Happy [almost] Valentine’s Day! Not going to lie, I often feel kinda cheesy when I talk about this holiday in a romantic sense. Don’t get me wrong, any excuse to shower your partner with love is wonderful (…says the hopeless romantic over here.. 😉 ), buuut just the whole “wear red or pink to a fancy dinner” notion has never really been my thing. I prefer a casual date night in, followed up by a few yummy local beers at a chill bar in town (…or on our patio if I’m feelin’ “granny status” that night haha)…nothing over the top for me…just something low-key with my darling! On that same note – when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, I generally gravitate towards more practical items you can wear from season to season, not just on that one special day. As we all know, blush pink has been the “it” color for a while and lemme tell ya, it still has me swooning! (Insert a gazillion heart eye emojis here). Thus, I’m excited to share my top blush picks to take you right on into spring!
Hi gals, how’s your week going? Mine is movin’ along just fine – productive but relaxed…imagine that for me? I am normally a giant ball of stress by the middle of the month, but I’ve been making a point to keep repeating the word “balance” in my head throughout the day so that I don’t allow myself to get overwhelmed. Truth be told, it’s been helping me a TON! Also helps to prioritize my schedule and then nix the rest…I’ve even been shutting my laptop by the time Blake gets home from work. I feel healthy, more present and above all, happy. Hoping I can turn this new mantra into a lifestyle. I am understanding more and more just how important work/life balance is!
SHOP MY LOOK
sweater – MADEWELL (wearing size XS) / jeans – ARTICLES OF SOCIETY / jacket – MADEWELL (wearing size XS) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / handbag – GUCCI (similar lower priced option HERE) / sunglasses – CELINE (similar lower priced option HERE)
The blogging world is one of those industries that you kind of have to navigate blindly on your own…if you keep working hard and producing good quality content, more opportunities come up and you feel like you’ve unpeeled another layer of the “unknown.” There’s no manual with all the answers, no secret recipe for “blogging success.” For me, it has been a ton of trial and error, vulnerability, embarrassment at times, great days, horrible days, you name it – I’ve experienced it. However, there are a few things I reaaaaaally wish someone would have given me a heads up about. Thus, if I can save you the grief by sharing this list, I am happy to do so! That said, let’s get to it!
Happy Friday, loves! Keeping it extra short & sweet tonight (…Blake and I are headed to a late dinner, but I wanted to get this outfit up asap because this GORG jacket is on major markdown!!) and sharing the scoop on this chic and simple look!
SHOP MORE MOTO JACKETS
Hello sweet friends! First off, thank you for the unbelievably kind words about our wedding reveal post from yesterday…I don’t think I stopped smiling all day – y’all are the best! I am very pleased to close our wedding chapter and forever fondly look back. 🙂 Second, it’s a miracle, buuuut I am actually getting better about sharing travel wrap-ups (well sort of…Greece is still on the way, ah!) within a timely manner, so before the week is up, I am SO excited to share my west Texas road trip! One of my besties, Kayla, and I drove from Austin, to Marfa, to Big Bend National Park and back to Austin last weekend. It was quite the four day journey, and so so so incredible! (Yes, worthy of THREE “so’s” 😉 )…
Ohh my heart! Going through photos to create this post really brought out so many emotions! I purposefully didn’t wear makeup as I put this one together knowing I’d be a blubbery mess, ha! Excuse my delay in getting this post up, after a restful January, starting fresh in February just felt like the right time to share our wedding photos! Psst… you can also find our wedding reveal post on Style Me Pretty! It has been such an incredible treat to be a Blogger Bride for SMP and I hope I was able to provide some helpful planning tips and inspiration to current and future bride-to-be’s!
Blake and I have been hitched for four months now and life could not be any sweeter. I truly love him more each day and we have grown closer than ever…it really feels right that we are “husband” and “wife” – I don’t think there are any words more suitable for the bond we have. When people ask us if it feels different to be married, I always say yes, but that it’s tough to describe. It’s a comfort level unlike before, knowing you’ve got a best friend for life and someone who loves you equally, forever.
Wahoo! We’re nearly to the weekend! I’ve got some major Marfa road trip prep to do today (yayyy! Can’t wait for a girls weekend!), so I’m keeping this one extra short & sweet! Sharing my latest Instagram roundup with a TON of fun transitional pieces, slouchy sweaters (my fave!) and sooo many good shoes + handbags. Enjoy gals!! XOXO
Today felt like spring in Austin! It was sooo lovely. I kept telling myself I should step away from my computer and go for a run…but alas, #monday, so maybe I’ll make it outside tomorrow! 😉 Along with gorgeous spring weather comes a denim skirt (yep, you read that correctly, my 7th grade self would be very proud of me for rocking a denim mini 13 years later), a satin cami and some awesome kicks. Oh, and a stunning Furla handbag?! Again, my 7th grade, fashion obsessed self would be very proud.. 😉
Hey friends! By popular request, today’s Weekly Chat will feature my 5 tips to grow your blog! It has been so much fun to hear your wonderful feedback and jot down all the questions I’ve received thus far – so please, keep ’em coming! (You can either comment below, send me an Instagram DM or email your questions to livvylandblog[at]gmail.com – each week I’ll be answering more blogging/styling/personal questions!).
Sooo… without further ado, here are my top 5 tips:
Hey there! How was your week? Hooraaay! We made it to Friday! 😉 One of my best friends (Elissa – she’s a flight attendant) had some downtime this week in between work trips, so she kept me away from my computer (no complaints, it was a lovely break!) and we had some fun running around town, doing some shopping and of course, eating at a few favorite Austin spots. Today is her last day in town, so while she gets her hair done down the street, I am excited to get this post up while I sit at Starbucks waiting for her to finish! I love having my friends back in town…for the longest time nearly all of my best friends lived in either New York City or Chicago – it’s been so great since a couple have moved back to Austin in the last few months! For those of you with all of your friends in one place, you are very lucky!!
The Austin weather has been iffy recently – today it’s gorgeous and sunny, two days ago it was freezing and rainy…as always, it’s terribly unpredictable! That said, I scooped up this adorable fleece vest last fall and lemme tell ya, it is THE best $99 you will spend all year! I will forever stand by this adorable vest as both cute, warm and sooo perfect for layering. The color is fabulous, too, and goes with everything!