lace-mix minidress

scarf: Gucci similar // dress: Who What Wear // sandals: Gucci // shades: Prada

And just like that, it’s summertime in Chicago! It’s been in the mid to upper 80s for the past week. Summer is my season – sandals, dresses, beaches, patios, etc. This breezy dress is perfect for this type of weather. It’s lightweight cotton and has just the right amount of lace for a flirty detail. I’m still growing out my hair, though it’s not long enough to pull back yet. So silk wraps and bobby pins are my go-to.

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casual & cool

turtleneck: Uniqlo // overalls: Zara similar // bag: Barneys New York // shades: Prada // slides: Gucci

Overalls and jumpsuits are always a great choice for a casual and easy look. They’re versatile and super comfy – dress them up with heels or down with a tee and sneakers. It’s been cooler these past few weeks in Chicago, so I decided to wear a thinner turtleneck for a bit more warmth! To keep is simple and chic I went with a sleek backpack, slides and a red lip for a pop.

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wardrobe services

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of wardrobe styling and personal shopping services here on Taffeta + Cedar. I have always loved fashion and feel that styling pieces together can transform your look to develop your personal style. Whether you’re looking for a new seasonal wardrobe, a dress for a special occasion, or you just don’t have the time to shop, I am here to assist and make the process a whole lot easier.  I would love to work with you to make you look and feel great!

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frilly sleeves

top: Zara // scarf: Dior similar // jeans: Old Navy // shoes: Zara // shades: Celine similar // bag: Barneys New York

Volume and ruffles are trending this spring. While I’ve always loved volume and the interest it brings to a look, I haven’t worn too many frilly ruffles for quite some time. When I saw this oversized frilly sleeve on a no doubt black top a few weeks ago at Zara, I had to grab it! It’s an easy way to dress up jeans, or pair with black pants and heels for a night out. Also, these mules are super comfortable and also from Zara. You need them for spring and summer!

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black jumpsuit & giveaway!

jumpsuit: c/o Tobi // scarf: Gucci similar// heels: Vince Camuto // earrings: COS // shades: Marc Jacobs 

Jumpsuits are a favorite of mine – easy to dress up or down and always comfortable. This moto jumpsuit from Tobi has just the right amount of edge and street chic style. It’s perfect for Saturday night cocktails or Sunday brunch on a patio. And because I love jumpsuits so much and think everyone should have one in their spring wardrobe, one lucky person will win this one (different from pictured above)! In the comment section below, tell me how you would style it and a winner will be selected on April 15th!

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Antigua – Sugar Ridge

Turners Beach

The Nest Beach Bar – Jolly Harbor 

Our spring getaway this year was to Antigua. We stayed at Sugar Ridge, a gorgeous resort on the southwest side of the island near Jolly Harbor. It was wonderful, and everything we needed to relax and escape the cold weather in Chicago. Here are just a few highlights from the trip, check out more on my Instagram @taffetaandcedar. The weather was perfect – sunshine and in the low 80’s. We started our first full day with a massage at their Aveda spa, then we took the beach shuttle (vintage Land Rover) to the beach, followed by a trip to the pool, and dinner at one of their restaurants. Perfection! The next few days were pretty comparable. It was just what we needed to relax, defrost, recharge and reenergize.   If you’re looking for a place to escape, add it to the list!

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cold shoulder

shirt: c/o Tobi // scarf: Dior // pants: Armani Exchange // bag: COS // shades: Prada // shoes: Gucci 

It’s starting to feel like spring in Chicago and I couldn’t be happier! I’m loving all the trends happing now: oversized, off-the-shoulder fit, embroidery, and saturated hues to name a few. This shirt from Tobi is a stylish update to your everyday button-down. I like the relaxed, yet structured fit and longer length – it’s like wearing your husband’s shirt. Prefect and on trend for the warmer weather ahead!

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oversized sleeves

scarf: Gucci similar // shirt: Zara // shades: Céline //pants: Armani Exchange // bag: Barneys New York // sneakers: Miu Miu

I’m really loving all the oversized sleeves I’m seeing everywhere right now. Volume, texture, and flow are always a fun way to add interest to a look. I picked up this long-sleeved tee at Zara a few weeks ago. It adds just the right amount of fun to a casual look. What are some of your favorite Spring trends?

 

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Shopbop sale!

It’s time to refresh your closet for spring! And perfect timing, because Shopbop is having a spring sale! Use code GOBIG17 to score up to 25% off your favorite pieces!
Basically, the more you shop the more you save:

– 15% Off Orders of $200+
– 20% Off Orders of $500+
– 25% Off Orders of $800+

Here are a few of my top picks: clockwise from left:

Style Mafia  // Rebecca Minkoff // Stuart Weitzman // 6397 // Fleur du Mal // Robert Clergerie 

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