Monthly Archives: November 2017

Happy Friendsgiving!

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-zilkr-condo-loot-vintage-friendsgiving-tablescape-table-setup-idea-10The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun! On Friday I had the pleasure of hosting my very first “Friendsgiving,” …and it was SO fun! Eight friends, a beautiful table setup and a fabulous setting thanks to Zilkr On The Park Condos who let us borrow a condominium for the day…(with a gorgeous view overlooking Zilker Park!). Watson even made an appearance ;)…(and tried to eat everything in sight haha ah!). Spilling the details on our tablescape and a behind the scenes look at the shindig and condo space!
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Our New Normal

Happy weekend, gals! There’s a new normal around here…and it involves that little dude, Watson! Being a first time puppy mom has pretty much flipped my world upside down (that is a very true statement…literally everything on the floor is now moved up high haha)…lack of sleep, minimal time with my computer tending to emails, serious mom guilt when I leave the house, a lot more dinners at home rather than leisurely restaurant visits…However: life at home feels so much more enriched, I am not taking things as seriously (…that email can hold off an hour or two!), I laugh at a ton (…puppies are SO adorable and hilarious!) and above all, our house feels so much more like a “lived in” home. Blake and I are so happy to have Watson in our little family!

Adjusting to life with a puppy means spending more quality time at home…hot coffee in my hand (and a squeaky toy in the other hand!), cozy slippers on my feet and a cute pair of pajamas. A comfy and adorable pair of PJs can make me feel “beautiful” even when I got four hours of sleep and feel like a walking zombie, ha!
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A big thank you to Bloomingdales for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Fall Color Palette

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-fall-orange-slouchy-sweater-black-skinny-jeans-outfit-boho-fall-idea-1Hey there friends! Pardon the radio silence over here – I spent the past week in Iceland working on a travel collaboration (can’t wait to share the full wrap-up in two weeks!), and thus, tending to blog content took a bit of a backseat. I am so happy to be home and settled back into my routine…coffee in bed, puppy cuddles, blog photo shoots…you know, the usual around here! Feeling so grateful for all of the travel opportunities this year has brought – and coming home to my husband and Watson makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Life is very sweet right now and I am counting every single blessing!

On a non-sappy note (…as I’ve mentioned before, I’m never one for a smooth transition, ha!), it’s been a while since I’ve shared an outfit post, and today I’m excited to give y’all the scoop on the cutest rust colored, bell sleeve sweater (budget friendly, yayyy!) paired with black accessories. Big fan of this look sooo let’s get to it!

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sweater – BP / jeans – ARTICLES OF SOCIETY / shoes – SEYCHELLES / handbag – similar KATE SPADE / hat – NORDSTROM / sunglasses – similar POLAROID

Closet Staple: Utility Jacket

Any other utility jacket fans out there? It is truly the jacket I wear the most every fall…that gorgeous army green color, the casual, put together shape, and I love that it’s light weight yet warm enough to make for the perfect outer layer! I am a serious sucker for fleet jackets and this one in particular is hands down my go-to. Sharing 3 reasons why you should add one to your fall wardrobe…so let’s get to it! 😉
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jacket – MADEWELL / shoes – similar SPLENDID (on sale!) / top – MADEWELL / sunglasses – CELINE / hat – BRIXTON / handbag – MADEWELL / jeans – MADEWELL (order a size down, they run big)

Cozy Mornings At Home

Happy Sunday, ladies! How is your weekend going? If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that yesterday was a BIG day for me and Blake…we got a dog!!! His name is Watson and he’s an 8 week old Aussie Labradoodle…and we are so in love! We have been patiently waiting for him to be ours (…that’s the “big news” I’ve hinted at in my recent posts), and we were finally able to bring him home and join our little family. (Psst…here’s a glimpse at the sweet angel in case you want to see!).

In other news, cozy mornings at home have always been big in our abode…and now with a pup in tow, enjoying time at home is even more important! While most of the time I am admittedly wearing a mismatching oversized tee and sweatpants that I have likely had since high school (attachment issues, ya know? haha), there are certain days and nights where I want to feel extra beautiful and wear a pretty chemise (omg this thing is the softest piece of lingerie EVER!) and layer up with a cozy cardigan (one of my favorites over the past couple of years) and some ultra plush slippers. Today I’m excited to partner with Nordstrom and share the details on this perfect sexy yet classy and oh so cozy look!
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chemise – NATORI / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / slippers – UGG

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

Saltwater Duck Boots

Cooler temps, fall foliage, cozy layers and the perfect pair of waterproof boots! I don’t know about y’all, but I am welcoming both November and autumn with open arms and some new shoes… 😉 As I map out my fall travels (…Iceland and NYC next week, eek!), I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of wet weather boots to keep me warm, dry and allow for plenty of adventure & exploring. Though Austin climate is fairly tame, having a pair of rain boots handy is always a good idea – I’m excited to partner with Sperry and style a pair of their seriously AWESOME Saltwater Duck Boots!

PS. Sperry & I are hosting a giveaway on my IG account (right now!!) where you AND a friend could WIN a pair of these adorable boots! Follow me on Instagram and follow the simple directions in this post to enter! (Official rules of entry here). Good luck!

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shoes – SPERRY (fit TTS) / jeans – DL1961 (fit TTS) / plaid top – BP (wearing XS) / vest – PATAGONIA (wearing small) / socks – TREASURE & BOND

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