Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cold-Brew Holiday Drink

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-chameleon-cold-brew-hot-latte-eggnog-holiday-drink-recipe-5 ‘Tis the season to stay in, cozy up on the couch and add a little holiday cheer to your everyday coffee drink! Living in Austin means our winters can go from 30 to 80 degrees within days…which is why it’s nice to have a pack of Chameleon Cold-Brew Pods on hand. Brew your own cold-brew organic coffee (which is delicious and SO easy to do!), or heat the cold-brew and add in a little steamed milk (…and some eggnog, mmm) then sprinkle a dash of cinnamon sugar over it and voila, you’ve just hit home barista status! 😉

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Crop Flare Jeans

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-crop-flare-jeans-leather-jacket-neck-scarf-bandana-untuck-it-white-top-7 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-crop-flare-jeans-leather-jacket-neck-scarf-bandana-untuck-it-white-top-4Hello there! How’s your week going? I’ve been a busy bee around here finishing up my last projects of 2017. I’ve got one final collaboration in the works and am excited to share that before the new year! It’s so crazy how quickly 2017 flew by…and I don’t know about you, but I sure am looking forward to a fresh start in 2018. Always love that “new beginnings” feeling.

A trend I’d been excited to try in 2017 (…that I’ll definitely be taking into the new year, I love it so much!) is crop flare denim. Fashion forward, comfortable and a relaxed silhouette that can easily be dressed up or down.

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jeans – URBAN OUTFITTERS / top – similar J. CREW / jacket – TROUVE / shoes – FORTRESS OF INCA / neck bandana – MADEWELL

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Dreamy Knit

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-white-knit-sweater-rag-bone-crop-flare-black-jeans-gucci-loafers-9
livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-white-knit-sweater-rag-bone-crop-flare-black-jeans-gucci-loafers-2The color combo that’s always in style: black & white. In 2017 one of my small wardrobe goals was to incorporate more black pieces into my outfits…and I am excited to say that by late December I finally feel comfortable in (and actually gravitate towards) it when getting dressed these days! (…Which is a big deal considering my serious obsession with tan everything!).
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sweater – URBAN OUTFITTERS / jeans – RAG & BONE (similar lower priced option HERE) / handbag – SEZANE / shoes – GUCCI (similar lower priced option HERE)

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Printed Wrap Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-urban-outfitters-wrap-dress-sezane-leather-jacket-fall-outfit-idea-8     livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-urban-outfitters-wrap-dress-sezane-leather-jacket-fall-outfit-idea-6Ohh this wrap dress with a leather jacket – I kind of died a bit when I put the two together, it is truly a showstopper combination! As we inch closer to the holidays, I’m excited to have my friends back in Austin…which means lots of dinners, cocktail hours around town (…and lots of excuses to rock some adorable outfits! 😉 ).
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dress – URBAN OUTFITTERS / jacket – SEZANE / handbag – FURLA / scarf – MADEWELL / shoes – old FRYE (similar option HERE) / sunglasses – CELINE (Baby Marta version)

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Cozy Holidays at Home

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-ugg-slippers-cozy-morning-home-kate-spade-striped-pajamas-3
livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-ugg-slippers-cozy-morning-home-kate-spade-striped-pajamas-7Come on in and cozy up! The countdown to Christmas is just days away (…not going to worry about that lengthy holiday shopping list I still have to get to…haha ah!), and what’s more relaxing than throwing on some ultra soft pajamas, plush slippers and sipping coffee while surrounded by holiday decor with some Christmas tunes in the background? Sounds like my kinda r&r!
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pajamas – KATE SPADE / shoes – UGG / knit blanket – UGG / candle – VOLUSPA

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


Levi’s 501 Jeans

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mozarts-coffee-roasters-striped-tee-marsala-clay-chunky-knit-sweater-levis-501-jeans-outfit-2
livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mozarts-coffee-roasters-striped-tee-marsala-clay-chunky-knit-sweater-levis-501-jeans-outfit-5A big trend this year and as we look ahead to 2018 is 100% cotton, no stretch denim. I say this often, but even with an overflowing jeans drawer, I tend to reach for the same two pairs of jeans (the ones in this post and these). While I love good pair of low-rise, extra stretchy skinnies for everyday running around, definitely the most flattering pair of denim I own are my Levi’s 501 skinny jeans. High rise, no stretch, classic denim – they really are the best! (…I’ve even noticed Blake tends to comment more on an outfit if I have these on, ha!).
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jeans – LEVI’S / sweater – ASTR (wearing XS) / striped tee – BP / shoes – SOLE SOCIETY / handbag – FURLA


Gift Idea: Coffee & a Classic

livvyland-crate-joy-coffee-classic-novel-dress-layered-sweater-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-7Introducing perhaps THE cutest gift idea I’ve ever come across…it’s called “Coffee & a Classic” by Cratejoy and truly…this is a thoughtful, precious gift for anyone…and especially those hard-to-shop-for / people-with-everything types! I am super selective when it comes to subscription-style gifting, but when I saw this one online I knew it would be a total win. If you know someone who likes to cozy up on the couch with a fresh cup and a good book, then this is for you!
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CRATE / DRESS (wearing XS) / SWEATER (wearing a small) / SHOES (similar, mine are old) / HANDBAG

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COFFEE & A CLASSIC / HIDEAWAY / COFFEE CLUB / PAUSE & UNWIND / YOGA LEGGINGS

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Holiday Party Ready

livvyland-river-island-blush-pink-jumpsuit-black-leather-jacket-holiday-party-nye-outfit-inspiration-ideas-8livvyland-river-island-blush-pink-jumpsuit-black-leather-jacket-holiday-party-nye-outfit-inspiration-ideas-10I know I know…we haven’t even reached Christmas yet and I am about to bring up New Years Eve…! BUT hear me out… Isn’t it always SO relieving to plan ahead and not be scrounging for something to wear? (…It’s also relieving not to make your house a total mess while doing so haha…I am definitely guilty of emptying my closet and shouting “I have nothing to wear!” five minutes before we have to leave…). Thus, to avoid a stressful “what should I wear?!” situation, I’ve got you covered with a classy outfit option (and a few more at the end of this post) featuring THE prettiest blush jumpsuit (…swoon!!) and a fabulous leather moto jacket. Let’s get to it!
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JUMPSUIT / JACKET / SHOES (similar) / HANDBAG (similar)

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Weatherproof

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-patagonia-puffer-down-jacket-weather-proof-iceland-what-to-pack-backcountry-2livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-patagonia-puffer-down-jacket-weather-proof-iceland-what-to-pack-backcountry-6Oh goodness…not sure I could be more excited to partner with Backcountry for today’s post! When thinking of an amazing, all encompassing outdoors retailer that has every brand under the sun…it is 100% Backcountry. With all the traveling I’ve been doing (…hello, beautiful Iceland in this post!), shopping for wintery clothing (and a weather resistant jacket, in particular) has been high on my list of wardrobe priorities. Though I live in Austin where it is generally quite warm, we actually had some snowfall last week and this jacket came in handy once again!

Fear not, I’ve got my full Iceland wrap-up post in the works for early January (…and editing these photos gave me all the nostalgia pangs…!), so be sure and check in for that one in weeks to come. 🙂 For now, let’s get to this wonderful, cozy and WARM (#necessary in Iceland haha) outfit!
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JACKET (more insulated option HERE) / BACKPACK / SHOES (similar) / BANDANA (similar) / HAT (similar)

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Grandpa Cardigan

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-grandpa-cardigan-button-up-high-rise-skinny-jeans-tan-leather-slides-fall-outfit-style-idea-1
livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-grandpa-cardigan-button-up-high-rise-skinny-jeans-tan-leather-slides-fall-outfit-style-idea-4Happy weekend, friends! I hope y’all had a wonderful week…between traveling, finishing up a few collaborations and spending some time brainstorming future LL posts (lots of good stuff in the works!!), I am looking forward to spending quality time with Blake and just enjoy being home! Saturday mornings are my favorite…hot coffee, pajamas, Watson cuddles…always good stuff to wake up to. We are also hoping to finish up our gallery wall in the family room this weekend – just need a few more frames and we should be good to go! Excited to share more home decor posts in 2018. 🙂

In the meantime, I’ve got a lot more style posts headed your way this month! Y’all know I’m a huge Madewell shopper (…literally every time I get paid I’m like, “Here you go Madewell, take it aaaaall!” haha), and there’s a reason this is one of my favorite brands. Classic, versatile, timeless, casual…basically all of my favorite fashion elements rolled into one. Ps. This is not a sponsored post, I am just such a major fan of the brand! Excited to share a few key pieces I’ve been wearing non-stop this season…

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TEE – FOREVER21 / jeans – MADEWELL / cardigan – MADEWELL / shoes -` FORTRESS OF INCA / sunglasses – RAY BAN