That Go-To Outfit

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-j-crew-striped-turtleneck-outfit-idea-inspiration-4    livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-j-crew-striped-turtleneck-outfit-idea-inspiration-8For starters, let’s forgive the humidity hair action going on in this post haha. Austin doesn’t know if it’s hot, cold, extra dry or super humid and my hair is paying the price lately! Second…what’s your “I feel most myself when I’m wearing…” outfit of choice? As you can tell from my blog and IG feed, I am a total jeans girl through and through…and this particular pair of high rise denim is one that gets worn more than the rest! Y’all know my love for stripes runs deep, and I truly can’t tell you how many times I have worn this cozy top in the last few months (…no lie it’s likely an embarrassing amount of times, ha!). Lastly…oh those good ‘ol cognac accessories I can’t seem to shake. I am officially embracing my love for this color everything and will no longer hold myself back from buying aaaaall the (tan) things!
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jeans – LEVI’S / top – (mine is old) similar MADEWELL or EVERLANE / shoes – similar MADEWELL / handbag – SEZANE / necklace – MISSOMA / lipstick – MAC “Lady Danger”

Weekend Sale Picks

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-shopbop-buy-more-save-more-sale-favorite-what-to-buy-shop…It’s that time of year again (…and today’s the last day!)…The Buy More Save More event at Shopbop is happening now and things are going quick! I scoured the site to pick out my favorite pieces (that won’t break the bank) to have you walking into spring in s-t-y-l-e. My personal favorites are this striped one-piece and that darling denim jumpsuit…swoon! Grab a glass of vino (#weekend) and enjoy an online shopping spree. Happy Saturday, loves! XO


You Know You’re An Adult When…

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-blogger-dyson-v6-vacuum-ebay-7You know you’ve become a true adult when the day comes that you’re excited…no wait…ecstatic for a vacuum upgrade. When the box for our new Dyson arrived on our doorstep, you’d think I was a wild animal opening up that package…but no, just a regular ‘ol girl who reaaaaally loves her cleaning gadgets! And the absolute best part? This fella was just over $200 (reg. $499)!! I have never seen so many beautiful (…dare I describe a vacuum as such?) Dyson vacuums that are also SO affordable. And where oh where would you find such a deal? Look no further than eBay!

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A big thank you to eBay for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.

All The Feels

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-lou-and-grey-best-loungewear-cozy-joggers-stripe-sweatshirt-coffee-bed-bedroom-9What do you do to relax at home? As Blake and I are getting the hang of being dog parents, we’ve both found that lounging in bed has been a solid way to calm Watson down (…he instantly relaxes, it’s kind of amazing!) and gives us a little break from puppy training, too. We grab our books, pour some fresh coffee and soak up time with our cuddly pup! It’s become our weekend ritual lately (…and sometimes part of my daily routine when I need a sanity break, ha! Working from home means it’s tough to turn my brain off…!), and one of my very favorite things we do as a little family.
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UPSTATE SWEATPANTS (wearing xs) / STRIPED TOP (wearing xs)

A big thank you to Lou & Grey for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.

Transition To Spring

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-sole-society-spring-transition-shoes-outfit-idea-4Ohh we are SO close to spring! It’s finally sunny in Austin today and I feel like my soul is revived a bit…over a week of miserable, rainy, cold, dark weather did quite a doozy on my mind…I’ve never experienced how deeply weather can effect my mood until this time around…and you can ask Blake, I was not a happy human to be around, haha ah! Anyone else feel the woes of grim weather? I feel like a lot of my friends have been feeling the same way lately.

In other (good!) news, spring fashion is HERE! If you’re an online shopper like me, you may have noticed all the winter goodies going on sale and fresh, spring picks hitting the “new arrivals” tabs. I’m excited to share this easy, season-to-season transitional look with y’all – you know I’m a sucker for mixing up neutrals (…and topping off with a bandana), so let’s get to it!

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Under $70 Denim

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-south-congress-avenue-austin-texas-fashion-life-style-blogger-bdg-high-waist-crop-flare-jeans-3livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-south-congress-avenue-austin-texas-fashion-life-style-blogger-bdg-high-waist-crop-flare-jeans-5Be still my heart. This pair of cropped flare denim is  e v e r y t h i n g . I watched Clueless over the weekend and since then, I’ve been a bit more valley girl-esque than usual. I guess what was “valley girl” in the 90s is now “basic” in the 2000s…either way, sometimes it’s fun to let your brain go to mush for a bit and use terminology that is mainstream girl code. In other words, when I say these jeans are “e v e r y t h i n g” = THESE PANTS ARE FREAKIN’ AMAZING!

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jeans – URBAN OUTFITTERS / top – (mine is old) similar TOPSHOP / handbag – BRAHMIN / booties – MADEWELL / belt – MADEWELL / sunglasses – RAY BAN / hat – BRIXTON

The Skincare Products I Can’t Live Without

Illustrations by Kimberlee Watson

Hey friends, how was your weekend? Blake and I had an especially relaxing couple of days…watched some Netflix shows (we got sucked into the Dirty Money vortex and it was SO. GOOD. Highly recommend!), enjoyed time with both of our families and spent lots of quality time with Watson. It was one of those much needed, therapeutic weekends over here! When the week feels overwhelming and hectic, it’s always so nice to step back, recenter and focus on what’s important in life…which for me is always my relationships (Blake, family, puppers).

Buuuut just like that, it’s back to Monday. A fresh week filled with a lengthy to-do list and I haven’t even finished my coffee yet…ah! In the midst of all the crazy, there is one thing I can rely on to feel at ease and even a little pampered…and that is my favorite skincare products.

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1. DermAppeal by Skinn Microdermabrasion Treatment / 2. Kiehl’s Tumeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Masque / 3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream / 4. La Mer Eye Concentrate / 5. Weleda Sensitive Skin Facial Oil / 6. Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask

Clogs for Spring

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Going back to my roots today! Which means…dressing in an ultra cozy, boho vibe. Growing up in Austin means it’s pretty much in my blood to dress casual for every occasion…and I’ve got no complaints there! It’s one of my favorite things about living here – you never feel pressured to get super dolled up. Barely-there makeup, second day hair (…that’s what hats are for! 😉 ), some free flowing layers and a fabulous pair of clogs…can you tell I am so ready for spring? Side note: it was 75 degrees when we shot this post, which makes me sooo happy! (Warm enough to order an iced beverage…#yaaas). Austin weather, you are totally CRAY but I sure do love you for providing a little sunshine this week.
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thermal top – UO (wearing xs) / jeans- MADEWELL / cardigan – SOLE SOCIETY  / hat- BRIXTON / shoes – SOLE SOCIETY / handbag – SOLE SOCIETY

The Ultimate Avocado Toast

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-ultimate-avocado-toast-recipe-best-avo-breakfast-idea-jessica-leeBy Jessica Lee

As we inch closer to the weekend, we’re craving everyone’s favorite trendy meal…avo toast. There’s a reason why it’s so popular, and LL food contributor Jessica Lee is spilling the details on her ultimate avocado toast recipe, plus why it’s about to be your new favorite (easy-to-make-at-home-meal), too…

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Camel Crush

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-oatmeal-knit-sweater-j-crew-camel-coat-chloe-faye-tobacco-handbag-1livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-style-blogger-free-people-oatmeal-knit-sweater-j-crew-camel-coat-chloe-faye-tobacco-handbag-3Ohh this camel coat…I just can’t get enough! I wasn’t so sure it’d be put to proper use living in Austin, however, it has proven to become a go-to in my wardrobe (…thanks to a rare, cold Texas winter!). While I am SO over the cold and very ready for spring everything (mostly sunshine…ohh how I miss that Vitamin D fix!), I am secretly still loving getting to wear all these beautiful layers. Needless to say, it’s been fun to enjoy winter styling this season!
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coat – J. CREW / jeans – LEVI’S / shoes – (old Forever21) similar FREE PEOPLE / handbag – CHLOE / sweater – FREE PEOPLE