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Sweater weather I see you! But shoot, sweaters mean cold weather & I swear I already feel my lips getting chapped. If it weren’t for pumpkin desserts and fires in the fire place while the leaves change I’d run for the hills – the warm ones. Am I the only one dreading the cold?! I love fall, the crips mornings & cool days – I welcome them, in fact! I do really love me a great sweater though… siiiigh.

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You walk into a store & see this killer outfit on a mannequin, I’m talking like the trendiest white top with the most perfect ruffled sleeve & awesome cropped, raw hem jeans – you’re drooling! You get the goods and go into your fitting room only to discover that the cropped jeans are almost full length and the top looks like it has extra fabric in all the wrong places… uuuuuugggggg!! Common misconception – anyone can walk into a store and buy the same, cool clothes. The truth – that is a freaking lie. Shopping for you in your entirety means buying clothes that only come to life when matched with your body, personality & life style! The crazy thing is that even if a range of body types can pull off a certain style not all of those bodies & their skin tones can sport the same color, and color is a major key element to any wardrobe.
I LOVE to share how women can determine the right fit for your body type, the emotions that drive our shopping habits and how to start building a wardrobe that compliments and empowers your everyday! If you need some help or know someone who does send them my way!

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I was swooning over this sweet little corner at last nights dinner party! @cvbecker hosted & spoiled us with some of the tastiest fall foods & sincere conversation. I was reminded how necessary it is to be present & aware, to slow down & invest in the special moments but also the mundane. The warm & delicious food, the soft lighting, the laughing between two friends in a separate conversation, the earthy smell of the hand soap, the sacred & vulnerable emotions – there was so much to embrace. My family recently endured the tragic loss of my spirited aunt & one of the girls at last nights dinner is coming up on 6 months since losing her twin brother. It was a whirlwind of things appreciated & treasured; each one of us contributing significance & offering a safe place to let our hair down. Find rest in the place you’re in, wander through your wilderness of uncertainty with grace & hope, treasure the people close to you & remind yourself that the very breath you breath is a gift.

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“Someone else’s opinion of me is none of my business.” @msrachelhollis Yes! I love this! Wether it’s other people or it’s is my own mind & self doubt – those opinions don’t matter and they most definitely don’t hold your truth! As much as we all say, “what they think doesn’t matter” it’s hard to whole heartedly embrace that as our truth… until we do! And then there’s all this crazy awesome freedom to keep moving forward, keep chasing the dream, keep showing up! There’s no other you in the whole world, no one who can offer what you have to give better than you! If people have their negative opinions (and they always will) remember that they belong to them, not you! Find your tribe, the ones who know you, stand by you, want to see you succeed and empower you to be the best freaking version of yourself possible!

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Photo taken at: A.K. RIKK’S

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What if your holidays could be less stress and more savor? Save the date for an intimate event on November 1st hosted by @thecozinessconsultant and Yours Truly to help you plan for simpler, more intentional holidays! We will be covering everything from what to wear, to decorating tips, gift ideas from local shops and even what to cook (all of which you will sample that night!)… we’re talking all the good stuff! You’ll take home all the tools and even a few surprises! Basically it boils down to less sweating in the kitchen & more time to sit back and enjoy the holiday magic! Space is extremely limited to 25 people, tickets go on sale September 20th!

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A little client highlight! Transitional outfits are some of the most fun!! Mixing layers and using summer pieces with new fall pieces gives me life! I love it! This client has been wearing this skirt for the last 2 months with elevated tops for work and this is another way she can wear it dressed down a little bit but still keep the style on point! Check my website for styling services and shoot me an email so we can start getting your closet fall ready!

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It’s Friyay up in my house today so I figured why the heck not do an introduction?! A lot can happen in a year which is probably when I did my last one. oops. Sometimes I suffer from the lack of interest in posting on Instagram! There’s your first fun fact about me & dang it was an exciting one! Good bye to those of you who have stopped reading by now and hello to the ones who have a heart! 😜
I’m Olivia! My name came from the original Juliet in Romeo & Juliet. Her last name was Hussy, thankfully I don’t carry any association to that part.
I’m 31. An entrepreneur. A wife of 10 years & mama bear (the scary kind) to 3 cubs.
I make the best ugly faces on earth and I’m dang proud of it! My daughter has been blessed with the same gift – God bless her! I’m on a health kick which so far today has included a donut, a cookie & gummy bears. Ugh. Friday (Thursday) fail.
I suffered the loss of my childhood home to a fire we fought with mixing bowls full of sink water. We weren’t prepared & although it may be one of the most traumatic things ever, it was the first time I ran to Jesus seeking a deeper peace than I could understand & He gave me restoration – I was in 8th grade.
I’m a child of divorce and a mother who’s lost 3 children to miscarriage. I am also a child of God and someone who can tell you the horrors of life will never stop me from chasing after Jesus or my dreams & that they don’t define who we are!
I’ve always, always had a heart to support, uplift & invest in women from both a spiritual and practical standpoint. Jesus & fashion mingle in my world & shoot girl, it’s the best ever.
I’m not a picky eater unless it comes to mushrooms & olives – gag! I created my own French macaroon recipe and blow my own mind every time I make them.
Gourmet cheeses makes me weak in the kneeses & if it comes with a glass of red I’ll love you for life!
Lastly… I accept you! In all of your forms, colors, shapes & whims – I am really glad you’re here and I wish I could learn all of the things that make you uniquely & beautifully you! Going through life is messy, mysterious & full of heart pumping excitement and it should be spent with a tribe surrounding you! 🖤

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Last night I heard a random beeping in our house around 3am. I raised my head, wide eyed & assumed someone was lurking in the hall, naturally. They silently cracked open a very locked window, I know it!! (I can’t be the only one who jumps to these extremes, tell me I’m right & put my mind at ease!) I rested my arm on my husband and before I could say, “I hear a beep!” he was feeling my arm up & down as if searching for an ailment and instantly asked me if I was ok. In the moment I shook him off & said, “a beep!!” It wasn’t until my heart stopped racing and he identified the culprit (a dying microphone, thanks kids. Glad you slept though it 🙄) that I thought about his reaction to laying my arm on him in his sleep.
His innate, immediate & sincere concern for my well being had my head reeling with gratitude for him. I’m Olivia & I suffer from being a really deep thinker – the kinda gal that has a single eye opening moment that sends me into the depths of exploring Gods existence in my life. He was there in that moment, wrapped up in the man I love who instantly showed me my value to him without having to express it in mushy words.
I’ve felt this strange feeling of isolation and misunderstanding recently & what I realized in that brief beeping (no, do not insert a swear word there!) moment, was that Scott sees me & feels for me even in his most groggy form. That his heart has made room for me that holds me so closely I couldn’t be alone even if I tried. Marriage is a beast of frustrations, mountains to climb & the deepest, truest place of acceptance that I have ever known. Cheers to my husband, today & everyday for being my closest, most dearest & most loyal companion. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Fresh hair feels runnin’ deep over here! I’m loving my new hair and I had no idea how desperately I needed a change! @rachel_anythinghair at Launch salon is what’s up, we talked about everything humanly possible in the 2 hours we were together, I love those kinds of people – straight to the heart & fast friends! But also you should know that Delaney took this photo because she wanted to, she thought I looked pretty! {She has an actual gift for making people feel seen & valued!} You have to see a few other poses she caught because they’re hilarious & dang, she knows how to capture real life! Check my story to take a peek! And now I’m off to let my Spoonlickers digest & not wash my face because I’m too tired. Wild Saturday night over here!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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I see you weekend & I am oh-so-ready for you! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto 🖤

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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