NATURALLY CHIC

The Pursuit of Style

Scenario Home Malibu Beaded Chandelier | Serena & Lily Damascus Inlay MirrorJayson Home Snakeskin Boxes | Noir Burlap Bed | Anthropologie Handira Blanket | Serena & Lily Jute Rug

Lately I’ve been drawn to neutral pieces that have a bit of texture or some other element that provides visual interest. Natural fiber rugs in all shapes and patterns have been appealing to me–especially this round jute number from Serena & Lily. The lace pattern provides a nice contrast to a rougher material like jute.

Don’t even get me started on Anthropologie’s Handira blanket. I might gush for days. It’s the perfect piece if you’ve been coveting a Moroccan wedding blanket but haven’t been able to track one down. I’m equally obsessed with Noir’s burlap bed. THAT headboard! Throw on some John Robshaw bedding and I’d never leave home again.

What do you think? I know I’ve been vocal about banishing beige, but somehow I think I’d let these pieces slide, don’t you?

YOU’RE SO VAIN

The Pursuit of Style | Matchbook Magazine

The Pursuit of Style | Matchbook Magazine

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!

BITS & PIECES

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

Brimfield | The Pursuit of Style

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.

 

LASERING IN

Laser Cut | The Pursuit of Style

Dolce Vita Elka Sandals | MSGM Dress | Gap SandalsTory 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?

A BRIMFIELD WISH LIST

Thomas O'Brien Star Chart

Louis Philippe Mirror

Michelle Adams

Louis Vuitton Trunks

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.

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