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I love mail day!!! Client’s goodies rolling’ in makes my heart skip a beat! 😍
I love working one on one with clients to build a strategic wardrobe, one that accommodates every facet of their lives! Your wardrobe should reflect your values & lifestyle, it should motivate you, offer you confidence and security and most of all it should feel exciting for you to get dressed every single day whether it’s a casual day, a work day, a girls night out, a special event or a trip to the gym!
As a stylist it’s not my goal to fill your closet with designer pieces or to break the bank – not even close! I work with a close budget if that’s what gives you peace through the process! I am a firm believer if something steals your peace, the price is too high – whether that’s financial or circumstantial.

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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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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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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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Dancing into our weekend and feeling so very happy about it!! But seriously, if you’re grumpy go crank the music and dance your buns off – works for me on an almost daily basis! Ya know what else works on an almost daily basis?? Denim jackets! Game changer. They come in every fit, shade & style you can imagine! What’s your jam?? Distressed? Oversized? Clean lines? Light wash? GF I encourage you to find the perfect denim jacket and don’t be afraid to wear holes in the elbows – love it well and wear it often! And don’t forget to dance in it!! Style tip: don’t be afraid of a denim jacket, search for the one that offers you all things you hope for and go for it! Wear it with dresses, T-shirt’s, denim on denim, over a hoodie… I’m convinced there’s no wrong way! Happy Friday! ✨🌵
Amazeballs photo by @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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What if she could be saved BEFORE she enters a life of trafficking?! It is an honor to partner with @lovejusticeintl to bring awareness and opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people around the world! Did you know that 24-40 million people are in slavery around the world? That is absolutely horrific. LoveJusticeInternational steps in during the process of trafficking to rescue women BEFORE they’re tricked into a life of slavery. They have saved over 13,500 lives… YOU GUYS!! We have the chance to be the hands and feet of Jesus, even if that’s simply investing in & equipping people like LoveJustice to be able to continue to do their work! It costs a little over $100/month to save a life, to SAVE A LIFE! I am moved and shaken by this organization and hope you feel a tug in your heart to support them!
Why ‘Project Beautiful’?
“We believe every life is beautiful.
She is a child of God, and He knows her by name.
She is worth everything to Him.
She is not just a victim.
She is human. She is precious.
She deserves to be free.
Because every life is beautiful.”
📷: @kelseyhettinga
#projectbeautiful #projectbeautifulpartner #maydayforjustice
#moderndayslavery #humanrights

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This amaze balls print was just added to our giveaway at Bright + a Becoming event in LESS THAN A WEEK!! **7 pop ups in one location – three 15 min creative talks on the basics of a wardrobe, cozifying our fav spaces & a crash course on calligraphy, entry to a giveaway worth $1000 (yeah you read that right!), sips/sweets/bomb cheese plates & tons of incredible women to mingle with! We have a few tickets left for purchase or feel free to come shop when shopping opens free to the public at 7:30pm on June 21! For more details and tickets go to Bright and Becoming on Facebook!

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GIVEAWAY WINNER!!! @ariannakae I’m so excited we get to meet you at Bright + Becoming on June 21!!! You’re now entered into the $1000 giveaway, you get to enjoy all of the tasty treats and drinks, mingle with some of the most magical women in GR, pre-shop 7 local boutiques, learn about some exciting things with female girl bosses AND you get a 1 hour styling session with me!!! Let’s be friends!! So happy! DM me with your email address and let’s make your spot official!! **Limited spots are still available for purchase to the event so grab one at Bright and Becoming on Facebook and meet us there!!**
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It’s an exciting day when you get to share something you’ve been working on with the world!! Bright and Becoming – a work shop & pop up event located in Grand Rapids, an event dreamed up with my sister @thecozinessconsultant that will feature many local shops & creatives!! Tap the photo to check some of them out! It’s all going down June 21st at @hooplagrandrapids and will offer you a chance to get out of the house, support local, gain some great info from female entrepreneurs, shop, sip & build community!! We are so excited! There are limited spots available for the workshop & early access to the pop-ups so don’t wait to snag a ticket (only $22 I might add!!) & reserve yourself a spot! Tickets go live at noon TODAY! (Link will be in Facebook as well as insta today!) We can’t wait!!
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This little quote just keeps circling around my heart. Isn’t it so (unfortunately) normal for us to consider ourselves a mess instead of a work in progress or a story worth writing? Life can most definitely be messy & for some the messy chapters feel like the end of their story. My story has been full of love, pain & beauty. It has bursted with adventure and challenge & it’s a story of loss, hope and healing! My story is about a girl discovering the depth, width & constant love of Jesus! For the refugees that are rebuilding their life in a foreign place, the mothers who are raising babies on their own, or babies who have grown without a mother, the people who have suffered the loss of a loved one or have dealt with depression and heaviness – YOU ARE A STORY WORTH WRITING! •“If here is hope in the future, there is power in the present!”-Zig Ziglar •“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
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#bettertogether #real #hope #future #story #iamastory #worthy #encouragement #jesus #messy #life #lifeisajourney #zigziglar #fashionstylist #personalstylist #gr #grandrapids #michigan #michigrammer #insta #realtalk #quote #quoteoftheday

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