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Michelle Starbuck Fall 2016 (+ a giveaway!)

Michelle Starbuck Designs Fall 2016

A model I am not; a mega fan of Michelle Starbuck Designs I am. So it was pretty much the coolest thing ever when my favorite Chicago jewelry maker asked if I would be her fall look book model. Dream gig! Back in June, we got together with Emily Prendergast of Maya Mueble to photograph her beautiful jewels. I love Michelle’s simple geometric designs and how she incorporates stones into her pieces. I cannot wait to wear my favorite pieces from the collection and Michelle is also giving away a Reiden Necklace to one of you!

Here’s a peek at some of my favorite looks! Details on how to enter the giveaway are at the end of the post.

Michelle Starbuck Design Fall 2016

I get major 70s vibes from the Parcel bracelet. I love how it drapes around the wrist.


Blue looks pretty good on blue, don’t you think? I can see wearing both of these with cozy fall knits. Cannot wait to accent my collection of grey sweaters with these blues! Wearing the Primer and Shift necklaces and the Shift bracelet.

Chicago Jewelry DesignerStatement earrings! The labradorite stone in the Eye Drop earrings is beautiful. I like to dress up my ears when I wear my hair up.

Michelle Starbuck Chicago Jewelry

Party in the back! I mean, you could. Love the backside take on the Mini Vega and longer Brass Vega necklaces layered. One awesome thing Michelle always does with her necklaces is allow you to customize the chain length.

And, the piece de resistance that you can win…Michelle Starbuck Design Giveaway

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After seeing a few pieces with labradorite, aren’t you just loving how it always takes on a different look depending on what you’re wearing? The Reiden Necklace is really special and I’m so thankful to Michelle for giving one away to you guys.

You can enter through Rafflecopter below – there are a few ways to get more entries. The giveaway will close on August 19 and (1) winner will be notified next weekend. At this time, we can only ship to the U.S. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All photos in this post taken by Emily Prendergast of Maya Mueble.

Squad Goals

Michelle Starbuck Designs

Mondays really sneak up on you, huh? Or should I say ‘eh’? Haven’t quite picked up the Canadian verbal question mark (yet) but I’m noticing some other strange speech habits. About is starting to come out “aboot” and I hear my “got” sounding too similar to “goat.” Canada, you work frighteningly fast. After a long weekend back in Chicago, maybe I snapped some of that out of my system. This weekend was too sweet for words and the high was quickly checked when I landed in Toronto late last night. The morning was just too close. The antidote for a Monday like this? The excitement of Michelle Starbuck’s Fall collection launching today! So many earrings, carnelian gemstones, a swingy bolo necklace that is begging to be draped over a tunic and there’s even a new Elder necklace with an awesome smoky taupe quartz stone.

Michelle Starbuck Earrings

Michelle Starbuck Fall 2015

Talk about a squad. Myself, Shaheen and Lindsay all got together with Michelle for the lookbook shoot a few weeks ago. I did the makeup, Shaheen styled and modeled and Lindsay was the woman behind the camera. What I love most about Michelle’s designs is the simplicity. Every piece is really versatile and she even has a chain length option for many of her necklaces so you can customize and layer them. I wanted Shaheen’s makeup to channel that effortless simplicity so we did a no-makeup makeup look. This always involves more than you think but we skipped blush and eyeliner and kept everything really minimal. The hero products were the W3LL People Bio Bronzer and Bio Brightener. They are so creamy and glowy and work just as well on my skin tone as they do Shaheen’s darker skin.

I have so many favorites for fall! This necklace. Followed by this one. If the launch wasn’t exciting enough, everything is also 15% off this week. Michelle, you’re the best.