Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kitchen Rugs

kitchen-rug-4Okay SO! One thing not even Blake knew about me (he learned this over the weekend) is that I have an obsession with rugs (okay wait he knew that..) because (here it comes) I used to work at a rug shop! Well, it wasn’t actually as glamorous as it seems (if a rug shop can sound glamorous to anyone but me?)…it was really that I sold rugs in the back corner of a liquidated store for about a month and a half during my freshman year of college..Ha! Glamorous? Not so much. 😉 However, I did learn a TON and now have a super appreciation for beautifully made rugs (they’re expensive for good reason) and LOVE to style with rugs…they really can instantly change the mood of a room.read more

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Off the Shoulder Periwinkle

livvyland-blog-topshop-periwinkle-off-the-shoulder-top-olivia-watson-fashion-blogger-style-austin-texas-south-congress-avenue-7Yep…pretty sure periwinkle is my absolute favorite…isn’t it just the happiest color?! I am especially loving this off the shoulder, tie strap top in periwinkle paired with nude accessories – so classy and chic! Also, who doesn’t love dressing up blue jeans? Comfort is key, in my opinion! 😉

You may have noticed my absence in posting over the past few days and it’s because I went on vacation (finally!) to Chicago to visit two of my best friends from high school and college. Though my Instagram is a pretty good image summary of my trip, I’ll be posting a wrap-up on the blog sometime this week (in between laundry…grocery shopping…my day job…wait, can I just go back on vacation already?! 😉 ). To be brief, it was a perfect weekend and I am quite sad that it’s over! Anyhoo, stay tuned for that blog post coming soon!

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Silk Floral Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-kathryn-frazer-photography-yumi-kim-soho-mixer-dress-floral-print-red-3Is this not the loveliest little floral dress you’ve ever seen? I swooned as I pulled it out of the mailbox packaging and I about died when I put it on…this thing is CUTE! If you haven’t scoped out the dress (…and romper…and tank top…) scene over at Yumi Kim, you’re in for a treat. This designer specializes in gorgeous silk everything and just understands how to flatter a woman’s figure. This particular style caught my eye because it really just screams “ADORABLE” from 100 feet away. 😉 I linked to the same style but numerous different prints below, or you can scope out their entire dress selection here.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Picks Under $50!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and there are SO many good finds under $50! …Most even cheaper! To help you get the most out of this annual sale, I’ve rounded up my top picks for all the smart and thrifty shoppers out there! 😉 From crop tops to fall sweaters (hey, fall is just around the corner!), and monogram bracelets to $20 handbags (..umm, yes please!), let’s just say you’ll be rocking the latest trends and won’t break the bank.

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Off the Shoulder Stripes

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Okay okay, back to my latest look 😉 – I am LOVING this Chicwish off the shoulder striped top…it is so adorable with anything! I wore it with some cutoff, high waist denim shorts last week and this weekend I rocked it with distressed jeans, a la above! I also scooped up a coral pink tea length skirt that I hope to wear with this top at some point this summer…if I ever have an excuse to do something a little more dolled up! 😉 The bottom line? This top is versatile, on trend and adorable…I promise you’ll get a lot of wear out of it, I know I already have!

I accessorized with Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Turquoise, my mule wedge sandals, chain link fringe purse and my trusty Topshop fedora hat. My bracelet stack consisted of my Michael Kors turquoise dial watch, Alex + Ani monogram “L” bangle and another Alex + Ani wrap bracelet. I hadn’t ever shopped the Alex + Ani site but after some gals at work wore their monogram bangles, I was totally on this bandwagon…everything is adorable! I also wore my drusy double ring for to top off my look. Big fan of that ring style…can you tell? 😉 I’ve got just a few of them in my jewelry repertoire!

**Photos by Kathryn Frazer Photography

Loving this OOTD? Shop it below! Oh…and reluctantly, happy Monday! (Ps. Does anyone else think weekends should be at least 3 days? I certainly do!).

top – chicwish / jeans (similar) – nordstrom / shoes – nordstrom / fringe bag – nordstrom / earrings – kendra scott / drusy ring – kendra scott / watch – michael kors / necklace – anna beck / wrap bracelet – alex + ani / monogram bangle – alex + ani / hat – topshop

Hello! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! If you kept up with me on Instagram, you’ll know I have been pup sitting and enjoyed a lovely weekend hopping around Austin. This weather was too good not to get outside and enjoy a beer on a restaurant patio at sunset. On Friday night we tried World […]


Nordstrom Anniversary #Nsale Shopping Guide

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially in full swing! Thus, I’ve rounded up the best dresses, shoes, jewelry and handbags to make your shopping experience a little smoother! 😉 Kendra Scott and Kate Spade marked down to super low prices? Yes, please!

This sale is so good there are definitely items you’ll want to scoop up asap! I had a few dresses on my wish-list and one of them already sold out…time to make moves and get those must-haves quick! Take a look at the full sale here and scroll over the images above to click through directly to each product.

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JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially in full swing! Thus, I’ve rounded up the best dresses, shoes, jewelry and handbags to make your shopping experience a little smoother! 😉 Kendra Scott and Kate Spade marked down to super low prices? Yes, please! This […]


Boho Summer Tunic

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To pull of an effortlessly boho look, I paired the tunic with a fabulous fringe bag (also now only available in one color, cognac…but at just $19, it’s a great bag in any color, especially a neutral!), my go-to Toms booties (y’all know by now that these are my favorite), my relaxed fit DL1961 light wash denim jeans (they only have two sizes left at Nordstrom so I linked to Amazon if they don’t have your size) and my reflective Ray-Bans sunnies.

As for jewelry, you know I’m a big fan of layering! I wore my Anna Beck bar pendant necklace (it’s 18k gold and sterling silver, it’s a beauty!) with my arrowhead Kendra Scott necklace and topped it all off with my trusty Stella & Dot wrap bracelet…this thing goes with everything, it’s got gold and silver details = win, along with my drusy double ring by Kendra Scott.

If you loved my look, shop outfit deets below! I linked to quite a few more adorable tunics to give you some options and showcase what Chicwish has to offer. Enjoy!

**Photos by Kathryn Frazer Photography

top (only available color is white) – chicwish / lulu fringe handbag in cognac (dark brown sold out) – amazon / DL1961 denim jeans – nordstrom OR amazon / toms peep toe booties – nordstrom / arrowhead necklace – kendra scott / double ring (similar gold drusy) – kendra scott / wrap bracelet – stella & dot / anna beck bar necklace – nordstrom / nail polish – essie / ray-ban sunglasses – nordstrom

Is this flow-y tunic from Chicwish not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Not to mention comfortable and breezy, too! Unfortunately, this top sold out in this color pretty quick, but luckily it’s still available in white (it’s going fast, so you may just want to scoop it up asap!). Chicwish has a ton of amazing […]


Shop Early – Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale (And a $500 Giveaway!)

nordstrom-anniverary-saleThe Nordstrom Anniversary pre-sale is in full swing and I’ve rounded up some of my summer/fall favorites at killer markdown prices! The official sale opens to the general public on July 17th, but if you’re a Nordstrom card holder (debit or credit card holder), one of the many perks to having a card is the “early access” shopping experience, where members get first pick at the amazing sale (and trust me, this stuff is priced so low it goes fast!).

I’ve selected my top picks, but there are TONS of incredible finds, so be sure to take a full look at the sale here!

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The Nordstrom Anniversary pre-sale is in full swing and I’ve rounded up some of my summer/fall favorites at killer markdown prices! The official sale opens to the general public on July 17th, but if you’re a Nordstrom card holder (debit or credit card holder), one of the many perks to having a card is the […]


Free People Embroidered Trapeze Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-boho-embroidered-austin-swing-dress-summer-bohemian-atx-3livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-boho-embroidered-austin-swing-dress-summer-bohemian-atx-4livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-boho-embroidered-austin-swing-dress-summer-bohemian-atx-2livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-boho-embroidered-austin-swing-dress-summer-bohemian-atx-1If you’re on the hunt for the perfect boho dress, this one may just have your name written all over it! The very appropriately named “Austin” Free People trapeze dress comes in numerous colors, but I couldn’t help but gravitate towards the incredible blood orange color of this one. Two things I must share about this dress, 1. you feel absolutely beautiful in it (it is incredibly flattering and comfortable!) and 2. it has pockets (wahooo!). Not to mention a few other tid-bits like the cute cut-out back and feminine neckline. Truth be told, I may just have to scoop up a few more colors I liked this look so much.

I paired the dress with a Kendra Scott arrowhead necklace (so versatile…if you haven’t noticed I wear this thing a lot!), my rust colored fedora and brown leather wedge sandals (they’re only $24!). The dress is so wonderful on its own that it doesn’t take too much accessorizing to stand out, my kinda piece – simple but fabulous! 😉

For size reference, I am wearing an x-small. Love this look? Shop my picks below!

dress – nordstrom or free people / shoes – target / hat – nordstrom / necklace – kendra scott

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect boho dress, this one may just have your name written all over it! The very appropriately named “Austin” Free People trapeze dress comes in numerous colors, but I couldn’t help but gravitate towards the incredible blood orange color of this one. Two things I must share about this […]