Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Thursday
Nov032011

Cat-printed Hat

Happy chilly Thursday lovelies! I would like to introduce you to my new hat. Its fuzzy, animal print and a fedora- pretty much the headwear trifecta, no? I'm pretty excited. I see a whole winter of bad hair days covered by this little baby. Its part of Target's collaboration with milliner Albertus Swanepoel (who is also doing a line with Jcrew this fall.) I'm psyched because it looks so much like the JCrew version (which is $178!) and I got mine for $10 with a leftover Target gift card. Love me a good bargain. I'm seeing it paired with a chunky sweater, dark skinny jeans, an arm full of cuffs and suede ankle booties. So happy fall is here!!!

Check it out here and get your hands on one...

XO
-L

 

Wednesday
Nov022011

DIY: Brought to you by the letter K

If you know me, you are probably aware that I am obsessed with monograms. Love them. Even our wedding centered around our monogram and typography...guess its a graphic design thing. And of course I adore anything Anthroplogie. Take a cute monogram and mix it with some Anthro and you have some serious lust going on over here. I've loved these oversized zinc letters for a while, but can't get behind the $98 price tag. For one letter. Yikes! Pinterest to the rescue again! Seriously, is there anything you can't find a tutorial for on Pinterest? Dog jacket? Check! Giant Backyard Scrabble? Check! How to breed camels? Check. Ok wait... I made that last one up.
But there really are too many great ideas to count. Here's my newest DIY fave:

 So how did I take my letter from this... (Paper mache "K" is $8 from JoAnn Fabrics)

To this? Check out this tutorial from Kristen F Davis Designs. Its easy peasy (and only cost me $10!!)


Pretty cute, huh?

XO
-L 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Calvin's New Coat (Country Gent Dog Jacket Tutorial)

Hi Pretties! After a nice long rest I am finally back to my little blog- I have missed it so! I've spent my time off working on some big projects, planning a huge party for work and setting up our new house. I can't wait to share pics with you! But in the mean time I'll share a little sewing project I just finished: a sherpa-lined flannel coat for our little boo Calvin. So its not like it gets super cold here in Dallas, but this little coat was just too cute not to whip up. After seeing this tutorial on Pinterest I was obsessed. I'm no professional seamstress, but after a refresher class and a little practice, it actually turned out pretty well. Check out the tutorial here and make your own for your fur baby. And to see all my Pinterest lists, visit me here.

XO
-L 


Monday
Oct312011

Happy Halloween!

From Calvin the bee & Hubs & me!

XO
-L 

 

Tuesday
Sep202011

A little Rest...


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You may have noticed my consistent absence as of late. Once again, real life has become insane (in good, joyful, lovely ways - moving to a new beautiful house, working hard at a job I love, spending time with my best friend (the hubs) and enjoying some down time.) And sometimes real life is more important than bloggy life. I guess this is one of those times when my heart is more invested in other things and blogging has taken a backseat. I'm not leaving forever, just taking off for a month or two...

Hope you'll come visit when I get back.

XO
-L