Monthly Archives: June 2017

Weekend Style: Two Ways To Wear White Denim Shorts

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m super excited about today’s post because I’m partnering with PacSun to share TWO adorable ways to style white denim shorts! With summer in full swing and back-to-school style on the horizon, I’m featuring a couple of weekend-wear looks to get you through the summer heat and beyond. Did I mention my shorts & top are “buy one get one 50% off?” Yep. You need these – they’re amazing and SO COMFY & CUTE. (…And worthy of all caps, apparently! 😉 ).

Psst…PacSun is running a BOGO Half Off Sale on a TON of tops/shorts/dresses, definitely check out the sale here!

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FIRST LOOK:
LA HEARTS EMBROIDERED TOP / WHITE DENIM SHORTS / VANS OFF-WHITE SNEAKERS

SECOND LOOK:
VANS STRIPED TANK / WHITE DENIM SHORTS

A big thank you to PacSun for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.


Weekly Chat: How To Start A Blog (In 9 Simple Steps)

how-to-start-a-blog-in-9-simple-steps-1Alrighty gals! This post has been a long time coming and I received so many awesome questions from y’all over the past week – excited to get down to the nitty gritty and share how to start a blog!

I am very fortunate to have Blake as my web developer and site designer (thanks my darlin’!), so I asked him to provide some feedback on a few bullet points that will help get you started in everything from buying a domain name to figuring out the aesthetic and layout you want your blog to have. As always, if you have any further lingering questions, please comment below!

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5 Favorites: Button Up Shirts

livvyland-blog-best-button-up-shirts-gingham-madewell-circle-wicker-straw-bag-1Sooo…clearly I’ve got a thing for button up shirts. They’re timeless, classy, easy to style (front-tuck into jeans or full-tuck into shorts with a tan leather belt) and always have that effortlessly pulled together feel. That’s a win in my book – and a closet staple that you can wear for years to come!

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Record Player Nook

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-urban-outfitters-record-player-nook-room-setup-holder-interior-boho-style-levis-wedgie-shorts-6Hello and welcome on into one of my favorite corners of our new house – the record player nook! Grab your coffee, put on your favorite tunes (I had Bob Marley on for this one) and enjoy a glimpse at our sweet little bohemian sanctuary.

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TOP c.o. / SHORTS (fit TTS) / BLACK HAT / TAN HAT / BRACELET

CROSLEY RECORD PLAYER c.o. / CROSLEY SPEAKER c.o. / RECORD STAND / HALF MOON PLANTER c.o. / SMALL GEOMETRIC PLANTERS c.o. / MACRAME WALL HANGING similar c.o. / MUSTARD THROW PILLOW c.o. / TRIBAL PRINT THROW PILLOW c.o. / RUG


Summer Overall Obsession (And 50% Off Sale!)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-black-short-overalls-abercrombie-everlane-black-pointed-toe-flats-summer-outfit-jos-coffee-second-street-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-1Aaaand my love for overalls (…er, “shortalls”..) continues with this stinkin’ adorable black pair. I didn’t know I could love a 90s trend so much in 2017, but seriously, I never want to take these off. When this pair arrived in the mail last week, I am not even joking when I tell you that I wore these overalls three days in a row. They are SO. COMFY. You can rock them with flats, sneakers, sandals…you name it, they look awesome and just bring out the happy vibes! My sister and I did a little shopping on Second Street last week and stopped into Jo’s Coffeehouse for a yummy Iced Turbo on the patio (hazelnut, iced coffee, sweetened milk…mouth watering as I type this haha), I brought my camera along and she rocked at snapping some outfit pics while we cooled off!

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OVERALLS / TOP / FLATS / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES / HAT (similar)

SHOP MORE SUMMER FAVORITES

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


Gingham Mini Skirt

As promised on my Instagram feed, I’m finally sharing the details to this ahh-dorable gingham mini skirt! Keeping it extra short and sweet tonight (headed out to grab a drink and watch the playoffs game!), but wanted to be sure and spill the details on this look. 🙂
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skirt – TOPSHOP (wearing size US6 – runs small!) / top – MADEWELL (wearing size small) / bandana – BP (on sale for $5!) / shoes – SEYCHELLES / sunglasses – CELINE similar TS.2


Weekly Chat: 3 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Blogger (And What I Learned Along The Way)

forget-the-mistake-remember-the-lessonHello there! First off, my apologies for the delay in getting up my Weekly Chat posts these last couple of weeks – it has been tough to make time to really sit down and write something more heartfelt lately. I feel like I can bump out outfit posts quite fast, but these Weekly Chats take some deeper thought and deserve my undivided attention. Thus, during hectic weeks when our house is upside down and the to-do list in my agenda is overflowing, stepping out to a coffeehouse for a little “me time” and some writing therapy seems to be an impossible (or rather, anxiety-filled) task. However, I did title these entries “weekly” chats for a reason…and I promise I am doing the very best I can to get one up every week! They’re my favorite posts to write, I just don’t want to give 50% and hit publish for the sake of getting a post up…I’d rather hold back until I can really commit and produce something I’m proud of and post about a topic that my readers will learn from or appreciate in some way.

When thinking about what blogging knowledge I have that could potentially help someone starting out or even in the thick of the industry, the thing that came to mind was to share a few learning experiences I’ve had as a blogger. Today is actually my three-year blog-iversary (wow, so crazy how time flies!), and after reflecting on how wonderful (and tumultuous at times) this “journey” (gah, The Bachelor terminology is really rubbing off on me…) has been, I thought of a few mistakes (…er, “learning experiences”) to share that will hopefully keep you from running into similar instances and give you some fresh food for thought!

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Orange & Pink Halter Dress

Hey gals! How’s your week going? It’s been a busy one in our abode (y’all…this place if finally coming together, ha! Phewwww…furnishing a house is no joke!) and I am very much looking forward to the weekend. We’ve got zero plans and that is exactly how I hope it stays haha. Perhaps Blake and I can sneak away from yard work and indoor plant shopping (…#adulting?) for a cocktail on some cute restaurant patio…and bonus points if I can rock this adorable dress and handbag combo!
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dress – ANTHROPOLOGIE / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – LA CANADIENNE / sunglasses – SHOPBOP / earrings – BAUBLEBAR


5 Favorites: Tan Leather Handbags

As y’all know, tan (or cognac) is my go-to color when it comes to handbags. It’s such a warm, inviting color that feels casual yet put together and chic. From cross-body bags, to totes and clutches, I am pretty sure 90% of my handbag shelf is this color, ha! But hey, when you find the thing that feels really “you” when it comes to getting dressed each day, embrace it and spread the goodness around! Thus, today I’m sharing 5 favorite tan leather handbags that I am completely enamored with! (…And one bonus that I am saving all my pennies for, too, ha!).

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Lace Top & Cutoff Shorts

Hello, summer! Cutoff shorts, a pretty lace tank, the cutest summer flats and of course, a little iced coffee to cool me down! Spilling the details on this casual, everyday look…

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top – HINGE / shorts – REVOLVE / handbag – MADEWELL / sunglasses – SHOPBOP / shoes – SEYCHELLES / belt – MADEWELL / scarf – MADEWELL

SHOP MORE SUMMER LOOKS