Bachelorette Weekend Details (Wedding Series Part 2!)

Hey guys!! I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA lately!! I have been so busy with work & wedding planning. I wanted to take the time to share outfit and product details from my bachelorette weekend! I got so many questions while I was there, so I thought I would let you in on where I got all my goods! I went a little crazy (just a little ;) with all the *BRIDE* gear, but it was totally worth it… I felt so festive and over the top the whole time! If you don’t see something on here- just shoot me a message on Instagram or leave a comment here and I will get back to you! Alright, here we go!!

ON THE WAY

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Cropped “WIFEY” sweatshirt from my favorite Etsy shop!! I ordered several things from this shop, so she gave me a discount code for y’all- it is PSOLIVIA. She has tons of cute stuff- from bridal, Mean Girls, Drake, Harry Potter, Disney- you name it!

Aerie “loggers”! Everyone was obsessed with these leggings all weekend- they are SO flattering, affordable, cute and COMFY.

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White long sleeve body con dress high quality fabric that sucks you in and is extremely flattering!! Hope I can find a time to wear this again- I felt amazing in it! I’m in a size small.

Red wrap up block heels since they are only $44, I was nervous about how comfy they would be. OMG. Seriously-order these! Danced all night and didn’t feel a thing. They are super flattering on the legs and also come in grey and black.

*BRIDE* clutch really completed the whole look!! Comes in other color-ways as well. You won’t believe the price- would make a great gift! I am so glad I ordered this!

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Aerie loggers in a pinky nude color! (I’m in a size small). These are so amazing and this color is surprisingly flattering.

FEYONCÉ sweatshirt from my fav Etsy shop (use code PSOLIVIA for 15% off!)

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ADORABLE little white playsuit such a pretty cute and fabric!! Could also wear out as a romper!! I cannot wait to wear this playsuit on our honeymoon.

Blue I DO swimsuit also from Etsy!! The swimsuit is so fun and different than your typical white BRIDE one piece! It is $26 (STEAL!) and I got a size medium for reference.

Pink jelly basket tote One of my absolute favorite orders for my bachelorette weekend- it is SO CUTE!!!! And $24. RUN don’t walk to order!!! Would be so cute for yourself or for a bachelorette gift for a friend with a cute towel rolled up in it! I wore my go-to nude sandals with this look (look like TKEES but $8).

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FUN “Give ‘Em The Finger” tee! It is under $30 and so funny. The fit is also really good! I love ordering from small online businesses. This one is called “Hubs & Hers” and it’s a husband and wife who make everything themselves!

Go-to jean shorts size down!! Wear these all the time.

Nude wrap up heels great shoe to have. I wear these ALL THE TIME and am not a heel girl!! And my BRIDE clutch again!!

DAY 3- WE RECOVERED FROM NIGHT 2!!!! LOL.

NIGHT 3- 90’s SLUMBER PARTY!!!!! PIZZA + GIFTS + ROSÉ + GIRL’S NIGHT IN SILLINESS… BEST NIGHT EVER!

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JUICY COUTURE track suit Oh my gosh. I grew up LOVING Juicy Couture so it was only fitting that I wear one of their track suits for our slumber party night! Jacket linked here and pants linked here– you will never believe where I found them!

*BRIDE* Headband Veil my sister/MOH had this as a surprise for me Saturday night and OH MY GOSH I was so excited!!!! It was PERFECT for our theme!!! So fun. She also had my favorite cookies as a surprise for me with the bachelorette hashtag and our wedding date!!! And the cutest little gifts for all of us girls!! My sister is the BEST. And so are all of my amazing bridesmaids who made the night so special with MORE sweet gifts! I’m blessed.

Bride Squad Lounge Set all my girls loved these pajamas so much!!! They were super comfy (according to them) and ADORABLE!! I’m so happy I was able to find these. Only $28 each right now which is a great deal!

Pink Sleep Eye Masks how cute are these!!! I had them laying out on each girl’s bed with the bride squad pajamas and my favorite tassel earrings when they arrived as my gift to them! They are super soft and let’s face it- a really good photo prop! Lol.

White Tassel Earrings these are the best gift & one of my personal most worn earrings. They looked so cute on everyone and they all loved them!

Pink Pillow Lounger okay I’m only mentioning this because it was SUCH a cool Amazon find!! We got it because we were worried we wouldn’t have enough seating for our girl’s night IN! And it ended up being so cute and comfy- we were obsessed with it! And as you can see we had to make a photoshoot out of it. This is great for kids… haha!

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When I asked my girls to be my bridesmaids, I gave them these personalized denim jackets!!! So of course we had to get a pic of all of us wearing them before we left!! I got these done at L & M Monogramming in Charlotte! 10/10 would recommend them! Tell them I sent you.

Wifey Sweatshirt again- love this cozy cropped sweatshirt so much!!

*BRIDE* Hat loved this lol. Must have for sure!! Only $6 right now.

Zella High Waist “Live In” Leggings these are my go-to leggings.

Vans Sneakers not that you needed a link for these but I have been loving them lately with EVERYTHING :)

Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses (2 for $12)

LAST DAY!!! POOL DAY!!

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Red string bikini I *monogrammed* the bottoms with BB, Brenton’s initials. This is one of my favorite bathing suits!! You can monogram it for a small additional fee- I was so excited to wear it with my fiancé’s initials on it! Top linked here and bottom linked here.

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As you can see- I went ALL OUT with allllll the Bride gear for this trip!! I would do it again in a heartbeat! I hope you can use this as a guide for what to buy yourself or for a friend getting married!! Xoxo, Olivia

 

 

Original Make-Up Kit Product List

Hi guys!!! If you watched my IG TV video about my first “big girl” make-up kit, here is the product list and links for everything! Every link will take you to a retailer that carries the product + offers free shipping & returns! Instagram linked here.

FACE PRODUCTS

Mineralize Skinfinish in “Global Glow” (bronzer/highlighter)

MAC Prolongwear Pressed Powder (I have color medium dark)

Tarte Smooth Operator Loose Setting Powder

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter/ Eye Brightener Stick

EYE PRODUCTS

MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Pot in Blacktrack

MAC Pro Longwear Eyelid Primer in “Painterly”

MacNificient Me! Neutral Eyeshadow Palette (GOAT!!!)

MAC Carbon Black Single Eyeshadow

LIP PRODUCTS

Mac Lip Pencil in “Whirl” (wearing in video)

MAC Lip Pencil in “Soar”

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in “Creme Cup” 

MAC Lipglass in color “Myth” (nude brown)

MAC Lipglass in color “Nymphette” (Golden/pinky nude… my favorite- not in video cause I misplaced ;)

FACE BRUSHES

MAC 134 Powder Brush- This is SOLD OUT everywhere!!!! And I think it’s discontinued… I can only find it on Amazon being sold for $120… Here is my favorite Sigma powder brush!

Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Double End Brush (no need for any other bronzer brush EVER. This will always be the best.)

Tarte Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush (also the best in its field ;)

EYESHADOW BRUSHES

Sigma Angle Brush

MAC Tapered Blending Brush (224)

MAC Pencil/Smudge Brush (219)

MAC Split Fiber Eyeshadow Brush (233) is SOLD OUT! But here is a similar MAC brush that’s great when using darker shades.

MAC Best Eyeshadow Brush EVER (217- sold out everywhere but the MAC site!)

Other products I was wearing in video:

It Cosmetics CC Cream in color Medium Tan (used this like I would foundation!)

Hoola Bronzer (shown in video with contour bronzing brush- I have the $16 mini size right now- linked here!)

Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Ballet Pink (used this in place of Nymphette)

That’s it!!! Remember: you can’t buy everything at once! But these are some great basics to start with!! In addition to your favorite foundation & mascara, you really don’t need much more than these products listed above. You can use these products for a natural or more dramatic look- no need for tons of other products unless you just enjoy buying and trying new things! Xoxo, Olivia

 

 

 

 

 

Current Amazon Fashion Finds

Hi, all!! Lately I have been all about Amazon fashion finds. I’m honestly not loving much from other retailers right now. It’s that weird transition time where it’s still hot so I don’t want to spend much on fall clothes, but it’s almost September so I don’t want to spend a lot on summer clothes either. Amazon is the cheap/easy solution for me during this transition period! The free shipping doesn’t hurt either ;) Here are some of my fav finds!

* FYI- I only get credit for sales that go through Amazon.com, not the Amazon app. I understand that it is so much easier to shop through the app, and I SO appreciate the support of shopping through my links! You can click the text link or the image for the product page. Love you guys!!!*

Trendy Star Choker Necklace / $10. I love this necklace!! It looks like some designer necklaces I have seen at local boutiques. And you can’t beat the price! (Also comes in silver & a hearts version).

Manerson Lucky Star Choker Necklace Pendant Disc Chain Statement Necklace For Woman Jewellery Gold Tone

Camo Jogger Pants / $20. Next up are two adorable joggers! I live in these during the end of summer/fall months. And let’s be honest, they are warm enough for Carolina winters too. I love the camo print of this pair!SweatyRocks Women Pants Casual Tie Waist Yoga Jogger Pants Camo S

French Terry Lace Up Front Joggers / $28. LOVE THESE!!!! These are sooooo fun! They have 5 star reviews. I also really love the grey color option!

Ruffle Sleeve Pullover Sweater / $16. How sweet is this sweater!!!! I’m obsessed. I think it would be perfect with a frilly mini skirt for now, and will be great in the coming months with jeans/leggings and over the knee boots!

Boat Neck Lace Up Sweater / $23. White sweaters are a MUST for end of summer/beginning of fall. This one would be great with boyfriend jeans and wedges for a girl’s night out! Super trendy transitional piece that comes in several colors!! Excellent reviews on this sweater.Sunfury Ladies Winter Plus Size Long Sleeve Thick Sweater Knit Jumper White One Size

Ripped Boyfriend Jeans / $29. Speaking of boyfriend jeans… love these! And appreciate that they come in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large sizing… makes it so much easier to order! Great reviews.Liyuandian Womens Ripped Boyfriend Jeans Distressed Jeans Destroyed Blue Denim Pants

Red Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress / $22. This dress is sooooo cute!! I could see myself wearing it with sneakers or flat booties for tailgates, and over the knee boots and a leather jacket for a dressed up dinner! Truly the perfect sassy transition dress! Bonus: it has a fun open back!Simplee Women's Sexy Cold Shoulder V Neck Floral Summer Casual Beach Mini Dress

Cotton Backless Dress / $27. I am so obsessed with this dress! It is an exact copy of a Free People maxi dress at a fraction of the cost. This is perfect for end of summer with a little denim jacket and sandals. Great reviews and comes in lots of color options!

High Waisted Wide Leg Two Piece Set / $19. I am soooo ordering this for something wedding related!! I LOVE it and it has good reviews! It comes in 8+ other colors. I think this would be so cute in the black color option for fall. Vilover Women's 2 Pieces Outfitt Crop Tee Top with Cute Shorts Outfit Suit

 

Striped Off The Shoulder Halter Blouse / $17. This blouse has 5 star reviews and is perfect for jean shorts or high waisted flared denim… I also think white jeans would be amazing with this top!

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One Shoulder Long Sleeve Blouse / $23. Here is another blouse I am loving! The funky cut of the top and flattering cinched waist make it a must try for me! Great reviews and a couple other color options. 

Oversized Denim Boyfriend Jacket / $32. These were all the rage last year, and the trend isn’t going away anytime soon! I think these oversized denim jackets are perfect for the summer to fall transition period! This one is a great price point with 80+ 5 star reviews.

Faux Suede Motorcycle Jacket / $42. Loving this light blue faux suede jacket for fall!! It has good reviews- a lot of them comment on how impressed they are with the quality. I love having fun jackets in my closet to dress up a plain t-shirt and jeans in the fall. You could even throw on the lace up block heels I talk about below and boom you have a chic little outfit! This one also comes in neutral colors.

Faux Suede Ankle Booties / $19-$29 (depends on size!). LOVE these casual little booties. They would be so cute with the red dress I shared. They remind me of a pair that was around $100 at the Nordstrom sale! 5 star reviews, also come in black color option.Qupid Women's Sochi Faux Suede Ankle Boot Heeled Shoe Bootie (10, Taupe)
Lace Up Block Heel / $42. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen me wear these many, many times! They are pretty much the only heels I have that I actually like to wear because they are so COMFORTABLE!! And flattering on the legs. I wear these to weddings, with jean shorts to casual dinners… anywhere! Also come in black and tan color options.

Ivanka Trump Women's Kuriel Dress Sandal, Taupe, 10 M US

Clear Lace Up Diamante Heels / $49. Ok, y’all know I love to have a little tacky/fun/bling in my life- lol! I wasn’t going to share these at first BUT I have had them sitting in my cart for a few weeks, so I figured someone else might love them too ;) These would be so fun with a simple and sleek dress for an event or a bachelorette party!! Hell&Heel Nude PU Clear Lace up Diamante Heeled Sandals US 10

Ok, that’s it for today!!! Hope you enjoyed my Amazon fashion finds as much as I enjoyed finding them! Xoxo, Olivia

Everything You Need To Know About Engagement Pictures (Wedding Series Part 1)

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OMGosh….. just looking at these photos makes me feel so happy and kind of emotional! We had the best time taking these. It was an experience that brought Brenton & I even closer together (sounds cheesy but it’s true!), and I’m so grateful that we will have these pictures from this exciting time in our lives.

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On the first part of this WEDDING SERIES (!!!!!), I’m going to be talking all about engagement photos- how to pick your photographer, engagement photo location, and what to wear!

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How to pick your engagement/wedding photographer:

I already knew I would hire Allison Kuhn before Brenton and I ever got engaged. I wouldn’t even pick a wedding date until I knew that Allison was available! If you aren’t like me, and have no idea who to hire as your wedding photographer, here are some tips. Hire a photographer that you both feel super comfortable with. We had so much fun shooting engagement pictures, partly because Brenton and I are both very comfortable with Allison. Brenton had such a good attitude during the shoot, and he kept Allison and I laughing with how engaged and into it he was (or was pretending to be for my sake ;). When I look back on the pictures, I think of how much fun we were having and how much love I felt at that exact moment. Research different styles on Pinterest and social media. I love the style of Allison’s work. It is so fresh, bright, and speaks for itself. I also love that she works with film (that is rare!). You have to decide what style you love, and then search for a photographer who fits that style. Look for a photographer who captures the important moments. Allison has a way of capturing those special moments that no one else seems to notice. Each wedding is different, and the focus should be on finding the special moments between the bride & groom, family, & friends.OliviaBrentonepics0096OliviaBrentonepics0098OliviaBrentonepics0099

How to pick your engagement photo location:

Pick somewhere that is special to you AND your fiancé. I knew I wanted our engagement pictures to be taken in Isle of Palms, so Allison and I we were able to plan for that in advance. Be sure to let your photographer know if you want to take engagement photos out of town so that you have time to plan for it! I will write a blog post at some point on why this place is so significant to us. Search Pinterest for inspiration. If you can’t think of a place, or you can’t decide on which one, search Pinterest! I drew a ton of inspiration from Pinterest and it made me super excited to take engagement pics of our own. Ask your photographer for recommendations. They should have experience shooting at different locations, and can help you make a decision based on your personalities and inspiration photos!

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How to pick your outfits:

Pick something that you are comfortable in. You don’t want to be constantly adjusting or tugging at your clothes. Picking an outfit that fits and is comfortable is key! Don’t feel pressure to break the bank- buy something that you would normally buy. I searched, and searched, and SEARCHED for a fabulous dress for these pictures. I was going to splurge and get something amazing. This approach just made it harder because that is so not ME. I love to find a deal, and I feel comfortable when I’m wearing something more casual. I ended up with this lavender maxi dress from Forever 21 (I bought it in white too!), and this classic white mini dress. (Brenton was another story; he splurged at Taylor Richards & Conger on some great pieces that he can wear again.) Don’t stress about it too much! All that matters is your love for each other. We were traveling a lot leading up to our engagement photos, and I felt like I was super unorganized when it came to picking my outfits. I finally realized that the outfits really aren’t the most important thing (shocking, I know!!). While taking the photos, just think about how in love you are and how excited you are to marry your fiancé! And remember to have FUN with it and let your personalities show. I guarantee that if you do this, you will love your photos. When my mom first saw the photos, she said that Allison did a great job capturing our relationship and dynamic. That is how these pictures should be- true to your love and relationship!

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I am so happy to share some of these photos with you all, and to continue this wedding series on the blog!!! I am so lucky and blessed to be engaged to my best friend, and I can’t wait to share all of the fun (and sometimes stressful!) parts of the wedding planning process! Let me know in the comments if you have any requests for future wedding posts!! Xoxo, Olivia

Nordstrom Sale: Women’s Clothing

Welcome to my Nordstrom Sale blog post!! The sale is now LIVE for everyone!!! Some of the pieces from my try on have sold out in a lot of sizes, but I’m hoping for some restocks soon!

Before I start, I want to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who shop through my links when you buy something that I post. It means the world to me because I know it is sometimes easier to shop blogger’s posts when they have the “swipe up” feature on Instagram. I promise I only post things that I actually love or believe in and I appreciate your support SO MUCH! Ok, here are my picks.

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1.) Articles Of Society High Waist Distressed Jean / $44.90. I really liked these jeans! True to size- I wore a size 27. These are a great trendy jean option for fall if you don’t want to spend $150 on a trendy designer jean (like me!!).

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2.) Madewell Verse Tie Back Top / $32.90. I loved this top! It comes in navy and ivory too.

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3.) Love By Design Quarter Zip Sweater / $35.90. OMG!!!! This has got to be my favorite thing from the sale that I got this year!!! I’m so obsessed with the fit, style, and material. It reminds me of those 90’s movies with Julia Roberts and those sexy casual looks she would wear! Beyond obsessed. True to size (I got a small).

4.) Levi’s 501 Taper Ripped Boyfriend Jean / $85.90. Omggg!!!! These are the most flattering boyfriend jeans I have ever tried on. I was skeptical at first because honestly- boyfriend jeans can sometimes make my figure look kind of blah. I am curvy on the bottom and I love these boyfriend jeans because they still give your booty some shape and aren’t totally baggy back there! I sized up to a 28.

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5.) BP Rugby Shirt / $38.90. I loooooove this top!!! I haven’t seen any bloggers that I follow post this one yet, so I was so excited to try it on! This is a great transitional top that you can wear with jean shorts now and your boyfriend jeans later! It does run big- I tried on the XXS and purchased the XS.

Thermal Henley Top,                         Main,                         color, Heather/ Charcoal

6.) Thermal Henley Top / $24.90. I tried this on in the camo which is SO cute, but currently sold out! Don’t worry though- they usually do several restocks during the anniversary sale, so I will let you know on Instagram when they restock! I would still recommend ordering one of the solid colors of these henley tops. They are soooo soft and flattering. I will be wearing this shirt 24/7 this fall. True to size for a fitted look, or size up for a cute oversized look with these.

Goal Digger Sweatshirt,                         Main,                         color, Heather Grey

7.) Goal Digger Sweatshirt / $25.90. I love this sweatshirt!!! Great casual weekend wear and it reminds me of Wildfox!

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8.) High Waist Cutoff Skinny Jeans / $42.90. I found my new go-to jeans!!!! These are sooooo flattering, lift your booty, and are comfy (but not too stretchy). Do yourself a favor and order these!!! They look like premium designer jeans for just under $43. True to size and a no brainer!!

Misty Asymmetrical Dress,                         Main,                         color, Balsam Green

9.) Misty Asymmetrical Dress / $41.90. This dress is a STEAL!!! So flattering and pretty material. I got this in a size small and can’t wait to wear it to dinner at the beach, and I might even dress it up with heels for a wedding in August. Also comes in a light blush color!

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10.) BP. Fleece Lined Corduroy Jacket / $49.90. I am so excited about this find!! I was looking for a jacket like this all last fall/winter. It is a bomber material in the inside, so it is definitely more substantial than it looks. I wore a size small and I’m beyond obsessed with this jacket!! So much cuter in person, too.

11.) SPANX Faux Leather Leggings / $66.90. I own these and wore them probably 4x a week this fall/winter/spring. I wear a size small in these and they are the most flattering pants I have EVER put on! You can wear them casual with a t-shirt knotted up and sneakers, or dress them up with a cropped sweater and boots. These are a must have in my opinion!!

12.) ZELLA Live In High Waist Legging  / $35.90. Another legging that I cannot live without. These leggings are more for exercise purposes and for running errands around town etc! But they are my FAVORITE!!! If you don’t have a pair of black athletic leggings, buy these now and thank me later! True to size.

13.) WACAOL Perfect No Wire Contour Bra / $39.90. Y’all. I was praying this would be on the sale! This has been my favorite bra for the last 4 years!! I will never wear an underwire bra- I HATE them!!! This bra is the most comfortable, flattering bra. It gives you a really nice shape, but doesn’t have “padding”. It is also SUPER supportive. This is the only bra that I can wear all day long without it bothering me. I cannot believe the sale price!! I am going to order the darker color at this price. Try this bra for sure. True to size.

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                        color, White

14.) J.Crew Sleep Shirt / $44.90. We wore these sleep shirts while getting ready for my friend Liz’s wedding! They were soooo cute!! This is a great idea for bridesmaids gifts or for yourself :) Also comes in blue. I have a size small.

Herringbone Indoor/Outdoor Rug,
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                        color, Navy

15.) Herringbone Indoor/Outdoor Rug / prices vary based on size. I have this rug in my guest bedroom and it’s one of my favorite rugs in the house!!! It’s one of those rugs that after you buy, you want in every other color (they have so many fun ones!!) and in every room. I am considering getting it for our porch since it is indoor/outdoor! I bought this during the sale last year, and I’m SO glad that I did. I have the 6×9 size.

Amsterdam Bohemian Area Rug,
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                        color, Medium Gray

16.) Amsterdam Bohemian Area Rug / prices vary depending on price. I have this rug in the “medium grey” in my living room layered on top of a jute area rug. It looks SO good. I want to move that color down to the media room/basement, replace with the “sky blue” color for our living room, and buy the “aqua” color for our master bath (we have a lot of teal and aqua in there!). At the rate I’m going, I will this rug and the last one in every room in my house- lol! I have in 5×8. I have a rug by this same designer in my master bedroom and it’s just so high quality/design at such a low price point. Definitely recommend.

Jane Leather iPhone X Crossbody Case & Pouch Set,
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                        color, Black/ Pewter

17.) Bandolier Leather iPhone Crossbody / $123.90. OMG!!! I have been obsessed/wanting one of these for a while. Backstory: last August, I went to the Titans preseason game with some friends to watch our guys play against them. Someone there had one of these on & I HAD so ask her where she got it! It’s so genius because you can wear them to games (perfect size), running errands, or out on the town. It’s a phone case that carries your cards and also has a little crossbody pouch attaches. The pouch is removable which I love! Definitely a cool piece to have.

More coming soon!

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Aerie Try On

Hi guys!! Here are the links to all the items from my Aerie try on. They are having a great sale right now, and I love everything I got!! Click text links or images for product page. Love y’all!!

AERIE Vintage Beach Fleece // $19.97. Love this!! They have lots of great colors. 5 star reviews. I am in a small and could have done a medium for an even more oversized look. Great for beach or lake nights. Also comes in this Bondi beach graphic print that is super cute!Product Image

Aerie Real Soft Tee // $11.97. Omg. They aren’t joking when they say REAL SOFT tee!! This thing is so soft and comfy. I sized down to an XS for a more snug fit, but I would say it’s true to size. They have other neutral colors too!Product Image

AERIE Inside-Out Beach Fleece // $15.98. I absolutely love this beachy sweater! It comes in 6 other colors and is so flattering and easy to throw on with jean shorts or over a bikini. This is a wardrobe must have!Image for the product

AERIE Rings One Piece Swimsuit / $19.99. I love this one piece so much!! I don’t really own another one piece and I felt really good as soon as I put this one on. Definitely a must have for right under $20, and it comes in several other colors. These swimsuits are great because they also come in “long” sizes for my tall girls!!Image for the product

AERIE Real Soft Ribbed Tank / $10.77. Love this tank so much!! The white one I am wearing in my try on is only available in two sizes online, but they have tons of other colors available in every size like this pretty green color! This is so flattering and soft. Definitely another must have. Image for the product

This floral ruffle maxi dress isn’t AERIE, but I shared on my stories because it’s only $12.37 with the code “EXTRA40” today (along with all their other sale items)!! I wear a small. Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress

Happy 4th and happy shopping!! Xoxo, Olivia

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10 Quick Steps: My Summer Wedding & Events Makeup Look

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DRESS // $78. SHOES // $49. TASSEL EARRINGS // $16. CLUTCH // $50.

We had the best time at our friends Carly and Ben’s wedding a couple weekends ago. She looked gorgeous and his face when she walked down the aisle was EVERYTHING. Anyway, I thought I would share my makeup routine step by step from that night because it stayed ALL night long through the heat and hours of dancing and drinking! Here we go..! (Click text links for the product page.. I only linked to Ulta & Nordstrom- my two favorite places to buy makeup!)

1.) I always prep my skin with this moisturizer ($30, Ulta) and do my brows before starting my makeup routine!

2.) Next I used this lightly tinted bronzing primer ($49, Nordstrom) that has SPF 20, which is great for summer evenings when the sun is still out. This bronzing primer smooths your complexion and adds a sun kissed look before using foundation. I also wear it without foundation for a light coverage look. I will also note that the brand, Colorescience, is VERY good for your skin and I’ve had several dermatologists recommend this brand to me- which makes it easy for me to spend the money on this primer!

3.) I primed my eyelids with this long lasting eye primer ($22, Ulta) in color Painterly! This is a MUST for any wedding or event so that your eyeshadow doesn’t budge or bleed.

4.) I used this $12 eyeshadow palette (Ulta) for my smokey eye. I applied the color “Taken” all over my lower lid and used one of the lighter shades in my crease to blend. I have been using this palette nonstop for the last month or two.

5.) Next I applied my favorite FAVORITE FAVORITEEEEE long lasting photo PERFECT foundation ($48, Nordstrom). I absolutely LOVE this foundation. It seriously lasts all night long and makes your skin look flawless. When I came home from this long night of dancing and drinking (and sweating-yikes), my foundation still looked great! (I wear color Buff.)

6.) I used my paint pot eyeliner ($18, Ulta) next. I applied it along my lash line with an angled brush- any angled brush will work, but I prefer this one– I’ve had it for a while.

7.) Next I applied my $8 waterproof mascara (Ulta)!

8.) I applied this blurring powder as a setting powder ($38, Ulta) in the areas that I tend to get oily. And after applying the blurring powder, I applied my go-to ABSOLUTE favorite dim lighting powder ($22, Nordstrom) alllll over my face with a big powder brush ($30, Nordstrom).

9.) Lastly I applied this matte bronzer ($15, Nordstrom) that I’ve used since high school on my cheeks, jawline, and top of my forehead. After that I applied a little bit of the best illuminating/bronzing powder ($44, Nordstrom) in color Bali Brown on my cheeks for that summer glow with the same brush! To make sure these were blended well, I went back over my face with the big powder brush I used earlier with the dim lighting powder.

10.) Lastly I applied my tried and true lip products! I used this lip liner in color Whirl to slightly overline my lips and my favorite gloss in color Ballet Pink ($9, Ulta) for the past few months!

And voila!! That probably sounded like a lot of work, but I did this whole look in less than 15 minutes. Let me know if you have any questions about these products in the comments below!! I will be sure to answer them ASAP! XOXO, Olivia

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Nordstrom Try On

Hi guys!! As promised, here are all of the links and details on the pieces I posted on my Instagram story today. I tried on soooo many cute things and wanted everything! Topshop is definitely killing it right now! I’ll try to be as detailed as possible about fit, but if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on here or message me on Instagram!

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Ditsy Frill MiiSkirt / $55. Love this skirt! This came home with me. I’m wearing a US 4 and it fits perfectly. It is pretty short, so if you are taller than me (5’7), I wouldn’t recommend it. But it is so flattering and I see myself wearing this all the time!! With sweaters, bodysuits, blouses, casual tanks and tees…. you name it!

Rib Camisole / $10. I love this tank so much!! It comes in a bunch of colors and I plan to buy more! I got this olive color to go with the skirt above. I’m wearing a size US 4.

White Ruffle Minidress / $55. Looooove this dress! It comes in several different colors, but I love the white. It is pretty low in the front, and luckily I was wearing this bralette which I actually think looks really cute. Here is a similar bralette that would look just as good! I am wearing a size US 4 in the dress.

Button-Up Cover Up Dress / $52. This is soooo cute for a cover up!! It is a little bit too thin for a dress, but covers more than enough as a cover up! I will definitely be purchasing this. It comes in more colors too!! It reminds me of Free People. I’m in a size small.

Ring Body-Con Dress / $48. Okay, I know this dress is a little sassy- but I am obsessed with it! The material isn’t too thin for a bodycon dress, and I think it would be so perfect for a bachelorette party, birthday party, Vegas, fun vacay…. I love it! I’m in a size US 2. If you are between sizes, size down. I might order this for the birthday party I don’t even have planned yet.. lol!

Underbust Rib Bodycon Dress / $48. Okay.. another sassy dress! I think this would be great for all of the occasions I talked about for the last dress! I’m in a size US 2 and definitely would need a 4. But it is so cute for a special night out on the town!

Cutout Side Midi Slipdress / $50. I felt really good in this dress in person! The fabric is pretty and it could be dressed up with pretty heels for an event, graduation/engagement party, or a wedding! I would get this in the black color option. I’m wearing a size US 4.

Geo Tie Neck Halter Midi Dress / $90. This dress was not great on me, but would be soooo perfect on someone else! It is gorgeous. This style would be perfect on someone thin without curvy hips! The fabric and quality was amazing for an event or wedding. Loved it, just not for me! 

Turner Sneaker / $48. Major shoe crush!!!! I am so obsessed with these in both color combos! Definitely an affordable option if you love the Golden Goose look.

Nike Blazer Mid Vintage Sneaker / $100. I am ordering these right now!! They are SO cute! A classic and will be a staple with skirts, dresses, jean shorts… everything!! Definitely order these if you are looking for a neutral/go with everything sneaker. 

Hotstuff Toe Ring Sandal / $30. I got these in both colors (they also come in brown)!! I’m telling you- these are the perfect sandals. They are simple, chic, COMFORTABLE… everything I have been looking for in a sandal!! I am seriously considering purchasing two more pairs as backups in case something ever happens to the ones I bought. Order these!! You will thank me later. They remind me of the $200+ Ancient Greek sandals everyone loves.Main Image - Topshop Hotstuff Toe Ring Sandal (Women)

Dior Nude Air Luminizer Powder in “Pink Glow” / $56. This might seem random, but I went over the the beauty section and tried on this amazing highlighter after seeing so much hype about it online. It is GORGEOUS!! I cannot wait to go back and get this!Main Image - Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder

Alright, that’s it!! Let me know your favorites!! If you enjoyed this try on post, check out this one from a few weeks ago! Xoxo, Olivia

Random Obsession: PacSun Picks

Hi guys!! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. We got a puppy (!!!) and have been spending all of our time with him! But, I wanted to take some time to share a retailer that I have been loving for the past couple of months: PacSun!! I know, I know. When you think of PacSun, you think of “emo” teenagers from 10 years ago. But guys.. Their stuff is SO GOOD! It’s on trend and they have great prices, so I wanted to share my obsession with y’all. Linking some of my favs below!!

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LA Hearts Vintage Band T-Shirt / $12.50. I have been obsessing over this particular brand at PacSun for a few months now!! I love their graphic tees and how affordable they are. I think this one is funny & cute. Would be perfect with destructed jean shorts or some mom jeans. 

LA Hearts Queen Of Swords T Shirt / $12.50. Here is another graphic tee I have been crushing over from PacSun!! I think it would also be cute with mom jeans OR a flirty little skirt! Gingham skirt in picture linked here.

PacSun Favorite Mom Jeans / $59. I have been wanting to purchase these “mom jeans” for a while now! They have lots of amazing reviews & are a great price compared to designer “mom” jeans I have seen. These  would be so cute with the above graphic tees knotted up, bodysuits, crop tops, or lightweight sweaters! (The reviews say they run a little big so keep that in mind when ordering!)

LA Hearts Tie Strap Smocked Top / $26. I love this little top! It would be perfect with the mom jeans. It also comes in an adorable white and light blue!

Motel Rocks Kroes Crop Top / $42. This is another little top that I think would be SO cute with the mom jeans!! The colors are so fun and I love the sleeve detail. It looks like Free People! You can also get the matching skirt & wear it two different ways! 

LA Hearts Tie Front Jumpsuit / $49. I love this little jumpsuit!! It would be perfect dressed up with wedges for summer nights out, or with flip flops for a barbecue or baseball game.

LA Hearts Beaded Layering Necklace / $9. I love this little necklace to complete the whole look!

Adidas Tan Trefoil T-Shirt / $35. PacSun also has some great athleisure options!! I loooove this Adidas t-shirt. It is so cute & you can definitely wear this with joggers or dress it up with a little jean skirt.

Adidas Deerupt Runner Shoes / $120. Speaking of athleisure, I am OBSESSED with these shoes!!! They are just so… COOL! 

Van’s Women’s Blue and Pink Old Skool Sneakers / $65. I also LOVE these little sneakers for spring & summer! I would rock these with dresses, jean skirts, shorts… everything!

LA Hearts Ring Bandeau Bikini / $26 top & $22 bottom. Now for my favorite… swimwear!!! They have some great, affordable swim options. This adorable suit reminds me of old school Victoria’s Secret swim (RIP)! Matching bottoms linked here.

LA Hearts Side Lace-Up Cropped Bikini with High Waisted Bottoms / $26 top & $19 bottom. I love this suit!!! The print is ADORABLE & the cut of the top & bottoms are so flattering. And you can’t beat the price! Matching bottoms linked here

Sports Illustrated Swim Ribbed Cropped Bikini / $64 top & $64 bottom. Ok, this suit is a little pricier but I am SO excited because PacSun carries a good amount of Sports illustrated’s new swim line! I think this one is so gorgeous, flattering, and timeless. Matching bottoms linked here.

Alright guys! Those are just a few of the picks I have for you from PacSun. Do you guys ever shop there? Let me know your thoughts & favs from the post in the comments! Xoxo, Olivia

 

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Wish List: For The Home

I love decorating our home! It is so much fun to look for things to fill all of the different spaces. When we moved into this new place last summer, we didn’t bring ANYTHING! Not one thing! We hired Maggie from Lucy & Co to do our living room, dining room, and master bedroom. But, I still like doing some random things myself. I’ve learned that it takes a lot of time and patience to fill every space. There are still so many items that are on my wish list for the house, and I have slowly been checking things off the list. Here are some of the items that are still on my wish list!

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Anthropologie White Dipped Ladder / $98. I am planning to purchase this ladder for the master bathroom!! It is almost identical to this $348 white dipped ladder from Serena & Lily. Since when does Anthropologie make these affordable pieces?! Loving it!

Anthropologie Storage Bath Caddy / $148. I am getting this caddy (eventually-lol) for the master bath as well! I think it will add something extra to the space.. and you can fill it with your favorite candle and bath accessories. 

Anthropologie Blue Marisol Pillows / $98 each. I love these pillows for the master bedroom!! I am hesitant because I love to find a deal, but I might go ahead and pull the trigger on these because I haven’t found any that I love more!Slide View: 2: Marisol Pillow

Anthropologie Chevron Hand Towel / I am planning to get this for our powder bathroom downstairs! We have fun blue printed wallpaper in that space, and this towel will accent the walls perfectly.

Pottery Barn Moroccan Twist Fireplace Screen / $199. We are planning to get this fireplace screen for the fireplace in our living room. I can’t wait! I think it will really make the room look more complete. I also like this $78 option from Joss & Main.

Minted Anemone Art Print / $ depends on size. We are putting this piece over the fireplace in our dining room! I’m so excited to see this hanging. I am all about all blue everything! "Anemone" - Art Print by Denise Wong in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.World Market All Weather Wicker Outdoor Chair / $199. I have been eyeing these chairs for so long.. I need to just go for it! I would love to have these as an addition around our outdoor fireplace or by the “spa” area. They look so similar to these $600 West Elm chairs!

Pier 1 Hanging Chair / $249. One more thing I would love to have outside is a hanging chair! This would look perfect in the corner of our covered porch. I’m not sure how functional these are, but they are so cute! From what I have seen, this one is a great price.

That is the majority of my wish list! There are more accessories that I have in mind, but I change my mind on those on a daily basis. What is your approach to shopping for your house? Do you like to do everything at once, or slowly finish each space?! Would love to know your thoughts and tips!! Xoxo, Olivia

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Spring Try On Session

Happy weekend eve, you guys!! Today I went to Nordstrom and I was so shocked when I found SO many good things for y’all! So this post will be a little long.

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Off The Shoulder Stripe Dress / $99. Edit: Sold out!!! I love love love this dress!! Wearing a size small. This is so high quality and looks like it could be $300+. Would be great for a graduation, engagement party, or even a wedding!!img_9533

Soprano Strapless Bodycon Dress / $49. Edit: On sale for $29!! This dress was not my favorite. It was too clingy for me, but I think it would look really good on someone with less curves! In a size small.img_9538

Ruffle Wrap Maxi Dress / $59. This dress is amazing quality for the price!! It is fully lined. I think this would be great for any age, from teens to moms. Moms- this could be a great option for graduation parties coming up!

BP. Mixed Media T Shirt Dress / $49. Edit: On sale for $29!! Love this adorable dress so much!!! Runs a size big. I’m wearing a small and could have gotten an X-Small. 

Ruffle Wrap Dress / $89. The reviews on this dress say it all! It is so gorgeous!! I want this for an engagement party or shower. It would also be great for graduation! Wearing a size small. The fabric is a linen mix. 

Beckett Wrap Dress / $79. Edit: On sale for $47!!! This dress is so cute too!! Also love this for anything wedding related or for graduates. Or just for a fun dinner! In a small.img_9567
Leith Off The Shoulder Crop Sweater / $55. Edit: On sale for $32!! This little sweater is perfection. It is such high quality and the fit is amazing! I’m in a small. Also comes in black! This is perfect for high waisted jeans, maxi skirts, shorts… anything! Shorts linked below!Leith High Waist Linen Shorts / $49. These shorts are unreal! So gorgeous. I cannot believe the price. I’m always a medium in shorts, but these were pretty loose. They didn’t have a small in store, so I’m ordering them! Trust me and BUY THESE!!! They are the perfect “dressy short” and come in more colors!

Leith Distressed White Jeans / $69. Edit: sold out!! These are my favorite white jeans EVER!!! They fit sooo well, aren’t see through, and aren’t stiff. They are stretchy, but the kind of stretchy that still keeps its shape! True to size. Try these!!BP. Raw Edge Tee / $17. Love this t shirt! It is soooo soft and comes in several fun colors. This is a must for spring and summer!BP. Ruffle Sleeve Twist Tee / $29. Love this sweet top! It would look great with high waisted jean shorts!

Topshop Floral Embroidered Check Shirt / $27. Edit: Sold out!! This is soooo cute! I love to wear thick button downs with jean shorts on spring and summer nights! 

BP. Mid Rise Fray Hem Short / $49. Edit: on sale for $29!!! Omg!!! These are my new favorite jean shorts. They are so flattering, cover the bum, and look exactly like One Teaspoon shorts- for half the price. I went up one size.BP. Tie Front Linen Top / $45. This top is so adorable and flattering! It also comes in red which would be so pretty with a tan. I’m in a size small!Cinch Front Top / $25. Edit: on sale for $15!!! This little top came home with me! It is so soft and flattering.. and cheap! I plan to wear it with jeans shorts throughout the summer. HATED this skirt which is why I didn’t link it, ha.Mimi Chica Tie Front Cutout Romper / $39. This romper is adorable!! They don’t have this color online, but they do have it in stock in a cute blue/denim color. I’m in a medium!

Let me know your favs!! Xoxo, Olivia

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Video: My Favorite Smoky Eye Look

Hi guys!! SO sorry it’s been over a week since I’ve posted! I’ve been working on something a little different for this post. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the smoky eye look I do for a night out, so I thought I would upload a little video on how I do the look. This is in no way a tutorial, I just thought it would be easier to explain the steps and products that I use in a video. I’m also writing out all the steps and linking all of the products below!! Let me know what you guys think!! This is my first time making a video like this, so I promise I will get better with the editing ;)

1.) Before I started the video, I applied my Ultra Repair Cream Moisturizer, Hourglass Dim Light Corrective Primer, and MAC Painterly Eyeshadow Primer.

2.) I used the original Naked Palette on my eyes. Eyelid color: “Gunmetal” using my favorite MAC 217 eyeshadow brush. Outer corner color: “Creep” using my Sigma E55 eye shading brush.

3.) I blend the two colors together with my Sigma E25 blending brush.

4.) After I’m done with my eyeshadow, I apply Christian Dior Airflash Foundation in color “Sand” with my amazing Tarte airbrush foundation brush (this can be used with all types of foundation and is the best foundation brush I have ever used!)

5.) Next, I use NYX Born To Glow Illuminator in color “Pure Gold”. I apply it with my fingers on my cheekbones, tip of my nose, and my top lip!

6.) After I’m done with all my liquid and cream products, I apply Becca Soft Blurring Powder in color “Golden Hour” with my Sigma large powder brush. This is like wearing a filter in real life- ha!

7.) In the video I use my Dusty Rose MAC eyeshadow palette in color “Cool Compliment” with an angle brush to fill in my brows. You can use any eyebrow tool! I also like this NYX cosmetics brow pencil.

8.) Next I do my eyeliner! I use my IT Brushes angle brush to apply MAC fluidliner gel eyeliner in color “Blacktrack”. I also found this gift set including the MAC fluidliner + an angle brush for under $30.

9.) Finally it’s time for bronzer! First I use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer with my bronze and contour brush by Tarte. I use the same brush to add a little bit of color with Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Powder in “Bali Brown”.

10.) After I put my bronzer on, I use MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in “Global Glow” as a highlighter. This is what makes the whole look pop! I like to use this $8 sheer powder brush from EcoTools to apply it.

11.) Next I apply L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in “Carbon Black”. You can buy this at any drugstore or Target!

12.) Lastly, I do my lips. I apply my all time favorite lip pencil by NYX cosmetics in color “Natural”. I top it with MAC’s nymphette lip gloss! This is the best lip combination EVER!

And that’s it!! I do not do this look often.. only for fun occasions or going out on a hot date! Let me know what you think of my video and smoky eye how-to! Xoxo, Olivia

Spring Fever: Favorite Dresses under $40

Happy Monday, everyone!! I officially have spring fever.. there is no turning back! I won’t be buying another sweater or anything cold weather related for a LONG time!! My favorite thing to shop for when the warm weather rolls around is dresses. I love to just throw on a cute dress for hanging with family, date nights, or running errands during the day. I compiled a list of my favorite spring dresses under $40 for you all! Because we all know this girl loves to ball on a budget.. lol ;)

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Ribbed Knit Flounce Hem Dress / $35. I love the cut of this dress!!! It is so flattering, and I love the look of a white dress with a good tan and my favorite gold hoop earrings. You could rock this with flip flops or wedges on a beach vacation & it would look fab either way. I definitely want this for something wedding related!

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Gingham Wrap Dress / $18. This gingham wrap dress has amazing reviews & is in stock in sizes S-XL. I love the versatility of it- you could wear this with wedges for Easter Sunday or a hot date, or you could dress it down with these adorable $19 lavender sneakers for a fun girl’s brunch or shower.

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Palm Print Off The Shoulder Dress / $23. This dress reminds me of the brand Show Me Your Mumu…. at a fraction of the price!! I think this would be perfect for a night out with friends, or even for a spring/summer wedding with these $35 strappy heels.

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Casual T Shirt Dress with Ruched Sides / $20. So sorry for the blurry image; this adorable dress is from Amazon! It has amazing reviews & I love the idea of just throwing this on with my favorite $8 faux leather flip flops & air dried hair. The great thing about this dress is it goes from sizes Small to 3X Plus, so it’s perfect for all sizes! I also think that this dress is appropriate for all ages. It comes in several other colors including black and gray.

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Released-Hem Denim Shirt Dress / $32. I have an older version of this exact dress and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. It is so adorable & flattering!!! I’ve worn it belted, unbelted, with boots, wedges, sneakers, sandals. You name it. This dress is so versatile and I love how on trend this version is with the released hem look at the bottom. I think this dress would be so cute with these cute $18 sandals for casual days during the spring and summer.

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Olive T- Shirt Dress / $20. I’ve shared this before, but I wanted to share it again because I have this dress and LOVE it so much! My sister has the grey color and I have the green. I love this for spring with a jean jacket. Target is BOGO 50% off with dresses right now, so I thought I’d share a few that I have and love from there. These dresses are so cute in person!!

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Tie Waist Ruffle Sleeve Dress / $25. I have this dress in the gray color, and I promise you in person it looks like something that came from ShopBop or Revolve! The quality is amazing and the fit is great too. I got this in an XS- so size down if you are between sizes. This dress would be so cute with these $25 platform espadrilles.

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Blue Striped Tie Back Dress / $28. This dress is also part of Target’s Buy One Get One 50% Off Dresses sale. I saw this dress in store and it is so gorgeous!!! It gives me major Anthropologie vibes! I love it for baby showers, luncheons, or any spring get together.

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Alright, that’s all I have to share for today!! As you can see, I mostly like to stick to simple dresses that I can wear several different times & styled different ways. All of these dresses are so versatile and would work for lots of different occasions! What are your favorite dresses that I shared? Let me know in the comments!! Xoxo, Olivia

My 5 Favorite Hair Products

Hi guys!! Today I’m going to be sharing my 5 favorite hair products/tools. I’ve never been one to put a lot of product in my hair, but there are a few things I love to use & have been using for a long time that I wanted to share with you all.

1.) Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle / $50. I have been using this shampoo & conditioner for forever. The hydrate line from Pureology is all about protecting & enhancing hair color. I swear by this stuff & know it is the reason why I can go so long without getting my hair colored! This set I linked comes with a detangled hairbrush, and it’s the best deal for the shampoo & conditioner bundled that I could find! I only wash my hair once a week (or less!), and this size lasts me a really long time.

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2.) T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand / $270. I know, I know- that price seems SO HIGH!! But…. this is the best wand/iron I have ever used. I have very thick, long hair & other irons just do not curl my hair the way the T3 does. And it comes with 3 barrels- so you have to think of it like you are getting 3 curling irons for $270 instead of one. This set is super easy to use, & I am so glad I invested in this!! Plus, it’s really pretty ;)

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3.) TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo / $5. This stuff is THE BEST dry shampoo, especially for brunettes. It keeps my hair looking good for at least a week of not washing. I even use it the day after I wash my hair just for added volume at the roots. This dry shampoo also gives texture to your hair, so I spray it on before I curl or style my hair too!tresemme

4.) CHI Helmet Head Hairspray / $21. This stuff is amazing!! Sabrina gave it to me (I’m always “stealing” stuff from her beauty collection lol) and I love it so much. It smells amazing and isn’t sticky at all. And it works! My hair doesn’t fall at all. Give it a try if you don’t already have a hairspray that you love!

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5.) Claw Hair Clip Set / $3. This one is kind of random- but recently I got an adorable set of claw marble hair clips & have been using them every single day. So of course I had to include them on my list! When I was searching for a similar set, I first came across this set from Nordstrom for $28. So of course I had to check Forever 21 for a better price. They have so many cute ones! Hair clips are definitely back in.00259259-02

What are your favorite hair products & tools? I am obsessed with researching different products & reviews, so let me know your favs in the comments!! Xoxo, Olivia

Paradise Island: Recap & What I Wore

Hi everyone!!! I’m so happy to be home and writing about our trip to the Bahamas. We stayed at The Cove Atlantis in Paradise Island. I’ve been here twice before- but it was Brenton’s first time! We had some windy and rainy weather for part of our trip, so The Cove was perfect because there are so many things you can do inside and on the resort.

When we got there, we went STRAIGHT to the pool!!! I could not wait to soak up the sun. I wore my new $11 bikini from Shein and loved it. I sized up to a large, so if you order it keep that in mind! After exploring the beach, we decided to go get dressed and explore the resort. I couldn’t wait to see everything since it had been so long since my last trip there. I wore this $16 similar white sweater and my favorite jean shorts! (pictures below)

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The next morning, we woke up and went straight back to the pool. This was our best weather day! It was bright and sunny even though the wind was SO CRAZY. We were not allowed to get in the ocean the whole trip because the wind and water were so intense and dangerous. BUT we still explored the beach and enjoyed ourselves! This whole trip I wore these 2 for $12 sunglasses. I got so many compliments! I also wore my favorite swimsuit of the trip- this studded triangle bikini top with these ruched cheeky bottoms. (pictures below) That night we went to NOBU for the best sushi ever, but didn’t get any pics! I wore this sassy flouncy dress :)

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Our second morning was so nice and lazy. We slowly made our way out to the pool on the windiest day. We were ready for some adventure, so we rode on the Rapid River (it was so rough!!) and Brenton did one of the big slides. After that, it was time for more pool drinks… lol. I wore this $11 bikini that is currently sold out, but this $12 striped suit is very similar! (pictures below- sorry for the quality lol) That night we went to Cafe Martinique and had an amazing dinner with even better drinks! And ordered dessert and decaf coffee to the room after. YUM.

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We had a rainy day on our last full day, but it was probably one of our best! It was so much fun. We braved the weather for a while before going to explore stuff inside the resort until the sun came back out. I wore this turquoise triangle bikini at the pool, and a similar knotted black skirt with my new Gucci bag to explore.

Sorry for the picture overload! I’m a creature of habit when it comes to traveling; I like to stay at the same places that I know I like. We had a great trip and I’m so glad we went! I think for the next tropical trip I will branch out and go somewhere new! Where are your favorite warm weather getaways?! Let me know in the comments! Xoxo Olivia

My Shein Order

Happy Monday!!! Today I am sharing what I ordered from Shein, the affordable-clothes website everyone is talking about. This is not sponsored in any way- I ordered everything myself because I was curious to see what all the hype is about. It does take 9-10 days to ship, and they did not include one of the bikinis I ordered in the package. I will give them another week or so because it could have been shipped separately. Also, tip for ordering- get out your measuring tape! The sizing can be sporadic so it’s best to measure.

Overall, I had a great experience buying from Shein! Some of the pieces I ordered are out of stock now, but I am still linking them because their stuff comes back in stock. I will also provide similar pieces that are in stock :) If there is something you really want that isn’t available, keep checking back!! I have noticed that they restock regularly.

Wink Eyes Print Tee / $8. This one is out of stock, but they have so many similar options like this $7 wink print tee!! I love this style- it’s so fun. Definitely keeping this; I already wore it out to brunch yesterday! I am in a size small. I am wearing these shorts I can’t stop/won’t stop talking about (size down) in the next few pics ;)

Loose Fit Crop Jumper / $17. I LOVE THIS!!!! I will be wearing this nonstop- just wait! It is sold out right now, but here is a very similar option for $18. This came in one size, and it works great.

Boat Neckline Open Back Blouse / $8. I really like this top for over swimsuits, or with a cute bandeau and high waisted shorts or pants. I have a few similar tops, so I’m still deciding whether or not I want to keep it. For $8 you can’t go wrong, but I’m trying to be smarter about how many things I keep in my closet! This is one size, but is probably best for sizes XS-M.

Flower Print Lace Up Bikini Set / $11. Yes, you saw that right!!! $11!! I am so impressed with this swimsuit!! The fabric is really nice, and the fit is great. I sized up to a large, and the top is a littleeee small but I think I can get away with it. Very impressed with this suit. 

Ruffle Hem Cami Dress / $14. This dress is adorable! It is sold out right now, but here is a SUPER CUTE similar gingham version for $16. I am not going to keep this dress because I like the next dress better! For size reference, I am wearing a medium. 

Burgundy Ruffle Hem Dress / $11. I am in love with this dress! The color, shape and fit all really impressed me. I am wearing a size medium! Also.. I tried this on with the $32 Marc Fisher dupes I’m obsessed with (if between sizes, size down)!

Let me know in the comments if you guys have ordered anything from Shein, or if you plan to!! Xoxo, Olivia

Tara Grinna Bikinis

Hello sunshines!! This past weekend we went to Charleston for a few days of fun in the sun. Brenton was actually originally planning to propose Saturday (before he decided to do it in Disney), so he had a few fun things planned for me- including having me pick out a beautiful new purse.. I can’t wait to show y’all which one I chose!

It was a gorgeous weekend in Isle of Palms, and we spent most of it relaxing by the pool and taking walks on the beach. I know… sounds SO cheesy.

A little bit about the bikinis before I dive in to pictures!! Both bikinis are by Tara Grinna Swimwear. I LOVE her bathing suits! They are the highest quality suits I have ever owned. The fabric they use is Italian and it is so buttery soft and beautiful. It also doesn’t pick or pill, so you can wear it by the pool with ease. I love that they offer different styles that range from full coverage to a little cheeky. I definitely have some curves and love having the option of looking cute and sassy but still covered. I also love that all of their swimsuits are made in the USA!

One more thing… I do NOT think I am a bikini model!! I just wanted to share a brand that I love and believe looks great on all different shapes and sizes. Love you guys!! Xoxo, Olivia

Colorful Barceloneta Slider Top / I wore this in a size C! This one is true to size and you can wear it a bunch of different ways!

Barceloneta Side Ruched Bottoms / These are so flattering and offer great coverage! I wore a size 6 which I would say is equivalent to a small/medium.

Black Keyhole Halter / I am wearing a size C. I LOVE this top, especially for days when you don’t want too much sun on your chest.

Black Platanos Tie Side Bikini / I am wearing a size 6. I love this bottom! It is slightly cheekier than the ruched bottoms, but still nothing near Brazilian. I am thinking about buying this black and coral bandeau top to mix and match with these bottoms!

P.S. Here is how I styled my bikini on the way to the pool Saturday! I love to throw on a white T Shirt and my favorite jean shorts over a bikini. So easy and cute! Details below.

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Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet / Diff Eyewear Sunglasses / It Cosmetics 50 SPF CC Cream / Favorite Denim Shorts (size down) / Guanabana Similar Wayuu Bag

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World Market Finds & Favs

Hi friends!! I wrote about some of my World Market favs in my Outdoor Inspo post a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve gotten so many goodies from them, and have even more on my wish list. I love the high quality they offer at affordable prices… and how World Market is always on trend. You get the high end feel with HomeGoods pricing. Win-win!

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What I have purchased so far:

Blush Verona Tumblers (set of 4). $15.96. My favorite purchase from WM has to be these tumblers. My Nana had a beautiful collection of blush colored depression glass, and anytime I see a set like this it reminds me of her. I was about to purchase 8 of these $10 tumblers from Anthropologie when I decided to search for a cheaper alternative at World Market. I am so glad I did! They are beautiful. I purchased two sets of 4.

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Indigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Spoon Rest / $6.99. Matching Ombre Utensil Holder / $14.99. I love this set!!! It looks so cute on my kitchen counter top beside my stove. I have tons of wooden blue spoons in the canister and it looks great against the neutral backsplash in my kitchen. I feel like these look SO much more expensive than they are! $22 for both… can’t beat it!

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Indigo Blue Enamel Salad Servers (set of 2) / $12.99. These are some of the spoons I have in the ombre utensil holder! They are so stunning in person!!! They definitely look like they could have been purchased on some exotic vacation or something- lol.

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Brass Geo Terrarium size Medium / $29.99. I have this sitting beside my ombre spoon rest and canister! It is so pretty!!! I am so in love with how it adds a little bit of a funky twist to my kitchen countertops.

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Mini Succulent Cement Pots (set of 4) / $15.96. I have one of these in the medium sized brass terrarium. It is definitely the best looking fake succulent I’ve seen. Others can be sooo fake looking and cheesy. These are so cute!! I love adding a little greenery to my kitchen… even if it is fake! Ha!

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Faux Cacti in Cement Pots (set of 3) / $20.97. I have one of these on the other side of my stove by my knives, cute little beach print, and a different brand ombre vase. They have the option of only buying one in store. It is so adorable!!! If I had the set of 4, I would definitely stick the others on shelves and bathrooms throughout my home.

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White Lotus Capiz Tealight Candleholder / $7.99. I have one of these on the built in shelves in my kitchen! I have lots of blue vases and silver frames on them already, so the gold and fun shape really adds so much to the shelf.

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Black Graphic Woven Indoor/Outdoor Rug (I have size 8×10) / $359.99. Let me just say, we purchased this rug before it was even on sale and it was worth every penny!! It is so incredibly gorgeous. We have it in our semi-covered porch outside and it is holding up really well. This would also be perfect inside because it’s not too stiff. BONUS- it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles, so it is eco-friendly!

Black Graphic Woven Emerson Indoor Outdoor Area Rug 8' x 10'

What’s on my wish list:

Wood Pillar Candleholder size Medium & Small / $12.99 & $14.99. These say gray online, but they are equal parts destructed brown wood in person. I should have grabbed them in store!! They are soooo dreamy! I want them in size medium & small on both ends of my mantle.

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5 Ft Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant / $129. This has such good reviews and I have been wanting it for the corner of my living room. It has such great reviews and I think I will finally take the plunge! It’s amazing what a pop of (faux) greenery can do to a space!

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Large Black & Neutral Seagrass Calista Tote Basket / $39.99. World Market had the most gorgeous basket selection when I was there a few weeks ago. I am going to order this one for the file leaf fig plant!

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

Gray Woven All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Chair / $199. I would love two of these chairs to add to our backyard! They are so similar to these West Elm chairs that are $549 each.

Gray Woven All Weather Wicker Andalusia Outdoor Chair

Let me know what you think & if you order anything from World Market- I would love to see & hear what you think! Xoxo Olivia

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F21 50% Off Flash Sale

Happy Monday, friends!! Everyone knows I love my Forever 21. It’s where I get my $3 dresses and trendy pieces. Well.. they are having a FLASH SALE! 50% off on certain items, so I’m sharing my favs with you and what all is in my cart! Use code- “FLASH21”! And if you miss the flash sale, don’t worry! It’s Forever 21 so everything is affordable without the sale too ;)

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Ruched Lace-Up Dress / $14.95. Don’t laugh at me- but I love this dress!! It will be so pretty with a tan and some platform wedges. It’s in my cart!!

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Pinstripe High-Low Shirt / $14. This shirt is so trendy and so perfect for spring! I love the look with a denim skirt or white jeans.

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Contemporary Floral Print Top / $11.45. I love this for spring and summer! It will look perfect with high waisted denim. In my cart!

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Open-Shoulder Waffle Knit Top / $17.50. Omg! This is a total dupe for the Free People Thermal every blogger and their bff has! Love.

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Pinstripe Strapless Mini Dress / $9.95. Again, don’t make fun of me- lol! I love this dress. It will be so cute with a high pony, silver hoops, and black wedges. In my cart!

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Mineral Wash Pocket Tee / $6.45. Who doesn’t need another pocket tee?! I love it in all the colors!!

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Selfie Leslie Leopard Romper / $24. I love this romper!!! It is so cute and looks like it would be flattering.

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Selfie Leslie Balloon Sleeve Top / $14. I love anything white for spring and summer! Not just because I got engaged ;) I have always loved white and cream paired with denim and a nice tan… nothing better! I will wear this top with my new favorite denim shorts and wedges! 0

Self Tie Fleece Knit Dress / $19. I love this dress for the transitional winter to spring period! It would be cute with over the knee boots, wedges, or sneakers!

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Let me know if you find anything good at this sale!! Xoxo Olivia

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Engagement Outfit Details

Happy Monday!! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you know that Brenton and I got ENGAGED last week in Orlando, FL! A full blog post is coming about our engagement story, but I have gotten so many questions about my outfit details that I decided to share where everything is from.  I got sooo many compliments on this outfit even before we got engaged! Feel free to ask me any questions about size and fit. Outfit links below, and keep scrolling for more pics!

Forever 21 Wrap-Front Maxi Skirt / $24.90. This skirt is adjustable and so flattering!!! It definitely looks way more expensive than it is! I’m wearing a size small.

Free People “Falling For You” Tube Top / $38.  I love this top so much! It is super flattering  too… and you can’t tell, but it has a linen texture and some light boning to make it supportive. I am in a size small.

Similar Chunky Black Lace Up Sandals / $139. My exact shoes are sold out, BUT I will let you know if they come back in stock. They are from the brand HINGE at Nordstrom and were super affordable. I am loving this similar option!

Tara Grinna Colorful Cindy Clutch / $50. I have gotten so many questions about this clutch!!! It is even more gorgeous in person. They also have it in this amazing color combination.

Twine & Twig Black Bracelets / $55. Twine & Twig Blue Cuff / $18. Gorjana 5 Disc Choker Necklace / $55. Anthropologie Issa Hoop Earrings / $38.

T3 Micro Convertible Curling Wand / $270. This is what I curled my hair with that night!!!  I used the large barrel and I love how it gives the perfect beach wave. I know it is pricey, but it comes with three different wands, and it curls my hair better than any iron ever has!

 

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

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