Isle Of Palms Weekend Trip

Hi guys! I hope you had an amazing weekend. We decided to go on a last minute trip to one of our favorite places, Isle of Palms. IOP is located right outside of Charleston and only a 3 hour drive from home. So when we saw that the forecast for the weekend was 75 + sunny, we packed our bags and headed down to the coast. (Warning: I didn’t get the best pics on this trip because I did not have my phone out much!)

We drove straight to Mex 1, a new (to me) Mexican restaurant on Sullivan’s Island, to meet some friends. This was my first time at Mex 1 and I am OBSESSED. The food and drinks were amazing and I love the casual cool vibe. I am definitely adding this place to my must visit list for future trips. Pro tip– order a quesadilla!!

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(Similar Skirt; Shoes; Tank)
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Love beach town restaurants.

After Mex 1, we all hit the beach for a couple of hours in Isle of Palms. I left my phone in the room so I don’t have any pics, but trust me it was one of the prettiest, almost-chilly beach days! We left the beach to catch the sunset on the golf course. One of our favorite things to do on IOP is ride around on the golf cart enjoying the sunset and perfect weather.

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Golf course sunset!

Later that night we visited another relatively new restaurant on Sullivan’s Island- 450 Pizza Joint. This place was the food winner of the whole weekend. Their fried mozzarella sticks were unreal and I was drooling over the garlic knots at the table next to us. Pro tip– order the De Marco pizza!

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Man bun making an appearance at 450.

My favorite restaurant on Sullivan’s Island (before this trip) used to be The Obstinate Daughter. We made reservations to go for brunch on Saturday.. I will skip the details but the service was underwhelming and it’s on my skip list for next time :) However, the interior is beautiful and the food is usually delicious so definitely give it a try.

 

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OD interior design is amazing.

We spent the rest of the day Saturday alternating between the Wild Dunes pool and the beach. It was so dreamy! Perfect weather and company.


Saturday night we wanted to keep it low key so we caught the sunset at Morgan Creek. We ended the night with peanut butter pie AND key lime pie for dessert. It was truly a perfect day!

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Saturday’s sunset was gorgeous!

I was so sad to leave! We stopped at my favorite home store Celadon Home on our way out of town where we found some gorgeous artwork that I can’t wait to hang! My travel outfit below consisted of my favorite nike joggers (I have several different colors) and my comfiest little slip on sneakers. Sunnies are sooo old but $8 from Asos! Links are below!

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(Tank; Cardigan; Favorite Nike Joggers; Crossbody; Shoes)
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Sad to leave!!

I cannot wait until our next trip to IOP. It truly feels like a second home to me. What did you do this weekend? Let me know the best part of your weekend!! xoxo Olivia

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Gap + Old Navy Sale Haul

Hi guys! I am back WAY too soon, but I didn’t want y’all to miss out on the amazing sale at Gap and Old Navy that ends TONIGHT. The sale is 40% off of everything + additional 10% off from Gap and 30% off everything + additional 10% at Old Navy. You have to enter “MORE” at checkout for the extra discounts. ** Edit 10/19 The sale is still going with 40% off everything at Gap, and 30% off everything at Old Navy. ** These styles have gone on even MORE sale since I ordered them. I’ll share my fav things I got from the sale below!

Love the lace up!

I ordered two black sweaters because you can never have too many. This lace up one ($14) is my fav.

Order this in black.

I also love the black ribbed sweater ($18) with the open back.

Cutest colors!
Goes with everything!

I am obsessed with open cardigans for work. My office gets pretty chilly so I throw them over every outfit! Marled colorful sweater ($21) here and grey ribbed sweater ($20) here.

Comes in black too.

I LOVE this little star sweater ($18). It is so adorable. They also have a scarf ($24) in the same print that I think I have to order- I won’t wear them at the same time though don’t worry ;)

All the hearts.

This little heart print button down ($18) is SO adorable. It looks cute alone or layered under a red or navy sweater.

Work appropriate!

I am obsessed with this shirt dress ($26) I got for work. It will also be cute with leather leggings underneath + booties when it gets colder out.

Here are a few of the things I didn’t order last week but will probably order tonight:

I have these in cream from last year.

Tech touch knit gloves– $9. these really work! You can text without taking your gloves off.. so necessary!

Dreamy.

Suede Booties– $70. I love these because they have a lower heel and would be great for work or nights out when you don’t want to be wearing super high heels! I saw these in the store last week and am kicking myself for not buying them- I’ll order in black.

Mid-rise easy grey jeggings– $18. I have these jeans in medium blue and wear them almost every day. So comfy and true to size.

Let me know what your favs are and if you order anything from the sale! xoxo Olivia

 

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

 

90’s Baby


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Since I’ve been so slack about posting for the last couple of weeks, I got my boyfriend to snap a few pics on our way to dinner last night. Excuse the iPhone photos ;)

I am loving this necklace I got from Forever 21 recently. It makes me feel like a true 90’s baby!

How do you feel about the choker trend coming back in style- love it or leave it?

Top: J.Crew, Belt: Similar, Shorts: Joe’s Jeans

What I Wore: Hornets Playoff Game

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I was so excited to cheer on our Charlotte Hornets as they beat the Miami Heat last night. I am a girly girl through and through, but the playoff game was the perfect opportunity to channel my inner Sporty Spice. I borrowed this shirsey from my guy’s closet and added my favorite white sneakers. I felt so comfy and cute all night! Thanks B for letting me use your shirt…. I like to think it was good luck ;)

Xoxo, Olivia

Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Belt: Similar , Shoes: Adidas, Bracelets: Melvin & Lokai

I’m Back!

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After almost 3 and a half years on hiatus, I’ve decided to start blogging again. I have been talking about it for so long, and I finally took the plunge. I am so excited to start this part of my life again. Thank you for joining me!

This dress is one of my new favorites. It’s easy to throw on with a pair of sandals when you’re running late but still want to look cute. Bonus: this color is so flattering, you won’t even need bronzer. I found this little number at Nordstrom Rack, so it’s stylish AND affordable, what more could you ask for out of a dress?!

Xoxo, Olivia

Dress: Nordstrom Rack Shoes: Qupid Bracelet: i’mMe Belt: Similar Bag: Similar & Similar