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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

All I want for Christmas is these two right by my side, always. The holidays are always a little nutty but add in a wild 1.5 year old "man" to the mix and its doubly nutty! Mr. Axel Hawk is always on the go, wanting to play with every stick and leaf left on the ground. He wants to climb walls and do front rolls on a regular basis and basically gets down and dirty all day, every day! I think we will ask Santa for a bundle of twigs for Christmas! That'll save all of his elves the hard work of making toys that don't keep his interest for long enough.

As sweet and loving as my little boy is, he's quite the handful, keeping mama and dada on our toes and definitely testing our patience here and there. BOYS will be BOYS! Am I right?! Though his wild and adventurous demeanor drives me a little bonkers at times, it also is one of my favorite things about him. He's a curious soul, who wants to experience all that life has to offer and that makes for one proud mama. Every new discovery is something that will stay with us forever. Axel Hawk, you are intelligent, generous, loving, weird and wild. A mix that I wouldn't trade for even one full night of sleep. Who needs sleep anyways?! 

Take a look at our family photo session below, showing the mood swings of a 1.5 year old and the love we, as parents have for each other and our little wild man.

Photography by @joellegrace

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.

Xo,
Olivia + Trig + Axel
The Metal Romantic


Sweet November

Blogger, Family, StyleOlivia NicoleComment

November has been sweet. Being able to do what I love with the love and support of my family, there's nothing quite like the feeling. Not a day goes by where I don't think of how blessed I am to live the life that I live. To have an amazing man, who fully loves me for me. To have a wonderful baby boy, who looks at me every day with eyes of absolute love, admiration and trust. There's times when I wonder if I'm dreaming, or is this really my life? Each and every day, I look at those around me and realize that it is not a dream, but a dream come true.

Look of the Day
Bell Sleeve Chunky Sweater - Zaful
Turban - Brothers and Sisters Turbans
Lorn Boot - Bedstu
Need A Face Skull Ring - House of Need


Labor of Love

Blogger, Collaboration, Family, Lookbook, Motherhood, Photography, Style, VintageOlivia NicoleComment

Labor Day means that summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. This means that the heat wave is ending and layering up soon begins. It means football, festivals, hammocks and family picnics galore!

What's a better way to spend this Labor Day than picnicking with my family? I can't think of anything better quite honestly. It sounds pretty darn perfect to me. This weekend, you could find us frolicking through the park and enjoying a delightful first picnic as a family of three. It's been a LABOR DAY OF LOVE!

Now lets talk about these radical hats that we are rocking! We had the recent pleasure of collaborating with STETSON (YES! #ItsAStetson) and how freaking cool is that?! It's been an absolute honor collaborating with the brand that created my obsession with hats. When you think of a Stetson, you think American classic! You think iconic! As they say, "Stetson, it's not just A hat, it's THE hat!"

FEATURING:
Stetson - Grand Central in Silverbelly (Olivia) & Runabout Pro in Black (Trig)
Fawn Design Bag - Black 
Copper Pearl - Baby Bandana Bibs in Shade


All American Party of Three

Style, Vintage, Blogger, Family, Motherhood, Photography, MaternityOlivia NicoleComment

Photography by: Christina Kelley Photography

Happy 4th of July weekend, y'all! I'll be spending my weekend with my baby bump, my babe (Trig Perez), my BBQ and his beers. I may even throw in a refreshing "mocktail" or two for myself, if I'm feeling frisky (wink wink). The start of July also means the start of my birthday month and who knows, with an August 4th due date, maybe even my little dudes as well! We shall see!

Gearing up to my 36th week, things are beginning to feel a bit...crowded, if I do say so myself. That's not going to stop this mama from stuffing my belly with delicious 4th of July grub! Nom. Nom. Nom!

Enjoy your holiday weekend, stay safe and don't forget to wear your SPF!

Happy birthday America!