Cozy Cold Weather Gear

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-barton-creek-greenbelt-hike-lost-creek-backcountry-patagonia-snap-fleece-pullover-9 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-barton-creek-greenbelt-hike-lost-creek-backcountry-patagonia-snap-fleece-pullover-7This week has been rainy and cold…which means we’ve finally reached the fall season in Austin, ha! And while most days I’m not a huge fan of this combination (…dogs + rain = mud eeeverywhere in our house haha), this week was different because we totally embraced the crazy weather and it was maaagical. My sister and I spent an afternoon hiking down to Barton Creek (…the dogs stayed home haha). Mud, rain, cold wind…it was invigorating. We were both so happy! I know I say this all the time, but getting outside and spending time in nature really does revive the soul.

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PATAGONIA PULLOVER / PRANA LEGGINGS / SOREL BOOTIES / CARHARTT BEANIE / YETI TUMBLER


Thrifting with thredUP at JCPenney

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-thred-up-jc-penny-dooney-bourke-handbag-1Are you into thrift shopping? #Sponsored Lately, my sister and I have had so much fun scoping out the cool secondhand stores around Austin. thredUP has been an online thrift brand we’ve both shopped for years and when we found out they were opening shops in 30 select JCPenney’s nationwide, we were pretty pumped to find one in a south Austin store just minutes away from my house. Blake watched Jude for a couple of hours while we got enjoy a coffee date and some thrift shopping! Needless to say, it was an afternoon very well spent and we left with some awesome finds.

Sharing some snapshots from our visit and a try-on haul of what I left with!

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Finding Your Best Style

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-wrap-dress-trunk-club-review-1livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-madewell-olive-skinny-jeans-striped-sweater-trunk-club-review-1A question I get asked frequently is, “how do you find your personal style?” My answer is always: I wear what feels most “me.” Which means, I buy pieces that fit into my lifestyle and make me feel confident and beautiful. I am not a girl about town attending trendy events, so I don’t wear swanky dresses or glittery heels – they’re simply not practical or worth investing in for me. What I am though, is a mom on the go, enjoying coffee dates with my little man and Blake and more often than not, attending some sort of family event every weekend (football season, birthdays, fam dinners…there’s always something going on!). I want to look put together, feel comfortable in whatever I’m wearing and be able to style an outfit quick…time is limited these days!

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Best Fall Season Yet

Best fall season yet! Pretty certain every holiday this year will be our best one yet, thanks to one special little guy. Picking out pumpkins is always a fun annual activity, and this time was particularly adorable because I got to dress Jude in a matching mama and me outfit. Call me a dork, but man, I live for this stuff! Also…infant Patagonia vests?! I die!

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JUDE’S VEST / JUDE’S SHOES/ MY VEST / TOP / SUNGLASSES / BAG / SHOES / BEANIE

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LivvyLand x Fortress of Inca Fall Collection

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Oh my goodness it’s been hard to contain my excitement for today’s post! It’s finally HERE! The LivvyLand Collection over at Fortress of Inca launched today and I am thrilled to share 6 of my top favorite styles with you guys. PLUS Fortress is offering LL readers 20% OFF my favorite styles (in all colors!) with code livvy20 at checkout (until Oct. 31). Now that’s a great way to start the week if you ask me! 😉

If you’ve followed me on my blog or Instagram over the years, you’re likely familiar with my love for Fortress of Inca. For one, their HQ is in Austin and home to THE kindest folks behind the brand. Two, the shoes are such beautiful quality – ethically sourced and handmade in Peru. This is a brand that genuinely cares about every detail…from the design and fit, to the artisans who create the shoes, all the way to the packaging and of course their loyal followers and customers…it’s easy to see why my closet is full of FoI shoes – and why I’m so proud to represent them. As Blake and I say in our house, they’re “the tops” when it comes to a brand you want to wear and support!

Sharing the scoop on my six favorites…

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Cold, Rainy Weather Ready

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-sperry-saltwater-duck-boots-outfit-idea-fall-style-11 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-sperry-saltwater-duck-boots-outfit-idea-fall-style-10-2 It finally feels like autumn in Austin this week and we are enjoying every second! Cool, crisp mornings spent outdoors…it feels so good to get out of the house and soak up the beautiful change in seasons. Generally, Halloween is the turning point for this city…it finally cools off for good and moody weather is here to stay. No complaints here that fall has arrived a little early (and fingers crossed is here to stay)…happy to have more time to relish in cozy socks and boots weather!
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BOOTS / JACKET / SWEATER / JEANS / SUNGLASSES

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Nisolo Essentials Collection

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-nisolo-james-oxford-fall-outfit-idea-madewell-kent-cardigan-12livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-nisolo-james-oxford-fall-outfit-idea-madewell-kent-cardigan-5I think fall is my favorite season to dress for. Rich earth tones, a great pair of denim, cozy layers and the prettiest tote and oxfords combo…I feel my best in outfits like this one! Y’all know I’m a sucker for that yummy saddle, tan, caramel color – it’s warm and relaxed, making it easy to pair with just about anything hanging in my closet. Plus, it wears so well over time…making it an easy wardrobe staple for years to come. I’ve worn Nisolo shoes for over a year now (remember this post? Gah, still loving those shoes, too!) and I am so excited to share another favorite, the James Oxford, from their new Essentials Collection. It’s a lower priced collection of beautiful shoes created without cutting into the fair trade wages their producers earn. It’s a win/win for everyone, your feet included.

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OXFORDS / TOTE BAG / CARDIGAN / RIBBED WHITE TOP / JEANS / SUNGLASSES / NECKLACE

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What’s Your Favorite Fall Activity?

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-canoe-lady-bird-lake-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-backcountry-patagonia-tunic-yeti-rambler-2 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-canoe-lady-bird-lake-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-backcountry-seychelles-deep-sea-ankle-booties-2Anyone else SO ready for fall? Cooler, crisp weather, hot coffee, cozy sweaters paired with ankle booties…and of course, enjoying some time outdoors soaking up the magical new season! We’re still in triple digits in Austin (omg!), but when Backcountry asked me to share a few of my favorite pieces for fall, I couldn’t help but jump on this one. For one, TONS of adorable long sweaters to layer up and wear over leggings with booties (…cute and SO comfy!), and two, loads of outdoor gear to pack for a day spent outside. Over the weekend I grabbed my sister, made us a couple of oat milk lattes for the road, rented a canoe down at Lady Bird Lake and took my new fall goodies for a spin…and it was the best day!
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PATAGONIA TOP (wearing M) / LEGGINGS/ SEYCHELLES BOOTIES / KANKEN BACKPACK / YETI RAMBLER THERMOS

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Must-Have Overalls

One thing I’ve realized over the years about my style: I. Love. Overalls. They’re easy to throw on, they’ve got that relaxed vibe and when they fit just right, you feel like a million bucks in them. When I saw this pair while clicking through the New Arrivals tab at ModCloth, I knew I had to give them a try. They showed up on my doorstep a few days later and as I slipped myself into them, I looked in the mirror and did a happy dance. I talk a lot about postpartum body image here and on my Instagram feed, and when you order something that just fits in all the right places, it’s totally worth that squeal of happiness and big cheesy grin. I couldn’t wait to share these with y’all…!

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The Cutest Under $30 Maxi Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mustard-canary-yellow-maxi-dress-love-sadie-summer-date-night-outfit-5 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mustard-canary-yellow-maxi-dress-love-sadie-summer-date-night-outfit-4 If fall in your city means 95 degree temperatures, then I am right there with you! As a blogger, I am guilty of smiling as I pose in cozy cardigans and fleece joggers…when in reality I am dying a slow and painful death melting in triple digits and daydreaming of nothing more than an ice cold margarita. Now if that mental image doesn’t scream “fall!” then I don’t know what does haha! 😉 In Austin, fall can mean a tank top and shorts or flowy dress…this city sort of skips fall and goes straight to winter (…and our winter could technically be another city’s fall given that we rarely hit below 50 degrees…). What I’m trying to say is – regardless of the season, you can dress in whatever you’re loving, while keeping the latest seasonal trends in mind. Bohemian, pretty prairie style is something we’ll be seeing a lot of this fall, and this mustard yellow maxi dress with a ruffle bottom totally fits the trend and is a staple you can wear now and into the next few months. The best part? This $27 maxi dress comes in three colors and could easily be styled for cooler weather weather…simply add a leather or denim jacket and some ankle booties or mules!

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dress – LOVE SADIE (wearing size small)

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