parka: Mackage // boots: Stuart Weitzman similar // shades: Prada
The Polar Vortex is back with extra frigid temperatures in most of the Midwest. In Chicago, we had a low of -21°F/-49°F wind chill Wednesday morning. As mentioned here and here, owning a down parka is an absolute must to survive the winter! I recently added this maxi-length down parka from Mackage into my winter wardrobe. I am always cold in general, so winter tends to feel extra extreme for me. I was happy with the Canada Goose Kensington parka (comfort zone down to -10°C/14°F) I got a few years ago, though I just needed something warmer and longer to cover my legs and to reduce the wind. The Canada Good Mystique was certainly an option. I needed something that had a comfort zone down to -30°C/-22°F; which both the Mackage Jada and Canada Goose Mystique provide. Overall, I liked the fit, hood, sheepskin shearling collar, length, aesthetic, and walkability in the Jada. What is your favorite and warmest winter staple? Stay warm!
custom jumpsuit: eShakti c/o // scarf: Gucci similar // shades: Prada // sandals: Stuart Weitzman // lip: Dior Lip Glow
I was lucky to have another opportunity to create a piece of custom clothing with eShakti. They are an online women’s apparel company offering sizes 0-36W and custom clothing. I wanted to create something light and comfortable to wear on my vacation to Tulum, Mexico. I decided a sleeveless jumpsuit in lightweight denim was the way to go! I submitted my measurements and was able to specify sleeve length, neckline, hemline, and whether or not to add pockets. My experience with eShakti was great – easy to order and super convenient. I have a custom jumpsuit for my trip and the entire process from design to arriving at my doorstep took less than two weeks!
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!
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
dress: Old Navy // shades: Prada // lip: Dior – Lip Glow // sandals: Stuart Weitzman similar
Keeping it simple: warm weather calls for easy dressing with linen and sandals!
shirt: Banana Republic // jeans: Old Navy similar // shades: Prada // sandals: Stuart Weitzman // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Adding a pop of print into my spring wardrobe. It’s refreshing to switch thing up every once and a while – I mean, it’s still a neutral palette. Chicago finally warmed up this past weekend and I was able to leave the house without a coat AND in sandals! Spring fever in full affect!
dress: Zara (similar here) // shades: Prada // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // sandals: Stuart Weitzman
This summer has been extra busy with events and days at the beach! The temps these past few weeks in Chicago have been in the upper 8os with full sunshine – my ideal weather! So, I’ve been wearing dresses and lightweight fabrics on repeat, like this linen dress. Summer, please last forever!
parka: Canada Goose // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // boots: Stuart Weitzman
If you live in Chicago, you must own a down parka to survive the winter. I believe that I now own the warmest down parka available. This Canada Goose is extra warm and the hood is oh-so-fluffy and cocoon-like to protect you from the (terrible) winter elements. By far, the greatest purchase I have made!
shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // sweater: Zara (similar here)// jeans: Armani Exchange // bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // boots: Stuart Weitzman
As you can see, it’s time for snow boots in Chicago. I found these Stuart Weitzman boots a few months ago when I began prepping my closet for winter clothes and assessing what warm accessories I needed to pick up this season to survive another winter. These boots have been great the past few days! They’re warm, waterproof AND fashionable! Well done, Stuart!