Monthly Archives: October 2016

Brickyard Buffalo Editor Of The Week – Shop My Favorites!

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Happy Monday, friends! I’m SO excited to share that I’ve been chosen as this week’s Guest Editor of the Week over at Brickyard Buffalo! I have been a big fan of this site (and the amazing deals they provide each week) for quite some time, so when they reached out to collaborate, I immediately jumped at the opportunity! For one, their clothing is adorable (I’ll share more outfits from my BB picks on my Instagram this week) and two, I get to feature some of my absolute FAVORITE small business brands with y’all – oh, and you get major discounts all week long, wahoo! 😉

Just in time for the holidays (hey, we’re one day away from November, it’s officially holiday shopping season in my book!), I am so thrilled to showcase a few online shops that will either help make your holiday snail mail a lot easier (…and cuter, obvi! 😉 gotta have fun with those family photo cards!) by way personalized address stamps by Exquisite Squid, or the prettiest trendy blush pink choker necklace by CJK Designs, and lastly, a custom watercolor painted home (trust me, these make for THE sweetest gifts to parents, siblings, grandparents!) by Kimberlee Artworks.

So! Without further ado, I’m giving you a closer look at the vendors that I love dearly (and a few favorite clothing picks on major sale) currently featured in my BB picks of the week! Enjoy!!

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Sporty Chic For Fall

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Happy Friday, ladies! I’m excited to partner with Nordstrom today and share another fabulous outdoors-y outfit option with y’all…and in particular, this gorgeous vest + leggings (trust me, these are a must), sneakers combo!

Given that fall weather is still making its way to Austin (…please hurry up! 😉 ), opting for light layers that you can easily take on and off and re-wear time and time again is a definite do in my book! I’ve never met anyone who isn’t into the “sporty-chic” look (…I mean, who wouldn’t be? It’s cute and SO comfy!), so I knew this would be a fun one to share today! Plus, perfect timing as we mosey on into the weekend…I kind of feel like this is the perfect Saturday outfit, anyone else? 😉

Ps. I made a collage of my go-to activewear favorites and included a few fun accessories to add that fashionable touch. The vest I’m sporting in this post is actually closer in color to the product image (more of a “dusty rose” and less a vibrant pink). Scroll to the end of this post for all my product links!

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featured vest – NORTH FACE / furry vest – PATAGONIA / magenta vest – PATAGONIA / leggings – ZELLA / tee – CASLON / shoes – NIKE / sunglasses – similar LE SPECS / watch – CLUSE / handbag – similar SOLE SOCIETY

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


Plaid Flannel & Distressed Skinny Jeans

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-dl1961-emma-barbwire-jeans-blue-shirt-shop-kelly-wynne-dear-512-handbag-3As y’all can tell, I am constantly gravitating towards casual, simple pieces that can be worn time and time again. That said, once the weather in Austin stops making us melt (ah!), it’s time for me to bust out one of my go-to fall looks: plaid flannel, skinny jeans & ankle booties!

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top – BLUE SHIRT SHOP / jeans – DL1961 / handbag – KELLY WYNNE / watch – MVMT / booties – SEYCHELLES


Olive Shift Dress & Over The Knee Boots

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-fall-outfit-over-the-knee-otk-boots-brahmin-duxbury-handbag-olive-green-shift-dress-celine-marta-mini-sunglasses-6Hey there gals – happy Monday! 🙂 I’m currently sitting in a coffeehouse in NYC – tending some emails, working on some photo edits and enjoying a yummy latte and chocolate croissant (my favorite!). I’m headed to the airport in about 30 minutes, but until then thought I could get this post up for y’all!

I had the such a wonderful week in both Rhode Island and New York, but am feeling inspired, refreshed and excited to get back to Austin – and above all, to see my sweetheart! Seriously dying for a cuddle sesh, ha!

Buuut before I get more mushy than that (y’all know me, I can get there pretty quick haha), let’s chat about this adorable olive shift dress (under $50) and OTK boots combo…gahh, SO gorgeous!!

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dress – LUSH / boots – STEVE MADDEN / necklace – similar NORDSTROM / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower price point HERE) / watch – c.o. CLUSE


Floral Shift Dress & Slip On Mules

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-lush-floral-black-shift-dress-brahmin-bucket-bag-ray-ban-wayfarer-sunglasses-madewell-slip-on-mules-9Happy weekend, gals! Hope you all had a wonderful week and get to enjoy a nice, relaxing weekend. 🙂 I made it to NYC yesterday and we’ve got a full day ahead…going to scope out Brooklyn and eat/drink our way through Manhattan…no complaints here, ha! Keeping it short and sweet today, but wanted to be sure and share this adorable dress with y’all – it’s budget friendly and SO soft and breezy. I also have it in olive green and couldn’t resist the pretty floral print, too! (Ps. Would be so cute with OTK boots and a leather jacket, too!).

Get all the details at the end of this post – happy Saturday! XOXO
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dress – LUSH / shoes – MADEWELL (similar HERE) / sunglasses – RAY BAN / watch – MVMT / handbag – similar HERE


A-Line Mini Skirt & Turtleneck Tank

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-bailey-44-grey-turtleneck-tank-top-free-people-leather-button-up-a-line-mini-skirt-celine-marta-sunglasses-3Hi there! How’s your week going? I’m currently writing this post from our cozy hotel in Newport, Rhode Island…looking out our window at the harbor filled with sailboats and mini yachts, coffee in hand (…can you tell I’m in my happy place right now? Ha!). Y’all, the east coast is breathtaking! My friend Veronica and I flew into Rhode Island yesterday and will be here for four days with the wonderful Brahmin Handbag team (…note that gorgeous bag in this post, eh eh! 😉 ), then we’ll part ways as she heads to San Francisco for a girls weekend, and I’ll take the train to NYC to spend some time with my besties in the city. Needless to say, we are so excited to be traveling, experiencing new cities and meeting the team behind a brand I have worn and adored long before I started blogging… this is truly a dream come true! It’s mornings like this where I find myself full of gratitude and feeling more motivated than ever to keep pursuing a career that I whole heartedly love.

Aaand now that I’ve ventured into “sappy” mode (ha!), let’s get this adorable, simple & chic look, shall we? 😉

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skirt – FREE PEOPLE / top – c.o. BAILEY44 / booties – c.o. FRYE / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / sunglasses – CELINE


Plaid Shirt Dress & Navy Ankle Booties

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-plaid-flannel-shirt-shift-dress-dolce-vita-tesse-blue-suede-ankle-booties-navy-4A big thank you to Zappos for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own!

Hello there! How was your weekend? We stayed extra busy doing some deep cleaning, visiting with family and packing for my east coast getaway (…and while doing so I caught up on the latest Saturday Night Live and it was SO funny! Seriously, this election season is pure gold for SNL…I was crying I was laughing so hard, ha!). We also snuck in a date night on Saturday – Blake and I went to one of our favorite college spots (the UT game was on) for some yummy Brazilian food and margaritas! If you’re in Austin, you’ve got to try Sao Paulo near UT campus and get the puffy chips and queso, you won’t be disappointed! 😉

Though it’s technically fall, Austin weather is sticking to those 85 degree temperatures during the day. That means we’re still in that transitional attire mindset, so shift dresses and boots has been part of my wardrobe routine for a few weeks now. I am loving plaid shirt dresses paired with cute ankle booties (like these adorable Dolce Vita navy boots!).

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dress – ASTR (similar HERE) / shoes – DOLCE VITA / handbag – GIGI NEW YORK / watch – MVMT / sunglasses – PRADA

Thank you to Zappos for sponsoring this post!


Travel Staples With Barrington Gifts

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-barrington-gifts-chevron-print-monogram-tote-bag-duffel-luggage-dl-1961-emma-jeans-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-2Happy weekend, loves! This past week zooooomed on by! No complaints here because that means I’m a few days closer to a trip to the east coast next week!! In a few days I’m headed to Rhode Island for some galpal time with one of my besties, Veronica (…and yes, we may just have to do a city tour and drive by Taylor Swift’s house, ha!), and from there will be hopping on a train to New York City to go visit with another friend – my bridesman Ben! Needless to say, I’m very much looking forward to experiencing actual fall weather (…clearly in Austin we don’t necessarily need the layers midday, as you can see me holding my cardigan in hand above..), as well as some quality friend time with a few of my favorite people. 🙂

Which brings me to that adorable tote and cabin bag set above (psst..there’s actually a matching laptop case in the tote, too!). I always chat about what I’m wearing to the airport, so today I’m excited to partner with Barrington Gifts (y’all have seen me gush about this brand a lot on my Instagram feed!!) and show a few items that help me get from point A to point B in style! 😉

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St. Anne Tote / Belmont Cabin Bag / Laptop Case

top – LUSH (another similar style: LUSH) / jeans – DL1961 (they fit TTS)  / cardigan – BP (wearing a small) / loafers – similar (mine are old) KRISTIN CAVALLARI / sunglasses – PRADA

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


Introducing The Kelly Wynne “Dear 512” Line

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-toms-coffeehouse-kelly-wynne-dear-512-collection-boho-6th-street-clutch-1Hey there friends! Today I am SO excited to share some wonderful news with y’all! I am the newest brand ambassador for Kelly Wynne handbags – and this season, I had the absolute pleasure of styling the new line as it launches on their website! (…Go take a peek at the Dear 512 line and look at the alternate images on each handbag… you may just see a familiar face! 😉 ).

Kelly Wynne is an Austin-based handbag designer known for her glam, chic handbags (…that are literally drool-worthy…SO gorgeous!), but for her latest line called “Dear 512” – a tribute to her hometown of Austin – she chose ultra smooth leather and casual, effortless styles to reflect the down-to-earth vibe of her favorite city (…and mine! 😉 ) – Austin, TX!

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**Photography by Hilary Rattikin Photography

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dress – FREE PEOPLE / booties – SEYCHELLES / sunglasses – RAY BAN / tote bag – KELLY WYNNE / clutch – KELLY WYNNE

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6th Street Clutch / SoCo Crossbody / Eastside Satchel / Town Lake Tote / Clarksville Carryall

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


Cozy Activewear For Fall

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-patagonia-fleece-pullover-gray-nordstrom-plaid-layering-zella-live-in-leggings-cozy-exercise-outfit-8Hello there gals! Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂 I’m super excited to partner with Nordstrom today and chat about some of my favorite cozy outdoor & activewear for fall…like this adorable Patagonia pullover, Zella leggings and Nike sneakers combo! Y’all know me…comfort is always {major} key when it comes to getting dressed everyday, and lemme tell ya – this look is 100% magical in the comfort department. Oh, and it’s “effortlessly cute” too, huh? 😉

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

pullover – PATAGONIA / leggings – ZELLA / plaid top – BP / sneakers – NIKE / sunglasses – RAY BAN

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