No Baby Unhugged

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-costco-huggies-diapers-2 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-costco-huggies-diapers-4Since becoming a mom, there is nothing more important to me than spending quality time with my baby. I juggle being a full time mama and a full time blogger – so I will take every free moment I get to soak up cuddles, hugs and kisses with my sweet boy. With so much going on in my brain at all times (“don’t forget to email that brand back!” or “we’re almost out of diaper wipes” or “oops, I forgot to pump before his next meal!”), checking things off my to-do list so that I can be totally present with Jude is top priority these days.

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Must-Have Overalls

One thing I’ve realized over the years about my style: I. Love. Overalls. They’re easy to throw on, they’ve got that relaxed vibe and when they fit just right, you feel like a million bucks in them. When I saw this pair while clicking through the New Arrivals tab at ModCloth, I knew I had to give them a try. They showed up on my doorstep a few days later and as I slipped myself into them, I looked in the mirror and did a happy dance. I talk a lot about postpartum body image here and on my Instagram feed, and when you order something that just fits in all the right places, it’s totally worth that squeal of happiness and big cheesy grin. I couldn’t wait to share these with y’all…!

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The Cutest Under $30 Maxi Dress

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mustard-canary-yellow-maxi-dress-love-sadie-summer-date-night-outfit-5 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-mustard-canary-yellow-maxi-dress-love-sadie-summer-date-night-outfit-4 If fall in your city means 95 degree temperatures, then I am right there with you! As a blogger, I am guilty of smiling as I pose in cozy cardigans and fleece joggers…when in reality I am dying a slow and painful death melting in triple digits and daydreaming of nothing more than an ice cold margarita. Now if that mental image doesn’t scream “fall!” then I don’t know what does haha! 😉 In Austin, fall can mean a tank top and shorts or flowy dress…this city sort of skips fall and goes straight to winter (…and our winter could technically be another city’s fall given that we rarely hit below 50 degrees…). What I’m trying to say is – regardless of the season, you can dress in whatever you’re loving, while keeping the latest seasonal trends in mind. Bohemian, pretty prairie style is something we’ll be seeing a lot of this fall, and this mustard yellow maxi dress with a ruffle bottom totally fits the trend and is a staple you can wear now and into the next few months. The best part? This $27 maxi dress comes in three colors and could easily be styled for cooler weather weather…simply add a leather or denim jacket and some ankle booties or mules!

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dress – LOVE SADIE (wearing size small)


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

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

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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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