April 14, 2014

Coachella Captivating.

Obviously, like everyone else in the world, Coachella street style has been on my radar this past week. I can only imagine what it would be like to roam around the festival and just check out all the amazing outfits there. Needless to say, although the lineup is always perfection at Coachella, my first priority would be scoping out all the fashion hitting the runway lawn. 

From boho to rocker chic, some of my very favorite bloggers have been posting outfit pictures of their adventures this past week at Coachella. Here's a round up of some of my favorites! Who's had your favorite style so far? 

Much love & xoxo, 
Olivia









What festival is next on your list? Lollapalooza? Bonnaroo? Let me know & maybe I'll just catch a ride and come with you! ;)



The Gospel of Grace.


"The gospel of grace is a message of breathtaking freedom. It must be embraced with faith and thanksgiving. You are thoroughly accepted just as you are.Jesus Christ is your righteousness and he is never going to change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When you wake tomorrow, he will still be your righteousness, before you have done anything to enjoy God’s favour. You have to earn nothing. Our spirit needs to bask in the brilliant sunlight of this reality. You need to know it inwardly and celebrate it on a daily basis. "
— Terry Virgo

April 13, 2014

Best Friend Style ~ Floral!


Yesterday, my best friend Lindsay and I went with my Dad and brother to the Loop in St. Louis. It just has such a great atmosphere and I have always loved spending time at the incredible restaurants & unique boutiques there! Well, today we went to one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world, Cheeseology, where everything is made from macaroni noodles. It's basically the coolest place ever. Hands down. Anyway, we shopped, ate & got some great coffee, so I'd say it was a successful day. 


I decided to start best friend style because some of my best friends will have a concept (ex: floral, polka dots, bohemian, etc.) and then we'll show up to an event perfectly excited with our own looks we've created, but then realizing there are other creative ways to style outfits from someone else's perspective. When Lindsay and I got ready, we realized we both had picked up on the floral trends of the season in two different ways and I wanted to show that! Take a peek! 


What I am wearing...
//shorts ~ Madewell//top ~ Juicy Couture//kimono ~ sold out already from forever 21//
Although I bought the kimono just a month ago, it's sold out. However, I found some similar options.  


What Lindsay is wearing...
//vest ~ Vince Camuto//tank top ~ forever xxi//shorts ~ Billabong//




April 10, 2014

i heart you april

April.  April. April. 

SO many things have happened this month.  I've grown up so much & experienced so much. 

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For starters, I kicked off the month by attending senior prom.  ((which was by far the best night of senior year.))

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Next,  I finished a book that became one of my favorites. Click HERE to read a little bit about why BrenĂ© Brown's book, Daring Greatly, is one of my favorites. Also, here's a snippet from the book...

“Connection is why we're here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. The power that connection holds in our lives was confirmed when the main concern about connection emerged as the fear of disconnection; the fear that something we have done or failed to do, something about who we are or where we come from, has made us unlovable and unworthy of connection.” 

BrenĂ©'s basically the coolest. 

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Then...I got accepted into FIT. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a school I applied to, thinking I would never get accepted into, but, to my surprise, I did! It's decision time!!

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Now...I'm just sitting here as it's rains & I'm thinking about the blessings I've experienced lately, and some of the hard challenges I've endured. Although these challenges can sometimes a lot of times be rough, it just makes me step back and realize what The Lord has shown me through each one of these experiences, and, regardless how some of them might stink, He is always going to remain faithful. 

Have a splendid day & keep trusting in His Word. 
much love & xoxo, 
Olivia





April 7, 2014

I PROMise it was magical.

Hello lovelies, 
Lots of things have been happening in my life lately, one of those being prom this weekend. My senior prom was held at Hilton at the Ballpark, which basically overlooks the St. Louis Cardinals baseball stadium. It was definitely a magical evening to say the least. Arriving at senior prom with my best friends in the world, I just felt like I was living out the best evening of senior year so far. 

Basically, all I can say to even come close to describing the feelings of the night are that I am so incredibly grateful for the tight-knit group of best friends I have! Doing life with these people is just pretty much the best! 

much love, 
Olivia

One of my best friends, Zan (left) with me as we take pictures before prom!







   
The dress I wore was a green beaded Blondie Nights by Stacie Skylar dress and I absolutely LOVED wearing it! Although at this time last week, I had no accessories or shoes to accompany my dress, I was extremely impressed at the ones I found, even though I cut it so close! I was so thrilled to walk into Francesca's on Thursday to find THIS beaded headband on sale! My earrings were also on sale at  Old Navy (found in store only) & my shoes were nude flats I bought at Payless which can be found HERE for only $19.99 this week! 








April 4, 2014

HUNTER love.

HUNTER love.


With all this crazy rain we've been having the last couple of days, I've practically been living in my Hunter boots! They're a lifesaver for messy days like these & they obviously add a pop of color to otherwise dreary days! While online shopping the other day, I stumbled across some really unique patterns of Hunters that I absolutely loved, so I just thought I'd share them, since they just made my day to see so many bright, funky colors!


Hunter love.

Seriously. I had no idea there were so many awesome patterns & colors out there. Let me just go on a major shopping spree and grab up a few new pairs! :) But really, one of the best things about college that I can't wait for is that my roommate and I have a nice collection of Hunters between the two of us ~ so I'm sure next year, you'll find one or both of us in Hunters 99.9% of the time!

Hunterz

Well, hope your day just got a little more colorful! All boots can be found on the website HERE. Hopefully, you're experiencing lots of April showers, you'll be able to show your style with a pair of Hunters to win against the rain!

Happy Friday & much love!
xoxo,
Olivia

April 3, 2014

How to Wear {{Floral Pants}}

hey lovelies, 
one of my favorite trends for this upcoming spring/summer season are floral pants! whether you're wearing floral in skinny jean style or palazzo pants, they just look adorable! i will admit though that the last picture of the wide leg pants are my all time favorites! check out my round up of images via pinterest. 

much love, 
olivia







April 1, 2014

How to Wear {{Shortalls}}


Hey lovelies, 

As we head further in to spring, I get more and more anxious to try out some new trends. When I was thinking today about some new things I'd like to try, I had a flashback to last summer and my desire to try out the shortall trend. I had a dilemma. I seriously was falling hard for shortalls but I literally had no idea how to wear them. Whenever I went shopping, I saw them in every store, and my extreme love for denim just made me want to grab a pair up from every store! However, the steep prices were turning me away...but that's when I had an idea. I went to our local thrift store, and for $4 (yes four stinkin' dollars!!), I was able to buy long overalls, which I simply cut into shortalls! Ta-da! 


I think shortalls are a super cute way to flash some tomboy-esque fashion, without having to give up girly accents as well! Here is a cute way for you to style the shortalls so that you can hit the mark on the menswear trend, all the while still being able to stay true to your girly style! I'm a huge fan of experimenting with menswear styles all while remaining classy doing so! 

Tell me how you like to style shortalls! 
xoxo, much love,
Olivia

P.S. to see where each of these items is from &/or pricing details, just click on the item itself!


Shortalls!

This was just a way I decided to put the outfit together on my mood board, but here are some real life examples from last summer of outfits that I created to pair with my shortalls! 




March 30, 2014

Summer Lovin'

My family recently got back from another adventure ~ this time in Sanibel Island, Florida. I've always been a fan of Sanibel since it was where I grew up going on vacations to. My good friend Macy came with us, so we had so much fun! From parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico, to soaking up the sun on the beach, there were so many moments of the trip that were just too fun! 

I've always been a fan of warm weather, spring break style, because I tend to lean towards the effortless boho/surfer vibe. I'm usually a bit more girly/preppy than I was this trip, but since we were in sunny, beachy Florida, I just wanted to get out of my typical style a bit to have the freedom to experiment with creating new outfits! 

Here are some of my favorite pieces that we (me, my brother and Macy) all wore throughout the trip! You can check out the following pictures of Florida to see how we styled them! As I write this post, I can't help but wish that I was back on the beach in eighty degree weather, eating a chocolate shake on the beach with my feet in the ocean! Enjoy the pictures!
Much love, 
Olivia

SB2014



















March 19, 2014

{{Who I'm Listening To...}}







this is currently my favorite song. take a listen. you'll understand. 
much love, 
olivia
 
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