Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access!

Happy Friday sweet friends!! True story: I woke up at 4:30am to finish this maaaajor sale roundup and y’all…items I had chosen to feature last night were already SOLD OUT this morning…so if there’s one piece of advice, it’s grab what you want and quick because these deals are clearly too good to miss out on!! So – that said, keeping it short and sweet today and letting y’all take it from here to enjoy the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access portion! (Which means everyone can officially shop the sale, not just Nords cardholders!). Ps. I literally scoured through 21 pages worth of clothing/accessories/shoes, etc. and pulled the best of the best…so now you can just peruse my page and pick your faves – tried to make it as easy as possible for y’all!

**Scroll over the images above and below & click to shop!! 

In case this is your first time shopping the Anniversary Sale, the “Nsale” happens once a year where NEW fall fashion items are on major sale for a limited time only! I know what you’re thinking, “it’s 100 degrees in my city and I am shopping for sweaters/boots?!” And my answer? YES! Time to scoop up those fall staples (ankle booties, over the knee bootsTory Burch on super sale!! – tops for layering, Christmas gifts like the yummiest candles, must-have handbags and AMAZING jackets for nearly half the price! I am 100% on board with this sale and how incredible the savings are (…if y’all can’t tell haha), so hopefully now you understand why it’s such a great time to invest in those key pieces for your fall wardrobe! (…And quite a few things that you can wear now, of course!!).

Happy shopping, loves! (Click here to shop the rest of the sale!). If you want to see how quite a few pieces look on me, I did a “mirror selfie” roundup a few days ago and am sharing a TON of awesome picks from the sale, so definitely take a look at this post!!







Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Must Have Shoes!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetHappy almost-Friday, ladies!! Tomorrow is the first day that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes public to non-card holders, so I wanted to be sure and spotlight one of my very favorite parts of the sale…the SHOES! From Tory Burch to Sam Edelman to Steve Madden, this sale has it ALL for crazy low prices – and it won’t last long (seriously, items have been selling out like crazy!!) so be sure to scoop up that perfect pair of OTK boots or ankle booties for fall…the popular sizes go first! If you’re not a card holder and want to wait until the sale is officially open to the public tomorrow, I recommend adding items to your cart now so that you can quickly checkout and ensure you get your favorite shoes tomorrow!

Take a look at some of the shoes I scooped up below and be sure to check my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Roundup post to see how I style a few pairs of shoes I can’t get enough of! Enjoy, gals!!
Processed with VSCO with a5 preset^^SO PRETTY & just $39! (Regularly $80). These BP Wedges come in black, too, are super comfy & fit TTS.
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset^^Big sucker for fringe booties (with dresses at a music festival or in the summer, and with skinny jeans and a plaid button up in the fall/winter) – LOVE these by Sam Edelman (3 color options: black, saddle or the ones I have above called “putty”). Now just $99, reg. $170!
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset^^If you don’t have a pair of lace-up heels in your closet, now is the time to scoop ‘em up! ;) Talk about shoes that make you feel incredible – these Sam Edelman heels (just $79, reg. $130) are SO GORGEOUS and make your legs look killer! I like them with jeans and this tunic top for a more dressed down casual look, or with this dress for a wedding or more formal date night…all about these!!

Hope y’all have taken advantage of these amazing sale deals at Nordstrom – I know I’ve been posting like a mad woman about this…but y’all know how much I love Nords aaaand when savings are this good, I have to share them!! Happy shopping and perhaps “treat yoself” to a new pair of kicks! See more of my favorites from the sale below and click here to shop the rest of the Anniversary Sale!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Have’s!

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-nordstrom-aniversary-sale-roundup-best-buys-deals-of-fall-saleHello there! As y’all know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (“early access”) is in full swing and there are SO MANY amazing deals right now! Right now, Nordstrom is pushing new fall fashion items at craaaazy discounted prices – but for a limited time only, so prices go back up soon! Thus, I did some serious shopping to showcase a ton of my very favorite pieces from the sale…shoes, sweaters, dresses, jackets…you name it, I’ve got you covered! ;)

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Feelin’ Peachy

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-peach-coral-lace-off-shoulder-dress-platform-wedges-summer-outfit-6Hey there gals! How was your weekend? Blake and I were busy bees traveling home from Orlando the majority of the day yesterday and spent today playing catchup on laundry, dishes…ya know, all that fun stuff you get to escape when you’re on vacation! ;) Needless to say, it’s back to reality for us! We had the best few days on our “theme park getaway” …which consisted of visiting the 4 main Disney World parks and then Universal Studios…sooo…basically we just acted like two big kids for the past week, and it was awesome! Mostly it’s just that I like to spend quality time with Blake, so it really doesn’t matter what we’re doing…so long as we’re not glued to our laptops or separately stressed out and running errands around town for work (y’all know me, I get stressed so easily!). I always feel like we come back from trips so much closer and more connected – it’s the best!!

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dress – MISSGUIDED / shoes – SEYCHELLES / handbag – BRAHMIN / choker necklace – similar NORDSTROM (just $18!) / pendant necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / wrap bracelet – SHOPBOP / watch – similar NORDSTROM / sunglasses – RAY BAN

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Roundup – Best Of The Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially here! Today through July 22nd, only Nordstrom cardholders can shop the pre-sale (…and y’all, you’re going to want to shop early…this sale is AMAZING!). Every year, Nordstrom hosts their Anniversary Sale where they have a killer sale on NEW fall products! I’m talking up to 50% on amazing finds like sweaters, jackets, boots, makeup and a TON more! After the sale, items go back up to full price and stay there… so it’s time to scoop up your fall fashion items + gifts to last throughout the year! (…I love stocking up on candles and accessories to give as gifts, you seriously can’t beat these prices for such pretty and nice pieces!).

**Scroll over the images above and click to shop! 

The sale can be a little overwhelming, so I woke up briiiiight and early to scope out my favorites and the best deals for you to shop!! Ps. I know it’s 100 degrees in Texas at the moment, but think ahead to fall weather and stock up on those perfect layerables and accessories to keep you cute, cozy and warm! Shop more from the sale here!

If you’ve been thinking of splurging on a new pair of OTK boots, a designer handbag or sunglasses, or a leather jacket – I highly recommend investing during this sale! I treated myself to a a new handbag (love this pretty wine color & can’t beat the price!) and a real leather jacket… Blake and I are tentatively thinking of visiting Paris for our honeymoon, so I’ll need a quality jacket while we’re there! …Not to mention I’ve been eying a real leather jacket for nearly a year now…how gorgeous is this one?! Can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail!

One last thing! Items during this sale pretty much go like hot cakes, so I recommend ordering a couple size options if you’re unsure of the fit and then returning the ones that don’t work out. You can return items to Nordstrom at any time, so this way you know you can get the exact pieces you want and not have to wish you’d ordered a different size from the start! (…Can you tell all my online shopping experience is paying off? ;) Ha!).






Our Staycation “Getaway” at Downtown Austin W Hotel

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetHey gals! I am super excited to share some behind-the-scenes photos from my stay-cation at W Austin Hotel with one of my best friends, Lauren of Vandi Fair! LV (that’s what I call her) drove in from Dallas this weekend so we could enjoy a little r&r and galpal time with a two-night stay at the W – and it was so wonderful! We try our best to see each other often, so this was such a fun way to hang out, catch up and basically feel like we were on a mini vacation without having to hop on a plane.  From the pool to the restaurant (…it is tuhh die! They basically had to roll us out of there, ha!), to being right in the midst of Austin’s popular 2nd Street District, there was plenty to do and enjoy during our “stay-cay” getaway.

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Lace Front Embroidered Top & Platform Wedges

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-boho-summer-outfit-kathryn-frazer-photography-caffe-medici-south-lamar-6Hey gals, how’s your week going? I have been in busy-bee mode and am currently leaving one trip (well, “stay-cation”) and am about to go through my closet and pack for another…I am headed to Disney World with Blake for 3 days, wahoo!!! He’s been at a molecular diagnostics conference all week, so I am dying to see him and enjoy some time at the happiest place on earth! ;) But before I go, I wanted to share this adorable casual outfit featuring the cutest lace-front embroidered top & platform wedges combo. (Seriously, I am OBSESSED with these shoes!!).

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top – ASTR / jeans – MADEWELL / shoes – SEYCHELLES / sunglasses – PRADA / necklace – similar BAUBLEBAR / clutch – GIGI NEW YORK

Mediterranean Travel Diary: Portofino & Cinque Terre, Italy

Happy weekend, ladies! I am SO EXCITED to finally share the Italy portion of our Princess Cruise through the Mediterranean coast! These pictures never fail to make me swoon (…and also never fail to make me thoroughly depressed because I miss this trip so much, ha!). We spent our first day in Italy visiting Portofino (which as you can see is the definition of magical) and the second day we ventured to Cinque Terre…and did not quite encounter the stunning cliffside views I had imagined because we got caught in a caa-razy torrential downpour that ended up being a TON of fun with an incredible group of people…but more on that further into this post! ;)

Ps. If you’re on the hunt for a vacation that exceeds all of your wildest Pinterest level expectations, you muuuust go to Italy! It truly was heaven on earth!

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 dress – similar TOPSHOP / hat – similar NORDSTROM / shoes – BIRKENSTOCKS / sunglasses – RAY-BAN

A huge thank you to Princess Cruises for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

His & Her Date Night Looks With Nordstrom

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-date-night-summer-austin-texas-outfit-inspiration-topshop-blush-pink-slip-dress-nordstrom-mens-suit-fashion-blogger-3Hello there! Hope your week is going well! As we slowly but surely make our way to the weekend (aren’t 4-day weeks the best?), I am super excited to partner with Nordstrom and share a date night look…and y’all, it’s a miracle because Blake is actually making an appearance on my blog without it having to be an “engagement shoot” or similar type of “big day” post..wahoo! Doesn’t he look sharp? I think so, too! ;)

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My look: dress – TOPSHOP / shoes – STEVE MADDEN (on sale!!) / necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / clutch – similar HALOGEN / sunglasses – PRADA / ring – KENDRA SCOTT

Blake’s look: sports coat – similar NORDSTROM / jeans – LEVIS / shoes – similar TED BAKER / sunglasses – RAY BAN

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Do You Remember Your First Date?

dove-olivia-blakeDo you remember your first date? Just thinking of mine gives me the jitters and makes my stomach a little queasy…ha! Such a strange mix of anticipation, awkwardness and a fun kind of “newness.” I remember mine from start to finish – from the moment he picked me up from theater rehearsal (I was prepping for our high school production of Chicago – so he had to pick me up on campus) to when we got out of the car and shared our first kiss before he walked me to the door.

It’s funny to think that my first and last kiss will be with Blake. Yep – Blake was my very first date and very first kiss! (Well, “real” kiss – I’d kissed boys for roles in plays, but not with someone I liked like that). He was 16 and I was 17 (proud late bloomer over here, ha!).

((^^That’s one of my favorite photos of us when we were teenagers…We look SO young!))

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