Stocking Stuffer & Secret Santa Gifts Under $25

Hi all! I have been collecting ideas for this blog post for some time now, and I worked hard to come up with 9 unique gift ideas. These are all under $25, and many of them come with free shipping or are on Prime so that you can get them in time for your parties this week! All of these gifts would be great for friends, family, or holiday party gift exchanges! I love to pick up little gifts like this to add to current gifts. Happy shopping!

Electric Wine Opener / $23 and free shipping with Prime. We have this exact one and love it! It’s a no fail, fool proof electric wine opener + foil cutter. We rarely have to charge this and use it more than I would like to admit.. lol! I received this as a gift, and have also gifted it and it was a huge hit. Get this for the wine lover in your life! In laws, coworker, best friend, parents- anyone!

MADEWELL Chunky Small Hoop Earrings, Main, color, VINTAGE GOLD

Update: Medium Chunky Hoops currently in stock! $14 with code ACTFAST! Madewell Chunky Small Hoop Earrings / $12 on sale from $20 with code “ACTFAST”! I purchased these at the recommendation of Things I Bought And Liked, and love them! They would be a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. These earrings would also be a fun and stylish gift addition if you want to add something to a current gift. Universal size and style. $3 shipping.

Corkcicle Stemless Wine Tumbler / $24 and free shipping with Prime. I received this as a gift and I love it! It keeps your wine (or any drink) perfectly cold! This is one of the best gifts for a gift exchange because everyone can use it. I brought it to my gift exchange at work last year and it was very popular! Comes in a ton of color options.

JLab Micro Bluetooth Speaker / $20. This speaker is amazing!! I brought this on my bachelorette for when I didn’t want to use my nice Bose speaker. It is SUCH high quality and gets pretty loud for something so small. This is a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift for ANYONE! It connects to your phone through bluetooth so there aren’t any wires to deal with besides the charger. It also has a great battery life. Comes in a fun blue color (I have) or gunmetal.

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Whiskey In A Teacup by Reese Witherspoon / On sale for $15 (usually retails for $35). This is a gorgeous coffee table book filled with recipes and family stories from Reese Witherspoon. My mom and sister got this for me as part of my bridal shower gift which I thought was such a cute idea. This would be a great small gift or gift addition for anyone on your list! Also great for gift exchanges because who doesn’t love Reese?! Target offers pretty fast shipping, and shipping is currently free with this purchase.

The Archives Candle / $24. I talked on Instagram stories about how much I love this company. They are local to Charlotte and the owner makes all of the candles from his workshop. They donate a portion of sales to Foster Care work in the Charlotte area, and all of the candles smell SO GOOD! I love this one because it smells so festive! They also have a long burn time. This is an excellent gift for any occasion and most importantly- it gives back!

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Sugarfina x Revolve Minimergency Kit / $20 and free two day shipping. This kit has SO many goodies- including hair spray, bobby pins, lip balm, stain remover, nail polish remover, deodorant, earring backs, safety pin, bandaid, double sided tape, breath drops, floss, and more. This will be a total hit at your gift exchange- trust me! I also love their Mini Travel Kit and their $12 Hangover Kit.

Rabbit Wine & Bottle Stoppers (Set of 4) / $10 and free shipping with Prime. I love the idea of gifting these bottle stoppers with a bottle of wine for a gift exchange! Rabbit is a trusted brand, and these bottle stoppers always come in handy for wine lovers. We love and use ours weekly.

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Tarte Hampton’s Weekend Contour Palette / $19 and free shipping through this retailer. I have ordered through Dermstore before so I can confirm that they are legit! Lindsey Regan Thorne recommended this and I have been loving it. The pictures don’t do it justice! In person, Beach Getaway is a beautiful champagne colored highlighter and Farmer’s Market is a gorgeous bronzer. I’m not typically a blush person, but Summerhouse is such a stunning color and I enjoy using it. This palette works for a wide range of skin tones, and the packaging is so adorable that anyone would be excited to receive this gift.

Alright, that’s it for my stocking stuffer & secret Santa gift ideas under $25. As always, let me know what you think! Oh and remember to follow me on Instagram and keep up with me on stories!

Xoxo, Olivia

Holiday Gift Guide For Women (Under $100)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. I plan to share several different gift guides leading up to Christmas, starting with this general gift guide for women- all under $100! I own most of these items and try to give detail on quality and fit.

Patterned Flannel Classic Shirt | Currently 40% off (discount added at checkout) for $18. This is the shirt I am wearing in my Instagram photo and stories today! You do NOT have to spend a lot of money on a flannel top! I have 3 total from this retailer and they are high quality, great fit, and the cutest patterns. Great gift for anyone on your list (or yourself)! True to size.

Patterned Flannel Classic Shirt for Women

Frost-Free Puffer Vest (Fleece Lined!) | Currently on sale for $18 (discount is applied at checkout)!! I am also wearing this in my Instagram post from today. I am beyond impressed with the quality of this vest. It’s warm, a great fit, and comes in a nice range of colors. True to size (I am in a small). Great gift for moms, mother in laws, daughters, sisters, or babysitters! If you need a vest for yourself too, you will not find a better deal than this one.

Frost-Free Puffer Vest for Women

Sherpa Crewneck Sweatshirt | Currently on sale for $29 and comes in several colors. Everyone is flipping out over sherpa EVERYTHING for good reason! It is cozy, cute, and instantly makes your outfit more festive and winter-y! I have several to share, including this fun one from The Gap. I do not own this, but saw it in person at The Gap and want it. This would be a great sister or mother in law gift!

Sherpa Crewneck Sweatshirt

Colorblock Quarter-Zip Sherpa | Currently on sale for $49. Jumping right in to the next sherpa on my gift guide ;) I have this on my wishlist after seeing it in person at The Gap last week! It is TOO CUTE and incredibly soft! This would be a great gift for any of the ladies in your life. I did hold this up and it seemed to be true to size with extra room for a layer underneath.

Colorblock Sherpa Quarter-Zip Pullover Sweatshirt

ColdControl Lightweight Puffer Jacket | Currently on sale for $60. I have this and am in love with it! It is lightweight, but kept me warm on my mountain weekend where temperatures dropped to the low 20’s. I sometimes feel like a jacket covers up my cute outfits, but not with this one! It is a stand out piece for sure. I would suggest gifting this to your daughter, niece, or friend! I wore a size small- stick to your true size! I was able to wear a thick sweater underneath.

ColdControl Lightweight Metallic Puffer Jacket

Blouson Sleeve Tee | $49. I have this in the tie dye color way (comes in several colors) and am so impressed with the quality and fit. It is a fun dressed up version of a tee shirt- I would even call it a top instead! I felt so good in it all night. Get this for your mom, friend, or daughter! They will be happy to add this fun top to their closet. True to size & a super easy fit, so you don’t have to worry if it will work for your loved one or not!

TREASURE & BOND Blouson Sleeve Tee, Main, color, PINK CYCLAMEN

Live In High Waist Leggings | $59. I have had these for years, so I can attest to the quality and durability of these flattering high waisted leggings! So much so that I have purchased them in two other colors as well. I have tried other leggings, and while I have found some that I like, these are by far the best pair of leggings I have ever owned. They are true to size and a great gift for anyone on your list.

ZELLA Live In High Waist Leggings, Main, color, BLACK

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume | $70-$90 depending on size. I received this as a gift last Christmas, and have enjoyed it more than any other perfume I’ve owned. If you are a fan of Chance by Chanel perfume, you will love this one!! That used to be my go-to before I started using Daisy. This is a nice gift for any of the ladies in your life if you are looking to spend a little bit more. I know that scent is very personal, so if you like a romantic and feminine scent- I think you will like this!

MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray, Main, color, NO COLOR

Quay Australia x JLO Aviator Sunglasses | $60. I have these sunglasses and they are one of my favorite pairs. They make me feel instantly cooler and definitely more JLO-esque, lol. I love that they are comfortable and seem to be super flexible without feeling too loose. These also come in black. I think these would be a great gift for friends, babysitters, daughters, daughter in laws- anyone really! I feel like the quality and design on these are similar to $200+ sunglasses.

QUAY AUSTRALIA x JLO All in 56mm Aviator Sunglasses, Main, color, CLEAR/ BROWN FLASH

Classic Slip-On Vans Sneaker | $49. This one might seem super basic, but I think they would be a great gift for pretty much anyone on your list! I own these and find myself reaching for them several times a week, more so than my more expensive sneakers or boots. They come in several solid colors if you are not in love with the original black and white checkered pattern. These are true to size and have lasted several seasons for me!

VANS Classic Slip-On Sneaker, Main, color, BLACK WHITE CHECKER

Turtleneck Sherpa Pullover | On sale for $15!! I ordered this and LOVE it. There is nothing better than a cozy shirt to wear around the house or take the dog out. I absolutely love this and am amazed by the quality for the price. Take advantage of this one while you can. This is great for friends who you usually don’t spend a ton on, secret Santa gifts, moms, sisters! Size up one size for an oversized, cozy fit.

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Fine- Knit Sweater | $19. I wore this tonight over the flannel I mentioned at the beginning of this post. Such a simple look, but so put together. I got several comments and questions about it! I have this in black, and my sister has it in the brown. I am ordering another color because the fit and quality are so good, and I love the *very* slight V Neck.. perfect for layering! This looks like a designer sweater. True to size. Good for anyone on your list!

Thank you for taking the time to read my Holiday Gift Guide for Women -under $100!! Stay tuned for more gift guides this holiday season! As always, let me know if you have success with anything on this list!! Happy shopping!

Xoxo, Olivia

House Hunt Update

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This is from outside of a house we viewed and liked yesterday! But, it did not have the best yard for Val!

Hiiiii!!! Thank you all so much for the love and support on our moving news. I wanted to give y’all a little update with where we are now with our move and house hunt. I shared a little bit about how easy our movers made the process for us, and how they packed and unpacked EVERYTHING into our rental… we didn’t even have to unpack one box. The whole move itself was so smooth, and since then, apartment life has been just as seamless.

We have truly enjoyed our two bedroom, two bath rental. I have definitely learned that I can live with A LOT less… For example, we do not feel crowded or stressed at all downsizing from 3,000 square feet to a 1,200 square foot apartment. We have realized that our next house needs to be somewhere in the middle!

I also thought that we would really miss our old house location. We lived in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, which is a fun neighborhood close to Southend and Uptown Charlotte. I thought we would miss walking places, but it turns out that we walk to way more restaurants and do so much more where we are currently renting. So, we have expanded our house hunt location!

Lastly, we were so afraid that Valentine (our giant Newfoundland dog) would be crammed in an apartment and not get enough playtime or energy out. It has been the total opposite! Valentine has made so many friends in the dog park and gets way more playtime and walks than ever before. It has been so good for him to socialize with other dogs outside of the pups he grew up with at his daycare! Valentine loves apartment life. BUT… A nice, big yard for Valentine is still on the top of our house hunt list ;)

For all of these reasons, we slowed down our house hunt… actually we pretty much never *seriously* started! We were instantly comfortable and happy here. I think it is partly because we never lived apartment life, and went straight to living in our previous house that came with a lot of responsibility and upkeep. BUT, we do not want to stay here forever (and can’t! we didn’t sign a year lease!) so recently we have been on the hunt again.

I will update you all on here with our house hunt progress- and don’t forget to keep up with me on Instagram stories! I will try to post stories when we look at houses. Love you all, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog posts!

Xoxo, Olivia

Valentine’s Day Gifts!!

The time is here!!! Valentine’s Day!!!! I just love this holiday so much. Brenton and I don’t do huge & crazy Valentine’s Day gifts. For us, it’s all about spending time together with a few little gifts & ALWAYS homemade pasta and red wine! Oh and I do like really nice flowers ;) lol. So I thought I would share some ideas for small Valentine’s Day gifts!! These are GREAT for your wife, girlfriend, moms, sisters, cousins, work friends…. anyone!!! Ladies, Galentine’s Day is real too!! And guys, take notes!!

Patchology FlashPatch Eye Masks / $14. These eye masks are all the rage!!! My favorite esthetician, Jocelyn from Infinity Medspa (Hi Jocelyn!!!), recommended these to me. Charlotte locals, you can buy these at Infinity Medspa!! This set comes with four of the eye masks and they make a great gift for the ladies in your life. Brides- these are great gifts for your bridesmaids for wedding weekend!!

Drake Heart Eyes/Crying iPhone Case / $26. I am so obsessed with this Etsy shop!! I have ordered so much wedding gear from them including this FEYONCE sweatshirt and this WIFEY cropped hoodie. Everything in this shop would be PERFECT for Valentine’s Day. But back to this case- HOW FUN for V Day?! Obsessed with it and it comes in all iPhone sizes. I have a 15% off code for the whole shop!!! “PSOLIVIA”

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Tassel Earrings / $16. Of course I had to include my favorite tassel earrings!!! You can choose from 54 different colors, & the customer service/shipping is so fast and amazing. I have them in color #2 & #28. LOVE! Also gave them to my bridesmaids as little bachelorette gifts.

Custom Dog Breed Stemless Wine Glass / $10. This might be the best one on here- lol!! My sister got this custom Newfie wine glass for me last year and I love it soooo much!! This is the perfect gift for any dog mom (or dad). They can seriously do ANY breed! Here is a picture of mine.

BOMBAS Ankle Socks / $12. Ok, I know this looks dumb. Socks for Valentine’s Day?! Lol. But these are the BEST SOCKS EVER! Trust me. I got my sister hooked too. They would be a great gift paired with one of the other items on this post!!

Colorblock Ankle Socks,
                        color, PINK/ AQUA

Z By Zella High Waist Pocket Legging / $28. Leggings are ALWAYS a great gift idea!! I ordered these a couple of weeks ago and I love them! I’m a die hard for the OG $60 Zella leggings, but these come pretty darn close and the price cannot be beat!

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Bliss Plush Throw / $29. Y’all are probably sick of hearing me talk about these for the last year and a half. But sorry I’m not going to stop-lol! I love them so much!! They are the BEST gifts. I have gotten so many people hooked. They are a luxury quality throw for an affordable price and so many colors. You can get this for ANYONE for Valentine’s Day, housewarming, anything. Think friend, mom (mine has one), sister (has one ;), grandma- anyone will love this!!

Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw,
                        color, BLUE SURF

Pink Heart Boxer PJ Set / $49. It’s no secret that I love Victoria’s Secret pajamas!!! And these are TOO CUTE! Anyone you are shopping for would love to receive these as a gift- trust me. They would even be cute for bridesmaids gifts if your bachelorette weekend falls near Valentine’s Day. Here is the long sleeve/pant version ($59).

The Lightweight Boxer PJ

Here is another heart PJ set from VS that is just too cute not to share! / $59.

The Lightweight PJ

Monogrammed Pom Pom Beach Bag / $38 + $15 for shipping. Yes you read that right…. $53 total!!!!! Y’all can probably tell that I am obsessed with Etsy at this point. But it is truly the best and such a great way to support small businesses!! This would be great for anyone going on honeymoon or a spring break vacation. If you go this route, go ahead and order because it is shipping from Morocco! :)

This simple version is really cute too!! $56 including shipping. So chic!!

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Alright guys, that’s all I have for you today!!! Remember- you don’t have to spend the big bucks to make your loved ones feel special on Valentine’s Day!!! It’s all about showing that you thought about them :) I hope this guide helped!!

Xoxo, Olivia

ASOS Spring Vacation Picks!

Oh my goodness y’all. I keep finding myself browsing the new resort pieces hitting every retailer. I have spring vacations & honeymoon weather on the brain! I figured some of y’all might be in the same boat, SO I’m sharing my favorite resort wear picks from ASOS. You know what that means… they are all SUPER affordable!!! If you like something- go ahead and order it! Sizes sell out really fast at ASOS. Here we go!

Stripe Beach Caftan / $34. This caftan is so gorgeous and easy to throw on for any beach vacay! It reminds me of this $250 Lem Lem caftan.

Pom Sandal Espadrilles / $35. OMG!!! how ADORABLE are these!!! You know I already checked out with these in my cart… these babies are going to be perfect all spring with jeans rolled up & a black long sleeve, AND all summer. Love love love. Can’t beat the price either.

Ombre Tie-Dye Beach Coverup / $45. I love this soooo much!! Throw it over your bathing suit for sunset cocktails or a day exploring while on vacation. It’s so fun and I haven’t seen anything else like it! You are bound to get tons of compliments on this fun coverup.

Low Back Bright Floral One Piece / $56. Not only do I love the fun colors of this printed one piece, but I LOVE the low back & high neck combo!!! I feel like this would be super flattering.

Split Front Beach Pants / $35. I LOVE THESE!!! Omg. I will style them exactly like the pic- with a bikini top and necklace!!! But they would also be cute with a beachy pullover like this.

Beachy Striped Two Piece Set / $72. This one is a little pricier, but it comes with two pieces and is so pretty for a beach vacation- I had to share!! You could wear together of course, or you could pair the skirt with a knotted white t-shirt (I’ve been loving these $10 broken-in tees), and you can pair the top with high waisted flare jeans for a fun 70’s look!

Studded Closed-Toe Espadrilles / $29. Another pair of adorable espadrilles… I couldn’t choose between the two so I decided to share both! These are great because they can be worn in the chillier spring weather as well as those hot summer days. These are neutral but FUN and can go with anything! Really love these! These go up to size 11.

Let me know your thoughts on these vacation picks and what you would like to see more of!! Xoxo, Olivia

Under $100 Gift Guide (Something for Everyone)!

MERRY EVERYTHING, Y’ALL!!!! I am soooo excited for the holidays! One of my favorite parts of the season is picking out the perfect gifts for my loved ones. Today I am sharing my favorite gifts for everyone on your list- all under $100. I’ll start with a handful of gifts that are good for anyone on your list, and then the ladies on your list. In the next week or so, I will also be sharing a men’s gift guide and a stocking stuffer/small gift guide as well. Here we go!

For Anyone on Your List

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad (Target) / $56. This also comes in black & white color options in addition to this gorgeous rose gold color! So it is a great gift for ANYONE. I have one of these charging pads on my nightstand instead of a normal charger and I LOVE it!! Go read the reviews for yourself- it’s awesome. (Be sure to check that the phone you are buying for is compatible first- this one works with newer iPhones and Samsungs.) Here is another charging pad at a lower price point ($39).

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Bliss Plush Throw (Nordstrom) / $29 (on sale right now + free shipping!!!). This is probably my most sold item on the blog. I have 3 of these in my own home, and pretty much all of my friends and family members have them now too! They are the softest, prettiest throws! These are an amazing gift for anyone- newlyweds, newly engaged, housewarming, grandparents, parents, daughter, son, friend, in-laws… If you haven’t ordered one of these, what are you waiting for?! If you need more of a push, go look at the thousands of 5 star reviews ;) (Comes in 16 colors.) Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw,                         Main,                         color, BLUE SURF

Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Target) / $19.99. This is the speaker I got to take on my bachelorette weekend and it was AWESOME! It’s small, loud, & high quality! Great for vacation and a great gift for anyone on your list! Funny story: my mom got me and my siblings mini portable speakers one year for Christmas. Brenton went on a guys golf trip to Kiawah recently and brought along my speaker. He ended up accidentally leaving my little speaker in the golf cart cup holder at a course there.. lol! So we replaced it with this one and I LOVE it! The point of that story is that EVERYONE loves & uses a portable speaker! I got the fun blue color.JLab Crasher Micro Bluetooth Speaker - image 4 of 6

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera / $59. This is an AMAZING gift for anyone on your list!!! I know so many people who have this and it is such a fun way to capture memories. My brother has one and so does my friend Sabrina. Trust me- whoever you get this for will think you are the COOLEST for getting it! I really want one too! Comes in a ton of colors. Don’t forget to add some Fuji Instax Film to the gift ($19)!!

For The Ladies

Flannel PJ’s (Victoria’s Secret) / $30 today only!!!! My sister and I ordered these ADORABLE PJ’s!!! This set comes in 17 different prints, so there is something for everyone. Amazing gift & price! The presentation is so cute for a gift- it comes tied in the cutest bow. If they are no longer on sale by the time you read this, they are still only $59 which is a good price for the quality. And if Victoria’s Secret just isn’t your cup of tea, I also love this sushi set & this “sip sip hooray” champagne set from Shop Bop.

The Flannel PJ

Skyline Pom Beanie (Free People) / $48. This beanie is SO CUTE!!!! I have a very similar one from Anthropologie last year that I LOVE & get so many compliments on!!! This one has 5 star reviews & is a great under $50 gift. Slide View 2: Skyline Pom Beanie

Star Hoop Earrings (Revolve) / $40. Gold hoops are such a classic gift, and I love this fun twist with the stars! They are so cute & a great gift! Stars are very in style right now ;) also.. I love ordering from Revolve. It is always free 2 day shipping & free returns. That means that these are great for a last minute gift!! 8 Other Reasons Stargirl 2 Thread Earrings in Gold

Patagonia Quarter Zip Pullover (Backcountry) / $99. This jacket is just under $100 and SO. WORTH. IT!!! It is so cute, high quality, and warm. It is on my wishlist & I know anyone on your list would love it too. I ordered a Patagonia vest for Brenton last year on this website & the shipping was fast & reliable! They offer free 2 day shipping for orders over $50 and have a great Patagonia selection. Definitely consider getting this jacket for a loved one! They will be so excited & get years of use out of it (comes in several colors- consider sizing up based on reviews).Los Gatos Fleece Pullover,                         Alternate,                         color, EL CAP KHAKIZella Live-In High Waisted Leggings / $54. These Zella leggings are my all time favorite!! I have had them in black for years and it’s probably about time I replace them even though they are still in excellent condition. I am also loving this tan color, and the midnight too! Any lady on your list will love these- trust me! True to size and free shipping. Live In High Waist Leggings,                         Main,                         color, TAN DUSK

Soleil Tan De Chanel Cream Bronzer (Bloomingdales) / $48. You have probably heard of this product that celebrity make-up artists swear by! I’ve been wanting it for a while, and my bestie Sabrina just got it and confirmed that it really is THAT good! This is a great gift for any lady on your list because it’s not something that you would typically go out and spend money on yourself. And who doesn’t love Chanel?!CHANEL - SOLEIL TAN DE  Bronzing Makeup Base

Frosted Plush Robe (Nordstrom) / $79. I saw (and felt!!!) this amazingly soft robe at Nordstrom today, and knew I had to add it to this gift guide!! I don’t think I’ve ever felt a robe so soft. No surprise that when I went to find it online, it has 40+ 5 star reviews! I have this very similar cozy short robe from Victoria’s Secret, but it is only available in size M/L.Frosted Plush Robe,                         Main,                         color, GREY PEPPER

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ perfume (Nordstrom) / $82. Style Your Senses posted about how this is her favorite perfume so I check it out and OMG! This is now on my Christmas list!! Hint, hint Brenton if you are reading ;) lol. You really cannot go wrong with nice perfume as a gift!!For Her Eau de Parfum,                         Main,                         color, NO COLOR

Relaxed Soft-Brushed Twill Shirt (Old Navy) / $28. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love this shirt!!! It’s amazing quality (reminds me of $160 Rails shirts!!) and the fit is amazing. This is a great gift if you are on a budget or to add into the mix of other gifts! product

Pile-lined Parka (H&M) / $59. I got this amazing black parka last year and it has been one of my favorite jackets ever. It is well worth the price- I would seriously pay at least twice the price for this jacket. I love the fit (super flattering with the drawstring option at the waist!!), comfort and warmth. The hood is so stinkin cute- the pictures do not give it justice. I have it in a size 6, so I would suggest sizing up one from your normal size (I’m usually a 4). This parka also comes in 5 other colors! A great gift that anyone on your list will love. Just a note- it is pile lined throughout the body, but not the arms! Perfect for Carolina winters.Pile-lined Parka - Black - Ladies | H&M US 1Pile-lined Parka - Khaki green - Ladies | H&M US 3

My Black Friday Picks!

Hi guys!!! Just going to jump right in with my Black Friday picks! These are all items that I actually own already or have already ordered for Black Friday!! Organizing by the retailer, and you can click the retailer name to go to their home page! Happy shopping!!

OLD NAVY– 50% off your entire purchase + free shipping. They also have a great men’s selection, and some of the cutest holiday pajamas!!

Sherpa Pullover / $20. OMG obsessed! They only had a medium in store (I’m usually a small), but I got it and love the oversized fit. Many color options.product

Pink Sweater / $15. Got this is pink and as a gift in the black and white ribbed version! I sized down to an X Small for a snug fit. So cute.product

Red Plaid Flannel / $12.50. LOVE this!!! Of course comes in several other colors. Got my normal size small! So cute layered under this next sweater I got… product

White & Blue Button Down / $12.50. This looks and feels EXACTLY like Rails brand!!!! And about $100+ cheaper. I sized down to an X Small in this too.product

Sherpa Lined Black Denim Jacket / $27. Unreal deal for this jacket!!!! So obsessed. Got my normal size small.


Long Open-Front Heavyweight Sweater / $25. Okay this is one of my favorites!!! It isn’t TOO heavy but definitely heavy enough for the Carolinas with a long sleeve shirt and scarf. Doesn’t look like much online, but it is such high quality and lays so well on- I couldn’t even believe it. Definitely snag one of these!product

Long Line Shaker-Stitch Open Sweater / $25. This is another one that doesn’t look like much online, but is gorgeous and such high quality in person!! I got this as a gift for someone. Love it! Check my Instagram stories to see how this it looks in person.


Textured Crew Neck Sweater / $17. Omg I am so in love with this!!! I layered it on top of the red flannel that I linked earlier in the post. Definitely high quality and good fit. product

Patterned Fleece Blankets / $5. I got two of these- one in the red plaid and one in the black plaid! I am giving one to our puppy, and the red one I am going to use for holiday decor! Would be great gifts!!product

NORDSTROM – They have some of my favorite pieces I own on sale for Black Friday!

Easy Stripe Pullover / $40. I have this in ivory in size small! They only have black available, but it is a gorgeous sweater. Easy Stripe Pullover,                         Main,                         color, BLACK

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings / $78. These are amazing and I’m sure you’ve already heard all of the good things about these from EVERY blogger, but I seriously live in these during this time of year!! They do great things for your booty and legs.. lol! Faux Leather Leggings,                         Alternate,                         color, BLACK

TopShop Jamie Jeans / $42. My favorite jeans of all time!!! High waisted and VERY flattering. Size up one size. Moto Jamie Jeans,                         Main,                         color, RICH INDIGO

V Neck Sweater / $23. I bought this full price last month and LOVE it! For $23 and free shipping… it’s a must!V Neck Cotton Sweater,                         Main,                         color, PURPLE DAHLIA

I will be adding to this list throughout the rest of the day, but these are my top picks that I own and are on sale for Black Friday!!

PUBLIC DESIRE- 30% off! Use code CYBER30.

Red Lace Up Heels / $31. I wore these on my bachelorette and got so many questions and comments about them! They are so comfy and flattering. They also come in other colors :)Julia Heels in Red Faux Suede

AMERICAN EAGLE / AERIE– 40% off! Great deals here! This is the stuff I ordered..

Camo Print Blanket Scarf / $15. I love this for so many reasons… but mostly because it’s CAMO! My fav!! Product Image

Tie Back Sweater Dress / $29. I love this dress with over the knee boots!! The reviews are great and say to size down, so I did. Comes in other colors too.Product Image

Plush Hometown Sweatshirt / $25. I love this sweatshirt and it comes in so many different colors!!! Great for a gift! Looks soooo soft and has great reviews. Image for the product

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!!



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.


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!


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).



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!!



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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)



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.

BRIDE hat!

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



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, 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!

D Jill Women's Striped Off Shoulder Halter Blouse Long Sleeve Shirt Top Blouse Loose White

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)


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.


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!


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!


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!


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