Fitness Favs

Hi, everyone! I promised myself that I would get back into a regular fitness routine in 2018. I have done a good job (so far!) of working out at least 4-5 times a week. Even if the workouts aren’t super intense every day, I feel so much better when I sweat a little bit and get up and active! Today I’m sharing my favorite athletic clothes and gear- from sports bras, to socks, shoes and accessories!

Nike Swoosh Medium Support Sports Bra / $25-35. RUN don’t walk to order one of these sports bras!! They are my absolute favorite.. hands down. I have two colors and am about to order another. Depending on the color they are on sale between $25-35!! That is such a good deal. I ordered both of mine for $40 each. This sports bra is flattering, supportive, and comfortable. I wear it in a size medium!

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34/ $110. I have both of these color combos and love them so much! This is a very supportive shoe. I order a half size up, which is what I always do with Nike sneaks. They are so comfortable and I will continue ordering these over and over! Don’t forget with an all black shoe you HAVE to wear black socks!!

Zella 3-Pack Tab Back Socks / $25 for 3 pack. Which brings me to my next point…. these athletic socks are the BEST!!! I have them in both the black and white. I wear them with my athletic shoes and with my every day booties, boots, sneakers etc. You will not regret ordering these- they stay up, look good, and prevent blisters!

Nike Free RN 2017 / $75. I cannot believe these are on sale for $75!!!! This is my second favorite running/athletic shoe. I have 4 different colors!!! They are so comfortable and really great for any activity.

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings / $54. These are hands down my favorite leggings of all time. Not just my favorite high waist leggings, black leggings, long leggings…. my favorite EVER. They are so flattering and comfortable for working out… and let’s get serious, I do some major lounging in these leggings too! They have over 3,500 reviews online and 5 stars for a reason. I have had these for 3+ years and they are still in excellent condition. TRY THEM!

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GapFit Breath Long Sleeve Top / $21. My friend Liz turned me on to these tops!! They are so soft and the fit is unreal. She told me that she likes them just as much as her Lululemon tops- which is saying a lot from her!!! I love to wear these tops when I’m working out indoors and want to break a sweat, or if I’m going on a walk outside or running errands. Order one and give it a try!!

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GapFit Breathe Open-Back Tank / $21. If you follow me on Instagram, you know about my obsession with this top!! It is a nice high neck in the front and you can tie it in the back. I love it because it let’s some air in when you are feeling SO sweaty (ew…sorry??)! It looks so cute with the Nike Swoosh bra slightly showing in the back. You can also leave it untied and open. I will definitely be ordering more of these tanks!

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Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones / $219. I know these are a splurge, but they are so worth it if you have been looking to buy a pair of nice headphones. They easily connect to my phone and my iPad, and the battery lasts for weeks!! They are also really comfortable and of course Bose offers the highest quality headphones out there. If you’ve been thinking about splurging on headphones, these are it! They are also really cute ;)

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iPad Air with Wifi / $175. I love to use my iPad Air while I am on the treadmill to watch Hulu! It makes the time pass so quickly. I found this 16 GB refurbished iPad Air on Amazon for a steal!

Those are my fitness favorites!! Let me know if there is anything from my list that y’all plan to try, and I want to know what YOUR fitness favs are too!! Let me know in the comments! Xoxo, Olivia

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Loving Lately

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. I missed my Sunday “loving lately” post yesterday because I was in Charleston looking at wedding venues for my cousin, Claire! We had the best time and she even introduced me to one of the products that I am loving lately.

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1.) Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty / $30. I forgot my moisturizer on our trip so I borrowed Claire’s Ultra Repair Cream. It made my skin feel amazing and fresh, AND my make up went on so smoothly. This product is great for this time of year when your face is dehydrated and needs some extra love. I have used Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for years and will continue to, but I am adding in the Ultra Repair Cream for when my face needs that TLC.

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2.) Coconut Milk Mango Reed Diffuser from Anthropologie / $26. I have this in the master bathroom and it smells amazing. I bought it because it’s so pretty, and now I am obsessed with the smell! I want to get another one for the guest bath as well.

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3.) Tulisa Bootie by Steve Madden / $35. I have been looking for an open toed bootie like this for a while! I love the version by Kristin Cavallari, but I wasn’t willing to splurge on those ($149). These Tulisa booties are so cute and look so expensive!! I swear they look like they were at least triple the price. And they shipped for free! I will wear these with jeans, dresses, skirts, and even cut off shorts. They are a great transitional piece and super comfy.

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4.) Pond’s MoistureClean Towelettes / $14. Some of you were following me when I tried the Neutrogena face cleanser wipes… and they broke out my face SO. BAD. Since I have always used Pond’s Cold Cleanser and haven’t had any issues, I decided to try their face towelettes. They work wonders!! So gentle, removes your make up, and they don’t have a strong scent! I always use my Kiehl’s Facial Cleanser ($20) after to make sure everything is off my face. I would definitely recommend giving these towelettes a try!

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5.) Basket Heart Sneakers by PUMA / $65. I am so excited to bring these back out! I have a very similar pair with blue dots. They are so cute and anytime I wear them, I get so many compliments and questions about where they are from. The big ribbon is so fun! But they also come with another shoe lace if you don’t like the big silky ribbon. I will forever love my Adidas Superstar sneakers, but these basket hearts by PUMA are an option that you don’t see every day!

Alright, that’s all I have today!! Let me know what your favs are! Xoxo, Olivia

 

 

 

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$10 Red Ruffle Skirt

Happy Tuesday, friends!! Today I’m sharing this $10 red knit ruffle skirt from my Galentine shoot with my bestie! This skirt is so cute with sweaters and I will also be rocking it with tank tops and knotted graphic tees in the warmer months. The great thing is… it is still available in all sizes! RUN!

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$10 Red Ruffle Knit Skirt / Similar Black Sweater / $33 Fun Tall Black Boot Option / $52 Similar Grey Over The Knee Boot / Similar Denim Crossbody / T3 Micro Curling Wand / Dior Airflash Foundation / $15 Hoola Bronzer

Xoxo Olivia

Loving Lately

Hi guys!! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!! For the last few Sundays I have been telling y’all 3 things I am obsessed with through my Instagram. I’m sharing these things on a blog post so that you can find the links easier! Yesterday was a little crazy with the big game, so I’m doing it today instead :)

SO…. Here are 3 things I have been crushing on lately.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation / $50. I have been using this foundation for about a year. I used to swear by Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but they changed the formula and it’s just not as good as it used to be! I love my Bobbi Brown foundation because it is so natural and goes on my skin smooth and easily. It is not heavy at ALL, but still gives great coverage. I use color “Natural”- and I LOVE how many different shades this comes in- there really is a shade for everyone.

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Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer / $10. I love this self tanner!! It is that time of the year where I am at my palest… and I hate it! I have been using this self tanner lately and I’m really impressed with the gradual/natural color it gives. And it is such a great price!

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Lulu & Georgia Pali Rug / $310. I can’t even tell you how many times I get asked about this Lulu & Georgia rug!! I have it layered in my living room over this similar braided jute rug. The Pali rug is so beautiful and such a great price for the quality! Definitely one of my favorite pieces in my home.

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Xoxo Olivia

TBT: Super Bowl 50

With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, I thought I would share some photos from our trip to Super Bowl 50. Although it didn’t end how we wanted, it was still a trip of a lifetime and I look back at these pictures with such great memories!

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Boarding the plane to San Jose! Fun fact: Mr. Richardson flew every Panthers employee out to the big game! It was so fun meeting so many people on the trip there.

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Got my Bersin bracelet on for the flight :)

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Got to see the busy man for dinner!!

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Michael, Sabrina and I took an uber out to Santa Cruz while Brenton was in meetings. It was so cool!

Catching up with my sweetheart before the big game. Doing some shopping- lol.

Morning of the Super Bowl! Sabrina did my make up! I’m a lucky girl.

Breakfast at the team hotel before heading out!

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Another bus ride…

Caught up with Brenton’s mom and brother before the game!

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The best part about the game was definitely that they delivered drinks straight to your seats…

And this is the last photo I took. The halftime show. What an unreal experience!!! 

Outdoor Design Inspo

I cannot wait for spring to come to use our outdoor space! Anyone else? I envision having family and friends over by our fire pit with yummy food… and lots of wine! I am in the process of finishing our covered porch. I’m going for a neutral color palette with cream, tan, and pops of BLACK prints! I thought I would share with you the things I have already purchased, and what I’m planning to add to the space as well. I love adding these ideas to my outdoor Pinterest board… if you don’t follow me already, click here!

Jona Sofa from Joss & Main / I ordered two of these sofas for the covered porch! They have amazing reviews and are only $569 each… and they are HUGE! I wanted the sofas to be neutral and these were an easy pick.

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Black Graphic Woven Indoor/Outdoor Rug from World Market / This rug also has great reviews, and I cannot wait to see it in the space! I love how it incorporates my color scheme of black, tan and cream in the geometric print. I ordered it in 8×10.

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Wooden Outdoor Coffee Table from World Market / I love this outdoor table- it is so pretty and only $179!

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Black and Ivory Geometric Pillows from World Market– I love these indoor/outdoor throw pillows!! I think they will help tie the rug and sofas together! World Market has tons of other great outdoor throw pillows in different colors.

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Braided Jute Floor Cushion from CB2 / These $79 CB2 floor cushions look so similar to the Serena & Lily ones that are $208 each! They have great reviews and I think they will help warm up the space. Plus, they are great to have for when you have a lot of guests over!

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Pod Hanging Chair from CB2 / I cannot wait to get one of these for the corner of the porch!! I love this option from CB2. You can see the jute floor cushion in the bottom left corner!

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Outdoor Cabana Curtains from Target / We are also doing cabana curtains for the covered porch! These are a great affordable option with 5 star reviews. I love when people have these.

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White Metal Drum Stool from World Market / I love these side tables! I am thinking one for the covered porch, and one for between our lounge chairs. It has great reviews and is only $69!!

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Patio Loungers from Joss & Main / We have had these lounge chairs since last season, and they look SO much better in person. They do not come with that weird towel- lol! It’s $379 for a set of two, which I think is a great deal for the quality! These are out by the spa area.

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Cabana Stripe Beach Towels from Gilt / I was searching for a good deal on black and white stripe beach towels, and finally found this set of 4 for $34. I ordered several sets of these because I feel like we never have enough towels for when people come over to the hot tub!

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Alright, that was a lot! What do you guys think? What are your favorite things?! Let me know if you have any tips for making an outdoor area a cozy, beautiful spot for everyone to hang! Xoxo Olivia

 

 

Forever 21 Haul

Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day. We just got home from Charleston, SC. It’s only a 3 hour drive from Charlotte and has the best food, people, hotels, beaches… and shopping! Now, I know you can shop at Forever 21 in any city, but downtown Charleston has one of the biggest, best Forever 21 storefronts I have ever been to. So I thought I would share what Brenton and I each got!

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Me:

Mickey Mouse Graphic Crop Tee $17.90 / This one doesn’t need an explanation. I will be rocking this at Disney next month ;) 0

Wrap Front Maxi Skirt $24.90 / This is so flattering. I cannot wait to wear with a tight white tank top and wedges on vacation!1

Striped Mini Bodycon Dress $14.90 / I love dresses like this. I have soooo many of these from F21 that I love to throw on for dinner with flip flips or sneakers and a jean jacket.0

Knit Ruffle Skirt $10.90 / This is going to be my Valentine’s Day outfit!! I almost ordered this online last week, but I’m so glad I waited and was able to try on in store. It is sooo adorable!! I will pair with the matching Ruffle Crop Top $12.9000249288-05

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Sunset Graphic Tee $12.90 / Brenton loves this shirt we picked out! It is nice quality and perfect for summer and vacations.0

Textured Crew Neck Pink Tee $12.90 / This is a great, high quality shirt in a fun color for guys! This will go well with shorts or jeans on those breezy nights.0

Heathered Pocket Tee $9.90 / Another great basic at an affordable price point!0

Alright guys, that’s all I have to share today! Have a great week! Xoxo Olivia

5 Min Going Out Make Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of you have asked about my going out make up routine while I have been out of town, so I decided to share my go-to, less than 5 minute “Smokey eye” look.

First, I prime my eyes with Mac Painterly– I just use my fingers to apply.

Next, I use the color “Mugshot” from the Naked 3 Palette all over my lower eyelid. I then use “Blackheart” from the same palette in the outer crease. I also use an eyeliner brush with the same color “Blackheart” to line my eyes. I finish off the eyes with L’Oreal Carbon Black Mascara.

Next I use Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in color “Natural” all over my face with my favorite foundation brush. I cover this with Hourglass Dim Light Powder. I use my Tarte Contour Brush to apply Hoola Bronzer all over my cheekbones, chin, nose, and forehead.

Lastly, I line my lips with NYX “Nude Beige” lip liner. To finish it all off, I apply Fenty Beauty lipgloss on top!

And there is my smokey eye/going out look in less than 5 minutes!

Xoxo Olivia

Good Morning Sunshine

Good morning, sunshines!!! I absolutely LOVE this graphic tee that my brother Graham got me for Christmas this year. It has the cutest saying on it, and is the cutest loose, comfy fit!! I am also obsessed with these $23 DV silver sneakers. They are an affordable alternative to the Golden Goose sneakers I will eventually buy one day… haha! And of course I am always rocking my Spanx leggings. What did I wear every day before these things?!

HAVE A NICE DAY, everyone!! Xoxo Olivia

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Outfit details:

Good Morning Sunshine T Shirt $49 / Spanx Faux Leather Leggings $98 / Similar Spanx Faux Leather Front Leggings $34 /  DV Silver Sneakers $23 / Similar Double Pom Beanie $24 / Anthropologie Hoops $38 / Louis Vuitton Neverfull (linked a gently used/discounted version for you!) / Naked 1 Palette $54 / T3 Interchangeable Wand $270 / L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara $7 / Hoola Bronzer $15

 

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50% Off Gap Try On

Gap is having 50% off all of their items online + free shipping when you enter the codes BIGWKND & STYLE at checkout! I decided to do my second try on session at Gap because of these amazing deals!

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Destructed Relaxed Boyfriend Jeans $25 / I sized up for this adorable loose fit!Stripe Crewneck T Shirt $16 / Softest T Shirt ever!!! True to size. Great for layering!

Loop Fringe Cardigan $30 / I sized up to a Medium! This sweater is SO FUN! Obsessed. 

Slouchy Cardigan $28 / Love this! True to size. This cardigan was originally $128 and is a great deal!

Ruffle Plaid Shirt $21 / So adorable for work OR weekend wear! 

Textured Split Back Sweater $37 /  I love this sweater so much. The fit, color & style are so flattering and classic. I will wear this with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, high waisted jeans, jean shorts, skirts, over dresses…. you get the picture. LOVE this! I am wearing an XS.

Mid Rise Skinny Jean with Lace Up Detail $71 / Love the lace up detail on these jeans! So cute and fun. These are great quality and look so cute in person- I couldn’t get a great pic in the dark dressing room! True to size. (They do not qualify for the full discount? Not sure why!)

Similar Stripe Smock Sleeve Shirt $19 / I could not find this exact top online!! But the one I linked is very similar- including the sweet ruffle sleeves. 

Stripe Poplin Sleep Pants $13 / I am so excited about these! True to size and so cute. I got this long sleeve ribbed henley ($16) to wear with them!

All Over Sherpa Fleece Hoodie $28 / This hoodie is sooooo soft and cozy (and warm!) It can definitely be worn with comfy clothes or out with jeans!

Satin Bomber Jacket $58 / This reminds me of the light pink bomber jacket I wear all the time in my Insta pics!! Wearing a size Small. Can definitely fit a nice size sweater underneath. 

Nail Head Belt $13 / All great pair of jeans deserve a great belt! I love this affordable nail head one. It looks much more expensive than it is.

Gap Fit High Rise Colorblock Legging $24 / Love these active leggings! True to size. 

Pullover Raglan Sweatshirt Tunic $24 / This is a great piece for those of you who are always looking for tops long enough to wear with leggings + cover the bum! So comfy & cute. 

GapFit Open-Back Tank $10 / This is a closet staple for working out!! They have tons of colors. I finally purchased this- I have been eyeing it for a year+. I don’t know why I waited so long?! It will be so great for spin class!

 

Thank you so much if you made it this far!!! I love sharing sales & deals with you all. Let me know your favorites!! Xoxo Olivia

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$24 Colorful Knit Sweater

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! I hope you all had amazing weather like we did in Charlotte today. 60 degrees and sunny… swoon! This pink, orange & red sweater matched my happy sunshine-y mood today ;) I love this sweater because it reminds me of Free People… but with a $24.99 price tag!! And of course I had to rock my new See By Chloé bag that is already sold out- boo!- along with my tried and true wedge booties– these are SO comfy! Xoxo Olivia

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Outfit details:

Colorful knit sweater $24.99 / Gap legging jeans $36- Mine look lighter because they are worn in! Use code 40% off with code HAPPY / Dolce Vita Wedge Booties $60 / Similar Wooden Beaded Necklace $30 / Similar See By Chloé Bag $460 / Similar See By Chloé Crossbody $224 / Anthro Hoop Earrings $38- I got these in my stocking! They are gorgeous! / T3 Interchangeable Styling Wand $270 / Hourglass Dim Lighting Powder $22

Free People Try On

HAPPY MONDAY!!! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I did a little try on session at my local Free People on Saturday after getting my nails done (ignore the nail salon flip flops in the bg!!), and decided to show you guys a few of the items I loved and purchased!

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Cenote Trapeze Slip $68– I will totally wear this “slip” as a dress in the summer, and as a cover up at the beach! Both color options are gorgeous and so vibrant. I went with size XS- it runs slightly large. Galloon Lace Racerback Bralette $20– I got this bralette in the ivory color and LOVE it! It is super comfy and goes so well with every outfit I tried on. I purchased a size small, and will definitely be coming back for EVERY color!!   We The Free Brisbane Tank $38– I will live in this tank all spring & summer with a flannel tied around my waist! I got a size XS. It is a really good quality material and will be perfect for my Disney trip coming up!Brisbane Tank in White $38- I also love the white version with the ivory bralette I got!Rip Zip Slim Boyfriend Jeans in color “Cascades” $78– I am so obsessed with the fit of these jeans! I did go one size bigger and will have to get them taken in just a tad in the waist. They looked amazing with so many of the tops I tried on and are so on trend!! Here I Go Brami in White $38– This little crop top is so sweet! I didn’t purchase, but it is on my wishlist for summer. I need to find the perfect pants or skirt for this little “brami”! I am wearing a small here. Also wearing with my fav bralette!

Bali Wildflower Pant $78– These pants are so cute!!! I am wearing a small here and they were pretty loose- I would say they run a size big. They would be perfect for a spring break vacation!! You can even wear these with a chunky knit sweater and fun sneakers (I wear these all the time!!).Falling For You Tube Top $38– This top came home with me!! I am wearing a size small. You can’t tell in the picture, but it is almost a linen type material and is super flattering! I plan on wearing this with this black skirt from my last blog post. FP One Railroad Striped Wrap Top $98– This top is so flattering and is made out of the most gorgeous gauzy fabric! It is the epitome of “beachy” style. I could see myself wearing this with white jeans in the spring, and cut off shorts in the summer. I’m wearing a size small!FP One Brittany Blouse $68- This top might be my favorite item from this post!!! It is so gorgeous in person. I will style it with these boyfriend jeans I’m wearing and black pointy toe pumps for a night out! Super Flare Denim $78– These jeans are almost completely sold out online!! They are soooo soft & such a fun look. I took my normal size in these.

We The Free Skyline Thermal $68– I am going back for this!!! The fit is amazing and will be so cute with skinny jeans, leggings, and even jean shorts on those breezy summer nights! I am wearing a size small and it’s a loose fit.I love everything they had in store & wanted to take it all home! Let me know what your favs are!!! Xoxo Olivia