Latest Posts


What I Packed For The Bahamas

I hope you’re not tired of my Exuma posts because I’ve got one more to share! I’ve put together a video look book (linked below) of all the outfits I packed for this trip. If you’re planning a cold weather escape, these are some great items to get a head start on spring and quite a few of them are on sale! The suit I got the most questions about by far is this adorable one-piece I wore to pig island from Cabana Life. What makes their clothes so unique (besides their adorable prints) is every garment has 50+ UV protection woven…

Read More

Travel Guide: Exuma, Bahamas

Are you ready for a little winter escape because all this week we are heading back to the Bahamas on Happily Audrey! Sam and I recently spent a week on the island of Exuma and fell in love with absolutely everything about this piece of paradise. Surrounded by 365 out islands, Great Exuma is actually quite small in size at only 37 miles long. But what it lacks in land it makes up for in beautiful, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea! Below is a travel guide for visiting the area and tips for planning your own vacation to the Windex blue waters…

Read More

How To Grow Out Your Pixie Cut Within A Year

I’ve spent the better part of this year growing out my pixie cut and am finally at the point where I can see flowing locks of bouncing long curls on the horizon. I’m a dreamer when it comes to hair growth because imagining a time when my hair is no longer considered “short” often seems like an impossible task. A couple of years ago I took the plunge and asked my stylist for an edgy pixie cut and I loved having short hair! It was liberating and there were times I felt more feminine and confident than I ever did with my…

Read More

Happy Pups, Happy Us

I’m pretty sure this blog of mine is turning into the life and times of Sookie and Bones. These two have become such an incredible part of what makes our lives so happy, it’s hard not to include them in my posts. Since I consider my fur babes part of the family, I’m constantly doing research on products and nutrition that can help them live even longer and fuller, active lives. Both being rescues, Sookie and Bones needed additional attention and nourishment when we took them in – especially Bones. If you remember his adoption story, he was nothing but a bag…

Read More

Slip Me On

This Thanksgiving weekend was a beautiful one here in Tampa. After being on vacation in the Bahamas and then visiting family for the holiday, it felt really nice to be home. We spent Saturday working around the house and then ventured out to Hyde Park Village for some Small Business Saturday shopping before watching Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Have you guys seen it yet? The wizard inside me was giddy all two hours of the movie. I initially wanted to simply wear this slip dress and t-shirt combo but after stepping outside, realized I was going to…

Read More

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! While I’m sure most of you think of the day after Thanksgiving as a day to shop all of the sales and get a head start on your holiday gifting, I’m spending this year at home, bundled in pajamas and taking in all the snuggles I can handle from the pups and of course, my hubby! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for us over here and today, I want to take time to continue with the Thanksgiving sentiment and appreciate all of the good in my life. Nothing makes me happier than this little family…

Read More

Moments At Home

My favorite moments at home are the ones that have become part of our everyday. Everyday Sam makes me an iced latte after his morning run. Everyday the dogs want to play with their toys and run around the house. Everyday I stop to check on our plants and enjoy the beauty living in Florida gives us. It’s these small moments that make everyday so special and fill our house with the feeling of home. When Sam fist told me he wanted to invest in an espresso machine I kind of laughed it off… Until we suddenly had an espresso machine…

Read More

Fall Hues And A Shoes Giveaway

While fall may be in full effect most places, cooler temps are just starting to make their way down to Florida. I always struggle with this time of year because it still gets really warm by midday but the best part about the seasons is being able to switch up your wardrobe! I’ve found that by investing in a few lightweight sweaters like this lace-up one from Express, and pairing them with skirts and boyfriend jeans I can still channel a fall look without having to worry about sweating through my outfit. Giveaway I’m also obsessing over these laser-cut heels from LS…

Read More

Falling For New York City (VLOG)

“I recall, Central Park in fall…”  Those lyrics were on repeat from Sam the entire time we were in New York City last week. While we never made it up to Central Park, it was hard not to feel swept away by the charm the city exudes during this time of year. The air is crisp, people are bundled and signs of the holidays are everywhere. We knew this would be our last trip to New York City in awhile so we wanted to make the most of our two short days. In this vlog we visit with people close…

Read More

Khloé Kardashian’s Jeans Are My New Favorite

I have always struggled in the denim department. Finding a pair of jeans that fit both my waist and my booty is more often than not, impossible. I usually end up settling for something in between – the skinny jeans that are perfect around my waist but suffocating for my hips and thighs, or the comfy boyfriends that give my ass room to breathe but are constantly having to be pulled up throughout the day because they are two inches too big for my waistline. Most days I opt for leggings. Not because I want to but because they are the only…

Read More

Tips To Treat, Not Trick, Your Dogs This Halloween

Halloween weekend is here, which means it’s the one time of the year I get to dress up Sookie and Bones guilt-free! I can’t resist getting these cuties in on the Halloween fun and while I want them to be able to enjoy all of the treats they can handle, our fury friends can’t enjoy the same candies we hand out to trick-or-treaters. Petcurean’s PhD pet nutritionist Dr. Jennifer Adolphe has a few tips to treating your pets this Halloween:  Steer clear of candy: Candy is a concentrated source of sugar and calories so it is not recommended for dogs. Since candy does not…

Read More

Sweater Weather At The Pumpkin Patch

Leave it up to us Floridians to get excited anytime the temperature drops below 70 degrees. We’ve been having really cool mornings and evenings lately… Even though it still manages to hit the mid 80’s by lunchtime, we don’t let that stop us from rocking our fall wardrobe! I recently purchased this crossback sweater from Express and because of the open back, it makes it perfect for these in-between fall days. I also wore it with a suede mini skirt and OTK boots during a recent trip to NYC. We took these pics at the most adorable pumpkin patch at…

Read More

I Typically Have My Shit Together, But Lately I Don’t

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I haven’t been writing as frequently as I usually do over the last couple of weeks. In all honesty, I haven’t addressed it because I never intended for it to go this long without an update. I kept saying to myself, “You’ll get something up tomorrow…” And then tomorrow turned into another day, a week and now here we are. The truth is: I typically have my shit together, but lately I don’t. I’ll be the first person to admit that when life starts to go in a different direction, it can really throw me…

Read More

My First Commercial With eShakti

Cover Photo: Bold Stripe Crepe Surplice Maxi Dress Happy Hump Day, friends! I’m excited for today’s post because I get to share with you a special project I’ve been working on for the last few weeks – my very first commercial with eShakti! I’ve written about eShakti before and fell in love with their site. What makes them so special is that you have the power to customize every dress to your personal style and shape so it fits you perfectly from head to toe. Windowpane Check Fit-And-Flare Dress Plaid Dress currently unavailable Landscape Print Belted Mixed Media Dress Leaf…

Read More

Moments At Home + Handmade Decor From My Mom

I feel like I say this every month but I seriously can’t believe it’s already October! This year is flying by and I’m so excited to start prepping for the holidays. Today’s Moments At Home post is especially exciting for me because I get to share some decor items crafted my super creative momma! I shared some of these in my Instagram Story a week or so ago and got so many positive responses that I convinced her to let me put them up on the blog – keep reading to find out how you can add these to your home, too!…

Read More

When The Humans Are Away, The Pups Will Play

Travel has become such a big part of my and Sam’s life together – but even more than travel, is just how BIG our little fur babies have become a part of our entire world! So when we travel, it’s so important to us that Sookie and Bones feel secure that we’ll return and that they’ll be safe while we’re away. I swear, every time the suitcase comes out little Bones starts to whimper and pace, while Sookie just goes to her bed and sulks in the corner. Bones even tries to prevent me from packing by continually laying down…

Read More

50 Facts About Me (Video)

Today, I wanted to do something a little different. Lately I’ve been sharing a lot of style-related posts which I love, but it’s only a small portion of who I am and what I’m passionate about. When I started Happily Audrey I wanted this to be a place for conversation with all of you and to share a look into things that make me happy – travel, family, style, home/beach life, relationships and career. I’ve put together the below video that highlights 50 facts you probably didn’t know about me. I’d love if you’d take the time to watch and let…

Read More
5 Buys From Last Year That I Still Wear Today

5 Buys From Last Year That I Still Wear Today

Remember when we had that little conversation about when to invest in our wardrobe? It can be hard to justify spending that extra $100 on a quality item when there’s a trend piece for a fraction of the cost but let me ask you this: How many of those cheap pieces you bought last year are you still wearing today? Don’t get me wrong – I love a good bargain but when it comes to the things I know I’ll wear often, it’s worth the investment. In today’s post I want to share a look at five tried and true products I…

Read More

Bell Sleeves & More New York Fashion Week

There’s no avoiding it – bell sleeves are a major trend for fall. And why would we? They’re so fun! After rocking this bell-sleeve tunic from Free People for my last day at NYFW, I’m definitely a fan of this 70’s inspired trend. The sleeves add that effortless little sumthin’ sumthin’ that I love to have in every outfit. For these pics, the hubs and my bestie from LA, Loren, and I all hit the streets of Chelsea for an impromptu photo shoot after a long day of meetings, a runway show and a lot of rain. Shop My Look Can…

Read More

Transition Into Fall: The Perfect Blazer

Are you as excited for fall as I am? Even though I’m spoiled with summer heat almost entirely throughout the year, I do enjoy a slight drop in temperature. Us Floridians are ready for some relief – this summer has been a scorcher! For this Transition Into Fall post, I’m sharing how a go-to blazer is a fail proof fall essential no matter your locale. Shop The Look Blazer: J. Crew | Denim: Frame Denim via Nordstrom | T-Shirt: Zara (similar, here) | Crossbody Bag: YSL via Luisa Via Roma (affordable option, here) | Oxfords: ASOS (similar, here) | Sunnies: QUAY…

Read More