6 Shoes I’ll Be Wearing All Summer

livvland-blog-olivia-watson-best-summer-sandals-any-occasion-fashion-illustration**Artwork by Kimberlee

As you have probably gathered…I have a strong affinity for tan, brown, dark brown, light brown – aaaall the browns on the color spectrum – shoes. I try my hardest to branch out and put the black pair in my shopping cart, but just before I click “confirm payment” my heartstrings are pulled and I’ve swapped the black woven mules for the brown pair. Immediately, I feel relief. 😉 (Anyone else try to push their “style boundaries” only to run back to your ‘ol reliables? That’s me, all day long!). I know I’m like a broken record about this color, whether it’s for shoes or handbags, but I really just love the warm tones and how a pair of perfect brown/tan/cognac (whatever the word!) adds such an approachable and casual feel to an outfit. Sometimes black can seem too harsh or severe when I’m slipping on my shoes with an outfit, but my trusty brown shoe collection feels less intense and more “me.” If you follow me on the ‘gram, you’ve likely seen quite a few of these kicks before, but I figured a summer shoes roundup was in order to properly give them the spotlight they deserve! 😉 From a summer wedding, to a baby shower, to a date or even a grocery run – these shoes can do it all!

Sharing six ways to wear these fab shoes below…

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1 MADEWELL ANKLE WRAP SANDALS / 2 MARC FISHER WEDGES / 3 FREE PEOPLE SANDALS / 4 STEVE MADDEN BLOCK HEELS / 5 FORTRESS OF INCA HEELS / 6 JEFFREY CAMPBELL WOVEN MULES


Roundup: Best Weekend Sales

livvyland-blog-best-memorial-day-weekend-sales-where-to-shop**Illustration by Kimberlee Watson

Hope y’all are having a wonderful long weekend! Blake and I have been busy spending time with family (my dad was in town this weekend, hooray!) and watching aaaall the crazy basketball playoff games. Tonight’s another big one (…eek! Obvs I’m putting all my positive juju towards the Houston Rockets!), and while we watch, I’ll be putting my multitasking skills to the test as I online shop all of the AMAZING weekend sales. (…True story: I’m a pro by now 😉 ). We don’t have cable, otherwise I would 100% be flipping back and forth between The Bachelor season premiere (…although Blake might be fighting me for the remote haha). I did some sale research this afternoon and rounded up my favorites from a few of my go-to retailers… enjoy some summer shopping, gals!

URBAN OUTFITTERS – EXTRA 30% OFF ALL SALE ITEMS 

J. CREW – 40% OFF YOUR PURCHASE & FREE SHIPPING (use code GETAWAY)

MADEWELL – 20% OFF DRESSES (use code PRETTYPLEASE)

ANTHROPOLOGIE – EXTRA 40% OFF SALE ITEMS

BACKCOUNTRY – UP TO 50% OFF SALE + 20% OFF ONE FULL PRICED ITEM

NET-A-PORTER – UP TO 50% OFF SELECT ITEMS (omg designer handbags!)


Where To Find Straw Handbags

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Ohh those darling straw/wicker/rattan (whatever you want to call it 😉 ) basket bags we keep seeing pop up on Pinterest and our Instagram feeds! They are feminine, a fun handbag change for these warmer months ahead and make for the perfect addition to any look, for any occasion (love that seashell clutch for a beach wedding!). I have a few rattan bags on rotation (you know the ones: see here & here), and I’ve scoured the Internet to pick a few more fabulous finds for y’all. Let’s get to it!

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ONE / TWO / THREE / FOUR / FIVE / SIX

SHOP MORE STYLES


Weekend Sale Picks

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-shopbop-buy-more-save-more-sale-favorite-what-to-buy-shop…It’s that time of year again (…and today’s the last day!)…The Buy More Save More event at Shopbop is happening now and things are going quick! I scoured the site to pick out my favorite pieces (that won’t break the bank) to have you walking into spring in s-t-y-l-e. My personal favorites are this striped one-piece and that darling denim jumpsuit…swoon! Grab a glass of vino (#weekend) and enjoy an online shopping spree. Happy Saturday, loves! XO

MARA HOFFMAN GINGHAM BIKINI / MADEWELL ROUND HANDBAG / MADEWELL SLINGBACK FLATS / SPLENDID BLUSH SANDALS / BRIXTON STRAW FEDORA / DENIM JUMPSUIT / LEVI’S 501 HIGH RISE JEANS / SOLUDOS CIAO BELLA ESPADRILLES / MADEWELL MINI BACKPACK / SOLID & STRIPES ONE PIECE / STRUCTURED STRAW HANDBAG / BUSTIER TANK TOP


My Valentine’s Day Top Picks

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What’s on your Valentine’s Day wish list? Jewelry, candles, a silk pillowcase perhaps? (Psst, this pillowcase has amazing reviews and that color is TOO cute!). Blake and I generally keep things pretty simple to celebrate the day – we get each other a sweet gift and card, then make dinner together and cuddle up to a movie at home. He has never been one to love the gift shopping experience, so I make it extra easy and send him a few options (…and he does the same for me). At the top of my list? …Well, really any of these gorgeous goodies listed above! I’ve been eyeing that pretty necklace (#2) for over a year now, though…hey Blake, hint hint! 😉

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1 – SEZANE TIGER HANDBAG / 2 – MISSOMA NECKLACE / 3 – SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE / 4 – URBAN OUTFITTERS JUMPER / 5 – SEZANE SNEAKERS / 6 – RATTAN HANDBAG / 7 – ZOE CHICCO DIAMOND EARRINGS / 8 – VOLUSPA CANDLE

 


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!

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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!)

SHOP MORE SALES!

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!)


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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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!


15 Favorites Still Available In The NSale

Hey ladies! Currently writing this post from the cutest little coffeehouse in Edinburgh, Scotland (the spot is called Brew Lab if you’re interested – it’s adorable!). Blake and I woke up early to soak up the final day of our European/UK getaway and we decided to get in some quality internet time this AM, ha! Seriously…we never appreciated having good internet access until it was basically nonexistent for the past two weeks…feels SO good to sip my cappuccino, eat a donut (ya know how vacay goes…gotta indulge!) and do some internet perusing. And of cooourse that led me to scope out what’s left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Thus, sharing 15 items that I either own and loooove or currently have on my wish list once I return home. Enjoy, XOXO!

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Ps. Items are selling like hot cakes…If you are on the fence about something, I recommend ordering now and if all else fails, return later (just to make sure you get it before it’s gone!). Nordies = free returns + free shipping…aka no guilt shopping! 😉


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access!

It’s HERE! The public portion of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has finally arrived and oooh girls are the deals still ahh-mazing! (Public Access = you don’t have to have a Nordstrom card to shop the sale). Given that the “early access” week had items selling out quick, I scoured the rest of the sale to bring you THE best of the best. (Well…in my opinion, that is! 😉 ). Time to stock up on gorgeous jackets (moto, drape-front, leather – you name it, it’s in the sale and SO CUTE + affordable!), cozy sweaters, loungewear, jeans, shoes and of course, handbags. I’m pretty sure I spent about half my bank account on this sale (oops! Oh well, I’ll be so proud of myself come fall, ha!), sooo all I have to say is – enjoy, and may the Nordies forces be with you!

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SHOP JACKETS

SHOP SWEATERS

SHOP DRESSES 

SHOP JEANS & LEGGINGS

SHOP SHOES

SHOP ACCESSORIES


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access!

Christmas in July has arrived! 😉 Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Today is the first day of Early Access (which means only Nordstrom credit/debit card holders have access to all the new products at suuuuper sale prices – trust me, it’s worth getting a card for + super easy to sign up online!!) and I am SO excited to share my favorite picks from the sale!

The Anniversary Sale features brand new fall pieces from all our favorite brands, but for crazy low prices…it’s kind of a big deal and THE perfect time to stock up on light layers (…y’all, that striped top is $18!), fall kicks (I bought the slides & peep toe booties above), jackets (BlankNYC vegan leather jacket for under $65…yaaaas!) and of course some summer-to-fall dresses that can be worn with sandals or heels now and booties or OTK boots in the fall.

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SHOP TOPS & DRESSES

SHOP SWEATERS & JACKETS

SHOP SHOES

SHOP ACCESSORIES