Happy Monday, friends! Phewwww WHAT a week last week was, ha! Let’s just say I probably napped for like 30 hours straight this weekend. Needless to say, I had a total blast at the festival moseying from event to event with my bestie, Elissa (my extremely hilarious, adorable blondie babe in all my Insta Stories last week – we’ve been bff’s since high school!), and it all started with the CLIF Bar Bash hosted at Blackheart on Rainey Street…and it couldn’t have been a better start to the week!
Before I share more about this look/the shindig, I must give a shoutout to my photographer Brandon Hill for being a TOTAL rockstar and braving the festival madness to come shoot this look…you are AWESOME & very much appreciated!!
Happy almost-Friday, gals! Hope your week is going great and you’ve got something fun (…or relaxing) lined up for the weekend. I’m still in full blown SXSW mode over here, so come Sunday, it’s all over and I can assure you that I will not get out of my pajamas for at least one full day, ha! Until then, time to order another drink and rally…y’all…I am going on day 6 of this festival and somehow have had the energy to get out into the madness everyday. One of my best friends is my plus one to all the events this week (Elissa, you’ve seen her act hilarious on my Insta story, I’m sure!), so she definitely encourages the little party person in me to come out…and it has been SO fun! Feeling kind of proud that I have kept up this momentum, I am normally SUCH a granny!
In other news, can we talk about these adorable sneakers?! I am seriously OBSESSED. read more
Hey gals! How’s your week going? Mine has been non-stop but so good! Feeling thankful that SXSW is in my hometown, which has allowed me to drive right on downtown each day to soak in all the festival goodness, meet for coffee dates and the best part – get to know some wonderful LL readers!! I have so much to share about the Create & Cultivate panel (…more on that for this weeks Weekly Chat post), but in a nutshell, it went great and I have been on Cloud 9 ever since – such a rush of energy and adrenaline to be surrounded by strong, empowering women! Still pinching myself that I got to be a part of it all. Special thank you to everyone who came out, said hello and braved the cold to hang out for a day of panels/sessions!
That moment when you step outside of your “shoe comfort zone” and go for the leopard print over cognac…(omg, this is a big moment for me, ha!). Not going to lie, I even texted a few of my friends juuust to make sure leopard wasn’t “too crazy” for my wardrobe. Call me ridiculous (yes, I’m aware), but hey, the consensus was 100% “Olivia, you NEED these leopard shoes!” read more
A couple of things: 1. SXSW shindigs start tomorrow (omg I am so excited, it’s basically like this city shuts down for a full week!) which means I should probably start getting my outfits prepped and ready…always delayed, always a hot mess, per usual! and 2. drinks will be flowing, the sun will be shining, socializing will be in full swing, music will be blasting and I will most definitely need fuel throughout the week! That said, I’m soooo excited to partner with CLIF Bar for the fest and hit up their awesome CLIF Bar Bash at The Blackheart on Rainy Street (open to the public, come join me March 14th & 15th from 11:30am-6pm!! RSVP HERE. Or! Come hang at the Southwest Invasion rooftop of Whole Foods downtown from March 16th-18th…Hanson is performing, soooo you should probably join me and make all your 90s dreams come true.. 😉 ) and snack on some seeeeriously delicious Nut Butter Bars (for realz, these are kinda crazy yummy) and have a grand ‘ol time!
SXSW always feels like a beautiful, random vacation week smack in the middle of March…the energy in Austin is buzzing and everyone just seems so happy and open to talking to each other, it’s a time of year I always look forward to. I feel like Austinites either dive right into the madness, or hit the outskirts and get far away haha. Alas, you’ll find me right in the midst of all the crazy goodness! 😉
Wahooooooo! So many exciting things happening this week! First off – did you notice my blog site update?! Ahh I am in LOVE with the new clean layout…I feel like LL was due for a little makeover and I couldn’t be happier with the look and feel. Do you like it? Let me know in the comments section! Second – it’s been quite a while since my last Instagram roundup (sorry! life = never a dull moment), so it felt great to scope out my Instagram feed for my latest posts to take you from winter on into spring. Lots of awesome jeans, cozy tops and cute jackets for layering…and as always, SHOES. So many good ones right now! Finally – holy guacamole but SXSW starts in TWO days, which means that panel I am speaking on is in THREE days. More wine to calm my nerves? Go ahead and keep pourin’! 😉
Keeping it short & sweet tonight (…The Bachelor and wine are calling my name! 😉 ), but I was too excited about this adorable off-shoulder gingham top and wanted to get you the details asap! Hello, spring tops… (hooray for sunshine and warmer weather, too!).
Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are strolling into Monday feeling refreshed and motivated to take on the week! We are in the midst of a new site design rollout (eek, can’t wait to share this with y’all in the next few days – Blake has been hard at work creating something really magical!), thus the past few days were spent getting content re-tagged (I’m adding a few new categories to my new site) and all that good stuff. Stay tuned for the big reveal!
I love asking my readers what type of content they want to see from me, and one of my biggest requests lately has been to share my Instagram editing tools, tricks, “secrets,” etc. It makes me so happy that folks enjoy my Instagram posts and are interested in this topic! I am a sucker for iPhone photography and editing apps (they’re seriously sooooo fun for me), so let’s get to it!
Happy Friday, gals! Sharing an easy, cute look today and featuring this adorable slouchy, off-shoulder top…that’s currently 40% off! I’m wearing size XS for reference – it’s the cutest thing for spring, so light & airy, plus I love how you can wear it as completely off shoulder or as a more slouchy “one shoulder” top. Yes yes yes!
Happy mid-week, ladies! Time to treat yourself to some new spring goodies are MAJOR sale, #yaaaas! Shopshop is running their Friends & Family “buy more save more” event for just FOUR days – so I’ve scoured the site and pulled my tops picks! Like fun ruffly tops, go-to jackets for some light layering (I swear by that solid green utility jacket above!), swimsuits for your next getaway and gorgeous SHOES! Ps. I know Shopbop has quite a range of budget friendly to designer goodies, so I made sure to keep it wallet friendly with this one (…that Tory handbag is the exception…but I kinda died inside when I saw it, it’s just tooooo pretty not to include!).