Summer Overall Obsession (And 50% Off Sale!)

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-black-short-overalls-abercrombie-everlane-black-pointed-toe-flats-summer-outfit-jos-coffee-second-street-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-1Aaaand my love for overalls (…er, “shortalls”..) continues with this stinkin’ adorable black pair. I didn’t know I could love a 90s trend so much in 2017, but seriously, I never want to take these off. When this pair arrived in the mail last week, I am not even joking when I tell you that I wore these overalls three days in a row. They are SO. COMFY. You can rock them with flats, sneakers, sandals…you name it, they look awesome and just bring out the happy vibes! My sister and I did a little shopping on Second Street last week and stopped into Jo’s Coffeehouse for a yummy Iced Turbo on the patio (hazelnut, iced coffee, sweetened milk…mouth watering as I type this haha), I brought my camera along and she rocked at snapping some outfit pics while we cooled off!

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OVERALLS / TOP / FLATS / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES / HAT (similar)

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


Gingham Mini Skirt

As promised on my Instagram feed, I’m finally sharing the details to this ahh-dorable gingham mini skirt! Keeping it extra short and sweet tonight (headed out to grab a drink and watch the playoffs game!), but wanted to be sure and spill the details on this look. 🙂
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skirt – TOPSHOP (wearing size US6 – runs small!) / top – MADEWELL (wearing size small) / bandana – BP (on sale for $5!) / shoes – SEYCHELLES / sunglasses – CELINE similar TS.2


Weekly Chat: 3 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Blogger (And What I Learned Along The Way)

forget-the-mistake-remember-the-lessonHello there! First off, my apologies for the delay in getting up my Weekly Chat posts these last couple of weeks – it has been tough to make time to really sit down and write something more heartfelt lately. I feel like I can bump out outfit posts quite fast, but these Weekly Chats take some deeper thought and deserve my undivided attention. Thus, during hectic weeks when our house is upside down and the to-do list in my agenda is overflowing, stepping out to a coffeehouse for a little “me time” and some writing therapy seems to be an impossible (or rather, anxiety-filled) task. However, I did title these entries “weekly” chats for a reason…and I promise I am doing the very best I can to get one up every week! They’re my favorite posts to write, I just don’t want to give 50% and hit publish for the sake of getting a post up…I’d rather hold back until I can really commit and produce something I’m proud of and post about a topic that my readers will learn from or appreciate in some way.

When thinking about what blogging knowledge I have that could potentially help someone starting out or even in the thick of the industry, the thing that came to mind was to share a few learning experiences I’ve had as a blogger. Today is actually my three-year blog-iversary (wow, so crazy how time flies!), and after reflecting on how wonderful (and tumultuous at times) this “journey” (gah, The Bachelor terminology is really rubbing off on me…) has been, I thought of a few mistakes (…er, “learning experiences”) to share that will hopefully keep you from running into similar instances and give you some fresh food for thought!

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Orange & Pink Halter Dress

Hey gals! How’s your week going? It’s been a busy one in our abode (y’all…this place if finally coming together, ha! Phewwww…furnishing a house is no joke!) and I am very much looking forward to the weekend. We’ve got zero plans and that is exactly how I hope it stays haha. Perhaps Blake and I can sneak away from yard work and indoor plant shopping (…#adulting?) for a cocktail on some cute restaurant patio…and bonus points if I can rock this adorable dress and handbag combo!
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dress – ANTHROPOLOGIE / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – LA CANADIENNE / sunglasses – SHOPBOP / earrings – BAUBLEBAR


5 Favorites: Tan Leather Handbags

As y’all know, tan (or cognac) is my go-to color when it comes to handbags. It’s such a warm, inviting color that feels casual yet put together and chic. From cross-body bags, to totes and clutches, I am pretty sure 90% of my handbag shelf is this color, ha! But hey, when you find the thing that feels really “you” when it comes to getting dressed each day, embrace it and spread the goodness around! Thus, today I’m sharing 5 favorite tan leather handbags that I am completely enamored with! (…And one bonus that I am saving all my pennies for, too, ha!).

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Lace Top & Cutoff Shorts

Hello, summer! Cutoff shorts, a pretty lace tank, the cutest summer flats and of course, a little iced coffee to cool me down! Spilling the details on this casual, everyday look…

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top – HINGE / shorts – REVOLVE / handbag – MADEWELL / sunglasses – SHOPBOP / shoes – SEYCHELLES / belt – MADEWELL / scarf – MADEWELL

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Dainty Ruffle Wrap Dress

Ohh my heart…doing some major swooning over this dress! Ruffles, wrap-waist, itty bitty stripes…it is absolutely perfect! I have been extra drawn to feminine, girly dresses and tops lately (more fun frocks headed to LL this week). This one has such a classic feel to it – something to keep in your closet for years to come! From work to play, to summer wedding guest attire, this dress is showstopper!

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dress – TOPSHOP (wearing size US4) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – CELINE similar TS.2 / earrings – BAUBLEBAR

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Scandinavian Cruise: Our Travel Itinerary

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-regal-princess-scandinavia-cruise-may-june-itinerary-what-to-wear-pack-ports-copenhagen-denmark-nyhavn-bright-historical-canal-frontY-A-Y! I’m finally spilling the itinerary details from our trip through Scandinavia with Princess Cruises! Thirteen days of exploring, sightseeing, eating and drinking everything in sight (obviously! 😉 ), being immersed in new cultures and of course, a whole lot of rest and relaxation time. (…Pretty sure you could find me bundled up on our balcony sipping coffee or wine at all hours of the day while at sea, ha! It was so magical!). Our two weeks abroad was unbelievably incredible and a trip that I will never forget…I truly can’t recommend this getaway enough!

On the final day of our trip, I asked my Instagram followers what questions they had regarding this trip – overwhelmingly, the most requested was to share our travel itinerary and of course, what to pack! 😉 Thus, today I’m excited to share a sneak peek of each stop along our trip, as well as my outfit details from each city. I’ll be posting in-depth travel posts for each of our ports through Scandinavia over the next few weeks, but wanted to be sure and share the overarching details first! So, let’s get to it…

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5 Favorites: Denim Shorts

Happy Wednesday, friends! As we inch closer to summer, the heat in Austin is calling for cutoff shorts and breezy tops! I am such a fan of denim shorts of all kinds: high rise, low rise, tight, loose…you name it, I probably have it sitting in my dresser drawer or in my shopping cart. Whether you’re meeting friends for coffee or running errands on the weekend, you can’t go wrong investing in a gorgeous pair of denim shorts!

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Gingham Top & Round Straw Handbag

Ohh the dreaded Tuesday following a holiday weekend…I am absolutely feeling that dark cloud looming over my head! I am on my second coffee of the day, been jamming new Miley quite loudly (…perks of a house, no one bangs on the wall for me to shut up haha!) and am desperately trying to shake this wonky feeling that won’t seem to go away. I’ve got an inbox filled with to-do’s (…maybe if I don’t open them, they’ll just disappear…isn’t that how it works? 😉 ), a sink filled with dishes and lots of content to prep (hooray June posts – I’ve got some fun stuff in the works! …Just need to get to it, ah!). Alas, I reach for my laptop, close out my emails and get started in writing this blog post…my therapy!

I should also mention that this precious top is on major sale, just $35! I figured spreading good news may provide some joy to myself, as well. 🙂

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top – MADEWELL (on sale, wahoo!) / jeans – MADEWELL (fit TTS) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – ETSY / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS