Monthly Archives: June 2016

Crochet White Summer Dress

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Hey there! I don’t know about y’all, but I’m pretty darn excited for this holiday weekend – that whole 3-days-off thing has come at a great time because this week was crazy busy! Very ready to slow down and recover from it…and enjoy some r&r time with Blake and my family! As mentioned, this week was madness…true story: I had a cryfest from stress that ended with half a bottle of wine and a soak in the tub more than once this week haha! I’m a mess, I know…constantly working on my “zen” … Hey, we all have our good and bad days – I guess this week was not in my favor..! Hopefully that means next week will be amaaaazing and a breeze, right? 😉 . But hey, I had a couple of highs mixed into my lows, and one of them was meeting up with my friend and old co-worker Kathryn (she runs Kathryn Frazer Photography) to snap some photos and catch up over coffee. It was SO wonderful to see her and talk about literally everything – she definitely had me laughing and distracted from my never ending to-do list!

Before we sat down for coffee, we did a quick little shoot in this suuuper perfect white flowy dress by Free People. Seriously, how adorable is this dress with the wrap-up sandals? Gah, I am in LOVE!

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dress – FREE PEOPLE / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / sunglasses – RAY-BAN / ring – KENDRA SCOTT / watch – NORDSTROM / wrap bracelet – c.o. CHAN LUU

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Instagram Roundup: June 28, 2016

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-instagram-roundupHi gals! It’s been a while since my last Instagram roundup, sooo prepare for a lot of amazing Instagram posts/outfits you may have missed! Always good to play catchup too because by the time I get around to creating these posts, a ton of items are already on sale…ha! That said, happy shopping, ladies!! 😉

Ps. You may have noticed that Like To Know It sent out an email to everyone asking subscribers to “re-authenticate” their accounts – that said, if you haven’t had a chance to either re-authenticate or sign up, feel free to click the link above to sign up again! (LTK is the easiest way to shop my Instagram feed directly from your phone – once you sign up with LTK, every time you “like” one of my photos on Insta, you’ll get an email instantly with all of the products I’m wearing…it’s seriously the best way to shop!).

Alright ladies – enjoy all the summer goodies in this post!! XO

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That Time I Asked My Best Guy Friend To Be My “Bridesman”

livvyland-style-me-pretty-for-such-a-time-designs-stamped-spoon-april-heather-art-bridesmaid-coffee-mug-bridal-party-asking-idea-6Hello there! I am super excited about today’s post because I’m sharing a personal essay about a topic I feel very strongly about. Fresh off my bachelorette trip to Costa Rica, the ladies over at Style Me Pretty reached out and asked if I’d write a post on the topic of having a guy in my bridal party (my friend Ben) – and of course I jumped at the opportunity. Today I’m giving you a glimpse at one of my longest and most precious friendships (seriously, we go way back!) and I’m so honored to use this space to provide progressive thinking when it comes to breaking certain traditions, whether wedding related or not!

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The Perfect Date Night Look

1-livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-blush-pink-off-shoulder-top-topshop-white-skinny-jeans-date-night-outfit-summer-4Hello there! How’s your weekend going? So far, I’ve spent my Saturday drinking coffee and cleaning up around the apartment – isn’t that generally how weekends go once you reach adulthood? Ha! Dishes, laundry…ohh you know, just livin’ the dream! 😉 I know I say this every weekend, but maybe one day I’ll feel like I have my life together – if it’s not one thing it’s another. Then again, if a messy apartment is the worst of my problems at the moment, I think I’m doing okay!

Though I’m in track shorts and a giant old t-shirt cleaning up in the morning, come Saturday night I am SO ready for a yummy drink and a patio dinner date with my darling! We are trying to save money and eat out less (…we’ve recently been talking about starting to buckle down and save for a house) so one strategy is to have one big date night on the weekend and cook dinner at home the rest of the time. (…We’ll see how that goes…going to try our hardest but working around two crazy schedules makes a dinner routine tough to nail down!). That said, on that one night a week, I’m going to want to look and feel beautiful (working from home = I am in jeans and a tee on most days!) – so wearing the perfect date night outfit is a must! 😉

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top – GOODNIGHT MACAROON / jeans – TOPSHOP / shoes (on sale!) – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – DITTO (use code LIVVYLAND to get first month free) / necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / bandeau bra top – BP

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Shopbop Extra 25% Off Sale – 3 Days Only!

Hey ladies! Keepin’ it extra short and sweet tonight (loooong day, ah!) but I wanted to make sure you had ample time to shop the AMAZING Shopbop extra 25% sale! Use code 25EXTRA at checkout and take a peek at my top picks! (Lots of Free People, Rebecca Minkoff and so many other amazing brands!!)

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South Congress Coffee Run

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-jos-coffeehouse-south-congress-avenue-90s-style-express-black-bomber-jacket-vans-slip-on-sneakers-casual-weekend-outfit-2Hi ladies! Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂 I’ve been in go-go-go mode working on some fun collaborations and lots of new Style Me Pretty posts to come (wahoo! Working on my bach trip roundup feature…can’t wait to share!) – and I also got to venture over to South Congress Avenue and stop by one of my favorite coffeehouses, Jo’s Coffee, for a suuuuper yummy Iced Turbo (espresso, chocolate, hazelnut, cold brew coffee and cream…omg YUM) and some galpal time with one of my best friends! …Who I also asked to snap some photos while we were there (..pretty sure my friends just expect this by now haha) because that bomber jacket + striped dress = in love and had to share with y’all!

I’ve seen so many girls rocking bomber jackets all over Pinterest and after going on a hunt to find the perfect one (…and within my budget range!), I found it at Express! Y’all…this thing is SO cute for all seasons (…I mean, it’ll get cooler at night in Austin soon, right? 😉 …and if not, the ‘ol 90’s style around-the-waist thing works in the meantime, ha!) and I love it with the high neck striped dress (on super sale!). Express is all about showcasing that effortlessly cool, 90s style right now, and I am totally on board!

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jacket – EXPRESS / striped dress – EXPRESS / shoes – VANS / handbag – REBECCA MINKOFF / sunglasses – RAY BAN / wrap bracelet – CHAN LUU

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


Summer Ready

livvyland-blog-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-show-me-your-mumu-palm-print-circus-mini-dress-summer-outfit-colorful-3Hey gals! How’s your weekend going? Hope you got to spend some quality time with all the dads in your life today! I’m excited to finish up some housework then head over to my parents house for an afternoon cookout and a trip with my nieces and nephews to the pool – looking forward to lots of toddler cuddles and vitamin D – sounds like bliss to me! 😉

As you can see in today’s post, I’m featuring THE cutest little summer dress by one of my favorite, ultra girly-girl brands: Show Me Your Mumu. Seriously, this brand is absolute perfection and if you’re a sucker for bold and bright prints (that basically scream “let’s vacation!!”) then you muuuuust check Mumu out! (I also recommend reading their “about” page because it is the most adorable thing you’ve ever read/seen…the copywriter in me kind of died inside when I read it…it’s SO stinkin’ adorable!).

Ps. You’ll want to follow me on Instagram because tonight I’m co-hosting a fab giveaway with Mumu and some of my favorite bloggers (honestly, love each of these blog accounts dearly!)…so follow along and stay tuned for that!

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dress – SHOW ME YOUR MUMU / shoes (on sale!) – REBECCA MINKOFF / tote bag – SOLUDOS / necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / sunglasses – PRADA

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Bonjour! Travel Diary: Aix-en-Provence, France

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetHappy weekend, ladies! Oohh I am SO excited to finally share this travel diary post with you! One of my absolute favorite stops we made on our Princess Cruise through the Mediterranean Coast was to southern France and the city of Aix-en-Provence, in particular. As y’all know, I’m a big fan of french culture (…and I even got to brush up on my french speaking here!) so visiting this precious, beautiful city made my heart very happy! Not to mention, getting to explore this city with Blake by my side…it was romantic and so much fun. Between strolling through cobblestone streets holding hands (hey, y’all know me…I’m a total sucker for those rom-com-real-life-moments) and eating and drinking our way through the city (the macaroons were out of this world!), we had a magical day in Aix-en-Provence! Read on to hear more about this lovely city and see more photos from our time there…

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skirt – LAUREN JAMES  / top – TOPSHOP / handbag – BRAHMIN / shoes – SEYCHELLES / sunglasses – PRADA / belt (vintage) – similar NORDSTROM

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


Ruffled Gingham Top

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-goodnight-macaroon-ruffle-blue-gingham-top-white-topshop-jamie-skinny-jeans-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-5Hello loves! How’s your week going? Wahooo, we made it to Friday! 😉 I’m excited to finally share this adorable little gingham top on my blog today – you’ve probably seen it pop up a ton on my Instagram feed, so it’s time for the big reveal! 😉 Pretty cute, huh?

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top – c.o. GOODNIGHT MACAROON / jeans – TOPSHOP / shoes – c.o. MODCLOTH / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / sunglasses – PRADA / bracelet – KENDRA SCOTT / watch – similar KATE SPADE


Finding Your Sources of Happiness (…And Unhappiness)

coffee-latte-croissant-coffeehouseThis morning as I was listening to the radio (big fan of talk radio over here), the hosts were chatting about sources of unhappiness – and the main one being comparison to others. Due to the nature of my career (blogging), let’s just say that small bit of information hit home for me because I am immersed in the strange world of social media daily – at all hours of the day – “social media never sleeps” they say…and it’s absolutely true. I’ll admit, even when I feel really great and full of confidence (which I actively have to make an effort to stay in this mindset), simply seeing someone else’s gorgeous, perfectly cropped and filtered Instagram photos immediately goes to my head and that confidence level (already in constant limbo) drops to the floor. Anyone else get this way?

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