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Entries in Shopping (53)


Styling: J. Crew Dorrie Skirt


Styling: J. Crew Dorrie Skirt
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Hi there! How are all my lovelies? I am glad its Thursday-the week is almost up. And, I'm a little sad/excited today. Its my last day at my old job and I am going to miss my coworkers so much (I'm talking to you Natalie!) Nat and I have become so close and I'm totally bummed I won't see her everyday. Plus, she's been taking my OOTD photos (she's super talented!) and now I'm either going to have to get a tripod and remote or work on the hub's photo skills. He's learning (sort of...) Love you honey.

Anywho, I'm on to a new job, with new opporunites. Add that to our approaching 6 month wedding anniversary, new hair, a thriving new freelance business, new goals before I hit the big 3-0, and several fun trips this year, and I've got a so much to be grateful for. Its going to be an amazing year!

Finally, starting a new job always means a little shopping right? right. I am so in love with J. Crew's Orange Dorrie skirt. It is so versitile- I can't wait to rock this puppy at work and on the weekends. Take a look at some of the ways I'll be styling this seasonless staple.

AND DON"T FORGET! My giveaway for a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard ENDS TOMORROW! Don't miss out!



One Pretty Thing (& Win a $50 Anthro Giftcard!)

Good morning! Its Hump day- hooray! (Not that kind...you guys are such dirty birds.) Glad the week is halfway done and my hubby comes home from his business trip tonight!

Anywho, do you like this blouse? I am a little obsessed with it. Ok, a LOT obsessed with it. Want to get $50 to put toward whatever your little heart desires at Anthro? I want to remind you that my $50 Anthropologie Giftcard Giveaway ends THIS FRIDAY! Get your party panties on and enter! (And tell your friends!)
Everyone likes pretty free stuff right?



$50 Anthropologie Giftcard GIVEAWAY! (Comments are now closed.)

Good morning pretties! Guess what? As a treat for all of my lovely, wonderful readers, I'm hosting my very first giveaway here on Olive & Bleu! I couldn't be more excited! I am giving away (what else?) a $50 ANTHROPOLOGIE GIFTCARD to one lucky reader. Simply follow the rules below, and you will be entered to win!

The Rules:

1. YOU MUST be a public follower of my Olive and Bleu.
    (See the Google Friend Connect on the sidebar to join if you have not already.)

2. Leave a comment saying you are a public follower.
    Please leave your name and email so that I can contact you if you win.

3. Also, in your comment, please let me know what your favorite thing is to read about
    on Olive & Bleu: Outfits of the Day? Interior Design Ideas? Beauty and Product
    Reviews? Dear Husband? Or if there is anything else you would like to see on
    Olive & Bleu. I love suggestions!

4. For an extra entry, blog about the contest and let me know with another comment.

5. The lucky winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be
    announced on Friday, March 11th. You will have 72 hourrs to reply &
    claim your prize once notified.

Good Luck!

Thank you so much for all of your support-I LOVE my readers!



The giveaway consists on ONE $50 Anthropologie Giftcard.
This contest is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Anthropologie
or its parent company, Urban Outfitters. This prize is not transferable and
may not be exchanged for cash. Void where prohibited.

Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Friday, March 11.


Dear Me: Oh, You Shouldn't Have!

Dear Self,
Today you got some really great news. You have been hired on some super exciting new freelance and consulting jobs. And you got an awesome new day job! As a reward, I bought you this stunning necklace you have been drooling over forever. Because sometimes a girl's gotta treat herself. (Don't tell husband...)



If I had an extra $1000 to blow...

  If I had an extra $1000...

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Because you can't be responsible ALL the time...