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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!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Wearing Summer Dresses Into Fall


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I CANNOT wait for the Fall weather, but I will be sad to leave all my fun, summery dresses behind. So today I am sharing with you all how I style one of my favorite dresses from summer for the Fall.

womens summer style pretty floral smocked dress

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Dress : Shop Talulah - wearing a Medium (Similar options here & here)  // Sunnies : Ray Ban - black oversized // Wedges : Steve Madden - TTS

I have always loved the smocked style for Summer and I saw this dress from Shop Talulah and I had to have it! ( You can shop it here!) This summer I just styled it with one of my favorite pair of wedges and that's it! The print and fabric on this dress is very busy, so it's great to pair with neutral shoes and just go- don't get too crazy!


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Dress : Shop Talulah - wearing a Medium (Similar options here & here) // Jean jacket : Target - wearing a Medium // Booties : Forever 21 - TTS // Necklace : Lola James Jewelry

To style this dress for Fall, I added a pair of comfy booties, and a light jean jacket. Because Fall is one of those seasons when it's hot one minute and freezing the next, a jean jacket it perfect to style with this dress so you can throw it on when you're chilly and wrap it around your waist when it gets hot! 

XOXO

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

5 Min Makeup Tutorial

Hey babes! Just wanted to share my 5 minute makeup for the pool or if you're just short on time in the AM!

 Here is the link to the video tutorial saved uner "5 Min Makeup."

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PRODUCTS USED: 


Color correcting and used under eyes for bags!

2. Loreal Bb Cream - Shade Light 

Used all over face like a light foundation!


All over to keep a matte look!

4. Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter all old MAC!

5. Billion Dollar Brows - Universal 

6. Mascara - Lash Paradise 

Dupe for Better Than Sex!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Striped Sweater to Wear Now and Into Fall

madewell striped pocket sweater with flare jeans for fall

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STYLE DETAILS

SWEATER : Madewell (Similar here) wearing a size medium // SHORTS : American Eagle - wearing a 4 // FLARE JEANS: Express - wearing a size 6 // BOOTIES: Just Fab - wearing a size 7 // SUNGLASSES : Aviators - Erikas // 

For today's post, I am sharing 2 ways you can wear your favorite sweater now and then into Fall! I always get a bit cold, even if its warm out sometimes- especially inside, so I have started to wear some lightweight sweaters if we're spending the majority of the day inside.

For the first look I styled the Madewell sweater with just a basic pair of jean shorts. I love the shorts + sweater look when we're still in the Fall transition time. It's a comfy and cozy look and super easy to put together.

The second look is with a pair of flare jeans and some super cute booties! These jeans really are some of my faves- I think flares are really just flattering on anyone. Plus there are so many ways to wear them- especially during the cooler weather. These booties will probably be worn non stop all Fall long! They are truly so comfortable ( I feel like it's really hard to find shoes that don't give you blisters now?! Idk why! Lol) but these are a perfect camel colored suede, so they're super easy to wipe off and can be paired with A TON of outfits!

I've been craving that 60 degree weather so much lately- it really has been 100 degrees these past few days and its almost unbearable! Hope everyone has a happy Monday and great start to their week!

XOXO

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Spray Tan Routine



STYLE DETAILS

Dress : Shop Talulah- wearing a Medium // Sunnies : Ray Ban -  Black on Black oversized // Sandals : Steve Madden 8- they run small //

I love being tan! Even in the cooler months. I change up my routine a little bit every couple months or so just to improve things or add little tricks that make things easier or make my spray last longer.

Versa Spray Tans
I get VERSA PRO at Sun Tan City in the shade "Double Dark Tinted." I also do the double legs and hydration option. If you have a Sun Tan City near you, I highly recommend their sprays. Having worked there, I know how the salesy attitudes and pushy sales women get annoying- trust me. It's so annoying, but there sprays really are good. Just remember, the employees are just trying to do their job! 

The most important thing to remember when getting sprayed by a machine is to exfoliate and prime- I swear it really does make it last longer. Because of the way these sprays work, you want to make sure to get rid of as much excess spray tan on your body you can. When the spray goes over the darker spots leftover from previous sprays, it won't even it out, it just makes it darker. 

& you have to moisturize!! I use raw coconut oil a lot and it works better than any other lotion! It feels super greasy at first, but it will dry in about 30 minutes and will leave your skin super soft and moisturized!

At Home Tanning
At home, I use a couple of different things depending on how dark I need to be and where I am putting it on my body. For extra color on my legs OR if I am going out somewhere and I need to tan an area but I also don't want it to stink, I use the Loreal Coconut Water Self Tanner. I also use this one on my face a lot because its light and doesn't make me feel greasy.

The second one I use at home is the St Tropez in dark. It works really fast and gets SUPER dark- perfect for touching up your legs! I use this probably every couple days or so to keep up my leg color and I love it! If you use it though, you have to get the mitt- it keeps it from being streaky- I apply in circles!

If you can get your hands on it, I also love the Isle of Paradise tanning drops in dark but they are SO hard to find. You can get them in Sephora when they're in stock but its really hit or miss! They are amazing- and you can use them with any lotion and/or face lotion as well!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

GREAT Booties For Fall

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STYLE DETAILS

TOP // JEANS // SUNNIES // BOOTIES 

Today I am sharing some GREAT booties for Fall! I have several pairs from over the years and I really can't ever get enough of them. I had always wanted a pair of super pointed toe ones, but hadn't been able to find a pair I liked. I got this pair from JustFab and they are SO cute! I love the split side and that it has a low heel. They are surprisingly super comfy as well. I am wearing my true size 7.5 and they fit perfect- I usually size up a half size in booties, even if it means they are a TAD bit big- that way they don't kill your feet- haha. Learned that from years of walking in VERY uncomfortable shoes. Really, it goes for any shoes, as long as they aren't SUPER huge, usually sizing up will make them way comfier.

I chose this light camel color because it's very neutral- especially for Fall. I've seen people wear it with white, black, colors, literally everything you can think of. The low heel booties also still look super cute with shorts, dresses, and jeans as well so you can wear them now and all the way through winter too!

I picked out some other pairs as well that will be super cute to wear now into Fall as well!



I LOVE printed booties! I haven't been able to decide between the snakeskin and leopard pairs but I definitely will be getting one or the other (let's be honest probably both) soon... I haven't really ever worn snakeskin but I think it's cute when you add it as a statement- i.e. with a simple black dress or other neutral outfit- same goes with leopard!

Hope everyone has a great week! XO

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How I Curl My Hair


I linked above some of the products I used to curl my hair! It’s really nothing crazy and super easy to do! Hope y’all enjoy!


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Monday, August 5, 2019

Athleisure I've Been Loving


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Every girl's favorite, athleisure, contrary to what you guys see on Instagram most of the time- I LIVE in athleisure. LOL Especially in the mornings while Liam and I run errands! Half the time I don't even get ready for the day (makeup and hair) until 1pm while he's napping. I've always been a fan of comfy clothes- and now that cooler weather is around the corner, you can catch me in leggings and a comfy top any day!

Leggings
I am a HUGE fan of leggings- I don't even know how many pairs I own but they're obviously a must! These are some of favorites that I have purchased recently. I love all the fun colors Adidas always comes out with. Aerie and Old Navy have also really stepped up their game and have great quality and some super cute prints!


Shorts 
For those warmer Fall days, I usually throw on a hoodie or long sleeve with a fun pair of shorts! I love fun, printed bottoms and I snagged a few cute ones from amazon and Old Navy recently!



Tops
Found some of the cutest- but still basic workout and layering tanks the other day for the gym or just a cute errand outfit! Also I added some cute sweatshirts to layer with for Fall. If you don't own the Aerie beach fleece yet- YOU NEED IT!!



Sports Bras
Cute, but supportive sports bras! I always try and get cute ones because I have several backless tops- so I love to show them through the back!

  
Sneaks
Fun colored sneaks for the win! I think I own like 4/5 pairs of pink tennis shoes- but can you blame me? They're all so cute!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pre-Fall Favorites






Not exactly a "FALL" color but I couldn't pass up this cute cardi for chilly days! So soft and warm- and perfect for layering! I am wearing a medium ( I always size up in cardigans in case I want to layer with long sleeves). This tank is one of my faves for layering ( I need it in more colors lol). The straps are adjustable just I would size up for bust. I am wearing the medium and I am a 36 D.



This cardi is a dupe for the popular Madewell one that you've probably seen on like every blogger- so yeah, I jumped on the bandwagon but its super cute and so soft! Plus, I love these colors for Fall! I picked up these booties in Forever 21 the other day for $20!!! They're a chocolate brown suede and are actually super comfy.



Found this dress online and thought it was perfect for Fall! Love the smocking on the bodice and these sleeves- OMG!! Wearing a medium- size up for length! Paired it with my favorite boots from last year! I found these on sale at Nordstrom Rack but I linked two similar pairs. They are a dupe for these popular OTK boots!



Super comfy tee- also good for layering and comes in some fun Fall colors! Wearing a Medium. Love flare jeans for the cooler weather- paired with booties! Mine are from Lizard Thickett in Knoxville but I linked a similar pair! 



My favorite flares in the denim color!