Posted on September 1, 2015

A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime


silk shorts vest linea pelle bag olia walking shorts olia sleeveless vest silk checkered shorts black vest silk checkered shorts marc fisher pumps Photography: Evan McGinnis

Shorts: S.I.L.K. // Shoes: Marc Fisher, Similar here // Bag: Linea Pelle // Vest: ASOS // Jewelry: Bling Jewelry

How’s everyone’s start of their week off to? Mine was well,.. pretty rough. Yesterday I had to make the extremely difficult decision to give away the cat I had taken in a couple months back.

For those of you who don’t know, this cat (who I had named May) pretty much just appeared into my life looking very ill about 2-3 months ago. Being an animal lover, I just couldn’t help but not take care of the poor thing so I took her in as if she was my own. I cared for her and did everything I could for her. She was a very old cat, had clearly been abandoned at some point in her life and completely neglected. She was literally skin and bones and I couldn’t get her to put on any weight. She also had a condition where she would howl all night long keeping me up at night every day. After countless vet trips and realizing I could no longer do more for her, I made the decision to take her to the animal shelter yesterday. It’s a safe place for her and as long as she is healthy they will keep her there and take care of her and who knows, maybe someone will adopt her and give her what I unfortunately could not. I do realize, however, that if she begins to worsen in health, they will probably let her go which pains me a LOT but I do find comfort in knowing it will be in peace and she will not be alone.

I do however have that guilt in me because I wish I could have helped her more. I tell myself well, did I try enough? Was there something else I could have done? But, at the end of the day I just had to tell myself that sometimes there are things that are completely out of your control.

People (and animals) come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how or why these things happen in life but just have to trust that it’s all in God’s plan.

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Posted on August 31, 2015

Navy Skater Skirt


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Top: Forever 21, similar here / Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger // Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (old) // Bag: Here

Happy Monday everyone!! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and is feeling much more rested than I am today. I went out on the town with some girlfriends over the weekend and lets just say the whole, “It’s going to be a mellow night and I’m going to get home early and still have a super productive day the next day,” totally didn’t happen…

..Does it ever?

Yep. I totally felt it and still do. I was moving pretty slow yesterday and although I really want to do the same today, I gotta get back to the grind. While cozying up at home last night I did however catch the MTV VMA’s and let me just say — I don’t even know what to think about it.

Parts of it had me and then others honestly left me at a total snoozefest. Am I alone? Another thing – I thought this was an award show? I felt like they gave 3 awards total away, 2 of which went to T. Swift. I don’t know… I’m left scratching my head but hey, that’s A-OK.

Hope you guys have a great start to your week!!

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Posted on August 27, 2015

Lady in the Red Dress


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Dress: Forever 21 // Blazer: Forever 21 // Shoes: Klub Nico // Bag: Hayden Harnett // Jewelry: Bling Jewelry

I like to say my style is girlie and very SoCal chic but when I want to, I like to dress up a bit so today I’m flaunting this little red dress – just to get us all in the mood for the weekend, of course. What I love doing most with my outfits is mixing high and low price points. My dress and blazer are a total steal while my shoes and bag are a bit of a higher price point (while still not being too high). I think it goes to show that you don’t have to spend a ton and you can mix high and low fashion all the time.

A little about my real life situation – my animals are killing me. Not only is this cat I took in driving me up the wall but just yesterday had to take my dog in because he had an infection as well! What is going on!? I’m actually pretty embarrassed because everyone at the pet hospital knows me just by my voice. I call and say hello and they just say, “Hi Olia, this is for Merlot right?” and I’m thinking, “Wait, how did you know? I didn’t even say my name.” Sigh…


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