Blog : womenempowerment

Just some girls in a cozy room @heightsyogaproject , with wine+cheese+treats+cider cocktails (YES CIDER COCKTAILS but also donuts from @frugthavenfarm ) talking about eerrrrryyyything that’s relevant to us all! Life. Relationships. How to overcome. Set boundaries. Grow to build relationship with ourselves. Amber & I are doing SO much good heart work while we prepare for our evening shared with you! Did I mention a LIVE podcast recording with local female powerhouse @andreabecklundskow who we met at the kick off B+B event?! But also 3 local female ran small business with their magical creations to sell?! @knotsoflovestudios @hivetohomecandleco @handwritten_studio 🔥 Ok, Ok enough from me. Go get your ticket and MEET US THERE!!! If there’s one thing we (really freaking) love, it’s standing together as women and doing life heart to heart – that’s what Bright + Becoming is all about. @thecozinessconsultant OH PS! It will be filmed live on IG for those of you who can’t get your buns in a seat in GR!
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#grandrapidsmi #sandiego #womenempowerment #dolifetogether #womensupportingwomen #strongwomen #healthyrelationships #smallbusiness #girlbosses #bright #becoming

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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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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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I’ve been so out of my groove, you guys! I mean in all honesty – I struggle like mad with the whole IG thing. Mostly because it can be such a time suck! I love that it’s such a great tool for building community & supporting people/things I believe in but I hate that it also really messes with people who come searching for validation on a platform that lacks so much real ness. Whatevs though, ya know!? I know… deep. 😂 Shout out to @clothandcabin for this gray shirt I’m totally obsessed with!
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#ootd #whatiwore #outfitideas #feminine #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #bettertogether #dreamer #doer #dreamchaser

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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•Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you• Easier said than done sometimes, huh? We all strive for acceptance & validation – we were created with a need for those things! The problem is when we try and attain them by being someone we think others might love and are too insecure to be who we really are with fear of rejection.
I’m not funny enough. My teeth are too crooked. My house isn’t full of expensive things. I don’t wear designer brands so I’m not legit. Those are all lies I’ve had to overcome in my own life, things that have hindered me in the past from believing in who I am & what I’m capable of. Honestly, things I genuinely don’t care about anymore thanks to the grace of God! I am Olivia Fitzpatrick – first a wife, then a mother & lastly a stylist. I’m just a girl trying to live my best life – a life that leaves a legacy of honesty, kindness & inspiration. I hope to be a truer version of the love of Jesus than the Christians who think they’re worthy of throwing the first stone. I hope to be a relatable friend, mother, wife and business woman – a place others can find belonging & encouragement. My dream isn’t to be a famous stylist; my dream is to let the Lord work through me, my business & through my experience as a mom and simply hold on through the adventure! He is capable of doing more with my life than I could ever hope, dream or imagine! My only concern these days is if I’m positioned and ready for Him to use at any moment, whether it’s in my kids lives, a strangers or in my work. I might not always love certain things about myself but I will give Him the room to help me see myself & others through His eyes to the best of my ability.
Photog: @kelseyhettinga ❤️

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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She is a fiery and feisty little thing who chose to press into her passion without fear or doubt of the outcome. She reaches for the stars and shares their sparkle with the world. She allows the pain from her past to help her grow instead of letting it define her. She twirls with her arms in surrender when her tears tell her to hide. She is smart, brave and accepting of all people. Shes surrounded by people who inspire her & huddles around them when they need her. She’s a free spirit, an adventurer. She’s a visionary, a creator, a beautiful mind. She isn’t one person – she’s a collection of women who, when knit together, can change the world radiantly!
Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Hair & makeup: @launchsalon @nicole_flier
Stylist: Myself
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#womensfashion #womenempowerment #grandrapidsmi #grandrapids #gr #michigan #darlingmovement #fashionstylist #letsdothis #entrpreneur #mompreneur #collaboration

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I spent the morning with some legit ladies around Grand Rapids discovering each others businesses, talents and passions. There’s something completely magical about women sharing their raw visions and ambitions and knowing they’re surrounded by women who are cheering for their success!
I met some incredible women today guys! Like for real BOSSbabes – fierce, passionate, brilliant and creative women. Let me just go ahead and make your day by sharing some of them with you!
@grhealthyliving @seconddancegr @igotface @aboutfacegrandrapids @seconddancegr @joonandco @shopmakeupblvd @squibb_gr @lionsandrabbits
They’re too legit to quit and I mean it – they’re dreamers and they’re making it happen! So proud to have met them, so proud to share this city with them.
Thanks @sheventsgr 🖤
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#gr #galentines #grandrapids #grmichigan #michigan #creatives #create #visionary #bossbabe #womenempowerment #womeninbusiness #fashionstylist #entrepreneur #momtrepreneur #style #fashion #dreamer #dreamchaser #doingmything #iamlovingme #michigrammer #darling #darlingmovement #thatsdarling #embroidery #fashionstyling #dream #women #community #communityovercompetition

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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So, I’m doing a little series with this baaaassssic white t-shirt. They’re like gold in a wardrobe, after all! A clean, blank canvas to build on. My next handful of posts will include this tshirt & a few different ways you can style it with accessories! .
Let me reiterate for just a moment how much I LOVE to style & inspire people! I love to work with petite women, plus size women, tall women, average women, (all the women!!! And all the men!!) & I’ve had the honor of supporting all of those body types to help them embrace and feel confident with their personal style. That’s what this whole shindig is about, it’s not to build a brand around my face, even though I have no shame putting myself out there. It’s not to show myself off, (which may be hard to believe considering I’m the one in all these pictures, but not for long!) it’s about inspiring you! I hope to show you styles that you can tweak and twist to fit your body type and wardrobe. (And if you can’t do it alone, that’s what I’m here for!) I realize there are endless body types and what I show in my feed doesn’t work for everyone, it isn’t meant to. It IS however, meant to inspire everyone; women of all shapes & sizes and I dream of the day I’m able to feature every body type on my feed! I understand that I’ll be critiqued and my content will be judged, this is social media and that’s the name of the game. But that doesn’t change the heart behind why I do what I do. Right now my business is me and the few people behind the camera working really hard to connect with you and inspire you. From the deepest place in my heart guys, THANK YOU for supporting me! I have been so encouraged and empowered by the community I’ve built here and I am so grateful for every single one of you! SO many great things are ahead! .
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#womenempowerment #livstyled #grandrapids #momtrepreneur #entrepreneur #michigan #michigrammers #fashion #fashionpost #fashionstylist #fashionblogger #accessories #layers #whiteshirt #inspiration #darling #dreamchaser #girlboss #community #personalstylist #personalshopper

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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