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•”In life we can dread the sacrifice or we can anticipate the reward.”• Ya know when you hear something that seems to bust through your chest and grab ahold of your heart? Those little truths are the stepping stones through seasons of my life. They’re the pefect bite sized but profound truths that shift my perspective just enough to keep me moving forward & my heart in check. That quote from @christybwright got me!! How many times are we so focused on the sacrifices we have to make that the reward is hardly visible? Dang girl, if there’s anything I’ve learned through starting a business it is that the reward MUST stay front and center, when it gets cloudy there’s suddenly all this space for doubt and fear to completely hinder momentum. Of course there are areas where certain sacrifices must be balanced with wisdom – for me, my kids top the charts. Sacrificing the year I have left before West starts school is front and center, I won’t sacrifice that time with him… but I WILL balance it because both he & my growing business hold reward! I can’t get that year with him back but it also doesn’t become my excuse not to DO what is in my heart to do. When I choose to work away from home it doesn’t mean that I’m a bad mom or that I’m sacrificing all my mama responsibilities; it mean that I’m equally valuing myself as a woman and business owner and making money to help support my family is good both for them and for me! And can I just say mamas, I’ve heard the ‘shoulds’ about being a full time stay at home mom… it’s hard to ignore them and stay confident that what you’re doing is right for you & your family. For those of you called to the full time at home role, BLESS YOU! Flourish there, your sacrifice will be honored! And for those of you like me, don’t let anyone squelch your fire for being mama and boss, you are graced to do it! Find your balance, weigh your sacrifices, be mama when your babes need you & boss when there’s peace in your home! I believe in you, sincerely. Keep doing what you are called to do and be fierce at it! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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One more for today because, well… I don’t have to explain. Magic.

Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Stylist: myself, Olivia Fitzpatrick
Dress: @springsweet @truvellebridal
Hair & Makeup: @launchsalon @nicole_flier @marissamiller7 .
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Photo taken at: LAMB BRIDE

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I’m 31!! #happybirthdaytome This shirt was a gift from @thecozinessconsultant (who also happens to be my sister!) & the saying couldn’t be more poetic when talking about the season of life I’m in. It’s been the happiest birthday! .
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Have you guys seen the selection of tees at @anthropologie right now?! Every french saying you can imagine and they’re all as soft as buttuh on the bod! This one is my favorite, it quickly became a staple in my wardrobe! My favorite thing about graphic+saying tees is all the ways to style them! This oldie-but-goodie leather jacket & necktie are an easy option to elevate the tee. (Especially if you’re a sleepy mom like me and have to fool all the people that you’ve got yourself put together!) —
If you love the graphic tee look but you aren’t sure how to style it, I want to help! Styling current wardrobes is my jam, seriously – the challenge of creating refreshed styles in an existing wardrobe is what I live for! Here’s a great client quote for you, “I actually spend less on new clothes since I’ve hired you to style my wardrobe because there are so many styles in my closet I never knew were there!” I’m ready when you are! Let’s get you ready for this cold weather and the dreamy holiday season! —
Email or DM me for available sessions before thanksgiving! Oliviajanae.stylist@gmail.com
Or take a look through my website and send me an email with the contact me link!
Www.livstyled.com 📷 @kelseyhettinga

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You should know that when I’m shooting, I always have music playing (usually in back pocket) and there is always impromptu dancing and singing that happens! It’s the only reason I’m not terribly uncomfortable during these photoshoots. Dancing is like therapy for me, I get crazy ya’ll. Like, I don’t hold back for nobody!! This is just a moment of the passion captured by the lovely @happyphotoco who encouraged me to move to the beat of my own drum during our shoot! 🖤ps. More styling with this fur jacket coming soon beccccaaaaaause look at it! Swoon.

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Because blue fur is magical.
This jacket, as well as a lavender one (yes, you read that right… lavender!) are available at @blcklamb – get your buns moving sister!!
•photo: @kelseyhettinga
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Photo taken at: East Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Happy Monday! •Do you have statement sweaters that you’re drooling over for fall?! This 80 degree weather is welcome to stay as long as it wants to but I won’t be bummed when I finally get to bust out my sweaters! •Let’s get your fall wardrobe ready!! Email me at oliviajanae.stylist@gmail.com to set up a consultation!
Photo: @happyphotoco
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High-waisted Levi’s? Check! Boat neck basic top? Check! Some sassy little heels, a skinny belt & a sparkle choker to add a feminine flair? Cheeecck! Denim + black is always safe and it’s a playground for adding whatever flare you fancy! And trust me, the list of fancy flare accessorizing options is ennnndless with these basics!

I’d love to help you discover styling options in your own wardrobe! Spring is the perfect time to do a Closet Cleanse and let me work my magic in your wardrobe! Email me anytime to get more info! oliviajanae.stylist@gmail.com.
Photo by: @helloimemmaquinn
Styled by: Liv Styled .
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It’s official! It’s spring!! Bring on the brighter hues, lighter denim and softer layers! It’s almost time for spring break trips and if your wardrobe isn’t ready for it, I’ll help! Contact me at Oliviajanae.stylist@gmail.com to get a personal shopping session set up before you’re off to stroll in the sun and sand! Happy spring!!
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Sequins + oversized button up + nude heels make my jeans feel even betttter! It takes work for me to wear anything other than denim, it’s just the best invention of all time. Well, jeans and lipstick. And coffee. And all things pretty and sparkly. And also leather. I’m just so easy to please, wow. .
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