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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, September 30, 2019

3 Easy Hairstyles for Fall





OUTFIT DETAILS 

SWEATER : American Eagle (old) similar here and here // LEGGINGS : Spanx, dupe here //  BOOTIES : Steve Madden //

1. Half Twist

 This first one is SUPER easy- takes less than 5 minutes and it is soooo cute! I think it looks way more complicated than it is- which is a good thing cause it looks so pretty! All you need is 2 bobby pins! ( more if you like to secure each side with 2).


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2. Braided Hair Scarf 

This one is also super easy! I love doing cute things like this when I have on an outfit I love - but it's simple and needs a little somethin' extra! Lol. All you need is a hair tie and hair scarf!

3. Boho Bun

I love wearing my hair half up/half down with a bun and this is just a fun way to add some color! For this one you just need a clear elastic ( I use the elastic because it makes the bun more slouch!) and the hair scarf you'd like to use!






Friday, September 27, 2019

Striped Fall Sweater + Fall Makeup Tutorial


OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Pink Lily - Medium // JEANS : Free People // BOOTS : Forever 21 // BAG : LV Speedy dupe! //

Y'all I have tried since about 1 PM today to upload this tutorial to my IG TV but it is just not working out! LOL I'm not sure if it's too long or what! Anyways- I will link in below via YouTube- scroll for the video!

This cute striped sweater is from Pink Lily! I love all the Fall colors and it has a very slouchy- but cropped fit. I paired it with some of my favorite Free People jeans and some brown booties. I love how simple, but cute this outfit is- really easy to just throw on and go- and to me it screams Fall!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!




Here is my Fall eye makeup tutorial- enjoy!


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Styling Hair Scarves for Fall








OUTFIT DETAILS

TOP : Walmart - wearing a M // HAIRSCARF : Forever 21 // JEANS : Paige denim - 28 // BOOTIES : Just Fab - TTS SOOO comfy // 

My new favorite obsession is hair scarves!! I got this one on sale at Forever 21 a couple of days ago and I am in love. There are so many fun things you can do with them! For this one I just swooped my hair to one side and tied it around it in a bow. I have also used them in a braid or just tie around a high pony! You can also use them as a headband too. They are all relatively cheap, so it's just another fun accessory to mess around with!

My top is actually a WALMART find! I know right! Lol But I really feel like they are trying to get into the competition with Target and their cute clothes. Time an Tru is the brand of this shirt and they have all sorts of clothes, shoes, and accessories for cheap that are GREAT quality. So don't knock the Walmart! lol

My booties are these same cute Just Fab booties I cannot stop wearing. They have a super low heel so they are really comfy! They come in several colors and prints too! I am the leopard ones as well I wore yesterday. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Leopard Booties for Fall




OUTFIT DETAILS 

TOP : Free People - wearing a small, runs oversized // JEANS: Free People- TTS, wearing a 28 // BOOTIES : JustFab - comes in several colors //  SUNNIES : Buckle, Quay Jaclyn Hill dupes // BAG : LV Giant Monogram Reverse // 

Just Fab sent me a couple pairs of fun booties this month, and these leopard ones are my ABSOLUTE faves! They have a teeny heel, so they are still super comfy to walk around in all day. I also love the little details on them like the pointed toe and the splits on the sides!

This top is an older Free People henley but I linked an almost exact one ( still free people) and it comes in several cute colors! Free People makes the cutest tops for Fall and Winter- they can be layered or just thrown on with a pair of jeans like I did.

XOXO

Monday, September 23, 2019

Madewell Cardigan Dupe + Cardigans for Fall




STYLE DETAILS

CARDIGAN : Amazon - M // TANK : Abercrombie - M // JEANS : Free People - 28 // BOOTIES : Just Fab // BAG : Chanel Vintage Maxi Caviar

Hooooray for Amazon finds (and the first day of Fall)! This cardigan SCREAMS Fall! It is a dupe from the super popular Madewell cardigan from last year. Although I never got my hands on one, this Amazon dupe is pretty soft, I can't imagine it getting much better, especially at the $30 price point with prime shipping. 

I paired it with my absolute favorite layering tank from Abercombie. It comes in several colors and can be worn a ton of ways! I even wear it in the Spring and Summer with a cute pair of shorts- super versatile and really can be worn with pretty much anything all year long. 

My Free People jeans are super stretchy and comfy- and the raw hem is super cute too! I wear them all the time- stretchy jeans are THE best! I find that Free People jeans hold up REALLY well- even though they are a little pricier- they last longer than AE or any other brand really. 

Other Fun Cardigans for Fall . . . 



Friday, September 20, 2019

Forever 21 Fall Try On







STYLE DETAILS

Dress : Forever 21 // Booties - Just Fab // Bag : Chanel Maxi Caviar 

I ADORE this sweater dress. It's so soft and comfy and I love that the wrap top is fixed so nothing will go flying open! It's the perfect length too. I am wearing a size Medium. I would size up if you'd like it to be a little longer or the bottom half to be a little less body con.

My booties are from Just Fab. They run a little bit small- so I would size up a half size. They have a TON of cute booties right now, I just got this cute leopard pair too.



I am wearing a medium in the tank top and I sized up to a large in the skirt!



I am wearing a size 6!



I am wearing a medium!



Wearing a medium here- size up if your want a looser fit!


Black Bodysuit // Cardi // Jeans

I am wearing a size medium in the bodysuit. This cardigan is super soft and cozy (not from Forever 21) but I am wearing a small! These are my favorite destroyed jeans too from Express-wearing a 6!



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Trend Alert : Ponchos For Fall





STYLE DETAILS

PONCHO : Target Dollar spot - one size // SWEATER : Loft (similar here) - medium // JEANS : Express - size 6 // BOOTIES : Justfab size 7 //  HAT : Walmart - comes in black too! // 

Okay so I LUCKED out by finding this poncho! It was in the Target dollar section - $7 - there are actually several colors, you may just have to fight for them! its thin, so it's perfect for a warmer Fall day- you can throw it on and not have to work about getting too hot. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more cute Fall ponchos!

I snagged this cute sweater at Loft on sale! It can be worn off the shoulder, one shoulder, or just up like normal. It's lightweight and thin so it's also perfect for these "Fall" days we have been having! Haha. It is sold out online right now but I have seen them in stole still- so check your local store! Here is a VERY similar one here

These jeans are my favorite jeggings. I have been wearing them nonstop since last winter! The distressing is perfect and so cute. They fit true to size and are on sale right now for under $40- also Express has a GREAT sale going on right now with 40% off clearance. Shop it here now!

My booties are from JustFab! They are flat- with a very tiny heel so they are incredibly comfy and I have been wearing them nonstop. I actually just got the leopard pair too. They run a teensy bit small if you have a wider foot but sizing up does help!

My hat is a WalMart find! Under $10 and it comes in black too. I love the little tie on the side- perfect to add to any outfit.


Similar Ponchos here. . . 




Monday, September 16, 2019

Casual Rust + Leopard Fall OOTD + LIFE UPDATE

rust colored tank top from Forever 21 with cardigan

sole society leopard printed mules pravar

OUTFIT DETAILS

 TANK : Forever 21 - wearing a M // CARDI : Shop the Mint - wearing a S/M // JEANS : Express -wearing a 6 // SHOES : Sole Society - Leopard wearing a 7 // 

This post is mainly for our family and friends (and anyone else interested in our lives or medicine lol). I was in our hometown this past weekend and I had a couple people ask me about Caleb and med school, etc so I thought I'd just give a little update!

If you're new here you can read about our engagement here

&

our last life udpate here!

Caleb just got his MCAT score back a few weeks ago and submitted applications to several Medical schools. Quillen in Johnson City, TN , Lake Eerie in Bradenton, FL, LMU in Knoxville, TN, and several others! He submitted secondaries to all schools he applied to- he got secondaries from all the schools too! So we are patiently awaiting the next steps which is interviews!

Here in Knoxville, he is finishing his Master's at LMU and will graduate in May! We are super excited and everything is basically just a waiting game at this point. He should hear back about interviews in 1-2 weeks so hopefully we'll hear back soon.


SWIMMIE : Vineyard Vines for Target


OUTFIT : Smocking Place // SHOES : Sun Sans

As for Liam. . . he is FINALLY starting to walk and has recently found his tongue again lol- he just giggles and sticks it out and it is hilarious! He is 15 months old and is W I L D- but cute haha.

As for me, although I graduated with a pre-med degree I will not be going back to school! I have taken my blogging venture full time (and being a mom of course) and those are the 2 things I love the most. I am SO GRATEFUL to be able to work from home and take care of Liam. Therefore I am extremely thankful for each and everyone of you that continue to support me, whether that is by reading my blog, liking my posts, or shopping through my links- please no I appreciate it so much!

XOXO

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pink Lily Try On


OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS : Pink Lily Boutique // BOOTS : Nordstrom last year (similar options here & here) // SUNNIES : Ray Ban Gradient // BAG : Chanel Vintage Caviar Maxi // 

I AM IN LOVE with this dress! Came in today from the Pink Lily Boutique! I love the tiered bottom- so cute for Fall! I am wearing a medium- size up for length. It's lined so you don't have to worry about it being see through either.

My boots are from Nordstrom last year (got them on sale) but I linked 2 similar options. GUYS- if you don't have a pair of boots like this you N E E D them- they are a must have for Fall! You can wear them so many different ways and they are super comfy!

If you haven't seen my latest Pink Lily try on head to my Instagram stories to see- everything is linked below!

SHOP THE POST

  1. Brown Striped Sweater - M, TTS it is a boxy fit and a little bit cropped so I would size up if you want it to be longer!
  2. Pink Turtle Neck - Small, I sized down in this because of the baggy style of it- I didnt want it to be too slouchy but I think it would be cute either way!
  3. Striped Pink Chenille Sweater - M, so soft and cozy this one fits true to size!
  4. Fall Words tee M
  5. Pink Sherpa Hoodie - M size up, runs small! 
  6. Tan sherpa - TTS M
  7. Thankful tee M
  8. Leopard Pumpkin tee M
  9. Tiered Dress - M size up for length
  10. TN Sweatshirt - TTS M




Monday, September 9, 2019

Nashville Travel Guide

Yay- so I am finally doing a recap of my trip to Nashville & the Pink Lily party - I know a lot of you all wanted to know some deets about it, who I met, etc so of course I will tell you all about that! First up, let's talk outfits & photo spots! 

jessie james decker kittenish store in nashville photo spots

Kittenish - Jessie James Decker Store

OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Pink Lily - M // JEANS : American Eagle Tomigirl - 6 //  BOOTIES : JustFab 7.5 // SUNNIES : Ray Ban blue gradient // BAG : Vintage Chanel Maxi Caviar // 

Always been a huge fan of Jessie James Decker! I think she is so cute and funny and I just love their whole family! Had to stop by her store in the Gulch while I was in town- it was super cute and SUPER PINK! So, yeah, cue photo op! lol there was a line to take pictures in front of this wall with the cute little balloon! 

My sweater is from Pink Lily's new Fall line! Love the fringe detail- so fun. They just dropped A TON of new Fall items and y'all, they are to die for!


Amelia's Flower Truck 

OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Amazon- M green // JEANS : Free People Busted Knee - 28//  BOOTIES : Forever 21 7.5 // SUNNIES : Ray Ban tortoise Erikas // BAG : Vintage Chanel Maxi Caviar // 

We walked up and down 21 south for a hot minute! There is so much to see and do and eat there haha. We ended up at Bartaco for lunch and holy moly it is DELISH!! So freaking good- I could eat 100 tacos there haha! This pic was snapped right before we ate in front of Amelia's Flower Truck!




Emma's Flower Shop - back

OUTFIT DETAILS

CARDIGAN : Amazon - M // TANK : Abercrombie - M // JEANS : American Eagle Tomigirl - 6 //  BOOTIES : JustFab 7.5 // SUNNIES : Ray Ban blue gradient // BAG : Vintage Chanel Maxi Caviar // 

I mean it's pink so we had to right? lol. I actually looked up a bunch of cute photo op spots before I headed to Nashville so I could make the most of my day and a half there! Haha This little shop was on every list I looked at.



The Gulch 

OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Pink Lily - M // JEANS : Old Navy Superstar Jegging - 4 //  SNEAKERS : Steve Madden 7.5 // 

The Gulch is a super fun area to just walk around and shop! There's a ton of lunch spots and shops to walk in and explore! Milk and Honey is a coffee, pastry, & more little cafe. SO GOOD and really cute!



Draper James back wall

OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Shop The Mint - M // BOOTIES : JustFab 7.5 // SUNNIES : Ray Ban Tortoise Erika's // BAG : Vintage Chanel Maxi Caviar // 

These photos were taken at the back of Draper James. The blue striped wall may look a little familiar, but we stepped to the back to take a couple shots- there were a ton of people at the Nashville mural and the striped wall waiting to take pictures!



Winky Lux

OUTFIT DETAILS

TANK : Abercrombie - M // JEANS : American Eagle Tomigirl - 6 //  BOOTIES : JustFab 7.5 // SUNNIES : Ray Ban blue gradient //

Winky Lux is a store that is also on the Gluch! It's a really cool makeup store- they have a bunch of cute backdrops and photo op areas but they also have some really fun makeup!


If you're in Nash- you have to stop by Five Daughters Bakery- and not just for the photo op! The have SUPER yummy donuts in a ton of different flavors. It's family owned and there is actually one in Santa Rosa Beach FL too!

THE PINK LILY PARTY 

So obviously this was my first BIG blogger event with a brand! I was seriously SO nervous lol. I knew a bunch of the huge bloggers were going to be there - they the LORD they sent us outfits to wear bc I would've died picking out an outfit. LOL. 

One of the girls I have been following for a while that is a smaller blogger like me decided to meet up before and walk in together! THANK THA LORD. We walked in and it seriously felt like the Grammy's or something. It was so crazy! Everyone was there and so glam! Haha. They had all sorts of things set up- the new Fall collection, a bunch of ring lights for pictures and a ton of decor. There was A TON of food and a drink bar too. We mingled for a bit- took pics and then sat down and ate while a video played about Pink Lily and Tori (the owner and CEO) which by the way, she's incredibly sweet and such a BOSS! 

They gifted everyone swag bags with a ton of goodies including accessories, clothes, food, and some drinks! Overall it was a great experience and I can't wait until my next invitation to something like that! Going was soooo out of my comfort zone. I am usually a very outgoing person, but only once I warm up and get to know people! Lol. So if you ever get invited to an event like that  YOU HAVE TO GO!  I definitely regret not being more outgoing and saying hi to more people but it was so overwhelming! Especially when everyone else knew each other!

Where I Stayed

I stayed at this cute little airbnb just outside of downtown. It was super clean and cute- lots of space and a coffee bar! The bathroom was extremely clean and brand new- extra towels and linens. I was able to check myself in and out without having to contact anyone or having any trouble! I felt safe and secluded- the perfect space for one person traveling alone or a couple! Honestly, the room was so big- I could've brought Liam and his pack n play too!






Book this place here