V-Day Gifts to Treat Yourself

I don’t know about y’all, but Jordan and I don’t really buy each other Valentine’s Day gifts. We typically like to cook a nice dinner at home or go out to one of our favorite restaurants. However, I DO love all of the adorable pink and red Valentine’s Day themed items in the stores. They bring so much joy to this sort of grey-feeling part of the year while we wait on Spring. I put together a list of items for you ladies to treat yourself to because you deserve it! Orrr you can send this post over to your man as a hint 😉 . Either way, these are really great items for all year round, not just Valentine’s Day. Simply click on each item in the photo above to shop.

PJ Set: This is the same PJ set that I raved about back during Christmas, and I still love it! It comes in so many options, as well as a long sleeved/pants option that I’ll link here.

Veja Sneakers: Y’all gave me such great feedback about Veja sneakers a couple weeks ago in my stories, and I am still waiting on a different color option of these sneakers to come back in stock. BUT how cute are these pink and red ones?? I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair.

Mini Waffle Maker: I picked up this adorable waffle maker from Target yesterday and we had breakfast for dinner. It was absolutely delicious–highly recommend. There are also so many ideas on how to use a mini waffle maker on Tik Tok like cooking cinnamon rolls in them. I’ll be buying cinnamon rolls and trying this ASAP.

Glossier YOU perfume: If you buy one thing from this whole list, let it be this. I really can’t describe this fragrance in words, but it is meant to smell different on every single person. It is perfect for every day, and just smells fresh, musky, and sweet all at the same time. It is such an unoffensive scent, and I just feel put together when I wear it. I even wear it when I don’t plan on leaving the house (which is most days if you’re new here lol).

Plumping Gloss: If you are looking for an extreme plumping gloss that stings your lips, this is not it. However, it does have a bit of a minty-fresh feeling that I love and the formula is so great. It feels very comfortable and moisturizing on the lips. I can’t believe this is only $7.99 at Target! I bought the shade champagne and it is the perfect color to wear on bare lips or over lip liner for a natural look.

Aerie Cotton Undies: Everyone knows that cotton undies are the best to wear everyday. I love Aerie’s line of cotton underwear. They are so comfortable, and I love how affordable they are. You can mix and match 8 pairs for only $32.

Gold Choker: I have had my eyes on this jewelry brand for a while! One of my favorite bloggers to follow raves about this jewelry that she wears everyday. She even showers and sleeps in it. It is water-resistant! This choker in particular is in my cart because I know it will layer with all my other gold jewelry, and I am absolutely loving that look right now. I’ll link the website here to check out the rest of their jewelry. If you use Madi’s code Madi25 , you’ll save $22 on this choker!

I hope y’all found something to treat yourself to! Thank you so much for reading, as always. <3

Cheers,

Olivia

How to Look Chic in White Jeans During the Winter

I don’t like to give up white jeans in the Winter time– I believe there is a chic way to wear them all year round. My exact white jeans from Abercrombie are sold out, but hopefully this gives you an idea of what to do with the white jeans you already have in your closet. 🙂 Linking all of Abercrombie’s white jeans here. I highly recommend their “Curve Love” or “Mom Jean” options!

Here are some key tips that I take into account when creating an outfit with white jeans during this time of year:

  1. Add a white or off-white sweater for a chic, monotone base. A sweater with some texture or lines like this one will give the outfit depth.
  2. I love to add pumps to an outfit like this, but if it is colder where you are, you could opt for a sleek pair of booties like these.
  3. Layer on a tan or lighter colored coat to balance the outfit.
  4. Add pops of dark accessories like sunglasses and a black bag for contrast.
  5. Lastly, you can’t go wrong with stacking different types of gold jewelry to finish off your outfit. I especially love a classic gold watch with an outfit like this.

Let me know how y’all like to wear white jeans during the Winter, or if you are going to try it out after reading my blog post!

As always, thank you for reading! And, if you enjoyed this post, please consider checking out my @liketoknow.it profile where I post exclusive in-app content and everyday outfit ideas. You can search my name in the app ( oliviaccgreen ), and hit that follow button. 🙂

Cheers,

Olivia

Your Most Loved Outfits From 2020

1 – Wedding Guest Dress (2nd Year in a Row)

Exact Dress / Similar Dress (both were best sellers)

2 – Curve Love Jeans

Curve Love Jeans / Similar Wrap Top / Similar Sneakers / Aviators

3 – Mom Jeans

Light Wash Mom Jeans / White Mom Jeans

4 – Camel Coat

Camel Coat / Cable Knit Sweater / Jeans / Similar Mules

5 – This Entire Outfit

Straw Hat / Linen Shirt / Denim Shorts / (Swimsuit is Sold Out!)

6 – THE Amazon Dress

Striped Dress (Comes in Multiple Color Options)

Favorite Products Discovered in 2020

Hey guys! Welcome back. 🙂 I know many of you are happy to kiss 2020 goodbye at this point, however, I wanted to highlight some really great finds from 2020 that I will for sure take into 2021 with me! I love reading “round up” blog posts like this that tie together stand out products. I always end up finding one or two items that I want to try myself from other people’s posts, so I hope you find something from my list that you want to try! Let’s get started:

*Click on any item to shop!

Abercrombie Curve Love Jeans: Y’all probably knew this would be top of the list. Jeans are SO hard to find the perfect fit, and Abercrombie really nailed it with this cut. The curve love jeans have an extra 2 inches around the hip and thigh area, and then they taper more in the waist which means your booty and thighs are more comfortable AND you have no waist gap. I have these in 3 pairs! They come in petite, regular, and tall!

Aerie Offline Goals Leggings: Big surprise, I also own three pairs of these. When I love something, I love it lol. These are a true athletic looking legging that you can totally wear casual as well. They have a good amount of hold without being uncomfortable (wearing them now as I type this) and they are great to work out in and feel secure. If you are into barre workouts, I think you would love these!

Aerie Real Free Padded Bralette: My most worn bra of 2020. It is so so comfortable, y’all. I could sleep in it. I have this one in two colors and it is my go to bra for anything. Running errands, chilling around the house, traveling. It is a great one. It is almost a hybrid between a regular bra and sports bra, however, I wouldn’t wear this one for an intense work out.

Chain Belt: This is such a fun find of 2020! It can be worn in so many different ways and just adds a little something unique to your outfit. I love how adjustable it is to get the exact fit that you want depending on what you’re layering it over. Very affordable piece too!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Serum: 2020 was a year that I experimented with skincare, and I really love this serum! I put it on before my moisturizer or mix it in depending on what I’m feeling. It is super light weight and I love adding in hydration to my skin care.

Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Serum: I don’t think I’ve talked about this one with y’all yet! I usually like to use products for a long time before sharing about them, so that I know how they perform. This has been constant for me for the past 7 months or so– love this serum! It is packed with amazing ingredients. I apply this at night before my moisturizer and eye cream, and I have actually noticed a significant difference. My skin texture is so much better and it brought an overall evenness to my complexion. It also has a brightening effect. I will definitely repurchase!

Paula’s Choice Light Weight Sunscreen: I talked about this product over the Summer with y’all, but I wear it everyday. It is super light weight so anyone can wear this and not be bothered by it. I actually layer moisturizer underneath since I have dry skin. It acts as a primer for makeup for me and it even blurs my complexion a bit, so it’s also really great on its own. It has a slight tint so that it will not leave a white cast.

Hourglass Bronzer: Oh my goodness y’all. Why was this new to me in 2020?? It is the most gorgeous bronzer. I wear this even if I only put on the tinted sunscreen above and mascara. It is just so youthful and glowy without making you look glittery. I have it in two different shades: Luminous Bronze Light for Summer and Nude Bronze Light for Winter. I also sweep this in the crease before eyeshadow or by itself. It’s a pricey but very versatile product, so it is worth it in my opinion.

Briogeo Hair Mask: I go through a lot of hair masks, and this one is definitely worth mentioning for this year. I am almost done with my current one, and I will be purchasing another. It is super moisturizing without being super heavy, which is odd to me because I actually love the feeling of a really heavy hair mask. This one gives me the results that I want without being so thick. I do like to add it drops of pure argan oil to any hair mask that I use. This is the one that I use.

Ouai Hair Oil: Another stand out hair product that re-discovered this year. This is a super light weight oil that I put on my ends after blow drying. It smells amazing and adds shine without adding grease. I even reapply this in between washes when my hair gets dry.

Thanks y’all for reading! I hope that you have a happy New Year!

Cheers,

Olivia

Fall 2020 Layering Pieces (Made Easy)

Fall 2020 Layering Pieces (Made Easy)

Cardigan Sweater / White Tank / Jeans / hat / Exact Booties / Similar Booties

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I published a blog post! I thought that this post would be helpful for those of you who enjoy practical layering pieces that you can wear all season long. I own many of these pieces myself, and one of my favorite parts of shopping from Old Navy and Gap is the fact that they carry such a wide variety when it comes to sizing. Not only do all of their pieces come in XS to XXL, but many of them also have the option of petite, regular, or tall. This is so nice when it comes to sweaters and layering pieces to get that custom-tailored look. I ordered all of my items in a size XS regular, except for the denim jacket below (I ordered a small in this for a more oversized fit.) Many different outfit combinations can be made with just a few layering pieces. I hope you enjoy looking through the items I pulled. They are picky-girl approved. 🙂

I will be writing a separate blog post for different kinds of jackets soon, so stay tuned for that!

Currently at the Front of My Closet:

Cardigan Sweater / Sweater Tanks / Classic Tee / Statement Hat / Denim jacket / Tunic Sweater

Tanks & Tees

Sweater Tanks & Sweaters

Cardigan Sweaters

Thank you so much for checking out this post. <3

Cheers,

Olivia

2020 Summer Essentials

2020 Summer Essentials

Shop these items:

 

We are at the beach for the week, so I thought it would be a good time to share all of the Summer items I’ve purchased this year with the beach being on my mind 24/7. A lot of them are great prices, and all of them are excellent quality! Stay tuned for more beach content this week. I’ll be styling these items and posting more outfits on my Instagram page + linking them in the LikeToKnow.it app. Feel free to follow along over there if you aren’t already. Linking my LTK profile here.

Denim Shorts: I did NOT want to love these shorts as much as I do because of the price tag. They are the most expensive item on this list, as well as the most expensive denim shorts I’ve ever purchased.  What I love about them, is how flattering the fit is. They don’t hug your thighs or butt too tight at all, which is what I prefer. Most reviews say that these “run big,” however, I ordered my normal size and they are perfect. They are high wasted, so shirts tuck in nicely, and they also look really great with crop tops or swim suits.  I know I will continue to wear these into the Fall with booties and cardigans, so they are a great investment.

Straw Hat:  Another item that I have had my eye on for a solid two years, but continued to buy target hats instead (those are totally great as well, don’t get me wrong!).  However, this hat is amazing quality and you can order your correct size for a more custom fit (not a one size fits all). For someone who loves straw hats as much as I do, this one is the top on my list. And, I have a lot of straw hats y’all!

Pink Bikini Set:  Both the top and the bottom I linked are the same exact pink color, although they do not look like it online! I just want to note that I have never been disappointed with the quality of swimwear that Nordstrom has to offer.  I’m the type that doesn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a swimsuit, but I am also crazy picky about the fit and quality.  I could write a whole blog post on swimsuits alone with how many swimsuits I’ve ordered and sent back this year, let me tell ya. I am done with trying to “get a deal” on the “fast-fashion” sites for swimsuits.  This brand has my stamp of approval for sure.

Snakeprint Bottoms:  Some of you may think I’m crazy for this, but these bottoms were too loose on my hips when they came in, so I actually took them to the tailor because I loved the shape, coverage, texture, etc that much! I wanted to make them work. These are amazing quality and thank the lord for some cute bottoms with actual booty coverage lol.  They come in plain black and pink as well.  I ordered a small (my normal size in swimwear),  and they definitely run big.

Makeup Organizer: I can’t believe I have just thrown all my makeup and brushes in a bag whenever I traveled before ordering this this year.  Game changer for sure. There’s plenty of room for your compacts, palettes, and brushes.

Linen Boyfriend Shirt: This shirt ended up being exactly what I had in mind when I ordered it. I love the look of a linen shirt at the beach. So classic and timeless. This one is a great price too!

Beach Wrap: Y’all need this easy beach wrap from Amazon! I love the pom poms and it comes in multiple colors.

Daily SPF: This layers perfectly under makeup or by itself. This formula is actually for oily skin, so I just make sure I moisturize with another moisturizer beforehand, and I’m good! I love that it is a mineral sunscreen that isn’t greasy and doesn’t break me out. I’m going to order the glowy one next, and I’ll let y’all know how I like that one!

Hair Mask: This hair mask is so hydrating. I use a hair mask every time I wash my hair in place of regular conditioner, so I often try out new ones. I love this one ( I have dry/thick hair).  It smells amazing and makes my hair so so soft.

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Bonus Items:

I also never go to the beach without packing this scrub. It helps to really take off all of the sunscreen at the end of the day. It is also really great at scrubbing away leftover spray tan! Smells so good too.

My two favorite sunscreens for the body linked here and here.

I am still a total fan of the Billie Razor too! It is all I use (I used to be addicted to a much more expensive razor).  I love that I don’t have to think about it, and I get razors sent to me every two months for only $9! You can customize how often you want new razor heads sent. I simply use Dove body wash to shave with, and it works perfectly.

This post is *not* sponsored. All items linked are products that I have purchased with my own money and I genuinely use. 🙂 I hope that this post was helpful for those of you who have been on the search for some of these staples! Let me know something that you have purchased this year for Summer that you love. I’d love to hear from ya!

 

Cheers,

Olivia

 

Why You Need an Electric Toothbrush

Why You Need an Electric Toothbrush

For years, I was so against electric toothbrushes. I doubted their ability to clean my teeth that much more than a manual toothbrush and honestly found them annoying to use, heavy, and noisy.  However, electric toothbrushes have come such a longggg way from what they used to be.  There are so many different kinds to choose from on the market, and it can be a little overwhelming.  I am so thorough when it comes to taking care of my teeth (floss, mouthwash, brush, and wear my retainer every night!), so I began to question if I could make my routine better.

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For those of you who have been reading my posts for a while, I partnered with Smile Brilliant to test our their teeth whitening system back in November, and absolutely loved my results. I’ll link that post here.  So, when they reached back out to me back in February asking what kind of toothbrush I currently used, I was slightly embarrassed to tell them I use a manual toothbrush.  They asked me if I wanted to try out their CariPro electric toothbrush, and my response was of course! Right, why not??

I have been using it now every single day for the past 4 months, and my teeth and gums are noticeably cleaner and healthier. I hate to say the typical line, “just got back from the dentist clean,” but that is honestly how my teeth feel whenever I brush with this toothbrush! If you have permanent retainers on the back of your teeth from having braces, this is a game changer for sure.  It cleans those hard to clean areas so much better than my manual toothbrush could have ever done.  I also love that there are multiple modes on the toothbrush including a sensitive option, which is the one I use most of the time for my sensitive teeth.  I have completely changed my opinion on electric toothbrushes, and I don’t think I could go back to a manual, not even for a weekend getaway to the beach. (You know you love something, when it goes in your travel bag too.) 😉

I am so excited to be partnering with Smile Brilliant again for a giveaway. One of you will receive a CariPro toothbrush, charger, and an extra toothbrush head ($120) value.  All you have to do is click the giveaway link below and enter in your email. I also have a discount code that you can use on anything on Smile Brillant’s website. Use code OLIVIACCGREEN20 for 20% off your entire order. Like I said earlier, I use their teeth whitening as well, and LOVE it!

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Giveaway Link

 

Cheers,

Olivia

All White LOOKBOOK

All White LOOKBOOK

Jeans // Hat // Sunglasses

Something I buy year after year when Spring comes around is crisp, white basics. There’s just something about classic white pieces. They are versatile, and can make your whole outfit look more fresh and put together.  That’s why I recommend buying new white pieces each year and replacing some of your older ones that maybe have seen better days.  It can really elevate your outfits and make your other pieces pop too. Old skirt? Add a fresh white crop top to it. Your fav pair of jeans? Add a new white t shirt and some jewelry.  Cute sundress? Add some white sneakers! Or, if you’re feeling the monochromatic trend, opt for an all white outfit. Super easy!

Here are some of my favorite white pieces + items that I have had my eye on / in my shopping cart. ☺️

Tops:

Bottoms:

Casual Dresses

Shoes

Swimsuits

 

 

I hope that y’all found this post helpful!  Let me know if you would like to see a post on dressier white dresses! Not sure how many 2020 brides I have out there, but that would be a fun post as well. Cheers to the weekend, ladies.  💕

Talk to you soon,

Olivia

 

Mental & Physical Self-Care Tips

Mental & Physical Self-Care Tips

Outfit details: Sports Bra // Leggings // Wine glasses // Marble Wine Cooler // Similar Yoga Mat // Similar Weights

Hey there, friend! I have seen a few posts about self-care recently, and I wanted to write a little post on my idea of self-care at the moment.  Here are some things that I have been doing during this quarantine that helps to clear my mind and maintain my physical health:

Enjoy a glass of wine! (with no guilt) I wanted to talk to you all about FitVitne. If you have been following along for a while now, you know I am a raving fan of this wine. They have significantly less sugar in their wines in comparison to others, which allows them to fit into your healthy lifestyle. I have tried almost all of their wines, and they taste so clean because they go through a special filtering process.  They are vegan and gluten free! My favorites for Spring and Summer are the Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Proseccó, and the Pinot Noir! They are all so full of flavor and light-tasting at the same time. I also really love the Cabernet during the colder months. (Already thinking about a glass of wine on the porch as I write this.)  You can find FitVine in several local stores around the area, but I’m going to link their website here. They are offering 10% off first time customers and free shipping on a case of wine! No need to leave your house. 🙂

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Treat your hair to a hair mask: I’m linking my favorite hair mask at the moment here (for some reason I can only find travel size) and the oil that I add in for a little extra boost here. I’ll link another full size mask option that I buy quite often here as well.  I let this mixture sit in my hair for a least 10 minutes before rinsing it out.  I usually use that time to shave or exfoliate, sit, and relax.

Whiten your teeth: This may seem silly, but I found that doing simple things like this has boosted my mood at home. I pulled out my whitening kit from Smile Brilliant just the other day and knocked out a whitening session. With all the time we have at home right now, why not come out of this quarantine with whiter teeth? (also not sponsored, I love their products! I use their electric toothbrush as well–more on that later.) You can use code oliviaccgreen20 on their website for 20% off. Linking my original teeth whitening post here with Smile Brilliant and their website here.

Bake something yummy! Linking my healthy banana bread recipe here, and my flourless almond butter cookies here. They are still recipes I make allll the time and they are cleaner ingredients that you don’t have to feel bad about (NO white sugar or butter in either recipe!) I’m waiting on some bananas to ripen right now so I can make banana bread!

Read a book or download and Audible! Linking my current read right here, and the next up on my list right here. I love books that keep my mindset in a positive place!

Take a walk around your neighborhood, or try an at home workout! Enjoy the Spring blooms and fresh air.  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! Praying for everyone’s health and happiness during this time. 🙂 Talk to you later.

Cheers,

Olivia

 

The Perfect MOM Jeans

The Perfect MOM Jeans

Y’all… I found them. The most flattering and on-trend “Mom” jeans for this Spring and Summer. (and they are currently 25% off!) I have been so skeptical of this trend because I didn’t want to wear “baggy” jeans. Skinny jeans have always been my go to. However, these are fitted in the right places and just a little bit more roomy in the hip and thigh.  The best news: they come in regular, petite, and tall lengths + they have a curvy option that allows even more room if ya have a booty 😉.

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The FIT: I’m wearing a 25 regular length in both the light wash and white classic mom jeans here, which is my normal size. (I am 5″6). They are true to size in my opinion. I love that they still flatter your shape without being super skinny. I would describe the fit as a relaxed skinny jean.  They have a vintage stretch to them, which means they do not feel like leggings lol. So, if you are into suppperrr stretchy jeans, these aren’t it! They are 99% cotton and 1% elastane.

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I still find them to be quite comfortable, and I can’t wait to style them with my Spring/Summer tops and sandals! I am linking the exact pair I’m wearing in these pictures below as well as some of the other combinations that I love.

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The Classic High Rise Mom Jean:

The Curvy High Rise Mom Jean

 

Thanks for reading!

-Olivia