spring beauty


1: Le Volume de Chanel Mascara // 2: Fiona Stiles – Ultra Luxe Nourishing Lip Balm // 3: Byredo – Gypsy Water Hand Cream // 4: Le Vernis Chanel – Garçonne // 5: Dior Addict Pure Ultra Gloss – Tell Me Dior 

It’s always refreshing to switch to lighter aromas and softer colors for Spring. Here are a few of my favorites. I generally stick to a natural palette and will occasionally wear a bold lip or something with extra shine. I’m really loving the Fiona Stiles Lip Balm as of late. It’s the perfect amount of shine to wear alone or layer over a lipstick – and it’s super moistening! Oh, you can never go wrong with a luxe mascara that adds volume with a single stroke!

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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 closetbarcode.com. 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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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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seersucker shorts





tee: Old Navy // shorts: Vince (similar here) // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // sandals: United Colors of Benetton // shades: Prada

With the temps getting warmer that can only mean sandals, sleeveless tees and shorts are a must! These seersucker shorts from Vince are lightweight and can easily be worn with sandals and a tee or dressed up a bit with some wedges.

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classic basics





shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs // pants: Vince // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shoes: Zara // shades: Prada 

For classic pieces, I always shop quality over quantity. Without a doubt I’m going to wear that soft silk top, knit cashmere cardigan and classic leather bag over and over and feel great each time. I love this sleeveless shirt I just picked up at Nordstrom Rack, it’s perfect for these warm spring days and a great piece to layer under a cardigan in the fall.

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a short sleeve go-to





top: H&M // jeans: Zara // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shades: Céline // shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim 

I love wearing flowy button-down shirts during the warmer months, and was excited to find this one last week at H&M for just $17! I generally invest in quality over quantity and always make sure it’s something that I really love, not just a label or trend piece. It’s important to purchase items with a purpose. I wear my favorite pieces over and over, whether it be a flowy shirt for $17 or a great investment bag or shoe. Less is more!

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