Stars & Minds

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Does anyone else have that deep connection with their living space that if it is cluttered, their mind is cluttered? I definitely do. My rule within our home is that I like to keep it “10 minutes from guest ready” which I definitely borrowed from Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Because if my space is cluttered more than, say, a load of laundry waiting to be put away or some dog toys on the rug, my focus completely disappears.

This weekend, we spent probably more time than necessary scrubbing everything. Cleaning up the clutter and scouring what’s underneath. And let me tell you, it felt so good. Waking up Monday morning to feeling mentally clean as well as having a clean space is probably the best way to Monday.

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Is this shot making anyone else giggle as much as me?

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Blouse | LOFT (on sale now!)
Trench Vest | Ann Taylor via Depop (similar)
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21, very old (similar)

On the Steps

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Back at the beginning of the year, I mentioned my goal for the year was to get my mental health in order. For the month of January, I made myself get into the habit of making my bed every single day. That’s just ingrained in my morning routine now. So February is for a new goal: get moving every single day. Living on the 5th floor, I have it relatively easy. Beyond being able to take the stairs, Zoe and I have been going on really long beach walks the last few days (follow along on snapchat! Username dannie54) and I’m aiming to get back into yoga again. Fingers crossed!

Any other suggestions to work getting moving again into my daily routine? I’d love to hear them!

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Topshop Lace Up Flats | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Blazer | Anthropologie (similar)
Blouse | LOFT 
Shoes | Topshop
Leggings | Nordstrom (similar)

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Nights Out with a Trench Dress

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I love getting all dolled up for a night out. It hasn’t been able to happen in a while what with work and everything but once in a while, the stars align perfectly and date night can happen.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

This trench vest has become my absolute favorite fall staple. It’s an older piece from Ann Taylor, purchases through Depop, an awesome app where you can buy and sell clothing and more right from your phone! 

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I featured this bag in my last post but I want to tell you more about it now. When I went to Simply Stylist this past July, I met a ton of amazing people. Among them was Ileana, a blogger and entrepreneur who, at the time, was about to launch her own boutique, NovelStyle. Since then, the boutique has launched. And let me tell you. This stuff is amazing! I’m seriously in love with everything on her site, especially this, this, and this. Go check it out! And use code “stile10” at checkout for 10% off and free shipping.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anyone who has ever met me knows I’m OBSESSED with the Rockstud. And now BCBGeneration has released a similar shoe that’s much more in my budget. And let me tell you. These shoes are COMFY. There’s a little bit of memory foam hiding in there to give your feet some extra cushion for long walks on date night. I’m in love.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And finally, let me tell you about this new lip color.

I’ve wanted to try something dark and bold for a while now but have always been absolutely terrified. So I went to Sephora and asked for help. They helped me pick a shade that would go well with my skin and hair colors and then helped give me tips on application. I’m always awful applying anything darker than clear lip gloss so I hang onto any tips I can get!

This shade is called truffle by BITE Beauty. It’s wonderful. It’s this deep plum looking color that really pops and will work throughout the upcoming cold season. A little something to make the impending chill less… well, chilly.

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ann Taylor Trench Dress, NovelStyle bag, BCBGeneration studded heels | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And, of course, photos by the wonderful Sarah Levine. Reach out to her to learn how you can get a FREE photoshoot!

Trench Wrap Dress | Ann Taylor (similar) (similar)
Studded Heels | BCBGeneration via DSW
Bag | NovelStyle (don’t forget, code “stile10” for 10% off and free shipping!)
Striped Top | BP. Clothing via Nordstrom
Lips | Truffle Matte Creme Lip Crayon by BITE Beauty via Sephora