There comes a moment in May, sometimes earlier, when the idea of summer and hits and becomes fully enticing. The days get warmer, the sun beats down harder, and the music is louder as anticipation of something great sets in. Summer is special, especially for students, as it is a long break from days of … Continue reading music to listen to with your windows down: summer 2019 playlist
A lot of what we see on Instagram is all about the numbers. Who has more followers? More likes? More comments? However, lately I've been seeing a shift in the way people go about running their page. There's a new, widespread intimacy to Instagram that wasn't there even a year ago. Engagement is still key, … Continue reading the #1 way to connect with your instagram followers in 2019
A little over a week ago, I, Absolutely Olivia, left the not-so-humble age of 15 in the dust. 15 held all the usual highs and lows that people go on about...I can legally drive on my own, went to my first music festival, hit a few road bumps in October, got my first two bylines … Continue reading i’m 16 now…what does this mean?!
One thing I don't often share on the blog are brands that I adore and follow closely on Instagram. Although I don't follow too many, the ones I do follow are special and unique to the fashion industry, whether it be through their mission, creation process, or clothing. The majority of my favorite brands are … Continue reading 7 Ethical/POC-Owned/Woman-Owned Brands to Shop Now
My motto this past week has been: if you can't afford to go to the desert, bring the desert to you. 😉 Coachella is the music festival to end all music festivals with headliners like Ariana Grande, Kasey Musgraves, and Billie Eilish. Every year that it comes around you're either going or scrolling through your … Continue reading what i would’ve worn if i had gone to coachella
Last week I received an email that I had been patiently impatiently waiting for since November. It was an email that very nearly altered my future and consequently, the rest of my life. Towards the end of the supposed receiving date, I was refreshing my email every second, ready for the news to arrive. It … Continue reading i was rejected from art school… here’s what i learned
Every year since Absolutely Olivia started, I've done a Spring Lookbook. If you've read my most recent life update post, you know that I'm searching for new ways of creative motivation. I found myself unexcited to shoot your typical old spring looks, so I decided to add a funky twist to the styling to make … Continue reading rainbow spring lookbook!
RETROGRADE Before I address anything else that's been going on in my life, I want to talk about the most exciting thing that's happened to me recently... I'M PUBLISHED!! IN A MAGAZINE!! If you follow my Instagram (@absolutelyolivia) you may have seen me posting frantic stories in January about my fear of failure in reference … Continue reading life update // getting back on track
Photography has held a special place in my heart ever since I started this blog, but it has since expanded from amateur shots of the autumnal leaves changing to slightly better than amateur shots of people, objects, and places. Every season on the blog I share photos I have taken and I'm excited to be … Continue reading Winter Photography 2019
Part of my mission statement for Absolutely Olivia reads: "Through Absolutely Olivia, I aim to inspire and empower others through fashion, lifestyle, and words." When reading this, it's easy to pick up on what I mean by inspire, but sometimes even I have a hard time picking about what exactly it means to empower. By … Continue reading how to find an outfit that EMPOWERS you