New York City Strolling

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-nyc-tribeca-mom-jeans-brahmin-tan-charleston-tote-neckerchief-5Sorry for the radio silence on LL this week (…and my Insta feed), I’ve had a bad case of the flu that pretty much kicked my butt! Not going to lie, as awful as I’ve been feeling, I think it’s my body telling me to “cool muhh jets” and literally do a whole lotta  n-o-t-h-i-n-g  for a week straight. So! That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. Movie watching, Netflix and actual chilling (Masters of None is SO GOOD!), going to sleep at 6pm for the past five days straight. Blake has been the best care taker and sweetest husband…I definitely lucked out, he is a true gem!

Switching gears…let’s talk about this look! High rise + cropped flare jeans (omg I am not wearing skinny jeans, it’s a miracle!), the cutest mustard neckerchief and a goooorgeous tote bag in my favorite color…
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top – ZARA (similar HERE) / jeans – URBAN OUTFITTERS / scarf – MADEWELL (similar HERE) / shoes – STEVE MADDEN / tote bag – BRAHMIN / sunglasses – RAY BAN


3 Favorites: Travel Sandals

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-park-guell-birkenstock-yara-oiled-leather-travel-sandals-shoesHey gals! Been a while since I’ve done a “5 Favorites” post here on LL. Throughout my Spain travels, I received a lot of questions about my favorite travel sandals (…in particular, who makes the ones I’m wearing above). Thus, today I’m excited share my go-to summer sandals for traveling (and everyday wear!). Though I normally share five faves, I narrowed my list down to just three because I’m pretty particular about my travel sandals…gotta make sure you can walk for miles in these! (…and I swear by each one below!).

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Poppy Floral Mini Dress

View More: http://brandonhillstories.pass.us/olivia-20There’s something about poppy red that has me swooning these days. It’s such a fun, happy color and it goes great with cognac accessories + shoes (which y’all know is a must for me! 😉 ). This little floral number is certain to be one of those adorable dresses on repeat this summer – my galpal Elissa and I rotated wearing it in Barcelona, ha! Such a breezy material and just makes you feel ultra good and feminine. It’s really the perfect dress from day to night and work to play!

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dress – TOPSHOP / shoes – STEVE MADDEN (on sale!) / handbag – c.o. FURLA

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Costa Brava Bliss

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-fashion-travel-blogger-shop-spring-solid-and-striped-sophia-one-piece-swimsuit-periwinkle-blue-costa-brava-pals-beach-barecelona-spain-2You see that face above? That’s the face of someone who is relaxed, rested, taking it easy and overall…happy. The past 10 days traveling have been overwhelmingly wonderful – I look out at the ocean and am filled with gratitude. To be here in Spain with my closest friends, all of us growing and going through different things yet able to sync up…to take a break from our busy lives and prioritize each others company, it’s something quite special and treasured to me!

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SWIMSUIT c.o. / TOWEL c.o. / INSTAX CAMERA / SUNGLASSES (similar)

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


Bringing Back The Skort

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-new-york-city-cobble-hill-brooklyn-modcloth-skort-peter-pan-collar-top-vans-classic-sneakers-summer-outfit-13Yes. You read correctly…I said SKORT! As in, the shorts + skirt hybrid that was the “it” thing to wear in the 90s. At first I was hesitant…but then I tried this cutie on and BAM not only was the fit amazing, it gave me some serious pep in my step! You get the feminine vibe of a skirt, mixed perfectly with the carefree feel of shorts – and that, my friends, is a definite win in my book! Bend, snap, skip, jump…you name it, this outfit lets you (and kind of encourages you) to do it all.

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SKORT c.o. / TOP c.o. / BACKPACK / SHOES (similar)

A big thank you to ModCloth for sponsoring this post! All opinions (and big cheesy grins above) are my own.


9 Ways To Display Houseplants

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-fashion-blogger-urban-outfitters-record-player-nook-room-setup-holder-interior-boho-style-levis-wedgie-shorts-5Are you a fan of houseplants? Not going to lie, my thumb was nowhere near green until we moved into our house…then suddenly, my passion for houseplants blossomed (har har) and I became a little obsessed (…and went kind of house-plant-crazy) and added fresh greens to every room in one weekend! The good news? You don’t have to break the bank to freshen up your living space when it comes to buying plants. Succulents are inexpensive, last forever (knock on wood) and there are SO MANY awesome and stylish ways to display them!

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Scandinavia Travel Diary: Day-Trip To Berlin, Germany

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-regal-princess-scandinavia-cruise-may-june-itinerary-what-to-wear-pack-ports-berlin-germany-museum-historic-district-travelDid you see my latest travel post featuring Tallinn, Estonia? I am slowly but surely spilling all the details from our trip through Scandinavia with Princess Cruises! Today I’m excited to share a glimpse at our day-trip to Berlin, Germany. Hope you enjoy!!

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JEANS / STRIPED TEESNEAKERS / TRENCH COAT / SUNGLASSES / HANDBAG

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


Levi’s High Rise Denim Shorts

I’ve had quite a few requests to style a pair of high rise shorts here on LL, so today I’m excited to finally give y’all a little OOTD inspiration! You can’t go wrong rocking a pair of classic Levi’s, and these high waist shorts are cute, comfy and can be worn a million different ways…

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shorts – LEVIS / striped top – TOPSHOP / denim jacket – MADEWELL / shoes – EVERLANE / belt – REVOLVE (lower priced option HERE) / bandana (just $5!) – NORDSTROM / sunglasses – CELINE similar TS.2 / handbag – MADEWELL


Weekly Chat: Life Update & Sharing Some Travel News!

Hello there! How’s your week going? I’m beyond elated to take a break from blog life and do a little traveling with my best friends this week. Things in my world have been a lot more hectic than I’ve shared recently…so stepping away from responsibility and my inbox is a very welcomed (and necessary) break! I thought that “working for myself” would allow for a lot more vacation days than a 9-5, but in fact, recently it’s been the opposite. When you’re your own boss, it’s that much harder to turn it off…and that much more challenging not to feel guilty when you do.

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12 Colorful Throw Pillows

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-interiors-home-decor-tribal-print-throw-pillows-colorful-urban-outfitters-3As I dive deeper into decorating the new house, adding bursts of color and texture to a room is made a lot easier with the help of a few adorable throw pillows! I gravitate towards white, airy spaces with hints of color here and there, so investing in key neutral pieces when it comes to furniture (our sofa is light grey, the rug is cream with a grey design as seen above) and then filling in the space with cozy color pops is my plan of action. As y’all saw in my record player nook reveal post from last week, I’m digging a mix of solid and printed pillows. Today I’m excited to share a few more fun throw pillows that will add some personality to your space (…and of course, bring out the happy vibes – which y’all know I’m aaaall about!).

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