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Don't Mix In

By Dr. Vivan Rodriguez
Host Dr.Vivian Rodriguez is an educational psychologist, blogger, educator, and coach who loves to talk about life, style, creating, and mental health.
The Don’t Mix In podcast was created to have a space for women to talk about style and substance. To talk about the complexities of being a woman who is authentic and thriving. Give Don’t Mix In a listen!

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Episode 72: Why I Love Wearing Navy Blue (And You Will Too)

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Episode 74: How to Get Through Your Doctorate and Thrive
Deciding to pursue a graduate degree is a commitment.  I just finished earning my doctorate. I got some tips on how to thrive through it.  Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/21/how-to-get-through-your-doctorate-and-thrive/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/   Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup    Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
14:16
November 11, 2020
Episode 73: Why This Election is Important for Women (and Everyone)
The election is almost here.  I talked to Dr.Vanessa Tyson about the issues that impact women and everyone else. Listen in, this is a good one.  Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/23/why-this-election-is-important-for-women-and-everyone/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/   Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup    Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
30:47
October 24, 2020
Episode 72: Why I Love Wearing Navy Blue (And You Will Too)
There's one color that been into more lately- Navy Blue! It is timeless, versatile, and can give black and run for it's money. This is a quick episode about some ways to wear navy blue.   Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/21/why-i-love-wearing-navy-blue-and-you-will-too/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/   Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup   Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
06:34
October 21, 2020
Episode 71: How to Get the Most Out of Counseling
What you put into counseling is what you will get out of it. There are a fews ways to maximize your therapy sessions. Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/14/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-counseling/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
24:14
October 15, 2020
Episode 70: How to Create Blog Posts Your Readers Will Love
Blogging can you feel like you’re talking to no one. You want your posts to be meaningful to your readers. Here are tips to crafting posts your readers will love! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com  at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/04/how-to-create-blog-posts-your-readers-will-love/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
12:17
October 5, 2020
Episode 69: Negative Thinking: What You Need To Achieve Your Goals
We're told to avoid negative thinking. Thinking about what can go wrong won't help. Actually, negative thinking can help achieve your goals. Yeah, I said it. Lissette, my sister, and I get into the concept of mental contrasting and how it can assist us in getting what we desire.  Listen in and tell me what you think! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
19:21
September 25, 2020
Episode 68: Not Having Children And Thriving: Adulting A Different Way
Women are told that "adulting" should look a certain way. We need to have kids to be of value. But, there are different ways to be an adult. In this episode, we get into how we don't need to be defined by having children to be seen. This is a good one! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/09/06/episode-68-not-having-children-and-thriving-adulting-a-different-way/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
31:47
September 6, 2020
Episode 67: How to Wear Retro Styles and Feel Good
There are so many different ways to wear Retro styles. I've found some styles that always make me feel dynamite.  I get into all things Retro in this episode! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/30/episode-67-how-to-wear-retro-styles-and-feel-good/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
15:59
August 30, 2020
Episode 66: My Back to School Plan
Last spring was tough! Some things I did worked. Some didn’t. Here’s my back to school plan. Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/16/episode-66-my-back-to-school-plan/  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
13:25
August 17, 2020
Episode 65: My Top 5 (Free) Blogging and Creation Tools
I’ve been keeping up blogging for awhile now. There are a few free tools I use to create while managing other responsibilities.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/04/episode-65-my-top-5-free-blogging-and-creation-tools/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixin?fan_landing=true
18:47
August 14, 2020
Episode 64: Why Introverts (and Extroverts) are Misunderstood
Introverts and Extroverts are familiar categories. But, these labels are often misunderstood.  We get into all of this and how being an Introvert can be a strength. Read more about this episode and the books we discuss on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/03/episode-64-why-introverts-and-extroverts-are-misunderstood/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixin?fan_landing=true
36:07
August 4, 2020
Episode 63: You’re Going Where? Solo Female Traveling
This episode topic isn't my area of expertise. I talk to Lissette, my sister and world traveler, about how she plans trips and about traveling as a BIPOC woman. Although we can't travel that much right now, we can dream, right? Pack your bags..this is a fun one.   Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixin?fan_landing=true
52:44
July 23, 2020
Episode 62: Why I’m Still Blogging and Creating (and You Should Too)
I started blogging to have something just for me. A space to express myself. Now, four years later, my blog is more than that. I’m talking about why I’m still blogging and creating. And, how the process generates the joy.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/21/episode-62-why-im-still-blogging-and-creating-and-you-should-too/  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
17:30
July 21, 2020
Episode 61: Trauma and Healing - An Interview with Dr.Regalena Melrose
Stress and trauma can significantly impact our lives. Dr.Regalena Melrose shares how trauma affects the brain and body as well as tools to live a more joyful life. Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/17/episode-61-trauma-and-healing-an-interview-with-dr-regalena-melrose/ Dr.Regalena Melrose is a clinical and school psychologist. She is a speaker, consultant, author of several books on the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting. You can find Dr.Melrose at her site https://www.drmelrose.com/. Her YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/B6FgLeKZ0ps Dr.Reggie Melrose’s App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-reggie-melrose/id1228276599 .  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
41:02
July 17, 2020
Episode 60: Curls for the Girls - Our Curly Hair Routines
Curly hair! If you have it you know that styling it is a whole thing. My sister, Lissette, and I have been wearing our hair curly exclusively for 20 plus years. This is before there were so many lines of curly hair products existed . We talk about our trials and errors in “Episode 60: Curls for the Girls- Our Curly Hair Routines” of the Don’t Mix In Podcast . We get into our curly hair routine and some interesting (actually pretty awful) curly hair experiences we’ve had.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/14/episode-60-curls-for-the-girls-our-curly-hair-routines/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
36:51
July 15, 2020
Episode 59: Summer Staples (Even if We Aren’t Going Anywhere)
My summer style has evolved over the years in some ways. I'm going back to some warm weather basics. And, trying a few items that I thought were off-limits. Because if we aren't wearing what we want, what's the point?  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/10/summer-staples-even-if-we-arent-going-anywhere/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
18:25
July 11, 2020
Episode 58: Black Youth and Mental Health -An Interview with Dr.Brandon Gamble
It’s well known that there is a stigma attached to accessing mental health in the Black community. We can even say that this is true for the BIPOC community. One way to combat this is through increasing awareness. In Episode 58, we get to talk to Dr.Brandon Gamble, the Dean at Oakwood University. Dr.Gamble, an educational psychologist, has worked to develop the leadership capacity of Black youth, specifically males, for decades. We talk about the value of developing safe spaces for youth to foster decision making. The research has told us time and time again that African American teenagers tend to underutilize mental health services. Dr.Gamble de-mystifies mental health and explains how we can go from perceiving youth as “at-risk” to leaders in progress. Get ready - This is definitely worth a listen. You can find Dr.Brandon Gamble at http://www.drbrandongamble.com/bio.html and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brandon.gamble.58  Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/04/episode-58-black-youth-and-mental-health-an-interview-with-dr-brandon-gamble/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
42:36
July 5, 2020
Episode 57: An Ally for LGBTQ+ Youth - Interview with Cynthia L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC
Being an ally for LGBTQ+ Youth is something we need to talk about every month, not just in June. Although I've been a school psychologist for two decades,  I'm not an expert in serving the LGBTQ+ Youth community.  So, I figured we should hear from someone who has done extensive work with our youth.  I interviewed Cynthia "Cindy" L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC in Episode 57 of the Don't Mix In Podcast. We got into how to be an Ally to our LGBTQ+ Youth. Cindy specializes in children, teens and their families through her work with schools and in private practice. She also has experience working at a psychiatric hospital.  This is a good one! You can reach Cynthia L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Fickencindy@gmail.com   Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/02/episode-57-an-ally-for-lgbtq-youth-interview-with-cynthia-l-ficken-mft-lpcc/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
22:06
July 3, 2020
Episode 56: I’m How Old? Let’s Talk About Aging
Aging: We all have to deal with it and there is so much associated with it.  It's my birthday, so I thought this was the perfect time to reflect on the concept of aging. My sister and I had a conversation for Episode 56 of the Don't Mix In Podcast.  Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/06/29/episode-56-im-how-old-lets-talk-about-aging/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
32:44
July 1, 2020
Episode 55: You Can Wear a Swimsuit This Summer
Alright let’s talk about swimsuits. I feel like buying a swimsuit that fits is like a second cousin to the search for jeans. When the fit is on point you feel like a million bucks! When the fit is off you want to cover up or just put on leggings. This episode is based on the blog post, You Can Wear a Swimsuit This Summer. Blog post on Livbyviv.com https://livbyviv.com/2020/06/20/you-can-wear-a-swimsuit-this-summer/  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:07
June 26, 2020
Episode 54: “What Are You?” Being an Afro-Latina in Los Angeles
"What are you?" is a question that my sister and I have been asked multiple times. This usually occurs when the person hears our surname or when we speak Spanish.  We are Black and Latina at the same time with immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. This isn't special. However, there was less representation growing up in the greater Los Angeles area in 1980s and 90s. The West Coast had very little Dominicans, at least in our area there were very few. So, our family was a bit of an anomaly in our neighborhood.  I thought it would be interesting to interview my sister to discuss our experiences as Afro-Latinas on the West Coast, in Los Angeles. These are our experiences.  Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/06/21/ep-54-what-are-you-being-an-afro-latina-in-los-angeles/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
24:42
June 21, 2020
Episode 53: How I Shop for Shape Online and Why I Rebranded
I’ve made some changes on a personal level and on the blog since my last post! There’s so much to talk about. I’m going to share my take on how I shop for my shape online. Also, more importantly, I will discuss how I’m incorporating new content in addition to style. Read more about this episode on Livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/06/17/how-i-shop-for-shape-online-and-why-i-rebranded/ Want to listen to the first episode on shopping for my size, check out Episode 07: How I Started Shopping For My Size. If you want to hear about why I started blogging, check out Episode 03: What Blogging Taught Me.  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
20:53
June 20, 2020
Episode 52: Gym Outfits You Will Want to Wear
The gym is better when you like what you are wearing. I talk about the items I scooped up to make the gym more enjoyable. This episode is based on a blog post on Livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/02/22/gym-outfits-you-will-want-to-wear/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:45
February 23, 2020
Episode 51: How to Wear (Faux) Leather Leggings
Before you decide leather leggings won’t work for you, hang on. I say rethink how you style them and watch how fun they can be!  Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/02/03/how-to-wear-faux-leather-leggings/  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv
09:48
February 23, 2020
Episode 50: Polka Dot Dresses You Will Wear
Polka dots are one of those prints that can be worn all year. It’s classic print that’s versatile too. Here are the polka dot dresses I’ve picked up lately. This episode is based on a blog post on Livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/01/28/polka-dot-dresses-you-will-wear/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:04
February 23, 2020
Episode 49: Why You Need to Try a Bodysuit (Again)
A bodysuit is not what I usually wear. Let’s be honest. However, I just got a couple and I’m so glad I did! This episode is based on a blog post on livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/01/26/why-you-need-to-try-a-bodysuit-again/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
13:25
February 1, 2020
Episode 48: How to Wear a Houndstooth Coat
Houndstooth is a bold print that can be intimidating. Instead, think of it as the perfect palette for a pop of color. I got two ways you can style a Houndstooth coat. This episode is based on a blog post on livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/01/25/how-to-wear-a-houndstooth-coat/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:05
January 30, 2020
Episode 47: The Items That I’ve Kept for a Decade
It’s closet clean out time. So it’s the perfect time to decide what to keep and what to let go. Here are the items that I have hung onto for years! And, I actually wear them. This episode is based on a blog post on livbyviv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/01/05/the-items-that-ive-kept-for-a-decade/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
19:29
January 11, 2020
Episode 46: Two Unexpected Colors to Wear this Winter
Although it will be winter in a minute, I’m still going to wear color. Wearing color can instantly boost your mood. Plus, it’s just fun to rebel a bit from the expected winter colors, right? This episode is based on a blog post, “Two Unexpected Colors to Wear This Winter” http://bit.ly/TwoUnexpectedColorstoWear on Mixitupwithcurves.com Shop my Instagram http://bit.ly/ShopMIUWCInstagram Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter, http://bit.ly/FavoriteFindsNewsletter to get links to items before they appear on the Blog. You can always find me on Instagram @mixitupwithcurves http://bit.ly/InstagramMixItUpWithCurves
10:59
December 17, 2019
Episode 45: Styling a Velvet Blazer
A velvet blazer is one of those pieces that immediately reminds me of winter. Don’t let the fancy velvet fabric intimidate you. A velvet blazer, like a tulle skirt, is the item you didn’t know that you needed. I got two ways you can wear it.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/12/05/styling-a-velvet-blazer/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
13:46
December 9, 2019
Episode 44: Holiday Style to Match Your Mood
Your mood can dictate not only how you feel but also what you wear. There’s a holiday event and you don’t feel like wearing a basic dress. I got you! Here are some looks to match your mood. Bonus – they’re on a budget too.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/12/01/holiday-styles-to-match-your-mood/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
19:33
December 3, 2019
Episode 43: Starting a Podcast on a Budget
The Don’t Mix In podcast is over a year old! It has been one of my favorite ways to create content. I get questions on how I started podcast. Spoiler alert: it is pretty simple and inexpensive because you know.. I am on a budget!  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/11/16/starting-a-podcast-on-a-budget/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
30:53
November 18, 2019
Episode 42: The Pencil Skirt You Need
Here’s the issue – I like the look of a pencil skirt. But, some don’t work. The fit needs to be right. So when I find one that works, I buy more than one!  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/11/13/the-pencil-skirt-you-need/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
16:08
November 16, 2019
Don’t Mix In Podcast Trailer
There’s so much to talk about- why don’t do it all with joy! We get into from buying an item for curves on a budget to mental health. Everything we talk about is positive and hopeful. So give Don’t Mix In a listen!
00:29
November 16, 2019
Episode 41: How to Buy Bold Prints
I go with bold prints every now and then. There are a few questions I ask myself when I’m considering a print that’s more adventurous than my usual items. Here’s how to find bold prints you will wear.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/10/22/how-to-buy-bold-prints/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
10:28
October 27, 2019
Episode 40: Basics on a Budget: The Button Up Shirt
Solid, high quality basics are the building blocks of your wardrobe. Am I right? In this episode, I’m talking about one basic, the button up shirt.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/10/14/basics-on-a-budget-the-button-up-shirt/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
15:35
October 18, 2019
Episode 39: Why You Need a Tie Neck Top and Dress
There are styles that I am continually drawn to and buy repeatedly. One of those styles is a tie neck top! Hear more about why I buy tie neck tops and dresses pretty much every year.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/09/22/why-you-need-a-tie-neck-top-and-dress/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
12:14
September 25, 2019
Episode 38: How I Find Thrifted Items
Even though thrifting takes time, there are ways to make sure your trip is efficient as possible. It’s been a about a year since I got into thrifting. I’ve learned a few things during that time!  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/08/17/how-i-find-thrifted-items/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
17:37
August 21, 2019
Episode 37: Summer Items That You Wont Regret
Summer is winding down and a ton of items are on sale. It’s so tempting to want to buy the trendiest summer items. But, the problem is that you may not want to wear those items after this season. Here are the items I think you won’t regret buying.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/07/30/summer-items-that-you-wont-regret/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:44
August 5, 2019
Episode 36: How to Wear More Color
Episode 35: How to Wear More Color Once you start to wear more color, it's hard to go back. However, it is a balancing act. There are few ways to incorporate color and still look chic. I got some ideas on how to do that!  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/07/26/how-to-wear-more-color/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
16:03
July 26, 2019
Episode 35: Three Ways to Style a Tank Top Dress
I am all about items that can be worn in different ways. Finding items that match your lifestyle, right? A tank top dress is one of those items. Listen in as I get into how come I like this dress along with some style ideas. Also, hear about why I think you should worry less about how your arms look! This episode is based on the blog post, Three Ways to Style a Tank Top Dress on livbyviv.com https://livbyviv.com/2018/05/27/three-ways-to-style-tank-top-dress/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:27
July 25, 2019
Episode 34: How to Wear Kelly Green
A few years back, I had a green dress that I absolutely loved! It was a Kelly Green color just like this top and dress. I don't own a lot of items in this color. However, when I do, I wear them over and over again. This episode is based on the blog post, How to Wear Kelly Green, on livbyviv.com https://livbyviv.com/2019/07/07/how-to-wear-kelly-green/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
09:14
July 16, 2019
Episode 33: The Rattan Bag: The Summer Purse
Summer means all kinds of cute bags, am I right? One item I am into lately are purses. I am loving how a rattan bag can elevate an outfit. This episode is based on the blog post, The Rattan Bag: The Summer Purse, https://livbyviv.com/2019/07/03/the-rattan-bag-the-summer-purse/ on livbyviv.com.  You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:50
July 5, 2019
Episode 32: Summer Workwear Tips
Workwear for Summer can be tricky. It’s super hot but you can’t show up to work in shorts & flip flops (really, you shouldn’t!!). So, I rounded up some Summer Workwear Tips  This episode is based on the blog post, Summer Workwear https://livbyviv.com/2019/06/23/summer-workwear-tips/ on livbyviv.com You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
09:30
June 20, 2019
Episode 31: The Wrap Style Dress
When it comes to styles of dresses, wrap style is the one I wear the most. In fact, it’s the style that I feature most frequently on the blog. This episode gets into the wrap style dress and how to wear it.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/06/08/the-wrap-dress/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
10:50
June 11, 2019
Episode 30: Shorts You Can Wear
Shorts can be a bit tricky. I found a couple that I really like. So, I’m sharing my tips on what to look for when buying a pair.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/05/26/shorts-that-you-can-wear/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
12:51
May 29, 2019
Episode 29: Three Ways to Style a Denim Jacket
A Denim Jacket is a closet essential in my book. There are so many different ways to wear this wardrobe staple! In this episode, I got some help from some of my fave bloggers to show you how you can wear your Denim Jacket.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/05/19/three-ways-to-wear-a-denim-jacket/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast Featured Bloggers/Influencers: @Jcrewismyfavstore, @Grownandcurvywoman, @Emmasedition, @Aluiza_, and @Thatblonderebel. Be sure to give these ladies a follow on Instagram!
06:39
April 16, 2019
Episode 28: A Jumpsuit for Curves
Jumpsuits are showing up everywhere as summer fast approaches. They can be an easy and fun alternative to a dress. However, finding the right one for curves can be a challenge. So, I rounded up some tips for you! In this episode, I talk about some tips to help you decide if that jumpsuit should go home with you.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/05/09/a-jumpsuit-for-curves/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
09:33
April 14, 2019
Episode 27: Styling on a Budget- Shopping At Target
If you know me or have been following me you know that I shop at Target quite a bit! Most of my outfits are from there. So, I rounded up some of my tips to get what you want at Target. In this episode, I talk about my tips on how to get what you want from Target.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/05/02/styling-on-a-budget-shopping-at-target/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
12:43
April 13, 2019
Episode 26: Beauty on a Budget- A Trip to eSalon Color Studio
Although I have been using eSalon hair color for some time, I just recently went to their Color Studio for the first time! Here is a review of my visit. In this episode, I talk about my trip to the Color Studio and why I still use eSalon.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/04/20/beauty-on-a-budget-a-trip-to-esalon-color-studio/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
12:21
April 12, 2019
Episode 25: The Spring Maxi Dress You Need
It is officially dress season (my favorite season!!). This is also when we attend outdoor parties, graduations, or showers. That means that you need to have a dress ready to go. I found one, this maxi dress. In this episode, I talk about how to make sure you don’t pass up the right dress (that shows up at the wrong time).  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/04/16/the-spring-maxi-dress-you-need/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:02
April 12, 2019
Episode 24: The Gingham Styles You Need
Every year, I pick up a couple of gingham pieces. I love the classic feel of gingham. It’s a print that reminds me of Spring and Summer. In this episode, I talk about a couple of gingham styles you need.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/04/07/the-gingham-styles-you-need/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Sign up for Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:34
April 11, 2019
Episode 23: Transitioning from Winter to Spring
Spring is here but it doesn't feel like it, right? The weather is a bit unpredictable so you can't put away all of your winter items just yet. Here are some ideas for this in-the-meantime in-between-time! Alright, so, in this episode, I gathered up a few tips to take you through this cusp of winter and spring.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/03/26/transitioning-from-winter-to-spring/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:22
March 30, 2019
Episode 22: Favorite Finds - Spring Edition
My FAVORITE FINDS Spring Edition just came out. Think color & dresses all on a BUDGET! It’s my newsletter for you with links to my fave items that either A. I haven’t gotten to Blog about (sometimes it’s hard to get my act together) or B. I love them but I won’t be putting them on the Blog. In this episode, hear about that items I rounded up that can work for weekend & work. Sooooo... why let good stuff that I already tried on and bought go to waste?! Are in you in?  Sign up for my Favorite Finds here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f1efc50a4bc240026dd0a3a You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
10:49
March 26, 2019
Episode 21: How to Style Thrifted Clothing
Once you find a thrifted piece you love, then you need to be able to style your item.  Now, buying a thrifting item is one thing. Styling that item with what you own is another. The key is to not look like you are wearing something thrifted. Instead, you want it to look interesting and unique.   Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/03/19/how-to-style-thrifted-clothing/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:20
March 18, 2019
Episode 20: A Blue Dress Styled Three Ways
Besides, comfort, versatility is one of the main things that I look for in an item. Wear it over and over again. Although I love red, blue is a color that I wear as well.  As we head into spring, pieces that can worn in different ways become key. So, I partnered up with London Times and got this dress styled three ways.   Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/03/04/one-blue-dress-three-ways/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:10
March 5, 2019
Episode 19: Five Ways to Wear White Boots
One trend that I have been so into is white boots. There are so many ways to wear a pair. So, I rounded up some of my favorite style influencers to help me show you. Get ready to be inspired (and get a little break from just seeing me)! Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/02/17/five-ways-to-wear-white-boots/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast Featured Bloggers/Influencers:  @Candidlynavy, @Thedappergirl, @Alwaysalyssamarie, @Herlifeinstyle, @Sadesolomon, and @Laviedepaloma. Be sure to give each of these ladies a follow on Instagram. 
07:11
February 21, 2019
Episode 18: Wearing Black and White
One color combination that I wear quite a bit is black and white. Although I love to wear color, I am consistently drawn to black and white. This color pairing is my favorite!  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/02/12/wearing-black-and-white/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
06:29
February 14, 2019
Episode 17: Styling A-Line Skirts All Year
One style that I always go back to are A-Line skirts. I love this skirt style for a variety of reasons. It can be worn year-round by just changing up how you style it.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/02/03/styling-a-line-skirts-all-year/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:30
February 6, 2019
Episode 16: How to Wear Florals in the Winter
Floral prints are usually just for Spring. Although we got a few weeks until Spring, there are ways to wear floral prints in the Winter. With just a few tweaks, you can wear these prints now.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/01/27/wearing-florals-in-the-winter/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
12:09
January 27, 2019
Episode 15: Styling on a Budget: Selling on Poshmark
I talk a lot about the items I get that are on a budget. However, before I can shop, I need money to actually have a budget, right?  In this episode, I am going get into my experience and how I make money by selling on Poshmark.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/01/14/styling-on-a-budget-selling-on-poshmark/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
18:25
January 9, 2019
Episode 14: Styling Animal Print on a Budget
Animal Print is always such a fun print! However, not all animal prints are created equal. So, for this episode, I rounded up some of my tips for finding the right pieces with this print. Then, I talk about styling animal print, all while on a budget.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2019/01/03/styling-animal-print-on-a-budget/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast I also reference Don’t Mix In episodes 01 and 06.
13:29
January 8, 2019
Episode 13: How to Wear a Turtleneck with Curves
I’m so into turtlenecks lately. It’s been my favorite basic this month! I used to think that I couldn’t wear turtlenecks because I was “too big”. Since then, I had gotten more comfortable wearing them (and ignored that negative feedback in my head). However, I still wouldn’t wear them as a top - until this year.   Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/12/27/how-to-wear-a-turtleneck-with-curves/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:34
January 1, 2019
Episode 12: Five Tips to Avoid Stress This Holiday Season
I love the holiday season but not the pressure that comes along with it! So, I rounded up my tips (you know that I like tips) to avoid stress during the holidays along with some fun holiday outfits. I partnered up with Dress Barn for a couple holiday looks. Those pieces were sponsored.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/12/09/5-tips-to-avoid-stress-this-holiday-season/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
16:04
December 11, 2018
Episode 11: Holiday Style on a Budget
Episode 11: Holiday Style on a Budget The holidays are that one time a year that I feel that I can play dress up. Here is the problem, I love the holiday season but I don't want to dress like a Christmas present! So, I’m sharing what I like to put together for some holiday style on a budget.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/11/27/holiday-style-on-a-budget/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
09:03
November 13, 2018
Episode 10: How I do Layering with Curves
Although I like the idea of layering, it can add volume to my outfit. Volume belongs in our hair, not our outfit, right? Anyway, I wanted to share my take on layering for curves.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/11/21/how-i-do-layering-with-curves/ My Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/LivbyViv/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
10:41
November 12, 2018
Episode 09: Trending In My Closet: Pencil Skirts
Do you ever have something that you are so into that’s in your closet? I am starting a new series of episodes, what’s “trending in my closet”. It’s not about trends dictating what I wear. Instead, it is what I’m into lately. Right now it’s pencil skirts! Hear about how I am styling a pencil skirt and my criteria for finding the right one.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/11/11/trending-in-my-closet-pencil-skirts/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:51
November 10, 2018
Episode 08: What I’m not doing this Fall
I had a problem every Fall. I would get swept up in the fall fashion hype and buy some things I wasn’t going to wear all that much. Hear about what I decided to do differently this time.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/11/01/what-i-am-not-doing-this-fall/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:40
October 27, 2018
Episode 07: How I started shopping for my size
Shopping for my size used to be so frustrating. I would fixate on the size on the tag instead of fit. I would buy and hope that I would fit into an item. In this episode of Don’t Mix In, I’m talking about how I arrived at shopping for my size and ultimately accepting myself.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/03/22/how-i-started-shopping-for-my-size/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
13:40
October 26, 2018
Episode 06: All Things Red
Before I started blogging, I used to shy away from wearing red. I thought it was too bold, too much, too loud for curves. In this episode of Don’t Mix In, I’m talking about how I now wear red in different ways.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/08/12/all-things-red/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
13:32
October 20, 2018
Episode 05: Three Tips for Finding the Right Blazer
Finding the right blazer can be a challenge when you have curves! In this episode of Don’t Mix In, I'm sharing my Three Tips for Finding the Right Blazer.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/09/30/three-tips-for-finding-the-right-blazer/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
07:36
October 1, 2018
Episode 04: How to Make Time for Blogging or Creating
Trying to squeeze blogging into your busy life can be a challenge. Especially if you have other goals you want to achieve. In this episode of Don’t Mix In, I'm sharing my tips on making time to blog or create. This is after a year of adding graduate school to my plate! This episode is based on the post on livbyviv.com https://livbyviv.com/2018/10/07/how-to-make-time-for-blogging-or-creating/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter,  http://bit.ly/FavoriteFindsNewsletter , to get links to items before they appear on the Blog.  You can always find me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Check out my Patreon so you can support the development of the content you like http://bit.ly/DontMixInPatreon
13:35
September 29, 2018
Episode 03: What Blogging Taught Me
I've been blogging for a few years and have loved this little journey! So I figured I should write a post about it. Blogging has taught me about myself and how we can be more than just our roles. We can be more than what other expect.In this episode of Don’t Mix In, I'm sharing insights related to my blogging experience and individuality. Plus, how people still give me that puzzled look and I’m ok with that.  This episode is based on the post on livbyviv.com Head over to the post What Blogging Has Taught Me https://livbyviv.com/2018/08/06/what-blogging-has-taught-me/ to catch a glimpse of my first posts. That will give you a good laugh. Whatever it is, just get started, your future self will be happy you did.  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter,  http://bit.ly/FavoriteFindsNewsletter , to get links to items before they appear on the Blog.  You can always find me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Check out my Patreon so you can support the development of the content you like http://bit.ly/DontMixInPatreon
09:15
September 28, 2018
Episode 02: I Tried Thrifting and This Is What Happened
It's been awhile since I did any thrifting! High school to be exact. Hear what happened when I tried it as an adult (with curves). Also, I got some tips for making thrifting more efficient.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/09/03/i-tried-thrifting-and-this-is-what-happened/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
11:34
September 22, 2018
Episode 01: How to Avoid Buying Clothes You Won’t Wear
Join me as I talk about how to avoid buying items you won’t wear.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2018/08/28/how-i-avoid-buying-items-i-wont-wear/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/ Check out my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dontmixinpodcast
08:10
September 11, 2018