Monthly Archives: May 2017

5 Favorites: Denim Shorts

Happy Wednesday, friends! As we inch closer to summer, the heat in Austin is calling for cutoff shorts and breezy tops! I am such a fan of denim shorts of all kinds: high rise, low rise, tight, loose…you name it, I probably have it sitting in my dresser drawer or in my shopping cart. Whether you’re meeting friends for coffee or running errands on the weekend, you can’t go wrong investing in a gorgeous pair of denim shorts!

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Gingham Top & Round Straw Handbag

Ohh the dreaded Tuesday following a holiday weekend…I am absolutely feeling that dark cloud looming over my head! I am on my second coffee of the day, been jamming new Miley quite loudly (…perks of a house, no one bangs on the wall for me to shut up haha!) and am desperately trying to shake this wonky feeling that won’t seem to go away. I’ve got an inbox filled with to-do’s (…maybe if I don’t open them, they’ll just disappear…isn’t that how it works? 😉 ), a sink filled with dishes and lots of content to prep (hooray June posts – I’ve got some fun stuff in the works! …Just need to get to it, ah!). Alas, I reach for my laptop, close out my emails and get started in writing this blog post…my therapy!

I should also mention that this precious top is on major sale, just $35! I figured spreading good news may provide some joy to myself, as well. 🙂

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top – MADEWELL (on sale, wahoo!) / jeans – MADEWELL (fit TTS) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – ETSY / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS


White Boho Sundress

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! I hope you have some plans to get outside and soak up an extra day of relaxation! Blake and I have some friends headed to town, so we’re excited to play “tourist” in our own city and get outside to explore Austin. We are inching thaaat much closer to summer…so it’s time to reach for free-flowing dresses in the prettiest crisp white color. Oh, bonus points if your dress exudes ‘happy vibes’…which I am definitely thinking this number does! (…Just wait until you see the pom-pom details on this cutie!).

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


Nordstrom 40% Off Half Yearly Sale

Ready for a mid-week shopping pick-me-up? Nordstrom is running their Half Yearly Sale, with favorites up to 40% off!! Madewell, Free People, Baublebar, Rebecca Minkoff…seriously, SO many goodies on major markdown! Scoot on over to Nordstrom to shop must-haves for summer and shop my selects above. (…Those sandals? So darn cute! Also loving all the tops/dresses that are perfect warm weather staples…).
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TOPS

SHOES

DRESSES

ACCESSORIES


5 Favorites: Gingham For Summer

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-gingham-mini-skirt-bandana-madewell-white-button-up-courier-topThe one print that just screams summer: Gingham! My love for stripes is pretty darn fierce, but once those summer months approach, I find myself gravitating towards all things gingham. Skirts, tops, swimsuits, shoes…you name it, if it comes in this darling print, I probably have it in my shopping cart or on my wish list! Excited to share 5 favorite gingham pieces to kick your summer wardrobe into high gear…

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SKIRT (wearing size US4) / TOP (wearing size XS) / BANDANA


Striped Midi Wrap-Dress

Ohh this darling little wrap dress! (Insert three heart eye emojis here). Midi length (always an ultra feminine touch), stripes and the perfect cinched wrap waist. Top it all off with a denim jacket and some lace-up heels…yes, please!
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dress – BILLABONG (if sold out, also available HERE) / jacket – LEVIS / shoes – similar SPLENDID / handbag – CHLOE / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS

SHOP SUMMER WRAP DRESSES


The Perfect Summer Backpack

Hey friends and happy Monday! Hope y’all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. 🙂 I shot this post last week and have been dying to get it up ever since…the reason? How CUTE is this backpack?! As we stroll into summer, a chic backpack is the perfect fashion-forward handbag-hybrid…oh, and it’s a practical pick, too! This thing is not only swoon-worthy, but it’s seriously spacious…and I’m all about that! From work to play to travel, this beautiful backpack by Brahmin is the ultimate accessory.

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backpack – c.o. BRAHMIN / top – PLEIONE / jeans – LEVIS / shoes – SOLUDOS / earrings – c.o. BAUBLEBAR / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS

SHOP MY BRAHMIN SOUTHCOAST FAVORITES

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


Instagram Roundup: May 19, 2017

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-may-spring-summer-instagram-roundupHappy weekend! Keeping it short and sweet with an Instagram roundup (I know, I know…it’s been a while since one of these!) featuring over 20 looks you may have missed. Time to stock up on some extra cute spring-to-summer essentials…pretty tops, cute shoes, fun accessories…I’ve got you covered! 😉 Happy shopping, gals! Ps. If you have sizing questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you asap.

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Weekly Chat: Quick Glimpse At Our New House!

Hello friends! I am pretty darn excited to share a little peek into our new home today! These are all iPhone snaps…and yes, I definitely took these with the intention of sending them to mom and not posting on my blog haha. Buuut after so much wonderful feedback on my Instagram Stories last night (I did a mini-before/after progress report), I figured it would be super fun to document our house little by little. I’ll be posting full room reveals as we get things together (lots of fun ideas!), so stay tuned for those over the next few months (…err, year? No pressure, right?! 😉 ).

Disclaimer: we are still living in a state of empty boxes (like…everywhere, ah!), piles of things to put away (…that’s what the weekend is for, right?) and of course, lots of open space that will be filled in time (I know, I know, those bookshelves above are lookin’ scarce!). All that said – we are having SO much fun settling in and it still feels surreal that this precious house is our very own. Blake and I are so grateful to have found this gem and even though not a single room is complete at the moment, we still sit in bed with coffee each morning and look around in awe. Needless to say, we are loving every second in our new space! Sooo….without further adieu, here we go!

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Knot-Front Linen Top

Ohh my heart…how stinkin’ cute is this knot-front top?!Anthropologie never seems to fail me! SO darling with a couple of gorgeous braided accessories, like my handbag (#swoon!) and new sandals. Classy, summery, comfy…quite the combination if you ask me! 😉

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shoes – c.o. ANTHROPOLOGIE / top – c.o. ANTHROPOLOGIE / jeans – EXPRESS / handbag – c.o. BRAHMIN / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS

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