Where my story and your story meet!

So, here's the deal

LivStyled is the product of a girl just trying to do her thing and believing she’s got what it takes! I’m quite certain I was born with the drive to get in on the endlessly creative and  inspiring fashion industry in a way that I could make my own! I’ve always felt the most alive when the topic of fashion came up, even more so when it pertained to an individuals personal style and how I can help them execute it. So, I made the choice to pursue an education in fashion business and (a husband, 3 kids and a move across the country later) here I am with a business all of my own that I designed with YOU in mind!

Lets start with the mother of all wardrobe questions; Do you ever glaze over while staring into your closet?! (Maybe not the mother of ’em but hey, it’s a pretty good one!) I mean c’mon, who hasn’t?! There’s plenty to choose from but nothing to wear. When I’m choosing an outfit for the day I want to put it on and feel like a boss! I want to look in the mirror and see the reflection of a secure, confident me! Reality is that it’s more common to see the reflection of a worn out, sleepy me and I have the feeling that I’m not the only one who has seen that reflection! You’re not alone and the good news is, I can help! Below is a contact form that you can fill out and send my way to get the party started, I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Fashion School

I fell further in love with all things fashion when I made the move to California in 2005. A degree in fashion quickly made it’s way to the top of my priority list, so off I went! I Graduated with a Fashion Business degree and the dream of working as a stylist on many different levels within the fashion industry.

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Party of five

Soon after I started fashion school I got married and two months later found out we were expecting our first babe! (oops!) I worked hard to finish school before his arrival and thankfully, was a success! Over the next 8 years we welcomed two more kiddos into our family and became a family of five!

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Michigan

In 2014 we started our 3 day road trip from sunny San Diego to our new home in the Great Lakes State where we were greeted with sparklers and smiling faces from our Michigan family. We bought our first house and quickly started to settle into our new home in Grand Rapids. Less than two years later I decided it was time to start chasing the dream of becoming a fashion stylist!

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Here's what I can do for you!

Services

Closet Cleanse

Do you stand in your closet and feel overwhelmed? Do you just keep reaching for the same outfits you don’t even love? You’re looking into a full closet but have nothing to wear, isn’t that the worst?! We’ve all been there, sister! The Closet Cleanse is the first step to changing all of that! I can hear you yelling at your screen asking, “how!!?! tell me!! please!”  
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  • Cleanout. You have to clean out the old to make room for the new! Item by item we clean out your closet to prepare for your style face lift. This is the most liberating and weight lifting part of the process! Sounds awesome right? It’s just the beginning!
  • Take Stock. We create a list of items to be replaced and new pieces to add in to start building your balanced, well rounded wardrobe. We also talk details about what styles you love, colors that give you life and then I get to watch your face light up with excitement! 
  • Visual inspiration. I follow up with photos of outfits, colors & styles for you to feel inspired by! This is designed to offer you visual examples to have at your fingertips whenever you need some fashion inspiration!

Now your closet is refreshed and ready to be expanded with new pieces to accommodate your existing selection and offer you fresh styles you can’t wait to wear! So, shall we embark on this adventure?! Out with the old (but only some of it!) and in with the new!

Personal Shopping

You choose how much you’d like to spend on re-building your wardrobe and I’ll take care of the rest! Enjoy the ease and convenience of showing up to a  shop with full outfits pre-selected just for you or I will handle all of the shopping and when every (amazing) item has been purchased you simply get to try it on in your own home! If there’s a limited selection of stores where you are located, no problem! Online shopping is as convenient as ever and who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail!? Below is a little more about personal shopping!

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There is so much flexibility when it comes to personal shopping!

  • Limited budget? No problem! I will search far and wide at local boutiques, discount and outlet stores to find you the best options without breaking the bank.
  • Do we need to work on balancing your wardrobe by adding some higher quality basics and a few killer statement pieces? Mixing high-end pieces with affordable items is a look that is embraced by some of the most stylish women in the world! Savvy shopping is always a must, but saying no to the perfect item because of the price is simply not an option.
  • Lets be honest, who doesn’t jump at the chance to fill their wardrobe with the absolute best the fashion world has to offer?! You appreciate top quality, flawless design and wearing the world’s best fashion designer pieces – brilliant! We can hand pick the ones that were made for your body and style!  

Personal Styling

Whether you’re a professional needing to break out of a suit rut, a new mom with a changing body, a TV personality or a professional athlete, we all suffer from running out of options in our wardrobe. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes to see the potential in your closet and keep you feeling good about your everyday look!

If you aren’t feeling the need to get rid of items in your closet and simply need some new ways to wear things you already own, I can help! This is when I come in and look through your wardrobe to create new outfits options for you! If you’re simply missing a few specific items then I’ll let know which ones to purchase to make things easier for you.

Event Styling

Between weddings, birthday bashes, graduation events, business outings, vacations and simply a night out on the town, it seems our wardrobe options get fewer and fewer! Lose the stress of wearing the same gussied-up-get-up to all of your events and plan ahead before the busy season strikes! Having a handful of ready-to-go special occasion outfits helps to keep the magic alive!

(Last minute shopping and styling is available for events. We all know how it feels when the panic sets in that you have nothing you feel like a celebrity in!)

*For business or event related Inquires regarding editorial styling, photo shoots or events, please contact me through the contact form. 

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Sometimes I've got something to say.

Only a liar can make you feel isolated in a world full of people fighting the same battles as you. Depression, anxiety, divorce, miscarriage, grief, insecurity, self doubt, fear… we’ve ALL experienced something that’s left us broken. Every. Single. One of us. (Yeah, it’s gettin’ real up in here.) The catch is that most of the time we to choose shame and isolation from our brokenness over believing that it doesn’t define us or determine our future. A perfect Insta photo is lovely but it’s too easy to hide behind & we can’t maintain a life that appears beautiful when everything behind the scene is falling apart. It took me a long time to stop feeling shame for miscarrying 3 of my 6 babies. Who told me that was MY fault?! Who says you deserved to be abused? Who said you aren’t good enough to chase after that dream? Those are lies that too commonly take the place of our truths – that we are beautiful, we are desirable, we are strong, we’re fighters, we’re creative & fierce and capable! These truths & lies bleed into every area of our lives including how we dress & carry ourselves. Welcome to my WHY! I don’t believe that any woman should wear clothes that lie to her every single day & tell her she’s not worth looking good and feeling good. Clothes that make her feel unattractive & uninspired. Not when it’s something we can work on gaining control of. Clothes trigger our insecurities or they make us feel confident! Go through your clothes, don’t hold onto the things that keep you feeling uninspired. Save a little money & replace that item with something that makes you feel killer incredible! Even if it’s just one piece at a time, eventually your wardrobe can be a safer place for you. I want that for you with all of my heart!
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I dare you!! I dare you to take your biggest style insecurity head on & see what happens! This jacket is one of my favs, it’s loud & almost more pink than I can handle but dang it makes me happy! And yes, I’m so glad you asked – of course people look at me like I’m from another planet! Not to mention that my husband absolutely hates it, good thing I don’t wear it to bring him joy! Do you think you’re too tall for stilettos? Too timid for a bubblegum pink jacket? Or maybe too nervous to wear that killer dress with sneakers? Maybe you think you can’t pull off studs or fringe? Or how about that deep, bold lip color? Would you wear leopard print every single day if you could? Well, let me be the one to tell you that you can! Don’t set style rules for yourself that stem from fear & limit who you are, express yourself through your style! There are little things in our everyday that offer us extra doses of joy and our clothes are one of them! I dare you to care a little less about what someone else will think and do it for YOU! I teach my daughter that she doesn’t get dressed to make other people happy, she wears whatever makes her feel strong & beautiful! The same goes for you, my friend!

You are enough. You are worth investing in. Your dreams are worth taking the risk for. The things that bring you life are important! As a mom I’ve carried this thought that I’ll be frowned upon for wearing too many hats… that raising my kids and building a career shouldn’t go hand in hand. For so long I fought fear that my kids would feel put on the shelf if I sacrificed even a moment of my time with them to invest in a career. Or that they would turn out to be wretched little humans if I didn’t give up everything and give them ALL of me.
I was wrong. The people who made me feel shame for wanting more than being a stay-at-Home-mom were wrong. I’ve learned that a child who knows they’re loved & feels secure, is there cheering mama on to become a success in her endeavors! Mamas success is theirs to celebrate too!
When Delaney says I’m a great stylist, I feel humbled. When I get to buy the kids something fun with my earned money, I feel proud. When I take a step back and I realize that the dreams in my heart were put there by a God who calls me worthy, deserving & capable, I understand that He also equipped me to walk through motherhood & my career with grace and balance. Moms are bosses.
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What Others Say

Testimonials

Alyssa R.

“I never thought I would get my “what not to wear experience”. But Olivia provided all the positive encouragement and fashion secrets without the TV cameras in my face!! Loved this entire experience with Olivia. I’m received so many positive comments with my new looks. But ultimately, I owe it all to you!! Can’t wait till next time!!”

Jodie H.

“Liv’s services are one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in yourself! Bigger closets take longer, which was great for me, because Olivia was UBER great helping me weed through what was and wasn’t a foundational or multi-functional piece for my wardrobe.

She came back (I can’t believe I didn’t burn her out the first session!) to STYLE the pieces that I knew had great potential but sat unworn because I just didn’t know how to build on it.

She is intuitive, willing to challenge your “need to keep” but also understanding of certain things that are sentimental. She realizes the emotions involved with how our outside can reflect our inside feelings, and where that incites tension, she will “go there” with you if you are open to it. I invited her to tell me if something I was wearing wasn’t flattering on my body type…she did, and did it some magical way that made me excited to shop for a couple of things that WOULD FLATTER my type AND go with other things I already own!

I obviously believe in the benefits of the services Olivia has to offer, but even more, you are going to be treated so kindly, respected for the person you were created to be, and built up emotionally–in short, she will help you discover the beauty and worth that you were born with and the confidence to go make your unique mark on the world.”

Caroline A.

“Olivia has been absolutely amazing and has truly helped tame my wardrobe and curate a style for me that is always effortless but sprinkled with professionalism, preppiness and at times, a little bit of edge. My closet was completely overrun with an over abundance of clothes from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-baby – it was all over the place. With Liv’s helped, she helped me purge and add key pieces to round everything out. I LOVE when she comes and styles new outfits for me – I’ve now got a collection of photos from which I can pull outfits or inspiration for any occasion. She’s also great developing specific looks for special occasions – she’s helped me & my husband prepare for galas and weddings – all with great stylistic success. I highly recommend Olivia and Liv Styled.”

Cheryl W.

“I asked Olivia to update my wardrobe with some basics as well as some statement pieces. She was professional, personable and knowledgeable. She was sensitive to my budget. The new pieces work well with things I already own. I highly recommend her services.”

Sarah I.

“I LOVE LIV STYLED! Olivia came to my house and took over my wardrobe to help me style outfits for my upcoming trip to Italy. I am SO excited to wear the ensembles she put together, and the best part was… All are made up of pieces I already owned! They have been in my closet the whole time and she gave them new life. Some combinations I would have never thought of trying… and now thanks to Liv – I am completely obsessed with them!

Not only did Liv use my own clothes to create lovely outfits that make me look AND FEEL great… she also gave me ideas for new pieces to add to my wardrobe! All based on my body type, shape and personality… plus she knows where to find good deals!

I am recommending Liv Styled to anyone and everyone! Whether you need help with your own pieces or want guidance and advice when shopping for new ones – Olivia Janae is your stylist! She does amazing work!!”

KIA D.

“So grateful for your services over the years! I am seriously considering flying out to MI so that you can style me in this new season of life! You have a penchant for creating THE LOOK for anyone who asks. Your skills are stupendous and more importantly your spirit/vibes fosters this trust that makes it ok for anyone to be vulnerable and comfortable in your presence. I mean it can be quite awkward trying to find the look after gaining LOTS of pounds or the look to help cover the loose skin from losing LOTS of weight. Thank you for being all that you are and for sharing your talents with so many. I’m still flabbergasted as to how you find the most unique pieces and prints to put together; or how you manage to highlight the best features of a person all the while making us feel good in what it is we’re wearing: a win-win.”