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)

MORE PATAGONIA FAVORITES

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


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


On The Go

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-lole-6livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-lole-4I am thrilled to shed some spotlight on a brand that is sort of blowing my mind with just how comfortable EVERY single item is…from activewear to jeans, sweaters, pullovers and a whole lot more…Lolë has it ALL! (…and I am not even joking when I tell you I am wearing those same jeans – seen above – as I write this blog entry, ha! Sign of a VERY good pair of pants!).
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A big thank you to Lole for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


All In The Details

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-7-brand-black-jeans-sanctuary-cold-shoulder-sweater-baker-boy-hat-5Hello there! How’s your week going? I’ve been a busy bee in New York City for the last five days…it was a whirlwind but SO fun! NYC during the holidays truly is as magical as it looks in the movies (…clearly I had high expectations over here, ha) and it was quite incredible to experience. Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue window displays (swoon!), Union Square holiday market, sipping hot chocolate all bundled up in coats and scarves…yep, definitely not my typical Texas winter and I enjoyed every second. Aaaand as sad as I am to leave my best friends and the fabulous NYC energy, I am very much looking forward to some hubby and Watson cuddles asap when I get back to Austin!
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jeans – 7 FOR ALL MANKIND (run big, order a full size down) / sweater – SANCTUARY CLOTHING / boots – FRYE (similar HERE) / hat – BRIXTON

A big thank you to 7 For All Mankind for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


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

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-gift-guide-modcloth-holiday-present-ideas-mantel-decor-8livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-gift-guide-modcloth-holiday-present-ideas-mantel-decor-6
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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BOTTLE TOPPERS / BEANIE (just $25) / PLAID SCARF ($19!) / SWEATER / BAR BOOK

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


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.


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

SHOP MORE UO COZY FAVORITES

PSST…THESE ARE GREAT GIFT IDEAS!


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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PAJAMAS / SLIPPERS

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