Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Music Mashup (Warning: may cause dancing)

Ohh 2014, what a year! I’ll write up a sappier New Year’s post later on today (obvi), but I wanted to get this mashup up as you start your day. I heard this a few weeks back and I am obsessed! We had some pretty fun/catchy songs top the charts this year and this DJ compiled them all into one incredible song! Oh yes, and the talent continues because they made a video, too. Now, that’s some serious patience and concentration to create this mix!

So, enjoy as you get ready for your day or perhaps later on tonight as your girlfriends trickle in and you pop open that first bottle of champagne to ring in the New Year!

Ohh 2014, what a year! I’ll write up a sappier New Year’s post later on today (obvi), but I wanted to get this mashup up as you start your day. I heard this a few weeks back and I am obsessed! We had some pretty fun/catchy songs top the charts this year and this DJ […]


Winter White – Sweater & Maxi Dress

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dress – anthropologie / sweater (similar) – forever21 / shoes (similar) – nordstrom / ring – catbird / bracelet – piperlime / bag – nordstrom

How gorgeous is this maxi dress & sweater combo in such a beautiful cream color? I love how delicate and feminine the whole look is, not to mention so comfortable! No restricting waistline, I don’t have to worry about shaving my legs…Oh, have I said too much? I really love it paired with dainty jewels like this amazing Giles & Brother Cuff in rose gold (what a sweet surprise gift from one of my best friends this Christmas!) and my opal teardrop ring.

During my trip to Chicago I posted an Instagram of a Nordstrom bag with a mystery purchase inside – a new Brahmin bag! I have been in love with Brahmin goods for some time now and finally found the perfect bag to fit my style. They are such durable purses and last forever, so perhaps if I treat it well I can pass it down one day! The rich brown colors look so lovely paired with head to toe cream and minimalist accessories.

Loving this look for winter? Shop my finds below! I pulled a few similar styles of my shoes and sweater, unfortunately the turtleneck I am wearing in the photos is no longer available at Anthropologie.com – which is a shame because it was on sale! (Fear not, though, Forever21 has some cute ones, and if you’re dying for an Anthro purchase they still have a ton of adorable items on sale now!).

**Photos by Benjamin Stelly dress – anthropologie / sweater (similar) – forever21 / shoes (similar) – nordstrom / ring – catbird / bracelet – piperlime / bag – nordstrom How gorgeous is this maxi dress & sweater combo in such a beautiful cream color? I love how delicate and feminine the whole look is, not to […]


Rebecca Minkoff x LivvyLand Giveaway Terms & Conditions

TERMS

LIVVYLAND x REBECCA MINKOFF MAB CAMERA BAG GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

1.     Giveaway Dates.  Giveaway starts 12/15/16 at 8:30pm CST and ends 12/18/16 at 12pm CST.

2.     Eligibility.   Open only to legal U.S. Residents, 13 or older. (If under 18, get your parent’s permission before entering).  You must have an Instagram account prior to the start date of the Giveaway.  Offered only in the United States. Void where prohibited.

3.     To Enter. Follow these steps:

    A.    Follow the Instagram Accounts of @livvylandblog, as well as of @rebeccaminkoff, @colormecourtney,  @APinchoflovely and @carriebradshawlied @lonestarsouthern @laurenkaysims (if you do not already).

    B.    Like the photo posted by @livvylandblog.

    C.    Tag at least one (1) friend (using only their Instagram handle) in the “Comments” section below the photo.

4.     Entry Restrictions.  Message and data rates apply to Giveaway entry; check with your wireless carrier for details.  Your comment tagging friend(s) is your entry in the Giveaway. (Only the person posting a comment will be entered in the Giveaway; the friend(s) tagged in the comment will NOT be entered.) Unlimited entry per person. Tagging more than one (1) friend in a comment will not affect your odds of winning the prize either. Only tag in a comment/entry individual(s) who is/are personally known to you, who is/are eligible for the Giveaway and whom you believe is/are interested in the LivvyLand blog, the blogs of the other above-indicated bloggers and lucy activewear.  Any dispute as to identity of entrant will be resolved by My Style Diaries/Ms. Minton in her sole discretion.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of LivvyLand/Ms. Watson, which are final and binding in all respects.

5.Additional Text/Content.  If you decide to include additional text or content in your comment, such additional text/content must be your original work; do NOT copy other persons’ works in any such additional text/content.  Additional text/content cannot violate third party rights (e.g., do NOT identify third party brands or include the names of celebrities). Additional text/content cannot (a) include any inappropriate material; e.g., hate speech or obscenity; and/or (b) disparage LivvyLand/Ms. Watson, any of the other above-indicated bloggers or lucy activewear. Additional text/content represents solely the views and opinions of the entrants individually, NOT those of LivvyLand/Ms. Watson or her designees (including Show Me Your Mumu, LLC as well as any of the other above-indicated bloggers). LivvyLand/Ms. Watson and her designees (including Rebecca Minkoff, LLC as well as any of the other above-indicated bloggers) expressly disclaim any liability in conjunction with any additional text/content posted by entrants. Entrant (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) grants to LivvyLand/Ms. Watson and her designees (including Rebecca Minkoff, LLC as well as any of the other above-indicated bloggers) the right to use the additional text/content included in his/her comment for advertising/commercial purposes without notice, compensation or approval. Entrant (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further agrees to sign any additional documents upon the request of LivvyLand/Ms. Watson and/or her designees (including Rebecca Minkoff, LLC as well as any of the other above-indicated bloggers) to confirm such grant of rights, without compensation.

6.     Selection/Notification of Winner.  LivvyLand/Ms. Watson will conduct a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received on or about one (1) day after the Giveaway end date.  Additional text/content included in comment (if any) will not be taken into account in the winner selection procedure; but, if such additional text/content is in violation of Section 5 above as determined by LivvyLand/Ms. Watson in her sole discretion, the comment/entry shall be disqualified.  LivvyLand/Ms. Watson will notify potential winner via direct message with prize claim instructions. IT IS THE POTENTIAL WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THAT HIS/HER INSTAGRAM SETTINGS ALLOW FOR LivvyLand/MS. Watson TO NOTIFY HIM/HER VIA DIRECT MESSAGE. Potential winner must respond within (48) hours and may be required to sign a Prize Acceptance Form within (3) days of notification. If winner is a minor and if applicable, Prize Acceptance Form must be signed by minor’s parent or legal guardian. Noncompliance with the above requirements (as applicable) or inability of LivvyLand/Ms. Watson to contact potential winner will result in prize forfeiture/disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received for the random drawing.

 

  1. Prize/Odds:  Rebecca Minkoff $175 MAB Camera Handbag to one winner; subject to terms and conditions of use). If winner is under 21, prize may be awarded to his/her parent or legal guardian on winner’s behalf.  No prize substitution; no prize transfer. All expenses and taxes on prize are winner’s sole responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the random drawing.

 

  1. Releases:  Where legal, by accepting prize, winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to the use of winner’s name and image/likeness for advertising/publicity/trade purposes by LivvyLand/Ms. Watson and her designees (including Rebecca Minkoff as well as any of the other above-indicated bloggers) without further compensation or notice. By participating, entrant (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian)  releases and agrees to hold harmless LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson; Rebecca Minkoff; @colormecourtney,  @APinchoflovely and @carriebradshawlied @lonestarsouthern @laurenkaysims and, as applicable, their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Instagram, from any and all liability arising from the Giveaway.

 

  1. Additional Conditions of Participation: LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson; Rebecca Minkoff are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, incomplete, inaccessible, corrupted, misdirected, delayed or damaged comments/entries, regardless of cause, which are void; for technological, programming, electronic, filtering or other operation of the functionality of Instagram or other error/malfunction/failure of any kind which interferes with the Giveaway.  If LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson determines in her sole discretion that the Giveaway cannot be conducted as originally planned due to any cause beyond her control, LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson may cancel, modify or suspend the Giveaway and select the winner via random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to the action taken by LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson or otherwise in a manner that LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson in her sole discretion determines is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. LivvyLand/Ms. Olivia Watson will publish notice of such action on the official LivvyLand Instagram account.  Interference with the conduct of the Giveaway is a form of tampering and will result in disqualification from the Giveaway as well as possible legal sanctions.

 

10.  Winner’s List. Send a request via e-mail to livvylandblog@gmail.com with “RM HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY WINNER” in the subject line for receipt by 12/25/16 11:59pm CST.

{The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.}

TERMS LIVVYLAND x REBECCA MINKOFF MAB CAMERA BAG GIVEAWAY NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 1.     Giveaway Dates.  Giveaway starts 12/15/16 at 8:30pm CST and ends 12/18/16 at 12pm CST. 2.     Eligibility.   Open only to legal U.S. Residents, 13 or older. (If under 18, get your parent’s permission before entering).  You must have an Instagram account prior to the start date of the Giveaway.  Offered […]


Ever Doubt Yourself?

Wow. Could Ira Glass understand me any better?! Doubt…what an awful thing! It creeps in and if it’s strong enough, can power over all of the, “I believe in myself!” confidence you’ve worked so hard to maintain. And what a shame that is because if you let doubt win, then you’ll never know your full potential or the beautiful work that could be in the future. I saw this short video and was so pleased to see that I am not the only one with doubtful thoughts popping up now and then, and that everyone – even THE Ira Glass, has gone thorough this, too.

A great reminder: “Your work will be as good as your ambitions. It’s going to take a while, it’s normal to take a while.” So, whatever your craft may be, keep on writing, drawing, taking pictures, dancing, singing, etc. Work hard and believe in yourself. You never know what the future holds!

Wow. Could Ira Glass understand me any better?! Doubt…what an awful thing! It creeps in and if it’s strong enough, can power over all of the, “I believe in myself!” confidence you’ve worked so hard to maintain. And what a shame that is because if you let doubt win, then you’ll never know your full potential or […]


Yellow Floral Dress

olivia-watson-livvyland-blog-free-people-mustard-yellow-bonnie-dress-sale-4Happy weekend, everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this lovely Free People dress is finally on sale from $168 to just $65…such a deal! It’s carried at quite a few stores but I recently discovered that Macy’s has marked it down to the lowest price yet. (And okay, okay, these pictures are from a few months back when I featured this dress, hence the long hair again – forgive me, new pictures are on the way!).

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Happy weekend, everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this lovely Free People dress is finally on sale from $168 to just $65…such a deal! It’s carried at quite a few stores but I recently discovered that Macy’s has marked it down to the lowest price yet. (And okay, okay, these pictures are […]


ATX Style – Feathers Vintage Part II

livvyland-feathers-olivia-watson-fashion-lifestyle-blog-austin-texas-boutique-stars-and-stripes-american-flag-tee-5Hello! As you can see, my friend Kayla and I shot this post before I decided to chop (a whopping 10 inches off) my hair! Thus, soak in these last few photos with my long locks and stay tuned for my next fashion post coming SOON where I’m rockin’ the short hair!

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Hello! As you can see, my friend Kayla and I shot this post before I decided to chop (a whopping 10 inches off) my hair! Thus, soak in these last few photos with my long locks and stay tuned for my next fashion post coming SOON where I’m rockin’ the short hair!