The Best Tee Shirt Dress (Half Off!)

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Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve done just a good ‘ol outfit post…no baby on my hip, wearing something that makes me feel wonderful and that I am excited to share with y’all, too. I am 95% mom and 5% blogger these days, and I’m not sure what my work/mom life will look like once baby number two is here, but for now I am embracing that 5% of time to jump on my computer and answer emails or just have some time to myself (…likely doing laundry…let’s be honest, ha!). About a month ago (before the quarantine and before so much in the world was uncertain and heavy), I met up with my friend and photographerAnna Szczekutowicz to grab coffee and catch up on life and shoot a few looks I’ve been loving lately. I felt pretty nervous and rusty getting back in front of a camera in the way I used to. I forgot how vulnerable it can feel…it’s been so long! Anna is so great though and helps direct and find flattering angles…I know when she sends me the photos I don’t need to be nervous to click “open.” Plus, there are a handful of new pieces I’ve been wearing so much lately that I’ve really wanting to share with y’all. (This tee shirt dress is one of them!).

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CARDIGAN / DRESS / HANDBAG / SHOES (similar, mine are old Steve Madden) / JUDE NECKLACE / CRESCENT NECKLACE / SUNGLASSES


Daily Nature Break

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PARKA / LEGGINGS (similar, mine are maternity)/ SNEAKERS / SUNGLASSES / BACKPACK

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


Work To Weekend: Cute (And Budget-Friendly!) Shoes For Spring

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-crown-vintage-spring-peach-wedges-shoes-affordable-dsw-5livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-crown-vintage-spring-peach-wedges-shoes-affordable-dsw-2Sunny days are headed our way as we inch closer to spring! It feels so good to box up my winter boots to make room for fun sandals and flats. I’m all about flashin’ a little ankle – and any excuse to treat myself to a pedicure…I will certainly take it, ha! DSW has been a go-to when it comes to shopping for myself and the fam…and the best part? I love that when I press “add to bag” there is no guilt involved because the prices simply can’t be beat! The brand I’m loving and sharing today is Crown Vintage – they carry styles that are fun, bohemian and perfect for the weekend, as well as classic silhouettes you can easily slip on and feel your best in during the workday. I’m sharing two of my favorite styles with y’all…both under $60 and SO cute!

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OUTFIT DETAILS
WEDGES / POINTED TOE FLATS / JEANS / TOP (old Sezane) / TOTE BAG / HEADBAND

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


A Day At Zilker Park (And Patagonia on Sale!)

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livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-zilker-park-vans-ultrarange-rapidweld-sneakers-patagonia-divided-sky-jacket-4This week has been a big one in our world…we celebrated Jude’s first birthday (!!), announced baby number two to the world (!!) aaand the weather was finally perfect enough to enjoy a beautiful day at Zilker Park. I have to add that to the list because I feel like we’ve been in hibernation mode since it’s been freezing and raining on and off in Austin lately. It’s hard mentally to hide indoors for so long…I go stir crazy pretty quick! Thus, once we finally had a little peek of sunshine, we packed up the diaper bag, laced up our sneakers, zipped up our jackets and made our way to the park! We made sure to bring Jude’s favorite ball with us…that is a must these days!
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JACKET (wearing M) / JEANS / SHOES (fit TTS) / HAT / SUNGLASSES / BACKPACK / JUDE’S JACKET

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


The Activity I’m Finally Getting Back Into

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-greenbelt-trail-run-hike-nike-air-zoom-pegasus-36-running-shoes-5 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-greenbelt-trail-run-hike-nike-air-zoom-pegasus-36-running-shoes-6Was there a sport you were really into when you were younger that you haven’t spent much time on as you got older? Blake always talks about basketball in that sort of adoring, nostalgic way. It was a huge part of his childhood and teenage years – a time when he could clear his head alone practicing in his driveway or pick up a game with neighborhood kids at a local park. When I think back on the one form of exercise that used to be that stress reliever for me, it’s running. From high school through college (…really until I joined the workforce), running was my daily therapy. Not running on a treadmill, but getting outside in the sunshine and heat of summer or bundling up during the winter months. I was never a lover of a gym run – there’s just something about being outside and feeling the wind on your face or the sun on your back. And even though summers are brutally hot in Austin, I lived for that crazy sweaty high that a summer run brings.

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pullover – NIKE / leggings – NORTH FACE / sneakers – NIKE / water bottle – BACKCOUNTRY

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


Gift Guide: 20 Cozy Ideas For The Gals

We’re in the home stretch to Christmas and you know what that means? Last minute gift shopping! I’d like to think of myself as a professional procrastinator when it comes to my holiday shopping every year. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I have such great intentions but often don’t get to everyone on my list. Which means that last-day-to-ship-in-time-for-Christmas-Eve banner in bold print at the top of every website finally gets me to act fast! SO! I’m here to help all the last-minute folks, like myself, find some incredible gifts certain to bring holiday cheer to all the ladies in your life.

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ONE / TWO / THREE / FOUR / FIVE / SIX / SEVEN / EIGHT / NINE / TEN / ELEVEN / TWELVE / THIRTEEN / FOURTEEN / FIFTEEN / SIXTEEN / SEVENTEEN / EIGHTEEN / NINETEEN / TWENTY


Mama & Mini: Cozy Winter Style

Ohh the weather outside is…definitely COLD! We bundled up and hit the town for a little coffee date on Lake Austin. Jude fell asleep on our way to Mozart’s, so Blake and I enjoyed a coffee date just the two of us before the lil man woke up and was ready to MOVE outside. We’re just days away from 10 months over here and this boy is officially a wiggle worm. He is very vocal and let’s us know quiiiickly that he wants to be down and walking (with our help!). And while mom and dad are absolutely getting their steps in these days (and passing out before 9pm because of it, ha!), what a joy it has been to spend the holiday season together. Mozart’s forever has a special place in our hearts because Blake and I grew up coming here, it’s where he proposed and now we get to bring Jude to enjoy their yummy pastries, this view and the outdoors all at once. Such a lovely place to come as a family!
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MY OUTFIT: thermal long sleeve – FREE PEOPLE / cardigan – PATAGONIA / shoes – VANS / hat – BRIXTON / backpack – FJALLRAVEN (Autumn Leaf color)

JUDE’S OUTFIT: jacket – PATAGONIA / shoes – UGG

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


Ladies, You Need This Razor

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RAZOR / SHAVING CREAM / ROBE / SLIPPERS / BATH MAT / SHOWER CURTAIN


Cozy Cold Weather Gear

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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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