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 from November 1, 2010 - November 30, 2010

Friday
Nov122010

A Very Blustery Day (30 for 30 Day 5)

Well, I've made it to Day 5! Its rainy & blustery in Big D today, so I'm headed home for margaritas, Mexican food, the first season of True Bood on DVD and some cuddling with the hubs! Happy Weekend!

XO
-L


 

 

Friday
Nov122010

My (Grown-Up) Christmas List

Why is it a "grown-up" list you are wondering? Well, because I am feeling more like an actual grown-up everyday. The hubs (OMG, I'm married- that's really adult, right?) and I are on house hunting-and only grown-ups are allowed to buy their very own houses. And I have a sander on my wish list. What bratty teenager in their right mind would want power tools for Christmas? Yes, this is another clue to my adulthood, people. I am so pumped to use it to do some furniture refinishing.

Just so you know, this is an imaginary Christmas list-We had our awesome wedding this year and Geoff and I are saving our pennies for our new home, so it will be a lovely but small holiday. I just can't wait to eat too  much, bake with my mom, hug my family and take lots of naps.

Happy Friday lovelies. I will be back with my 30 for 30 outfit post later today. My camera battery died so no uploading till it charges. Whoops.

XO
-L

 

Thursday
Nov112010

American Girl (30 for 30: Day 4)

Happy Veterans Day (and Day 4 of the 30 for 30 Challenge!) I was feeling a little patriotic this morning and threw on this red, white & blue (and teal) number. This is one of my fave sweaters ever- my sweet mother-in-law got it for me last Christmas and I have gotten a ton of wear out of it. And I was feeling a little colorful so I threw on a big pair of red and orange earrings from Anthro and my most comfortable red flats. Voila- an outfit as American as apple pie.

I'm am learning more and more from this challenge everyday. I really feel like it is teaching me to pair colors and tetures that I wouldn't normally think of (like teal and blue and red and orange and stripes- oh my!) And I am grateful for the blogging community who truly have embraced this challenge and are supporting each other- thank you for all the comments and love ladies!

And today I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to my friend Laine's Hubby Dustin and her brother Randall, and all the veterans that have served and are serving our country. I appreciate the sacrifices you make everyday to keep us safe and protect the things I love most. Love you guys (and girls)!

XO
-L

 

 

Wednesday
Nov102010

Its a Plaid World (30 for 30 Day 3)

Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of the 30 for 30 Challenge. I have to say, I thought this little adventure would be really restrictive for me and that I wouldn't have many ideas, but it has been just the opposite. It may sound odd, but by limiting my pieces I feel like I have a ton more ideas for how to style them. I guess its easy to get overwhelmed with "stuff"- endless things taking up space- but when you really buckle down and use what you have, it can be just as exciting as weekly shopping trips. (Now I just shop in my closet...)

Anyway, enough on the anti-consumerism rant...I will always love to shop, I am just choosing to focus those funds on the big picture now- a house and future. And I really think this 30 for 30 Challenge will help me do so.

Any of you have any 30 for 30 ephiphanies yet?

XO
-L

 

 

Tuesday
Nov092010

Spotted (30 for 30 Day 2)

Good Morning! Welcome to Tuesday-Day 2 of the 30 for 30 Challenge (still going strong). It looks like the shopping ban could not have come at a better time, we found out yesterday that we are having to cut back hours at work. For those who don't know, I am the Senior Art Director for a design firm in Dallas. I love my job, but it turns out I will probably need to start looking for something new. Prayers and luck are needed! 

So after getting that bad news, I decided to cheer myself up with my favorite top. I waited forever for this little baby to hit the sale rack at Anthro, but when I got 4 gift cards to Anthropologie for my birthday in August (um, I guess I'm not so subtle with the Anthro love) I snapped it up at full price and have loved it to pieces. (And its STILL not on sale- sheesh!) Its definitely in my top 5 favorite pieces of clothing. Luckily, I included it in my 30 for 30 pieces. Hope you like it!!

XO
-L 

 

 

 

30 for 30: Day 2