Activewear I’ve Been Loving Lately

***To shop any items in this post, simply click on the picture of the items below, and you will be taken directly to where I purchased them! ☺️***

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Hey there! Thanks for coming back to hang out! A couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about causal Fall outfits, and I got a really great response from it, so thank you! I’ve been thinking that I should also share some activewear/ athleisure since that is honestly what I wear half the time when I am working from home, walking Josie, or running around town (aka going to Target 🤣). All of these items in this blog post are items that I have purchased myself and truly love!  These pieces are from multiple different retailers including, Fabletics, Target, Nordstrom Rack, & Amazon!

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I will tell you a bit about Fabletics first (No, this post is not sponsored!), since I personally took forever to try it out!  I ordered my first pairs of leggings from Fabletics back in June, and I signed up for their VIP membership that allows you to get your first pairs for $24! I can honestly say now that I have been wearing several items from Fabletics over the past few months, that the quality is wonderful! I wear the leggings for pure barre, running errands, walking Josie, etc.  They hold up nicely, and they look/feel expensive! They have definitely become my go-to leggings.  Also, this monochromatic white camo tee is my one of my new favs! I wear with with jeans as well–It is so versatile.  Here is a link if you would like to try out Fabletics for yourself!

 

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So, if I’m not in leggings lately, I have been livingggg in these joggers! They are such great quality joggers (under $30!).  I am not afraid to wear these in public because they are so chic. They do not look like sweat pants, and I still feel put together in them.  They are almost like leggings, but even more comfortable in my opinion.  They come in green as well, and I may be ordering those because I love them that much.  They fit TTS and all sizes are in stock!

 

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Okay, these racer back tanks are an absolute steal! They come in packs of 3 for $23.99! I wear them mainly to pure barre. I have washed and dried mine several times. No shrinking or anything like that. They fit TTS.

These slides are also so cute and perfect for sliding on before and after going to pure barre!!

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Shop This Cozy Sweatshirt:

I just picked this up last weekend at Target! I swear the quality at Target just gets better and better.  This is one of the softest, easy pullovers I’ve ever worn (even softer than my aerie sweatshirts!) This is perfect for pairing with leggings or jeans. I love to wear it off the shoulder! I got my normal size (XS).

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Shop Adidas Cloudfoam Sneakers:

These Adidas sneaks are not new to me. I have had this pair for over a year now!  I love them because they are so comfortable, and when they get dirty, I simply throw them in a garment bag and toss them in the wash! I’ve probably washed this pair about 10 times, and they are still holding up nicely.  My mom has these too and loves them!  Linking multiple colors!

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Shop Cute Adidas Hats:

My lil Adidas hat has become the perfect accessory for bad hair days or beach days! Very cute and light weight. Comes in so many color options!!

Thank y’all so much for reading, and hanging out for a bit! Let me know what kind of blog posts you would like to see coming up! I would love to hear from you. 💕

If you would like to see more outfits from my Instagram, simply click the “shop” tab above. 

Cheers,

Olivia

 

 

Casual Fall Weekend Outfits

Welcome back, y’all and happy Friday! I am so excited about the weather this weekend. Finallllly we are getting some mild temps (bout time), and I was inspired to put together some looks for you all that I have been eyeing myself (all of these items are in stock too)! These outfits are perfect for casual Fall weekends, and you can wear these pieces multiple ways throughout the whole season! Definitely a lot of great staples included in this post.  As always, thank you for stopping by! I am so grateful for everyone who decides to pop in. 🙂

Outfit #1

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Outfit #2

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Outfit #3

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As always, thank you SO much for reading! It means the world to me when people check out my blog posts! I’m linking similar outfit pieces from my Instagram post below as well!

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Last Year’s Fall Favs + New Items for This Year

Hey y’all, thanks for popping in! My guess is if you clicked on this blog post, then you are also pretty excited for Fall to be here in exactly one week!  I’m not usually one to rush into the next season too quickly, so I’m recapping my favorite Fall looks from last year for now. I hope these outfits bring you some inspo for this season! Some of the items I’ve linked are exact items, and some are very similar items! I also linked at the bottom several pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year, as well as things that I have my eye on and haven’t pulled the trigger yet! Let me know what you are adding to your Fall wardrobe this year. ☺️

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Items on my wish list // items I’ve recently ordered for this season:

 

 

 

Jord Watches

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(My watch linked here)

One of my favorite accessories that I wear on the daily is a watch! That’s why when Jord reached out to me, I was immediately so excited. Whether I’m dressing up or staying casual,  I love the element of sophistication/class/edge a watch can bring to an outfit. (Contest details will be at the end of this post!)

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The Cassia watch by Jord, in my opinion,  checks all of those boxes. I love the unique design and attention to detail of each watch on their site.  The large, sleek face and thin, feminine band is the perfect balance for me on this watch.  It’s bold without being bulky, which fits into my personal style so well.

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I want to tell you a little bit more about the brand, since they have so many different styles of watches to choose from for men and women!  They are a St. Louis brand, and their name is actually pronounced “Yode” (I was sorta bummed about this because my husband’s name is Jordan lol!).

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Anyway, all of their watches are handcrafted and made from all different kinds of wood! When you order from Jord, you measure your wrist for the perfect fit, and you are able to make customizations like mixing and matching faces and woods or engraving (makes for a really special gift idea).  They also have smartwatch bands!  I’m so excited to partner with Jord for this blog post! As always, thank you so much or reading, and don’t forget to enter for a 10% discount and a chance to win $100 towards a watch!

Here is the contest link  for you to enter to win $100 towards your own watch! Just by entering, you will also receive 10% off of your entire purchase!

Here are some other helpful links you may be interested in to help you shop:

Wooden watches
Watches for women 
Watches for men
Watch engraving

Talk to you soon,

Olivia

 
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Wooden Wrist Watch

What’s in my Beach Bag?

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In today’s blog post, I’m linking my favvvvorite items that are ALWAYS in my beach bag! I will also go ahead and link my suit / outfit here 👇🏼 (I am so impressed by the quality of these bottoms btw. I will for sure be ordering more! Linking the matching top as well. )

If you know me and have been following along, you know that several of these products I have talked about before! I will not go into detail about each item, but I will say that I cannot go to the beach without them!

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Let me know something that you do not go to the beach without on my last instagram post! Talk to y’all soon. ♥️

 

Cheers,

OG

Classic Summer Look — White Smocked Top & Jeans

 

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Shop white smocked tops hand picked by yours truly 🙂

 

I hope this gives y’all some ideas on an easy Summer outfit. Talk to you soon. 💕

Cheers,

Olivia

Recent Favorites — Summer Edition

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Free People Basic Tanks:  I have always been a basics kinda girl when it comes to buying new clothes.  I love to fill my closet with neutral easy pieces that I can dress up or down, and wear with different types of accessories.  These Free People tanks have become a favorite of mine this year.  (I usually buy new tanks from Target each Summer and I still swear by them, however, these new tanks may take their place).  They are so light weight and great quality.

Free People Seamless Tank (The red is on sale for $15!)

Racer Back Cropped Tank (I want this in pink now)

 

Starbs Passion Tea and Egg Bites:  I don’t know what took me so long to order this tea. It is SO good and refreshing. It does not need sugar, so I order it without. I’ll take a venti please 🙋🏼‍♀️.  Also, the egg white egg bites are delicious and healthy.  When I don’t have time in the middle of the day for lunch, I grab them with my tea and they hold me over for a while! Definitely worth trying! (And perhaps they are keto-friendly for my keto folks out there?)

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Albums I’ve had on repeat:

 

 

 

Dove Body Polish: I picked this up before heading to the beach this past weekend because I like to use an exfoliator in the shower to remove excess sunscreen, and y’all, I think this is my fav body exfoliator I’ve ever used! I really hope that they do not discontinue this product. I specifically got the macadamia and rice milk scent, and it smells amazing.  The texture in my opinion is perfect. (Not super rough, but also gritty enough to remove sunscreen, excess self-tan, dry skin, etc. )

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Hair Scarves and Head Bands:  I wear my hair up a lot in the Summer, so hair accessories that dress up a ponytail or second day hair are definitely a go-to for me rececntly. And, they go great with basic pieces. 🙂 Both of these are from @Pink_Magnolia_Boutique !

Zuchini / Squash Recipes:  Okay, this one is a bit random. I guess all of these have been pretty random lol. We have a garden that Jordan and my brother, Dale, have worked so hard on, and one thing we have had an abundance of is zucchini and yellow squash! We have been cooking it different ways every single night for dinner. 🤣 I’ll link some recipes that we have tried and loved below.

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats (I used Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce instead of salsa.)

Zucchini Lasagna (I used ground turkey instead for this recipe)

Fried Squash (These are OMG so yummy.). Thanks, Julie for the recipe. ☺️

 

I hope you enjoyed this random list of favorites of mine for the Summer!  Let me know what y’all have been loving recently, and if you enjoy posts like this!

Talk to you soon,

Olivia

 

 

Summer Wedding Guest Looks

Summer wedding season is approaching SO quickly and, if you’re like me, you put a lot of pressure on what you’re going to wear.  I put together three different wedding guest looks with Lulu’s to give you some ideas for your next wedding or event you have this Summer. Lulu’s is an online boutique that I order from regularly, and I am never disappointed with the fit or quality. They are always consistent with their fabrics and sizing.  Whether your go-to style is neutral, classic black, or bold,  I hope that you find something that inspires you in this post. 🙂

**My red lace dress from my Instagram post is sold out, and here is a link to sign up for the waitlist. **   (I did include a similar option below that also comes in red as well as many other colors!)

Look #1 : Neutral with a Pop

Tie Front Midi Dress

Straw Bag

Pink Earrings

I have really been loving colorful earrings with neutral outfits lately. This look would also be great for a beach wedding! (Dress comes in yellow and blue as well.)

Look #2 : Classic Black

Black Jumpsuit

Choker Necklace

Black Beaded Clutch

This look is great for an evening wedding this Summer!  It’s a good twist on the classic LBD.  I have never worn a jumpsuit to any formal event, and I have this one in my shopping cart!

Look #3: Bright and Bold

Yellow Lace Dress

Tassel Clutch

Nude Heels

Yellow is usually out of my comfort zone, but this is actually my favorite color that this dress comes in! It of course comes in red too and so many other colors. I’m already brainstorming of an event I can wear this to!

 

I hope y’all enjoyed. Come back to my latest Instagram post and let me know which look was your favorite. 🙂

Cheers,

Olivia

Youtubers That I Love To Watch!

 

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Recently, I’ve seen women sharing accounts they follow simply as an appreciation to that person’s content, and I love that!  I  love following certain people who I can truly see that they love and enjoy what they do.  I decided to share about 3 different YouTubers that I have followed for years and trust their opinions on products. Their recommendations have certainly brought value to me. Read about some of my very favorite items and brands I have discovered based off of their YouTube channels below. I’ll link all of their channels at the end of the post. 🙂

Shelbey Wison:

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This girl is so different from other beauty Youtubers. Her looks are always realistic and natural (looks that any woman at any age can wear on the daily).  She provides videos with makeup tips and tutorials, and they are never too complicated.  Personally, my favorite videos of hers are her powder foundation tips and tricks! Some products that I continuously purchase because of her are the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, and Ardell Demi Wispy lashes (I wore these on my wedding day and regularly for Pink Magnolia shoots).

Naomi Boyer:

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I follow Naomi mainly for her tips on styling work and casual outfits.  She keeps outfits chic and classy, and she also tells you where to find everything from basics to accessories.  Some of my favorite videos of hers are her tips to looking put together and where to find closet basics like camis, blazers, dress pants, and jeans!

Stephanie Ledda:

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Such a sweet and glamorous lady! I have purchased countless items based off of her recommendations.  Also, she introduced me to Lulu’s and Miranda Frye, which I have purchased several items from over the years now.  If you read my self tanning blog, then you already know about the Tan Luxe drops that I use–I can thank Stephanie for sharing these on her channel a couple years ago! Also, the Tarte eyeshadow palette that I have used everyday for the past 2 years was a wonderful recommendation from her. 🙂

 

Let me know of someone that you truly love to follow and brings you value! I would love to check them out!

Cheers,

Olivia

Here are the YouTube channels for the ladies listed above if you’d like to check them out!

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Naomi Boyer

Stephanie Ledda

Photo-Shoot Tanning Routine

Hey y’all!  I’m excited to be writing this post in collaboration with Pink Magnolia!  You can find my post on their website along with other guest bloggers in the future. As many of you know, I have been the model for their website for the past year participating in weekly photoshoots.  We have had so much fun since the beginning, and we continue to learn more and more after each shoot.

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Shop Spring skirts and bottoms!

One thing that has been constantly part of my routine the past year is self tanning (I’ve tried several different types of products!).  After trial and error, I have found a couple of products that I really love and are pretty easy to use too.  I thought that some of you would appreciate me sharing my tips and tricks as the weather heats up, and we are ready to bust out our Spring wardrobes!  I always feel more confident with a little extra color before diving into Spring styles.

 

 

Tan Luxe Body Drops

Clarins Face Drops

I’ll start by talking about the type of tanner I use, which is tanning drops!  As opposed to tanning mousse, gradual lotions, sprays, etc, tanning drops allow for a more custom color that lasts over a week and fades nicely!  These drops also last me a lot longer than purchasing other kinds of self tanners, and no need to purchase a mitt along with it.

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How to use:

I use the Tan Luxe tanning drops and Clarins face drops with my favorite everyday lotion.  I simply mix a few drops in with my moisturizer for each section of my body.  The more drops you use, obviously the deeper your tan will be.  You can also build color over several days if you aren’t comfortable going in with so many drops the first time. That’s why I really love this style of tanning.  You can make it work for you whether you want to be bronzed or just slightly sun-kissed.  The best part of this product is that it does not smell.  I put it on right after I shower, and I’m good to go. There’s no need to rinse it off.  (If applying directly with your hands, be sure to wash your palms thoroughly–This is how I apply it).  You can apply it before bed or the beginning of your day and go about your business.  It slowly develops after several hours just like a spray tan would.

My Tips:

  •  Exfoliate and shave just like you would before any other type of tanner.  Add and emollient lotion to areas like knees, elbows, ankles to prevent dark patches before going in with the moisturizer/drop mixture.
  • Start with less the first time you use it to figure out your perfect amount, and to allow some error your first time applying!  (It’s always worse when you miss a spot and your tan is super dark).
  • Go with the dark drops and not the light-medium.  My skin is pretty fair, and I use the dark version.  I simply use less drops, and my bottle lasts longer!
  • Apply a generous amount of lotion on the back of your hands and less drops than you’d apply anywhere else.  Sometimes I even use the drops I use on my face for my hands.  Simply because the face drops are much more subtle.
  • Keep your skin moisturized each day after applying the tanner, and your color will last longer and fade nicely.

 

I hope this post helps y’all get ready for Spring and all the fun Spring styles coming out as well! I know I’m ready!  If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to my blog as well as following me on Instagram! Simply click on “About” from the menu, scroll to the bottom, and enter your email. I love to share everyday fashion, beauty & lifestyle favorites! ☺️

 

Cheers,

Olivia