beating the cold with Sperry





shades: Céline // coat: United Colors of Benetton // sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim // boots: c/o Sperry // gloves: Barneys New York // bag: Gucci

With the long winters in Chicago, it’s so important to have great winter boots. First and foremost, they must be warm. We have sub-zero temps, bone chilling wind and we can get a lot of snow. These White Water Duck Boots from Sperry are perfect for such conditions. They are warm and extra soft with a faux fur lining. The rubber outsole provides good traction – especially important when the city is glazed with ice and snow.

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

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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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boyfriend jeans





shirt: Vince // jeans: United Colors of Benetton // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shades: Prada // lip: NARS – Cruella 

There’s nothing like a comfortable pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans. They’re so easy to dress up or down with the right pieces. Since the weather has been Spring-like in Chicago, I decided to unpack my strappy sandals and sport a casual linen long sleeve with my comfy boyfriend jeans.

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tomboy chic





leather jacket: ASOS // turtleneck: Club Monaco // jeans: United Colors of Benetton // sneakers: Vince // earrings: Tiffany & Co. // lip: Dior – Lip Glow

Tomboy chic is a comfortable choice for the middle of a busy week. I like to combine pieces that have structure and clean lines with slouchy boyfriend jeans and slip-on sneakers. It’s an easy way to dress down while looking polished and put together for the office. It’ll be even better when all this snow and glacier-like ice melt away!

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twist fluid dress





dress: Acne Studios // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // bag: United Colors of Benetton (similar here) // heels: Zara

I love the asymmetrical drape of the pleats on this LBD. They add just the right amount of movement and interest to a blouson dress. I decided on a combination of simple black and silver accessories, so not to take away any attention from the style of the dress. A fun addition to my Summer dresses!

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white & blue





shirt: H&M (similar here) // boyfriend jeans: United Colors of Benetton // sandals: L’odalisca (similar here) // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

I’ve been wearing these boyfriend jeans on repeat as of late – why did it take me so long to get a pair? Sleeveless shirts are one of my Summer staples, and with the gorgeous weather we had over the weekend I had to go sans sleeves. I picked up this shirt last year on an unplanned visit to H&M, and it still remains one of my favorite finds for under $20.00! Hooray for great fashion finds!

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