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 

 

 


Entries in Photography (8)

Wednesday
Mar162011

Style File: Its getting a little Weird


Long Sleeve T: Gap  |  Vest: Old Navy  |  Belt: Anthropologie  |  Pants: Express Editor |  Hoops: Stella & Dot
 Wedges: Cynthia Vincent for Target  |  Necklace: Anthro (gift from bestie Susie)
  Husband: Cutie-Patootie Store

 

I mean the photos are getting weird. Not me. I'm already weird.

Perhaps I should explain...
My super awesome coworker at my old job, Natalie (who happens to be a photographer) used to take all my outfit photos, but now that I have a new job, I have conned husband into taking them when I get home at night. Needless to say his tolerance for fancy photo shoots with lots of poses is lacking. So, the Style File photo posts will most likely be short and sweet from here on out. You guys are probably tired of endless photos of me anyway. And they will most likely include a few ridiculous photos that husband thinks are awesome (see last photo). He took a photo of a weed in our backyard that he thought was good, but I refused to post it. Its a WEED, I said.
I have standards you know.

Maybe I'll get a tripod and a remote...*

XO
-L

*Kidding, Husband. You are a good sport. MWAH!

Tuesday
Mar152011

Style File: Bows, Balloons & Goodbyes

White Top: Splendid  |  Faux Fur Vest: Old Navy  |  Pink Satin Sequin Belt: LOFT  
 Jeans: Paper Denim Cloth  |  Blush Suede Platform Heels: Bakers  |  Bangles: F21
Diamond Horseshoe Necklace: Vintage (Great Grandmother's)  |  Silver Key Necklace: Gift from Hubs  

 

Well hello there! Sorry for being late to post today and for getting nothing up yesterday. What can I say? It happens. But I am back today to share an outfit from last week. It was my last day at my old job and they treated me with yummy chocolate cake and balloons! It was so much fun and sad all at the same time. Its hard to move on, especially when you know your job so well and you have no idea what you're getting into with a new opportunity. It can be scary to make a big leap. But as I've learned over and over, the biggest risks are often the most rewarding (like this vest-haha!) So here we go new life chapter...cheers!

Any of you guys making big life changes? I would love to hear...

XO
-L 

Friday
Mar112011

Important! Help a sister out!


photos by Grace Pfeiffer (that is her gorgeous son Ian!)

Hi guys. Welcome to Friday! Woot! As you know, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard. All entries close at 6 pm tonight, and the winner will be announced this evening-so get crackin! (And don't forget to check back tonight to see who wins!)

Also, I have a huge favor to ask each of you. One of my very best friends in the whole wide world, Grace Pfeiffer, has 4 photos in a Facebook photo contest to win an iPad. She is ridiculously talented (she and our friend Julie Cope took all our wedding photos) and so deserves to win, so please click on each of the 4 links below and vote for her photos! Thank you ever so!

http://apps.facebook.com/enchantmentcontest/entry/152656?=e1ojec

http://apps.facebook.com/enchantmentcontest/entry/152646?=e1ojec

http://apps.facebook.com/enchantmentcontest/entry/152645?=e1ojec

http://apps.facebook.com/enchantmentcontest/entry/152644?=e1ojec

XO

-L 

Monday
Mar072011

Style File: Bookworm


Shirt: H&M  |  Belt: Husband's  |  Green Skinny Cargos: LOFT  |  Flower Pin: Anthroplogie  |  
Suede Mary Jane Booties: Mia

Happy Monday pretties! Did everyone have a nice weekend? I did! Friday we had date night with steaks and cocktails at our favorite place. Then Saturday, I got my hair cut and dyed (bangs and blonde! Can't wait to show you!) and we spent a lot of time relaxing at home in our pjs-so lovely. Then yesterday, we ran 8 miles (only 3 weeks till the half marathon-yikes!) I am so SORE this morning! It will all be worth it though when I cross that finish line with the hubs!

So this outfit is from last week, but I'm cool with that. Besides, you don't want to see my running capris and yoga pants. I loved doing this shoot with my talented friend Natalie- she has such an amazing eye! We had a blast running around Barnes and Noble being embarrassing. Its funny, but the older I get, the less I care who is staring at me like I'm a lunatic. 

I love this H&M checked shirt- and paired with cargos, its the perfect casual outfit to wear wandering around a bookstore, reading and sipping coffee.

Oh, and while I was waiting for my coffee, the Starbucks employees were talking about making a citizen's arrest because I was photographing the place. Weirdos.

And speaking of books, here are my currents and all time faves...

Currently Reading
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet
The House at Riverton, Kate Morton 

All-Time Favorites
Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffennegger
The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

XO
-L 

Monday
Jan312011

Paper Gangsta

Yeah, that's my current favorite Gaga song. Love it. And its appropriate for this post cause these dresses are made out of paper. I must have stood in front of Anthropologie visually dissecting these things for at least 20 minutes. And then I started photographing them. I'm pretty sure the manager thought I was casing the joint. I couldn't help myself- they are so beautiful. Can you blame me?

XO
-L