Monthly Archives: June 2015

Trendy Boho Summer Style

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-topshop-collar-black-dress-lbd-festival-style-trendy-outfit-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-1Most excellent news! Well, two things really. First, my brother Jacob and his family just moved back to Austin…(Hoorah! We certainly missed them!).  Two, he is a very talented photographer (it’s actually his day job, he’s a wedding photographer with his wife, Ary, pretty darn cute!) and he shot this entire look. As you know, I am very proud of my family and adore them so much (can you tell yet? Ha!), and I was so excited he could take a break from his busy schedule to do a fun little fashion shoot for me. 🙂 Anyhoo, just so you know my big ‘ol cheesy grins in the pictures above are real…he’s a total goofball!

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What to Wear: 4th of July Outfit Ideas

livvyland-blog-vandi-fair-olivia-watson-lauren-vandiver-what-to-wear-4th-of-july-bb1-pool-party-trendy-outfit-kayla-snell-photography-7Hey there, darlin’s! The 4th of July is fast approaching and one of my best friend’s and fellow blogger Lauren of Vandi Fair and I decided to join forces for a fun & festive shoot!

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Hey there, darlin’s! The 4th of July is fast approaching and one of my best friend’s and fellow blogger Lauren of Vandi Fair and I decided to join forces for a fun & festive shoot!


Retro Summer Pool Party with Vandi Fair!

livvyland-blog-vandi-fair-olivia-watson-lauren-vandiver-kayla-snell-photography-retro-summer-pool-party-trendy-austin-texas-poolside-10Last weekend one of my very best friends and fellow blogger Lauren of Vandi Fair came for a visit to Austin! Anyone else so excited we’re thaaat much closer to it “officially” being summer? (Even though it’s already in the 90’s in Austin…eek!) – I certainly am!

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Last weekend one of my very best friends and fellow blogger Lauren of Vandi Fair came for a visit to Austin! Anyone else so excited we’re thaaat much closer to it “officially” being summer? (Even though it’s already in the 90’s in Austin…eek!) – I certainly am!


Feelin’ Fruity – Summer Print Trend

Scroll over the images above to shop! But in all seriousness (…wait, isn’t that an oxymoron given that these are the happiest/silliest/cutest items around?) – how adorable are these fun fruit printed accessories + clothing pieces above?! Not going to lie, I am all aboard this whole fruity print train that’s gone full speed ahead before it’s even “technically” summer. There’s just something about pineapple and watermelon that makes you daydream of the beach…and relaxing…and a blissful vacation…okay okay, you get the point! 😉

I’ve rounded up some of my very fruity favorites for ya! From iPhone cases to makeup bags to THE cutest watermelon Keds sneakers I ever did see, enjoy and let these products brighten up your day…and your wardrobe! (Psst..see a few more fruit patterned additions below!)

pineapple ice cube tray / pineapple printed crop top + shorts / lemon printed romper / watermelon sneakers / pineapple walletpineapple tote bag / watermelon iPhone 6 case / pineapple iPhone 6 case / fruit pattern makeup bag

Scroll over the images above to shop! But in all seriousness (…wait, isn’t that an oxymoron given that these are the happiest/silliest/cutest items around?) – how adorable are these fun fruit printed accessories + clothing pieces above?! Not going to lie, I am all aboard this whole fruity print train that’s gone full speed ahead […]


Colorful Printed Boho Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-festival-style-trendy-jess-lea-boutique-cozumel-dress-boho-outfit-idea-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-2THIS dress! Ah, I am in loooove! I spotted this dress on the adorable Jess Lea Boutique website and knew it would be a summer hit in my wardrobe repertoire. I paired it with my favorite mule wedges to give the look a little more sass – but imagine this dress at a music festival and nix the heels for a pair of gladiator sandals…SO perfect! Such a versatile piece and I love the tribal print and vibrant colors. Definitely a showstopper! (And it leaves plenty of eat/drink/be merry room since it’s not cinched at the waist 😉 – YAY!).

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THIS dress! Ah, I am in loooove! I spotted this dress on the adorable Jess Lea Boutique website and knew it would be a summer hit in my wardrobe repertoire. I paired it with my favorite mule wedges to give the look a little more sass – but imagine this dress at a music festival and […]


Neutral + Lace Shift Dresses

When it comes to my wardrobe, I am all about pieces I can wear over and over again. A nudie, lacy shift dress is one item that can be worn in a casual or more formal way – not to mention the neutral dress acts as a blank canvas to colorful accessories that make changing the look of the dress simple and easy. I should also tell you that shift dresses are one of my very favorite styles because they leave you plenty of breathe room (…or room to finish off that Chipotle burrito…hoorah!) and are modest on top yet show a flash of those sun-kissed legs.As you learned from my Eileen Fisher post a couple months back, I am definitely one to pick and choose where I show skin – as in, if I’m showing lots of leg, I’ll likely wear a high neckline, etc. It’s fun to accentuate certain body parts, while still keepin’ it classy.

Ps. How adorable and feminine are all of the lace accents in these dresses above? I am in love! If you’re into the shift dress thing like me, feel free to click on the images above, below or links to shop these dresses!

When it comes to my wardrobe, I am all about pieces I can wear over and over again. A nudie, lacy shift dress is one item that can be worn in a casual or more formal way – not to mention the neutral dress acts as a blank canvas to colorful accessories that make changing […]


Relaxed Summer Style

ivvyland-blog-olivia-watson-kayla-snell-photography-dl1961-denim-cenote-austin-texas-coffeehouse-east-side-fashion-blogger-style-atx-trendy-summer-outfit-14Hello, lovely summer weather…which means fabulous summer style! As we hit high temperatures here in Austin, I’m gravitating towards fringe anything (is this bag not tuhh-die?), off the shoulder tops and easy breezy relaxed-fit jeans.  I ventured over to Cenote Coffeehouse for a fun little coffee talk / blog shoot sesh. You know me….if there’s coffee, I’m there…and a happy camper! 😉

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Hello, lovely summer weather…which means fabulous summer style! As we hit high temperatures here in Austin, I’m gravitating towards fringe anything (is this bag not tuhh-die?), off the shoulder tops and easy breezy relaxed-fit jeans.  I ventured over to Cenote Coffeehouse for a fun little coffee talk / blog shoot sesh. You know me….if there’s coffee, I’m there…and […]


“Love Is…” Illustration Art Series

4Another favorite website of mine is Twisted Sifter – amazing photography/art and just all around interesting content updated regularly. This morning they featured a South Korean artist named Puuung who has a series called “Love is…” where he beautifully and so perfectly captures what real life love looks like and illustrates it on paper. As I started looking over his work, my heart pretty much sank in a mushy-lovey-dovey kind of way because I can see Blake and I in each of these illustrations. It’s funny, the regular mundane moments in life are often the sweetest and most cherished.

Puuung says, ““Love is something that everybody can relate to. And ‘Love’ comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artworks.”

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite moments he illustrates so wonderfully. Perhaps it will bring up the same memories/feelings for you, too. Enjoy!

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Another favorite website of mine is Twisted Sifter – amazing photography/art and just all around interesting content updated regularly. This morning they featured a South Korean artist named Puuung who has a series called “Love is…” where he beautifully and so perfectly captures what real life love looks like and illustrates it on paper. As […]


Home Decor Inspiration – Gallery Wall

art-gallery-wall-7Ohh my, I am so in love with this design idea! I love the creative aesthetic and sporadic color pops throughout each room, but the gallery wall decor really has me swooning. When I was in college, one of my best friend’s decorated his room in a similar way and we had so much fun going from one Goodwill to the next in search of perfectly mismatched frames. I wish I had a picture of his room after it was complete – it was amazing (especially for someone in college).
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Ohh my, I am so in love with this design idea! I love the creative aesthetic and sporadic color pops throughout each room, but the gallery wall decor really has me swooning. When I was in college, one of my best friend’s decorated his room in a similar way and we had so much fun going from one […]


Yellow Pom Pom Shorts

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-lifestyle-blogger-bloggers-yellow-pom-pom-shorts-mule-wedges-fedora-hat-what-to-wear-trendy-outfit-atx-fashion-fringe-bucket-bag-music-festival-x-games-acl-fest-4Perhaps the best news to hit your Monday is…drumroll…these adorable, lace pom pom shorts are back in stock! I saw these at Target on my lunch break a couple weeks back and couldn’t resist a pair of precious yellow shorts, just in time for summer! Sadly, they sold out everywhere just days after I’d picked up a pair of my own.

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Perhaps the best news to hit your Monday is…drumroll…these adorable, lace pom pom shorts are back in stock! I saw these at Target on my lunch break a couple weeks back and couldn’t resist a pair of precious yellow shorts, just in time for summer! Sadly, they sold out everywhere just days after I’d picked […]