Blog : Stylist

Custom suiting meeting today! So. Much. Fun! I loved learning more about this avenue of fashion & how I can partner with other local small businesses to offer my clients a wider range of services & insight! That’s the thing about this whole gig – the rules are made to be broken, style isn’t just about wearing what’s cool at the moment! It’s about expressing your individuality & wearing clothes that make you FEEL. Also, getting out of my freezing house and catching a little break from my (love em but they makin’ me crazy) kids was so deeply needed today after no power & horrible weather. Still waiting on that power to kick back in, however… until then we crash & get cozy wherever we can!

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You are enough. You are worth investing in. Your dreams are worth taking the risk for. The things that bring you life are important! As a mom I’ve carried this thought that I’ll be frowned upon for wearing too many hats… that raising my kids and building a career shouldn’t go hand in hand. For so long I fought fear that my kids would feel put on the shelf if I sacrificed even a moment of my time with them to invest in a career. Or that they would turn out to be wretched little humans if I didn’t give up everything and give them ALL of me.
I was wrong. The people who made me feel shame for wanting more than being a stay-at-Home-mom were wrong. I’ve learned that a child who knows they’re loved & feels secure, is there cheering mama on to become a success in her endeavors! Mamas success is theirs to celebrate too!
When Delaney says I’m a great stylist, I feel humbled. When I get to buy the kids something fun with my earned money, I feel proud. When I take a step back and I realize that the dreams in my heart were put there by a God who calls me worthy, deserving & capable, I understand that He also equipped me to walk through motherhood & my career with grace and balance. Moms are bosses.
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January. The month of fresh starts, refreshed vision & renewed motivation! This month I officially started training my first ever assistant stylist! That felt like a big step in the right direction, a big step also into unknown territory that totally freaks me out. But hey, if you don’t take the scary steps forward then the growth seizes to exist and that’s something I refuse to let happen. I had this realization recently, if my mentality moving forward is full of ‘somedays’ then I’m not really running after my dreams, I’m crawling toward them. That’s when I decided that now is the time to start training my first ever newbie because the day WILL come (and it’s quickly approaching!) that I need her. Expecting that growth, investing in it now and keeping vision for what’s beyond it means that I’m running full speed ahead! My heart and hands are open to the Lord to do His thing through my business and He will continue to open the doors if I continue to put my expectation in Him. I am a grateful and busy mom boss and it’s the greatest feeling in the world!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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The beauty of a new year isn’t that it means I’ll be a new me, it’s the fact that I have a fresh start to becoming a healthier, more intentional me! Goals for the new year shouldn’t simply be ways to fix our current problems, they should be decisions we make intentionally to pursue health where we need it. Because a healthier you means growth, it means an increased capacity & greater sense of self worth, it means motivation and commitment that can’t stop, won’t stop. Imagine what you could accomplish if you were the healthiest version of yourself! You would be a fire so bright that no insecurity, no self doubt, no comparison could squelch it! My dreams are huge, massive, scary big… my goals are small, attainable steps toward achieving them! My goals for 2019 are to grow in self love, to become healthier spiritually so I can’t be shaken & so I can pour out into my business & my family. Healthier mentally so I’m aware & calculated, healthier physically so I’m peaceful & full of energy to chase after those big dreams. Cheers to 2019, I’m so ready for this!
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Photo taken at: Ada, Michigan

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Purging & rebuilding feels so dang gooooooooood!!! Get rid of the stuff that you constantly second guess or better yet, get a second set of eyes to help you see things differently! Maybe items will go but just maybe you’re sitting on treasures just waiting to be styled and worn!
Is it faded? Misshapen after the laundry? Worn? Pitted out? Does it fit a little weird? Does it wash you out? Does it make you feel boring or insecure?? Get rid of it!! There is nothing that can’t be replaced for something you’ll love & feel confident in!

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

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My little gal + me. 🖤 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Today has been one of those days, ya know the kind where you’re left asking, “what the eff is happening?” Yeah, they blow big time! It’s so like us humans to sit and wallow or invest all of our worries into rough situations; but let me just say that is not how I’m going to live my life! If we spent as much time believing we CAN, we ARE good enough, we DO have what it takes and actually DOING something to change our circumstances and a whole lot less time being crippled by fear of what might never even happen, then my God we would be much healthier people. So, here’s to staring a tricky situation in the face and throwing a solid knee jab straight to its undercarriage! You are worth the fight to make your life what you’ve always wanted! Go get em girl!

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I was swooning over this sweet little corner at last nights dinner party! @cvbecker hosted & spoiled us with some of the tastiest fall foods & sincere conversation. I was reminded how necessary it is to be present & aware, to slow down & invest in the special moments but also the mundane. The warm & delicious food, the soft lighting, the laughing between two friends in a separate conversation, the earthy smell of the hand soap, the sacred & vulnerable emotions – there was so much to embrace. My family recently endured the tragic loss of my spirited aunt & one of the girls at last nights dinner is coming up on 6 months since losing her twin brother. It was a whirlwind of things appreciated & treasured; each one of us contributing significance & offering a safe place to let our hair down. Find rest in the place you’re in, wander through your wilderness of uncertainty with grace & hope, treasure the people close to you & remind yourself that the very breath you breath is a gift.

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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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