Maybe it’s because I’m a procrastinator when it comes to fashion (I’m always the girl scrambling to find a dress to wear to next weekend’s wedding) or maybe it’s because I’m very much in denial that summer’s quickly fading away, but while everyone else is shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for deals on pre-fall, I’m still thinking about little white dresses.
I came across the photo above earlier this summer on Veuve Clicquot’s tumblr and have been obsessed with that little white dress ever since. I finally tracked it down, and while I’m convinced it’s perfect in every way, let’s be honest, I’d rather throw down on some amazing fabric.
If, like me, you’re still in a summer state of mind and would prefer to buy LWDs over sweaters, we’re in luck because the sales are insane right now! I’ve curated my favorites below.
P.S Fall brides, this is the time for you to stock up for upcoming showers, the rehearsal dinner, etc. As an October bride I can promise you from experience that you’ll be so happy to have options hanging in your closet (again, I was the girl scrambling!)
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:
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.
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.
Fun fact: if you put a tassel on it, I will buy it. Case in point: this tassel scarf which came home with me.
These stripe shorts had the cutest drawstring closure. In the summer I’m all about easy to throw on pieces that still look polished.
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!
Eyelet is a quintessential summer fabric. Switch up your traditional white for a shot of citron.
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.
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:
We greeted the first day of Spring with snow here in DC–slush is probably a more accurate description–a bit of a cruel joke, but cherry blossom season is right around the corner so I’m looking forward to brighter days ahead.
Have you seen J.Crew’s newest store in Paris? Before the launch, J.Crew hosted a preview party in this beautiful apartment which perfectly captures the fresh, clean vibe I associate with Spring.
The fireplace in the Hausmann style building is what dreams are made of. Someday I hope to install a similar marble beauty in my fantasy home. Did you catch the emerald and orchid color palette? You know how I feel about that color combination!
Of course J.Crew nailed all the details… a simple arrangement of blush ranunculus, my favorite Diptyque candle burning, and custom J’ai Crew matchbooks. So clever.
While we’re on the topic, I told myself in January I’d swear off the J.Crack but of course they’re killing it with their new arrivals. I mean this, these, and this?! I’m putty in your hands J.Crew.
Fashion and interiors go hand in hand. When a client is having difficulty articulating their style it’s not uncommon for me to shift the conversation to fashion. Who are their favorite designers? If they could wear one label exclusively (and money was no object of course!) what would it be?
Counter intuitive? Perhaps. But you’d be surprised how re-framing the conversation draws out preferences that more often than not translate to their taste in interiors.