Top 10 Fall Items: A Peek Inside of My Closet

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My Top 10 series was put on hold last month, but it is officially back and better than ever!  This installment is all about the Top 10 Fall Items in my closet, which I already know are going to be worn on repeat for the next few months.  Everything from jackets to shoes are covered … Continue reading

Love at First Listen: Fall 2017 Playlist


I did a playlist post this past summer, and you all seemed to love it, so here I am with another one! Music is a part of my daily life, and is the perfect thing to represent any mood you may be feeling. I mean, what’s better than a song that captures your exact feelings … Continue reading

Blogger Bloopers


If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve seen one of my Solo Styles, Sister Styles, Lookbooks, or any one of my style posts in general (if you haven’t head over to the Style page of my blog). Those posts are made up of nicely shot photos that I have hand-chosen out of 60+ others, … Continue reading

Fall 2017 Trends


There’s always so much build-up before the fall season, of people sharing their autumnal favorites and talking about how much they can’t wait for cooler weather (I’m not throwing shade because as you’ve seen if you follow my Instagram, I do this a lot!)  Well, guess what?  Fall is officially here, and I could not … Continue reading

Runway Review: Prabal Gurung Spring 2018

One of my favorite weeks of the year just passed; New York Fashion Week. Although, I’ve never experienced it first-hand, I (and chances are, you do too) always get so happy looking at all the brand new collections from the best brands and designers out there. I get so inspired to branch out and buy … Continue reading

Absolutely Olivia: The Story Behind the Name


One of the most important things when starting a blog is choosing a name (…obviously). After all, the name will be the first thing people notice and read when they come to your blog, it’s like your blogging identity!  Whenever I think or talk about a blogger, instead of using their real name, I normally … Continue reading

2017 Goals Check-Up #3


At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post on my 17 Goals for 2017, and later on decided to do a check-up every 3 months to see if I’m meeting/working towards them. It’s hard for me to believe that I only wrote my last check-up in June and that my next one will … Continue reading

11 Question Game + Get to Know Me


Today, I am going to be doing the 11 Question Game. McKenzie from Styled by McKenz (one of my favorite bloggers and the sweetest gal that I mentioned in my last post) nominated me for this. Definitely go check out her 11 Question post because she answered her questions so truthfully and it’s a perfect … Continue reading

Seeing Past Your Privilege


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


*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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Blogger Recognition Award


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


17 Goals for 2017


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


Zuhair Murad Review


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


The Christmas Tag


Our Christmas Tree

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



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