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I don’t love pink. But I sure am wearing a lot of it in this picture! (Happy Vday!!) This obnoxious jacket gave me so much life last winter! It was bright & warm & sassy and all of the things I needed it to be to make me feel happy! Guys, that’s what it’s all about – this life. It’s about living happy and letting it ooze (even though that’s the worst word in the English language) from every facet of our being so we can spread it around and mix it in and let it overpower all the confusion and discord in the world around us. Every day we have a choice to make – to contribute to our grumpy, judgmental world or to stand up for something that creates life & leaves an impact, a legacy of delight & fulfillment. I choose happy! I choose to silence judgements, to embrace differences in people, to wear a baby pink jacket when I feel like it, dang it & to not leave room for comparison or self doubt. I’m worth it and so are you. .
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Photo taken at: San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California

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When you think of your happiest, most confident clothes – what triggers that inward exhilaration for you? Color? Texture? Bold print? Clean lines? Simplicity? There are so many, many things that contribute to our personal style but the most important of them all is how you feel in what you’re wearing! If you only wore what made you FEEL AMAZING then your style would take shape all on its own because confidence would emerge! When we feel frustrated and insecure in our clothes the total opposite happens, we feel unsure & insecure which translates too easily to awkwardness and constant self doubt. We carry ourselves differently and the cycle of self doubt gets fed. If you could wear one thing for the rest of your life (that’s not strictly lounge wear, that’s an obvi one!) what would it be? Does a color come to mind? Fabric? Print? Certain silhouette? Dive further into what it is about that thing that makes you FEEL secure & don’t let people or social pressures make you change your mind. Lean into that thing and start exploring it more! For me, I’d choose tshirts – I stopped telling myself they’re too boring and I started challenging myself to wear them more and style them differently simply because I felt good in them, now it’s a uniform! I feel confident, sexy, secure & totally myself when I wear one that I love! Take off your insecurity outfit and put on your confidence uniform! .
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On the days (like today, for me) that you just don’t have what it takes to put extra effort into your outfit (thank you monthly cycle for always showing up on time… no really, thanks! But ow!) always have a great black top to throw on with your fav pair of jeans. Black is lovely! It’s timeless, classy, the easiest to dress up or down and always looks great with your fav pop of lipstick! I wear my black tops pretty often and although I’m a total t-shirt kind of gal, I love a solid black top with some added fun details! The one pictured was less than $25 at Zara, it’s a ribbed fabric with a slight sheen that dresses up the denim instantly and the leather arm detail kicks it up one notch further! You can fool anyone into thinking you’re put together with a great pair of jeans and a solid black top with a little something extra! .
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NEW story!! I’m a basics kind of gal 90% of the time. Not boring, basic – there’s a difference! Today I wore a basic outfit with a splash of print on my shoe then made a few simple changes to get ready for date night with my hubs! I also shared part of what goes into discovering your personal style! Personal style should be a combination of things that you’re interested in which could include lifestyle, music, color, minimalism, culture, family or values. Your style should also make you feel excited and interested in your own wardrobe! I love helping my clients discover and start to build their unique look! My story today is a little bit about my own style! .
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THIS, you guys! Truth! Only a liar can make you feel isolated in a world full of people fighting the same battles as you. Depression, anxiety, divorce, miscarriage, grief, insecurity, self doubt, fear… we’ve ALL experienced something that’s left us broken. Every. Single. One of us. (Yeah, it’s gettin’ real up in here.) The catch is that most of the time we to choose shame and isolation from our brokenness over believing that it doesn’t define us or determine our future. A perfect Insta photo is lovely but it’s too easy to hide behind & we can’t maintain a life that appears beautiful when everything behind the scene is falling apart. It took me a long time to stop feeling shame for miscarrying 3 of my 6 babies. Who told me that was MY fault?! Who says you deserved to be abused? Who said you aren’t good enough to chase after that dream? Those are lies that too commonly take the place of our truths – that we are beautiful, we are desirable, we are strong, we’re fighters, we’re creative & fierce and capable! These truths & lies bleed into every area of our lives including how we dress & carry ourselves. Welcome to my WHY! I don’t believe that any woman should wear clothes that lie to her every single day & tell her she’s not worth looking good and feeling good. Clothes that make her feel unattractive & uninspired. Not when it’s something we can work on gaining control of. Clothes trigger our insecurities or they make us feel confident! Go through your clothes, don’t hold onto the things that keep you feeling uninspired. Save a little money & replace that item with something that makes you feel killer incredible! Even if it’s just one piece at a time, eventually your wardrobe can be a safer place for you. I want that for you with all of my heart! .
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I’m gunna just say it, yeah, I am – just going to lay it out… I am not a very good Instagrammer, in fact I’ve really despised this platform off and on…
I’m a business owner, a great mom, a new (and addicted) reader of novels (please tell me you’ve read The Woman in The Window!), professional iced coffee drinker, newbie to hiking and willing to give those things my all – but Instagram… Wow, I have given it the bare min of my energy. But that’s going to change, not just for my own sake! Because I have things in my heart and in my profession that I want to share with you and I’m done letting uncertainty of this platform hinder me. I’m excited about sharing styling stuff with you! Excited to help you learn what creates someone’s personal style and the work that goes into it! I’m also really excited to put my heart into it, because for me those two things go hand in hand… my work and my heart. Cheers to my first work meeting today since our move to SD! Cheers to fresh starts and personal growth, cheers to showing up for other people and offering what we have to the world to make a healthy difference! And CHEERS to chasing after dreams and kicking fear in the buttcheek.
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Photo taken at: Carlsbad, California

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Cozy up, I have a story. I had a moment recently where I was riddled with thoughts & shoulds about my life. I realized I was feeling this deep sense of disconnect between my heart and my head. The shoulds in my mind were aggressive while my heart was longing for something entirely different that I just couldn’t put my finger on. Until one evening, while trying to quiet my mind I felt a stirring in my spirit that said, “Olivia, you don’t have to be extraordinary to be loved.” And it was in that moment that I realized I was allowing the perception of my success to outmeasure my worth. This is where I chose to press pause. When our priorities are out of balance and we aren’t pressing into what it’s in our hearts, every fascist of our lives will feel out of balance. It will never be worth sacrificing your peace to try and be accepted because of your status or accomplishments. It’s who we are, how we love & how we live that leaves a splash in the world. @mejuri #mejuri #mejuripartner .
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Photo taken at: Encinitas, California

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An oldie. I mean me, not the photo. Kidding, but only a little. I’m ready for some Ca sunshine after all of this rain!! But I’ll be the first to admit that rain on thanksgiving and while Christmas tree shopping was both magic & misery. Moody and cozy for the holiday but a wet tree, 3 kids & no umbrella sounds like the beginning of a bad joke! But bless these babes there were smiles all around and now warm baths while we wait for the tree to try a bit. I’m thankful it’s the weekend and for a warm home filled with the people I love so deeply! And a Christmas tree!!! .
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#christmastree #sandiego #rainyday #personalstylist #sd #cozy #thankful #grateful #happy #iloverain #wardrobestylist

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Getting older is the trippiest thing, I’m layering on thicker night creams and spf these days but I’m also becoming someone I’m more and more proud of. I care less about what other people think of me and more about what I think of myself. My sister @thecozinessconsultant and I often talk about ‘doing the work’ in this life which essentially means choosing to approach the hard things from childhood to adult by identifying behaviors, themes, dissecting relationships, walking through forgiveness, understanding your values, setting boundaries & always ALWAYS choosing to see when you’re wrong and how you can grow from each interaction in your life. It’s pretty wild how many heart things get exposed and how your perception changes about so many, many things when you’re willing to do the work! There’s a part of you that dreads getting older and then there’s this other part that feels more sure of who you are and more aware of the ripple you want to leave behind each season you walk through. Cheers to #33 and all of the things ahead of me! Ps. Since I’m new on LikeToKnow.it…
These tees are so worth the investment, they’re soft & timeless. There are so many great ways to style them! Im wearing a medium for a little extra room, they’re supposed to be a little baggy – just the way I love em! True to size. http://liketk.it/2GLet #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKstyletip #LTKfit #losangeles #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #tee #tshirt #beyou #gettingold #wardrobe #sandiego #dothework

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Photo taken at: Los Angeles, California

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I did it!! You can now shop from my try on sessions and photos through LikeToKnow.it screen shots! Follow me on the LikeToKnow.it app for easy access to all of the gems and styles I put together to inspire you! Yay!! Check my linktree for quick links! Happy dance!!!
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Photo taken at: San Diego C.A. La Jolla.

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