Lace Up Dress and Suede OTK Boots


Lace Up Dress – wearing size small // Leather Abi Jacket – wearing size Xsmall // Suede Free People Over-the-Knee Boots

This casual on-trend outfit is perfect for the season. I partnered with one of my favorite petite boutiques – J & J Petite to put this neutral look together. The lace-up neckline is everywhere right now and these suede free people boots pair perfectly with the dress! I’ve worn them with jeans and dresses and I love them with both. This leather jacket is a great layering piece to have this fall –¬†the neutral color makes it a great option to for wearing over any outfit and I love the gold details.

I’m spending tonight going to the gym for a class I just started doing every week (Chicago girls, I’ll be telling you about it soon!) and then watching the Cubs game & debate with my roommates! My cousin’s wedding is this weekend and I can’t wait – it’s back home in South Bend and it’s going to be SO beautiful. We are wearing these Adrianna Papell bridesmaid dresses and Jessi got her dress at Kleinfeld’s in NYC -it’s amazing, I can’t wait to show you guys pictures of her! And Nani’s dress is stunning too – snaps to come ūüôā

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How to Style a Tulle Skirt


Black Tulle Skirt (size 24) // Camel Turtleneck Top // Similar Black Suede Pumps // Chloe Small Drew Leather Shoulder Bag

Having a Carrie Brashaw moment in tulle tonight ūüôā

No fashion trend adds femininity to an¬†outfit like a layered tulle skirt. It’s the it-girl staple item – classic, dainty, and elegant. I styled this skirt for fall and paired it with a camel colored turtle neck and black suede pumps – I love how these colors look together. Take a look through Space 46 Boutique’s beautiful collection of tulle skirts – this is the perfect outfit idea for the upcoming holiday season. Style a tulle skirt this winter for that upcoming holiday party – you’ll make a statement!

Have a good night! xo


Photography by: Sed Bona

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Transitional Fall Outfit


Lily Jacket in Mauve or here in Navy -wearing size small //Grey Rib Tank Top // White Jeans // Similar Open Toe Booties in Leather // Similar Suede Booties in Suede //  Silver Tassel Necklace with Crystal // Two Toned Silver Chain Crossbody // Silver Watch // Rose Gold Sunglasses  

I got back home late last night after such a good weekend in Kentucky. It was Big Blue Madness weekend¬†– which is a huge deal for Kentucky Basketball fans (this¬†intro video¬†gave me chills!) – so the city was packed. I loved catching up with so many of my old teammates and friends from school. I had such a good time catching up with my best friend Lindsey over the weekend. Back when we were cheering, we’d always talk about how we couldn’t wait to come back and visit for games and Big Blue Madness as alumni so we could see the madness from the other side of the court (and wear cute alumni shirts, get cocktails before at the¬†Hyatt bar connected to the arena, and actually get to eat the ice cream at Rupp Arena instead of watching people eat it in the stands.. you know, the little things haha). It was so bittersweet finally getting that experience, leaving on Sunday was so hard! (PS – it was so awesome getting the chance to meet so many of you girls who read my blog in Lexington – thank you so much for coming up to say hello, you made my weekend!!)

I was expecting to come back to chilly fall weather in Chicago, but the weather¬†is still so beautiful here – sunny and 80 degrees in the middle of October, it’s crazy! This transitional outfit idea is great for if you live somewhere warm but still want to dress for the season. I love the pink and white color combination and how the open toe booties turned this into a fall outfit. This¬†dusty pink chiffon jacket from J & J Petite is one of my favorite fall pieces – it looks good worn zipped up as a jacket or draped open like a cardigan (also available in navy!). See their new arrivals for other cute petite pieces for this season. Thanks for stopping by to read, have a great week!

This is the season of open toe booties – here are a few options I love:

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25 Simple Ways to Fall in Love with Your Life This Month



1. Buy a pint of Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream as needed. You’re welcome.

2. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Being a skeptic is exhausting and no one really likes those people anyway. Train yourself to see the best in people.

3. Make travel plans more often and stick to them. Even if one friend bails, or you didn’t save enough money, or it’s easier to just stay in town for the weekend – ¬†make the plan and book the flight, it’ll be so worth it! Go for experiences, not things.

4. Trust your gut.

5.¬†Listen to sad songs. Seriously. My¬†roommates always¬†tell me my spotify playlists are depressing, but I really love emotional music. AND in this¬†study,¬†researchers found that¬†listening to sad music seemed to be linked to¬†increased happiness around the globe and generated ‚Äúbeneficial emotional effects such as regulating negative emotion and mood as well as consolation”. [My¬†playlist here]

6. Learn your love language. This will help with all of the relationships in your life.

7. Take a Sunday drive with someone you love to see admire the fall leaves.

8. Write stuff down when you think of it (start a note in your iPhone). Anyone who knows me knows how I love making lists. I make a list for everything.  It turns out Рchecking things off a list actually makes you happier in the long run (Read this article).

9. Clear out your closet – simplify and declutter.

10. Celebrate every chance you get. Sometimes you need to take a break and reward yourself for what you’ve accomplished. Even if it’s just wine and pizza nights with girlfriends.

11. Get to know your neighbors.

12. Invest in your relationships.

13. Stop complaining: negative talk produces negative thoughts; negative thoughts produce negative results.

14. Go to bed earlier.

15. Stop procrastinating. Procrastination makes you feel rushed which makes you stressed. Make an effort to start getting things done before their last minute deadline.

16. Do this ab workout as many times a week as you can.

17. Call your grandma.

18. FORGIVE that person.

19. Starbucks unsweetened green tea with 1 pump of peach flavoring. Try it.

20. Pinterest quotes to motivate, inspire, and make you think.

21.¬†Don’t forget to aim for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day – even if it’s just a 30 minute walk outside. I know you hear this all the time, but it really is the best way to increase your brain’s¬†dopamine¬†production (happy¬†chemicals in your brain).

22. Call old friends to catch up.

23. Get a daily devotional and read from it first thing when you wake up in the morning. You’ll start your day with a better mindset.

24. Less eating out Рmore groceries & meal planning (and save $$).

25. Start a gratitude journal. Write down a three things every night you were thankful for that day. Reflect at the end of the week. My good friend referenced me to a book where I got this idea РThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor (great read).

We are all responsible for creating our own happiness, regardless of life’s circumstances. We can start¬†loving our lives exactly as they are right now by enjoying¬†the simple little joys in our every day lives. Thanks for¬†reading xoxo, Olivia


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Rainy Day Outfit Ideas


Petite Pink Rain Mac sold out (wearing 0Petite) but still available in: White Regular & White Petite [from Topshop] // Striped Tie Belt Dress (Regular/Petite) //  Tall Black Hunter Rain boots // Rebecca Minkoff Light Pink Love Crossbody on sale here (and in suede here) // Right Time Sunglasses by Quay

When it’s raining, ¬†but there are¬†places to go and people to see you, you have to plan ahead for how you’re going arrive¬†without looking like a frizzy wet mess. This time of year¬†we’re starting to get a¬†lot more rain – which is my least favorite weather to dress for because personally I think it’s the most difficult. Here are¬†three keys pieces you should have in your closet to throw on when the forecast isn’t looking too great to create a simple go-to look for¬†rainy¬†days:

1. Cute Rain Coat or Trench Coat Options:

2. Rain boots Рthe tall Hunter boots work pretty well, but the short boots look cute too! I love the Hunter boot inserts for when it starts to get cold.

3. A trendy umbrella (just ordered this cute thing!)

Photography by: Sed Bona

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Merlot Romper Maxi


Wine Lace Romper Maxi [Raelynn’s Boutique] wearing size small with alterations – runs a little big (Use code RLORBLOG15 for 15% off when you order) // Similar Nude Suede Heels // Mac Rebel Lipstick with Mac Currant Lip Liner

Fall in Chicago has been so beautiful lately. High 60s with the leaves changing, I love this season! Last week I wore this gorgeous lace romper/maxi to an event downtown on Oak Street and got so many compliments on it – it’s a stunner! Raelynn’s Boutique has a bunch of cute new things for fall – check out their new arrivals here. This maroon/wine color is taking over my wardrobe right now¬†– I just got¬†these Nikes, this bralette, and this romper in this color.. my fave.

I’ve been working on putting my office together this month and I’ll be posting about it on here pretty soon. It’s a small space that I’m making into an office nook, so hopefully it will give ya some good ideas for decorating when space is limited. My older brother came over today to help hang a bunch of things on the walls and to help me wallpaper. This removable wallpaper from Target is so easy and the cutest print – plus it’s only temporary and adds personality¬†to any room!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday night! Ordered chinese takeout, having a glass of wine, and making a new playlist for the week, the life. Thanks for reading guys – I just updated my shop tab on the top of my homepage with some new things! xo, liv

Photography by Sed Bona


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Nordstrom Rack ‚Äď Clear The Rack Sale



Today is the first day of the Nordstrom Rack ‘Clear the Rack Sale’ (additional 25% off clearance styles for a savings of up to 75% off), so I rounded up a post with few of my favorite sale items I have in my cart right now to share with you guys. It’s the perfect time to stock up on all your cold weather items for fall/winter if you haven’t already – ¬†the sale ends on Monday¬†(the 10th) and things are selling out very fast so be sure to shop these deals before they’re gone!


In my cart:

Black Suede Pumps / Wine Suede Pumps

High-low Turtleneck sweater

Two-toned Versace Watch

Chunky Frye Bootie

Ivory + Black Satin Tank

Multi-layer Teardrop Vince Camuto Necklace

Halogen Bronze Puffer Coat

Faux Fur Trim Northface Parka

Open Toe Leather Booties

Wildfox Graphic Sweatshirt (SO soft & comfy)

Wildfox ‘Keeper’ t-shirt

Lacy Bralette

Valentino Crossbody


Have a good weekend and happy shopping!! xo

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NA-KD Fashion Snapchat Haul

Hi guys! If you’re following along on snapchat (oliviaMrink), I wanted to put all the links to find the NA-KD Fashion items I just posted about so you can find them online! I discovered this new brand a few weeks ago and I love it, so I wanted to introduce you¬†guys to it. I did a ‘snapchat haul’ sharing all the new pieces I found for fall from their collection so you can get a feel for what their clothing looks like and how it fits. And for all my PETITE READERS – they offer XXS in several pieces! Hallelujah, that never happens. ¬†I’ll be posting more outfit ideas in the future featuring these pieces, have a good rest of your night!! Use code OliviaR20 for 20% off all items.



Black Lace Jumpsuit (wearing XXS)


Off-the-shoulder Sweater (wearing small)


Dusty Pink Silk Pants (wearing 34) + Black Lace Bralette (wearing XXS)

Turtleneck Necklace

Camel Turtleneck (wearing XS) + Silver Wrap Necklace


Purple Bikini Top (XS) / High-waisted lace-up Bikini Bottoms (XS)

Bringing this + the next one to Mexico in a couple months!


Sporty Mesh Bikini Top (XS) / Mesh Bikini Bottoms (XS)


Cut-out Top (XS)



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