Casual Spring Layers

Hooray! Spring weather is finally upon us! I don’t know about y’all, but I am definitely a warm weather kinda gal…I guess that’s why Austin is where I’m meant to me! Texas heat is no joke, so I’m soaking up these gorgeous 70 degree days for as long as they’ll last. I feel like my legs haven’t seen the light of day in months (ah! I have a jeans obsession, well aware!), so it was fun to throw on the cutest babydoll dress with my go-to cardigan and some ankle booties for a coffee run on South Congress last week. (Psst…this is the Toms Coffeehouse – it’s one of my favorites in Austin, so yummy and great shopping!).

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dress – c.o. URBAN OUTFITTERS / shoes – c.o. SEYCHELLES / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / handbag – CHLOE (dupe version HERE) / sunglasses – similar version HERE


40% Off Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale!

Hey gals! Keeping it extra short and sweet today because Blake and I are catching a flight to Napa for the weekend, YAY! About to quickly pack then head to the airport – but wanted to make sure y’all knew that Nordstrom is having their HUGE Winter Clearance Sale right now, with pieces up to 40% off! …Like my sweater and shoes above…better hurry, items are selling fast!

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sweater – FREE PEOPLE / jeans – similar ARTICLES OF SOCIETY (mine are Topshop but are sold out everywhere!) / tote bag – MADEWELL / shoes – TREASURE & BOND / sunglasses – similar LE SPECS / choker necklace – similar BP


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

Basics Worth The Investment

Earlier this week, I did a little closet clean out and quickly realized I am a major sucker for jeans (two shelves-worth in my closet = I have a problem). As I was doing the whole “keep or toss” thing, this glorious pair of Vince denim reappeared and I was reminded just how incredible these pretties are. I have always admired this brand for their chic, minimalist aesthetic – but lemme tell ya, these are jeans absolutely magical and well worth the price tag…(it’s hefty, but in all seriousness, I don’t think I’ve felt this good in denim in a while). As I hone in on the pieces in my wardrobe that really bring joy to my life (in other words, the pieces that make me feel confident and self-assured), these jeans 100% make the cut. I’m a believer in quality over quantity, and if I were to add up the cost of all the jeans I just got rid of, let’s just say it would have been much smarter to invest in a few more of these, rather then spend hundreds searching for that perfect, effortless fit!

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jeans – VINCE / tee – VINCE / handbag – CHLOE / shoes – TREASURE & BOND / sunglasses – similar LE SPECS


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

Valentine’s Day Beauty Prep

Blush Off Shoulder Top | LivvyLandHappy weekend, loves! I’m super excited to share a little hair care secret weapon with y’all today and give you the inside scoop on how to keep those brassy tones away! As my 4-year-old niece, Evy, tells me when she looks at my hair…”Auntie O, you look like Belle on top and Elsa on bottom!” Ohh little sweetheart, that’s probably the most perfect way I’ve ever heard someone describe what balayage hair color looks like haha! When it comes to keeping my hair fresh between salon visits, I’m a major advocate for purple shampoos and conditioners because my natural tone tends to gravitate towards the brassy/yellow-orange color. My colorist always recommends that I use a purple shampoo to keep my blonde color on the cooler spectrum. Today I’m SO excited to partner with dpHUE and share a fun & casual Valentine’s Day look and talk about my haircare beauty routine – because let’s be honest, when your hair is on point, you really do feel so much better and more confident! (…Or at least I certainly do…a good hair day should never go unnoticed, ha!).

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SHOP MY LOOK: top – NORDSTROM (just $35!) / jeans – VINCE / shoes – NINE WEST / handbag – GUCCI / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)

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


Mauve Sweater & White Denim

Hi gals, how’s your week going? Mine is movin’ along just fine – productive but relaxed…imagine that for me? I am normally a giant ball of stress by the middle of the month, but I’ve been making a point to keep repeating the word “balance” in my head throughout the day so that I don’t allow myself to get overwhelmed. Truth be told, it’s been helping me a TON! Also helps to prioritize my schedule and then nix the rest…I’ve even been shutting my laptop by the time Blake gets home from work. I feel healthy, more present and above all, happy. Hoping I can turn this new mantra into a lifestyle. I am understanding more and more just how important work/life balance is!

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sweater – MADEWELL (wearing size XS) / jeans – ARTICLES OF SOCIETY / jacket – MADEWELL (wearing size XS) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GUCCI (similar lower priced option HERE) / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)

Tan Suede Moto Jacket (On Sale!)

Happy Friday, loves! Keeping it extra short & sweet tonight (…Blake and I are headed to a late dinner, but I wanted to get this outfit up asap because this GORG jacket is on major markdown!!) and sharing the scoop on this chic and simple look!

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jacket – c.o. LOVERS & FRIENDS / striped tee – (mine sold out) similar HERE / jeans – c.o. JOES / shoes – SAM EDELMAN / handbag – FURLA / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)


Denim Mini Skirt

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-denim-skirt-silk-cami-furla-black-handbag-vans-slip-on-sneakers-7Today felt like spring in Austin! It was sooo lovely. I kept telling myself I should step away from my computer and go for a run…but alas, #monday, so maybe I’ll make it outside tomorrow! 😉 Along with gorgeous spring weather comes a denim skirt (yep, you read that correctly, my 7th grade self would be very proud of me for rocking a denim mini 13 years later), a satin cami and some awesome kicks. Oh, and a stunning Furla handbag?! Again, my 7th grade, fashion obsessed self would be very proud.. 😉

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skirt – TOPSHOP / satin top – 4Si3NNA / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / shoes – VANS / handbag – FURLA / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)

Patagonia Los Gatos Vest & Plaid Flannel

Hey there! How was your week? Hooraaay! We made it to Friday! 😉 One of my best friends (Elissa – she’s a flight attendant) had some downtime this week in between work trips, so she kept me away from my computer (no complaints, it was a lovely break!) and we had some fun running around town, doing some shopping and of course, eating at a few favorite Austin spots. Today is her last day in town, so while she gets her hair done down the street, I am excited to get this post up while I sit at Starbucks waiting for her to finish! I love having my friends back in town…for the longest time nearly all of my best friends lived in either New York City or Chicago – it’s been so great since a couple have moved back to Austin in the last few months! For those of you with all of your friends in one place, you are very lucky!!

The Austin weather has been iffy recently – today it’s gorgeous and sunny, two days ago it was freezing and rainy…as always, it’s terribly unpredictable! That said, I scooped up this adorable fleece vest last fall and lemme tell ya, it is THE best $99 you will spend all year! I will forever stand by this adorable vest as both cute, warm and sooo perfect for layering. The color is fabulous, too, and goes with everything!

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vest – c.o. PATAGONIA / plaid top – NORDSTROM / jeans – c.o. ARTICLES OF SOCIETY (just $59!) / booties – TREASURE & BOND / sunglasses – RAY BAN

Blush Striped Sweater

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-free-people-blush-beige-tan-sweater-tassel-slides-cozy-layers-4-2Hey ladies, how’s your week going? Things have been movin’ & shakin’ in our world…now that I’ve got a pretty (…and clean!) workspace, I have been feeling even more motivated to wake up early and take on the day…it’s the best feeling and has definitely given me a nice boost in my productivity! Thus, it’s 7am and I felt compelled to wake up with the sunrise and get this post up for y’all! …Not to mention, coffee was calling my name as I lay in bed, ha!

This striped sweater is THE CUTEST!! Worthy of all caps because it’s one of those precious pieces that is absolutely timeless, SO soft and can easily be layered now and worn with cutoff denim shorts (…and a belt!) in the spring. It’s fairly light, so definitely a perfect pick if you live in those cities that don’t really stick to seasonal weather…(looking at you, Austin, TX! Y’all…it was 75 degrees a few days ago…in JANUARY!)…

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sweater – FREE PEOPLE / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / jeans – LEVIS (if sold out of your size, more available HERE) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GIGI NEW YORK / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)

Cozy Neutral Layers

Hello there and happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week and have some fun weekend plans on your agenda. Blake and I are meeting friends for dinner tonight (yaaas to margaritas, please!) and I’ve got some shopping plans penciled in tomorrow – looking forward to that coffee + galpal date!

The winter weather has been so hot and cold (…literally!) recently that oftentimes, wearing layers is key. Seriously…within five minutes of walking in and out of the grocery store, it can go from a breezy 70 degrees to 40 degrees… Austin is so crazy! This is where those cozy layered looks come to the rescue!

**Photos by Brandon Hill Photography

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grey sweater – TOPSHOP / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / jeans – DL1961 / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GIGI NEW YORK / sunglasses – CELINE (similar NORDSTROM)