New Year Bestie Shoot

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Happy New Year, everyone!! I thought I would share this fun bestie sleepover shoot with Sabrina as my first blog post of 2018! Everything is more fun with your best friend (& a bottle of rosé!) by your side. Cheers to 2018!! xoxo Olivia

On Me:

Metallic Graphic Sweatshirt $16 (I also love the black option!!) / Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (my newest obsession!!! so flattering!!) $98 / T3 Interchangeable Micro Curling Iron (my other new obsession!!!) $270 / Hourglass Dim Light Powder $22 / Faux Tan All Over Face Powder $21 / West Elm Gramercy Coverlet $159

On Sabrina (the make-up GURU!!):

YSL All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation $58 / Mineralize Blush in color Gentle $28 / Tarte Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette (I always steal this from her… it’s amazing!!!) $45 / Wildfox Starlight Sweatpants $124

Photos by Michael Laine. 

 

 

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My Fall Essentials

Happy November, everyone! November is one of my favorite months of the year. I love the cooler weather, the sweaters, the candles, the tea, and of course being able to have our fireplace on almost 24/7. I love everything about being cuddled up and cozy. So, I thought I would share some of my fall essentials with you. *Click the links or photos to go to product page!*

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First up is this amazing packable puffer jacket by BCBGeneration. It is super lightweight so it’s great for fall, but it keeps me warm through the winter months as well. It is also great for traveling because it hardly takes up any space!  I have the olive green color and get so many compliments on it.

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This scarf is seriously THE BEST! I have it in several colors. My mom and sister both have it in tons of colors too- we are obsessed! They are super warm and very high quality- I’m honestly shocked that they are on sale for $18 right now. These scarves also make great Christmas gifts!!

I love curling up with this lemon herbal tea in the afternoon. I am such a coffee girl, but lately I have been limiting myself to one cup per day.  So I love to have this tea in the afternoon- not only is it delicious but hot lemon tea is SO good for you!

My face needs some extra love to keep it nice and hydrated in the fall and winter. I have been using this Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for years. I love the glam little pot it comes in, and it lasts me the whole season! I would definitely try this if your skin tends to get dry in the colder months.

These are the pajamas I am wearing in the picture at the top of the page! They are so comfortable and not TOO thick. Fall in the Carolinas is not quite cold enough for those flannel PJs just yet ;) Pajamas that are too short are the opposite of cozy, so I love that these are available in long sizes. I order a size Small Long. I also ordered these for my bestie Sabrina last year! They make great gifts!

I love wearing these slippers around the house! They are key for the colder months while lounging around the house to avoid those ice cold floors- and they are ADORABLE. At only $20 + 30% off they are a must have! These are another great gift option :)

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Last but not least, I have to have a yummy candle in each room of the house. This candle is my favorite one for fall! It makes the whole house smell amazing, even when it’s not lit (which helps justify the $18 price tag)! I will share the best Christmas candle when we get a little closer to the holidays :)

What are your fall essentials? I love any tips on how to stay super cozy and festive! Let me know in the comments! Xoxo Olivia

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Liz’s Wedding Weekend

One of my best friends, Liz the Shiz, got married a few weeks ago. The wedding was an absolute dream. Everything was perfection and it was so fun spending all weekend with my closest girlfriends. I thought I would share some of what I wore on Liz’s wedding weekend with you guys.

Rehearsal dinner! (Dress; Clutch)

The rehearsal dinner was so incredibly gorgeous. It looked like a mini wedding. I wanted to wear something special to this event and decided to splurge on a few nice dresses from Revolve. They arrived the week before the wedding and were all terrible. So, I went to the mall and found this tartan dress at Nordstrom for under $70. Score. I carried this clutch that is under $50… several people even asked me if it was Chloe. To top it off I wore $30 Steve Madden block heels from Nordstrom Rack (similar here).

Morning of the wedding! (Nightshirt; Foundation)

On the morning of the wedding Liz gifted us with these adorable nightshirts. We slipped them on as we got our glam done by the Be Pretty girls. We felt so glamorous all dolled up with our matching white outfits.

Almost wedding time! (Choker)

My hot date. (Shoes)

Liz was a dream bride and let us accessorize however we wanted. I chose this choker and I cannot wait to wear it again. I think it’s sold out right now but it should be restocked soon. I wanted to be comfortable dancing all night so I wore my favorite heels. I also have them in black. Y’all… these are the real deal. They are on sale for under $50 and are the most comfortable heels ever! I went down a half size.

What are your go-to wedding looks/shoes? Let me know what your favorite pieces are and what you would like to see more of from me!

Xoxo Olivia

 

 

Dry Shampoo Battle

Dry shampoo aftermath- ha!

I am dry shampoo OBSESSED. Like- can’t live without it. I typically wash my hair one time a week (or less), so for me dry shampoo is a necessity. I always come back to Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. It is the best. It takes away all greasiness (ummm.. yuck sorry lol) and it also adds volume at the roots. The main problem I have with most other dry shampoos is that they leave the roots flat- no one wants that! It is $5-6 depending which retailer you go to. You can click below to order, or just go to your local CVS or even Food Lion. Seriously everywhere carries this staple.

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While Tresemme is bae, the Oaui Foaming Dry Shampoo does have great qualities too. It is a foaming formula- which means it is WET! This may scare some people, but it is great for days when you really need to wash it and don’t have the time. It’s like a mini hair wash for your roots. And it smells AMAZING. But, I don’t think it completely takes the greasy look away. It also doesn’t add as much volume because of the wetness. At $28, the price is a little steep, but it’s always worth a try because everyone’s hair responds so different.

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What are your favorite dry shampoos? I am always looking to try new products! I love reading product reviews and am obsessed with all things beauty, so let me know what your favs are!

xoxo Olivia