Retro Styled Pool Party

August is upon us, and we've been enjoying the warm balmy weather that is so fleeting here in the Northeast! Lives Styled brought us a vision for a retro vibe pool party, complete with bright pops of candy colors and sleek lines.  Inspired by this concept, we began creating. As an ode to Summer, this season's stationery line features watercolor and letterpress in cool blues, greens, and gold; mixing the relaxed easy flow of water with structured vintage inspired patterns and prints. Each invitation is hand painted and inked, and compliment the letterpress coasters and mini cards. 

When it came time to style and photograph the collection, Lives Styled brought it to the next level with their impeccably curated objects and setting; Bringing to life the experience of hosting (or planning) a mid-summer party. We want them styling us and our next gathering head to toe!

Blank watercolor, ink, and letterpress invitation and hand dyed silk scarf

Blank watercolor, ink, and letterpress invitation and hand dyed silk scarf

Blank watercolor, ink, and letterpress invitation

Blank watercolor, ink, and letterpress invitation

Letterpress coaster in gold

Letterpress coaster in gold

Gold letterpress mini card or place card 

Gold letterpress mini card or place card 

To add to our mix of products, Ashley and I are offering hand dyed 100% silk scarves. They are the perfect weight for wrapping your hair on a steamy day or to spice up an evening look. Each is a one-of-a-kind original, and while sometimes we wish we could dye silk all day, we have other loves and invitations to create! So while we only have a few available, we'll try to keep them coming! We have loved the process of creating these beauties and are excited to add them to our lineup.

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

Hand dyed 100% silk scarf

To round out the collection, we created one very special notebook, covered in hand dyed silk and wrapped in a metal banding. We wonder what musings, recipes, experiences, or plans this will contain some day!

Silk wrapped unlined journal

Silk wrapped unlined journal

Silk wrapped unlined journal

Silk wrapped unlined journal

It is wonderful to work with inspiring collaborators such as Lives Styled. The fact that we love being in each other's company and there are plenty of laughs does not hurt! We are continually amazed by the strong community here in Rochester, and there is no shortage of creative minds doing what they love. 

For more beautifully captured images, head over to our online shop and peruse our line further...

**Andrea & Ashley**