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Black & white & pleating & studs & metallic & leather & animal print oh MY!! Always drooling over @aninebing ✨

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Don’t be predictable with your style, add splashes of unexpected color and print, a hair scarf or pair of earrings a little outside of your comfort zone. Even if no one else notices, do it for you! (Chances are they will notice and they’ll feel inspired by your guts to give it a go!) Add something that you love but have been too nervous to try – most of the time you’ll feel more excited and confident the longer you wear it. Style isn’t about a certain shirt or accessory, it’s a representation of who you are! What words would you choose to describe your style? How about the words you would use to describe your personality? There is rarely just one word for either because we aren’t defined by one element, we are intricate and wonderfully complex! Just as our wardrobes should be! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Sweat pants, check. Ankle boots, always. (Pretend you see fishnets on those bare ankles, I couldn’t find mine. 🙄) Laying on the cold ground to get a picture of my legs all twisty and perched for a photo… well, sure! What the heck!
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I love yellow shoes, like all of a sudden they’re on the top of my list! Practical? Nope. But you better believe I would wear them with errrrrythang! This is fun little combo for a babe client of mine, maybe it’s a little outside of her comfort zone… but was she ready & excited to give it a go?! YEA buddy! I never push my clients too far outside of their comfort zone but I most definitely give some nudging. Usually they don’t see what I do, the hues of color that compliment each other or the patterns that actually work and why. And sometimes my clients don’t realize a that life long frustration is a matter of simply buying the wrong size or not understand the shape of their body and how to dress it. I feel really stinking grateful to get to do what I love!

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Photo taken at: East Grand Rapids, Michigan

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We just spent the week with some of our closets, most dear friends from our previous home city, San Diego. I am so filled up and grateful! Our week was spent making new memories, vulnerably sharing challenges and reminding each other that being together and living in each moment with people you love is like splashing cool water on a rosy-cheeked face. It was so nice to slow down and be aware of the places, spaces & people who enrich our lives so much; especially to share it with someone who I adore so greatly!
I’m feel replenished. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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It’s Friyay up in my house today so I figured why the heck not do an introduction?! A lot can happen in a year which is probably when I did my last one. oops. Sometimes I suffer from the lack of interest in posting on Instagram! There’s your first fun fact about me & dang it was an exciting one! Good bye to those of you who have stopped reading by now and hello to the ones who have a heart! 😜
I’m Olivia! My name came from the original Juliet in Romeo & Juliet. Her last name was Hussy, thankfully I don’t carry any association to that part.
I’m 31. An entrepreneur. A wife of 10 years & mama bear (the scary kind) to 3 cubs.
I make the best ugly faces on earth and I’m dang proud of it! My daughter has been blessed with the same gift – God bless her! I’m on a health kick which so far today has included a donut, a cookie & gummy bears. Ugh. Friday (Thursday) fail.
I suffered the loss of my childhood home to a fire we fought with mixing bowls full of sink water. We weren’t prepared & although it may be one of the most traumatic things ever, it was the first time I ran to Jesus seeking a deeper peace than I could understand & He gave me restoration – I was in 8th grade.
I’m a child of divorce and a mother who’s lost 3 children to miscarriage. I am also a child of God and someone who can tell you the horrors of life will never stop me from chasing after Jesus or my dreams & that they don’t define who we are!
I’ve always, always had a heart to support, uplift & invest in women from both a spiritual and practical standpoint. Jesus & fashion mingle in my world & shoot girl, it’s the best ever.
I’m not a picky eater unless it comes to mushrooms & olives – gag! I created my own French macaroon recipe and blow my own mind every time I make them.
Gourmet cheeses makes me weak in the kneeses & if it comes with a glass of red I’ll love you for life!
Lastly… I accept you! In all of your forms, colors, shapes & whims – I am really glad you’re here and I wish I could learn all of the things that make you uniquely & beautifully you! Going through life is messy, mysterious & full of heart pumping excitement and it should be spent with a tribe surrounding you! 🖤

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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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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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Fresh hair feels runnin’ deep over here! I’m loving my new hair and I had no idea how desperately I needed a change! @rachel_anythinghair at Launch salon is what’s up, we talked about everything humanly possible in the 2 hours we were together, I love those kinds of people – straight to the heart & fast friends! But also you should know that Delaney took this photo because she wanted to, she thought I looked pretty! {She has an actual gift for making people feel seen & valued!} You have to see a few other poses she caught because they’re hilarious & dang, she knows how to capture real life! Check my story to take a peek! And now I’m off to let my Spoonlickers digest & not wash my face because I’m too tired. Wild Saturday night over here!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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I see you weekend & I am oh-so-ready for you! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto 🖤

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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My people. Ugh!! They’re the coolest!! Our oldest will be double digits in 1 month and the following month my littlest will be 4 – the baby in him is dwindling & with that comes my ugly cry & an hour of watching baby videos every night. Time is the weirdest thing! Only 3 years ago we were living in California & taking care of a newborn, I had no idea I’d start my own business or be a homeowner! I remember throwing my hands up & telling Jesus if He had plans to change things up that I was up for whatever – the very next day (literally) the ball started rolling & a plan was being made for our move to Michigan! Sometimes He’s just waiting for us to realize we don’t run the show, if we’ll let Him open our eyes and hearts then He can show us the surprising and awesome things He has planned for us! 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto ✨

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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