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I’ve turned into a crazy plant lady over the last year, on our aimless date a few days ago took us to Bambi plant store in Carlsbad and I got a string of pearls plant that I can’t stop staring at as if it were a new baby all swaddled up & ready to be snuggled! Anyways, these crazy pants are one of my new favs! I am a tee-shirt gal 90% of the time so having a little extra sumthin on bottom is where I try and add in more flava in wardrobe. Let’s be real I could have worn a solid white or black tee and these pants would have made it look dressed up, so easy! If you’re a tee shirt lover like me think of ways to add color, print or added textures on bottom. Examples: leather skirt, flowy pants like mine, paper bag pants, silk pants or skirt.
Don’t be afraid to play in your own wardrobe, mix things together that feel outside of your comfort zone and see what sparks some excitement! .
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Photo taken at: Carlsbad, California

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Date night starting at 4:00?! Yassss we are! The only problem is that we left without any sort of idea where to go… I mean when you get the chance to get the eff out, you take it bro. But it doesn’t even matter because the car is quiet & we get to be wanderers for a few hours! Exploring aimlessly is always when you come across little treasure spots! I’ll be the first to say that parenting is for real our favorite thing (literally ever) BUT it’s so real to need a break. Prioritizing yourself, your marriage, dates & adventuring is necessary when it comes to being a balanced parent. It’s way too easy to get swallowed up in the routine of putting the babes first. #prioritizeyourself Also, we’ve been building this exciting little friendship with a phenomenal couple and after out aimlessness together we are heading to their place for wine & cheese & dinner & endless, easy conversation… dang that sounds fun. Cheers to getting out of the house, knowing your kids are being loved & cared for. Also cheers to #browflick from @glossier for being errrrything I hoped it would be! Happy freaking Saturday, friends! @rodriguez.han & Dre we are coming for you!! 🥂
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#personalstylist #personalshopper #dateyourapouse #datenight #wander #youngandmarried #carlsbad

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Photo taken at: Carlsbad, California

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Mix your colors. Just do it! Mix em up, throw them on & be on your merry little colorful way! SO many colors work awesome together, not just for the eyes but for your energy! I know, I know, Black is the shiz that steals the show for a LOT of you and that’s a-ok! Black is classy & timeless, you can’t go wrong with it. Color isn’t for everyone but I WILL challenge you, add a color or a few (its ok, breeeathe!) colors & see how it makes you feel! Simple suggestions for those of you that often reach for black: -colored shoes -statement, colored earring -headband/barrette with color
-color nail polish
-colored fanny or bag
Aren’t sure if your colors work we together? Send me a pic f your outfit!! I’ll let ya know!

Adding color is like salt on the rim of your marg, it’s delish without but the salt is what makes a marg so dang extra.
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#color #colorwear #stylegram #mixcolors #wardrobe #wardarobestylist #personalstylist #sandiego #sandiegostylist #personalshopper #personalstyle #style #styletips #grandrapids #michigan #grmi #dreamer #doer #

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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What if you had to get dressed without ever looking in a mirror? What if you had to go solely on how you feel in your clothes?! How you feel in your clothes vs how you look? When you love whats in your closet this wouldn’t be a problem for you at all! Your clothing selection should be as sure as your coffee order – you know what you like & exactly how you like it. Now let’s be real, is this even attainable?! YES! But it takes work and a process just like anything else, you get out what you put in. And let me tell ya, if you build your closet strategically you can absolutely achieve a wardrobe full of pieces that work wonders for you & I’m obsessed with working with women to reach their goals of confidence and certainty in their closets! .
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#sandiego #sd #california #personalstylistcalifornia #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #style #westcoaststyle #grandrapids #michigan #wardrobe #personalshopper #mystyle #clothes

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Photo taken at: Rancho Santa Fe, California

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I mean, if your pants are on backwards you know you’re living that carefree kiddo life the way you should be! The one where you give two craps about what anyone else thinks, you do what you want in the moment whether it’s dance, run or scream. You love with more acceptance of any person you meet & no judgement.
Little bruh loves this life. He inspire me to live my love with freedom & less stress about things that aren’t worth my energy. You can learn a lot about life observing kids, they’re magical little people. .
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#calikids #sandiego #lajolla #kidsofinstagram #boymom #raisethemwild #happykids #familylife #hyperpigmentation #curlyhair #littledude #personalstylist

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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I think you’re more than your appearance. Actually I know, I know that you’re worth more than the clothes you wear. There’s so much more to you. Our stories, our battles & victories all play a part in how we represent and perceive ourselves. They’re often what determines what we believe about what we are capable of, our measure of worth & belonging. If we chose to find our identity in the victories of our story & less in the struggle then I believe we would be completely different people! The tough grade school year’s leave their mark of insecurity, the messy family memories leave roots of inadequacy, the painful relationships dig into our worth and cause us to carry yet another weight. Financial instability says we will never be able to attain our goals let alone dress like we wish we really could. But what about the times you faced your fear, you believed you could & you did, when you found freedom from your struggle & fought for it! THIS is why I do what I do, because the painful parts of your story don’t have to determine the way you dress or carry yourself. Clothing is a trigger! If we wear clothes that we don’t love it make us feel insecure & uncomfortable, it’s a constant reminder of all the emotional weight we carry. There is a way to dress to unlock confidence & give the world a taste of your personality, what makes you SO wonderfully you! I believe whole hearted that how we dress is one element of discovering who we are & walking it out! .
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#ibelieve #ibeliveinyou #personalstyle #mystyle #personalstylist #sandiego #westcoast #wear #grandrapids #beyou #youreworthy #wardrobe #wardrobestylists #writeyourownstory #brave #dreamchaser #southerncalifornia

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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Settling into a new rhythm is so dang tricky! I’m sorting through boxes & emotions & business ideas & more emotions & wondering at what point things will start to take shape in this new season for our family. It’s hard not to let the difficulties that accompany change cloud the possibilities & dang it’s so necessary to feel all the feels in the moment. I’ve had to ask myself some hard questions about what I want to do with this life, what my hearts desires are & if I’m willing to say yes to them. I’ve been quickly approaching a choice – to accept this new challenge & dive back into the unknown or sit in the discomfort of change and lose hope. I will always choose to dive back in! Ive learned that a challenge faced alone is too much for me but when it’s surrendered to God first, he generously pours out his grace & that challenge becomes an open door. I first have to be willing, even if it’s scary or I feel unqualified because I am called to make a difference in the world around me & I refuse to allow fear to take up residency in my heart. So here’s to the next step, whatever it might be! I’m coming for ya! .
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#sandiego #sandiegostylist #personalstylist #personalshopper #wardrobestylist #iamworthy #dreamer #chasingdreams #entrepreneur #startupstory #doitscared #strongwomen #challengeaccepted #grandrapids #michigan #mystory #writingmyownstory

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Photo taken at: Encinitas, California

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Big changes around here! We have officially arrived in San Diego! These plant babies made the road trip with me & I’ll admit I almost lost a few of them to heat in Arizona… I may or may not have made a detour to a spa and left them to fend for themselves in 104 degrees. Plant mom fail. Rest assured, they’ve perked back up and are busy soaking in some organic fertilizer soil oils I paid way too much for. Plant mom win! Also, this dress was a glorious score at Anthro during their tag sale! $25!! Yes of course I did a happy dance when it fit just perfectly! There’s so much updating to do but for now you should know the most important things – we are well, only minimal tears so far & Starbucks is 1.5 blocks from our new home. Jesus has our back. .
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#bigmoves #bigmoments #happylife #sandiego #grandrapids #westcoast #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #personalshopper #dreamer #unafraid #strongwomen #toughmom #wardrobe #plantmom #plants #anthropologie #mompreneur #bigdreams

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What in the?! It seems SO surreal that in just over 3 weeks we will be living on the west coast again. I haven’t had the time to dream about what it might look like for us living in Ca this time around. I don’t just feel like a totally different person since our move to the Midwest, I AM a different person. I’ve had such awe-inducing opportunities here that have left me reeling in gratitude & personal growth. Now more than ever I’ve come to really grasp that time is fleeting and that what I do with my time, my life, is entirely up to me. Every interaction, every step, every opportunity is a choice I have the privilege to explore and grow through! I used to be afraid of the big dreams. The ones that made me ask myself, “who the eff do you think you are Liv!? Why do you think you have what it takes? There’s nothing extraordinary about you.” I know I’m not alone here, guys – what debilitating things have you believed about yourself? Cuz dang, they’re such lies. What once made me feel inferior now lights a fire in my soul, not because I’ve mastered self confidence or I’ve achieved something extraordinary and I have the world at my fingertips… because I understand my design. That I was wired with compassion & tenderness, with gifts not for my own gain but to impact those around me. I was created with a purpose to change the world around me simply by being me! By offering my abilities to help people who need them, fear wouldn’t only hold me but it would steal from those I was created to impact for good. I am very excited about what’s next for this Midwest girl & curious how the Lord will use me. .
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I am a personal stylist, a strategic shopper, a wardrobe visionary. I am a mama, a wife, a homemaker & a believer in women – whatever their dreams may be! I believe in prioritizing myself as an entrepreneur & dreamer equal to my other titles because I choose to value & love myself as much as I love my family. It blows my mind that there’s a common thought that women’s dreams expire when they become a mother (while also fulfilling one by becoming a mama!) & I for one, am all for the women empowering women shift happening in our culture! For a woman to be believed in & reminded by other successful women that she CAN prioritize herself is a solid game changer. Even if prioritizing herself looks like a warm bath and a glass of wine without being interrupted! (For me it’s more like a weekend trip to Chicago for shopping and eating…🤷🏽‍♀️) Our babies should never fall down the priority list & the truth is that neither should mama! When kids know they’re loved, seen & valued they don’t feel betrayed when mama has to go to work. They feel proud! I mean for real,
my kids share about my business during ‘good news time’ at school because they know they’re a part of its success! They don’t get cut from the dreaming or successes even if it’s not their own, they join in the celebration & suddenly they feel like they have ownership – it’s freaking beautiful (Insert ugly cry). I’ve made a lot of sacrifices as a mama, like the rest of you, juggling all of my hats & wearing certain ones longer than others. My dreams were sacrificed for a season so I could stay home with my babes as I had always dreamed I would, but those ambitions didn’t become less important through the process. I found people (shout out to you hubby, top of my biggest cheerleader list!) who saw my heart to become the best possible mother I could be but also chase my dream of becoming a stylist & gave me space to keep dreaming even if it’s reality was years away. Thats what we all need, people who remind us it’s ok to dust off the dreams & go after what we want, to remind us how important they really are when we are in a season of sacrifice. So,in case no one’s reminded you lately, your dreams are worth it!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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