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?


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.



Blue and White | The Pursuit of Style

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!


Patrick Dunne

Tom Scheerer

Twin Beds

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?



The Pursuit of Style

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?