About Me

In August 2014, I transferred this blog back to WordPress.com.  This site currently serves as the archive for Smiles Go With Everything, as I am no longer posting here.

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Smiles Go With Everything was my little corner of the world where I got to share my adventures in life with an optimistic tone.   Among my adventures are musings about style, bento boxes, Paleo/Primal foods, and general ramblings about finding happiness in life.  I find these interesting, and maybe you will too.

Blog history

I first started blogging in August 2007, with a knitting and crafting blog called Kitty’s Creations (which I have since deleted).  Eventually, I became captivated by the style blogging world, changed the name to Simple Elegance, and began posting outfit photos and Etsy Love posts.  In December 2009, I took the leap of changing the name to Smiles Go With Everything and bought my own url.

My blog continued to evolve.  I took pictures of my bento lunches for awhile, and I ate Paleo/Primal.  I documented my set of goals I create for myself every season.

In August 2014, I transfered this blog back to WordPress.com.  This site currently serves as the archive for Smiles Go With Everything, as I am no longer posting here.

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Personal Stats:

  • Name: Diana
  • Location: Central Florida
  • Occupation: Teacher Librarian
  • Ethnic heritage: 1/4 Polish, 1/8 Seminole Indian, random amounts of Irish, German and other origins.

Top Threes (and sometimes more) for me:

  • Aspects of style: Quality, simplicity, comfort
  • Aesthetics: French/Euro chic, Mod, Classic
  • Items I can’t live without: Breton tops, silver watch, comfortable flats
  • Colors I love to wear: Goldenrod yellow, kelly green, turquoise/aqua
  • Clothing Brands: J. Crew, Boden, Lululemon, Anthropologie
  • Foods: Hmm… at the moment, Bacon, Dark Chocolate and Fresh, Local Strawberries
  • Shoe brands: Vivobarefoot, Dansko, John Fluevog, Keen, Merrell
  • Style icons: Francoise Hardy, Jane Birkin, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O
  • Fabrics: Cotton, silk, cashmere
  • Fabrics I avoid like the plague: Polyester, acrylic, faux leather
  • Places I’ve visited: Nicaragua; Oceanside,CA; NYC
  • Methods of shopping: eBay, Etsy, thrift, vintage



15 Responses to About Me

  1. Ashley says:

    Hi! I found your blog while browsing for sewing/craft stores. I’m trying to find somewhere to take some lessons.. sewing/sewing machine, etc. I found fiberologie, which looks amazing, but JUST missed their class by a few days. Was wondering if you knew of any other great places for a college student to learn in the st. pete/tampa area. Thanks a million!


  2. kittyscreations says:

    Hi Ashley!
    I’ve never actually taken sewing lessons, so I can’t be considered an authority. Fiberologie would be one of my first recommendations, because they’re independent rather than a chain. Joann’s Etc (Citrus Park and Brandon) has some sewing classes, though they can be a bit pricey. I believe that Hancock Fabrics has classes as well. Other than that, there are a lot of small, independent sewing stores around Tampa and St Pete, so try looking in the Yellow Pages for them and give a few a call. Some of them probably have good classes. Other than that, the library often has good sewing books.


  3. Danielle says:

    Hi! I didn’t see an email address listed, but I wanted to tell you that I’m really impressed with your site and how totally crafty-licious you are! I LOVE it!! Anyway, I work for Solestruck.com, an online shoe boutique, and we would love to hook you up with some shoes. If that’s something you might be interested in, please email me ASAP at danielle@solevoice.com. I’m only in the office on Tuesdays, so please excuse me in advance if there’s a delayed response. 🙂
    Keep up the AWESOME work!!


  4. puglyfeet says:

    I ADORE your blog.


  5. I love your site. Keep it up !


  6. Diana says:

    I was doing a search for fluevogs and found your photos. You are the MOST stylish person I have seen. You put clothes together in such an amazing way. Thank you for sharing. You have inspired me to rethink/revamp my closet.

    Diana (from Australia)


  7. sallymandy says:

    Oh, that dress is just gorgeous on you. I need one like that, with a sleeve though. Thanks for sharing….


  8. Waterplay says:

    I like your style! I’m a Gemini so of course I see bits and pieces of me
    all over your page.
    We have pill box hats for fun AND fashion.
    Check us out if you care to: http://www.aurabyyou.com

    Laura Jochai
    Aura By You pill box party hats


  9. Carol says:

    I really admire your creative energy and sense of style! I hope you keep it up — your work really inspires me!
    — Carol (Bay Area, CA)


  10. Maria says:

    Found your blog on Bing and was so glad i did. That was a great read. I have a quick question.Is it alright if i send you an email???…


  11. adamwalker says:

    Smiles indeed should go with everything! Love your sensible and down to earth blog summary, student loans can be a drag but you will get there with such a relaxed and enthusiastic attitude. ps. Just love your hairstyle! x


  12. Diana! Thank you for the book review of Talking Dirt. Your blog is so inspiring and colorful, and makes me very hungry!
    A smile back at you,


  13. meredith says:

    you are sooo cool!! wow, that’s why i love blogging. you get to “meet” the hippest peeps around:) thanks so much for all of your sweet comments. i tried to email you back in response but couldn’t find your address. sad day! hahaa, but seriously, you’re awesome and thanks for being so nice!
    Yours Mine and Ours


  14. Donna says:

    Found your site looking for what to wear with Dansko’s. Your style is so cute! I love your “3-piece” style, which is what I always try to shoot for since, as you say, it is a more polished look. I do tend to wear more jeans and courdory’s to work since I work for the public work’s dept. in Rapid City, SD. I’m from San Diego and so have had to change out my wardrobe since moving here with my family last June, 2011. More long sleeves, vests and scarves. Warm weather dressing is more of a challenge, I believe, and you are really good at keeping cool and looking fantastic! ; >)


  15. Jen says:

    Hi Diana! I love your blog & am excited to inform you that I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Please visit http://passporttobliss.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/the-versatile-blogger-award/ for more information. Wonderful job!!! 🙂 Jen


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