Everyday Athleisure


Ohh a good athleisure outfit…it serves two purposes: one is that perhaps simply wearing workout gear will encourage a stop at the gym throughout the day (…perhaps being the key word, ha!) and two, you feel pretty and put together, but in reality you’re extremely comfortable and get to enjoy the best of both worlds. I know I talk about mom style all the time these days…but I’ve never worn workout gear more in my life than since becoming a mama. I’m bending, I’m snapping (literally, I am snapping constantly…Jude loves when you sing and make a beat for him haha), I’m on the go and love nothing more than to feel like a fully charged human. And sometimes looking like a fully charged human is just as good as feeling like one these days, ha! Which is where I turn to my friends over at Trunk Club – my stylist, Maddie, created an amazing Trunk this month and filled it with the cool, versatile athleisure pieces to take you from a workout to a quick coffee run and beyond. I know y’all hear me talk about Trunk Club all the time, and it’s because this service is total game changer…especially for busy moms like me!

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Best Cheap Eats In Austin

livvyland-blog-austin-texas-city-guide-best-cheap-budget-restaurants-eatsBy Jessica Lee

I’ve been traveling a lot these past few months, and it feels so good to be back in Austin with no big travel plans in sight. Sometimes it’s just so nice to be home. I’m looking forward to getting back into the routine of things: cooking at home, going for morning runs, and enjoying these long summer days.

Lately, I’ve been trying to save some money (weddings are expensive!), so when I do eat out, I’ve been sticking to spots that don’t break the bank. Luckily, Austin has a ton of really amazing, inexpensive options. From a hearty bowl of pho to the best breakfast tacos in town, here are my favorite cheap eats in the Texas capitol…

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La Jolla Beach Day

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-la-jolla-beach-backcountry-dress-1A few weeks back we took our first family trip to San Diego and it was so wonderful! As first time parents, Blake and I were of course nervous about the flight with Jude…but he did SO well! After touching down in SD, we dropped our stuff at our Airbnb, threw on our suits and headed straight for the beach!

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swimsuit – L*SPACE / shoes – TEVA / dress – BACKCOUNTRY / backpack – FJALLRAVEN / towel – NOMADIX

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


Strawberry Summer Cake

By Jessica Lee

During the summer months, I pick up a pint of strawberries at the grocery store every week. I’m crazy about those sweet berries and find myself snacking on them every day knowing that they only taste this good for a few months…

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3 Page-Turning Thrillers You Won’t Want To Put Down

By Eugenia Vela

Even though I’ll admit to being glued to my phone most days, I do try to have at least a couple of books with me when I travel. I’ve experienced long flight delays and train rides that seem to go on forever, stretching across cities and countries with no end in sight. What I’ve learned is that an absorbing page-turner is the absolute best kind of book to have in my carry-on. Give me a twisty mystery or a creepy thriller and I am HOOKED, hastily turning the pages until I reach that unexpected, satisfying end. I know I’m not alone in this, or we wouldn’t have uber successful movie adaptations of
Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, right? So if that sounds like your thing, get ready…
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12 Home Decor Pieces I’m Loving Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve done any type of home decor post, but I’m excited to start incorporating more home content on LL! Given that my job is pretty much to find items I love and share them with y’all so you can enjoy them, too, I’m especially excited to share some awesome finds from Urban Outfitters! I feel like more than ever before, UO has upped their home goods game (umm…that stunning cabinet, swoon!) and I find myself constantly going back to check their new arrivals. I want our house to feel unique to us and feel inviting and cozy, and I love that UO has so many pretty pieces that fit our aesthetic.

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My Favorite Delivery App

Things I love about living in 2019…(this is about to get very “first world” here)…oat milk, backup cameras, craft beer, DVR, Google Maps…to name a few. Another high up on the list is Favor – an app that allows food, beer & wine (!!) and grocery deliveries. Clearly, I am all about convenience over here, ha! But in all seriousness, I am SO excited about today’s post because Blake and I use Favor ALL. THE. TIME. Like…I’m talkin’ multiple times a week. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) at the end of a crazy busy day, the last thing we want to do is prepare a meal and do dishes. This is when one of us whips out the Favor app and orders a meal that’ll bring instant joy (umm…pizza does that, 100%). We press that orange Order Favor button in the app and an instant sigh of relief washes over. Before we know it, we’re catching up on The Bachelor, walking Jude to sleep and digging into our favorite pizza – without ever leaving the house (…and in our comfy loungewear, ha!).
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A big thank you to Favor for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


4 Children’s Books that Reflect the Diverse World Around Us

By Eugenia Vela

Ever since I watched
You’ve Got Mail around the age of 8, I was sure I wanted to own a children’s bookstore when I grew up. I remember Meg Ryan’s character saying, “When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” That line stuck with me for good. I still believe it, which is why I am so passionate about getting books in the hands of children. I am fortunate to work in a bookstore that has a large Kids section, and I meet parents and young readers every day who are looking for books that will introduce them to new concepts and whisk them away to mysterious faraway lands. I believe books can have a huge impact on us from an early age, and it’s important to give kids books that introduce them to those mysterious lands as well as reflect the beautifully diverse world around us. Here are a few of my favorites…

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The Last Stop On Market Street / All The World / We Sang You Home / Dreamers


Easy Everyday Backpack


Mom life = never leaving the house without packing for two these days! (…Which may appear like we’re going on a weekend getaway, buuut really we’re just running to the grocery store, ha). Combining the contents of my purse and a diaper bag into one means a backpack is simply the easiest way to go…it doesn’t hurt that they’re always in style, too! Herschel Supply Co. made an exclusive backpack for Urban Outfitters and it’s the perfect combination of effortlessly cool and practical. The color selection is awesome, too…this beige color goes with anything and it’s great because Blake and I can swap back and forth. I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom…! Right? 😉

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backpack – HERSCHEL / shorts – BDG (fit TTS) / top – UO (wearing size small) / shoes – VANS / sunglasses – RAY BAN

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Hitting The Reset Button

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-solid-striped-brigitte-high-waist-polka-dot-red-bikini-backcountry-greenbelt-7A magical summer afternoon in Austin: a light breeze is blowing, the sound of a flowing stream brings instant calm and the warm sun kisses my skin. A dip in the water with nothing but trees on the horizon is oh-so-good for the soul – and this tired mama could use a dose of nature to revive and reset. I sit on a rock with the water rushing around me, my eyes lightly closed and for a moment I am completely present. Listening, breathing, listening, breathing. I make a promise to myself that I’ll do this more often…

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swimsuit top – SOLID & STRIPED (wearing size small) / swimsuit bottoms – SOLID & STRIPED (wearing size medium)/ towel – NOMADIX / sandals – SOLUDOS / bag – THE BEACH PEOPLE / shirt – PATAGONIA

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