Wedding Reception Dress Ideas (…And a Jumpsuit!)

DSC_7985Happy weekend, ladies! Although I’m in Europe for the next week, I’ve prepped quite a few posts to go up while I’m away…and I am SO excited to start off with my latest post for Style Me Pretty featuring wedding day reception outfit ideas! (You can check out that post on SMP here).

Last month I ventured to the gorgeous Contemporary Austin venue to shoot a few fabulous looks with one of my good friends and super talented wedding photographer, Kathryn Frazer Photography – so take a peek at 3 gorgeous looks for all the bride-to-be’s out there!

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

Hey gals! Great news – Nordstrom is having their ahh-mazing Half Yearly Sale right N O W !! You may want to click on over asap because these items are selling like hot cakes! From designer handbags to must-have shoes (kind of neeeeed those coral Free People lace up espadrilles!), jeans and those coveted Karen Walker sunglasses…scroll over my picks above and click on over to shop!

Keeping it short & sweet because I’m in go-go-go packing mode for our trip, but I wanted to make sure y’all knew about this killer sale! Seriously, SO many great buys (click here to see the full sale!) – happy shopping, loves! XO






Striped Midi Dress & Brahmin Sonny Crossbody Handbag

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-striped-midi-dress-green-utility-jacket-brahmin-sonny-crossbody-handbag-prada-cat-eye-sunglasses-casual-outfit-4Ooh girls am I excited about today’s post! As y’all know, I’ve been a HUGE fangirl of Brahmin handbags for years now, so when they asked me to collaborate and feature my favorite bag from their new Southcoast collection, you better believe I did a happy dance at my desk and immediately called Blake right after that email came in – ha! ;). Hey, we all have things we obsess over and after falling in love with their handbags while working at Nordstrom in college…let’s just say my Brahmin obsession stuck around and has only grown stronger! (…Especially when they keep coming out with gorgeous new handbags that are totally my style, like the Sonny Crossbody Handbag in Tan Savannah).

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handbag – BRAHMIN / dress – STEM / jacket – SANCTUARY CLOTHING (wearing a small) / shoes – DOLCE VITA / sunglasses – PRADA / necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / watch – NORDSTROM / wrap bracelet – CHAN LUU

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

Summer Swimwear Roundup!

Happy Monday, gals! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I am already enjoying summer activities here in Austin… Blake and I ventured to the Greenbelt for a little creekside swim and picnic on Saturday. It’s been raining so much recently that there was actually plenty of water (it’s a miracle!) and TONS of people were out enjoying some quality time outside with their friends, family and SO many pups…it was so much fun to see! Summer is hands down the most fun season for me because I can finally partake in one of my very favorite activities..SWIMMING! Oh…and summer vacations aren’t so bad, either! ;) But in all seriousness, once Austin hits those super high temps, you can find me swimming laps at the pool everyday (not even kidding, that’s my main form of exercise in the summer… I LOVE it!). Both my parents grew up as competitive swimmers (as in, held statewide records…true story!) so my siblings and I like to joke that we were swimming before we learned to walk.. which somehow I wouldn’t doubt knowing my parents love for the water, ha!

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

The Prettiest Embroidered Top


Happy Friday, gals! Do you have any exciting weekend plans in the works? I have a to-do list that’s inching close to a mile long before our trip, so I’ll be in go-go-go mode until next Thursday when we hit the airport and it’s all smooth sailin’ from there! :) Tomorrow I am shooting my next Style Me Pretty post and it’s featuring some fun themed goodie bags for my bridal party for my big bachelorette shindig! I’m doing a “destination bachelorette trip” so I can’t wait to share where we’re headed to…but for now, I’ll be sharing sneak peeks on my Snapchat (livvylandblog) as I shoot this next SMP post! Hint: It’s a mermaid themed bachelorette trip… ;)

Nowww to this outfit..! ;) Two weeks ago I drove into Dallas to visit with one of my best friends and I snapped these photos while we were out and about! As y’all know, I like to feature looks that you can wear everyday and showcase specific items that you can re-style to get the most out of your wardrobe, and I felt like this look encompassed pieces that you can absolutely wear over and over again. And come to think of it, I’ve worn each of these items in different ways recently on my blog and Instagram feed, so already you have some styling inspiration at your fingertips! ;) This top would be so cute with cutoff denim shorts for summer and these jeans would be equally adorable paired with a free flowing off-shoulder top. Voila, two items, so many outfit possibilities!

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