Thoughts

Seeing Past Your Privilege

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As I’m starting this post, I have no idea how long or how short it will be, but sometimes that’s the point of a blog; to write off the top of your head about matters that are important to you. I’ve been wanting to write a post about the political climate of America for a … Continue reading


Absolutely Olivia: Year in Review

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One year ago yesterday, Absolutely Olivia was first published onto the Internet with only an About page and a promise for exciting posts to come. Yep, you heard that right, Absolutely Olivia has been out in the world for an entire year! Creating this Fashion, Lifestyle, etc. blog is the coolest and best decision I’ve … Continue reading


Summer Favorites

I normally look to fellow bloggers for recommendations or ideas when I’m searching for a certain item, whether it be a beauty product or a clothing piece. A lot of times to do that, I go through Favorites posts because then I know for sure I’ll be buying a quality item! I, myself, have never … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes of a Solo Style: Cairo, Illinois

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*Before I get started into the post you came here to see, I’m going to take a quick detour. 😉 I got so much support on my last post where I announced that I’ve officially hit 1,000 on this blog! Everyone was so kind and congratulatory, and whenever I opened my notifications there was a … Continue reading


1,000 Followers + Promote Your Blog

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So recently I hit… 1,000 FOLLOWERS on Absolutely Olivia (and I’m already at 1,030+, how crazy?!)!!! One of the OG Absolutely Olivia posts that shows my excitement over hitting 1,000 😉 I could not be any happier (obviously) as I’ve been waiting on this moment for a while now!  To be honest, I don’t know exactly what … Continue reading


Day in the Life: St. Louis, Missouri

On my last Day in the Life, I got a really positive response and my last post was a Travel Diary, I decided to keep being a “travel blogger” for a bit longer and write a day in the life of my trip.  Since my travel diary was on half of the vacation (Chicago, Illinois), … Continue reading


Chicago Travel Diary

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Chicago at night. Every year my family and I go on a fun vacation during the summer.  This year we traveled to St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.  I adore reading about other people’s travels, so I decided to try my hand at travel blogging, even though I am in no way qualified to do … Continue reading


Top 10 Songs of Summer: Love at First Listen

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Music is a universal language and when summer rolls around music becomes more than just a language, it becomes a lifestyle.  Lately, I have found myself plugging in my headphones more and holding dance parties for one in my room.  Almost any music I come across is good to my ears, but of course I … Continue reading


Being Vegetarian

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About a month ago, I decided to take the jump from being an omnivore to being a herbivore.  In other words, I’m vegetarian!  I had been debating on switching for a while (since the New Year) and started during the first week of June.  Today, I’m going to highlight some of the things I have … Continue reading


2017 Goals Check-Up #2

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At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post on my 17 Goals for 2017.  I decided to do a goals check-up every three months or so.  I’m a little late on doing this one though, but I always love to go back over the goals I set to see how well I am … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes of a Solo Style

A lot of times when I read outfit posts, I always wonder what was going on during the actual shoot.  How did they decide where to take pictures?  Did they ever get hot wearing pants in the middle of June?  Did they do anything before or after the shoot or did they go to the … Continue reading


Get to Know Me: 15 Facts

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve gained quite a bit of newbies who have decided to hop on the Absolutely Olivia train by clicking the follow button, so I think it’s a good idea for me to create a post where everyone can get to know me better!  Yes, I do have an About … Continue reading


Top 10 Things To Do In Summer

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One of my pictures from last summer! GO SOMEPLACE NEW (BIG OR SMALL) I live in a city, but there are tons of quaint little towns surrounding it.  One of my favorite  things to do is take a day trip to explore a town I’ve never been to before.  Cool photo ops, yummy eats, and … Continue reading


Room Tour 2017

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Today, I am so excited to show you all around the best place in my house, my bedroom!  My room is clean since I have been purging all the useless stuff out of it lately, so I decided it is the perfect time to share it with you.  The main colors are blue and yellow … Continue reading


Top 10 Places I Have Been: Summer

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Welcome back to the second edition of my Top 10 series!  Since summer is right around the corner, that means lots of people will be traveling to new and old destinations in the next coming months.  In this post, I am going to be sharing with you the Top 10 places I have been, in … Continue reading


Day in the Life:  Birthday Trip

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Lately, I have been loving to watch vlogs and to read Day in the Life posts.  It is so cool to see what the people you watch or read about do on a day-to-day basis.  My daily routine normally consists of school, tennis, and blogging with some downtime in between, which isn’t too exciting if … Continue reading


How to Take Professional Looking Photos on Your PHONE 2

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Last week, I wrote a post called How to Take Professional Pictures on Your Phone and it was originally supposed to be way longer.  It was so much longer, that I had to make a Part 2!  In case you haven’t read the first post in this two-part series; the idea for … Continue reading


Off-White Runway Review and Styles

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An American designer I have been watching for a year or so, ever since I read an article on him, is Virgil Abloh.  Abloh is the founder and creative designer of the Milan-based fashion label, Off-White.  The label’s big claim-to-fame at first were graphic tees that anyone could easily fall in love with, including myself. … Continue reading


How to Take Professional Looking Pictures on Your PHONE Part 1

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Lately, I have received a lot of questions on what camera I use for the photos on my Instagram and blog.  At first, I was a little embarrassed to admit that I actually don’t use a professional camera at all, but rather the camera on my phone!  However, as I got more … Continue reading


Top 10 Accessories: It’s All in the Details

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Today, I am starting a new series on my blog called Top 10!  I have been wanting to do a series for a while now, and since  I have never done one before, I thought Top 10 was the perfect one to begin with.  It is quick and easy, but I feel like you can … Continue reading


2017 Goals Check-Up 

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post on my 17 Goals for 2017.  To keep up with them and maybe even re-motivate myself to accomplish what I haven’t, I am going to do a goals check-up every three months or so.  (Disclaimer: I wrote this post back in March and forgot it … Continue reading


6 Things Tennis Has Taught Me

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As you may or may not know, tennis is a big part of my daily life.  I love tennis and play it as much as possible!  This sport has had a great effect on me and has definitely helped to shape me into the person I am today.  That being said, I have learned and … Continue reading

Spring Trends: As Seen During NYFW

As most of you know, New York Fashion Week was this past week. Reading and seeing all the articles and pictures of the runway shows is always a highlight of my day.  Also, NYFW is one of the biggest times of the year for all the street style stars to come together in one place. … Continue reading


Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Standing Out

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I like to consider myself someone who has good self-esteem and always stays true to who I am and what I aspire to be.  All of these things are quite true, for the most part, but it was a saying that really put things into perspective for me.  It goes: “Do what you feel in … Continue reading

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The Future Is Female

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“Our lives begin to end the moment we become silent about the things that matter.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Recent events (i.e. Trump’s Inauguration, the Women’s March, and seeing lots of wonderful blog posts about these occurrences) have pushed me to write about a topic I have been wanting to talk about on my blog … Continue reading

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I am so excited to share with you that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Alli from wormalblog!  This is my first ever award and I am so thankful for the nomination.  This means so much to me! Here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and … Continue reading

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17 Goals for 2017

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As we all know, 2016 is quickly fading into the rear view mirror and the next year is fast approaching.  Like I said in my Christmas Tag, I don’t like setting New Year’s Resolutions, but instead New Year’s goals.  To me goals feel more attainable than resolutions.  For 2017, I decided to make 17 goals … Continue reading

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Zuhair Murad Review

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I love high fashion and runway shoes, so I live for fashion week!  Although it was a couple months ago, I discovered my new favorite designer in the midst: Zuhair Murad.  A Lebanese designer with a Fashion House in Paris, never fails to create pieces with the most intricately detailed, beaded, and glamorous dresses.  How … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tag

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Lately, I have been reading more and more tags and I have wanted to do one for a while!  Since, it is almost Christmas (17 days to be exact!!!), I am going to do the Christmas Tag!  I feel like this is one of the perfect ones for everyone… Continue Reading

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WINTER WISHLIST

Happy Friday!!!  This being my first post of December and with Christmas being right around the corner, I have decided to put together a Winter Wishlist.  Although I am not participating in Blogmas :(, seeing all the other posts have gotten me in the spirit to start blogging more, especially during… Continue Reading