Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cropped Sweater

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-teal-cropped-sweater-tassel-slides-2Hey ladies – how’s your week going? It’s been a whirlwind over here…can’t believe it’s already Thursday! Today Blake and I are headed to NYC for a few days with the Home Depot team – they’re partnering with Domino Magazine to host a pop-up shop opening in Soho…we are so excited to meet the HD team and enjoy the event! Will feel kind of weird to be without Watson for so long (…he’s in good hands, his grandma is watching him), we’ve both become so used to having a puppy by our feet at all times haha. However, we’re excited to enjoy a short and sweet getaway for just the two of us! Feel free to follow along over on my Instagram and IG stories this week…should be a fun one!

In other news, our Texas winter is back in full force this week…which means a beautiful, crisp 70 degrees out…ha! Perfect for a cropped sweater (…how magical is this color?! I keep referring to it as my “mermaid sweater”), relaxed denim and some casual slides…
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sweater – URBAN OUTFITTERS / jeans – LEVI’S / shoes – similar SAM EDELMAN (mine are old!) / handbag – MADEWELL

Spreading Holiday Cheer

As we inch closer to December, I’m getting a head start on my holiday gifting list! Between my family (…baby of five siblings over here…aka, lots of people to shop for!) and Blake’s giant fam…we have our work cut out for us when it comes to finding those perfect gifts for our family and friends. Starting early is a good way for me to stay composed (…anyone else tend to get stressed out during the holiday season?) and be extra thoughtful about what to scoop up for each person. My happy place for this activity is sipping a hot chai latte and perusing some of my favorite sites…which is where ModCloth saves the day when it comes to cute, quirky and fun gift ideas!
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A big thank you to ModCloth for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Chenille Cardigan

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-burnt-orange-chenille-cardigan-urban-outfitters-1-2livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-burnt-orange-chenille-cardigan-urban-outfitters-taupe-ankle-booties-2-2When Austin weather decides to go from winter to warmer temps within a day (gah! The struggle to get dressed each day, ha), reaching for a soft tee and an ultra cozy cardigan is always a good idea. Y’all know I’m a sucker for a casual look you can wear all day, everyday – and this outfit is no exception! I am not normally one to go for the orange color option (this cardigan also comes in a white), but given my city (and alma mater), I figured a little burnt orange was a solid color to add to my cardigan assortment…and I gotta say, I’m definitely into it!
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cardigan – URBAN OUTFITTERS / tee – URBAN OUTFITTERS / jeans – LEVI’S / shoes – TREASURE & BOND

Best Cyber Monday Deals

The sales just keeeeep coming this week! I am such a fan of crossing of my gift-giving to-do’s on Cyber Monday…SO many amazing sales right now! J.Crew is offering 50% off (until noon, then it’s 40% off site-wide), extra 20% off sale at Nordstrom, up to 75% off at Revolve…so many home decor shops…soooo let’s get to it!

**Scroll over images above and click to shop!

J.CREW: 50% off site-wide (back to 40% off at noon)

NORDSTROM: extra 20% off sale

WEST ELM: up to 70% off

LULU & GEORGIA: 20% off site-wide

REVOLVE: up to 75% off

BACKCOUNTRY: Up 50% off select brands (Patagonia AND North Face, wahoo!)


WAYFAIR: up to 80% off
MADEWELL: 25% off site-wide
ANTHROPOLOGIE: 20% off full-priced items
URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy more save more ($50 off a purchase of $150!)

The Sweetest Gift Idea

Hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend! If you follow me on IG, you may have seen me post on my Stories about THE sweetest gift to give (…and receive!)…a custom watercolor home portrait. If you’re on the lookout for something more sentimental and personal this year for your loved ones, I can’t recommend ordering one of these beautiful pieces of artwork enough. Parents, grandparents, new home owners…you name it, I assure you when they open this one up their hearts will be full and their eyes will likely be a little watery, ha! (…At least mine certainly were!). Sharing more details on these beautiful paintings below…

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

Cozy Winter Boots

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-ugg-koolabura-snow-shoes-warm-winter-boots-8After spending a week in Iceland, if there’s one thing I learned is worth the investment, it’s most definitely warm, winter boots! From experience, frozen toes are NO fun (…true story: you could find me sitting shotgun with my feet on the dash, heat blowing full blast haha ah!). That said, as we inch closer to winter here in Austin and with a few NYC trips planned in the weeks to come, I was so excited to scoop up a pair of Koolaburra by UGG boots! I grabbed a cozy blanket scarf, my go-to jacket and an ultra soft thermal to top off a casual, everyday (Texas) winter look. 😉

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

Best Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving, loves! I hope y’all are celebrating today with a big ‘ol plate of delicious food and some time with your loved ones! In the midst of family time, eating and eating some more, there are some seriously GREAT sales worth shopping today…this is truly my favorite day of the year to shop for Christmas gifts (…and splurge on a few must-haves for myself, too…those Stuart Weitzman OTK boots above…swoon!). Rounding up some of my favorites on major sale (like 25% off at Nordstrom!!), along with a list of retailers with awesome sales this weekend!

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day! XO
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**Scroll over images above & click to shop!

BACK COUNTRY – up to 50% off select brands (Patagonia!!)

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% off site-wide!

WEST ELM: Buy more save more (up to 30% off)

NORDSTROM: 25% off sale (up to 50% off!!)

SHOPBOP: Buy more save more (save up to 30%!)

REVOLVE: Up to 65% off!

Urban Outfitters Black Friday Sale! (BOGO 50% Off)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-barton-springs-road-chenille-blush-cardigan-stripes-fall-layers-coffee-date-outfit-idea-5Sharing a seriously FABULOUS early Black Friday sale with y’all today! Looks like there are quite a few retailers getting a head start on this major sale day (check back first thing tomorrow with my full roundup!), but I couldn’t help but feel compelled to share – Urban Outfitters is offering BOGO 50% off site-wide…hello AMAZING! Scoop up an oversize sweater for you (like the one I’ve got on in this post) and a cozy throw blanket for your sister, mom, and bff! UO is one of my very favorite places to shop for myself and for others (lots of great basics, fun coffee table books and mugs, too!), sooo grab your afternoon cup of joe and get to shoppin’! Sharing my outfit details & a few favorite must-haves below…

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sweater – URBAN OUTFITTERS / jeans – LEVIS (I sized up for a more relaxed fit!) / shoes – TREASURE & BOND / striped tee – BP



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.