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 Retail Therapy (16)

Wednesday
Jul132011

Leopard: Not just for hookers and pin-ups

I adore a good leopard print. I love that it is classic, seasonless and glamourous. I love throwing pops of it on with an outfit to take it up a notch: my gorgeous vintage leopard bag from my granny, ponyhair leopard flats, a silk scarf, an adorable printed chiffon blouse...all of these make me smile. And makes my husband wrinkle up his nose. He hates animal prints (bless him) - saying its only for hookers and pin-ups. Not so, dear hubs. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Here are some of my fave leopard inspiration photos and my outfit from yesterday- featuring my fave Boden leopard cardi. Enjoy!

XO
-L 


1st Image by me, all other image credits available here

Thursday
Jun232011

Floral & Military

Image information hereFloral & Military

 

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Anyone completely obsessed with the military and floral trend? Good. Me too. I just love mixing casual skinny cargoes with a girly top or balancing out a ladylike floral with some tougher pieces. So I threw together this inspiration board and this little Polyvore set to celebrate 3 of my favorite ways to wear this trend (I actually wore the 1st outfit to work yesterday.) What is your favorite trend right now? Enjoy lovelies!
XO
-L 

 

Thursday
Jun092011

Bright Ideas

 

Hello there pretties. Meet the two newest additions to my closet.  I headed to Nordi's looking for one dress for the wedding we will be attending in Key West next week and came home with two (this one and this one). I really couldn't decide between the two. I absolutley adore the bright fun prints! Don't you think the hubs should let me keep them both? Yeah, I think so too.

XO
-L 

P.S. Happy Happy Happy Birthday (Dirty 30!) to my bestie Laine! We have been friends since 4th grade and she is such an important, wonderful part of my life. I hope your day is filled with awesome surprises and lots of treats. Love you little friend!

Wednesday
Jun082011

June Wish List

Happy Wednesday pretties! I have to say, its been a rough week for some of my favorite people in the whole world. I won't go in to it, but there have been the losses of some beloved pets and some health scares. Lots of praying going on in our home these days. But thats why I have a blog, by-golly. Because on this little blog of mine, I don't have to think about the hard stuff, and can pretend I live in a world full of limitless shopping budgets and calorie free ice cream. Yay for unreality sometimes. On that note, here are some pretties I am craving for June.

XO
-L 

1. Mariah Cross Over Pump
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo in Smoke (Perfect 30th Birthday gift don't you think...) 
3. Madewell Scenic Stripe Top 
4. Anthropologie Filtered Light Tunic (Got this yesterday and I'm in love!)
5. Boden Leather Biker (This is a classic I would keep forever. Want this so bad!) 
6. ECI Chiffon Drop Waist Dress

Wednesday
Apr132011

Sorbet Summer

 

Sorbet Summer

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Its already heating up thankyouJesus. So psyched for long summer days, farmer's market veggies, margaritas on a good patio and lots of fun trips with the hubs. And I am totally obsessed with sorbet colors for all my summer weekend wear. Can't wait to throw on that yummy lemon striped t-shirt, boyfriend shorts, natural sandals and top it all off with a cute fedora. Perfect Summer Uniform.

Also, if you don't have the new album by The Civil Wars or Adele's new "21",
HOLY CRAP GO BUY THEM NOW.
They will be in my Jeep with the windows down alllllllll summer long...
That is all.

XO
-L