Monthly Archives: February 2016

Skinny Jeans & Peep Toe Booties

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-madewell-skinny-jeans-bb-dakota-bradford-tan-draped-front-jacket-brahmin-toms-majorca-booties-5Hello there, gals! I am currently writing this from up in the air en route to NYC! I just finished editing about three different rounds of blog photos (so much cute stuff headed to LL!) and on my third cup of coffee at the moment. I woke up at 3:30am to pack (did I mention I’m the most disorganized human ever? Had zero time to get to that last night..eek!) and had coffee at home, then another at the airport and again on the plane – thus, this girl is not ready to sleep any time soon, haha. Also – I feel like the lady next to me probably thinks I’m a crazy as I edit photos of myself…always feel super weird about that part in public when people have no idea this is normal for me, ha!

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One Tee, Three Ways with Kate Spade New York

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-kate-spade-broome-street-everyday-tee-white-rose-pleated-skirt-pink-black-spring-outfit-1Hi ladies! Eek, I am SO excited to finally share with you all a fun (and playful and very colorful 😉 ) collab I’ve been hard at work on these past couple of weeks with the wonderful team over at Kate Spade New York! Their adorable new Broome Street collection just launched and I couldn’t more thrilled to give you all a peek at how I am styling a few of my favorite pieces.

As you know if you’ve followed me for a while, I am constantly drawn to casual tops that can easily be styled in more ways than one (…have y’all seen my Instagram lately? ha! Let’s just say my tops get a lot of wear) and this pretty white ‘Everyday Tee‘ is a welcomed addition to my wardrobe. Rather than show you how I’d style this tee in multiple ways over the span of a few weeks or months, I thought it would be fun to get right down to it and feature 3 adorable ways to wear this classic tee – in one blog post! (Psst..I added a bonus look that I kind of had to have as soon as I saw it online – hey, y’all know I’m a major sucker for stripes! 😉 )

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Alright ladies, that’s a wrap! I had such a blast creating this post and having the opportunity to dive deeper into the classy, whimsical and ultra fabulous world of Kate Spade New York! I hope you enjoyed my styling tips and a glimpse at the new Broome Street collection!

Which look was your favorite? I’d love to know!! Feel free to share in the comments section! 😉

A big thank you to Kate Spade New York for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Pretty Ivory Pencil Skirt


Good evening, ladies! Keeping this post short & sweet because I am one tired gal! After a whirlwind of a weekend (including a trip to Houston yesterday – got home at midnight last night!), I am in desperate need of some r&r time for myself – a bubble bath then my cozy bed, here I come! 😉

But first, I wanted to share this adorable (and classy and simple) look because this skirt is FINALLY back in stock – woo! I scooped this skirt up at Saint Bernard (they have storefronts in Dallas and Austin, LOVE this retailer!) and it immediately sold out like hot cakes…thus, wanted to quickly spread the good news that you can finally get one for yourself – well, while they last!!

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Nordstrom 40% Off Winter Sale – Under $100

Happy Sunday, ladies! Finishing off the weekend with a LAST DAY to shop sale roundup of the Nordstrom 40% off winter clearance sale!! Featuring my favorite picks under $100 (..or just a taaaad above $100 that are still such steals! Like that Kate Spade watch in the left bottom corner or that ADORABLE blush pink Rebecca Minkoff handbag for $112…total must-haves for those prices!).

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Thermal Tee & Distressed Skinny Jeans


Haaaappy Friday, gals! I know I say this every week…but I am seriously SO glad it’s the weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful week and have some fun plans for the next couple of days ahead – or perhaps have no plans and get to enjoy a full r&r weekend to yourself (aren’t those the best? Very rare and must be cherished haha). I have a crazy busy weekend planned but it will all be a lot of fun! Tomorrow we’re celebrating my sweet nephew’s 3rd birthday with a big ‘ol kiddo-gym shindig (basically 30 adorable kids running around with giant smiles on their faces for a few hours straight…while Blake and I sit back in the corner and eat pizza and drink juice boxes together – ha!). Then Saturday evening we’re getting all dolled up for the Blanton Museum Gala – a live band and Blake in a suit, ha! Sign me up! 😉  …and I get to bust out my new Kate Spade heels…double YAY! Then on Sunday my mom and sister and I are going to drive to Houston to try on some bridesmaid dresses at BHLDN (…I know, I know, I’m a little obsessed with this store haha). There’s one particular style in mind for our wedding and I can’t wait to see what it looks like on my sister…will share some scenes from the trip on Snapchat (livvylandblog), so follow along!

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I Said Yes To The Dress! BHLDN Houston Bridal Salon

Hi gals! Eek, I could not be more excited to finally share my wedding dress shopping ins and outs with you! After an iffy start to dress shopping in Austin (let’s just say I had no idea what I was getting myself into!), I finally found THE bridal salon that felt right and had a selection of dresses that was definitely more suitable for my style and what I had in mind for our “big day” – at BHLDN in Houston! BHLDN is Anthropologie’s bridal boutique…hence the stunning storefront and perfectly whimsical, lovely vibe of not only the dress selections, but the decor, too. Needless to say, I felt right at home in this store!

Given that I’m in Austin, my mom and I actually made an appointment at BHLDN a few months ago and took a little weekend road trip (it’s a 3-hour drive) to stay with my aunt who lives in Galveston (a little beach city about 45 minutes from Houston) and made plans to enjoy a relaxing girls weekend together and of course, head over to BHLDN for my appointment on a Saturday afternoon. (Ps. Make your appointment weeks in advance, this store fills up quick!!). It was so nice for my aunt to come along, too, we had THE best time and our first bridal associate, Paige, was such a gem and so helpful along the way! (Seriously…get us gals sipping champagne during a sappy occasion such as wedding dress shopping = we were in for a good time, ha!). It was during this appointment that I found THE dress of my dreams – happy tears, hugs and all that good stuff ensued once I made my choice!

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A big thank you BHLDN for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Time to Stock Up! Nordstrom 40% Off Sale

Yes..totally following up my sale roundup post from yesterday with another sale…because really, this one is just TOO good not to share! This morning I ventured out to Nordstrom with my sister and her little ones and though we got distracted by Great American Cookie Company and the Lego store (…or rather, to keep the kiddos from running every which direction in the mall haha), I was able to sneak by the major markdown racks at Nords! Sadly, they didn’t have a ton in store (except for that first green coat on the left and it’s soo pretty!! It runs big, so order a size down, the XS was even a tad big on me), however, after scouring their online assortment…I must say, this sale is pretty darn incredible. I have a winter coat in my checkout basket as we speak (…and still eyeing about 5 pairs of shoes right now…eek!). Fear not, will post my coat asap as soon as I try it on in person! 😉

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Weekend Wear: ‘Athleisure’ Favorites with ModCloth

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetHappy Saturday, ladies! I am super excited to chat about one of my favorite trends (that I have a feeling may just stick around forever..!) – “athleisure” … ya know, that whole might be working out later but probably just running errands or grabbing coffee in a very stylish yet somewhat athletic outfit… 😉 Ha! Basically in the city of Austin, this look is acceptable at all times. And I’m definitely not complaining! 😉 You probably saw me post an athleisure look last weekend on my Instagram feed, and the outfit was such a hit that I decided to do a full on blog post sharing my outfit details and more of my comfy, lounge-y, athleisure favorites from ModCloth.

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I pulled more of my favorite athleisure finds from ModCloth (love this online retailer – they have amazing quality pieces at really incredible prices, the nicest customer service  and I love all the reviews under each product so you really know what you’re buying – so helpful!). So take a look and enjoy shopping for the perfect athleisure-to-loungewear-looks!

Denim Rules to Dress By with Madewell


Hi gals, I hope your week is going well (and hopefully going to finish strong!). I don’t know about y’all, but I am super ready for a glass of wine (or two..) right about now, this week has been madness! Counting down the hours until it’s Friday and the clock strikes 5.. 😉

Onto this outfit, though.. 😉 I am so excited to partner up with Madewell and feature a few of my favorite picks from their new spring line and share more info about a fabulous contest they’re running for Madewell followers! (Y’all…Check out the contest rules and YOU could win a $1500 shopping spree & more, ahh-mazing!). To enter, just snap a photo wearing your Madewell denim and write your go-to ‘denim rule to live by’ in the caption, then add #denimmadewell and #contest to your caption & you’re good to go! (Like my rule: keep it simple and chic by pairing flattering denim jeans with a bold top – love the stripes!).

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Shop more of my faves below!

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means now is the time to scope out those perfectly pretty and oh so feminine frocks, accessories and of course, SHOES to strut into that Valentine’s date feeling ahh-mazing. Whether you and your sweetheart will be dining in or out, or you’ve got a serious “galentine’s day” planned (not gonna lie, I had SO much fun with these a couple years back!), I’ve got you covered when it comes to spicing up your look with a splash of pink & red!

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