Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cruisin’ Along The Mediterranean – On Board The Ship!

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-princess-cruise-cabin-balcony-mediterranean-coast-breakfast-in-bedHello friends! Today I’m featuring the final blog post from our Mediterranean getaway with Princess Cruises! As I’ve mentioned before, piecing these posts together always gets me super mushy and brings about the “happy sads” because I get to relive our blissful trip as I edit each photo, but also get to face the reality that I am no longer on the boat…ha! I think that’s just how looking back at vacations goes…! However, this post is a pretty fun one because when Blake and I were on the ship, we were living it up and seriously THE happiest pair. Before the cruise, our last vacation together was to South Padre Island…and lemme tell ya, Texas beaches don’t really cut it like the Mediterranean Coast does, ha! (Hey, Galveston will always have a special place in my heart…but not quite like Italy now does..!). I think our facial expressions in most of these photos say it all. 🙂 Eight days, three countries and some unforgettable exploring, dining (y’all, the lattes and croissants on the ship were tuhh-die!) and some quality R&R time = the absolute best trip ever.

Today I’m featuring a little photo diary from aboard the ship, so here it goes!

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


Date Night Denim

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-date-night-express-skinny-jeans-lace-overlay-top-6Wahoo! It’s Friday! Hello, weekend date night look! 😉 …Or really…hello Saturday date night look…because I am currently in my pajamas and it’s literally 9:30pm on a Friday night, ha! Either way, I’m excited to share this fun weekend outfit featuring another gorgeous pair of jeans (y’all, Express is crushing it right now when it comes to denim) and the sweetest lace top! (…that also comes in black and a gorgeous wine color.. mhm!).

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JEANS / TOP / HEELS / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES

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


Coffee Date In Express Denim

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-coffee-date-express-frayed-ankle-denim-3Hey ladies! How’s your week going? Mine has been pretty good! I’ve been waking up early and staying on top of my to-do list…and keeping the apartment clean (an actual miracle if you know me..!)…feeling pretty good about life right now! It’s amazing what a clean house/uncluttered workspace can do – going to try my best to keep this up!

In other {good} news, I did a little denim shopping at Express last weekend and got to bust out these gorgeous jeans for a coffee date with Blake a few days ago. Coffee + good jeans + Blake = best date ever! 😉 In the midst of running around Austin to check off last minute wedding to-do’s, it felt pretty good grab an iced coffee and enjoy a “day date” together – it was so nice to slow down for a bit!

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JEANS / TEE SHIRT / BOMBER JACKET / NECKLACE / SHOES / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES

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


Summer Makeup

4Hey ladies, another makeup post headed your way! While we’re still in the heat of summer where bright lips are totally acceptable (…then again, if you want to rock a bright lip in the winter, more power to ya!), so I thought I’d share one of my favorite pink shades and my summer makeup checklist with y’all!
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top – TOPSHOP / jeans – ARTICLES OF SOCIETY / wedges – SEYCHELLES / handbag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – PRADA

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Thank you to Juice Beauty for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


A Wedding Planning “Thank You” To My Mom

livvyland-blog-starling-diamond-pendant-necklace-mother-daughter-wedding-gift-idea-6olivia-mom-starling-pendant-diamond-necklaces-wedding-mother-of-the-bride-giftOhh gals, prepare yourself for an emotional post (…and I haven’t even had a glass of wine today, ha!). As we reach the end of wedding planning (just 3 weeks to go, we can do it!! 😉 ), I am starting to catch my breath and take it all in. Our wedding budget did not allow for a wedding planner, so my mom and I took the reigns to plan this monumental shindig on our own. And lemme tell ya, wedding planning is no easy task! We combined forces to check each box in the massive “wedding planning binder” we scooped up at Hobby Lobby and over the past year, I’d say we made a great team and that the wedding will be an absolute dream – and I could not have done it with out the help and support of my beautiful mama!

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necklaces – c.o. STARLING / card – BHLDN / strappy top – TOPSHOP

 


Pastel Tassel Tie Top & Jeans

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Hey ladies! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen my post about this top quite a bit (…well…and this handbag…and jeans…and sunglasses…) you get it, I like to  re-wear everything in different ways! But I’m super excited to finally put it on my blog because it’s always so helpful when buying clothing to get a closer, in-depth look. It’s always a good day when I get to partner with Nordstrom and in this post I’m sharing how to style this adorable tassel tie top & skinny jeans combo – it’s pretty much the perfect day to night look if you’re a casual, relaxed fashionista like myself!

Sooo… let’s get to it, shall we? 😉
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top – TOPSHOP / jeans – c.o. DL1961 / shoes – SEYCHELLES / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / necklace – KENDRA SCOTT / sunglasses – PRADA / watch – NORDSTROM / bracelet – KENDRA SCOTT

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


White Textured Tank Top & Sneakers

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-nordstrom-vans-white-sneakers-summer-outfit-2Hello there! Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂 Mine started off crazier than ever (true story: the last month of wedding planning calls for more bottles of wine and longer bubble baths than I thought… definitely losing my sanity and trying to stay afloat at the moment, ah!). Thus, this past weekend Blake was a total gem and said “hey Olivia, let’s go grab coffee and sit on a patio and just turn it all off for a minute”…and you better believe it was amazing and I definitely needed a break like this one! I slipped on my comfiest kicks, go-to jeans and the cutest textured, lace-front tank top & we drove over to Cafe Medici near UT campus – he snapped a few outfit shots before we made our way to hot lattes and breakfast tacos. It was pretty wonderful – I am very excited to marry a man who knows me so well and steps in when he sees I can’t handle things anymore! (…And to also marry a man who agrees to take pictures of me next to walls before we go on a date…ha!).
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top – ASTR / jeans – BLANKNYC / shoes – VANS / tote bag – NORDSTROM / sunglasses – RAY BAN / watch – KATE SPADE / bracelet – KENDRA SCOTT / necklace – similar ZOE

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


Mediterranean Travel Diary: Barcelona & Sitges, Spain

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mediterranean-princess-cruise-barcelona-le-sitges-spain-6Hello there, gals! Long time coming, buuut I am so excited to finally share a little photo diary from our stop in Sitges & Barcelona, Spain during our Mediterranean getaway in June! For those new to LL, Blake and I had the absolute pleasure (…more like vacation miracle of a lifetime…it was magical!) of going on a Princess Cruise through the Mediterranean – starting in Spain then venturing to France and Italy (if you haven’t seen my wrap-up posts for those stops, you muuuust! I swoon and simultaneously get depressed every time I go back and read through them…ha! Depressed because it’s over, obviously..! 😉 ).

Today I’m sharing a little glimpse at our time in Barcelona (towards the end of this post) and the little seaside town southwest of Barcelona called Sitges, where we stayed the night before boarding the ship. We flew from Austin to Barcelona and were able to explore for two days (one night) before hopping on the boat to officially start our cruise. What a treat it was to have a couple of days to see these beautiful places – we were in heaven!

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Outfit details here:

Sitges: dress – GOODNIGHT MACAROON / wrap-up sandals – REBECCA MINKOFF / handbag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – RAY-BAN / denim jacket – similar BLANKNYC

Barcelona: coral cardigan vest – BB DAKOTA (on sale!!) / white jeans – TOPSHOP (order a size up, they run small!) / sandals – SEYCHELLES (highly recommend for walking around all day!) / handbag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – PRADA

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


Striped Cold Shoulder Top

livvyland-blog-goodnight-macaroon-cold-shoulder-striped-top-austin-second-street-district-red-monogram-handbag-dl-1961-emma-jeans-3Hello there! How’s your week going? This week has been pretty darn busy in my world… hence my lack of posts this week! ..Not to mention after the hustle and bustle of the Nordstrom Sale, I needed a breather from my laptop! I’ve been in full-on wedding planning mode the past few days and truth be told, I’ve been missing the sanctuary of my go-to coffeehouse and my laptop quite a bit! (So calming, I love it!!). It felt so nice to get back into my usual routine today, looking forward to sharing more fun posts with y’all this week! 🙂

…Aaaand to start off, this look! 😉 How cute is this striped cold shoulder top?! LOVE the fun tie detailing at the shoulders and the print is super adorable – such a breezy, pretty little top. I paired it with some new and seriously AMAZING denim skinny jeans by DL1961… been a big fan of this brand for a long time and was so excited when these gorgeous new skinnies arrived in the mail last week! Excited to rock these on cooler summer days (…er, nights in Austin..it’s so hot right now during the day) and well into fall and winter!

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top – GOODNIGHT MACAROON / jeans – DL1961 / sandals – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GIGI NEW YORK / sunglasses – PRADA

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LAST DAY To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

livvyland-instagram-roundup-nordstrom-nsaleHey gals! We’re in the home stretch of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because TODAY is the last day to shop these amazing discounted prices!! I’ve been posting like a mad woman to show y’all the array of amazing buys in this sale (…hoping I did it justice, this sale was truly incredible!) and I wanted to post one final blog sharing my favorite finds still around in the sale. That said, let’s do this!! 😉

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Shop the rest of the sale HERE!! XOXO