whiskey and donuts



Who doesn’t LOVE a good donut? Seriously, they are pretty much the perfect sweet treat! I’ve been known to offer them as a lunch substitute in the office and to my husband for dinner dessert. To take my sweet treat favorite a step further, I decided to pair them with a glass of whiskey. A delicious snack and pairing to enjoy while watching your favorite movies or reading on the couch. Stan’s Donuts and Coffee in Wicker Park is hands down my favorite donut shop in Chicago. Enjoy!

knitwear from DeNada


1: Infinity Large Knit Drop Stitch Scarf, DeNada // 2: Extra – Long Cardigan, COS // 3: Constance Antique Gold Bracelet, Acne Studios // 4: Luna Backpack, Marc by Marc Jacobs // 5: Skinny Trousers, Zara // 6: Pistol Booties, Acne Studios 

Cold temperatures require layers, boots, heavy knitwear and scarves. I’ve put together a few of my favorite pieces that will keep you warm and looking chic in the office or at the Thanksgiving table! I’m really excited about this large knit scarf from DeNada. It’s the perfect accessory to add both texture and extra warmth to any look. All of DeNada’s knitwear is handmade with an alpaca blend to ensure a soft and luxurious wear. The current collection includes gloves, hats, shawls and scarves for both women and men. And just in time for the holidays you can receive 25% off  your purchase when using taffetacedar14 at checkout.


This post was a collaboration with DeNada. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting collaborations with Taffeta and Cedar!

earth tones





sweater: Acne Studios (similar here) // scarf: Zara // jeans: Armani Exchange // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim

A combination of earth tones seems appropriate for fall. This raglan sleeve sweater from Acne Studios is a favorite. The large knit gauges provide extra texture and it’s really warm! To keep my look refined and simple, I decided on black staples and a slim clutch. Oh, and a warm lip for a little pop.

keep your feet warm


1: ‘Good Spirits’ Slipper, Volcom // 2: Felt Bio, Zara Home // 3: ‘Classic’ Wool Slipper, TOMS //4: Lodge Moccasins, J.Crew // 5: Galaxy Sherpa Lined Mouse Slippers, Marc by Marc Jacobs 

As I write this post, it’s currently 14°F/-10°C in Chicago. Basically, it’s time to (seriously) bundle up and keep warm. Here are a few cozy slippers to keep your toes warm!

bouclé knit vest





bouclé knit vest : Zara // jeans: Armani Exchange // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // boots: Stuart Weitzman 

Oversized sweaters and other pieces of heavy knitwear are my plan for this winter. I love this hooded bouclé knit vest I found at Zara the other day. The bouclé yarn adds a lot of texture and feels extra luxurious. Since it’s a warm neutral, I decided to keep it simple and go with an all-black look and tall boots.