Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ruffled Cold Shoulder Top


Happy Thursday, ladies! I am super excited that we’re nearing the weekend because one of Blake’s best friends is in town and we have plans to attend a brewery tour and spend the day outside with some delicious cold beers – my kinda Saturday plans! 😉 I definitely thought yesterday was Thursday (…even ordered the “Thursday special” at a coffeehouse yesterday…ha! Needless to say, this week has been a long one already..!), so let’s just say I am counting down the minutes to 5pm tomorrow afternoon.. (then again, what’s new?! 😉 ).

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LUNA Bar Shindig Recap!


Hello gals! I am super excited about today’s post because for one, I had a ton of fun at this event and two, I am always happy to spread the word about amazing brands that care about their customers (…and products, of course! …And give me fuel to keep going these days – literally I have been LIVING off LUNA Bars lately..ah!). Last week I partnered with LUNA Bar to host a fab event at Embellish Nail Salon…and to say the least, it was SO much fun! (…Can you tell? And hey, that big ‘ol cheesy smile is not from the vino I drank that night either, ha!). Above you’ll see me (being a goof, what’s new? 😉 ) with Jeanine, the wonderful woman from the LUNA team who put this event together (…and did an incredible job, by the way!).

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A big thank you to LUNA Bar for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Casual Bodycon Dress


livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-leith-heather-grey-body-con-dress-toms-majorca-black-booties-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-spring-outfit-rayban-wayfarer-6Hello there! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today was kind of a “meh” day in my world…felt like I haven’t stopped moving ALL day. Perhaps that’s just Monday for ya…either way, after cleaning our apartment (true story: I count scrubbing the bathtub as a real workout…I broke a serious sweat, ha!) I treated myself to a beer and some sweatpants. Now, that’s my kinda Monday night! 😉 As y’all know, I am working on getting myself a new car, which means trying to sell my current one! Thus, I sat at the automotive shop for over an hour this afternoon (…and edited these images, ha – might as well get in some editing while I waited) and was very proud to call Blake afterwards and report that even though the man tried to talk me into buying wiper fluid and a new air filter (…I was determined NOT to be taken advantage of as a young lady who has minimal knowledge of cars) that I walked away with JUST an oil change. Hooray! (Anyone have this happen to them, too? You go in for something routine and suddenly you “need” 5 things done to your car and you walk out with a crazy bill? I’m SO over that!!). Anyhoo, my wonky Monday consisted of car services, grocery shopping, some time at the office, cleaning… you see what I mean? Not the best Monday I’ve ever had, ha!

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Instagram Roundup: March 26, 2016

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-instagram-roundup-livvylandblog-spring-styleHi there! How is your weekend going? Blake is still sleeping, which means our abode is peaceful and quiet right now as I drink my coffee and work on what may just be my favorite Instagram roundup yet! After looking through my Instagram feed, I am not only super excited that spring has officially hit – but that there seems to be a more boho trend to all of my latest looks, and I am LOVING it!

I know some folks don’t use Like To Know It (seriously, you definitely should be – it’s AMAZING), so I just wanted to quickly touch on how you can shop these images straight from my Instagram feed by signing up! Basically, you sign up with your email address (you can do that here) and then any time you see one of my images come across your Instagram feed, simply double tap (or “like”) the picture and you’ll immediately receive an email from Like To Know It with a list of the products I am wearing – and voila, just like that you can shop my outfits from your phone within minutes! Seriously, Like To Know It is a game changer when it comes to online shopping and makes it SO simple and fun. Our society is big on instant gratification, so this is just another way we’re bridging the gap between seeing an item you like and being able to purchase it right away.

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The ‘ol Birthday Post! 26 Things About Me

Hello there! Today is a very special day because I turn 26 and more importantly, 26 marks a very big year for me! (Ps. BIG news ahead!!) …So, I decided to share 26 things you may not know about me because for one, social media doesn’t give me a ton of space to write (…and y’all know I love me some novels haha) and two, who doesn’t love lists?! 😉 Thanks for stopping by to read this, writing is really my first love (journalism grad over here) so these types of posts are a lot of fun to create – hope you enjoy!!

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Bridal Lingerie with Nordstrom

Hi there gals! Can’t believe we’ve already hit spring this year…which also means: wedding season is quickly approaching! Whether you’re the bride-to-be or you’re the one attending the showers and events leading up the big day, I’m partnering with Nordstrom to talk about their bridal lingerie selection! (Because let’s be honest….lingerie showers are pretty darn fun, especially when giving or receiving pretty little things like the ones I picked out above).

**Scroll over the images above & click to shop!

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

Lilac Shift Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-lilac-shift-dress-cotton-pockets-purple-pink-toms-majorca-booties-boots-spring-outfit-2Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the first day of spring! 😉 It was sunny yet cool in Austin and Blake and I spent our morning cleaning (did some serious deep cleaning, felt so good to get rid of clutter around here) and then ventured to grab tacos (Torchy’s Tacos = has my heart) and ran some errands around town. Overall, it was a productive and calm day…couldn’t really ask for a better Sunday! After all of the SXSW madness that ended yesterday for me, it was a much needed change of pace and I am happy to be back to my old ways of being a hermit and in my pajamas by 8pm..ha!

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Pretty in Periwinkle


…And then I put on the cutest little periwinkle dress and kind of fell in love with it (…okay, more like a lot fell in love with it!).  How adorable is this dress?! Gah, seriously obsessed and currently contemplating if I need it in more colors (likely going to be a yes…ha!).

Okay okay, first off,  how are y’all? It’s been a few days since my last post and I am one very tired gal! As you know, SXSW is in full swing and thus, for the first time in a very long time, I have not been glued to my laptop but instead have been havin’ a ball listening to some amazing bands, hanging with my best friends and drinking way too much…(but really, when drinks are free and it’s good beer, can ya really say no?). Anyhoo, it’s felt like a mini vacation in this city all week and I am surprised to say that “I still got it” after a couple years of going into full on granny mode, ha! Although I suffered a severe hangover after just two drinks last night (hey, granny style for over a year = serious light weight), I’m gonna go ahead and say it was well worth it. SXSW fun > SXSW hangover. 😉

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