Tuesday, September 27, 2011

27th Day in a Chic September

For the month of September I plan to document daily steps I have taken towards a chic, elegant and healthy life. My goal is to keep uppermost in my mind the kind of life I want to live. I will be focusing on all the small things I do each day that lead me towards my goal, rather than away from it.

Here are today’s mini-chic accomplishments:

Have been dabbing lavender essential oil on my wrists before bed. I don’t know if it helps me fall to sleep any easier, but I love the smell.


Wore navy and black today. I love this combo and feel très Ines in it.


Listened to a bit more Mireille Guiliano in the car.


Had my soup and salad combo again for lunch today.


Walked to yoga, had a fabulously strenuous yet relaxing class, then walked back to work.


I think my chic month has almost come full circle as I'm repeating myself (surely you've noticed). You will be glad when September is over.

I'm a bit worn out today, I keep thinking of a chaise lounge and imagining how nice it would be to curl up into one.

The sensible thing would be to go home, have early dinner and early bed. I will be doing all those things, but I will also be living it up a little. There's a bottle of bubbles chilling in the fridge for a glass or two.

We have to make our own small luxuries sometimes.


If you feel like you want to make September a chic month for you as well, please join me. You are welcome to share your mini-chic accomplishments for the day (or the previous day if you read in the morning) in the comments section. It would be lovely to have you along for the ride!


  1. Life is best when we savour the small things...
    bubbles sound very good right now!

  2. I have loved reading your 'chic' month posts...A fantastic idea and way to focus on all those things we always mean to...xv

  3. Fiona, seems like you have got "appreciating the small things in life" down to a tee. What a lovely way to live. I think we should all try and embrace this way of living.As you've shown, just small steps can make a huge difference.

  4. It seems like after this month the chic lifestyle has become effortless for you :)
    and I will miss your chic days cycles when they finish

  5. Navy and black are so chic together. I am sure you looked amazing.

  6. I really enjoyed this series! Hopefully you'll do another one soon as I took note of many tips and suggestions from yourself and others.

    Isn't lavender lovely? I received a sample of lavender lotion from L'Occitane recently and I love it, will definitely be buying a bottle!

  7. Leslie, it's always the first few sips that are the best. That French bread bouquet. Mmm.

    Vicki, thank you!

    Vanessa, doing these posts have made me appreciate more and do more.

    Lenna, I don't know about effortless, I don't post the off-moments, but why would I? No-one wants to hear about those.

    Stephanie, merci!

    LR, if I sniff some lavender I can almost imagine I live in Provence. I will be planting plenty at our new place.


Merci for your comment. Wishing you a chic day!

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