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 October 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010

Friday
Oct222010

Happy Weekend!


One of our wedding photos by Grace Pfeiffer

Happy Friday! I am so excited to pick up my hubby from the airport today- We've only been married a month and he's already missed a week of it! I will be spending the weekend house-hunting with the hubs, catching a movie, figuring out our Halloween costumes, and working on my blog redesign (switching back to Blogger- more on that later...)

What are you guys up to?

XO
-L

Thursday
Oct212010

Blogger Crush: Sydney at The Daybook

I am rebelling, people. I refuse to accept that, though it is in fact the end of October, it is still in the mid 80's in Dallas. This is a bunch of crap. I am so ready for crisp fall days! So, I turned up my nose at the weatherman this morning and put on a sweaterdress, faux fur vest and leather wedge boots, then I proceeded to order chili for lunch. Take that unseasonable weather!

Anywho, please direct your attention to my new blogger crush-Miss Sydney Poulton at The Daybook. You know those girls- really cute and stylish and happy with cute husbands? And you want to hate their guts? But they are so funny and quirky that you just can't? Yeah- that's Sydney. I love reading her blog- its hilarious and sweet and she always has great outfits on. Its a big ball of cute fashiony goodness and I plan on stealing some of her styling ideas very soon. Head over and check her out-I'll be surprised if you're not instantly addicted.

My hubs is coming home tomorrow!! DOUBLE TRIPLE YAY WITH A CHERRY ON TOP!!!

XO
-L

All images copyright Sydney at The Daybook

Wednesday
Oct202010

Halloweenie-Meenie-Minie-Moe 

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I hope everyone has had a great start to their weeks. My whole office went to a "Get Motivated" Seminar on Monday- We heard Laura Bush, Colin Powell, Emmit Smith & Terry Bradshaw speak- it really was fun. I was so motivated I proceeded to go home and fall asleep on the couch- haha! 

Oh well, I'll try to be more motivated tomorrow...

One thing I have been motivated to get going on is my Halloween costume. We are going to a party then out for drinks for Halloween so I wanna make sure I am super cute. I am thinking of going as Katy Perry- love her pin-up girlie style. Of course, this would mean my new hubs would have to be Russell Brand to match- and I'm not so sure he's keen on the idea, so we'll see. Check out some inspiration pics of the fab Miss Perry below, and then take a look at how I would style myself a la Katy. (I will be toning down the slutty-lets keep all our lady bits covered please girls...) 

What are you guys doing for Halloween?!!

XO
-L 

 

 

 

Friday
Oct152010

J Crew Jackpot & Early Fall Wishlist

Happy Friday! We had so much fun at Hitchcocktober last night at the Angelika Theater at Mockingbird Station to see Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (and I got to mark off #8 on my 30 before 30 list...) Called Hitchcocktober, the films are screened outside on their patio and we took a blanket, a picnic & a bottle of wine to enjoy. For you fellow Dallasites, the Angelika is doing this every Thursday night in October with a different Hitchcock film- check out more info here.

And I'm so glad the weekend is here! I'm hoping to get in some work on my upcoming etsy shop (featuring wedding invitations, cards, announcements and other paper goodies!) and spend some quality time with the hubs.

Check out my super score from the J Crew Sale: I scooped up this gorgeous embroidered tunic (that I have been stalking since summer) for $15 (regularly $78!) Jackpot! Thanks to a big fat markdown to $19.99 and an extra 30% off with the code MUSTHAVE, this puppy was a bargain. I'll layer it under long grandpa cardis with my jeggings and flat boots this winter and then bust it out with cute shorts and sandals when the weather heats up again. YAY!

Flower Mosiac Embroidered Tunic via J Crew

Also, because I can't stop online window shopping, here are some pretties that are on my radar right now.
Have a happy weekend all!!

XO
-L

 

 

Thursday
Oct142010

Anthropologie's Bianka Blouse: The Best Top Ever?

Hello pretties! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. If you know me, or have read the blog, you know I am a die-hard Anthropologie addict. And, if its even possible, now I am an even bigger fan. I ordered the Bianka Blouse last week and it has quickly become my new fave top. On the hanger, you might not think much of it, but put this baby on and WOWZA! It really is the perfect top-comes in lovely colors and patterns, so cute untucked with jeans on the weekends or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels for work. I cannot rave about it enough. I have it in the Rust color, but really think I'll be ordering it in the Green Motif as well. Here's the blessed top, how I'm wearing it today, and a few ways I'm planning on wearing it in the future. Enjoy!

XO
-L