Favorite Protein Supplement | Featuring Sports Research

Favorite Protein Supplement | Featuring Sports Research

Have you guys ever tried the bone broth protein from Sports Research? It’s my latest obsession! It’s basically a mixable protein that you can add to recipes and drinks. Each serving has over 20 grams of pure bone broth protein with Collagen and natural amino acids. It’s also non-GMO, dairy and gluten free, certified Paleo and Keto-friendly.

The Perfect Pair of Classic Shoes | Featuring Aquatalia & Zappos

The Perfect Pair of Classic Shoes | Featuring Aquatalia & Zappos

I’m always on the lookout for cute shoes and when I saw these cute black Aquatalia shoes from Zappos, I could not resist! They are such a classic look and I love it because I can wear them with anything. They can be dressed up for a night out, or worn casual to run errands in, and yes, I really can run errands in these. They are that comfortable! The heel is so solid, I feel totally confident wearing these around and I know I won’t be dying to take them off as soon as I get home.  

Winter Essentials | Featuring BabbleBoxx

Winter Essentials | Featuring BabbleBoxx

I don’t know about you guys but I am so excited for Winter! If you guys love winter as much as I do, you will love this cold weather comfort line up I have for you!

Hotel Overview | Featuring W Seattle

 
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The W Hotels always have the best vibes, interior décor, and amenities, but the modern feel to the W Seattle Hotel was all sorts of amazing. They made me and my little man feel right at home from the very beginning. Even though he was all out of sorts because he's not necessarily a "city dog"... he found comfort in our cozy room!

 
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The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle with gorgeous views of the city, and in walking distance to restaurants, Seattle parks, and entertainment you can walk to just about anything your heart desires. 

 
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The building itself feels like a piece of art with their most recent renovations, the culture of the city is brought to life within the hotel.

 
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Although, the amenities don’t end with the beautiful interior décor.  There are a variety of suite options, access to 24 hour room service, a fully equipped gym, and full pet amenities.

 
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Hemingway was a happy guy here on his stay with us at this swanky location! He was extra happy that he got to enjoy time with us in the living room area where we could have drinks and bites and have him with us. 

 
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The W Seattle has a wonderful scene within the hotel as well in their lounge and bar called the Living Room, which has a modern swanky vibe.

 
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They also have an award-winning restaurant, Trace, which offers a variety of delicious seasonal dishes.

 
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With all sorts of amazing accommodations at the W Seattle you will feel refreshed by the mix of relaxation and culture of the Seattle scene that you can enjoy at your stay at the W Seattle.  

 
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We can't wait to visit this beautiful location again!

 
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Chic Fall Pieces | Featuring Blank NYC & Zappos

Chic Fall Pieces | Featuring Blank NYC & Zappos

Now that the weather is getting a bit chillier, I am so excited to shop for some fall outfits! Zappos totally got me started off on the right foot with these cute Blank NYC pieces. I have been dying for a cute and comfortable pair of skinny vegan leather pants, and these were exactly what I was looking for. They are so cute and so chic. They are also super versatile, I could literally pair any top and shoes with these pants and feel totally put together.

Easy & Healthy Strawberry Smoothie | Recipe

Easy & Healthy Strawberry Smoothie | Recipe

I love a good smoothie in the morning, something with lots of nutrients and no added sugar. This smoothie recipe is a fave of mine because it’s only three ingredients: frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and almond milk.

Essential Oil Pillow Spray | DIY

Essential Oil Pillow Spray | DIY

I love using an essential oil diffuser to help me relax. It’s effective, but sometimes I feel like it could be doing more. So, I started Googling new ways to use essential oils, and that’s when I found the idea of a DIY essential oil pillow spray! This is truly such an amazing idea, you guys. Basically, all you have to do is fill a small spray bottle with water and a few drops of relaxing essential oils and then spray it on your pillow! This spray covers your pillow with an aroma that induces relaxation and supports a healthy sleep pattern.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Willow's Lodge

Hotel Overview | Featuring Willow's Lodge

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington. Willows Lodge is truly such an amazing and magical place and the property is so beautiful. It’s located on five lush acres that border the Sammamish River in West Washington’s wine country. Willows Lodge makes every effort to be the most relaxing getaway. Each guest room and suite has a gorgeous fireplace and soaking tub designed for two and the exterior of the lodge is so green and beautiful.
 

3 Ingredient Lip Revitalizing Scrub | DIY

3 Ingredient Lip Revitalizing Scrub | DIY

One of my biggest pet peeves is the feeling of chapped lips, so that’s why I pretty much always have lip balm on me. It’s definitely a must have because the feeling of dry lips can strike anytime. Especially now that it’s getting chillier out. Trust me, nothing is worse than putting lipstick on less than moisturized and conditioned lips. Luckily, I also have a secret weapon, this three ingredient lip scrub which is a total life saver. Whenever I start to feel that my lips aren’t in tip top shape, I whip up this scrub.

Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup | Recipe

Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup | Recipe

Dinner is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day, but it’s also typically the heaviest. I hate that bloated feeling I sometimes get after eating dinner, so lately I’ve been trying to eat lighter for dinner so I don’t spend the rest of the night feeling sluggish or bloated. This soup is perfect for days when I want to stay feeling light! It’s so yummy and nourishing, plus I can eat an entire bowl and still feel both skinny and full afterwards. I love it!

Launching Bumble Bizz at Olive & Ivy

Launching Bumble Bizz at Olive & Ivy

Hey guys!  I’m excited to announce that Bumble has done it again and they are releasing a new part of their app called Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz specializes in allowing users to make business connections. I think this is so cool, especially because Bizz is staying true to Bumble’s roots. Just like the dating service Bumble offers, women make the first move. Bumble is continuing to put women in the power seat.

Favorite Luggage | Featuring Away Travel

Favorite Luggage | Featuring Away Travel

As you guys probably already know, I am ALWAYS traveling. I love getting to see places
and experience new things, but I also love having all my essentials with me so I can feel at
home even when I’m away. Thankfully, I recently found a luggage company who values these
things as well! Away Luggage believes that your suitcase should act as your home away from
home.

Trending Tops | NYFW 2017

Trending Tops | NYFW 2017

Saving the best for last, let’s talk tops! Tops are definitely one of my favorite pieces to shop for. You can never have too many tops in your closet because they come in so many different styles, and I love having options. I saw a huge variety of tops when I was at NYFW, some I was already wearing and some that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.

Outerwear Trends | NYFW 2017

Outerwear Trends | NYFW 2017

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO excited for sweater weather. I love getting cozy in cute winter clothes and cuddling with a blanket and some hot tea. Fall is totally upon us so I am doing a little outfit prepping. Luckily, while I was at New York Fashion Week last month I got a ton of cold weather outfit inspo. This year’s outerwear trends are all about being cute and cozy and I’m here for it. Some of my favorite chilly weather trends that I saw at NYFW were oversized sweaters, destroyed sweaters, the classic trench coat, faux fur jackets, and of course, black leather jackets.

Accessory Trends | NYFW 2017

Accessory Trends | NYFW 2017

A constant trend at NYFW this year was definitely on point accessorizing. I'm so obsessed with all of the cute head wear, sunglasses, and jewelry that I saw at Fashion Week. My fave accessory that I spotted in New York was the cutest oversized sun hat in black from Christian Siriano. I love it so much because it goes with literally any outfit. It can be matched with a super casual outfit on a sunny day, or can go with a nicer outfit in the evening to add some dramatic flare. Either way, I'm in love, so I will definitely be linking that hat down below in my list.

Girls Staycay | Featuring Bumble x Hotel Valley Ho

Girls Staycay | Featuring Bumble x Hotel Valley Ho

My Bumble girls and I recently had the opportunity to have a weekend staycay at Hotel Valley Ho and it was the BEST. I love that Bumble brings us together for super fun events like this one. My favorite thing about BumbleBFF is how much emphasis they put on harvesting friendships. It’s hard to find time in my busy schedule to really give each of my friendships the attention and quality time that they deserve, but BumbleBFF has really helped me with this! I really do love getting to spend quality time with my friends at our events, and our Bumble x Hotel Valley Ho staycay was definitely one for the books.

Restaurant Overview | Featuring ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Restaurant Overview | Featuring ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

I recently partnered with BumbleBFF and Hotel Valley Ho to host a girls staycation in Scottsdale, Arizona.  As a part of the staycation Hotel Valley Ho hosted us for a dinner and brunch over the course of our stay at their restaurant, ZuZu. Which offers a modern twist on classic fare. The restaurant had such a nice ambiance that features live music on Friday and Saturday evenings that gave all the good vibes throughout the night.

Dress Trends | NYFW 2017

Dress Trends | NYFW 2017

New York Fashion Week was so amazing this year! One of my favorite parts of NYFW is
checking out what styles of dresses are going to be trending. Well, good news, if you're goal is
to stay on trend this season, you have plenty of dress styles to choose from!

How To Get Flawless & Photo-Ready Skin | Featuring Givenchy

How To Get Flawless & Photo-Ready Skin | Featuring Givenchy

Hey everyone! Interns, Bethany and Jade here! We have recently had the opportunity to try the Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation, and you guys, we’re so obsessed. It’s so lightweight and it leaves you looking flawless. Plus, we love that Givenchy offers plenty of shades to perfectly accommodate each of us! Keep reading to check out each of our own experiences with Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation.