Monthly Archives: November 2015

Holiday Party Style: Rent The Runway

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-badgley-mischka-red-wine-merlot-sequins-sheath-dress-christmas-holiday-party-style-outfit-inspiration-dress-kayla-snell-photography-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-4Last weekend Blake and I attended a gala to support his aunt and uncle’s charity work and the theme of the event was “reach for the stars” …hence, this sparkly number above! Given that it’s not often (…like…ever) that I attend a fancy gala, I immediately went into panic mode while figuring out what to wear! One of my best girl friends uses Rent The Runway often for weddings and parties, so she recommended I give it a go. Also, who doesn’t want to wear a killer designer gown for a tiny fraction of the price?! I certainly do! Honestly, the rental fees are often a lot less than the cost of a new dress…which makes more sense for me, especially if I’m wearing this showstopper above (…aka a memorable + fancy dress = I probably won’t re-wear it to another event, especially if photographed in it!). Now that I can get on board with! …I can also get on board with the fact that I felt like a princess/beauty queen in this red number…so if I can relive that feeling of blissful confidence again, I most certainly will…and I’ll highly recommend it to you, too!read more

Shop more of my favorite RTR dresses below (psst…that first Marchesa gown?! I dieeeee!):

Instagram Roundup: Nov. 16th

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen these photos pop up on my feed and it’s clear to see…fall has FINALLY hit Austin! I’m talkin’ sweater weather, cozy knits and scarves perfect for bundling up! Not to mention boots/booties to take you from fall to winter…and as y’all know, I’m a super sucker for a fabulous pair of shoes apparently ;).

I wanted to touch on how you can shop my Instagram feed just by “liking” a photo that I post – it’s called Like To Know It, as in… you “like” the image to “know” what the product details are that were featured in the photo. You sign up here by submitting your email address, then once you go back to my feed and see a photo with “” or “#liketkit” you can “double tap” the image and through this awesome service, an email will be sent to your inbox immediately with my Instagram image you liked, along with direct product links so that you can instantly shop my photos!

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Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale

The Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale is winding down and I wanted to share more amazing finds for you before these markdowns go back up! The sale ends tomorrow (Sunday Nov. 15th!) so definitely scoop up looks for those holiday parties, gifts for friends/family/him/her and of course, if there was ever a time to treat yourself to something you’ve been coveting, now is THE time to pick it up! (Honestly, the handbag selection in this sale?! I dieeee! 😉 Kate Spade (bags under $100!), Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors? Mhmm, I’ll take two, ha!)

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Cozy Long Cardigan (On Sale!)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-caslon-long-cardigan-heather-grey-kayla-snell-photography-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blog-blogger-fall-winter-style-outfit-inspiration-madewell-debrosse-nyc-scarf-9Let’s talk about this long cardigan, shall we? First, I should mention it’s on super sale…but only until November 15th! (During the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale). It’s now just $46, on sale from $78…soo…it’s a definite wardrobe staple at that price! Second, it is SO SOFT! As in, I was actually very surprised with how soft this sweater really is…so much so that when my mom came over to my apartment last week, I literally pulled it out of my closet just to have her feel it. Yes, I’m weird…but hey, this cardi is just THAT awesome (…and clearly thaaaat soft!). 😉

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Shop more sweaters on sale now!

Cozy Striped Long Sleeve + Over the Knee Boots

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-striped-top-fall-outfit-seychelles-larimar-over-the-knee-taupe-suede-boots-3Ohh these over the knee boots! They’re just killin’ it this season…and I am excited to finally hop on this bandwagon thanks to my new pair by Seychelles! These things are SO comfy and look incredible with jeans and a tee (example: see above 😉 ) and suuuper stunning with a dress (very sassy and playful…which is not exactly what I normally go for so I’m loving being able to switch it up!). I paired my OTK boots with THE coziest, softest long sleeve shirt that’s now on sale for just $22 (down from $38 – not too shabby! 😉 ).read more

Shop similar boot styles and more comfy tees below!

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Nordstrom 40% Off Sale – Holiday Party Picks for Less!

One of the many reasons I love fall/winter is for the HOLIDAY PARTIES! From celebratory work shindigs (counting down the days to ours…any excuse to scoop up a new cocktail dress, right? 😉 ) to gatherings with friends or fancy + fun dinners that call for a LBD rather than a pair of chic skinny jeans, it’s a reaaaally fun season for getting all dolled up!

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40% Off Nordstrom Fall Sale – My Picks Under $100!

Happy weekend, ladies! Exciting news…Nordstrom is having a 40% off fall items sale! You’ve likely seen me wear quite a few of these pieces I pulled above…the drusy double ring (down to just $65 from $130!), fringe booties (normally $120, on sale for $83) and the cute and cozy striped top above, now only $22! Seriously, this sale is i n c r e d i b l e and I pulled some of my very favorites that would be fabulous additions to a fall/winter wardrobe (or as gifts!) – all under $100! Take a look at the Nordstrom Sale for yourself and shop my picks above/below!

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Striped Dress + Drape Front Jacket

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-cowl-neck-drape-front-black-faux-leather-jacket-slit-front-dee-dress-fall-outfit-inspiration-edgy-chic-ootd-holiday-outfit-inspiration-2Soo…let’s talk about this glorious dress and jacket combo here for a second…because it’s caaa-ute! This body-con dress is by Lush from Nordstrom and it’s pretty stinkin’ adorable if you ask me. For one, I love the texture the stripes bring to the dress, not to mention the material is really comfy and stretchy so it’s not constricting at all, and two – the detailed partial slit in the front..umm, gorgeous! Apparently an extra inch of leg goes a long way! Loving this more

Early Holiday Shopping! Gift Guide Under $50

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means starting early may be the best idea to save yourself the stress of Christmas shopping madness! So, grab your coffee (or wine..) and shop these budget friendly picks for the fashionista (or fashionist-o) in your life! I’ve scouted my favorite retailers to find perfectly adorable and thoughtful gifts for the ladies (and a few gift ideas for the gents) in your life!

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Fall Trend: Printed Ponchos (Under $45!)

If you saw yesterday’s post (…and if you haven’t, just scroll down a tad!) then you’ll know I am really loving printed ponchos at the moment! Something that’s chic and bumps up the look of your wardrobe but also feels like being wrapped in a cozy blanket? Umm, yes please! 😉 I picked out more of my favorites under $45 for you to scope out and shop around – I kinda want them all!

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