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Entries in Fashion Fix Friday (5)


Ring a Ding-Ding (& a Little Tucker...)

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend (even though Geoff and I are taking an 8-hour marriage prep class-yikes! ;) Actually, everything is fun with G, so I'm even looking forward to it. Speaking of marriage, the wedding is only 36 days away!! Double yikes! Its getting so close- I am so excited! G and I were discussing a travel ring for me the other day (so nothing bad happens to my wedding set on our honeymoon) and we had quite the difference of opinion about what I needed. He says just a simple silver band would be fine, but my thought is that there is no reason my travel ring can't be super fun, right? Right. So, here are some that I think I would love to rock while sipping rum drinks on a Jamaican beach- I let you know what we decide.

Have a great weekend loves!



(from top left...) 

Allison Daniel Wrapped Leaf Ring available at Max & Chloe

Rachel Leigh Greta Banded Ring available at Shopbop

House of Harlow 1960 Peacock Ring available at Shopbop

Juicy Couture Nostalgia Cluster Ring available at Shopbop

Bleachblack Tangled Branch & Stone Ring available at Urban Outfitters

Gorjana Perry Ring in Gold available at Revolve Clothing 



Oh, and don't forget to check out the sneak preview sale of the Tucker by Gaby Besora Collection on Gilt today. I Love Tucker blouses, but hate the steep price tag, so I am super excited to see the super cute (affordable) collection!



Fall Transitions

Happy Friday! Is it hot where all of you are? Cause it feels like an oven here in Texas. Blech. I'm so over it (as I'm hearing all of you are too...) So, to cheer myself up (because summer has a-ways to go) I popped over to my fave site to play grown-up paper dolls and made a little fall transitions wish list (most things from Anthropologie- I know you're shocked!) Those awesome Houlihan Cargos have been all over the interwebs, but I need an affordable version, so these Alloy skinny cargos fit the bill!

I'm also love-love-loving these two breezy blouses, I can wear them on their own now, and layer over long sleeve t's and under chunky sweaters when the temperatures dip. And how gorgeous is the navy feather print dress from Anthro? So cute year round (with flat sandals for summer and leather boots and a cardi for Fall.)

And yes, those are Uggs, and no, I don't care if you think they're lame, I want my tootsies to live in warm squishy comfort all winter thankyouverymuch. 

Check out all my Fall Transition must haves below-
what are you craving right now?


Fall Transition Wish ListFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Fall Transition Wish List by OliveandBleu featuring Anthropologie




Fashion Fix Friday

Its Friday!!! Yay! I can't wait to spend this weekend with my honey going to the movies and
a friends wedding (and sneaking in some crafting, baking & wedding planning.)
I love Fridays- the promise of a whole relaxing productive weekend stretches ahead!

Ok, enough waxing poetic, on to the fashion goodies. I was checking my fave blogs last night and stopped by Love Maegan... I adore this blog! Maegan is so cute, always has the best outfit ideas and DIY fashion tips, and has AWESOME hair how-to videos. Seriously. Check her out here- she's a daily read for me.

So, yesterday for Earth Day, she featured these amazingly gorgeous pieces from Mika Organic. I literally gasped when I saw them. How original & beautiful. The cuts of the garments are so simple and clean. And yet, I have never seen anything like them. Not only are they beautiful, the line is earth friendly: made from organic and sustainably made materials and plant dyed. How divine! Thank you Maegan for the heads up! And visit Mika Organic to see the full drool-worthy collection.

Have a great weekend!


I am dying for the butterfly top and the bird's nest dress!
All images from Mika Organic


Patty Griffin & Fashion Fix Friday 

Happy Friday! I'm so glad its here! Tonight I get to go see Patty Griffin at the House of Blues with one of my favorite people in the world- my friend Laine. We both have loved Patty forever, so tonight is going to be a blast!

Above image from a very cool Patty Griffin fan site here.


On a completely random, non-musical note, here are some yummy fashion treats
that are on my radar. Happy Fashion Fix Friday!


1. Favorite Crew Neck Cardi in Leopard from Boden
2. Mosaic Festival Ruffle Dress from Ruche
3. Max & Chloe Initial Necklace available here
4. Cynthia Vincent for Target Gladiator Wedge at Target
5. Stella Fedora from Alloy
6. Zinfandel Braided Belt from Ruche
7. Acute Triangle Heel in Teal from Mod Cloth
8. Striped Linen Cover-Up Sweater from Victorias Secret (MUST have this for the honeymoon!)


Fashion Fix Friday: Bows on a Budget

Wouldn't we all love to have a closet full of Louboutins and Manolos? Yeah, but last time I checked my name is not J.Lo or SJP. So, in the interest of my wallet (and my fiance not killing me), I have to shoe shop on a budget. I am using all the wedding parties and fun (ahem, bachelorette party!) to invest in some new fancy footwear, and have fallen in love with a pair of pink Miu Miu's and some gorgeous gold Valentino's. See the originals below and my picks for look-a-likes that we mere mortals can afford.

Happy Friday shoe shopping all!

Miu Miu Bow Pump in Light Pink- $560 (here.)
Totally affordable right? Um.... 

Guess Syria Pink Leather Bow Pump-$69.50 (here.)
Love these! They are the perfect bubble gum pink color, in a rich leather with a yummy girly bow.
I adore the Miu Miu ones, but these are so cute and way more affordable. 


Christian Louboutin Bow T Dorcet (around $900-eek!) but sold out everywhere...
I blame Chloe for my obsession with these. Hot Damn.
But so not in the budget! 

Paris Hilton Senorita Peep Toe Pumps- $89 (here.)
While I really don't want to put extra cash in the socialite's already well-lined pockets (ugh), these are just too cute (and too close to the Valentino's) to ignore. PI adore the pink soles, plus the gold will literally go with everything!