Hollie Elizabeth | A Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty Blog by Hollie Woodward | By Hollie Woodward

Blush + Bell Sleeves

With Spring right around the corner and several beach trips coming up I’ve started shopping for light weight sweaters, dresses, shorts, and sandals.  Nordstrom has an amazing selection of Spring styles in right now.  I’ve been stocking up on light, springy sweaters and Nordstrom has so many to choose from right now.  A few weeks ago I spotted this cropped blush sweater in Nordstrom and fell in love instantly!  I’m loving anything blush colored (really any muted colors) right now and the bell-sleeves add the perfect boho-chic touch.  It’s the perfect transition piece into Spring!  I paired it with some distressed boyfriend jeans (these are sold out but I linked similar here) and dressed the look up a bit with some simple nude strappy heels.  These heels have been my go-to Spring/Summer heel and they literally go with everything + they’re under 100.  I would definitely recommend them if you’re looking for an affordable neutral heel.

Darek and I are heading to California for the weekend tomorrow for a little getaway and I’m so excited.  I have some work to do while I’m there but it will be so fun to stay in Laguna Beach and have some alone time and just get some r&r.  I’ll definitely be posting while we’re there so be sure to follow along on Instagram and I’m planning on doing a post about our trip when we get back too!  Stay tuned, Babes. XO


Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth photography

Day to Night Spring Transition OOTD

Even though the weather is still cool here in the Midwest, Spring is so close you can almost taste it.   Around this time of the year I love to start incorporating Spring pieces and lighter colors into my outfits.  Last week I did some online shopping at Nordstrom and picked out this top and a few other Spring pieces I’m loving.  Nordstrom has so many adorable new arrivals in right now so obviously I had to stock up on some new Spring styles and items for our upcoming beach trips.  I’ve always been a huge fan of lace and this white top is SO gorgeous.  When I saw the price I couldn’t believe it was under $80 because it looks so high-end.  I’m wearing a size small.  I dressed it down by pairing it with these light-wash skinny jeans.  I love that they’re ankle length and have just the right amount of distressing, they are a bit pricey but the quality is amazing.  I’ve had a few pairs of Rag and Bone jeans in the past and really hold up over time so I don’t mind investing in them.  If you are looking for a new light-wash pair of denim for Spring, definitely check these out!  They run a little small so I sized up one size.  If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you’ve already seen these neutral slouchy booties because I’ve been wearing them non-stop since I bought them.  They go with EVERYTHING.  Trust me, you need them!

The thing I love about this outfit is how versatile it is.  Most days I don’t have time to change my outfit several time and this look is perfect for running errands with the kids or  grabbing lunch with girlfriends without feeling over-dressed and dressy enough that I would feel totally confident to go straight into a date night with Darek without changing.  I love transitional outfits like this because they make life so much easier!

I’m heading to an Orange Theory class this morning so wish me luck, lol!  Thanks for stopping by, Babes. XO

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

Galentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite Holidays. I love celebrating love. I always loved giving Valentines to all of my friends in elementary school and having a class Valentine’s party and not much has changed. Since the girls were tiny, I’ve always given them little Valentine’s gift baskets filled with candy and little toys and candy hearts. The same goes for my friends. I love having a night out to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” with my girlfriends!

If you’ve been following me for a while you probably seen me with my friend Sarah a lot. We have been friends for so long and we used to be neighbors until she and her family moved to Nashville last year. It’s been hard and definitely an adjustment not seeing her as much. So this past week I was so excited because she was actually in town staying at the Le Meridian hotel in downtown Indy and we decided to have a little “Galentine’s Day” celebration! We ordered a heart shaped pizza from Papa Johns we actually ate it before we could get a picture of it, LOL! Had a little party in our hotel room. Now that I’m a mom, it’s so nice to get away sometimes and just hang out with my girl friends. We had so much fun just hanging out, goofing off and catching up on life!

It’s so much fun putting together little thoughtful “Galentine’s Day” gifts filled with nail polish, lip gloss, or face masks. This doesn’t have to be expensive and it’s so easy to do on a budget. My family has grocery shopped at Walmart for years (It’s probably my Dad’s favorite store, LOL) I always hit up the bath/beauty department when I’m there to stock up on all my favorite budget-friendly beauty products. This lipgloss has been one of my favorites for YEARS and it compares with any high-end gloss I’ve ever tried, it applies so smoothly and stays for a long time- best part is it’s under $10! This nail polish is one of my favorites and the shade “Ballet Slipper” and it’s the shade I have on my nails right now. I love it because it’s the perfect nude/pink, especially for Valentine’s Day! This Loreal eye shadow palette is GORGEOUS and similar to higher-end palettes I own but so much more affordable and the colors look good on any skin tone and makes the perfect gift.

A few more of my affordable faves I’m loving right now from Walmart are these Revlon matte lip creams, this Batiste Dry Shampoo (I’ve used this for years and truly love it more than expensive brands) and this NYX Makeup setting spray! Walmart also has tons of adorable Valentine’s balloons and gift bags to add the perfect finishing touch to any Galentine’s Day celebration! XO

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

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