Monthly Archives: November 2016

Best Cyber Monday Sales

We’ve made it to Cyber Monday – wahoo!! I am seriously SO excited about this particular day of the big sales weekend because the deals are SO good!! Last year we did the majority of our Christmas shopping from the comfort of our sofa (…and pajamas, obvs)…and this year I plan to do the exact same thing. No lines, tons of savings, gifts for the fam (…and of course a few gifts for me, too…eek! 😉 ). Happy shopping, loves!

**Scroll over images above & click to shop! (Must click into post first).

NORDSTROM: Up to 50% off kids/womens/childrens

REBECCA MINKOFF: Up to 75% off!

NEIMAN MARCUS: Up to $750 gift card with purchase.  Use code GC4YOU

BAUBLEBAR: 35% off 2+ items w/code SAVE35

CHICWISH: Extra 25% off w/code BLK25

REVOLVE: 65% off select items

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 20% off site-wide!

GIGI NEW YORK: 20% off $125 | 25% off $250 | 30 off $350 | 35% off $500

KENDRA SCOTT: 20% off site-wide w/code SALE20 (up to 70% off sale!)

ASOS: 30% off everything w/code THANKFUL30

KATE SPADE: (up to 65% off) – shop 30% off site-wide w/code: WIRED

WEST ELM: up to 30% off site-wide w/code SAVENOW

WORLD MARKET: Up to 30% off (Blake and I scooped up this gorgeous chair!)

GAP: 50% off site-wide! Use code CYBMON

EXPRESS: 50% off site-wide!

KELLY WYNNE: 20% off site-wide w/code CHEERSTOYOU20

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Cozy Coffee Date & A BIG Cyber Monday Sale!

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-express-cyber-monday-sweater-sale-lauren-vandiver-vandi-fair-cozy-outfit-friend-date-elizabeth-street-cafe-4If there’s one thing I love about the holidays, it’s that I get to spend more time with my out-of-town friends! It has sort of become one of those unexpected holiday traditions I look forward to each year. (When you’re younger, you don’t exactly look ahead and think half of your friend crew will move away one day!). Thus, this particular time of year is dear to my heart given that we get to spend some quality time together! One of my very best friends, Lauren of Vandi Fair, came into town last week with our fellow galpal and photographer, Angie, so we all met for a coffee & pastry date at the darling Elizabeth Street Cafe. I’d been dying to go here for quite some time, and after picking out some cozy sweaters in the prettiest pink hues from Express, we knew a powder pink and teal coffeehouse was the perfect spot for a catchup sesh…and of course some photo opps while we were at it! 😉

Psst…both our outfits are on MAJOR sale this weekend because Express is having an awesome Cyber Monday Sale (…that’s already in full swing!)…Y’all, 50% off everything!! If there’s any time to load up on cozy sweaters and knits, it’s most definitely today!

**Photos by Angie Garcia Photography

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Shop our outfit details (hooray S A L E S) below!

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SWEATER / CORDUROY PANTS / SUNGLASSES (similar) / METALLIC CLUTCH (similar) / TAUPE BOOTIES (similar)

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OFF-SHOULDER SWEATER / DISTRESSED JEANS / BEANIE / BOOTIES (similar) / GLITTERY CLUTCH / SUNGLASSES (similar)

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


Black Friday Sales: Instagram Roundup!

livvyland-blog-black-friday-sales-roundup-best-deals-free-people-cozy-ugg-slippers-shopping-must-haves-anthropologieHappy Black Friday!!! It’s officially here – THE weekend of holiday shopping and I am so very excited! True life: it’s currently midnight and Blake is asleep next to me on the sofa as I search the internet for the best shopping finds… I’ve got a fresh pour of red wine in hand and the Jimmy Kimmel late show playing on the TV…btw I am bundled up in my favorite Patagonia pullover (that’s now on sale, YAY) and using that gorgeous chunky knit blanket as seen above (Etsy is so awesome, y’all!). Needless to say, I might be “working” on a holiday, but things are pretty darn good!

I am always so excited to share when items I feature on my blog & Instagram go on sale, thus, there’s no better time than now to share all of the amazing discounts & sales with y’all! First up, some of my favorites lately: chunky sweaters, cozy cardigans, Ugg boots and a ton more… Read on to get the full scoop!

NORDSTROM: Extra 20% sale (items up to 50% off!!)

SHOPBOP: Buy more save more w/code GOBIG16 (save up to 25% on your order!)

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% off site-wide w/code LETSGO

NEIMAN MARCUS: Save 40% on designer handbags, shoes & apparel (umm YES!)

MADEWELL: 25% off your purchase w/code THATSALE

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy one get one 50% off

REVOLVE CLOTHING: 50% off sale

NORDSTROM RACK: up to 75% off clearance

GIGI NEW YORK: 40% off select handbag styles

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The Best Black Friday & Thanksgiving Sales!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! I hope you’re enjoying this time with loved ones! Good news, I woke up at 6am this morning to scour the web for the best deals at my favorite retailers! (Yep, I love y’all that much! 😉 All good, I am actually SO excited about how many awesome deals there are right now!!). Nordstrom, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus and more!! From coats (like that gorgeous Ralph Lauren camel number – under $200!) to blanket scarves for just $12 (highly recommend stocking up on these – they’re the best gifts!), designer handbags (MAJOR swoon alert over those Chloe bags…omg!), I hope you enjoy some serious online shopping and take advantage of these killer deals!! Items are selling quick, so be sure to scoop up your favorites – happy shopping, loves!!

NORDSTROM: Extra 20% sale (items up to 50% off!!)
SHOPBOP: Buy more save more w/code GOBIG16 (save up to 25% on your order!)
NEIMAN MARCUS: Save 40% on designer handbags, shoes & apparel (umm YES!)
MADEWELL: 25% off your purchase w/code THATSALE
URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy one get one 50% off!
REVOLVE CLOTHING: 50% off sale!

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Major Pre-Thanksgiving Sales!

Looks like Christmas came early this year! 😉 The early bird Black Friday sales were just TOO good not to share with y’all – so I wanted to make a quick roundup of some AMAZING finds that are selling out quick! Two of my favorite retailers, Shopbop & Nordstrom, are offering major pre-thanksgiving markdowns – time to stock up on gifts for your loved ones aaaand update your fall/winter wardrobe #amiright?! 😉

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SHOP COATS & SWEATERS

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SHOP SHOES

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Peplum Thermal Tee, Olive Cardigan & Ankle Booties

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-peplum-thermal-tee-shirt-olive-cardigan-boho-outfit-casual-taupe-ankle-booties-fall-outfit-idea-celine-baby-marta-sunglasses-5Every season there seems to be that one pair of shoes I reach for above the rest…and let’s just say when I bought these Treasure & Bond ankle booties during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July, I had no idea juuuust how much I’d wear them in the fall! If you follow me on Instagram (@livvylandblog), you’ve probably seen me rock these fabulous suede booties a TON (ps. wearing the sand suede color!)…thus, you know just how versatile they can be! And the best bonus of all? They’re under $100…mhmm! I love that Nordstrom carries awesome brands that fit like a glove, are beautiful quality and are SO affordable!

**Photos by Angie Garcia Photography

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top – FREE PEOPLE / cardigan – BP / jeans – DL1961 / booties – TREASURE & BOND / handbag – similar style BRAHMIN / necklace – NORDSTROM / sunglasses – similar LE SPECS

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

 


20 Cozy Gift Ideas Under $50

Hello gals! It’s the moooost wonderful time of the yeaaaaaar! 😉 Let’s just say this Austin cold-front and all the Christmas decor hitting stores has definitely worked it’s holiday charm on me. Thus, it’s time to get a head start on your holiday shopping list – and I’ve got just the gift ideas to help you out! Bonus: they’re ALL under $50 (…and most are way under, wahoo!). So, grab your glass of wine (or coffee if you’re reading this one in the morning), and enjoy shopping 20 of my favorite cozy picks of the season!

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Slouchy Knit Sweater & Minnetonka Mocs

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-slouchy-oversize-knit-sweater-minnetonka-el-paso-ii-moccasin-boho-outfit-4Happy Saturday, ladies! I hope you had a wonderful week and have something fun planned this weekend – whether that be meeting friends for coffee or relaxing at home, I hope you get to enjoy it! I’m excited to have dinner with a girlfriend tonight and tomorrow will be spending the day with my family (my nephew is turning one next week, ah! Where did the time go?!). Before the holiday madness begins, I’m doing my best to disconnect and be present with those around me. Come Black Friday y’all know I’ll be glued to my computer scoping out those holiday shopping deals, ha!

Until then, it’s fun to throw on a cozy, cute outfit and spend some time with old friends! As y’all know, I make sure whatever I’m wearing is comfortable when it comes to getting dressed everyday. It’s important for me to stick to the trends (that’s the fun part – hello slouchy sweater & those cute moccasins!), but I always keep comfort in the forefront of my mind. Perhaps it’s because I came from corporate life where I used to sit at a desk all day… and actually, I guess I’ve continued to do just that at my apartment or a coffeehouse even now, ha! That said, reaching for shoes that are super comfortable and ridiculously adorable is a definite DO for me! (…And should be for you, too! 😉 )

**Photos by Angie Garcia Photography

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Moccasins – MINNETONKA / sweater – similar FREE PEOPLE or REVOLVE / jeans – DL1961 / necklace – BP / handbag – BRAHMIN / watch – CLUSE

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


Blush Pink Cardigan & Reversible Tote Bag

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-cozy-fall-layers-dress-otk-boots-chunky-knit-cardigan-blush-pink-boho-outfit-9I don’t know about y’all, but I am a serious sucker for everything blush pink! Big fan of this trend – it’s just the perfect, feminine color! I think every week I bring more blush pink into our apartment…sorry Blake!! 😉 This cozy knit cardigan has been one of my favorite layering pieces this season, and it’s equally darling over a pretty burgundy shift dress with OTK boots and my go-to reversible tote bag.

**Photos by Angie Garcia Photography

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dress – LUSH / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / shoes – STEVE MADDEN (if sold out, similar HERE) / necklace – BP / tote bag – STREET LEVEL / sunglasses – similar NORDSTROM / watch – CLUSE

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


Plaid Poncho & Burgundy Handbag

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-nordstrom-fall-outfit-grey-sweater-booties-madewell-plaid-poncho-rebecca-minkoff-regan-satchel-burgundy-oxblood-7Happy Tuesday, friends! 🙂 Today is a good day because it’s absolutely stunning outside and I actually made time to go for a run and enjoy it (truly, it’s a Christmas miracle, ha!) – and also because I’ve been practicing my latte art skills (new espresso machine thanks to our lovely wedding guests) and there’s currently a lopsided foam heart staring me in the face…and it tastes delicious, too. I’ve got a TedTalk playing as I write this (it’s this one – quite inspiring!), my windows are open so I can hear the breeze among the trees and the natural light is pouring in… I am content in the stillness and feeling grateful for this calm afternoon. Sometimes I dislike being alone so often (woes of working from home), but in moments like this, I am very happy and thankful.

I think the beautiful weather has a lot to do with todays mood boost. It’s been so wonderful to be outside lately, and that just seems to have such a positive impact on everyone in this city. With the crisp air and cooler temperatures comes more reason to try out fun, fall outfit options, and a plaid poncho layered over a light sweater makes for a perfect autumn look. Grab a gorgeous burgundy leather handbag and some fun sunglasses and you’re all set! So, let’s get to these outfit details…

**Photos by Angie Garcia Photography

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grey sweater – BP / poncho – MADEWELL / jeans – DL1961 / boots – TREASURE & BOND / sunglasses – similar NORDSTROM / handbag – REBECCA MINKOFF

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