Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel™ – Flushed Wanderer & Top Coat 

Who doesn’t love having a great manicure?! I especially love the shine and longevity of a gel manicure. However, making routine trips to the nail salon is time-consuming and can add up quickly. I was excited to try a few of the new Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel™ – Voyager Collection shades at home! The collection has pretty neutrals and a few pops of color. My at-home manicure was easy to apply and it dried quickly. Win-win! The gel manicure system is a no light needed application and comes with a Miracle Gel™ 2X Volume top coat. The plumping top coat should be used together with the Miracle Gel™ shades and can last up to 14 days! AND you can remove your mani with regular nail polish remover, so no trip the the salon. Check out more colors and the entire Voyager Collection here.


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

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H&M World Recycle Week + M.I.A.

Check out the H&M + M.I.A. music video!

April 18-24 is World Recycle Week.  H&M around the globe will be accepting your unwanted clothes. Their goal is to collect 1,000 tons of clothing items to recycle, repurpose and reuse. This weekend is the perfect time to spring clean that closet. Read more about the ongoing garment recycle program at H&M here. Climate change is real, please do your part!



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silk panel top





top: COS // denim: Vince // shades: Céline // heels: Zara // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

You can never go wrong when pairing black and dark denim together for a look. I love the layered panels and flow of this silk blouse from COS. They are so good at chic pieces with interesting details! A neutral bag and shoes add just the right amount of texture and subtle color. What are some of your go-to color combinations for Spring?

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white shirttails





blouse: Banana Republic // denim: Rag & Bone // shades: Prada // shoes: Old Navy // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

You know I love clean lines and minimalistic styling. So when I discovered this crisp white blouse with a vented back shirttail, I immediately added it to my spring wardrobe. I’ve also been swapping out dark denim for lighter blues these past few weeks. Feeling optimistic for Spring.  Really, I’m just hoping for warmer weather and fresh blooms in Chicago!

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Moroccan Oil


Apparently I’ve been living under a rock! Two weeks ago my husband brought home a bottle of Moroccan Oil – Curl Defining Cream after his haircut. Naturally, I had to try it and it quickly became a favorite! My hair has movement, bouncy curls, and feels extra soft. The argan oil and protein condition the hair and helps to control frizz – hooray! It also has heat-active technology that helps to activate natural curls and keep them bouncy all day. A little bit goes a long way, too. I use less than a lima bean sized amount on damp hair and dry my hair with a hairdryer. A win-win all around!

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spring casual





sweater: Everlane // scarf: Zara // bag: Barneys New York // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // sneakers: AHAAS Paris 

I’m all about pairing sneakers with elevated basics for a casual look. I love clean lines and classic pieces that are versatile and can be dressed up or down. Back skinny jeans and a white tee are wardrobe essentials. I added an oversized scarf for texture, black sneakers with crisp white laces and my go-to backpack. Easy and chic styling for spring.

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