October Favorites List

We’ve spent the better part of this month making plans as a team to finish the year strong. Between mapping out our holiday content and finalizing end-of-year projects at the studio, our plates are full in the best way possible, and we’re ready to wrap 2021 with a bang. In the meantime, we want to share our monthly favorites list featuring everything we’re loving in this particular season. It’s a mash-up of home selects, beauty and wardrobe buys, book recommendations, and more. And because we’re all in that end-of-year hustle mode, we’ve put together a fresh playlist to inspire your work sessions. Let’s do this.

Favorite home items from The Identité Collective

Photography: Madeline Harper

for your home

Troy Lighting Calabria Table Lamp

The earthy, textural look of this table lamp first caught our social media team member Christine’s eye. “It’s got all the Italian vibes (the color is called “Siena” after all). I’m debating between putting it on my nightstand or our entry console table,” she said. We’ll let you know the final verdict.

Yttervag Four-Poster Bed Frame

IKEA has done it again. This time, with a four-poster bed frame that looks designer at a fraction of the cost. Erin from our social media team recently purchased this frame in the gray-brown wood tone and confirmed that it’s the perfect dupe.   

Fisherman’s Knit Throw

Anastasia selected this blanket for the IDCO Lake House, and she and her husband, Quinn, are major fans. When it first arrived on their doorstep, Quinn immediately texted saying, “you’re gonna need another.”

Bissell Little Green Machine

When not one but three IDCO team members rave about a vacuum, you know it’s the real deal. Carmen, Bridget and Kendall all use this portable Bissell on a daily basis, cleaning everything from kids’ messes to dog hair in both the house and car.

Allegra Round Coffee Table

Steph from our editorial team is currently in the market for a new coffee table. She needs something safe (read: indestructible) for her three children without compromising style. This Shoppe Amber Interiors find checks all the boxes, and you can snag it at 15% off with code ANASTASIA15

Favorite fashion and beauty products from The Identité Collective

Photography: Madeline Harper

for your fashion + beauty routine

Jones Road Miracle Balm

Erin is our resident beauty product expert, and she just placed an order for Bobbi Brown’s new makeup line, Jones Road. Their products emphasize clean ingredients, and she’s particularly excited about the miracle balm and face pencil

Prose Custom Shampoo

When we first brought up the subject of October favorites, Anastasia recommended Prose hair care without hesitation. In fact, it was an all caps “this product CHANGED MY LIFE” situation. She loves their custom approach to hair care formulas and can’t live without their shampoo + dry shampoo products.

Suede Moroccan Slippers

We all agree that Jenni Kayne’s suede slippers are a WFH must as we transition to fall. Plus, use code IDCO15 to save 15% on your purchase.

Tiered Ruffled Maxi Dress

‘Tis the season for fall family photo sessions. We love the simplicity of this wine-colored maxi, but this floral print midi is another great option.

Favorite books, podcast and show from The Identité Collective

Photography: Madeline Harper

currently reading + streaming

For the Love of Kitchens

Have you checked out The Magnolia Network? This series featuring the team behind deVOL Kitchens is our favorite show to date.

Maid by Stephanie Land

We love a good memoir, and this one written by Stephanie Land is such an impactful story. Bonus: it’s recently been developed into a ten-episode series on Netflix.

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Searching for Italy combines our obsession with food + travel for the ultimate feel-good show. Word of warning: you will leave craving pasta.

IDCO October Playlist

As mentioned above, we put together a fresh new Spotify playlist to help inspire your work sessions. Happy listening!

shop our october favorites



  • Home Tours
  • Product Roundups
  • Entertaining
  • Podcasts

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A Materials-Focused Family Bungalow


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A Charming Massachusetts Colonial Refresh


A Fresh & Unexpected Hill Country Farm House

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A Timeless Tudor Holiday Home Tour


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A Cozy Lake House Holiday Home Tour


A Room-By-Room Guide to Holiday Decorating


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