hat: J.Crew // dress: J.Crew // shades: Prada // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim similar // sandals: Stuart Weitzman similar // lip: Rimmel
I love the relaxed vibes of summer – soaking up the sun and taking it easy! Dresses, shorts, and sandals have been my go-to this season. While keeping it pretty simple, I like to add a red lip to bring it all together. I was excited to add Rimmel London’s ‘Call the Shots’ lipstick into my summer makeup routine. It’s a matte finish and provides long-lasting color, both important to survive the summer heat. A win-win for any look!
This post was a collaboration with Rimmel London. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting collaborations with Taffeta + Cedar!
1: leather jacket // 2: lip set // 3: denim // 4: velvet mules // 5: cashmere cardigan // 6: sweater // 7: booties // 8: skincare // 9: watch // 10: bag // 11: wool coat
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access) officially begins today! Here are a few of my top picks, including elevated basics, closet staples, and versatile pieces. To really make the most of your wardrobe, I suggest investing in quality pieces that can be interchanged and worn frequently. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the time to stock up and strategically build your wardrobe. A reminder that this week is early access for Nordstrom card holders only, but you can apply online or in-store!
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.
1: Dolce Vita // 2: TopShop // 3: Jeffrey Campbell // 4: Zara // 5: Gucci // 6: Zara
Summer slides are making a comeback and are on the trend list everywhere. I remember wearing my Adidas slides on repeat in the late 90’s. Those are still totally cool and on trend now! Here are a few of my favorites – classic, sporty, and chic.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!