Chicken Tortilla Soup

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-chicken-tortilla-soup-recipe-bella-multicooker-2By Jessica Lee


News flash! It’s finally cold in Texas! I know to some of you this may not feel like a huge deal, but for those of you who live in the Lone Star State, you know what I mean. Sweater weather is a day-by-day thing down here, and a perfect winter day can quickly turn into shorts and a t-shirt weather. Womp womp.

So, when the mercury drops, we celebrate immediately with soup. Or at least I do! This Chicken Tortilla Soup is insanely simple because I made it in a Bella 6-in-1 Multi Cooker. Have you used one of these before? It’s kind of like a slow cooker, but SO. MUCH. BETTER. I use mine to make rice, hard boiled eggs, soups, risotto and so much more.

This Chicken Tortilla Soup is made almost entirely in the multi cooker. How great is that? Any recipe that requires minimal pots and pans is a win in my book!

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Cyber Monday Sales Roundup

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It’s been a while since I’ve done an Instagram roundup (they take a long time to do!), but given that it’s Cyber Monday and SO MUCH of what I wear on the regular is currently on major sale, I figured today is THE day to share the sale news! I included a couple of photos pre-pregnancy in here because the markdowns a really good on some items I featured last year…enjoy!

Aaand in case you’re looking for a full list of awesome sales – see below!

NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off + get a $50 gift card when you spend $250
SHOPBOP: Extra 30% off sale items with code WOW18
MADEWELL: 25% off site-wide with code SHOPALLDAY
OUTDOOR VOICES: 20% off site-wide with code CYBERMONDAY
URBAN OUTFITTERS: “Buy more save more” – $50 off $150 purchases, $25 off $100 purchases, and $10 off $50 purchases.
ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% off everything!
J.CREW: 50% off site-wide with code CYBER, plus 60% off sale items.
BACKCOUNTRY: Up to 50% off select brands/styles. (Ps. Patagonia & North Face on sale!).

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Nordstrom Cyber Monday Sale

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-mustard-cardigan-outfit-madewell-regan-boots-cyber-monday-nordstrom-sale-7livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-mustard-cardigan-outfit-madewell-regan-boots-cyber-monday-nordstrom-sale-8livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-mustard-cardigan-outfit-madewell-regan-boots-cyber-monday-nordstrom-sale-6Today is THE day for holiday shopping! Gifts for your loved ones…and of course, a gift or two for yourself! 😉 At these prices, there’s zero guilt in treating yourself. Nordstrom is having an AMAZING Cyber Monday sale: up to 60% off AND a $50 gift card when you spend $250 (…which of course is super easy to do when the sale is this good!). Today I’m sharing an outfit featuring a couple favorites on major markdown today (this cardigan = DREAM!), and I’ll share more of my top picks at the end of this post. Happy Cyber Monday, gals!

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


Best Black Friday Sales

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I woke up extra early this morning (thanks to Watson & Lu…!), so I figured I’d get a head start on all the Black Friday sales that are currently in full swing. I’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back daily for new sales added! 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy shopping my favorite finds above and feel free to scope out my full list of awesome retailer sales below. Happy shopping, XO!

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy One Get One 50% off

NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off

BACKCOUNTRY: 40% off select styles

SHOPBOP: Buy More Save More (up to 75% off sale items)

MADEWELL: 25% your purchase (site-wide!) with code DEALWITHIT

J.CREW: 40% off site-wide with code TOGETHER 

ABERCROMBIE: 50% off site-wide & free shipping!

 

HOME DECOR:

WEST ELM: Buy More Save More up to 30% off

LULU & GEORGIA: 25% off site-wide

WAYFAIR: Up to 80% off

CB2: 15% off full-priced items & free shipping

POTTERY BARN: 25% off site-wide & free shipping

OVERSTOCK: Up to 70% off

 


Sale! Free People Midi Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-free-peopl-looking-for-love-midi-dress-fedora-hat-outfit-chloe-medium-marcie-handbag-3livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-free-peopl-looking-for-love-midi-dress-fedora-hat-outfit-chloe-medium-marcie-handbag-9Hello, week of fabulous sales! Starting off with 60% off this GORG Free People midi dress! It’s non-maternity and yet still looks equally adorable with a bump. I have loved investing in pieces I can wear during and after pregnancy…and at this price, you’ll want to scoop one up asap (ps. it comes in red, too!).

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dress – FREE PEOPLE / shoes – CHINESE LAUNDRY – handbag – CHLOE / hat – similar BRIXTON

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Cozy At Home With Bobeau

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

 


L’Occitane Holiday Gifting

1-livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-blogger-christmas-tree-holiday-gift-idea-l'occitane-beauty-1livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-blogger-christmas-tree-holiday-gift-idea-l'occitane-beauty-14‘Tis the season for gifting! Pour yourself a mug full of hot chocolate, turn up your holiday tunes, put on your coziest loungewear set and grab your wrapping paper! (All before Thanksgiving…we’re so on top of it this year! 😉 ). Today I’m thrilled to partner with L’Occitane and share their limited edition holiday gift sets. The best part? L’Occitane is a brand that prides itself on giving back to communities all over the world. They go further by providing women with work opportunities, promoting fair wages and sustainable conditions. Through business development training, L’Occitane empowers 10,000 women in Burkina Faso, in environmentally-friendly Shea processing. Not to mention, one very special item in their line of holiday gift sets gives opportunities for children through their partnership with UNICEF, including providing supplements to children in the fight against preventable childhood blindness. A gift that gives – LOVE this mission!

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


A Day In Paris

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The Best Thermal Top

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen me share this top a gazillion times (for instance herehere & here)…and on that note, have you scooped up one for yourself yet?! 😉 In all seriousness, there aren’t a ton of non-maternity tops I’ve found that provide full coverage and have a relaxed enough fit that still feels comfortable – especially six months into pregnancy. This one is from Urban Outfitters and I now own it in four colors…y’all know me, when the top fits, get aaaall the colors!

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THERMAL TOP / LEATHER JACKET / JEANS (maternity) / BOOTIES (old, linking to similar option!) / BACKPACK (similar HERE, black sold out) / BEANIE


What To Wear: Fall Hike

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-lifestyle-blogger-greenbelt-fall-patagonia-radalie-parka-sorel-ainsley-boots-hiking-outfit-backcountry-6Crisp air, colorful leaves, hot chocolate in hand and the coziest outfit…my idea of the perfect weekend hike! Last Sunday Blake and I snuck away from the pups and enjoyed a hike through our old stomping grounds – the Greenbelt. Before buying a house, our old apartment balcony overlooked the Austin Greenbelt and it was nothing but vast trees as far as the eye could see! While we reminisced about our days living in central Austin, before we had dogs, a house note or a baby on the way (…ohh the days of zero responsibility ha!), we trekked along the beautiful Barton Creek and stopped for some photos as the sun was setting. I know I talk a lot about the importance of getting outdoors on my blog and IG, but I really do believe fresh air and nature can cure a lot things, namely stress and anxiety. When the world seems really heavy, sometimes the best remedy is a peaceful walk amongst the trees, the sound of a nearby stream and the crinkling of leaves beneath your feet.

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PUFFER JACKET (wearing black) / SWEATER / LEGGINGS (similar, mine are maternity) / SOCKS / BOOTIES / BACKPACK / BEANIE / BLANKET / TUMBLER

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