Nsale Try On Haul

livvyland-nordstrom-anniversary-sale-try-on-haulIn the midst of dozens of pages of products in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve sorted through it all (no really…like, tons of pages…you’re welcome ūüėČ ) and found my absolute favorite, worth-adding-to-your-cart pieces. A classic black¬†top for $15 (!!), cozy pajamas you can wear all year (and cozy slippers to go with them!), workout gear that lasts forever (the leggings I mention in this post had previously lasted me over eight years…and they’re on sale for $35!), denim under $55 and lots of fabulous shoes! I figured a try-on haul was the best way to share the goods with y’all, so you can see my selects in action – sooo here we go! (Ps. As y’all know, items sell like hot cakes in this sale so if you see something you like, definitely scoop it up asap… I had quite a few things I missed out on during the Early Access portion…lesson learned!).

Something quick to note: the Public Access portion of the sale (meaning you don’t need a Nordstrom card to shop) goes live at midnight PST (2am CST) on July 20th.
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Summer Staple: White Denim

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-madewell-white-jeans-sezane-cyrille-top-4th-of-july-outfit-idea-7livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-madewell-white-jeans-sezane-cyrille-top-4th-of-july-outfit-idea-2Hello there, friends! How’s your week going? I know it’s been on the quieter side around here…lots of personal stuff taking place in our world lately, and I’ve needed to step away from social media + blogging and tend that for the last couple of weeks. I appreciate your patience with me – and as always, thanks for stopping by!! I feel like things are slowly but surely calming down on my end, which means more content headed your way – home decor, that Japan travel diary (…I promise I haven’t forgotten about that one, ha!), more Nordies sale posts and of course, some adorable summer outfits…like this one! If there’s one item that just screams summer but is also extremely flattering with a tan (…and tan accessories), it’s 100% a fab pair of white denim…
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top –¬†SEZANE¬†(wearing US4) / jeans –¬†MADEWELL¬†/ handbag –¬†SEZANE¬†(terra-cotta color) / shoes –¬†MADEWELL¬†(fit TTS) / sunglasses –¬†RAY BAN¬†/ necklace –¬†MISSOMA¬†/ belt –¬†MADEWELL


What I’m Loving From The NSale

After spending an unreasonable amount of time sorting through nearly every page of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – I have found my top 10 favorites to scoop up before they’re gone! The deals above are SO good and feature major discounts on new fall clothing, shoes and accessories. I know it may seem crazy to shop for cardigans in July, but once we hit fall I assure you every item will be put to good use. Time to shop to your hearts content – especially since the¬†best stuff goes so fast during this sale! Excited to share my top 10 picks with y’all – happy shopping, gals!

**Scroll over images above & click to shop!

1. BP Exposed Seam Sweater ($31, reg. $49 – fit TTS)
2. Madewell Elinor Loafer Mule ($98, reg. $148)
3. Shiraleah Fringe Scarf ($21, reg. $33)
4. Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Jeans ($51, reg. $89 Рfit TTS)
5. BP Brice Notched Ankle Booties ($79, reg. $119)
6. Treasure & Bond Easy Throw On Cardigan ($58, reg. $89)
7. BP Plaid Shirt ($31, reg. $49 Рfit TTS)
8. Patagonia Pullover ($88, reg. $120 – order size up if you want to layer)
9. Zella Live-In Leggings ($35, reg. $64 – fit TTS, I wear XS)
10. Adidas Flashback Sneakers ($47, reg. $90)


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access!

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The¬†Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE! From July 12th – July 19th, Nordstrom cardholders (I have a debit card and it’s awesome!) get to shop their best sale of the year before it’s open to the public. My recommendation? Getchu a Nordies card and hit the sale because these items go quick! Madewell, Free People, Patagonia…just to name a few of my favorite brands in the sale. Watson and I started brewing our coffee at 4am so I could peruse the site¬†and pick out my favorites for y’all…as always, I’m here to make your online shopping a breeze! ENJOY some amazing deals and please comment below with what you purchase…I love hearing about it!! XOXO

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SWEATERS & CARDIGANS: FREE PEOPLE SWEATER / TOPSHOP COLORBLOCK SWEATER / BP THERMAL TOP / SOCIALITE THERMAL TOP / MADEWELL RYDER CARDIGAN / FREE PEOPLE SATURDAY MORNING CARDIGAN

JEANS & PANTS: MADEWELL FENTON JEANS / TOPSHOP WIDE LEG PANTS / FREE PEOPLE JEANS / LEITH TIE WAIST PANTS

DRESSES & ROMPERS: LEITH SWEATER STRAP DRESS / BP FLORAL ROMPER

JACKETS: MADEWELL TRENCH COAT / BB DAKOTA DRAPED FRONT JACKET / BP LONG DENIM JACKET / BLANKNYC MOTO JACKET / LEVI’S UTILITY JACKET

SHOES: BP ANKLE BOOTIES IN CHESTNUT / BP ANKLE BOOTIES IN NUTBUCK / MADEWELL SLIDES / ADIDAS SNEAKERS / SEYCHELLES OLIVE SLIDES / HALOGEN BLACK MULES

HANDBAGS: MADEWELL BUCKET BAG / LONGCHAMP TOTE BAG / TORY BURCH HANDBAG / MADEWELL TRANSPORT MINI TOTE

ACTIVE WEAR: PATAGONIA ZIP NANO JACKET / PATAGONIA PULLOVER / ZELLA LIVE-IN LEGGINGS / NIKE LOGO TANK

 


Vermicelli Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-blog-vegetarian-tofu-spring-rolls-peanut-sauce-elizabeth-street-cafe-recipe-3By Jessica Lee

There’s a restaurant here in Austin called Elizabeth Street Cafe. It’s probably one of the most instagrammed restaurants in the city, but it’s not just aesthetically pleasing. The restaurant serves some of my favorite food in Austin. During the winter, I cozy up was a warm bowl of pho and then when summer comes around, I always order their fresh spring rolls.

Packed with tofu, fresh herbs, vermicelli noodles and more, these spring rolls are insanely delicious. So delicious in fact that I‚Äôve been working on recreating them at home…
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White Lace Top & Tan Mules

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Ohh this gorgeous top! Insert about 10 heart eye emojis right here. Sexy deep-v? Check. The daintiest¬†scalloped trim? Check. A flattering fit you can wear multiple ways? I’ll share more on that later – and¬†check! Wear with a fab pair of high rise, light wash denim and slip your feet into the cutest leather mules and voila…weekend ready!
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top – SEZANE / jeans – MADEWELL / shoes – FORTRESS OF INCA / handbag – POPPY & SAGE / bandana – MADEWELL (mine is old so linking to newer pink style) / necklace – MISSOMA


What’s In My (Summer) Makeup Bag

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As I get deeper into the world of blogging, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different makeup brands that I probably wouldn’t have found on my own while strolling around Sephora. I used to be the person who swore off foundation or eyebrow powder, but in 2014 I was¬†a newbie to the makeup world (…and in comparison to my fellow fashion bloggers, I probably still am…!) and was terribly afraid of layering up makeup in fear of looking (and feeling) unlike myself. However, by¬†2018 I’ve experimented a bit more and found some tried and trues I keep buying over and over again – and I’m¬†super excited to share with y’all!

That said, you’ve likely seen a few of these brands mentioned on my blog before (hey there, Supergoop!), and I’m also including some new ones that have made the cut over the years. Sooo, let’s get to it! Ps. Sharing these items in order of how¬†I apply them – start to finish…

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Dressing For Summer With Trunk Club

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‘Tis the season for backyard¬†barbeques, date nights sipping wine on the patio, baby showers, girls¬†night out…you name it, summer is THE season to get dolled up for any occasion. From breezy maxi dresses in bold colors, to flirty ruffled tops paired with some killer denim,¬†Trunk Club¬†is here to save the day and get you styled (and feeling pretty darn amazing!) all season¬†long. One box, SO many outfit possibilities. I’m excited to share how I styled four of my favorite pieces that arrived in my summer Trunk, plus give y’all the scoop on how Trunk Club works! Let’s get to it…
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Relaxed High Rise Jeans (Under $100!)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-perfect-summer-jeans-6livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-perfect-summer-jeans-2Happy Friday, ladies! I hope you’ve had a great week – can’t believe how quickly this one flew by…but definitely not complaining that we get to sleep in tomorrow. ūüėČ It’s a rarity you’ll find me in a dress on any given day (love them but for some reason I can’t stop/won’t stop with my crazy denim obsession), and even in the summer, jeans are one of my go-to outfit staples. Madewell is a brand I continue to spend aaaall my pennies on¬†(…but hey, building a wardrobe you LOVE is totally worth it, right? Oh ya know, always rationalizing my shopping habits over here….), and their denim selection is one of my very favorites. When I saw this particular pair (called the “Perfect Summer Jeans“) hit the websites of numerous retailers, I immediately snatched up a pair. High rise, flattering on the backside (…no pancake butt with these!) and overall just such a great fit – can’t recommend them enough!

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jeans –¬†MADEWELL¬†/ top –¬†ABERCROMBIE¬†/ handbag –¬†SEZANE¬†/ shoes –¬†MADEWELL¬†/ bandana –¬†MADEWELL¬†/ hat –¬†BRIXTON

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Peach Caprese Salad

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Here in Texas it is H-O-T. I’m talking walk-outside-and-already-start-sweating hot. It’s pretty brutal, but luckily, here in Austin, there’s always a pool and icey cold margarita not that far away.

On days like these, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. So this Peach Caprese Salad is the perfect anecdote. It combines fresh summer peaches with the classic mixture of tomato, burrata and basil. I know it seems simple, but if you get really good ingredients, it‚Äôs a pretty magical combination…
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