Holiday Gift Guides for Her 2019

I can’t believe it is already December first as I’m writing this!  I am so excited to share this with y’all, as I have had so much fun putting it together. Last year, I remember thinking I was going to make some great gift guides for this year! All year long, I have kept an open note on my phone and computer to add to this list. I hope that this helps you with your shopping this year. I know that it can be stressful to find the perfect item for everyone on your list. I appreciate you using my links–I make a very small commission from these retailers, and it helps my small business grow!

For HER:

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IT Cosmetics Brush Set: I actually received this same set a few years ago for Christmas, and I love them SO much! They feel so luxurious and soft on your skin, and hold up nicely. I also love that it comes with a cute quilted travel case!

MVMT Galla Watch: A wonderful quality watch that goes with everything! I wear mine almost every day! Comes in multiple colors (I have my eye on the black one for this year 😉 ).

Chanel Chance Perfume: This perfume smells soooo lovely. It is perfect for everyday. Sophisticated and not too heavy. I got a sample from this from Nordstrom, and it will for sure be my next perfume purchase.

Ugg Slippers: I have these in tan and black. Best slippers ever! I’ve had mine at least 5 years, and they are still looking great.

Slip Pillow Case: I treated myself to this last year for Christmas, and I don’t even travel without it now! There are so many benefits to sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Perfect gift for any lady in your life! (comes in multiple colors.)

Dyson Hair Dryer: I know, I know. This is insanely expensive. I received this as a gift 3 years ago, and it is the best dang hair dryer I have ever used. It cuts your drying time down, lessens the amount of frizz, and is much less damaging to your hair. I loveeee mine.

Travel Mirror: I couldn’t find my exact travel mirror that I have personally, but this one has great reviews! Perfect for someone who travels a lot, or simply someone who wants a smaller mirror for detailed makeup everyday. It has built in lights so you can do your makeup anywhere!

Metal Crossbody: I wasn’t going to include a purse on my gift guide, but this one is so unique and has become one of my favorite pieces this year. It adds some edge to any outfit. I’ll link the gold version here as well!

Chunky Hoops: We had these at Pink Magnolia a while back, and I missed out on buying them. They are so classic, yet trendy at the same time.  Perfect every day hoop for any lady!

Monogram Wine Glasses: These are such a great gift for any hostess or wine lover in your life! I love the shape of them, and personalized gifts are always so special!

Polaroid Camera: I think this is such a fun gift for someone who is an “in the moment” type of person. We had one of these cameras at our wedding, and we loved the special memories that it created.

Computer Side Table:  I wanted to include this item because it is something that I use almost every day, in fact, I’m using it right now as I type out this blog post.  It is so perfect for someone who works on their computer a lot at home. You can easily move it around the house, and sit anywhere with your computer! It also looks very stylish in whatever room you put it in!

Faux Fur Blanket:  One of the best purchases Jordan and I made after we got married. This blanked is the best quality and makes your bedroom/living room look so luxurious and cozy. It is heavy and very soft–We like to keep it at the foot of our bed.

EyeShadow Palette–I use this eyeshadow palette every single day. I even used it on my wedding day! Great quality, and very versatile palette for any gal.

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Central Perk Coffee Mug: So cute for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. lover in your life, I’ve had my eye on this one. (hint hint Jordan).

iPhone Charger Organizer:  This is a great idea for your tech girl who has an Apple Watch and air pods! You can charge all of your things in one place in an organized fashion.

Cozy Plaid Scarf:  This is such a great quality scarf! So soft (80% cashmere). I have the cranberry colored one, and it comes in so many other color options!

Ear Huggie Earrings: I just ordered these! Very inexpensive, and highly rated on Amazon. Thanks, Dani Austin for sharing about these!

Daisy Perfume Set: Perfect little set of perfume to divide amongst multiple stockings!

Cozy Slippers: Also very highly rated on Amazon by so many bloggers. I have them in my cart. 😊  Multiple color options!

Adidas Relaxed Baseball Hat: This hat comes in so many colors, I have the pink and I love it. Linking pink, green, white, and red!

Mini Tarte Palette: Basically a mini version of the palette above! Perfect for travel.

Cozy Socks: I always love getting cozy socks in my stocking. These are wonderful.

Scrunchies: I have one scrunchie so far, and I love this color combination!

Voluspa Candles: Also perfect to split up amongst multiple people. They look beautiful and smell even better.

Recycled Glass Starbucks Cup: My daily coffee cup that I use on the go! Since it’s glass, it holds up so well, and does not get discolored.

Pom Hat:  Perfect for anyone. I love these fun hats!

Iphone Case: For that person that you know is getting a new phone for Christmas. This case is so cute!

Mario Bedescue Facial Sprays: These are the BEST! I use the green tea aloe spray every night before bed.

 

***Stay tuned for my men’s gift guide going up soon!

Merry Christmas y’all,

Olivia

 

Staple Boots For Fall

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If Fall boots have been on your mind, you are in the right place. I am always so excited to pull them out each year and add to the collection.  A different type of boot can change your outfit entirely.  I’m here to talk about Fall boots that I truly love to create outfits with, where to get them, and how to style them (I’ve narrowed it down to 5 different types).  I’ll be linking some exact boots from my pictures and some that are verryy similar if I’m unable to find the exact pair.  I hope you enjoy another Fall outfit themed blog post from me!  To shop these items, simply click the picture of the specific boot you want to shop below, and it will take you directly to that retailer.

IMG_1467I’ll start with my most recent addition to the fam: the Winona Bootie. I had my eye on these for almost two months before ordering them, and I am so glad that I did. They are so perfect.  I love the slight detail across them that make them different than all the other taupe, pointed toe, block-heel booties that you see everywhere on Instagram.  The quality is wonderful, and they are also pretty comfy being a lower heel!  They are still on sale for 40% off, and they come in so many colors! Linking all of the colors below:

 

IMG_1522.jpgSuede Block Heel Bootie:  This is a pair that I bought last year, and I am still loving! I love how sleek the covered block heel is. You can dress these up with skirts, dresses, or more casual with jeans and a leather jacket.  These also come in multiple colors and I’ll link them all below:

 

IMG_1625Black “Sock” Bootie:  These are what I put on when I want to add a bit of “sass” to my outfit, and also dress it up. I love the look of these with tights and a dress.  I was unable to find my exact boots, but I’m linking a very similar pair below under $100!

 

IMG_1600Fitted Over The Knee Boots: I am so glad that this trend is still going.  I love the added bit of warmth OTK boots add to your outfit.  These, in particular have been so great in my opinion. Last year, I walked around Charleston alllll day long in these, and my feet felt just fine at the end of the day. They don’t slide down too much either, which is great for a slip on boot with no ties!  I like the look of no ties or zippers especially if I’m wearing them with skirts. They take a little more work to get on and off, but I think it’s a more sleek look.  Linking the same exact pair below:

 

IMG_1506Tied Over the Knee Boots: Personally, I prefer to wear these over jeans.  OTK boots that are more adjustable tend to give you more room to fit jeans underneath, which is great for colder months.  I’m liking the most similar pair I could find below.  Mine are from Nordstrom Rack a couple years ago!

As always, thank you so much for reading! If you have any feedback for me, please comment below or head over to my latest instagram post. I’d love to hear from you. I hope that you found this post helpful in adding some staple boots to your closet this year!

Until next time,

Olivia

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. 🙂

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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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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