beach prep!

clockwise from top right: sunglasses: Prada,  Prada, Gucci | sandals: Old Navy similar | beach bag: Marc Jacobs | bikinis: Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler similar| coverups: both Old Navy | scarves: Moschino, Gucci similar | products: Sum Bum, Dermalogica, Dior Lip Glow

My husband and I will soon escape Chicago’s cold weather to soak up the sun in Tulum. Here are a few items that I’ll be bringing on our trip to Mexico! This year, I decided to add a white bikini into my wardrobe. After spending hours online shopping, I decided on another one from Proenza Schouler. I love the black and white bikini I purchased a couple of years ago and was excited to find this one – super comfortable and a great fit. Also, since my hair is short and I can’t pull it back, I wrap it up in silk scarves. It’s easy and keeps me looking chic on the beach! Sunshine, beaches, tacos, and mango margaritas for days! Follow along on Instagram @taffetaandcedar.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Early Access


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!

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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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summer shades


from top to bottom:
Miu Miu // Chloé // Miu Miu // Ray-Ban // Marc Jacobs // Madewell

Summer time calls for Summer shades! Even if I do wear sunglasses year round, it’s always nice to add a new pair to your collection. Here are a few classics that can easily be worn year after year, and with a variety of outfits. I like to think of a pair of sunglasses as I do a great investment bag; quality over quantity.

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spring beauty


1: Les Beiges, Chanel // 2: Rouge Coco Baume, Chanel // 3: Spin the Bottle, Essie //4: Lip Vinyl – Sweet Escape, Marc Jacobs // 5: Velvet Hand Lotion, Diptyque // 6: ‘Amber’ Eau de Parfum Spray, Prada 

It’s always refreshing to change up your beauty routine and colors for Spring. I’ve selected a few of my favorite products and a few that I have my eye on…that Marc Jacobs gloss is so pretty! I generally stick to a natural palette and will occasionally wear a bold lip for something different. I’ve been wearing Amber by Prada consistently for 8 years, and will never stray away from this elegant aroma. What are some of your favorite beauty products and trends?

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spring favorites


Since yesterday was the first day of Spring, I thought I would share a few of my favorite pieces I’ve got my eye on. Have a great weekend!

1. Linen Paris Stencil Muscle Tee –  Madewell 

2. Hard Clutch Bag With Speckled Effect – ASOS

3. Nail Glaze in Funny Girl Natural – Marc Jacobs 

4. Nail Glaze in Lux Yellow – Marc Jacobs 

5. Glossimer in Volupte – CHANEL

6. 56mm Sunglasses – Miu Miu 

7. Printed Leather Crossover Sandal – Zara 

8. Metal Cuff – Armani Exchange 

9. Skinny Wrap Bracelet – Armani Exchange 

10. Denim Boyshorts in Rip and Repair – Madewell 

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