Hi gals! Hope you’ve all had a marvelous week! Today I’m featuring some items that all have one thing in common: they’re neutrals! A little black swing dress, cream vest, taupe booties and a pretty tan leather band watch by CLUSE. I’m gonna go ahead and say this neutral mixing thing is a definite do. 😉
Those post-holiday sales are in full swing, and Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale – and this is one you don’t want to miss! 50% off Free People (omg that cozy grey sweater above?!), killer markdowns on designer handbags (hello, Tory!) and winter coats on super sale….I think I just went Christmas broke all over again! But hey, we’ll certainly look good, right? 😉
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Hello there ladies! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday break and were able to soak in some quality time with your loved ones! I certainly made the most of a few days off work (and even took a break from blog-land) to enjoy some friends who came into town over the holiday break. Most of my best friends live in Chicago and New York but are from Austin, too (these are the folks I’ve known for over 10 years and grew up with), and I got so spoiled over the past two weeks because one after the other they all came into town to visit their families – which meant I got to see everyone, too. It was so nice to hang out and take them around Austin (this city has transformed in the past few years…so half the places we went weren’t there even a year ago) and have drinks and just catch up. If you follow me on Snapchat [username: livvylandblog], then you definitely got to see what we were up to most of the time! (…One night involved lots of wine and trying to fit a “Waist Shaper” on my GBF, Ben….needless to say, it was amazing and hilarious and y’all…we got it to fit, ha!).
Now’s the time for all of those post-holiday MAJOR sales! If you’re like me and received some Christmas money, then there’s no better time to scoop up that designer handbag you’ve been eyeing (and saving for!) than during this major sale season! I’ve rounded up some gorgeous designer handbags marked down for waaaay less – so take a look and shop around the entire Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, too!
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First off, happy Christmas Eve! Did time not zoom by or what?! Second, I could not be more excited to finally share our Save The Date photo session! Truth be told, we haven’t even finished up the guest list…buut hey, this is a start, right? 😉 For my Blogger Bride series with Style Me Pretty, you can read all about our Save The Date shoot and see the full range of photos – they have a gallery on my page that you can click into if you’d like to get the full photo scoop! I fell in love with this gorgeous red sequin Badgley Mischka gown from Rent the Runway – it could not have turned out more perfect with Blake’s solid black look, don’t you think? All around classy and glam, just what I had in mind when brainstorming for this shoot.
Hey gals! Doing a quick post today and rounding up some adorable New Year’s Eve outfit ideas for you – and they’re all budget friendly or on super sale right now – woo! Definitely a great time to scoop up your shimmery accessories and glittery party skirts, dresses or jogger pants (how cute are those above? Obsessed!) in time for New Year’s Eve festivities. 😉
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Distressed jeans & a big ‘ol cozy sweater…what’s not to love?! Did I mention my sweater is now on sale for just $32? Down from $54! Oh, and my jeans are now on sale for $38…and my shoes are 40% off ($89) and these adorable Ray Ban sunnies are also on sale! Now, that’s something to get cheery about. 😉
My sweater is by Cotton Emporium and I am in LOVE with this thing. It’s naturally an oversized fit and I thought this “rose brown” color was just too pretty to pass up. In case you’re concerned with the feel of the knit, I am not a fan of fabrics that are remotely itchy and I can assure you this sweater is only soft and not the least bit itchy. (True story: when I was a kid I had to wear long sleeve shirts under my dance costumes because I hated anything itchy that touched my skin! …Those recital photos are pretty great, not gonna lie, ha!). This sweater comes in three colors, so if you’re more into a cream or neutral palette, definitely check them out (and at that price? umm yes, please!).
Alright guys & gals, it’s officially crunch time when it comes to gift shopping online in time for Christmas! Thus, I’ve scoped out THE cutest little gift ideas (budget friendly under $50 – woo!) for the ladies in your life that are certain to hit your doorstep by Christmas Eve (but you have to scoop them up before Dec. 23rd!). As you all know, Nordstrom is one of my favorite retailers and they have the best customer service around, so doing your last minute gift shopping is a sure bet when ordering from Nords!
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Hi there, ladies! Sorry I’ve been MIA from blog-land these past few days…I think after all of the holiday sales/shopping madness recently, I was in desperate need of a strong alcoholic beverage (or two..) and a break from my laptop! Thus, I took the weekend to drink wine and good beer, spend time with my new nephew (so excited to have a brand new baby join the family for Christmas!), grab lunch and get some shopping done with my mama, and deep clean my apartment (…er, well, help Blake deep clean the apartment..he deserves a gold medal for putting up with my stuff dispersed everywhere all the time..thanks Blake if you’re reading this!!). Me oh my, after writing all of that down…I surprisingly feel quite accomplished over these past few days! I am officially one of those people that has to pencil in “relaxation” time…hence indulging in both wine and beer this weekend…and I’m actually pretty proud that I was able to chill out that much!
Hi gals! Today I’m featuring a super fun and easy gift idea – monogram & initial picks! I love how gifting anything involving the letter of their first or last name just seems to make the gift seem more personal…not to mention all of these items couldn’t be any cuter!
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