Black, White & Camel

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-j-crew-camel-winter-coat-striped-turtleneck-mid-calf-ankle-booties-1The color combination that always has me swooning: camel (#1), black and white (…preferably in striped form…). I am a firm believer that investing in timeless neutrals is always a great idea – and each of these pieces can be styled in various ways and worn for years to come! Also – did you notice I changed my hair color? Was feeling the itch for a big change, but am reaaaaally trying to grow it out again (…that struggle is real!). I am loving the darker color – excited to let the sun work it’s magic and bring out some honey highlights while I visit Australia next week, too. Going for the “sunkissed brunette” look after a few washes and some quality time at the beach!

Buuut back to this look…as it is currently 24 degrees and snowing in Austin today…coat weather, it is!

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I don’t often stray from my “this feels very me” shopping mentality, but when I saw these boots online I knew I had to give them a try – and I am so thankful I did, they are GORGEOUS! I’d usually reach for a chelsea ankle boot but I’ve seen this high-rise version styled beautifully by so many ladies on IG and Pinterest that I finally bit the bullet. They run true to size and trust me, they are fabulous.

For size reference, I am wearing a 0 in the J. Crew coat (I ordered a 0 & 2 and the 0 fit best) and a 24 in the Madewell denim (they run a little big, order a size down. The 9 inch rise is my favorite, so flattering!).

How’s your week going, thus far? As I mentioned before, I am headed to Australia on Sunday with my best friend, Elissa. It’s my final month as her Delta “companion” (aka free flights one last time! She’s a flight attendant), so we’re going out with a bang. This week I am getting ahead on blog posts so that I can leisurely sip wine at the beach…let the countdown begin!

Wishing you a wonderful (and warm!) Tuesday. XO

**Photos by Anna Szczekutowicz Photography

coat – J. CREW / jeans – MADEWELL / shoes – SAM EDELMAN / handbag – similar KATE SPADE (mine is old Valentino) / turtleneck – MADEWELL

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


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