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Shen Dove Style: December 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Style Recap

2013 Style Recap | Shen Dove Style
Jan // Feb // Mar // Apr // May // Jun // Jul // Aug // Sep // Oct // Nov // Dec

Here is a snapshot of my style from the past year.
Thanks so much for reading Shen Dove Style in 2013.
I have the feeling 2014 will be a great year!

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Favorite Books of 2013

It was hard to narrow down my favorites this year because I read quite a few good ones, but these six were my favorite reads of 2013.  See my favorites books of 2012 and 2011.

What were your favorite books of 2013?

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a blessed and happy holidays! Hope you are having a great time with your loved ones this week.

Thanks so much for reading Shen Dove Style! It's been so fun to share my style with you this year. I'll pop back in later this week for my final update of 2013.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Links of the Week: December 20th

Happy Friday folks!  Here is some reading material to keep you occupied as you prep for the holidays.

You get to choose what your holidays look like.

A great app to download during the holiday season.

As a small apartment dweller, I like this small apartment feature from Domino Magazine.

Have a lovely weekend!



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Style Profile: Mai Style Pages

Style Profile Ahn Mai 1-1
Anh Mai of Mai Style Pages is a stylish lady who currently resides in Philly.  I find it so inspiring that  Anh turned her passion for fashion into a career path.  Read on to find out more about Anh and her awesome personal style!
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Hat Attitude

Shen Dove Style | Hat Attitude 1
Hat: AA // Dress: Target // Vest: Old Navy // Ankle Boots: F21 // 
Coach Bag: thrifted

Happy Monday!  I've never really been a "hat person," but the cold temperatures in Philly lately have made wearing hats a necessity.  Since the cold weather will be here to stay for a while, I've decided to start investing in hats that I actually like to wear. This wide brimmed hat was the first in my "cute winter hat collection." I can guarantee that you'll be seeing me wearing more hats in the new year. 

What are you favorite stores to buy cute, affordable hats? 

Shen Dove Style | Hat Attitude 3
Shen Dove Style | Hat Attitude 2

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Links of the Week: December 13th

Happy Friday!  Here is some reading material to keep you occupied this weekend.

Follow Cynthia's advice and read this story over the weekend (with tissues on hand).

I'm going to set aside some time to listen/watch Beyonce's new visual concept album over the weekend.  What are your thoughts on it, if you've listened/watched already?

You'll make more money if you can code

I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold weather, it's time for me to invest in some winter weather accessories like this.  I also need a warm(er) winter coat, but that's fodder for a whole separate blog post...

Have some fun with your desktop icons

Start a travel fund (so you can have some travel fun!)


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shop Profile: The Papery

Papery Profile 1
There are so many great local business in the Philly area and I love to feature them occasionally here on the blog.  The Papery of Philadelphia is an invitation design studio and gift boutique located in the Midtown Village section of Center City.  The Papery's owner, Carolyn Brandhorst was kind enough to sit down with me earlier this fall to chat about her business and the services her store offers to its customers. Now on to the interview! 

Shen Dove: What inspired you to start your business?

Carolyn: The Papery is actually a family business, my uncles started The Papery a long time ago in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Before deciding to take over the business, I worked with my Dad in advertising and I worked in retail before that.  I always loved the shop and decided I needed a change from working in advertising.  My retail experience paired with the print and design experience I developed while working in the advertising field, made the business a natural fit for me.  It became a creative outlet for me to combine the two major  areas of my professional experience.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

November Favorites

Nov Favs
Here are a few of my favorites from the month of November.

Snack: Pasta and veggie bowls were a favorite snack recently
Outfit: Cobalt + Black was a favorite outfit of the month
Beauty Product: Vitamin E Oil has really come in handy as a night time moisturizer during the fall
Book: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was a favorite book though it had a sadder tone than the original books, Bridget's embarrassing humor and escapades were still there.
App: Square Ready was a frequently used app to prep images before posting them on Instagram
Music: Amel Larrieux, Ice Cream Everyday was a musical favorite

What were some of your favorites from last month?


Friday, December 6, 2013

Links of the Week: December 6th

Cameron meets Nelson Mandela
Happy Friday!  Here is some reading material to keep you occupied this weekend.

This guy has the most gorgeous natural hair

Have a lovely weekend.

{Image: Johnny Green/PA Wire}


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas // Ladies

Shen Dove Style | Gift Guide Ladies
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 

Here are some gift ideas for ladies this holiday season. 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Faux Fur and Camo

Shen Dove Style | Fatigue & Fur 1
Necklace: Sonia V. Boutique // Faux Fur Vest: swapped // 
Jeans: Target // Ankle Boots: Target

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and caught some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals if shopping is your thing.    
I've always felt that accessories and jewelry really make an outfit pop.  I've seen photos of myself as a kid draped in my mother's scarves, bags and jewelry that prove that this isn't a new concept for me.  
The necklace I'm wearing is from Sonia V Boutique and it has quickly become a weekend favorite.  In my book, fall casual weekend outfits that include necklaces and faux fur are definitely called for sometimes.

If you're still in a shopping or gift hunting mood, check out Sonia V Boutique and use this code to get 15% off: SHENDOVE15.  Check out more of the boutique's selection of jewelry here.

  Shen Dove Style | Fatigue and Fur 2 
Shen Dove Style | Fatigue & Fur 3

Let's make this week a great one!

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