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 Style File (13)

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
 

 

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
Jul282011

Style File: Orange you glad...

Striped T: Gap  |  Black Knit Vest: ?  |  Orange Belt: Banana Republic (similar)
Ikat Scarf: F21 (similar) |  Jeans: Seven Dojos  |  Leopard Flats: Target (similar)  |  Watch: Fossil Men's 


I didn't say banana? Ok, that was lame. But I'm kinda lame sometimes- hey, it happens. One thing that is not lame? This super cool orange belt (that I picked up at Banana Republic this week for a whopping $6. Sweet, right?) Orange and turquoise are definitely my favorite way to add pops of color and a little bit of interest to an outfit. Plus, I belt almost everything, so an orange belt was pretty much a no brainer. And if that wasn't enough goodness from BR, I saw this cute idea for an ensemble and snapped a pic to recreate later. And here I am, in all my BR knockoff glory. Enjoy kiddos!

Oh, I almost forgot, meet my new friend Marc. I decided, since I'm turning 30 this August, I would treat myself to a little early birthday present. So I picked up the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo in Black that I have been lusting after for a while. Its made of gorgeous Italian leather, is a classic shape, and I know it will be my go-to for a long time to come.

XO
-L 

Tuesday
Apr122011

No, I'm not dead. Yes, I have been getting dressed.

Organza Sleeve T shirt: Splendid  |  Knit Vest: Target  |  Belt: Anthro  |  Linene Skirt: LOFT  
 Boots: J Crew  |  Horseshoe Necklace: Vintage  |  Key Necklace: Gift from hubs


Green Jacket: Boutique in Austin  |  Cotton Miltary T: Anthro  |  Black Skirt: Land's End Canvas
 Watch: Fossil  |  Boots: Steve Madden (Bribe from Husband)  |  Necklace: Gift from BFF Suz


I think the post title says it all. You might have thought I had fallen off a cliff or something right? Nope. Just a busy bee. So busy in fact, that I had a small meltdown at work this morning. That's always fun. Now all the people at my new job think the new girl is mentally unstable. Lovely.

Hey, it happens to the best of us right? Sometimes you just have to hide in the work bathroom and boo-hoo it up. Then head back to your desk and try to pretend you're not a lunatic. Good times.

So, here are some things I wore last week. At least I'll look cute when I'm being involuntarily committed...

XO
-L 

Tuesday
Apr052011

Parties & Pancakes

(1) View from our hotel room in Downtown Fort Worth    (2) Mai Thai and new fave nail polish
Sephora OPI Fiercely Fabulous    (3) The hubs and I (in my new fave LOFT dress.)    
(4) Could my hubs be any cuter? The answer is no.  
(5) My gorgeous friend Laine and our friend Terry's baby Liliana. Precious.  
(6 & 7) Ol South Pancake House in Fort Worth. Yum-o.

Happy Tuesday lovelies! This week has been a big ball of crazy-pants! Because I've been working a ton, we have started getting up in the early am to continue our running training. This is cutting into my bloggy blog time in the evening cause I have to go to bed like an elementary school kid so I'm not a total zombie in the morning. So, if I'm sometimes MIA, I apologize! As you all know, sometimes life gets in the way of stuff.

So, until I get back in full blogging gear, here are some snaps form the last weekend: My good friend Julie's 30th Birthday (ie. good friends, a four course dinner, cake, cocktails, karaoke, & dancing on a downtown Fort Worth rooftop. Ah-mazing.) We made it a little weekend getaway and booked a hotel in downtown Fort Worth for Saturday night. It was so nice to have a little time away just the hubs and I. Sunday morning, after the party madness, we slept in and then went for big stacks of pancakes and coffee at Ol' South Pancake House. 

Weekend perfection.

XO

-L 

P.S. Is anyone else watching this Pregnant in Heels show? WOW! Two things: Rosie Pope has some nerves of steel & there is not enough money in the world for me to deal with those pregnant grumpy bitches all day. Yeah, I'm hooked...
I heart Bravo.