Spring Style: Off the Shoulder

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s no secret by this point that off-the-shoulder tops are super in for spring. I would even go so far as to predict that they’re going to carry over into summer very nicely. This particular top is such a style steal. Gorgeous, flowy, a stunning color, and everything else you could want in the perfect off-the-shoulder look for this season.

I’ve linked this as well as several similar tops (also style steals) below the photos.

What are your favorite spring trends? Share in the comments!

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring has Sprung in Chicago! | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring has Sprung in Chicago! | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Spring Style, Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Top | Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Shoes | Target
Bag | Yesstyle.com
Ring | t+j designs
Watch | AIBI Watch

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography

Sweet and Sporty

Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

With the onset of spring comes the onset of my favorite shoe season. Sandals come out. Strappy heels. Basically everything that is great about shoes can happen in spring. All that gorgeous shoe wearing means my feet sometimes need a break. And yeah, those sneakers from a few weeks ago are awesome but sometimes you need a real treatment for your feet. These Nikes are literally like walking on clouds. They’re so lightweight and it doesn’t feel like there’s anything on my feet. But the tread on these is amazing. So so squishy.

I’ve been a fan of athletic shoes with dresses as of late but haven’t had the right shoes to pair the two. Now, with the great neutrals in these shoes and a pop of color in whatever dress (or hat) I’m wearing, I can rock this awesome trend!

And, I mean, they’re pretty great for running, too. I’ve only taken them out a few times but they’re definitely going to be great for the races I’m doing this summer.

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Shoes | Nike Free 5.0 Women’s Running Shoe
Dress | Vintage
Watch | Aibi Watch
Necklace | ILYMIX (20% off with code stile20)

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography

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Coffee Shop Diaries

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Wardrobe shopping lately has had one rule: It needs to double up for work wear as well as casual wear. This dress is the absolute best! It’s so great for a day of shopping but totally works going into the library, too. I love a multi-use piece. And this one has been getting a ton of compliments. Found it at Marshall’s way back in September and it’s become a staple in my wardrobe.

It’s super well tailored, has some amazing detail with the buttons, and (most importantly of all) has functioning pockets!

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anne Klein Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | Anne Klein at Marshall’s
Watch | AIBI Watch ($20 off with code DANNIEM)

Back to Basics

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, this is just fact. You make all these lofty goals and then you get overwhelmed by how insanely difficult they are and suddenly you stop everything you did and you’re back to where you started.

Inspired by this post on Chicagoist, I’m going back to basics for mine. “Get my mental health in order” is a HUGE resolution. Like, insanely scary whoa this is a big adventure and I really need to rethink this kind of huge. So I’m starting much smaller than that. Breaking it down into steps that I can actually manage. Taking things, such as really committing to making my bed every single morning, that will help on that path and making them habit before moving on to the next thing.

This shoot was a great reminder of going back to basics. A super basic white T from forever 21, my favorite jeans from Zara, a simple necklace and shoes, but a bold pop of color form the blazer. The outfit is simple, it’s easy, but it has a little something to it that’s eye catching.

Whatever your resolution this year, I hope it’s something you can manage. I hope you remember to go back to your basics with it.

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Metropolis Coffee Company | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cupio Blazer from threadUP | Stile.Foto.Cibo

 

Blazer | Cupio via threadUP
Jeans | Zara TRF (similar)
Necklace | Accessory Mercado Wonka Bar Necklace
Watch | AIBI Watch
Flats | Steve Madden
Bag | NovelStyle, no longer available

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Winter has finally arrived in Chicago! I’m still not sure if I’m happy about it but the snow is certainly pretty. With a fresh dusting of powder everywhere, I felt inspired to go out and finally shoot this sweater! It’s a lovely little gem from J.Crew Factory that I found on super sale on Black Friday. And it’s amazing! Super soft and warm with a little bit of sparkle to brighten even the greyest of Mondays. Easily my favorite in my collection now.

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Paired with a chambray underneath for a preppy accent and some cozy Hunter boots, I’m ready to go play in the snow. Even if only for a little while because, let’s be real, I’m not the biggest fan of cold.

Hunter boots | Stile.Foto.Cibo

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

J. Crew Factory Sweater | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I hope everybody had a great New Year’s Eve and Day! What are some of your resolutions for 2016? I’ve only got one big one: get my mental health in order. I’d love to hear what everyone else is working on this year. Share down in the comments!

Sweater | J.Crew Factory
Chambray | Gap (similar)
Boots | Hunter
Lip | Julep Light on your Lips in Last Call
Watch | AIBI Watch

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 2

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The second New Year’s Eve post! Going even more glam than the last outfit for this one. All rose gold sequins all the time. This is absolutely one of my favorite dresses. The color is just perfect!

Accessorized this outfit with my amazing AIBI watch because someone has to keep an eye on the countdown to midnight, right? And the rose gold detail on the watch matches the sequins in the dress just perfectly.

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

AIBI Watch and Purple Peridot Ear Cuffs | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

BCBGeneration Studded Shoes | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | Similar
Shoes | BCBGeneration
Clutch | ALDO
Watch | AIBI Watch
Ear Cuffs | Purple Peridot (Similar) 

Have a very happy New Year, everybody! See you in 2016!

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Resort Style, Riviera Maya, Mexico

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It wouldn’t be a vacation with a blogger and her photographer without at least one outfit shoot. And, somehow, that’s all we did. One single outfit shoot. Oh well, at least this one was tons of fun!

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Riviera Maya | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The top I’m wearing is a winner by t+j designs and one of my favorite things in my closet right now. I’m planning on styling this at least two more ways for the blog, that series coming soon!

Real talk: my hair really truly hates Caribbean humidity. No matter what I did, I could not tame that beast.

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And check out this awesome t+j designs LOVE ring, too! Sarah and I have matching ones.

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Riviera Maya, Mexico | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

t+j designs feather top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Our trip to Mexico was absolutely wonderful — relaxing with a hint of history and exploring. And a wicked sunburn, but we won’t talk any more about that.

Thinking of traveling to the Riviera Maya/Cancun area? I highly recommend giving Iberostar Paraiso Lindo a look. Their service was magnificent and the whole experience was just wonderful/

Top | t+j Designs
Ring | t+j Designs
Pants | Target, old
Watch | AIBI Watch ($20 off with code DANNIEM)

Photos by Sarah Levine.
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