December 30, 2015

#GOALS: 2016

Every new year, along with the rest of the world, I set personal goals for myself. Today, I'm sharing a few (not all) of them with you in today's post to serve as a little inspiration for some things that you might like to shoot for in 2016.

December 28, 2015

Drop the Ball

This outfit is meant to be my New Year's look but I couldn't help but take a few photos in front of this pretty Christmas set up, soooo...there you go.

December 23, 2015

Lots of Layers: Men's and Women's Fashion

Another bonus post for ya'll this week!
I told ya'll I was saving my favorite post from the shoot with Stevi and Roger for last, and here it is!

December 21, 2015


It's Christmas week! It's Christmas week!
Hence, the reason this post is a little late going up this morning. Times are hectic, people!
Today, I'm showing you a look that I think is perfect for a holiday party!

December 16, 2015

Casual Cool: Men's and Women's Fashion

I'm happy to bring another post featuring Stevi and Roger to The Life of a Lady this week. This time, we're going for a more casual look for both women and men.

December 14, 2015

Keeping Cozy

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind and I can't help but stop to thank God that I'm finally finding what I think I'm meant to do. I've been enjoying taking my blog further and further and broadening my life with an unexpected interest in photography. I can't wait to see where this newfound passion takes me. Check out some of my photography work on my SERVICES page!

Now, let's talk about this cute little plaid dress that I'm a little bit obsessed with..

December 10, 2015

Festive for the Holidays: Men's & Women's Fashion

I'm super excited to bring something new to the blog, ya'll! I'm broadening my styling horizons to men's fashion and can't thank Roger and Stevi enough for letting me dress them up for three looks!

The first is obviously geared toward the holiday season! There are so many opportunities during this time of year to get creative with party looks. Hopefully these will give you some inspiration for your next holiday event!

December 7, 2015

Holiday Gift Guides for Her & Him

'Tis the season to avoid frantically searching for mediocre gifts at the last minute on Christmas Eve, ladies and gents! Wait, that's not how the song goes? Ah, well, still true.

I've come up with 10 fun gifts from all price ranges for women and men that anyone would love to receive this holiday season, and I'm sharing them with you in today's post!

November 30, 2015

Plaid Perfection

Happy Monday, ya'll! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving filled with food, family, and memories!

This simple, chic look is perfect for semi-chilly days because of the light layering going on here. Keep reading for all the details!

November 23, 2015

BRANDZAFFAIR-Your fave brands at amazing prices.

Happy Monday, ya'll!

Today, we're talking deals on all your favorite brands. Who doesn't love a great deal, right?! Brandzaffair is an online clearing house that brings you the current sales and promotions going on at that given time for a huge variety of well-known brands. 

There are so many features on the site that you can use as tools to help you find what you're looking for at the best possible price. Through the site, you can connect with friends via chat or video to go on a virtual shopping trip in the comfort of your own home while maintaining communication with people you know will give you their honest opinion on products.

The editor-in-chief, Ashley, runs the website's blog where she regularly gives readers fashion advice and product reviews. 

I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Brandzaffair for this look.

November 16, 2015


I saved my favorite look from my shoot with my uncle for last!
You could say that I'm obsessed with this one!

November 9, 2015


I bought this dress because I've been obsessed with anything suede lately. When I brought it home and tried it on, I was less than thrilled about it because I felt it looked a little boring on me. But then, I added accessories and my mind is completely changed. It just goes to show you that a few accessories can change how you feel about a piece drastically. Just thought I'd share that tidbit of information in case you ever feel something is a little too "blah" for your liking. Now, I love this dress. I've worn it twice already(:

November 4, 2015

November 2, 2015


Happy Monday!
Today, I'm showing you a look that's both, fall appropriate and will still keep you cool when temperatures are still high up there.

October 29, 2015


Day 4 was spent relaxing by the pool and in the hot tub. I could do this all day, every day, for the rest of my life.

October 26, 2015


Day one consisted of my first plane experience since I was too young to know what a plane even was...I was nervous, but I got over it and now, I feel like I can fly anywhere.

October 19, 2015


Happy Monday, ya'll! If you're reading this any time between Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21, I'll be soaking up some sun on the deck of the Royal Oasis cruise ship and enjoying every minute of it! (;
Don't worry, I'm taking plenty of photos and will, of course, post a recap of my adventures to the Bahamas!
But first things first! Here's what I'm taking with me!

October 12, 2015


This week, I'm bringing wideleg vibes to The Life of a Lady and I am LOVING it! You all know that my love for 1970's fashion is never-ending, so these amazing Free People pants are making their second appearance on the blog. Check out my Back from the 70's post to see their debut.

October 4, 2015


Happy Monday!
Today's look is brought to you by coffee. Because that's the only thing getting me through this crazy morning. 

September 28, 2015


Hey guys! Have you missed my face?

This week's look is simple and chic because that's just how I roll.

September 25, 2015


It's the final day of my Fall Lookbook series for Susan's in New Iberia, LA!
I'm obsessed with how it all turned out and sad that it's over at the same time, so we're just going to have to find some time to do it again in the future, right ladies?!

If you haven't checked out Looks 1, 2, 3, & 4 yet, you definitely should! You know you want to!

All pieces from these three looks I'm showing you today are stocked in the shop now! ....minus the boots, just sayin.

September 24, 2015


Another day, another exciting post from my Susan's Boutique Fall Lookbook!

If you haven't seen Looks 1, 2, & 3 yet, be sure to check those out!
All pieces (except boots) from these three looks are currently stocked at Susan's Boutique in New Iberia, LA! Head to the shop ASAP to get your look together for Sugarcane Festival weekend if you haven't already!

September 23, 2015


Day 3 of the Fall Lookbook series for Susan's Boutique in New Iberia, LA has arrived and I'm showing you a couple of great looks that you locals will look amazing in for the Sugarcane Festival this weekend!

If you haven't seen Looks 1 & 2 yet, be sure to check them out!
All pieces from these two looks are currently stocked in the shop with the exception of the boots, so run and get yours now!

September 22, 2015


 It's day 2 of the Fall Lookbook Series for Susan's Boutique in New Iberia, LA!
If you haven't seen Look 1 yet, be sure to check it out on yesterday's post!
All pieces from these two looks are currently stocked in the shop with the exception of the shoes and hats.

September 21, 2015


Happy Monday, readers!
Today, I'm kicking off a weeklong series of posts full of fabulous fall fashion from Susan's Boutique in New Iberia, LA!

Susan's is devoted to bringing fabulous styles to ladies in both junior's and women's sizes. The shop carries the perfect ratio of classic and trendy pieces with tons of unique jewelry and accessories! It's currently full of beautiful pieces to help you transition from summer to fall!

All pieces from these two looks are currently stocked in the shop with the exception of the shoes which can be found in Maegan's and Kristen's closets, but those are off limits to you guys! Sorry(;

September 14, 2015


Happy Monday! Question: Are you a "dress for the weather" person or a "dress for the season" person?
Me? I'm a "dress for the season but will not be caught in a fur vest and boots in 80 degree weather just because it's September" person. You know, the normal kind. So here's to you, Louisiana, for keeping it nice and toasty outside just the way I like it until you're ready to freeze over which time, I will be happily locked inside my heated apartment with lots of books and coffee to get me through to summer again. Ok, I'm not that cynical..I just really love summer.

September 7, 2015


HAPPY LABOR DAY! Today's look is all about this pretty pink tunic!
The drop waist top can be paired with jeans or leggings (hellooo comfort!). I went with a light washed pair of jeans this time and cuffed them to show off my favorite pair of tan booties. Layered necklaces (as usual) add detail to this solid colored top.

August 31, 2015


It's Monday again, and although Monday's are no one's favorite day of the week, you better believe I've got something to occupy you for about five minutes. Haha. Last weekend, I went down south for a quick visit with my momma and enjoyed some bayou-side quality time with her. 

August 24, 2015


Happy Monday, readers! Today, I'm bringing you a post that's very near and dear to my heart! I'm featuring a boutique adventure that my college friend, Jamie Rogers, recently embarked on and I could not be more proud of her! J'aime Boutique is located in Bayou Vista, LA, and it is THE place to go for all of your inner flower child's desires! Everything about this adorable little shop screams boho chic!

August 17, 2015


 It's Monday again, ya'll! My weekend went by way too fast, but I did have tons of fun and I'll have the pictures to prove it next week.

But first things first...this neutral look is what we're talking about today!

August 10, 2015


This week's post is the final installment of the Sisters of New Iberia Boutique Spotlight, and this time, I'm showing you the look I chose for myself from this fab little shop!

August 3, 2015


It's no secret that I love a great maxi skirt. What is a secret, however, is that I've always been a little too self conscious to rock the crop top in it's true, midriff baring form. Hey, I didn't say it was a super juicy/interesting secret. I'm working on letting that insecurity go, though (ignore the rhyme), and trying to let loose a little.

July 27, 2015


Hey party people! Today, I'm teaming up with Warby Parker to show you how I #seesummerbetter in their amazing sunglasses! I may not be doing a whole lot of traveling, but I'm still having a nice summer! Here's how I spend my free time!

July 24, 2015


At around 7:30PM last night, my college town was struck with devastating tragedy as a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater I spent many nights at. The shooter killed 3 including himself, and injured several more locals in the place I still call home. It is with a heavy heart that I bring this topic to my otherwise cheerful, bubbly blog. As our community comes closer together during this time of confusion and fear, my prayer is that all of these tragic events come to an end soon. That we rely on our Savior to guide us through what is now a very scary world to live in. We cannot live in fear.

"He will be our peace." Micah 5:5

July 20, 2015


Happy Monday! What's the best part about Monday's? My weekly blog post going live! Duh!

July 13, 2015


A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to a fab little boutique in my hometown called Sisters. Well, I'm back with Part TWO of my Sisters looks and this one stars my own little sister, Lexi, again! How many times can I say "sister(s)" in one post?

July 6, 2015


It's always difficult to get back to business on Monday morning, but when you've had an extra long weekend, it's even more difficult...or is it just me? Annnyyywayyyy, Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen! This week's look is a casual one...most of my looks are.

June 30, 2015


 Last weekend, I had the pleasure of popping into a great boutique in my home town and styling my pretty baby sister with a few of the awesome pieces in the store! Sisters is owned and run by Mrs. Angela Courtois who was the sweetest, most helpful lady anyone could ask for! Her shop is full of unique displays and one-of-a-kind props that make her shop different from the rest. And, of course, she's got some really great pieces from amazing brands!

June 22, 2015


In honor of Father's Day, my fabulous little sister came up to visit my dad and I for the weekend! We're two peas in a pod, so any time we get to spend with each other is always a good time. We went to see my cousin's band, Quiet District, play in a nearby town and had a blast.

June 17, 2015


I'm not one to get my nails professionally done all that often. I, honestly, can't remember the last time I went to a salon for a mani. I enjoy it and all, but why drive to a salon and pay to get my nails done, when I can stay at home in my pj's and do them myself while binge watching episodes of One Tree Hill on Netflix all day? No reason. No reason at all.

My top 10 nail colors for summer:

June 8, 2015

70's Style Icon:Olivia Newton John

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; the 1970's has been a long time front runner for the title of my favorite fashion era. Today, we're talking about, English babe, Olivia Newton John, particularly, her ensemble in the photo below. 

Photo source: Pop Music Library

What I love about this look from her is the mix of chunky accessories (i.e. her belt and platform boots) with a casual t-shirt, shorts, vest combo. 70's glamour and 60's minimalism all in the same look.

Today, I'm helping you to recreate her look with pieces you can find now!

Start with a basic, olive colored, long sleeved top. This one is updated a tad bit because of the cropped hemline.

A pair of denim shorts is next on the list. Olivia's are super short, but stick with whatever's comfortable for you.

Part of what makes me love this look so much is the long plaid vest. Any print will work here, since the rest of the look is solid, so have fun with it! The two below are great options.

Cotton On                                         Forever21

Olivia's boots scream 60s and 70s. A gray boot with a chunky heel will give a similar effect to your look. If it's too hot to wear a knee high boot where you are, go for an ankle boot!

My favorite part of her look is her belt. I think it's such a fun statement piece. Add the same type of statement to your look with a toned down chain belt like this one, or the many others on the market right now!

Complete your look with a long, gold necklace, and you're good to groove! Haha! Sorry for the cheesiness, but you know you love it as much as I do!

There's something so fun about recreating an amazing look from the past! What is your favorite fashion decade to pull inspiration from? Let me know in the comments!

Peace, love, and Olivia,

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