Sunday, May 11, 2014

A few of my favorite things - May 2014

           In addition to the proverbial raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, I have 'A few of my favorite things' from May to share with you today! It's been a very busy spring so far; with twelve hour workdays becoming the norm, I've had to rely on a few carefully curated items to reach for on a day-to-day basis. Here's what made my shortlist:

1. Kate Spade white purse
This season I can't get enough of structured squares (the boxier the better)! This has been my go-to bag ever since I got it a few months ago. Not to mention, white is my favorite neutral (which you may have already guessed by now...)

2. Little rosettes
I just had to pick up these darling little rosettes; they have such a cute English garden-like feel! They're from my local Whole Foods (South Loop), which always carries a great seasonal selection.

3. CHANEL Poudre Universelle compacte
I love the iconic design of this little compact. It adds a soft finishing touch to my complexion! (Plus, I find that a little powder is necessary now that warmer weather is finally on its way).

4. Tortoiseshell shades
I'm so very partial to tortoiseshell patterns (probably a reflection of my New-Englander tendencies...) These shades have made a number of appearances on my Instagram and in my real-life rotation.

5. CHANEL pink lips
While peach does tempt me from time to time, at heart I'm a pink-lippie kind of girl. CHANEL makes some of the prettiest pinks --- I've been reaching for CHANEL Rouge Coco in Dedicace (click for my review) again. I keep meaning to pick up Magnolia and Liaison, which would make great additions to my collection as well!

6. Harper's Bazaar May 2014
When it comes to glossies, I'm a Harper's Bazaar kinda girl. (Have I converted any of you yet?) This month's issue is particularly fun, as it's their first beauty issue ever. Plus, I'm loving the fabulous swinger dress on cover-girl Kate Moss!

       Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this month's edition of A few of my favorite things! What makeup, accessories, or glossies have you been enjoying recently?

Love, Dovey.


  1. You really outdid yourself with the photography this time around Dovey! These items go BEAUTIFULLY together.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

  2. The Kate Spade one is so pretty. Love the color and the design. Its elegant and classy. Love it!

    1. Thanks Jules! It's hard to go wrong with Kate Spade :)

  3. Beautiful post, Dovey! Loving the freshness of your picks. I could use a new purse, myself, but it will have to wait - I need some wardrobe staples first, like new Tees.

    1. Thank you Larie! I can't wait to see what you pick up :)

  4. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

    picture perfect rosettes and perfect it!!

  5. AnonymousMay 18, 2014

    what a beautiful post Dovey! the KS bag looks nice, also I am not into white bags that much this one looks pretty. I agree, Chanel has one of the best pink lipsticks / Claire xxx

  6. amazing photography! I have been following your blogs for years for the outstanding pictures you put up! :D

  7. Love roses! I have several shrubs in my garden, all pink and glorious. Chanel Magnolia - I highly recommend, as it's a lush and gorgeous milky pink lipstick.


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