Monthly Archives: December 2015

Holiday Shopping: The Cozy Gift Guide

As we near winter (next week!) and start thinking about lounging around the house during the holiday break, there’s one thing that comes to mind: getting cozy! ‘Tis the season to cuddle up on the couch and watch Love Actually or The Holiday or Sleepless in Seattle…okay okay, you get it…I like romantic comedies! ūüėČ Needless to say, you can never go wrong giving the gift of comfort – and each of these items above just screams “let’s get cozy!” ..And I’m all about that!

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The Best Gift Ideas for Mom

If there’s one person who deserves to be treated to an extra special gift¬†this holiday season, it’s most definitely the moms in our lives! Not only is my mom my confidant, number one fan and rock in life, she’s also super-grandma to six grandbabies, super-mom to five kids (who all still call her daily!), the best¬†holiday host around and the most selfless and giving person I know! I’d say if anyone¬†deserves some serious spoiling this Christmas, it’s 100% her! My mom’s name is Kim, hence the “K” monogram tote above. ūüėČ

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Cozy Finds

Simple & Pretty


Jewelry Ideas

Shift Dress & Cozy Vest

livvyland-blog-stil-iphone-6-case-collaboration-3Hi gals! First off, it’s finally getting a tad¬†colder in Austin – it’s a Christmas miracle! Second, this means one thing that I¬†loooove¬†when it comes to styling an outfit…layering up and accessorizing accordingly! So what does that mean exactly? Vests over dresses, sparkly jewelry (which I especially love around the holidays) and a pretty new¬†iPhone 6 case by STIL¬†to match! I’m a sucker for fashionable tech, and this case definitely fits my simple style perfectly.

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Holiday Party Style: Little Red Dress


Hello, cutest little red dress I ever did see! Complete with a sweetheart neckline and off the shoulder details (are those not precious?), I’d say this dress just about takes the cake when it comes to an adorable holiday party pick!

This is actually the exact outfit I wore to my work Christmas party last Saturday evening and it was a huge hit! Blake and I had just finished shooting a blog post for Style Me Pretty while at Villa Del Lago in Austin (umm, is this place not stunning?!), and we were short on time so I quickly changed into this look before we jetted to the party.

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Faux Fur Vest & Buffalo Plaid Top

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-kayla-snell-photography-bb-dakota-faux-fur-vest-seychelles-larimar-otk-boots-4This vest = a magical, soft pillow that you wear around your body…aka, it’s fabulous and you guessed it – SO comfy. My faux fur (not that I could afford real fur #letsbehonest, but Blake is a vegetarian and would be soo proud that it’s faux ūüėČ ) is by bb Dakota and I wear this thing ALL the time! No seriously, if you follow me on Instagram, I reaaaally do wear it all the time..ha! It elevates an otherwise much more casual look and adds that practical thing we like to call warmth…as in, dressing for these colder temps…because, ya know, we’re nearly to winter and all. (Also..what the what?! Y’all, it’s December 7th…how the heck did that happen?!).

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Adorable Gifts for Her!

Y’all…can you believe we’re just 19 days away from Christmas?! The holidays are in full swing which means that gift list could use a few check marks here & there! ūüėČ We did some gift shopping over the weekend and scooped up some Christmas-y decor for our abode (it was in desperate need!), it was so nice to get things done early…feeling somewhat ahead of the game (which is a rarity given that I am SO disorganized and definitely not the “planner” type..!). Anyhoo, I know on Sunday nights I like to grab my glass of vino and get online, so I thought I’d round up some of my favorite gift ideas for your galpals/mama/sister/bff tonight on LL. Hope you enjoy my picks! Ps. I totally already snagged myself one of those pineapple tumblers…Blake uses it all the time, they’re adorable!

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Instagram Roundup: Dec. 5

livvyland-insta-roundup-decemberHappy weekend, ladies! It’s that time again where I pull some of your favorite Instagrams from my feed and share the product details on my blog! As always, if you have an Instagram account and want to shop products from my photos as you see them come up on your feed, you can easily do that from your phone! Simply sign up with LikeToKnow.It and every time you see one of my posts where I mention “” in the caption, go ahead and double tap my photo to “like” it and since you’re signed up with Like To Know It, you’ll receive product details sent straight to your email inbox…within minutes! It’s pretty awesome and a fun and quick way to shop those items you can’t seem to stop thinking about! ūüėČ

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Shoe Roundup: Ankle Booties & Over The Knee Boots

‘Tis the season for cold weather shoes…I’m talkin’ boots boots boots! From flat ankle booties to heels and jumping on this over-the-knee boots craze (…I highly recommend it, too…these things are so much fun!), there are some super cute boots out right now!

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OTK boots (left to right)
JEFFREY CAMPBELL¬†“perouze” / DOLCE VITA¬†“neely”¬†/ KENSIE¬†“ginette” / SEYCHELLES¬†“larimar” / SOLE SOCIETY “rumer”

Plaid Poncho at Springdale Farm

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-kayla-snell-photography-springdale-farm-austin-texas-plaid-poncho-fashion-blogger-12Ohh Austin, how I love this city! There are hidden gems and activities all over this place, like the beautiful Springdale Farm. As you can see it’s a precious little farmhouse with stunning grounds filled with fresh vegetables (chicken coop not pictured, ha!) and the sweetest owners. One of my photographer¬†friends¬†had been wanting to shoot at Springdale Farm for a while, so finally we were able to make it happen!¬†Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, the farm hosts a farmers market where you can shop for fresh veggies and fruits – super cool concept and just an overall wonderful atmosphere at the farm…sooo peaceful, relaxing and inviting – my kinda place!

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