Thrifting with thredUP at JCPenney

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-thred-up-jc-penny-dooney-bourke-handbag-1Are you into thrift shopping? #Sponsored Lately, my sister and I have had so much fun scoping out the cool secondhand stores around Austin. thredUP has been an online thrift brand we’ve both shopped for years and when we found out they were opening shops in 30 select JCPenney’s nationwide, we were pretty pumped to find one in a south Austin store just minutes away from my house. Blake watched Jude for a couple of hours while we got enjoy a coffee date and some thrift shopping! Needless to say, it was an afternoon very well spent and we left with some awesome finds.

Sharing some snapshots from our visit and a try-on haul of what I left with!

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Finding Your Best Style

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-wrap-dress-trunk-club-review-1livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-olive-skinny-jeans-striped-sweater-trunk-club-review-1A question I get asked frequently is, “how do you find your personal style?” My answer is always: I wear what feels most “me.” Which means, I buy pieces that fit into my lifestyle and make me feel confident and beautiful. I am not a girl about town attending trendy events, so I don’t wear swanky dresses or glittery heels – they’re simply not practical or worth investing in for me. What I am though, is a mom on the go, enjoying coffee dates with my little man and Blake and more often than not, attending some sort of family event every weekend (football season, birthdays, fam dinners…there’s always something going on!). I want to look put together, feel comfortable in whatever I’m wearing and be able to style an outfit quick…time is limited these days!

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Best Fall Season Yet

Best fall season yet! Pretty certain every holiday this year will be our best one yet, thanks to one special little guy. Picking out pumpkins is always a fun annual activity, and this time was particularly adorable because I got to dress Jude in a matching mama and me outfit. Call me a dork, but man, I live for this stuff! Also…infant Patagonia vests?! I die!

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JUDE’S VEST / JUDE’S SHOES/ MY VEST / TOP / SUNGLASSES / BAG / SHOES / BEANIE

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


Everlane Favorites

Oh Everlane, you consistently have me swooning with every new arrival. Clean, classic and effortlessly chic…this brand just nails it every time. Pre-baby I shopped regularly at Everlane, then once pregnancy happened it was time to box up my high waist jeans and bring on the giant tees and stretchy leggings. Alas, my postpartum body is slowly but surely allowing me to wear all the high rise denim, skirts and cinched dresses I’ve been lusting after for months.

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LivvyLand x Fortress of Inca Fall Collection

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Oh my goodness it’s been hard to contain my excitement for today’s post! It’s finally HERE! The LivvyLand Collection over at Fortress of Inca launched today and I am thrilled to share 6 of my top favorite styles with you guys. PLUS Fortress is offering LL readers 20% OFF my favorite styles (in all colors!) with code livvy20 at checkout (until Oct. 31). Now that’s a great way to start the week if you ask me! 😉

If you’ve followed me on my blog or Instagram over the years, you’re likely familiar with my love for Fortress of Inca. For one, their HQ is in Austin and home to THE kindest folks behind the brand. Two, the shoes are such beautiful quality – ethically sourced and handmade in Peru. This is a brand that genuinely cares about every detail…from the design and fit, to the artisans who create the shoes, all the way to the packaging and of course their loyal followers and customers…it’s easy to see why my closet is full of FoI shoes – and why I’m so proud to represent them. As Blake and I say in our house, they’re “the tops” when it comes to a brand you want to wear and support!

Sharing the scoop on my six favorites…

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


Cold, Rainy Weather Ready

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-sperry-saltwater-duck-boots-outfit-idea-fall-style-11 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-sperry-saltwater-duck-boots-outfit-idea-fall-style-10-2 It finally feels like autumn in Austin this week and we are enjoying every second! Cool, crisp mornings spent outdoors…it feels so good to get out of the house and soak up the beautiful change in seasons. Generally, Halloween is the turning point for this city…it finally cools off for good and moody weather is here to stay. No complaints here that fall has arrived a little early (and fingers crossed is here to stay)…happy to have more time to relish in cozy socks and boots weather!
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BOOTS / JACKET / SWEATER / JEANS / SUNGLASSES

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


My Favorite Books About Grandparents

By Eugenia Vela

Have you ever noticed all these goofy holidays that keep popping up? Any given day, it could be National Bubble Wrap Appreciation or National Punctuation Day. Listen, both of those things are important, but is it necessary to have a day dedicated to them around the nation?! One major holiday that I’ve come to love, though, is Grandparent’s Day! Now, I know it’s behind us, but grandparents are always worth celebrating – plus, with fall and winter holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spread the grandparent love with your littles. And let me tell ya, there’s quite a few beautiful books that honor these special people in your life, and I’m going to be sharing some of my personal favorites.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GRANDPARENTS / GRANDMA’S PURSE / DRAWN TOGETHER


Nisolo Essentials Collection

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-nisolo-james-oxford-fall-outfit-idea-madewell-kent-cardigan-12livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-nisolo-james-oxford-fall-outfit-idea-madewell-kent-cardigan-5I think fall is my favorite season to dress for. Rich earth tones, a great pair of denim, cozy layers and the prettiest tote and oxfords combo…I feel my best in outfits like this one! Y’all know I’m a sucker for that yummy saddle, tan, caramel color – it’s warm and relaxed, making it easy to pair with just about anything hanging in my closet. Plus, it wears so well over time…making it an easy wardrobe staple for years to come. I’ve worn Nisolo shoes for over a year now (remember this post? Gah, still loving those shoes, too!) and I am so excited to share another favorite, the James Oxford, from their new Essentials Collection. It’s a lower priced collection of beautiful shoes created without cutting into the fair trade wages their producers earn. It’s a win/win for everyone, your feet included.

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OXFORDS / TOTE BAG / CARDIGAN / RIBBED WHITE TOP / JEANS / SUNGLASSES / NECKLACE

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


Best Ice Cream Shops In Austin

livvyland-blog-austin-texas-lifestyle-blogger-best-ice-cream-shopsBy Jessica Lee

I worked at an ice cream shop in high school, so just walking into one sends a wave of nostalgia through me. My days were spent making waffle cones, decorating ice cream cakes and scooping hundreds of cones. It wasn’t a bad gig. 

Honestly, I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, but when it comes to ice cream, my fiance, Alex, claims to be an expert. No matter how full he is, he always finds room for a cone. So when I suggested we do some “research” for this post, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. And I don’t blame him! There are a bunch of great spots here in town to grab a scoop…
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What’s Your Favorite Fall Activity?

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-canoe-lady-bird-lake-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-backcountry-patagonia-tunic-yeti-rambler-2 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-canoe-lady-bird-lake-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-backcountry-seychelles-deep-sea-ankle-booties-2Anyone else SO ready for fall? Cooler, crisp weather, hot coffee, cozy sweaters paired with ankle booties…and of course, enjoying some time outdoors soaking up the magical new season! We’re still in triple digits in Austin (omg!), but when Backcountry asked me to share a few of my favorite pieces for fall, I couldn’t help but jump on this one. For one, TONS of adorable long sweaters to layer up and wear over leggings with booties (…cute and SO comfy!), and two, loads of outdoor gear to pack for a day spent outside. Over the weekend I grabbed my sister, made us a couple of oat milk lattes for the road, rented a canoe down at Lady Bird Lake and took my new fall goodies for a spin…and it was the best day!
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PATAGONIA TOP (wearing M) / LEGGINGS/ SEYCHELLES BOOTIES / KANKEN BACKPACK / YETI RAMBLER THERMOS

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