BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Earlier this week LOFT invited me to stop by their Georgetown store to check out their new summer collection. Full disclosure, I hadn’t shopped with LOFT in quite some time so this was a reintroduction to the brand for me as well.

I was more than pleasantly surprised to walk into a world of color and pattern! The fresh and youthful collection was definitely not the LOFT I was remembering (which, truth be told, is probably tarnished by the ghosts of interview suits past!)

If it’s been awhile for you, too, let me take you on a quick tour and share some of the bright young things that caught my eye:

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Given the focus of two of my recent posts, I am definitely on a pink kick. Hot pink and navy is a favorite combination and these striped camis grabbed my attention. I’m always looking for tops to complete my lazy girl summer uniform of white jeans and gold Jacks and this one certainly fits the bill.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

I love a good statement short and these might have been my favorite find. Hot pink and coral-y red is an unexpected combination that just works and the playful modern print is perfect for summer.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Fun fact: if you put a tassel on it, I will buy it. Case in point: this tassel scarf which came home with me.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

These stripe shorts had the cutest drawstring closure. In the summer I’m all about easy to throw on pieces that still look polished.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Did you make friendship bracelets growing up? These bracelets are the advanced version and totally grown up appropriate. I’m especially loving the combination of lavender and lime–remembering that one for future design schemes!

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Eyelet is a quintessential summer fabric. Switch up your traditional white for a shot of citron.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Our taste in interiors often mirrors our taste in fashion so I wasn’t surprised at all to find myself gravitating towards the blue and white. I especially loved the embroidery on this dress.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

Insert blue heart emoji here.

I also picked up a pair of the mint green sneakers you can see in the top right of this photo and broke them in at Dumbarton Oaks this weekend.

The Pursuit of Style | LOFT

There’s so much cross over between fashion and interiors, and batik, shibori, and Hmong printed pillows have been huge in design this past year. If you love that trend, I’m guessing you might also love this dress.

A big thanks to LOFT for inviting me to visit- it’s definitely going to be a colorful summer! Shop my favorite bright young things featured in this post below:

 

STITCH DESIGN CO. | SPOLETO FESTIVAL

Spoleto Festival | Stitch Design Co.

Spoleto Festival | Stitch Design Co.

Spoleto Festival | Stitch Design Co.
A case of the flu (who gets sick in the summer?!) threw me for a loop this week, so I’ve got a back log of inspiration to share now that I’ve rejoined the land of the living. First up, this punchy invitation suite designed by Stitch Design Co. for Spoleto Festival.

There must be something in the water in Charleston, because the creatives down in the Holy City never cease to amaze me with their talent. I’ve been following the success of Stitch Design Co. for several years and draw so much inspiration from their graphic design and branding work. It’s always fresh and unexpected.

The hot pink envelopes and climbing botanicals got my wheels spinning and immediately brought this iconic wallpaper to mind which practically begs for a shot of fuchsia, don’t you think?

BITS & PIECES

The Pursuit of Style | Georgetown, DC

This is pretty much the definition of curb appeal, am I right? Oh Georgetown, you charm me. I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend! I did a little work, a little play, and a whole lot of soaking up the sun. The weather was downright dreamy.

Just wanted to share this little flash of delight as we ease back into the work week. I have a few installations lined up which always makes for a good week! Bring on the pretty after months of paperwork. 😉

PIZZA BEACH

Pizza Beach | NYC

Pizza Beach | NYC

Pizza Beach | NYC

Pizza Beach | NYC

The eve of a holiday weekend seemed like all too appropriate occasion to share this new-to-me NYC eatery, Pizza Beach. Because what could be more American than pizza in New York and the red, white, and blue?

Inspired by a 90s-retro beachside café Pizza Beach is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. Blue and white checkered Cuban cement tile floors, red Tolix chairs, and large scale beach photographs bring a little bit of Miami to Manhattan. I can’t vouch for the pizza, but I’d go for the scenery alone.

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and most importantly, my eternal respect and gratitude to those that have lost their lives keeping us safe and free.

DAYDREAM DECORATING

Lindsay Speace Interior DesignPendant | Chair & Ottoman | Coffee Table | Pillow | Rug

Things that need to happen: this room. I’ve been having a full blown love affair with Missoni Home (the only form of chevron I can tolerate these days) which, of course, led to a little daydream decorating. I imagine this client to an editor–or maybe she’s in PR–regardless, her fashion game is fierce and her home needs to reflect that cool girl chic.

Kelly Wearstler’s new collection for Visual Comfort debuted at Market and I’m all about this urchin chandelier. A vintage Platner chair is on my fantasy finds list–ideally I find a pair at a garage sale for $50 and contain my freak out just until I get those babies into the car. You know, typical design dork daydreams.

In my opinion this is the perfect lucite coffee table. The brass accents? Yessss. A pair of Missoni pillows adorn the white tuxedo sofa because this client is the type of gal who will keep that pristine–she always eats out. A Madeline Weinrib rug is a no brainer, the print might as well be a DVF wrap dress and she’s all about the mix.

 Let’s make this happen, okay?