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What makes your heart light on fire? What is it that you start talking about faster and louder with whole hearted excitement!? Girl, chase it down!! Hold on tight, let the fire inside of you ignite it in other women who need it too! You hold something more special, more wild & untamable than you know – your heart! Your ability to be YOU! No one else could ever fill the (sparkly, leather, red, sassy, comfy) shoes that were designed just for you! You’re fierce, don’t cave to comparison! You’re strong, tell self doubt to shut the heck up! You’re full of fire, fuel it with people in your tribe who love & support you! And don’t hold yourself back, you weren’t given a spirit of fear but of love, Power & a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7)! Be fierce, be strong, be full of fire!

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Ya want real life? There she is! A photo of me working the week before Christmas, blurry from tiny greasy hands on my phone. My 4 year old spontaneously took this picture 🙂 So many jobs are over glamorized and feel untouchable or elite. My job can sometimes fall into that category – like it’s not attainable to have a personal stylist. Do you get your nails done so you feel pampered? Because they last a lot longer and look beautiful? Probably! Even though you could buy cheap polish & paint them yourself just to have them chip that night… there are reasons services like mine exists, to offer quality and expertise where you need it. You don’t have to have it but it could change your life – as I hear from 100% of my clients! WHY I do this job is because every woman deals with insecurity & busyness, clothes should not add to the frustration or chaos. They should empower you & give you confidence! Yes I love fashion! I love trends & style! But I love to help lift burdens that get too heavy for women to carry, style is something we can control when other areas of our lives feel disheveled. I do what I do not because it’s glamorous (although I love me some designer shopping & sparkly everything!), I do it because for so many women it’s a problem that I have the solution to & I’m passionate about it. ❤️

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It’s cold & all I want is the warm sun so I can stop taking 2 (yes, literally) hot showers a day to kick the chill that goes to my bones. Plus my skin is not happy with me about it either.
I guess I could stop getting iced coffee & wearing pants that are cropped so my ankles stay warm, that might help…
But somedays ya just gotta go with the crop because it rocks with the top, ya feelin’ me!? Welp, cats out of the bag with how smooth that last sentence was… I’m officially switching careers to becoming the new Cardi, I’ll just have (a lot) less cleavage. Happy freezing Wednesday. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Because fishnets and a little bubble sleeve make the world a better place! Well, my world anyways! Maybe plaid or stilettos make your world a better place! That’s the beauty of this style thing, we all have things that make us feel beautiful and express our individuality! There are ways to incorporate styles/trends outside of your comfort zone into your wardrobe in a really comfortable way. I love helping women discover their style & it’s just so much easier done when you understand your body type, fabrics & colors that works best for you. Those are things that I love to help my clients understand! I not only work one on one, I’ve had the honor to be able to speak to rooms of women that all struggle with the same things… positive body image, frustration over getting dressed or shopping, understanding how to best dress their body type and I would love to do so much more of that! If you have a need/want for a styling workshop or body type workshop please contact me! I would love to help!

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One of the best places in all of GR! But for real. Do yourself (and your bff) a favor and go buy pretty things (for you both) at @rebelreclaimed 🤤 You can both thank me later. Happy Saturday! .
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#gr #grandrapids #michigan #grmichigan #michigrammer #midwest #happy #supportlocal #greenery #sassy #inspiring #easttown #styling #stylist #dreamer #dreamchaser #fashionstylist

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My sister is the #hygge master, I’m not kidding. Her cozy skills are ninja status and she’s doing a killer giveaway over on her @thecozinessconsultant page! Go & enter for the giveaway but then stay and absorb all the writing and cozy vibes she shares with the world – you’ll be so inspired! .
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We had our first Christmas party this week and it was so much fun! (Yes, it was before December 1st & I totally appreciated it!) It launched me into Christmas mode & got me thinking about all of the magical moments that will unfold over the next few weeks – Christmas packages arriving, coffee visits next to a softly lit Christmas tree, baking sugar cookies & balsam scented candles, kids asking (relentlessly) when Santa will make his appearance & hopefully some sparkling snow! Happy December!! 📷 @kelseyhettinga .
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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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When twirling goes skateboarding.
Here’s a rainy day Friday quote for ya that has me feeling challenged and inspired: “True hospitality is when someone leaves your house feeling better about themselves, not better about you.” Shaun Niequist ❤️ @thecozinessconsultant is the BEST at this, I always feel poured into and surrounded by cozy, real love!

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California bound in 2 days!! We are so ready for a taste of our west Coast home. Time is such a crazy thing, of course watching my kids grow with each passing moment is majorly bittersweet but it’s one of those things you really forget to seize until you’re reminded how much value it actually holds. Im pretty sure Weston has grown an inch since last week and it seems the baby in him just keeps fading everyday. (Insert Mom sobs here) I am SO ready to spend time with family & friends in Ca but a week to catch up after a year of time has passed never really fills that space of longing to be a part of their lives. Soaking in each moment of whatever season you’re in is so crucial! Being aware of the time and making strategic decisions means you never have to wish you did it differently, you’ll look back on moments in your life and your heart will feel full. Plus, the more that passes the older I get and… yeah, no thanks. Ps. Fall florals are killin’ me this year! So. Good.






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