Have A Nice Day

Back in the day, my friends and I used to go to a cheesy-but-fun nightclub called Have A Nice Day Cafe. Adorned with pre-Emoji smiley faces and other 1970s paraphernalia, we shook our groove thangs to retro music and tried to collect some digits. (Admittedly, we did a lot more dancing than digit-collecting--the pickings were usually quite slim--but we always managed to stay upbeat.)

I had to smile when I spied this absurdly happy vest at Avalon Exchange. Not only does it remind me of my evenings at the club, its borderline-costume appeal catapulted it to must-buy status. The vest ended up being free, thanks to store credit from selling Avalon some of my clothes and purses. For the vest's inaugural wear, I partied with blogger friend Niki of Saint Louis Night Out at sushi restaurant/vodka bar Sub Zero. One of Niki's friends told me the vest made her smile. How can it not?
smiley face vest
Vest: Avalon; Dress: Rung & Sprung; Shoes: Retro 101; Necklace: Family Heirloom

The St. Louis location of Have A Nice Day Cafe closed down years ago, apparently after having too many bad days (or nights). But, no worries - smiley faces will never go out of style!


  1. You look adorable! I love your skirt! And the smiley face style made me laugh - I used to wear them a lot and draw them everywhere. It was my mantra as a teen. :)

    1. Thanks, Andrea! I like the smiley face mantra-very uplifting!