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 Fashion (93)

Tuesday
Oct022012

I'm Back! (and a fun announcement!)

Hello lovelies! Its been forever hasn't it?! I can't believe how long I was gone from my beloved little blog, but then life gets busier than we'd like sometimes, huh? Well I am happy to be back posting and will hopefully have some lovely things to share.

I also have an exciting announcement... I have become a Stella & Dot Independent Stylist and could not be more thrilled! If you are not familiar with Stella & Dot, it is an amzing line of jewelry and accessories sold by independent stylists through at-home trunk sjows and online. I have been a fan of their line for years and wear it often, so I decided to jump right in and share the pieces I love with the people I love. To showcase some of my favorite pieces, I will be doing a weekly feature called One Piece-Three Ways, were I will show how a favorite piece works in three different looks. So, without further ado, here is the very first One Piece-Three Ways piece featuring the Tempest Statement Necklace.

The Tempest Statement Necklace is the ultimate statement piece, blending diverse elements of steel chain, brass cupchain, distressed black acrylic stones, silk ribbon and an intricate brass closure detailed with pave glass stones.

  • Reversible. Clasp can be worn in the back or on the side. 
  • 16" in length plus 2" removable foldover clasp.
  • Lead & nickel safe.

Please visit my Stella & Dot site if you would like to order this piece or any of the other gorgeous baubles! I would love to help you if you have any questions about how to wear specific pieces and would also love to hold a trunk show for you in your own home (I live in Dallas, but am happy to travel anywhere in Texas!) 

Happy Tuesday Pretties!

 

Tempest Necklace Set 1: Date Night


Tinley Road sleeveless top / J.Crew skirt / Sam Edelman black ankle booties / Stella & Dot Tempest Necklace / Stella & Dot Rhea Bangles

 

 

Tempest Necklace Set 2: Weekend Errands


Kain stripe sweater  / Warehouse pocket jacket  / J Brand zipper jeans / TOMS canvas flat  / Rebecca Minkoff cross body shoulder bag / Stella & Dot Tempest Necklace /
Stella & Dot vintage stud earrings

 

 

Tempest Necklace Set #3- The Office


Topshop Blouse  / J.Crew polka dot skirt / High heel pumps / Stella & Dot Tempest Necklace / Stella & Dot Serenity Small Drop Earrings  / Revlon lipstick
 

 

Thursday
Feb232012

My Favorite Things: Green

Just a few pretty things that are on my mind this morning!
I'll give you 3 guesses on what my favorite color is...

XO
-L

1. Really Rosebud Blouse via Lulu's (Been wearing this top non-stop!)
2. Braided Friendship Bracelet via Madewell
3. Cabana Dress via Madewell
4. Suede Skimmer via Madewell
5. Essie Polish in Pretty Edgy via Ulta
6. Fairburn Necklace via Anthropologie (have this and ADORE IT!)
7. Ruched Banded Tank via J Crew 

Thursday
Jan052012

One Sweater, 3 Ways: Polka Dot Edition

One Sweater, 3 Ways

 

Good afternoon wonderful readers! If you hang out on Pinterest (like I do...obsessively) you might have seen this cute little top floating around. I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE. So much so, that I am heading out to pick this little baby up today. What can I say? Its versitile, seasonless, POLKA DOTTED & super affordable. Hello, no brainer. Check out 3 different ways I plan to sport my new treat.
Happy Thursday!
XO
-L 

 

Tuesday
Nov292011

Style File: Pumpkin Pie

Turning Seasons Pullover: Anthro, Seamingly Maxi Skirt: Anthro,
White Tank: Target (seriously best tanks ever- they're super long and don't
stetch out. I have 2 in every color...),
Virgo Cuff: Birthday Gift from In-laws,
Bow Flats: B.O.C. by Born (
on SUPER SALE here!)
"K" charm: Francesca's,
Horn Necklace: F21 

 

Hi pretties! How was everyone's Thanksgiving? We had a blasty-blast spending 8 lovely days in Tucson with my out-laws. It was completely relaxing: lots of chatting, wine, naps, family walks in the sunshine, trips to the spa and, of course, a ton of food. Perfection. I'll share some pics of the trip tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is my carefully-planned Thanksgiving Day outfit. You see, I needed to look like I tried to dress up (ahem, no sweats) while still having on some sort of stretchy bottoms to accomidate the post-pig-out food baby. Yay for stretchy knit maxis! I managed not to look homeless while feeling like I was in my PJs. Bonus for a sweater the color of pumpkin pie- you totally couldn't tell when I dropped my dessert down my front. Score.

XO
-L 

Thursday
Nov102011

Sweater Weather (Affordable Faves)

Sweater Weather

Click on the image for more info and where to buy

 

Ok, did the chilly weather sneak up on anyone else? Yes, I am aware that the temps have been steadily dropping for a few weeks, but I woke up this morning, ready to put on a nice warm sweater and guess what? I don't have any. Ok, thats a little extreme. I have a few sweaters- but I really thought I was a little better prepared for the cold weather thats a-comin. But the nearly empty sweater drawer says otherwise...Oh well, guess I'll have to go shopping...

Here are some warm toppers at the top of my wishlist...(all under $100.)

XO
-L