The Great Outdoors

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-backcountry-patagonia-better-sweater-jacket-sorel-hiking-boots-yeti-rambler-bottle-hiking-outfit-6livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-backcountry-patagonia-better-sweater-jacket-sorel-hiking-boots-yeti-rambler-bottle-hiking-outfit-4Can y’all believe we’re flying through January?! I’ve been in nesting mode preparing for Baby P’s arrival, which means lots of time spent indoors tending to everything nursery related! Truth be told, forcing myself to stop and get outside has been SUCH a welcome part of my day. Y’all know I go on a daily walk, but with all the rain that has hit Austin recently, Blake and I were itching to get over to Barton Creek and see the flowing water, soak in the colorful foliage and enjoy some time together in nature…

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At 36 weeks pregnant, there’s not a whole lot I am excited to wear these days…unless it’s comfort above anything else, you will not find me putting it on! Which is why I loooove this head to toe outfit from Backcountry. This Patagonia jacket is so warm and I love the color (wearing a medium) and those Sorel boots are perfect for hiking through mud and water. They’re proper winter duck boots, so they’re waterproof and made with a rubber shell that provides great traction. I have become a major fan of Sorel over the last couple of years and really stand by their products. After reading reviews online, I ordered a half size up from my regular size…they run small, especially if you plan on wearing thicker socks.

Backcountry is a retailer I can always trust to have amazing products (…and they sell the best outdoor brands like Patagonia, Pendleton, YETI, North Face, Birkenstock…), and it gets better because their customer service is seriously outstanding. You’ve likely noticed that I’ve partnered with Backcountry for a while on my blog – every time I get the chance to sing their praises, I am always thrilled to do so! I’m such a big fan of this retailer (…and by the looks of it on my blog and social media, y’all are, too!).

Sharing my outfit details below, hope y’all enjoyed this one! XO


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


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