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!


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.


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.


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.


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 ;)


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!


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)


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 :)


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.


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.


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


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.

Blush Verona Tumblers Set of 4

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!

Indigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Spoon RestIndigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Utensil Holder

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.

Indigo Blue Enamel Wood Salad Servers Set of 2


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.

Brass Geo Terrarium Medium


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!

Mini Succulent Cement Pots Set of 4

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.

Faux Cacti in Cement Pots Set of 3

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.

White Lotus Capiz Tealight Candleholder

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.

Gray Wood Pillar Candleholder

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!

5 Ft Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

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


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!!


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.


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


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.


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!


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


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



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!


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


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!


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!!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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





$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!

On me:

$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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


Got my Bersin bracelet on for the flight :)


Got to see the busy man for dinner!!


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!


Another bus ride…

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

Supporting my man! #11

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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!!


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.


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!


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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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


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



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



$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