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•Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you• Easier said than done sometimes, huh? We all strive for acceptance & validation – we were created with a need for those things! The problem is when we try and attain them by being someone we think others might love and are too insecure to be who we really are with fear of rejection.
I’m not funny enough. My teeth are too crooked. My house isn’t full of expensive things. I don’t wear designer brands so I’m not legit. Those are all lies I’ve had to overcome in my own life, things that have hindered me in the past from believing in who I am & what I’m capable of. Honestly, things I genuinely don’t care about anymore thanks to the grace of God! I am Olivia Fitzpatrick – first a wife, then a mother & lastly a stylist. I’m just a girl trying to live my best life – a life that leaves a legacy of honesty, kindness & inspiration. I hope to be a truer version of the love of Jesus than the Christians who think they’re worthy of throwing the first stone. I hope to be a relatable friend, mother, wife and business woman – a place others can find belonging & encouragement. My dream isn’t to be a famous stylist; my dream is to let the Lord work through me, my business & through my experience as a mom and simply hold on through the adventure! He is capable of doing more with my life than I could ever hope, dream or imagine! My only concern these days is if I’m positioned and ready for Him to use at any moment, whether it’s in my kids lives, a strangers or in my work. I might not always love certain things about myself but I will give Him the room to help me see myself & others through His eyes to the best of my ability.
Photog: @kelseyhettinga ❤️

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Yesterday was a much needed day of adventure and all things lovely! The @clothandcabin Spring lineup is SO good, you guys! I can’t wait for it to go live so you can buy all the pretty things for yourselves! And let’s just throw down a solid shout out to @eandlsalongr because Erin & @samklugartistry are some incredible humans! They were so down to earth, which is way the heck up there on my list of hopes when meeting new people. I felt beautiful, valued and really thankful to have met 2 more female powerhouses in the Grand Rapids community. The photo shoot with Cloth&Cabin was hilarious, inspiring, laid back and overflowing with mimosas – seriously my glass was never left half empty. Can’t wait to see the magic from so many killer creatives working together & so grateful I got to be a part of it!
Photo props to Meredith from @clothandcabin 💥
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We started spring shopping and it was so very exciting! With 3 kids in my house we are all (desperately) ready to go outside and run (or lay… if you’re me, you’re definitely not running) in the cozy sunshine! Smoothies, the sprinkler, grilling everything possible… siiiiggggh… we are so ready. Although we are also trying not to get too ahead of ourselves considering this is Michigan and well, it’s Michigan. No need to explain. Cheers to a few more weeks of our cozy sweaters, right?! I’m really doing my best here, guys… spring please hurry. (Also, shout out to this kids eyebrows!! They’re what dreams are made of.)
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I wouldn’t consider myself a minimalist but shoot girl, I deeply appreciate the intentionality of someone who is! Doing this shoot was so fun, it highlighted a woman in her real work environment wearing uncomplicated clothes that stand for something powerful. @joonandco Supports the women behind the garments and some of their powerful causes and stories! It’s clear, simple, honest & empowering! Why is it that as emotional beings we complicate everything?! I mean sometimes the ingredients in food are so complicated that I just come to the conclusion it’s probably made of poop and they’re using fancy terms (no one understands) to hide it from us… those jerks. I mean for real, there’s an ‘its complicated’ option on Facebook to define your relationship… mmmmm, if mine fell under that category I’d probably reassess my values and priorities in that relationship. Although I learned that the hard way, don’t we all? 🙄When it comes to fashion errrrrrrything is complicated – wait, are bandanas still a thing?! Soooo is it ok to wear h&m again or are we all still angry at them?! I have to buy this white tee because it’s $65 so I’m sure it’s ethically made from organic cotton… right?! I’m striving to un-complicate things in my life this year. To say yes when opportunities are good & clear and no when they’re not. To pour my heart into life giving friendships and draw a line when things are wishy-washy. To be honest about my current season & not pretend I have it all together when I don’t. There are solutions to complicated situations and I’m determined to find them by being aware and doing my best to keep a minimal mindset in a chaos filled world.
Dress: @joonandco
Photographer: @sarahjanephotography_
Model: @ke1brown
Makeup&hair: @samklugartistry
Stylist: Myself
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#realtalk #worryless #itscomplicated #easy #peaceofmind #red #ethicalfashion #supportwomen #womensfashion #womensupportingwomen

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Need I (ok fine, need she) say more?! This couldn’t be more perfectly written. We have the capability to live a life that offers joy, security, sisterhood & hope! A life that leaves a legacy of Gods goodness. Our lives are short, we have one life to let Him work through us. One life to let Him open (some killer-awesome-once-in-a-life-time) doors we could never open on our own and one life to live in freedom from jealousy, comparison & bitterness! I mean let’s be real – we’re human, we have raw and real emotions and struggles; I’m not sure about you perfect people but some of those struggles *ahem, self doubt, ahem* I battle with often but make the choice, to the best of my ability to surrender. Even more realness, sometimes it feels absolutely impossible to stop those thoughts & feelings from invading every moment of my day. But the good news is, His mercy is new every morning & there He is, arms out stretched waiting to carry our burdens for us… yet again.
@kaleydignen
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#dreamchaser #noshame #freedom #truthseeker #motivated #vision #heart #grandrapids #michigan

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Because these rings and those eyelashes are what dreams are made of.
Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Makeup&Hair: @nicole_flier @launchsalon @
Stylist: Myself
Model: @alyssamcelheny .
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She is a fiery and feisty little thing who chose to press into her passion without fear or doubt of the outcome. She reaches for the stars and shares their sparkle with the world. She allows the pain from her past to help her grow instead of letting it define her. She twirls with her arms in surrender when her tears tell her to hide. She is smart, brave and accepting of all people. Shes surrounded by people who inspire her & huddles around them when they need her. She’s a free spirit, an adventurer. She’s a visionary, a creator, a beautiful mind. She isn’t one person – she’s a collection of women who, when knit together, can change the world radiantly!
Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Hair & makeup: @launchsalon @nicole_flier
Stylist: Myself
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#womensfashion #womenempowerment #grandrapidsmi #grandrapids #gr #michigan #darlingmovement #fashionstylist #letsdothis #entrpreneur #mompreneur #collaboration

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Photo taken at: LAMB BRIDE

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February 13, 2018 (9:16 pm)

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Photo taken at: Laguna Beach, California

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Sometimes I forget that fashion oozes materialism. That’s a pretty accurate and unfortunate truth, most of the time. But not always! (@joonandco is one of the ones reaching beyond the materialistic mindset of our culture & she’s right here in Grand Rapids!)
I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one that drools over luxurious (and on sale) denim or clothing that feels like butter on your skin, am I right?! But that isn’t my motivator. It isn’t about the brands, the must have trends or trying to be someone by wearing all the right things… especially bc I don’t think we should be limited to the ‘right’ things when it pertains to style. Don’t wish to blend in when you were made to stand out! (Wonder quote for the win!)
Have you ever spoke with a woman who has fought with image insecurities her whole life or the pain that’s brought for her? There are too many women that carry that burden and in reality, we all do to a certain extent. That’s where my motivation comes in, when I speak with a woman who’s carried the pain of comparison and insecurity and I’m able to help her! I wish you could see the magic moment when a woman slips on an outfit that fits in all the right places, boosts the color in her face and makes her smile continuously at her own lovely reflection in the mirror! SHE is my motivation. SHE is deserving and strong and beautiful! SHE is why chasing after my dream is necessary – she needs me and she’s worth it.
She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. Prov. 31:25.
Dress: @joonandco
Photographer:
@sarahjanephotography_
Stylist: myself, Olivia Fitzpatrick
Model: @ke1brown
MUA: @samklugartistry

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I spent the morning with some legit ladies around Grand Rapids discovering each others businesses, talents and passions. There’s something completely magical about women sharing their raw visions and ambitions and knowing they’re surrounded by women who are cheering for their success!
I met some incredible women today guys! Like for real BOSSbabes – fierce, passionate, brilliant and creative women. Let me just go ahead and make your day by sharing some of them with you!
@grhealthyliving @seconddancegr @igotface @aboutfacegrandrapids @seconddancegr @joonandco @shopmakeupblvd @squibb_gr @lionsandrabbits
They’re too legit to quit and I mean it – they’re dreamers and they’re making it happen! So proud to have met them, so proud to share this city with them.
Thanks @sheventsgr 🖤
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