In the craziness of living out of a suitcase lately, I completely forgot to share my latest post for Matchbook! I’m working on carving out a small space my bedroom for a vanity table and started doing a little daydreaming about how I’d like to accessorize it. Visit me over on Matchbook for the full post and product links.
P.S that photo of Audrey is one of my all time favorites. Too chic!
I’m back from two days in the dusty fields of Brimfield and am wishing I had a few more days to explore and a U-Haul truck to cart everything back to DC. Oh, and a bigger apartment! Minor details. I’ve honestly never seen so much stuff. Yes, there was a lot of bad (think Coke memorabilia and metal roosters) but that just made finding the great that much more exciting!
I’m happy to report I crossed at least one item off of my wish list but was also thrilled to stumble upon a few pieces I wasn’t particularly looking for but obviously couldn’t live without once I found them. I had to leave my DSLR at home to maximize precious space in my tote for treasures so you’ll have to forgive the iPhone photos, but these are just a few things that caught my eye.
Our first day I was apparently on a Middle Eastern/Indian/Moroccan kick because I snapped the first three photos back to back: a huge vintage suzani that would bee beautiful draped across the bed in a guest room, Indian wood blocks, and a mother of pearl inlaid screen.The next day I collected a photo menagerie that included a pair of Greyhounds, a pair of Staffordshire pups, a leather hippo, and an Italian giraffee. There were marble and brass lamps aplenty, and I found the perfect chair (with Century tag still attached!) for this little project.
Less ghetto photos of my purchases to come! Did you find any treasures?
P.S does anyone happen to remember which dealer was selling those fantastic driftwood pendants? You’d be a lifesaver! We left without them and now my mom’s kicking herself.
Dolce Vita Elka Sandals | MSGM Dress | Gap Sandals | Tory Burch Robinson Wallet
After pounding the pavement at Brimfield yesterday (and gearing up for day two today!) heels should probably be the last thing on my mind. Ironically though, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these Dolce Vita sandals since one of my good friends broke them out while we were in Charleston. That gold heel gets me every time.
My obsession with the Dolce Vita sandals was well underway when I stumbled across these flats from Gap in a similar laser cut style. At under $40 I might buy them in both black and tan and wear them straight through summer!
Then the Gap flats reminded me of Tory Burch’s Robinson Spectator collection which I was crushing on earlier this season (wouldn’t it be the perfect go-with-everything clutch?) and suddenly I was spiraling down a laser cut rabbit hole. I mean, that dress… Can you blame me?
By the time you read this I’ll be en route to Brimfield, MA where I’ll be spending the next two days hunting for antique and vintage treasures along a dusty field with my mom. I really can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. You might think I’m being sarcastic but I’m dead serious. I love the thrill of the hunt and the adrenaline rush that comes with finding that one perfect piece. The one that will make you smile for years to come when you’re able to say “Oh, I found that…” I imagine it’s what a runner’s high feels like.
I haven’t read The Secret but my understanding is that it’s all about putting good things out there in hopes that they’ll come back to you. In the spirit of positive thinking I thought I’d throw a few things out there that I’d love for the universe to bring back my way. Number one on the list: a star chart a la Thomas O’Brien’s. I wrote this post about them over a year ago and I’m still obsessed. Number two: a Louis Philippe mirror. Done and done. Number three: a bust. Preferably a Greek god, but I’m flexible on that one. Number four: a battered set of Louis Vuitton luggage. Bonus points if it’s monogrammed.
That’s not too much to ask, right? Let’s see what you got universe!
P.S I’ll be Instagaming up a storm on @thepursuitofstyle if you’re interested in following along.
Warehouse Placement Print Dress | Plates
Sometimes I wish I were a little more “edgy” with my fashion choices, but then I come across a piece like the Placement Print dress from Warehouse and I fall right back in love with the classics. A sheath in an eye catching blue and white print is just as timeless as my favorite set of Blue Willow china.
If you’re afraid I’ve gone grandma on you, how about pairing it with this Vince leather jacket or maybe these pyramid studded sandals. Classic with a bit of an edge. Problem solved!