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!
One of the rooms in a project we’re working on is a shared bedroom for two young girls. We’ve been playing around with the idea of canopy headboards and these are a few of my favorite inspiration photos. It doesn’t get much cuter than a room with two twin beds, but the addition of beautifully draped fabric really takes things up a notch, don’t you think?
Liberty of London for J.Crew Bandeau | Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals | Turkish Towel
I got home late last night after an epic bachelorette weekend in Charleston. My brain might still be as fuzzy as the iPhone photo above, but man do I love my friends! The weather was gorgeous, the the company second to none, and our glasses were definitely never less than half full. We danced the night away and spent the next morning laughing still our stomachs hurt.
The bride-to-be and I had a late flight out of Charleston so we went to see The Great Gatsby. The costumes, the music, the party scenes, Leo(!!)–sensory overload in the best of ways! I left the weekend loving my friends even more and with renewed determination to someday call Charleston home. Can’t every weekend be so perfect?
I’m hoping one of you will be able to help me out here because I’ve fallen hard for a fabric but its manufacturer is a bit of a mystery. The love affair started when I picked up a “special edition” copy of Domino Small Spaces. I knew I’d be underwhelmed (and annoyed at myself for spending over $10 on a magazine) but that chair beckoned to me. Predictably, I finished the mag wanting more, but I especially wanted a source for that fabric!
I’d almost forgotten about it until it re-appeared–this time as a pillow–in Sara Ruffin Costello’s New Orleans home featured on Domaine. With my passion reignited, I thought I’d give it one last-ditch effort. Anyone know the manufacturer/name of that lovely fabric? I think we’re a match made in heaven and I’d love an introduction.
*UPDATE* The fabric has been identified! It’s “Althea” by Lee Jofa. Thanks to Susie for the hot tip!