Anyone else counting down the days to Austin City Limits music festival this year? While I love the bands, scene and food trucks (obviously…haha), half the fun is figuring out what to wear. ACL is a lot more relaxed than Coachella – the two aren’t really comparable in the style category… it’s doubtful you’ll see anyone with glittery tattoos on their faces or designer handbags around their waists. Which is all the more reason why I love this wonderful weekend in Austin… you can still have fun dressing in your festival best, but the outfits are also 100% wearable off the festival grounds… which is totally a win/win in my book!
Early bird gets the worm…and the best view without the crowd! Blake and I both had intense work weeks, so the first thing on our minds for the weekend was to get outside and soak in some fresh air. We’ve been glued to our computers lately, so it was a very welcome break to swap my jeans for ultra comfy leggings + a breezy oversized tee and enjoy time at the 360 Overlook, a hike that overlooks the beloved 360 Bridge and Lake Austin here in town. Now that this city has an ever-expanding population, we’ve realized to soak up our old stomping grounds without a crowd of people, you’ve got to get up early…which also kind of kicks us into high gear to seize the day just as the sun comes out! One of my favorite things about Austin is how outdoor friendly the city is…there’s always a nature-filled place you can go to clear your head and reset – and this weekend is all about hitting that reset button!
Have y’all been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? It ends August 6th, so now is the time to scoop up those last minute favorites before they go back to full price! Quite a few of my favorite brands are included in the sale (namely, Madewell…) and I’m excited to share a head-to-toe sale outfit with y’all today! I love each of these items and feel like they’re practical, versatile (you can wear them ALL the time in the fall and even into the winter) and timeless. I’m all about investing in pieces you can wear often and for years to come, and each of these items checks that box for me! read more
Well hello there, summer shoes of my dreams! I recently discovered a shoe brand that I am now boasting about all over town (…well really, whenever I wear these shoes, someone stops to ask where I got them…they pretty much speak for themselves). Nisolo makes the most stunning leather shoes and everything from the design, to the team, to the Instagram feed is totally speakin’ my language! Pretty neutrals, versatile silhouettes and buttery smooth leather that will make your feet extra happy. I’m so excited to partner with Nisolo and share two of my must-haves with y’all! Hint hint: the second pair I’ll show ya are nude suede mules (swoon!!!) – you’ll want to keep scrolling to see those gorgeous kicks!
PS. Use code LIVVY10 to take 10% off when you order either pair from today’s post! Offer ends August 5th, 2018.
If there’s one thing y’all know I love…it’s pants. Always high waist, sometimes straight leg, often cropped and a style that’s new to me (…and that I am now totally in love with…), wide leg! My sister shot this post and she was even completely sold and went out and scooped up a pair for herself THAT DAY. If that doesn’t tell ya how good these pants are, well then, hopefully by the end of this post you’ll be sold enough to join the wide leg trouser brigade. (…I just made that up…). read more
Fresh coffee in hand, Watson to my right, a good book on the agenda and the comfiest dress you can imagine – this, my friends, is my happy place. Insert Blake onto the sofa next to me (…he’s behind the camera) and I’ve got myself an absolutely perfect morning (…or interchange coffee for wine and there’s one heck of an evening!). As I get older and we settle into our home, I find that I LOVE to live in this space we’ve created. I used to be the kind of person who got restless and would never consider myself a homebody…but as time has gone on, this is where I am happiest. It’s funny how much things can change within even just a year. A house, a dog, a new patio – we’re growing our roots here and it feels so good. Lots of love in this place! read more
If there’s one thing that makes me stronger and mentally prepares me to tackle any challenge ahead, it’s routinely doing something active. Makeup off, hair pulled back, sneakers tied and ready to break a sweat! Whether I’m jamming to music that gets me pumped up, listening to a podcast that resonates and gives me a boost of positive energy, or simply brainstorming goals and feeling extra motivated work towards them (anyone else love that “me time” thinking when exercising?)…there’s just something about getting physical that brings out our best self. Feeling good starts from the inside out, and I’m loving Reebok’s new Be More Human movement to support that sentiment. Once laced up, where will these shoes take me? Both mentally and physically – the possibilities are endless when we stay inspired!
In the midst of dozens of pages of products in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve sorted through it all (no really…like, tons of pages…you’re welcome 😉 ) and found my absolute favorite, worth-adding-to-your-cart pieces. A classic black top for $15 (!!), cozy pajamas you can wear all year (and cozy slippers to go with them!), workout gear that lasts forever (the leggings I mention in this post had previously lasted me over eight years…and they’re on sale for $35!), denim under $55 and lots of fabulous shoes! I figured a try-on haul was the best way to share the goods with y’all, so you can see my selects in action – sooo here we go! (Ps. As y’all know, items sell like hot cakes in this sale so if you see something you like, definitely scoop it up asap… I had quite a few things I missed out on during the Early Access portion…lesson learned!). read more
Hello there, friends! How’s your week going? I know it’s been on the quieter side around here…lots of personal stuff taking place in our world lately, and I’ve needed to step away from social media + blogging and tend that for the last couple of weeks. I appreciate your patience with me – and as always, thanks for stopping by!! I feel like things are slowly but surely calming down on my end, which means more content headed your way – home decor, that Japan travel diary (…I promise I haven’t forgotten about that one, ha!), more Nordies sale posts and of course, some adorable summer outfits…like this one! If there’s one item that just screams summer but is also extremely flattering with a tan (…and tan accessories), it’s 100% a fab pair of white denim… read more
After spending an unreasonable amount of time sorting through nearly every page of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – I have found my top 10 favorites to scoop up before they’re gone! The deals above are SO good and feature major discounts on new fall clothing, shoes and accessories. I know it may seem crazy to shop for cardigans in July, but once we hit fall I assure you every item will be put to good use. Time to shop to your hearts content – especially since the best stuff goes so fast during this sale! Excited to share my top 10 picks with y’all – happy shopping, gals!