Monthly Archives: July 2016

5 Must-Have Dresses For Bridal Events

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-bridal-luncheon-engagement-party-white-dress-ideas-what-to-wearHey gals! I am pretty darn excited to share that today I’ll be partnering up with the Style Me Pretty team to co-host a Facebook Live video chatting about 5 gorgeous dresses perfect for bridal festivities leading up to your big day! September is fast approaching (our wedding month!), so it’s time to really nail down those outfits for all of the shindigs and luncheons leading up to THE day.. eek, this is the fun part! The planning is (almost) over and now it’s time to feel beautiful in a little white dress fit for any bridal occasion (..okay, I may have thrown a blush pink dress into the mix, too!) – from bridesmaid luncheons, to bridal showers and the rehearsal dinner, I’ve got you covered – so keep reading to see my favorites and shop these looks for yourself!

Ps. Tune into the Style Me Pretty Facebook page between 1-2pm CST today to catch our video!! See you there!

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Costa Rica Bachelorette Trip!

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Hello everyone! AH, I am SO EXCITED to finally share the behind-the-scenes scoop from my bachelorette party getaway to Costa Rica! If you follow me on Snapchat, you likely got a first hand view of all the action…from the most hilarious wigs we all wore as soon as we got to the airport (thanks to my sister for surprising us with those!!), to the insanely stunning house we rented for the week, to watching my best friends belt show-tunes at the top of their lungs after a dozen bottles of wine at dinner…Yep, it was as magical as it sounds! 😉 I seriously could not have asked for a more incredible time and trust me, I am totally tearing up as I go through these photos and write this post because y’all, being surrounded by your very best friends – everyone happy and carefree as can be – all together to celebrate you? Words can’t describe how grateful I am for these precious and unforgettable days together!

My friends live all over the United States, so we decided together that it would be more fun for everyone to meet somewhere new and explore together – and Costa Rica was the perfect place.

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Simple Summer Outfit In NY&C Soho Denim

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-new-york-and-company-jennifer-hudson-soho-jeans-collection-9Hello! How’s your week going? We’re inching our way to the weekend and I am SO ready! This week has been non-stop (…hey, what’s new, right?) so I am counting down the minutes to Friday at 5pm! Definitely in need of a cocktail and to step away from my computer and into some fabulous jeans and heels… doesn’t that sound nice? 😉 Speaking of, today’s blog post is all about gorgeous denim that makes you look and feel ahh-mazing! (Nice transition, eh eh! 😉 )…And the best part? The denim I’m sporting are from the new Jennifer Hudson (ya know, J-Hud) Soho Denim Collection for New York & Company and I am 110% on board! Ps. I’m not even kidding when I tell you I am listening to the Dreamgirls soundtrack as I write this post (yep, totally went there…the musical theater nerd in me had to!).

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JEANS c.o. (on sale for half off!!) / SHOES c.o. (on sale for half off!)/ HANDBAG c.o. (also on sale for half off, whaaa!) / TANK TOP / SUNGLASSES

A big thank you to New York & Company and Shopping Links for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Little White Embroidered Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-abercrombie-and-fitch-embroidered-off-shoulder-dress-seychelles-platform-wedge-sandals-boho-outfit-ray-ban-reflective-clubmaster-summer-outfit-1livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-abercrombie-and-fitch-embroidered-off-shoulder-dress-seychelles-platform-wedge-sandals-boho-outfit-ray-ban-reflective-clubmaster-summer-outfit-5I know I say this about every post…but y’all, I am reaaaally excited about this one! For starters, I do realize that it’s 100 degrees and I’ve been in fall fashion mode with the big Nsale this past week and a half – so, it’s definitely nice to take a breather and feature an outfit that we can wear right now! Second, I am thrilled to partner with Abercrombie & Fitch to talk about their new arrivals…this dress being one of them! One of my best friends worked as a copywriter for A&F after college and really loved her time there (she gave me a tour of the “campus” when I went up to Ohio to visit her one winter, it was pretty cool!)…not to mention the hand-me-downs she gave me were THE cutest ever (it literally felt like Christmas when she would say, “Hey Liv, I’ve got some clothes to give away…want to go through my closet?” That moment = always a good one. Needless to say, I sort of fangirl’d a bit when A&F reached out! It was tough to narrow down what I wanted to feature, but this pretty off-white dress really stood out – I love the classy yet boho vibe and the versatility of the neckline, you’ll see me wear it as an off-shoulder dress in this post, too. So, now that I’ve gone full-dork and explained my love for A&F (but let’s be honest…do you expect any less from me? Ha!), let’s get to this look! 😉

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dress – ABERCROMBIE & FITCH / shoes – SEYCHELLES / clutch – GIGI NEW YORK / sunglasses – RAY-BAN / necklace – similar BP / ring – KENDRA SCOTT / watch – similar NORDSTROM

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Instagram Roundup!

1-livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-instagram-roundup-best-of-nordstrom-anniversary-saleThe Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full swing and although a ton of items have sold out, there are still a LOT of fabulous pieces available! I’ve been sporting quite a few of my favorite finds on my Instagram feed lately, and I’m excited to compile it all together in this post and share what else you should scoop up while these savings last! I know I’ve been posting a TON about this sale, but seriously…these beautiful fall staples at such crazy low prices? Unheard of! I’m just reaaaally excited about it if you can’t tell! 😉

Let’s get down to it, y’all! Keep reading to see how I’m styling more NSale pieces..

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Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-bridal-what-to-wear-while-getting-ready-wedding-show-me-your-mumu-bell-sleeve-romper-bridesmaid-floral-4Hello there! Hope your weekend is going well, Blake and I had a monster to-do list yesterday and through it all I miraculously made time to exercise (seriously trying my hardest to be diligent about getting in workouts throughout the week…we’re now just a month and a half away from our wedding day, eek!!), so I ventured downtown to run the Hike & Bike trail…in the 100 degree heat…it was half miserable buuut I did it, so I was pretty darn happy and proud of myself! Also felt nice to see the light of day…I’ve been in tunnel mode with wedding to-do’s and general blog prep on my calendar, so it was really nice to step away from my computer and soak in some vitamin D!

Speaking of the wedding… I am super excited to partner with Nordstrom today and share a look from their wedding suite featuring THE cutest floral romper to wear as you get ready on the big day! This romper is by Show Me Your Mumu (which y’all know I am obsessed with this brand!) and it’s the perfect blend of practical (because you can wear it over and over after the wedding and it can double as a swimsuit coverup on your honeymoon!) and fashionable – LOVE this pretty and romantic floral print!

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

Weekend Wear: Neutrals (And A Giveaway!)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-boho-ootd-nordstrom-anniversary-sale-must-haves-what-to-buy-suede-tan-jacket-fall-summer-outfit-cluse-gold-watch-1Hey there gals! Hope your weekend is off to a lovely start! Hooray for sleeping in…yay!! 😉 I am excited about today’s post because I’m sharing some more fall fashion inspiration (still at major sale prices from the Nsale, wahoo!) AND partnering with one of my very favorite watch brands – CLUSE Watches to feature a pretty gold watch that is the perfect staple accessory to wear day or night, throughout every season. (Ps. Head over to my Instagram account and enter to win a CLUSE watch of your own! I’ll be posting that at 9:30am CST!). You’ve likely seen their watches all over Instagram and sold at Urban Outfitters – they’re the cutest (and such amazing prices!). read more

jacket – NORDSTROM (on sale!!) / tee – LUSH CLOTHING (on sale!!) / jeans – TOPSHOP (order one size up, they run small) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / necklace – similar BP / watch – CLUSE / sunglasses – PRADA (pricey but SO worth it!!) / handbag – BRAHMIN

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access!

Happy Friday sweet friends!! True story: I woke up at 4:30am to finish this maaaajor sale roundup and y’all…items I had chosen to feature last night were already SOLD OUT this morning…so if there’s one piece of advice, it’s grab what you want and quick because these deals are clearly too good to miss out on!! So – that said, keeping it short and sweet today and letting y’all take it from here to enjoy the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access portion! (Which means everyone can officially shop the sale, not just Nords cardholders!). Ps. I literally scoured through 21 pages worth of clothing/accessories/shoes, etc. and pulled the best of the best…so now you can just peruse my page and pick your faves – tried to make it as easy as possible for y’all!

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

In case this is your first time shopping the Anniversary Sale, the “Nsale” happens once a year where NEW fall fashion items are on major sale for a limited time only! I know what you’re thinking, “it’s 100 degrees in my city and I am shopping for sweaters/boots?!” And my answer? YES! Time to scoop up those fall staples (ankle booties, over the knee bootsTory Burch on super sale!! – tops for layering, Christmas gifts like the yummiest candles, must-have handbags and AMAZING jackets for nearly half the price! I am 100% on board with this sale and how incredible the savings are (…if y’all can’t tell haha), so hopefully now you understand why it’s such a great time to invest in those key pieces for your fall wardrobe! (…And quite a few things that you can wear now, of course!!).

Happy shopping, loves! (Click here to shop the rest of the sale!). If you want to see how quite a few pieces look on me, I did a “mirror selfie” roundup a few days ago and am sharing a TON of awesome picks from the sale, so definitely take a look at this post!!







Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Must Have Shoes!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetHappy almost-Friday, ladies!! Tomorrow is the first day that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes public to non-card holders, so I wanted to be sure and spotlight one of my very favorite parts of the sale…the SHOES! From Tory Burch to Sam Edelman to Steve Madden, this sale has it ALL for crazy low prices – and it won’t last long (seriously, items have been selling out like crazy!!) so be sure to scoop up that perfect pair of OTK boots or ankle booties for fall…the popular sizes go first! If you’re not a card holder and want to wait until the sale is officially open to the public tomorrow, I recommend adding items to your cart now so that you can quickly checkout and ensure you get your favorite shoes tomorrow!

Take a look at some of the shoes I scooped up below and be sure to check my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Roundup post to see how I style a few pairs of shoes I can’t get enough of! Enjoy, gals!!
Processed with VSCO with a5 preset^^SO PRETTY & just $39! (Regularly $80). These BP Wedges come in black, too, are super comfy & fit TTS.
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset^^Big sucker for fringe booties (with dresses at a music festival or in the summer, and with skinny jeans and a plaid button up in the fall/winter) – LOVE these by Sam Edelman (3 color options: black, saddle or the ones I have above called “putty”). Now just $99, reg. $170!
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset^^If you don’t have a pair of lace-up heels in your closet, now is the time to scoop ’em up! 😉 Talk about shoes that make you feel incredible – these Sam Edelman heels (just $79, reg. $130) are SO GORGEOUS and make your legs look killer! I like them with jeans and this tunic top for a more dressed down casual look, or with this dress for a wedding or more formal date night…all about these!!

Hope y’all have taken advantage of these amazing sale deals at Nordstrom – I know I’ve been posting like a mad woman about this…but y’all know how much I love Nords aaaand when savings are this good, I have to share them!! Happy shopping and perhaps “treat yoself” to a new pair of kicks! See more of my favorites from the sale below and click here to shop the rest of the Anniversary Sale!

**Click the images below to shop!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Have’s!

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-nordstrom-aniversary-sale-roundup-best-buys-deals-of-fall-saleHello there! As y’all know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (“early access”) is in full swing and there are SO MANY amazing deals right now! Right now, Nordstrom is pushing new fall fashion items at craaaazy discounted prices – but for a limited time only, so prices go back up soon! Thus, I did some serious shopping to showcase a ton of my very favorite pieces from the sale…shoes, sweaters, dresses, jackets…you name it, I’ve got you covered! 😉

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