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 OOTD (6)

Tuesday
Mar222011

Style File: Posing, Puppy & Poop

Navy Shirtdress: LOFT  |  Braided Belt: Banana  |  Wood Sole Platforms: Lulu's
Neurotic Westie:
Westie Rescue of North Texas 
(If you live in DFW & you are thinking about a shelter dog, call them!
Westies are the bestie! Even when they poop on you...) 

 

One of these things is not like the other...
Um, yeah. Poop. Remember when husband was requesting more pics of Calvin be included on the blog? Its not a dog blog I said. Well, since he is now the man behind the camera, I guess he gets a say...right? But look at these pictures. This is not a dog that wants to be held. Or wants his picture taken. And to prove it he pooped on me during the last photo. Yeah...we didn't post that one. Good times.

At least nothing got on the best dress ever. Seriously. Go buy this NOW. They are just showing red online right now, but I've seen lots of navy in stores.  It is the perfect shirtdress-perfect length, lovely color, nice thick fabric. Loft totally nailed this one. I'm going to live in it all summer. And speaking of LOFT, I am seriously loving their stuff lately-lots of cute work staples and fun summer tops. Plus, it seems like they are always having a sale. LIKE NOW! Extra 50% off all sale!

More on the new fab shoes later...

XO
-L 

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 

Tuesday
Jan042011

Check Mate

Buffalo Check Boy Shirt: J Crew (Christmas Gift from the Hubs)  |  Black Wool Cardigan: 
Banana Republic  |  Jeans: Seven Dojos  |  Seychelles Kiss at Midnight Pump: Anthro
  Braided Belt: Gap  |  Key Necklace: Gift from Hubs on our Honeymoon  

Ok, is anyone else watching the Biggest Loser right now and bawling like a baby? Um, cause I am. This show just kills me. So many of the contestants have had hard lives and gone through lots of things and you just want to see them succeed. It also feels poignant as we are doing our half marathon training. On our run tonight I just kept thinking about my mom and dad, and my mom's best friend KJ, and so many runners that inspire me-along with people that I have lost to disease. I get a little emotional thinking about it, but it gives me strength to know I can take care of myself and run for those who can't. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me- it already feels so rewarding.

I truly love stories of triumph over adversity-sometimes I even cry when people when on game shows. Does that make me emotionally unstable? Possibly. But I'm cool with that. 

On another note, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but I've kind of turned this into a personal style blog. With some craftyness, life stuff, recipes, design & decorating thrown in for good measure. I think I like where this is going...I hope you do too. I am always open to (hopefully constructive) feedback.

XO
-L 

Thursday
Dec232010

First Whisperings

First Whisperings Dress: Anthropologie  |  Gray Tights: Hue  |  Boots: J Crew
Bomber Jacket: F21  |   Key Necklace: Gift from Hubs on Honeyomoon

I. Love. This. Dress.
Yay for Anthro's big sale!

And yay for Christmas Date tonight with the Hubs- we're going to have yummy dinner and exchange our gifts- just the two of us. I am giddy with excitement.
Gosh I love that man!

XO
-L

Wednesday
Dec222010

Its beginning to look a lot like cheese sauce


LOVING...

Tons of Christmas cards in the mail.
Especially the ones with cute babies all over them.

Spending the evening with the Hubs' parents drinking wine, cooking and chatting.

 Flank Steak with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce. I could seriously drink this sauce...

The HUGE Sale at Anthropologie right now. This & this now live at my house.

All our old ornaments and stockings from when we were little.
And then Hubs telling stories about when he was little- he tells the best stories. 

Mixing Patterns.

Our first married Christmas.