My 5 Favorite Hair Products

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Island: Recap & What I Wore

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Shein Order

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tara Grinna Bikinis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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World Market Finds & Favs

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

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What I have purchased so far:

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

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

Gray Woven All Weather Wicker Andalusia Outdoor Chair

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

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F21 50% Off Flash Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Engagement Outfit Details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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