This is so true, flowers instantly make my mood better! Another thing that I looove are pretty sunsets when the whole sky turns pink!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    • Vivian Tse
      June 7, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Indeed, I love watching the sun set! It can help me to clear my mind too!

    • Vivian Tse
      June 12, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Yuliya! You’re so lucky to have a sister as a florist :)

  3. Monica Sors June 8, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Love this look, is so cute!
    Mónica Sors

  4. Miss. Nora June 10, 2018 / 5:23 am

    this post made me smile its so cute! what makes me happy is sipping coffee outside in the summer when the sun is shining, it’s absolute bliss to me (: btw you’re pics are gorgeous & i want your outfit lol
    xo, Nora

    • Vivian Tse
      June 12, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Nora! Truly appreciate it :) xx

  5. Kasie Chelanne June 10, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    So much love for this post. I have been working on focusing on appreciating the little things in life more and this was a wonderful reminder! Have a lovely week ahead!

    • Vivian Tse
      June 12, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Awww I’m glad you loved this post! Thank you so much, Kasie! xx

  6. hellohilloryrenkema June 11, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Absolutely loving the flowers and colours in these photos girly! Also such amazing sentiments in your writing. Hope you have a great week!



    • Vivian Tse
      June 12, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thanks Hillory! Glad you liked this post! Have a wonderful week too! xx

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