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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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#personalstylist #wardrobestylist #realtalk #cozyup #hearttalk #prioritycheck #checkyourheart #beyou #youreworthit #selfworth #anxiety #sandiego #california #sweaterweather #sd

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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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Photo taken at: San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California

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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’ve had this sweater and pants for weeks and haven’t worn them yet because it’s been too hot in SD but I’m packing for Michigan weather baby!! I’ll be honest I’ve been riding the struggle bus lately, adjusting to a new city is hard. New friends, new job challenges, fretting over kids and how they’re adjusting… but today a friend sent me a little snippet that changed my perspective SO much. It was simple… Jesus wasn’t in a hurry, He didn’t feel rushed to be a success or need to be seen. He simple delighted in a slow, intentional life & waited on His fathers timing. Deeeeeep breath. Gods got it – every detail is thought through down to the minute, I just need to step into His peace & let Him do His job while I work on my heart & be present in my everyday. This season I’m choosing to press into the simpler things that I love, listening to my kids play imaginatively & meeting my husband for lunch. Using my quiet time to post up and work on my business, go for a solo trip to the beach or be there when a friend says she needs me. Being like Jesus doesn’t just mean reaching others, it means emulating His character & allowing God to be enough when things feel still..
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#ootd #mystyle #peace #intentionalliving #womenoffaith #bestill #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #sandiego #sd

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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One of the most important relationships we have is with ourselves. If we don’t strive to become the healthiest version of who we are then we will live this life believing we will never measure up. And there’s so much more for us than that!
Give yourself the permission to believe that what’s in your heart is important despite its relevancy. That you don’t need to ‘look the part’ because that’s what others expect of you. What’s in your heart is valuable & worthy wether it’s about Jesus, anxiety, work, happiness, politics, family, your kids or food, it all matters because every one of those things play a vital role in making up the whole person of YOU.
It’s good to remind yourself that you don’t have to be extraordinary to be loved. You just have to be you & understand that you are enough.
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#loveyourself #youareworthy #youareenough #beyou #womenonthemove #strongertogether #wardrobestylist #leather #sandiego #carlsbad #styleinspo #chasinghappy #jesus #womenoffaith #speaklife

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Photo taken at: Carlsbad, California

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I feel like every post is the first post because I post so infrequently on IG. Are you starting to think the word ‘post’ sounds funny because of overuse? Anyone? Just me? K.
So, let me get down and dirty real quick, there are things you should about me before we take this to second base… I really don’t have a passion for fashion, I love style. I don’t always care about what’s happening on the runways because I care more about what’s happening in your closet and WHY it’s happening. More importantly, how I can help! I love the psychology of style, why we are drawn to certain colors and styles and what triggers our shopping patterns. Enough about that; I love a good belly laugh, the uglier the better! I’ve started probably 4 books over the last year and never, like ever, finish them – is that because I’m not an adult yet? I freaking love to dance, the truth is if you saw how I got down you might feel confusion & ask yourself, is this totally awesome or is she insane? It’s over the top and the best medicine! I’m an enneagram 4 which makes me want to swim upstream while also being your most loyal friend & a little moody mama at times. Family is top of my list, I’d walk away from life’s greatest opportunities to be a better mom & wife. The beauty of that is that I married a man who would encourage just the opposite. I’m a fresh plant lover and have actual anxiety when I see leaves start to brown. I love great skin care but often forget to wash my face before bed, I know, I know. I’m a quality time person and when I’m alone too much I sink into a bit of a self worth funk, it’s one of my daily battles. When I was in 8th grade our childhood home burned down, (it was even more traumatic than it sounds – I’ll share the story soon) the first thing I got out was my friends backpack and the last thing? My bird. I always hated that bird – chill out, it lived! And for way too long after that fire. 😜 Here’s what I’m working on: caring less about what others think & really embracing who I am, all quirks included! Walking outside of my comfort zone to pursue personal grow, finishing those freaking books I’ve started & drinking more water! Your turn!

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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I’ve turned into a crazy plant lady over the last year, on our aimless date a few days ago took us to Bambi plant store in Carlsbad and I got a string of pearls plant that I can’t stop staring at as if it were a new baby all swaddled up & ready to be snuggled! Anyways, these crazy pants are one of my new favs! I am a tee-shirt gal 90% of the time so having a little extra sumthin on bottom is where I try and add in more flava in wardrobe. Let’s be real I could have worn a solid white or black tee and these pants would have made it look dressed up, so easy! If you’re a tee shirt lover like me think of ways to add color, print or added textures on bottom. Examples: leather skirt, flowy pants like mine, paper bag pants, silk pants or skirt.
Don’t be afraid to play in your own wardrobe, mix things together that feel outside of your comfort zone and see what sparks some excitement! .
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#styletips #plants #stringofpearls #tshirt #personalstylist #personalstylistsandiego #sandiego #california #wardrobestylist #grandrapidsmi #personalstyle #polkadots #fall #imageconsultant #womeninbusiness #girlboss #dreamer #plantlady #stylist #fashionstylist

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Photo taken at: Carlsbad, California

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What if you had to get dressed without ever looking in a mirror? What if you had to go solely on how you feel in your clothes?! How you feel in your clothes vs how you look? When you love whats in your closet this wouldn’t be a problem for you at all! Your clothing selection should be as sure as your coffee order – you know what you like & exactly how you like it. Now let’s be real, is this even attainable?! YES! But it takes work and a process just like anything else, you get out what you put in. And let me tell ya, if you build your closet strategically you can absolutely achieve a wardrobe full of pieces that work wonders for you & I’m obsessed with working with women to reach their goals of confidence and certainty in their closets! .
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#sandiego #sd #california #personalstylistcalifornia #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #style #westcoaststyle #grandrapids #michigan #wardrobe #personalshopper #mystyle #clothes

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Photo taken at: Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Settling into a new rhythm is so dang tricky! I’m sorting through boxes & emotions & business ideas & more emotions & wondering at what point things will start to take shape in this new season for our family. It’s hard not to let the difficulties that accompany change cloud the possibilities & dang it’s so necessary to feel all the feels in the moment. I’ve had to ask myself some hard questions about what I want to do with this life, what my hearts desires are & if I’m willing to say yes to them. I’ve been quickly approaching a choice – to accept this new challenge & dive back into the unknown or sit in the discomfort of change and lose hope. I will always choose to dive back in! Ive learned that a challenge faced alone is too much for me but when it’s surrendered to God first, he generously pours out his grace & that challenge becomes an open door. I first have to be willing, even if it’s scary or I feel unqualified because I am called to make a difference in the world around me & I refuse to allow fear to take up residency in my heart. So here’s to the next step, whatever it might be! I’m coming for ya! .
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#sandiego #sandiegostylist #personalstylist #personalshopper #wardrobestylist #iamworthy #dreamer #chasingdreams #entrepreneur #startupstory #doitscared #strongwomen #challengeaccepted #grandrapids #michigan #mystory #writingmyownstory

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Big changes around here! We have officially arrived in San Diego! These plant babies made the road trip with me & I’ll admit I almost lost a few of them to heat in Arizona… I may or may not have made a detour to a spa and left them to fend for themselves in 104 degrees. Plant mom fail. Rest assured, they’ve perked back up and are busy soaking in some organic fertilizer soil oils I paid way too much for. Plant mom win! Also, this dress was a glorious score at Anthro during their tag sale! $25!! Yes of course I did a happy dance when it fit just perfectly! There’s so much updating to do but for now you should know the most important things – we are well, only minimal tears so far & Starbucks is 1.5 blocks from our new home. Jesus has our back. .
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#bigmoves #bigmoments #happylife #sandiego #grandrapids #westcoast #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #personalshopper #dreamer #unafraid #strongwomen #toughmom #wardrobe #plantmom #plants #anthropologie #mompreneur #bigdreams

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