Wahoo! We’re nearly to the weekend! I’ve got some major Marfa road trip prep to do today (yayyy! Can’t wait for a girls weekend!), so I’m keeping this one extra short & sweet! Sharing my latest Instagram roundup with a TON of fun transitional pieces, slouchy sweaters (my fave!) and sooo many good shoes + handbags. Enjoy gals!! XOXO
Today felt like spring in Austin! It was sooo lovely. I kept telling myself I should step away from my computer and go for a run…but alas, #monday, so maybe I’ll make it outside tomorrow! 😉 Along with gorgeous spring weather comes a denim skirt (yep, you read that correctly, my 7th grade self would be very proud of me for rocking a denim mini 13 years later), a satin cami and some awesome kicks. Oh, and a stunning Furla handbag?! Again, my 7th grade, fashion obsessed self would be very proud.. 😉
Hey friends! By popular request, today’s Weekly Chat will feature my 5 tips to grow your blog! It has been so much fun to hear your wonderful feedback and jot down all the questions I’ve received thus far – so please, keep ’em coming! (You can either comment below, send me an Instagram DM or email your questions to livvylandblog[at]gmail.com – each week I’ll be answering more blogging/styling/personal questions!).
Sooo… without further ado, here are my top 5 tips:
Hey there! How was your week? Hooraaay! We made it to Friday! 😉 One of my best friends (Elissa – she’s a flight attendant) had some downtime this week in between work trips, so she kept me away from my computer (no complaints, it was a lovely break!) and we had some fun running around town, doing some shopping and of course, eating at a few favorite Austin spots. Today is her last day in town, so while she gets her hair done down the street, I am excited to get this post up while I sit at Starbucks waiting for her to finish! I love having my friends back in town…for the longest time nearly all of my best friends lived in either New York City or Chicago – it’s been so great since a couple have moved back to Austin in the last few months! For those of you with all of your friends in one place, you are very lucky!!
The Austin weather has been iffy recently – today it’s gorgeous and sunny, two days ago it was freezing and rainy…as always, it’s terribly unpredictable! That said, I scooped up this adorable fleece vest last fall and lemme tell ya, it is THE best $99 you will spend all year! I will forever stand by this adorable vest as both cute, warm and sooo perfect for layering. The color is fabulous, too, and goes with everything!
Hey ladies, how’s your week going? Things have been movin’ & shakin’ in our world…now that I’ve got a pretty (…and clean!) workspace, I have been feeling even more motivated to wake up early and take on the day…it’s the best feeling and has definitely given me a nice boost in my productivity! Thus, it’s 7am and I felt compelled to wake up with the sunrise and get this post up for y’all! …Not to mention, coffee was calling my name as I lay in bed, ha!
This striped sweater is THE CUTEST!! Worthy of all caps because it’s one of those precious pieces that is absolutely timeless, SO soft and can easily be layered now and worn with cutoff denim shorts (…and a belt!) in the spring. It’s fairly light, so definitely a perfect pick if you live in those cities that don’t really stick to seasonal weather…(looking at you, Austin, TX! Y’all…it was 75 degrees a few days ago…in JANUARY!)…
sweater – FREE PEOPLE / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / jeans – LEVIS (if sold out of your size, more available HERE) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GIGI NEW YORK / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)
First off, I’m SO excited to start a weekly series where I answer some of the most asked questions I receive from y’all! One of my goals this year is to share more personal posts (writing = my therapy), so topics ranging from personal style and life happenings, to blogging tips and advice – and anything in between – I look forward to sharing more and exploring this new chapter of LL with you!
So, let’s kick off this week with the most frequently asked question I receive: how/why did I get into blogging? Ps. Prepare for loaded response to this one, please excuse my novel ahead but know that it all played an important role in where I am today!
Hello there and happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week and have some fun weekend plans on your agenda. Blake and I are meeting friends for dinner tonight (yaaas to margaritas, please!) and I’ve got some shopping plans penciled in tomorrow – looking forward to that coffee + galpal date!
The winter weather has been so hot and cold (…literally!) recently that oftentimes, wearing layers is key. Seriously…within five minutes of walking in and out of the grocery store, it can go from a breezy 70 degrees to 40 degrees… Austin is so crazy! This is where those cozy layered looks come to the rescue!
**Photos by Brandon Hill Photography
Hello friends! Oh my goodness, I am SO excited to finally reveal my home office makeover with you!! As we make our way into the New Year, one of my biggest goals was to create what I like to call a “home office sanctuary.” After spending countless hours on Pinterest for inspiration (you can follow me on Pinterest here!), I teamed up with the wonderful team over at West Elm in Austin to make this dreamy space come to life! The vision was airy, feminine and above all, a place that inspired me to write, style and photo edit.
Here’s the thing…Blake and I live in a one bedroom apartment and just re-signed a 14-month lease as we save up for a house! Sooo…given that we aren’t going anywhere any time soon and the fact that my office is literally in our dining room (gotta work with what you got!), it was simply time for a major update – and one that was both practical (we need to use space as efficiently as possible!) and easy on the eyes!
Ps. Special shoutout to Blake for letting me do whatever I wanted to this common area…a fluffy pink pillow, bold rug and exposed shelves filled with pretty trinkets, shoes and handbags… You are THE man of my dreams! 😉 He has his own little desk space and jokes that he’s going to put up Slipknot posters in retaliation…haha! Apparently, I won’t be taking over the entire apartment juuuust yet! 😉
**Photos by Chelsea Laine Francis Photography
SHOP MY OFFICE
CHAIR (available in chevron print) / DESK (oldie but oh so pretty from Home Goods!) / DESK LAMP / PINK PILLOW / GREY PILLOW / POOF / RUG / FLOATING SHELVES / HANDBAG HOOKS / WHITE BOOKSHELF / WOODEN BOARDS / JEWELRY CASES (OCTOGON CASES) (RECTANGLE SHADOW BOXES) / CURTAINS / SIMILAR LADDER / WHITE LIGHT FIXTURE / ROUND NOVA TABLE LAMP / GOLD GEOMETRIC DECORATIVE / BRASS CACTUS / COPPER CLOTHING RACK / SMALL MIRROR / WOVEN STORAGE BINS
Hey gals! Keeping it short & sweet tonight with a new Instagram roundup featuring 26 (wahoo!) of my latest Instagrams…sharing aaaaall the fabulous details right this way… 😉 Happy shopping, loves!
Happy Friday, gals! Any fun plans this weekend? Blake and I have a dinner + movie date tonight, we’re seeing Why Him, that new James Franco film…I’m excited! Ready for a yummy IPA and some laughs! We’ve also been in the process of deep cleaning our apartment, so it looks like we’ve got a few Goodwill runs on our agenda this weekend. I’m finally nearly finished with my home office makeover (…just need to swap the light fixture and add the curtains!), so we’ll put the final touches on that room over the next couple of days…can’t wait to show y’all how amazing it looks!! I’ll be sharing that before/after post next week, so stay tuned! 🙂
Okay, let’s get down to this look, shall we…How darling is that tiered top? So feminine and airy, I love that it can be both boho or dainty and feminine, all about adding versatile pieces that can be styled differently to my wardrobe!
**Photos by Brandon Hill Photography