Cardigan, Skirt and Boots

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-cardigan-skirt-madewell-regan-boots-fall-neutral-cozy-outfit-1 livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-cardigan-skirt-madewell-regan-boots-fall-neutral-cozy-outfit-4This might be one of my favorite outfits of all time! It’s cozy, classy and so incredibly comfortable. This cardigan is amazing worn over a skirt or dress, and also looks beautiful front-tucked into high rise jeans with booties (what I wore for Thanksgiving). The floral print and silhouette of this skirt is feminine and versatile – it could easily be worn with a tank top and cute sandals in the summer. Also, it was sold out forever and I now it has loads of sizes, so definitely scoop up asap before it’s gone!

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SHOP OUTFIT DETAILS

CARDIGAN (xs) / SKIRT / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES / BOOTIES / SOCKS


Senreve Mini Maestra Handbag

OliviaOliviaMy mission to add classic black pieces to my wardrobe is on the up and up…specifically a pair of gorgeous booties and the most beautiful, timeless black handbag. I’ve seen some of my favorite fashionistas wear Senreve bags for years and finally decided I would step outside my tan-accessories-always comfort zone with the Mini Maestra in mimosa onyx. It’s chic, the perfect size (it holds so much!) and extremely versatile. You can wear it as a crossbody, shoulder strap, backpack or on your forearm. Plus, it’s customizable – pick the texture (pebbled, croc, etc.), color and hardware. I’m truly in love with this bag, it’s a handbag I will have forever!
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SHOP OUTFIT DETAILS

sweater – SEZANE (size small) / boots – MADEWELL / skirt – (mine is old Free People – linking two updated FP options!) HERE & HERE / handbag – SENREVE / blazer – MADEWELL (size xs) / sunglasses – CELINE


Instagram Roundup: Fall Flatlays Vol. 1

livvyland-blog-fall-instagram-roundup-flatlay-outfitsExcited to share an Instagram roundup featuring loads of great fall outfit ideas! As always, I linked up products from each look below the image – also added some sizing notes as needed. 🙂 I love creating these flatlays and hope you guys still enjoy them, they’re so fun to piece together! Happy shopping, xoxo.
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Black Friday Sales

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Anthropologie: 30% site-wide (OMG! Y’all…THE mirror is on sale!)


Backcountry
: up to 35% off big brands (Patagonia, Sorel, etc.) 

Madewell: 30% off site-wide


Nordstrom
: up to 50% off your favorite brands


Everlane
: up to 40% off


How I Got Back Into Running

Hello and thank you for being here! It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to share a more personal post, but it certainly feels good to write in this space again. For those who have been following me on Instagram, I have shared quite a bit that running has become a big part of my life. I do want to start out by saying that every postpartum journey is different, every body is different. Metabolisms, energy level, free time, whether or not your kiddo will chill in a jogging stroller (…and if not, whether or not you are okay with turning up your headphones full blast to finish your run, haha ah!) – there are so many variables that will make my journey different than yours. So if anything, please throw comparison to the wayside, and rather, I hope this post inspires you to start or keep moving your body – for you.

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Secret Stock Sale Favorites (Up to 60% off!)

Olivia OliviaS-A-L-E news! Madewell is running their Secret Stock Sale (up to 60% off!) and my top, shorts and sandals are all included…plus TONS more amazing finds! Going to keep this post short and sweet today…Jude has an ear infection and is taking a morning nap, so quickly sharing these outfit details before he’s up and ready for more mama snuggles. Hope y’all have a great weekend! Sharing more sale favorites below.

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SHOP MY LOOK

SHORTS (run big, order a size or two down) / TOP (wearing XS) / SANDALS (TTS, run narrow) / HANDBAG (it’s a beauty!)


Madewell Relaxed Denim Shorts

OliviaOliviaFirst off, HELLO! I feel like I probably don’t need an explanation for my blog sharing absence – but in case you’re new here, I have two young kiddos (2.5 y/o and 10 months old)…aaand that pretty much sums it up! 😉 (Who knew raising children takes ALL your time?! Ha!). However, GOSH it feels good to sit down and share an outfit post again. To even WEAR an outfit (and makeup!) these days is a major deal in my world. Between keeping two little humans alive and thriving, and also scouring the internet for home renovation supplies (we are adding a primary bathroom, having our bedroom ceilings vaulted + adding skylights, totally redoing our kitchen + updating the boys bathroom), any ounce of extra free time has been devoted to sourcing materials as we gear up for phase two of our 1970s house flip in August. However, I have missed my little corner of the internet SO much…and I’m excited to start sharing content regularly on here again – YAY! My friend and wonderful Austin photographer, Brandon Hill, has kindly agreed to meet bi-weekly for shoots. So, prepare for more outfit inspo + renovation posts headed your way! And also, some mama me-time, hooray!

…Starting with this very “Olivia” casual, jeans + tee look. 😉

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SHORTS (they run big, go a size or two down) / TEE (wearing size small)/ HANDBAG / SANDALS (fit TTS) / SUNGLASSES / BRACELET SET / HERRINGBONE CHAIN NECKLACE / COIN NECKLACE / HAVERHILL TURQUOISE RING (LIVVY15 for 15% off)


Turning homeownership from a dream to reality

There’s an unexplainable thing about homeownership you don’t realize until you look back years after walking through the door for the first time. When I think about our first house, I think about all of the wonderful memories it was the backdrop for. It was the place a couple of newlyweds first called home. It’s where we trained Watson to sit and give high-fives – and then shortly after that, Lulu. The house we turned our guest room into a nursery, painted by my mom as I sat near the door rubbing my stomach as we chatted about how excited we were to meet our sweet baby boy, Jude. From home renovations to long family walks in the neighborhood – Blake being pulled by two hyper dogs and me trying to keep up while pushing Jude in the stroller with another baby growing in my belly – to all of the lazy spaghetti nights. Our first home gave us the space to grow from a young couple into a family with two adorable little boys and a pair of crazy dogs. That home is so incredibly special to us, simply looking at photos of the life we built in our first house brings tears to my eyes. Tears of happiness and gratitude for the beautiful life this house provided.

We’re very fortunate to be able to experience the joys of homeownership, and we know the process of saving and planning financially for a home can be incredibly intimidating. However, with Bank of America’s Community Homeownership Commitment®, owning a home may become more attainable than you might think. Bank of America is committed to helping prospective homebuyers on their journey to homeownership. Owning a home means creating a legacy and building lifelong wealth for your family. I’m thrilled to partner with Bank of America and share how this program can work for you.

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Biker Shorts Forever

livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-greenbelt-hike-free-people-fp-movement-hot-shot-bike-shorts-outfit-2livvyland-blog-olivia-watson-austin-texas-lifestyle-fashion-blogger-greenbelt-hike-on-cloud-running-shoes-1Last week was below freezing temperatures, this week is 70s and sunny. Austin, you always keep us guessing! I’ll admit, hiding inside for a week straight was definitely not good for my brain…I felt so yucky mentally and physically. When we finally got a day of sunshine, I knew I needed to take full advantage…and it felt SO good.

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BIKER SHORTS / TANK TOP / PULLOVER / RUNNING SHOES / BACKPACK

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


Four Months In: Life With Two Under Two

livvyland-life-two-under-two-austin-texas-motherhood-lifestyle-fashion-bloggerIMG_4819Four months ago we welcomed our second baby boy! Mid-pandemic, mid-lockdown, mid-two parents trying to work from home and take care of kiddos – we dove right into life with two under two. Ezra joined the fam and Jude became a big brother at 18 months old. I’ll be the first to admit that life with two babies (because an 18 month old really is still a baby!) under two years old is not for the faint at heart. But it is filled with heart exploding love and worth every second. Even the seconds crying in the car from overwhelm and exhaustion (they happened a lot with one, they’re absolutely still happening with two). Even the seconds peeing with the door open as your toddler vroom-vrooms his toy cars under your legs and your newborn rests in the lounger two feet away. The reality of taking care of two babies is not a Doen ad where you’re effortlessly put together in a beautiful billowy dress smiling in a field while your children dressed in head to toe linen jumpsuits frolic in the sunset. The reality of two under two is a combination of exhaustion and joy in the same pair of leggings you’ve worn for days and an oversized sweatshirt with a fresh sprtiz of dry shampoo in your hair. All jokes (er, that is the reality…!) aside, it’s also completely wonderful, fulfilling and an abundance of love that brings tears streaming down your face (I cry often because I have never felt such a precious, pure love like this) and a chapter in life we will look back on and cherish.

Through the sleepless nights and early mornings, we snuggle our babies tight, laugh as Jude does the cutest dance moves to BTS “Dynamite” for the 1000th time, squeeze Ezra’s mushy thighs, inhale both of their absolutely delicious scents and smile so big with pride that these two miracles are ours and we get to enjoy them every single day. There is nothing like the happiness children bring into your life and we do not take a moment for granted.

I asked my Instagram followers to submit questions they have for me regarding life with two under and two and below you’ll find my answers. If you have a question I didn’t get to, please feel free to leave a comment. 🙂 Thanks so much for watching the madness that is our life unfold…! Sending big hugs to all the parents out there doing their best. Also – keep in mind that every family unit operates differently, what works for us may not work for others and that’s the beauty of parenting…it’s personal!

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