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Welcome! I am Olivia, the author of Olivia May Bell blog and I am so glad you're here! Whether your here for fashion tips, mom/baby info, or maybe you just happened to stumble upon this, I am so happy you did! So let's get to know each other a little better!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Albion Fit



Like any girl, we all what to look and feel our best! For me, especially after having Liam, I feel my best in a high waisted swim suit right now. I personally think they're flattering on ANY body type. This suit is the "Aussie High- Waisted Bottom" & "Aussie Top Knot"  you can shop them here! I am wearing a medium in both- they do run on the smaller side. The top is supportive and flattering and so are the bottoms. Albion Fit is a brand I had been wanting to work with for a while now and I am so glad I finally got the chance- they're family owned and are striving to be as green as possible! 


*****Although the items mentioned in this post are gifted, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Monday, July 29, 2019

3 Fun Maxi Dresses

I L O V E a good maxi. Any chance I can have to not wear pants- I'll definitely take it! So today I am going to be sharing 3 cute maxis I got recently. I have a couple events planned out recently and I needed to stock up so I have some to chose from! I've worn one already - this mustard eyelet maxi- so a Med Spa event I went to last week and I adored it.


STYLE DETAILS

Dress // Clutch // Heels

Pastels and pink? SOLD. This one is by far my favorite of the bunch. It has a tie-tassel strap detail and the tiers and waist are so flattering. It also has tassels along the hem- just a super fun dress for a wedding, date night, or any occasion- or none at all! I am wearing a size small. These heels are probably the most comfortable ones I have ever owned! The have the perfect sized heel!



STYLE DETAILS

Dress // Bag // Heels

This white lace dress would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner! I love the tea length and it has the tie shoulder straps as well. I am wearing a small, but I would definitely size up just for bust size.


STYLE DETAILS

Dress // Bag // Wedges

Okay- this is the mustard dress I wore to the event the other night and I LOVED it! It has eyelet detailing and I love the sleeves! Comes in a pink and a white too! I am wearing a size small- fits TTS.



Friday, July 26, 2019

Styling Pieces You Already Have In Your Closet

simple white summer outfit on blonde blogger



If you're like me- sometimes when I get dressed, I'll stand in front of the closet for FOREVER staring at my clothes trying to figure out what to wear! These three outfits are just basic- made up of things almost everyone has in their closet already. I am always trying to find different ways to wear some of the things I already have- I hate buying something and then only wearing it once!


Outift 1


For this outfit- I grabbed some white jean shorts (any color shorts will do- I just wouldn't do jean on jean lol!) and my favorite white teeBelt is obviously optional- it looks great both ways.  I love a good jean jacket, and luckily I snagged this comfy one the other day at no other than Target! I love wearing white in summer and I think this look is so cute and casual- you can mix and match the tee (like my pink leopard tee) and/or shorts color and make this outfit 1000X!


Outfit 2


I have been searching for a hot pink V-neck and found this one for $3- YES $3- at Forever 21! I paired it with my FAVORITE pair of jeans this summer plus these cute pearl sandals. Comfy + a pop of color- definitely what I've been wearing ALL SUMMER LONG. 

I am going to try and add to this post into Fall with even more basics that everyone has in their closet! If you have a basic you want to see styled, let me know!


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Summer Ruffle Maxi Dress with Mint Julep Boutique

WHAT A FEELING MAXI DRESS, OLIVE mint julep boutique

Summer Maxi Dresses mint julep boutique shop the mint

blonde blogger styling summer maxi dresses


STYLE DETAILS

DRESS // SHOES // BAG // NECKLACE // BANGLES


I am SUCH a sucker for a good maxi dress. Normally, I don't really wear "dull" colors in the summer, but I saw this maxi and I had to have it! I love the ruffle details at the neckline and the bottom of the skirt too. It is kind of a high-low style dress so it doesn't drag in the front. AKA if you're clumsy like me, you won't be tripping over it all day. I am 5' 3" wearing a small and its the perfect length, even with these platforms. The straps are also adjustable too so if you're shorter or taller you should be able to adjust it a little bit so it will fit well for your height. 

Also an extreme lover of platform shoes and espadrilles, so these were a dream come true. The "Hermes" style sandal has been super popular this summer but I didn't really like how flat they were, then I saw these and I was in love! Being a "shorty" I always need a good shoe to give me a little boost! Haha. These fit true to size- wearing my true 7.5.

Y'ALL THIS BAG!! I saw the different colors and had to have it!! I mean, especially the pink side! Took some hunting down, but this is the On the Go Tote in Rouge!

My bangles are all weather bangles- so great for the pool or if its raining! Plus, they don't make noise haha. I got mine from Lizard Thickett in Knoxville but I also linked them for you too!


Friday, July 19, 2019

N-SALE 2019!!!

Let's be real for a minute. . . is the sale really that great? Well I guess we're gonna find out! I've only shopped in store once probably 3-4 years ago and I did actually snag some good stuff. Now don't get me wrong, I L O V E to splurge on things I know I'll wear again and again. Then again, I dislike how sometimes I feel pressured to buy something and throw it in the back of my closet because I've already shared it with y'all. So I always try to buy things I can wear multiple times multiple ways. I mean, how often do you all buy something and only wear it once?! I think a lot of times I get caught up in trying to stay #ontrend when I should just wear what makes ME look and feel good. That being said, don't feel pressured to buy something EVEN if it is a good deal, buy it because you love and it you'll wear it! No pressure here, just sharing my picks and buys!

nordstrom anniversary sale 2019 sale picks what to buy at the nordy sale

WHAT IS THE #NSALE?

The Nordstrom Sale is a sale that Nordstrom does at the end of every Summer with NEW Fall arrivals! The most popular items of the season are usually included and on sale! After the sale prices go back up so if you love it, buy it! (Or wait until it goes on sale again! lol)

IMPORTANT DATES:

JULY 12TH - EARLY ACCESS FOR CARDMEMBERS

*** If you're not already a cardmember, don't worry, don't try and go into debt just to get in on the sale, this year they're doing a ton of more inventory so everyone is able to shop!

JULY 19TH- AUGUST 4TH - EVERYONE HAS ACCESS 


WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

- Unique cold-weather tops
- Cardigans (prints, stripes)
- BAREFOOT DREAMS!
- CHEAP booties
-Maybe a hat (idk if it will look good but we'll see lol)
-Beauty items
-Baby stuff
- basics (camis, tees)
- SPANX leggings
-Jackets

That being said. . . check back for an update! I am shopping on Friday AM so my post will be up that morning/afternoon!

WHAT I GOT!!!



Spanx Leggings $64 - I've been wanting a pair of these for a looooong time so I finally gave in while they were on sale. I got a medium. They're pretty true to size but are super fitting - but thats the style of them!



Barefoot Dreams Cardigan $76 - (heathered pearl) - SPLURGED on this baby but man is she soft! Lol I got a medium so I can layer it for the winter and it will be super comfy! SOSOSOSO soft and I will be living in it all fall and winter... maybe some at home this summer too.



***NOT part of N SALE*** Vince Camuto Sandals  $59 on sale- These run small, but are super cute and comfy for summer, a Chloe dupe! Comes in several colors and since they are closed toe, I think you can even style them for fall too!

Pink Leopard tee $15 - I got a medium in this- it's pink and leopard so I had to! We'll see what it looks like when I get it!



Long Sleeve Henley $25 - I got a medium in this online in the Mustard! Comes in 4 different colors and looks so soft and cozy. I can't wait to try it on!



Candles $17 - Candle trio- they smell so good! Kinda like the Anthropologie candles.



Madewell Sweater $49 - Ordered this on a whim because it is just SO cute! I love the pinks in it and the pocket detail! I was hoping it would be here in time for Public Access, but no luck! Can't wait to show it to you all on!


MAC Trio $20 - Pink, pink, and more pink!! Mac has the best lippies ever!



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wearing a Kimono 2 Ways







SHOP THE LOOK

Kimono // Top // Jeans // Sandals // Swimmie 

I actually got this kimono in the mail today and I absolutely love it! It's a pink (of course) tie-dye print BUT it's split up the side so you can wear it tied in the front! I just think that is so adorable and I don't think I have ever seen anything like it!

For the first look, I threw on a cute pair of jeans and a fun white top  with some of my favorite sandals ever (shop them here). So fun for a date night, or a rainy day, like it was this morning. The kimono is super light weight, so it won't make you feel hotter or anything- so fun to throw on in the summer, it comes in a really pretty yellow too!

With the second look, I put the kimono on over one of my favorite swimmies- yes it has watermelon and flamingos on it lol!! So cute and a great Target online return find haha. Tying it in the front covers the mom bod too- so we're all good there! No, but really, I love being able to tie it in the front and it still hang in the back- so fun!

Monday, July 15, 2019

$50 & An Outfit: Aerie Edition




STYLE DETAILS

Tank // Skirt // Shoes // Earrings // Sunglasses // Bracelets : Lizard Thickett 

Tonight I am going to share this cute, summer outfit that I picked up at Aerie the other day for under $50! This would be the perfect outfit for a night out with some friends or a date!  I even like to wear simple outfits like this for a day of shopping- I think skirts and dresses are the comfiest things in the world- especially on hot days! I have been on the hunt for this bandage type skirt all Summer and I finally scored this cute floral tiered one- it does have the cute bandage waist too (even though it's hard to see). 

This tank  (under $15) is a thicker material, which is a must for any white shirt! I've been on the hunt for a good one to wear now and then layer in the fall and winter! I am wearing a medium - I sized up for a longer fit for leggings!

My skirt ( under $35) is so flowy and comfortable. It's a good length ( no booty showing lol) and can be work so maaaany ways! I am wearing a medium but I could've gone with a small (only mediums were left!). 

Shoes on sale for under $60 - not part of the $50 outfit but are a super cute buy for Summer and even in to fall with the closed toe. I got a size 7 and I was going to return them for a 7.5 but I tried them on in store and I decided to stick with the 7! After wearing them all day, they stretched out a bit and fit perfectly!

This was so much fun and I want to do more soon- let me know which store you want to see next!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Pink Lily Try-On

Today I am sharing some more picks from one of my favorite boutiques, Pink Lily. All of their items are SUPER high quality and a great price. It's so sweet of them to keep sending me stuff- I truly adore their items and I hope you all will too!


Under the Neon Moon Tank

Size: Medium

Fit: runs small ( in length) size up!




Need My Coffee Sweatshirt

Size: Medium

Fit: runs small ( in length) size up!



You're My Stripe of Love Top

Size: Medium

Fit: runs small ( in length) size up!

Shop today's try on items above and keep scrolling for the previous one! Hope you guys enjoy.



TTS, wearing a medium! 
Shop this sweater here


Size up for length, wearing a medium!
Shop this look here.


Wearing a medium, TTS.
Shop this look here.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Double Braided Headband Tutorial


I got sooo many requests to see how I do the double braid headband so here it is! It's super easy and quick to do so I hope you enjoy. All you need are two clear elastic ties and a couple of bobby pins! Be sure to tag me if you give it a try!

Friday, July 5, 2019

The BEST Workout Leggings


the best and comfiest workout leggings and wear white aerie leggings

lululemon legging dupes

Shop this look here!

Hey Babes!! Today I am going to be sharing some of my favorite leggings for working out or just for wearing as athleisure. I can't stand when my leggings are thing, and see through- especially if I am working out. Some of these are on the pricier side- but it's well worth the investment! I am also sharing some more affordable ones too.



Click on an image to shop!

1. Aerie Cutout Leggings

Okay- these are probably the cutest pair of leggings I've ever owned- and the comfiest! Love the cut out detail down the legs and even though they're white, they're not see through at all! I've always been a fan of high waisted leggings, especially when I'm working out!

2. Yogalicious 

I actually originally found this pair at TJ Maxx, but I  needed a different size and ended up snagging my size on amazon! They have a ton of colors available and they're the best quality. They're not see through and they're super comfy!

3 & 4. Lululemon Align 

I am sure you all have heard this a MILLION times but these leggings are amazinggg! Totally worth the price tag! Always in tons of colors and tons of lengths.

5. See 1

6. Aerie 7/8 

These are the closest dupe I've found for the Lululemon align- the only real difference is that I can't speak for how well they hold up. I've had a couple pairs for about 6 months now and they have some fuzzies- but my Lululemon ones NEVER do that!

7. Aerie Pocket Legging

I have a camo print in these and they're amazing- they're thin but not see through so they're the perfect summer legging. I love the pocket detail so they don't look so plain and the tie too!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sugarlips Try-On

Hey babes! Hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday. I did a try on today for Sugarlips and I can't wait to share these dresses with you guys. Keep in mind that you can use my code "OLIVIAMAY15" for 15% any items on their site!




This first dress is my absolute favorite! I love the smocked off the shoulder top and the white and black is such a classic cute look! I am wearing the small- it fits true to size and is a perfect length, just above the knee!





Something blue-finally! Haha although my favorite color is pink, I adore the blue and purple hues of this dress. The top is a square neck with an empire waist. So flattering and a perfect fit! I am wearing a medium but a small would've fit too (I sized up for bust!).





The last dress is to die for!! Love the lace detailing and the ruffle at the bottom. Perfect for a more formal event or you could dress it down for date night! Good pick also for a bachelorette weekend or a bride to be! I am wearing a medium!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Which dress was your favorite? Comment below!

XOXO

Liv




Monday, July 1, 2019

1 Graphic Tee, 3 Ways

Happy Monday guys!! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend- this week is a short week- WHOOOP! So funny because even though I am not in school and don't technically had a 9-5 I get so excited for shorter weeks lol Anyone else?

Tonight I am going to share 3 easy, simple ways you can style a graphic tee! I chose this one, from I Love Jewelry, because I mean  "top knot, double shot, kinda morning" is literally me, every morning! But I love the white and the cursive writing and I think it's just super cute and simple! Black and white is always easy because you can literally pair it with ANYTHING! So let's hop to it!

FIRST LOOK

pink bodycon dress with graphic tee and sandals ways to wear a graphic tee

Shop the look!

Tee // Dress // Shoes 

Okay so for this first look, I just threw it on over top of one of my favorite bodycon dresses. This would work with pretty much any dress or skirt! (Maxis too!!) Then I tied a little knot in the front since this tee is longer! I have also seen girls style a crop top over a dress or a skirt and omg it is ADORABLE too!


SECOND LOOK

what to wear for summer outfit ideas

summer inspo cute women outfits

blush paperbag shorts and a graphic tee with espadrille sandals

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Tee // Shorts // Sandals 

For this look, I just put on one of my favorite pairs of shorts and tucked in the tee! These are SO soft and comfy and comes in a ton of colors. Paired with some of my favorite sandals of the season! They're on sale for $30 right now too- Steve Madden Dupes!


THIRD LOOK

graphic tee and a jean skirt with converse

blonde hair style extensions curly hairstyles

Shop the look!

Tee // Skirt //  Sneaks

For the last look, I grabbed one of my favorite jean skirts and did a side knot on the tee! To be honest, I totally forgot I had these white converse! I use to wear them all the time but I love the way they look with this outfit. 

Thanks so much for reading!! Which look was your favorite? Let me know below!

XOXO

LIV