Saturday, September 7, 2013

A few of my favorite things - September 2013

        It's been a perfect confluence of seasons here in Chicago; I've been soaking up summer in the skyline-piercing midday sunshine and feeling fall in the cool Lake Michigan breeze. Transitional months are always a fun time to people-watch; some reach for sandals, while others can't wait to don sweaters. Personally, I like to revel in a mix! Today I'm sharing seven of my favorite pieces this September; they're all quite versatile and perfect for the changing seasons!

1. J.Crew classic link bracelet - This classic piece of J.Crew jewelry adds a little oomph to monochrome ensembles. Look closely and you can appreciate the unique asymmetric detailing in each link! I've been sporting this bold gold bracelet with anything from my casual J.Crew Kiss Kiss tee to my creme colored Tippi knit.

J.Crew Classic Link Bracelet
2. CHANEL Double Perfection Lumière foundation in B20 - My love affair with this foundation is still going strong. It's quick to use and provides the perfect finish! With healthy skin, a dusting of powder is all I really need.

3. Butter London Tea with the Queen nail lacquer - Nude pinks fall in my 'signature shade' category, and this is one of my favorites.

4. Butter London Pink Ribbon nail lacquer - I always feel chic with a coat of sheer pink!

5. My MAC palette - I love popping and swapping colors in and out of my MAC palette. My current color selection includes Vex, Satin Taupe, Electra, and Concrete. Each shade is gorgeous alone or custom blended with another!

6. NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Appia - This gorgeous coppery brown is my go-to everyday eyeliner. It has a glowy warmth that works in summer as well as fall. Check out my comparison swatches here.

7. Georges Seurat 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte' notebook - I love collecting cute notebooks and stationery. This little notebook was a gem of a find while discount hunting; the Seurat painting on the cover is a quintessential piece from Chicago's Art Institute! My La Grande Jatte journal is the perfect place to jot down Inspired by Art ideas during my museum trips!

On top of my Georges Seurat 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte' journal, clockwise from top: MAC Vex, MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Concrete, and MAC Electra.
        September is one of the most beautiful times of the year --- I almost feel as if I'm living out the idyllic scene in Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte! With complementary conditions marking the transition to fall, I continue to be inspired by glowy shadows, natural pinks, and beautiful art. It's a very 'me' kind of combination!

        Thanks for reading! What colors and accessories have inspired you this month?

Love, Dovey.


  1. Oooh - loving your custom MAC palette!

  2. ohh wow i love the shades you picked in your palette. i need to remove all the things under the brown family in mine! wat a gorg bracelet! and that notebook would be the perfect place to store your art ideas! amazing.

  3. That is a gorgeous eyeshadow combo! I love some neutrals :)

  4. oooh the Jcrew bracelet is so cute! too bad we don't have Jcrew in Germany T.T
    and your MAC palette is gorgeous! <3

  5. I keep telling myself I'm going to make a MAC palette, but I get there and am always overwhelmed by the choices!!! I like the colors you chose, though - very classic and versatile.

  6. Love your artistic layouts. That bracelet and notebook! So great. :)

  7. hi Dovey!
    for me no particular color or accessory inspiration, but i'm getting the chanel powder foundation soon. i'm just not sure if i have to get the b10 or i will have to visit the local chanel counter.

    the selections of yours shows sophistication with a touch of glam (the bracelet!) love <3

  8. Perfect representation of you!

  9. I love seeing peoples MAC eyeshadow loves, there are so many that its helpful when people have favorites. Thanks for sharing!!


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