Monday, May 25, 2015

3 Easy Summer Hairstyles


During the summer I'm all about easy effortless hairstyles and ways to keep my hair up and out of my face while still looking styled. Today I've created a video for you showing 3 easy summer hairstyles for short hair! Hope you enjoy & make sure to SUBSCRIBE for more videos!

On another note, today is Memorial Day - a day for us to thank and remember those who served and still serve our amazing country. I'm so grateful for those men & women who sacrifice their lives everyday in turn giving us all the ability to live out our lives as we choose to. Today is to remember those who have lost their lives fighting for us and know I am forever grateful.

Love, Olia

Friday, May 22, 2015

Welcome to My Home!

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DINING ROOM


Dining Table: IKEA // Dining Chairs: Wayfair // Buffet: IKEA (Customizable BESTA units)
Handles for Buffet: IKEA // Rug: IKEA // Succulents and Vases on top of Buffet: all IKEA
Large Mirror above Dining Table: IKEA


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LIVING ROOM


Couch: IKEA // Coffee Table: West Elm // Rug: Gift // Mirror: Pier 1 
Panel Curtains: IKEA (Kvartal system) // Large & Small Potted Plants: IKEA
Pillows: West Elm // Tray: West Elm // Candle Sticks: Pier 1 & IKEA

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OFFICE/BLOG ROOM:


Office Desk: IKEA // Office Chair: Amazon // Makeup Desk: IKEA
Makeup Chair: IKEA // Tower (for my makeup storage): IKEA
Shelving: IKEA with baskets (where I store my other products)
Bulletin Boards: IKEA // Panel Curtains: IKEA (Kvartal system)
Vanity Mirror: Vanity Girl Hollywood

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GUEST ROOM

Bed: West Elm // Nightstands: Target // Lamps: IKEA // Plant with pot: IKEA
Basket: IKEA // Zebra Print: IKEA // Desk: IKEA // Chair: IKEA
Panel Curtains: IKEA (Kvartal system) // Vases: IKEA

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MY BEDROOM

Bed: Jeromes // Bedding: Z-Gallerie // Basket: West Elm // Mirror: Pier 1
Nightstands: Jeromes // Lamps: Lulu & Georgia // Jewelry Armoir: Pier 1
Mirrors on Nightstand: Crate & Barrel // Candle Sconces: Pier 1
Panel Curtains: IKEA (Kvartal system) // Rug: Gift

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BACKYARD/PATIO

(all IKEA)
Table: IKEA // Chairs: IKEA // Pillows: IKEA // All Lanterns: IKEA
Throw: IKEA // Flooring: IKEA // Floor lights: IKEA


If anyone knows me, then they know I am quite the homebody. I love my home, especially because it's something I've worked so hard for in my life. I have a knack for home decor and it's a true passion of mine. I honestly could decorate a home over and over again and never get sick of it. HGTV is my number one TV channel and favorite TV show is Fixer Upper - anyone with me? Part of me thinks I should have entered into the world of interior design back when I was in college - but then again, maybe I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much as I do now.

I have a large place for just myself and Merlot (my pup) but I still tried to create a home in which all spaces could be utilized (minus my spare guest bedroom). First time you will probably notice is that my home is primarily white. I've always wanted a white home - so when I got my new place, it had that modern flare as a base and I knew I could go with my white. White to me screams clean, elegant, simple, modern and really makes spaces appear larger in my opinion. Plus, I figured I might as well get in all the white I can now before I have kids some day!

For the most part you will see I furnished/decorated my home with IKEA. I have always loved IKEA and wanted to show you all how you can transform IKEA furniture into something great. This is a way for you to see you don't have the spend a million bucks to make your home look like a million bucks. I hope you guys enjoy today's post and make sure to "PIN" your favorite photos from todays home tour!

Love, Olia

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Swim Style from Beach to More

Big thanks to Target for sponsoring this post.
Bikini, Skirt, Necklace, Earrings all Target

When it comes to clothing, there are few things that give women more anxiety than the swimsuit - I mean, let's be honest. I by no means have the perfect body and most the time swimwear does give me major anxiety (especially when I've scarfed down a big cheeseburger) BUT I've learned to embrace who I am and rock my suit anyways. Finding the right swimsuit - one that's designed for your figure - can go a long way toward calming that anxiety which is why I love Target's selection of swimwear because they have a wide selection for every body - literally!
When I feel confident in my swimwear, I like to make it more versatile and turn it into more than just a swimsuit - it can be an outfit! Imagine that - going from the beach to running errands or a night out with just the addition of an item or two. I paired my bikini top with this easy maxi skirt & some jewelry for a quick pulled together look. Another thing I love to do is even add a denim vest to the look for a date night out! No one will even guess that's a bikini top under there!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

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Today kicks off Nordstrom's Half Yearly sale!
Above are some of my fav Nordstrom picks but to shop more just head here for some of the best sales of the year!! Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Minnie

Top: Forever 21 // Shorts: LC Lauren Conrad // Shoes: Payless // Bag: Ora Delphine // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

We don't typically get too much rain in San Diego but this past weekend we actually got a lot (well for So Cal). With the cold unusual weather I was was itching to get back into my Spring/Summer uniform of shorts, skirts and breezy looks so at the first chance of sunshine, I jumped on the opportunity. For today's look I channeled my inner Minnie (or so it felt like it). I do have to mention -- You guys have been seeing me post about Payless lately and I must say, I'm SO impressed! Literally every pair I've gotten from there recently has rocked in both price and comfort/style. With summer quickly approaching I was desperate to update my sandal collection. When I saw this style I knew I had to have it. I needed a pair of wedges in this particular color and I loved the height of this shoe. Although I love sky high heels, for daily wear, I'm more of a 2-3" kinda gal. Whenever I try on my Payless shoes I'm in awe of the comfort - I could have walked for days in them and I'm already thinking I need to have the black pair as well!

Love, Olia

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday, May 18, 2015

How to Curl Short Hair

Hey guys and happy monday! Here is a new tutorial of how I curl my short hair on a regular basis when I part my hair on the side and the products I use to do so! 
Dry Wax Spray - This is the spray I like to use after curling my hair. It makes the hair look a bit more "piece-y" and I find holds the curl even better than hair spray! Make sure you only use a small amount!
Curling Iron - The exact curling iron I use is this one. It is the 1 1/4 iron! Love this size!

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I've also partnered up with these lovely ladies to give you all a chance at a new giveaway! Enter below!
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Nordstrom Giveaway

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chambray and all about it..

Dress: Gentle Fawn, Similar Here // Sweater: Forever 21 // Hat: Sole Society // Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger // Belt: Linea Pelle // Sunglasses: Ray Ban



Happy Friday! Chambray (denim's softer cousin) is pretty much the official fabric of a laid-back summer although (confession) I still love wearing it year round. It's lightweight, easy to wear and the variety of blue shades available are flattering on just about every skin tone. From fitted to slouchy, I'm loving the chambray trend and today I'm sporting it in the form of a loose fitted dress that I've belted at the waist for a fresh summer look. With a look like this I always carry with me a sweater to throw on for that time when he sun goes down and of course since I'm a total hat girl, had to add that perfect panama/fedora! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!