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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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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spring knitwear





knitwear: Mango // denim: Zara // bag: Barneys New York // shades: Céline // lip: Fiona Stiles Beauty // loafers: Prada

Finally transitioning into warmer weather with light knitwear. Loafers and slip-on sneakers are my go-to shoes for spring. For this look I kept it casual with distressed denim, neutral knitwear and black accessories. To keep it feminine, I chose a driving loafer and a brighter lip for a pop of color. What are some of your favorite transition pieces for spring?

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Spring|Summer from Closet Barcode





shirt: c/o Oh My Julian // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // sandals: Old Navy // lip: Fiona Stiles – Matte Lip Crayon in 22nd 

Spring and Summer styles are popping up everywhere and I couldn’t be more excited about it! My husband and I have escaped Chicago’s cold weather to soak up the sun in Tulum, Mexico. This Arctic Ice Open Back Tank from Oh My Julian is perfect for a beach vacation! It’s a delicate crocheted knit with a sheer open back. I paired white denim and black accessories together for a chic and minimal look. All Taffeta and Cedar readers can receive 15% off your purchase with code TF15 at Have fun shopping new Spring and Summer looks from up and coming fashion designers!

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

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beating the cold with Sperry





shades: Céline // coat: United Colors of Benetton // sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim // boots: c/o Sperry // gloves: Barneys New York // bag: Gucci

With the long winters in Chicago, it’s so important to have great winter boots. First and foremost, they must be warm. We have sub-zero temps, bone chilling wind and we can get a lot of snow. These White Water Duck Boots from Sperry are perfect for such conditions. They are warm and extra soft with a faux fur lining. The rubber outsole provides good traction – especially important when the city is glazed with ice and snow.

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

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spring fever





shirt: Mango // pants: Vince // shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim // bag: Gucci 

It felt like spring this past weekend in Chicago! I’m pretty sure the entire city was out and about enjoying the sunshine and temps in the 60’s! So I took this opportunity to shed some layers and play with some spring styling. I love the cut and length of this button down. It feels fresh and has great movement with the extra long back. As aways, keeping it classic and minimal.


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snow days






hat: Marc by Marc Jacobs // coat: Old Navy // scarf: Yves Saint Laurent // bag: Barneys New York // boots: TOMS

Snow boots are a wardrobe must if you live in Chicago. The salt, snow and slush will ruin those gorgeous designer boots, so don’t risk it! I recently added these suede booties with faux shearing lining from TOMS to my winter routine. They’re warm and great for light snow days in the city, and stylish enough to wear around the office.

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striped foulard





foulard: Massimo Dutti // leather jacket: ASOS // overalls: Zara // shoes: Danielle // bag: Gucci 

Adding an oversized scarf is the easiest way to make a look come together. It adds texture, color and movement. I picked up this striped foulard in Florence last December and it’s been the prefect addition to so many outfits. Oh, and you can never have too many scarves during the winter. They’re a lifesaver for both inside and outside!


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