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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all black with texture


scarf: Gucci similar // jacket: Vince // belt: Prada similar // pants: Massimo Dutti // boots: Zara // bag: Prada // shades: Prada 

A black blazer is a wardrobe staple. It pulls a look together and can easily be dressed up or down. For texture I added an oversized scarf and cinched the waist with a slim belt. I’ve been growing out my hair for a few months. I’m sticking with it, though it’s reached an awkward length. I’ve been wearing it curly and occasionally wrapping it up with silk scarves to get me through the process!

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lovely gifts for your valentine!

1: The Little Book of Paris // 2: Byredo – Burning Rose // 3: Chanel – Carmen // 4: Tiffany & Co. – Knot earrings // 5: Sandrine Rose – “Love Me” // 6: Intimissimi – satin lace bodysuit

Let’s just focus on love this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s with your honey or with your best friends, the main thing is to celebrate love and compassion – especially with the current state of affairs in the US. I can’t think of a better time than now to share the gift of love and showing someone that you care. Here are a few treats to spoil your Valentine!

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Gucci preview

Last week I attended the Gucci preview highlighting the 2017 Cruise collection and a few pieces for Spring & Summer. Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci describes the Cruise collection: “… a beautiful chaos, it is a powerful mix of the past and the present.” I completely agree, it’s a bold balance of classic silhouettes, vibrant colors with adornments displayed in a unique and very modern arrangement. From fur-lined slippers to hand stitched embellishments, each piece is exquisitely crafted. Gah, those tiger fur-lined slides! One of everything, please!

 

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