new year, new goals

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Welcome to 2017! We made it, can you believe it? 2016 was quite the year for so many reasons. I’ve never been one to make new year resolutions or drastic changes at the start of the new year. Though, this year I want to slow down to enjoy the small things and focus on growth. So far, this means creating obtainable goals and writing them down – career opportunities, the direction of Taffeta and Cedar, traveling, and volunteering more, just to name a few! For me, 2017 is going to be about change! Yes, everyone always says that, but I tend to be resistant to some types of change. Hence the need for a solid goal list! What about you? What is something that you are focusing on this year? Comments and emails are always welcome!

xo

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neck scarf

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scarf: Dior similar // shirt: Old Navy // pants: COS // bag: Barneys New York // shades: Céline similar // shoes: Zara

I’ve always loved accessorizing with scarves. They add just the right amount of texture and interest to any look. I tied this silk scarf similar to a necktie and kept my look simple and chic. A fitted tee, wide-leg wool pants, and streamline flats for a polished look.

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moody colors and textures

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fur: Love Token // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs similar // turtleneck: Uniqlo // jeans: Vince // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim similar // boots: Prada

We had some really cold temps this past weekend in Chicago. Cold enough to get out my puffer coat and warmer layers. For this look, I kept it classic with dark colors and elevated basics. You can never go wrong with cozy turtlenecks, boots, and extra-warm layers when you live in the Midwest!

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Curél – Hydra Therapy

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The climate in Chicago can be really dry, especially during the fall and winter months. My skin becomes dry and irritated due to the weather and constant need to have the furnace running. I’ve just started using Curél – Hydra Therapy and I love how soft and moisturized my skin feels. It’s a wet skin moisturizer, so applying it to freshly showered skin is key. It’s a water activated ceramide formula that hydrates the skin’s surface and helps to keep in moisture. It may feel strange applying a moisturizer to damp skin, though the benefits are worth it!

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

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